Personal injury cases cover any kind of bodily injury, including physical, mental, or emotional injuries. These can happen in various situations, including accidents with cars, trucks, boats, golf carts, ATVs, and more.
However, a personal injury can also occur if you’re injured on another party’s property, such as in a slip-and-fall accident. Negligence is the crucial element in determining whether you suffered a personal injury or an unfortunate but unavoidable accident.
How Do You Know if You Need a Gwinnett County Personal Injury Attorney?
A personal injury is defined by fault and negligence.
Who was responsible for the injury? Many people think they know who caused an accident, but fault is not always obvious.
If you believe another party—an individual or an entity like a business—caused your injury, we recommend speaking to a personal injury attorney. Personal injury lawyers are experienced in determining fault and showing how negligence occurred.
We will review the details of your case, investigate further if needed, and explain your options for pursuing compensation.
How Do You Prove Negligence in a Personal Injury Case?
When we examine the evidence in your case, we will look for the four elements of negligence:
First, we need to show that the defendant (the party you file a complaint against) had a duty of care. A duty of care describes how we should reasonably act to avoid hurting others in specific situations. When you drive a car, you have a duty to drive carefully, obey traffic laws, and avoid actions that are likely to cause an accident. A doctor treating a patient has to act within the standards of their specialty. A property owner has to fix any hazards on the property that could harm guests or at least warn the guests.
The next step is to demonstrate the duty of care was breached. The defendant failed to act with reasonable care given the circumstances—they drove recklessly, failed to address a hazard on their property in a reasonable time frame, etc.
Often, the most crucial part of your case is showing that the failed duty of care led to your injuries. We need to show how the defendant’s negligent behavior caused your accident or injury. To do this, we gather a wide variety of evidence, including witness testimony, photo or video evidence, electronic evidence, phone records, and more.
Finally, we need to provide evidence that you sustained damages due to your injuries. Possible damages include medical bills, lost income, lost earning potential, permanent disability or disfigurement, pain and suffering, and property damage. If you have lost a loved one because of another’s negligence, we can seek damages, including funeral and burial expenses, loss of financial support, loss of consortium, and more.
What if You Can’t Prove the Other Party Was Negligent?
Please get an attorney’s opinion on whether or not you can prove negligence. Even if you don’t think you can prove it, we may be able to find evidence in your favor.
Our investigative team is experienced in visiting accident scenes, interviewing residents or people who work in the area, searching for photo or video evidence, and other methods. Sometimes, we can find evidence the injured party didn’t realize existed—for example, video from a doorbell camera or testimony from a witness no one noticed at the scene.
If you think another party’s negligence caused your injuries but don’t know how to prove it, please contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. Often, evidence is lost or destroyed over time, so the sooner we begin an investigation, the more likely we’ll be to find some.
What Are Some Examples of Personal Injury Cases?
A personal injury can happen in almost any situation. However, here are some types of cases we often see in our practice:
In most of these accidents, we will seek to recover from the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy. However, if the driver was uninsured or their insurance policy limit is less than the number of damages you have, we may consider other options, including your own uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage (UM/UI).
In some situations, UM/UI coverage is the only option for recovering damages, so we highly recommend drivers invest in this type of policy.
Other Vehicle Collisions
Car accidents are very common because there are so many cars on the road. However, we sometimes see accidents involving boats or other watercraft, golf carts, ATVs, trains, or plane crashes.
In many of these cases, there are multiple potentially liable parties.
For instance, you might have a golf cart accident if you or another golf cart operator drove recklessly. But what if you rented the golf cart and it malfunctioned, causing you to crash?
It’s possible the business that rented you the cart failed to maintain it properly, and they might be liable. Alternatively, a company that repaired the cart could have made an error.
Another possibility is that an unexpected hazard on the golf course caused you to crash. If the golf course’s management knew or should have known about the hazard and failed to fix it or warn people away, they might be at fault.
When we think of defective products, we often picture situations that are annoying but not really harmful. Unfortunately, defective products can sometimes malfunction in ways that cause injuries or even death.
Drugs and medical devices make up one common category of defective product cases. Others include electronic products (especially those that heat up), vehicles and vehicle parts, toys and children’s products, and industrial equipment.
If you were injured while using a product, you know you were being careful, and you don’t understand what went wrong, then the product might have been defective. If you still have the product, please keep it in its current condition and contact a personal injury lawyer to learn more.
Premises liability refers to situations where you are injured on another party’s property due to negligence. The earlier example of the hazardous golf course might result in a premises liability case, but we also see situations where people are injured in stores, parks, or other businesses open to the public, but you could also be hurt on private property, such as the home of a friend or neighbor.
When people think about premises liability, they often picture slip-and-fall accidents, which are common in this category, but you can be hurt in numerous other ways on someone else’s property. Another frequent cause is negligent security.
An organization that opens to the public has a responsibility to take reasonable steps to prevent its guests from becoming victims of a crime. These reasonable steps might include a well-lit parking lot, conspicuous video surveillance, a security system and silent alarm for robberies, and, in some cases, an appropriate number of security guards.
If you were injured on another party’s property due to criminal activity, the property owner may have been negligent. While many people want to sue the perpetrator, this isn’t always a good option—criminals don’t carry liability insurance, and if they don’t have any assets, we may be unable to collect your damages.
Additionally, some crimes are never solved.
However, the property owner can be easily identified and is likely to have liability insurance. If we find evidence that they did not take reasonable precautions to keep guests safe, we can file a claim to recover compensation for your injuries.
In 2021, there were more than 2.6 million nonfatal workplace illnesses and injuries and 5,190 fatal workplace injuries/illnesses. In theory, most of these incidents should be covered by Worker’s Compensation, a no-fault system for helping employees get medical care and recover some of their lost income after a work injury.
Unfortunately, the fact that it’s a no-fault system doesn’t guarantee that every claim will be approved. Many workers still struggle with claim denials, and a personal injury lawyer can assist you in fighting for your right to Worker’s Compensation.
If you are having a hard time accessing the Worker’s Comp benefits you deserve, please contact us right away.
Worker’s Compensation is meant to help employers and employees avoid lengthy and expensive lawsuits, so in most cases, it prevents workers from suing their employer. However, you can still sue a third party if their negligence caused your workplace injury.
For example, if your boss asked you to drive to a client’s office for a meeting, and you were hit by a drunk driver on your way, you might be able to sue the drunk driver while also pursuing Worker’s Compensation.
How Can You Get Help From a Gwinnett County Personal Injury Law Firm?
Please contact the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm for a free consultation about your case. We’ll review how your injuries happened, answer your questions, and explain the options for pursuing compensation.
There is no fee until we win or settle your case, so you don’t need to worry about upfront costs.
Attorney Ali Awad established the CEO Lawyer Personal Injury Law Firm only a few short years ago and quickly transformed it into one of the fastest-growing law firms in the country. He and his experienced legal team have recovered millions of dollars in damages for injured people and their families.
When he’s not working on a case, you can find Mr. Awad giving down-to-earth legal advice to more than a million followers on social media. To work with The CEO Lawyer, call 833-254-2923.
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Frequently Asked Questions
After a personal injury, you're bound to have legal questions. The CEO Lawyer Ali Awad can provide you with answers to these questions, just as he's given answers to his millions of curious social media followers. Take a look at some of the most common personal injury law questions for general information, and then reach out to one of our seasoned attorneys for specific guidance on your case!
To quickly resolve matters following an accident, insurance companies will offer you less than you deserve in compensation for your injuries. Many victims feel pressured to accept these offers as the bills begin to pile up, but that is rarely a good idea. The insurance company is looking to protect its bottom line; and will offer injured victims less than they deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney understands how to negotiate with the insurance company and can look out for your best interests by getting you the compensation you deserve after an injury. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, it is important to avoid negotiating or providing recorded statements to the insurance company without first seeking help from a qualified personal injury attorney.
Do You Have a Personal Injury Case?
The best way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to speak with a knowledgeable attorney. Our legal professionals have the expertise to evaluate your case and determine a strong legal strategy so that you can obtain the greatest amount of compensation possible under the law. We will enlist investigators, assistants, and other specialists to collect accident reports, speak with witnesses to your accident, and put together a plan. While you focus on your physical recovery, we will remain committed to fighting for the compensation that you deserve.
Georgia's Personal Injury & Accident Firm
Accident victims have a limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit. This time period is referred to as the statute of limitations, and in Atlanta, it lasts only two years. This means that if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you have only two years to pursue a personal injury suit. If you wait too long to reach out to an experienced attorney, you might be forever barred from seeking the compensation you deserve.
What to Expect From Your Initial Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney?
During your initial consultation with CEO Lawyer team, we will go over the important details of your personal injury accident, which include the nature and extent of your injuries, how your injuries have impacted your ability to earn a paycheck, the cost of your medical treatment, and whether further medical treatment will be required. We will answer any questions you might have, as well, in regards to our experience, our track record of success, and what to expect from the legal process.
Many personal injury victims wonder if they will be able to afford the legal fees required to pursue a lawsuit. CEO Lawyer injury and accident attorneys will not ask for any type of upfront fee unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you. That means that if you have been harmed in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall accident, defective product accident, or any other type of personal injury accident, you can absolutely afford to contact our law office today for assistance. In fact, you cannot afford to wait. Reach out today.
We understand that some accident victims might have already obtained the assistance of an attorney but may be dissatisfied with the services provided. We are standing by and prepared to help you change legal representation, regardless of where you are in the process.
Speak to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of personal injury accident, you should not hesitate to speak with the experienced attorneys at CEO Lawyer personal injury law firm. Call, email, or fill out our online contact form today so that we can begin helping you pursue the compensation you deserve.