Personal Injury Attorney Serving Macon & Savannah, Georgia
In 2019, there were 4,159,155 emergency room visits to non-federal acute care inpatient facilities in Georgia, according to the Georgia Department of Public Health. When an accident happens, whether the injury warrants a visit to the ER right away or a doctor’s visit soon after, it will affect your health and impact your finances. Medical bills are sometimes just the beginning, and it’s difficult to imagine paying all the expenses — especially when the accident wasn’t your fault.
At The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., we are dedicated to helping our clients seek relief for their suffering. We thoroughly understand personal injury law and have won many cases over the past 20 years. Our team at The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C. is proud to represent clients in Macon, Savannah, Bibb, Houston, Laurens, and Chatham, as well as the surrounding areas, in a range of personal injury areas.
If you or someone you love has suffered an injury due to the actions or negligence of another party, contact us today to schedule a consultation to discuss your case.
Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
When someone’s negligence — whether it’s a driver who didn’t stop at a red light, a company that didn’t have enough safety protocols in place, or any other reckless party — causes injury, there may be grounds to hold that party financially responsible.
Georgia is a Fault State
In Georgia, the party who was at fault for the accident can potentially be held liable for the costs that the victim incurred because of it. Those costs usually include medical bills, but may also include lost wages, car repair costs, and other expenses.
Modified Comparative Negligence
According to Georgia law, you can recover damages from the party that was more at fault than you were in the accident. If the accident was partially your fault, however, then that affects how much compensation you can receive.
For example, if you were speeding when the accident occurred, then you could be held partially responsible for the accident. In this example, let’s say that because you were speeding, the accident was 10% your fault. If your compensation originally was going to be $100,000, it will now be reduced by 10% ($10,000), down to $90,000.
Statute of Limitations
The statute of limitations sets the deadline for when a case must be filed in court. For almost all personal injury lawsuits in Georgia, that time limit is within two years after the date of the accident. If you were in a car accident and you want to file a lawsuit over vehicle damage, then you have four years after the date of the accident to file your lawsuit.
Remember that in most cases, if you file a claim more than two years after the date of the accident, then your case won’t be considered.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
At The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., our team represents clients in a wide range of personal injury lawsuit matters, including:
Nursing Home Abuse
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
Filing a personal injury claim is a complex process. Sometimes you will be able to achieve a car insurance settlement outside of court. No matter what your situation is, a personal injury attorney can help you understand the process, file your paperwork with the correct court, and argue your case using expert legal strategy.
In Georgia, you can receive damages (or compensation) for the losses that were caused by your accident. These losses could be medical bills, lost wages due to missing work, rental car expenses while your vehicle was in the shop, and other economic costs.
You also may be able to receive compensation for non-economic losses, such as pain and suffering. Consult with a personal injury attorney to determine how the law applies in your case.
It’s also important to know that there is no limit, or cap, on damages in personal injury cases in Georgia, but a judge may reduce what they consider to be an excessive award.
How Legal Counsel Can Help
Filing a personal injury claim is complicated and time-consuming. It is also your best chance at recovering compensation for the injury or injuries that you suffered. With the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, you can seek to hold the person or party responsible for their actions.
Personal Injury Attorney
Serving Macon & Savannah, Georgia
An accident can have a permanent impact on your health, but it might not need to have a permanent impact on your finances. Seek compensation for your losses with our help. At The Law Offices of Peter Meyer, P.C., we represent clients in Macon, Savannah, Bibb, Houston, Laurens, and Chatham, Georgia. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.