As much as we try to avoid potentially harmful situations, accidents are a part of life. Sometimes, they're a result of our own clumsiness — like when we trip over our own shoelaces. Often, though, the culprit is another person's careless or reckless behavior. In those instances, you have two options: you can either ignore the mistake and pay for your own medical bills, or you can file a personal injury claim against the person or business who caused you harm.
When you choose the latter option, not only are you holding that person (or business) legally and financially responsible for their actions; you are also making them think twice before causing the same type of harm to others.
Products Liability Cases
When you buy a $1 item from a discount store and it breaks on you a few days later, you aren't all that surprised. However, when a product actually causes you harm, that's a whole different story. Suddenly, you have to find a way to hold the manufacturer of that product responsible so that they'll be the ones covering your medical bills, time missed from work, and other expenses caused by the injury.
In Georgia, there are a number of factors that go into getting compensated for a defective product, but the most important question to answer is simply this: “Whose fault was it?” If you and your lawyer can prove that it was in fact the manufacturer's fault — not yours — then you can begin to negotiate a fair payout to cover your expenses.
You Deserve Justice & Fair Payment
Wrongful Death Claims
What makes a death fall under the category of “wrongful”? As far as Georgia law is concerned, a “wrongful death” is one that should have been avoidable. In other words, when someone's negligence, carelessness, or recklessness leads to fatal injuries, you have every right to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit.
As you can imagine, the wrongful death of a spouse or family member can be caused by just about anything. What it all boils down to is proving fault. When you file a wrongful death claim, it's up to you and your attorney to prove that the cause of your loved one's death was another person's error.
Deliberate or not, that mistake cost you and your family a tremendous amount of pain and suffering — not to mention medical bills, funeral expenses, and related bills. Getting compensated for those costs may not bring back your loved one, but it can help you get closure and give you a much-needed financial boost to get through this difficult time.
Other Personal Injury Cases
Products liability and wrongful death are just two of the many types of personal injury claims I take at my practice. Here are a few examples of other injury claims I have successfully handled on behalf of clients throughout eastern Georgia and western South Carolina:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability cases
- Slip and falls
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
If you've or a loved one has been hurt in any kind of accident that was caused by someone else, please don't hesitate to give me a call.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Evans, Georgia
Personal injury cases come in all shapes and sizes. People slip and fall on icy sidewalks, they get hurt in car wrecks they didn't cause, they become victims of medical malpractice — the list goes on. But whether your case involves a defective product, the wrongful death of a loved one, or a different matter altogether, I'm here to help. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation.