Macon, Valdosta, Nashville Accident and Injury Attorneys
What Is Georgia "Personal Injury" Law?
"Personal Injury" is a general term that has been given to the area of tort law that covers any wrong or harm done to another person. Personal injuries can happen anywhere: at work, on a highway in a traffic accident, at home because of a defective product, or because of a fall or attack on someone else's property.
Personal injuries can be physical or psychological, and range from minor and temporary, to permanent and catastrophic. Sometimes a person is able to recover from their injuries only after extensive and costly medical procedures. Other times, the injuries are permanent and the victim will require constant medical attention for the remainder of their life. Either way, the lives of the injured victim and his or her family are changed forever.
Being Made Whole
Georgia's personal injury laws are designed to hold people accountable for the injuries and harm their actions cause to others. The intent of Georgia law is to make the victims "whole" again. This is accomplished by awarding compensation that comes as close as possible to putting the injury victim in the position he or she was in before being injured.
The most common source of the compensation is insurance companies. The person or organization that caused the injuries usually does not have to pay out of their own pocket. This is the reason that owners of vehicles and businesses obtain liability insurance – it protects them from having to pay for damage and injuries they cause.
Helping Victims of Personal Injuries
Unfortunately, in many cases, insurance companies do not do what is right. In our personal injury practice, we often have cases where insurance companies have denied a valid claim for compensation in hopes that the victim will go away and not hire one of our Macon, Nashville, or Valdosta accident lawyers. In other cases, the insurance company has only offered a fraction of the compensation the injured party deserves. Their goal is to pay as little as possible to an injury victim.
This is why it is so important to have an experienced lawyer on your side to protect your rights. Rarely will an individual maximize their recovery by negotiating with an insurance company on their own.
Types of Injuries
Our Middle and South Georgia lawyers handle all types of catastrophic injury cases throughout the state of Georgia. Some of the more common cases involve:
- Spinal cord and back injuries
- Neck injuries and whiplash
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
In addition to handling cases involving serious injuries, we represent families of wrongful death victims, also known as accidental death claims.
Types of Accidents
The accidents that cause injuries can vary dramatically. You can be confident that an attorney at our Georgia accident law firm is able to handle all types of injuries.
Among the most common types of accidents are motor vehicle accidents, such as:
- Car accidents
- Single car accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- 18-wheeler accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
Other accident cases that we frequently handle include:
- Premises liability, also known as dangerous property claims
- Slip and fall, or Trip and fall
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Medical malpractice
- Workers' compensation and workplace injuries
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Product liability
- Accidents involving children
For more information, visit our Glossary page.
Free Consultation and Contingent Fees
At the Studstill Firm, LLP, consultations are free and all of our Georgia personal injury cases are handled on a contingent fee – this means there are no attorneys' fees or expenses until there is a recovery. If we don’t recover compensation for you or your family, you do not owe us anything.
Contact us by calling (478) 745-9002 and our Georgia accident attorneys or paralegals will respond to your request for a free case evaluation immediately.
Home and hospital visits are available for those who are unable to come to one of our offices located in Macon, Valdosta, and Nashville, Georgia.