Injuries can lead to significant setbacks, both in someone’s personal life as well as their professional life. Anytime a person sustains an injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity, they should be able to recover compensation for their losses.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, our team is here to help if you need an Atlanta personal injury lawyer by your side. We have extensive experience handling complicated injury claims throughout the state of Georgia, and we understand what it takes to help individuals recover the compensation they are entitled to. We offer free consultations, and we want you to know that we are not afraid to stand up to aggressive insurance carriers on your behalf.
If you sustain an injury caused by the actions of another individual, you need to have an attorney by your side who has a track record of success securing compensation for clients throughout the state of Georgia.
The harsh reality is that individuals typically do not have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of their personal injury claim. Insurance carriers often push back strongly from having to pay out compensation, but a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta can work diligently to counter any insurance carrier tactics and help make sure that their client recovers the compensation they need. An attorney can:
The attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP have recovered significant settlements and verdicts on behalf of clients over the past 30 years. Whether discussing personal injury or business tort cases, this firm has set new records for verdicts awarded, affirmed, and collected.
In addition to significant multi-million dollar settlements and jury verdicts, our team regularly recovers compensation above and beyond what insurance carriers typically offer clients for their injuries. Insurance carriers across the state of Georgia know that we mean business because we have proven time and time again that we will not settle for a less than adequate amount.
There are various ways that individuals sustain injuries in and around the Atlanta area. At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP, we strive to help every person that we can, and over the years, we have handled a variety of case types. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
This is certainly not an exhaustive list of the types of cases that we handle in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia. If you have sustained an injury caused by the negligent actions of someone else, please reach out to one of our attorneys so we can offer a free consultation of your case today.
In addition to these injury cases, our team also handles complex wrongful death cases on behalf of grieving family members. We understand the challenges associated with standing up to the person who caused your loved one’s death, and we are here to help you through this.
Our attorneys have experience helping clients who have sustained a wide range of injuries as a result of the negligence of others. This includes, but is not limited to, the following:
In addition to these visible traumatic injuries, our team also understands that injury victims regularly suffer from significant hidden emotional and psychological injuries as a result of the injury incident and the recovery process. This includes feelings of anxiety, depression, fear, and even symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Our goal is to help clients recover compensation for every injury they sustain, including the visible injuries we discussed above, as well as these hidden injuries.
Determining fault for an injury can be complicated, and this is one of the main reasons that we strongly suggest you work with a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta. Uncovering the evidence needed to prove liability often requires significant resources and even assistance from the court through subpoenas. Some of the main types of evidence used to prove liability after a personal injury occurs include:
In some cases, the physical evidence alone may not be enough to definitively prove liability for an Atlanta personal injury claim. It may be necessary to work with an accident reconstruction expert who can analyze the evidence and the incident scene in order to put together 3D computer models and renderings to present to an insurance carrier or personal injury jury.
The state of Georgia operates under what is called a “modified comparative negligence” system. This means that individuals can recover compensation even if they are partially at fault for causing their own injury. In this state, a person can recover compensation if they are less than 50% at fault for the incident. Any person 50% or more responsible for causing their own injury will not be able to recover compensation.
If a person is less than 50% responsible for the injury, they can receive reduced compensation based on their percentage of fault for the incident.
Injury victims in the state of Georgia have a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit against the alleged negligent party. The Georgia personal injury statute of limitations is two years from the date an injury occurs. If injury victims fail to file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, they will likely lose the ability to recover any compensation for their losses. Ga. Code § 9-3-33 outlines this rule.
There are various exceptions to this personal injury statute of limitations two-year timeframe, including if the injury victim was a minor when the injury occurred. In general, the statute of limitations will be suspended or “tolled” until the child reaches their 18th birthday. Effectively, this allows for a claim to be filed until a person reaches 20 years of age.
There is no set amount of time for how long personal injury claims take to resolve in Atlanta. There are various factors that affect the length of each particular case. The vast majority of personal injury claims in Georgia are resolved through settlements with insurance carriers. There are certainly benefits to settling the claim, but there are also drawbacks. When cases are settled, they are typically resolved quicker than cases that have to go through the personal injury trial process. However, an insurance settlement may not bring the right amount of compensation for injury victims.
In the event an insurance carrier refuses to offer a fair settlement amount, or if they deny a claim altogether, it will be necessary for the injury victim to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party. Cases that enter the civil court system typically take longer to resolve. Even though most personal injury lawsuits do not go all the way to trial, they still go through a complex discovery process that can take time to conclude.
Some personal injury claims in Atlanta may take a few months to a year to resolve, while others may take multiple years to reach a conclusion.
The Georgia personal injury lawyers at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP understand that affording an attorney can seem impossible in these situations. However, we want you to know that we take Atlanta personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that our clients will not have to pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs related to their case. Our clients do not pay a dime in legal fees until after we successfully recover the compensation that they are entitled to for their losses.
There may be various types of compensation available to individuals who sustain an injury in the Atlanta area. In general, the attorneys at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP work to recover both economic and non-economic compensation on behalf of every client.
This is also referred to as special damages and includes all losses that are relatively calculable after an injury occurs in Atlanta. By using various bills and receipts, an attorney will work to calculate:
This is also referred to as general damages and includes more immeasurable losses a person is likely to sustain as a result of an injury. We say these are immeasurable losses because they do not have any bills or receipts that can be added up. Non-economic damages include:
There is no set amount of money for how much compensation a person will recover as a result of their Atlanta personal injury claim. There are various factors that can affect compensation amounts, including the severity of the injuries, the level of a person’s pain and suffering, the amount of property damage, and how much lost income a person sustains.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained an injury as a result of the negligent actions of someone else in the Atlanta area, reach out to the team at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP for help as soon as possible. Our attorneys have the resources necessary to handle every aspect of your claim, and we know what it takes to recover maximum compensation for your losses. When you need an Atlanta personal injury lawyer, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or calling us at (404) 321-1700.
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