Speak With Our Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers To Get The Compensation You Deserve
It is important for you to have seasoned Georgia personal injury lawyers by your side. Being injured in an accident is an emotionally and physically painful experience. Besides being hurt and in shock, you have to deal with property damage, liability, fault, and causation. Accidents can raise a number of complicated questions about who is to blame.
At the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz, our personal injury lawyers have helped people injured in accidents recover millions of dollars in damage. We help our clients get full compensation under the law by fighting for your rights. It is your job to heal and focus on your injuries. It is our job to zealously and aggressively fight for your rights for the injuries you did not deserve.
Whether you or a loved one was injured in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, boat accident, aviation accident, Uber/Lyft Accident, slip and fall, wrongful death, or any other negligence case, or mass tort/product liability case, causing injury to the neck, back, spinal cord, traumatic brain injury, other injuries, and/or death, we have the resources and experience to ensure that those responsible are held fully accountable. We are a client-centered practice focused on results. We win.
Damages For Personal Injuries In Georgia
Georgia law gives people injured in accidents the right to seek compensation for emotional pain and physical suffering from those responsible.
In addition to compensation for pain and suffering, the money damages recovered in accident cases are often compensation for the financial impact of an injury, such as past medical bills and estimation of future medical bills, lost past wages and estimated loss of future wages, all as a direct result of injury from the accident. In cases of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, you may be entitled to additional damages, called punitive damages. Punitive damages are imposed as punishment for reckless behavior that caused your injuries.
If someone is killed in an accident, the family members may bring a wrongful death claim with the right to seek similar compensation. In the case of wrongful death, the family members, such as the surviving spouse or children, may seek financial recovery for funeral and burial costs, as well as the same money damages that would have been available for their loved one had the person survived like lost wages, pain and suffering, and medical bills.
To obtain wrongful death compensation, you have to prove that the person responsible for your injuries is legally liable. Experienced Georgia personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz can help you build your case, and win.
Ask Your Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer To Help Establish Fault
Most personal injury cases are based on claims of negligence for failure to uphold a legal duty of care. Injury attorneys are skilled at legally defining duties of care and legally arguing breach of those duties in a negligence claim and in a court of law for you.
A person alleging negligence has to prove that the person or entity he or she is suing had a duty, and breached that duty of care. Only a skilled Georgia injury lawyer can make these arguments.
Georgia is a “comparative negligence” state. That means that a person who is partly to blame for his or her own injuries can still obtain some damages based on proportionate fault. This is often a question for the jury to decide how to apportion fault. For example, a person who runs through a grocery store but slips and falls on a banana peel may be considered 25 percent responsible for the fall. While the banana peel should not have been there, the person also should not have been running through the grocery store. If you are considered partly at fault, you may still obtain a six figure settlement in money damages, however, depending on injury. For example, if your case is worth $250,000.00 and you are 25% at fault, you may recover about $190,000.00 instead of the $250,000.00 after calculating and using a comparative fault analysis.
This same comparative fault argument is applied to all personal injury claims of negligence in Georgia, since Georgia is a comparative negligence state. Car drivers owe other drivers on the road a duty of care to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe manner and to refrain from hazardous activities like speeding or distracted driving. Similarly, property owners are generally under a legal duty to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition and to warn people of any hazards the owner knows about or should have known about through reasonable inspection. Failure to drive reasonably safe or to maintain a property in reasonably safe conditions are grounds for a lawsuit. Expert investigations will reveal if there’s any comparative fault or disputed liability to be considered and litigated further.
Helpful evidence to determine liability and fault include incident pictures, police reports, incident reports, surveillance video footage, witness testimony, expert accident reconstruction evidence, expert code enforcement officers, expert doctors, and other relevant experts to your case facts. Experts are often central to proving negligence in car crash cases and slip and falls. Likewise, testimony from witnesses or in the case of a slip and fall, employees, can also help in determining liability. For example, an employee at walmart may have witnessed your slip and fall on a slick aisle floor and be able to tell the court about the floor’s condition before the fall accident occurred. Witness testimony for slip and falls may help or hurt you depending on how reliable and credible the witness is perceived. Testimony, pictures, and surveillance video evidence can go a long way in premises liability, car accident, and other negligence cases.
Ask A Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer To Help You Prove Causation For Your Accident
A person seeking compensation for accident related injuries must prove “causation”. This means you have to prove that the injuries sustained were specifically caused by the negligence of the alleged responsible party.
For instance, if you are in a rear-end car accident or collide with a speeding truck and suffer neck and back pain, whiplash, a broken arm, and a fractured wrist, the insurance company for the other car or truck will research through discovery to find out whether the injured person already had some or all of those injuries before the crash. Alternatively, they may argue that the injuries were caused by another source, like a faulty seatbelt, a prior car accident, or even a subsequent accident. Causation is just one of the many complicated legal issues that can arise in personal injury car accident cases. You need a skilled Georgia injury attorney with a proven track record on your side in personal injury car accident litigation.
Speak With Our Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers Today To Begin Your Personal Accident Claim
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident in Georgia, speak to an experienced injury lawyer today to protect your legal rights. At the Law Offices of Carissa Kranz, the Personal Injury Law Firm located in Decatur, Georgia. Our personal injury lawyers are here to help you in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. We regularly take on the biggest insurance companies in the country to fight for victim’s rights. We have a strong track record of success in settlements and windfall financial recoveries for clients from insurance companies.
You should not be left haggling yourself with insurance companies. If insurance companies are calling you directly to settle your case, beware. That most likely means they have a lot more money to give and exposure. Insurance companies often reach out directly to injured victims right away because they want to be released and forever discharged of any and all liability before you know your rights, and before you can hide behind a skilled lawyer. We recommend you do not accept a check and do not sign any releases without first consulting with skilled Georgia personal injury lawyers from Law Offices of Carissa Kranz. Once you cash your check, you forever release the insurance company and cannot go back to litigate, negotiate, or demand more. You will be barred.
Our job is to make your recovery easier and to be your best advocate and legal representative. Our team of dedicated legal professionals is ready to fight for you. While our Georgia office is conveniently located in Decatur, we are equipped to service the entire state of Georgia. If you’re injured in a hospital or at home recuperating we will come to you. Call us toll-free at 866-529-1114, text us, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with a Georgia injury Lawyer today.