When you or a loved one has been injured because of an accident, someone else may be legally responsible for the accident and the pain and confusion resulting from your accident. That’s where personal injury law comes into the picture.
Personal injury cases include, but are not limited to:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Premises liability
- Wrongful death
Our personal injury lawyers are experts at tort law and can help you navigate the intricacies of your personal injury case. A personal injury case can become formalized through civil court proceedings to determine fault or such disputes can be resolved through informal settlement before a suit is filed, which is more often the case.
- A formal “lawsuit” is when a private individual (plaintiff) files a civil “complaint” against another person, corporation, business, or government agency (defendant) alleging they acted carelessly or irresponsibly resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
- An informal settlement is when dispute over the fault of an accident is resolved through negotiation and a written agreement in which both sides forego any further action, choosing instead to resolve the matter through payment of an agreed upon amount of money.
Statutes of limitations that limit the amount of time you have to file a claim are established by state law and often vary by type of injury. The amount of time usually begins when the plaintiff is injured or discovers the injury. Our personal injury lawyers can help you determine the time frame for filing your claim.
For more information on personal injury law or to speak to one of our lawyers about your case, contact our Atlanta law office toll free at 888-705-3615 or locally at 404-760-7400.