Cartersville Personal Injury Attorneys
Personal Injury Claims in Bartow County
Under Georgia’s personal injury statute, you have the right to take legal action when someone else causes you injury or harm. If you recently suffered a serious or even life-changing injury, or if your loved one tragically passed away due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of another, turn to the team at Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC for the legal help you need.
Founded in 1982, our firm has earned a reputation for trying cases—and winning. Our aggressive approach to litigation has often allowed us to recover faster, better settlements for our clients. Together, our attorneys have nearly a century of combined experience, and we are ready to put this experience to work for you.
When Can You File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?
State law allows you to file a personal injury claim in Georgia when you are injured or otherwise harmed due to one or more of the following:
- Wrongful or unlawful conduct
It is important to note that there is a deadline by which you must file your personal injury lawsuit. Known as the “statute of limitations,” this deadline is generally two years from the date of injury or the date on which the injury was discovered or could have been discovered. In nearly all cases, if you fail to file your claim in court before the statute of limitations expires, the court will dismiss your case, and you will be unable to sue the liable party. This means that you won’t be able to recover any compensation for your damages if you miss the filing deadline.
How Much Is a Personal Injury Claim Worth?
Every case is different, and the overall value of your claim depends on numerous factors.
Some of these include:
- The severity of your injury
- The cost of your medical bills
- Whether you are permanently disabled or impaired
- Your ability to obtain gainful employment
- How long you have to take off work to recover
- Your degree of fault in causing your injury (if any)
- The extent of your pain and suffering
- Whether the defendant acted with gross negligence or malice
That being said, many personal injury plaintiffs are able to recover certain compensatory damages after filing their claims in court.
Some common damages in personal injury lawsuits include:
- Medical expenses
- Future projected medical care
- Lost income/wages
- Lost employment benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Lost or diminished earning ability
- Reduced quality/enjoyment of life
- In-home assistance and care
- Home modifications
In some cases, it may also be possible to recover punitive, or exemplary, damages. Rather than compensate victims for losses they have endured, like compensatory damages, punitive damages are awarded by the court as a way of punishing defendants who are found to have acted with egregious negligence and/or wanton or willful disregard for the lives, safety, and wellbeing of others.
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After a serious accident or injury, you need an equally serious legal team that can stand up for you and your rights. The insurance company is not on your side. In fact, insurance adjusters will often do everything possible to dispute, devalue, or even deny your claim outright. At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, our Cartersville personal injury attorneys can help you fight back.
We have extensive experience representing the rights of the injured and the families of those wrongfully killed throughout Bartow County and all of the surrounding areas. We can handle all communication with the insurance company on your behalf, allowing you to simply focus on healing. Our team is ready to aggressively pursue the maximum compensation you are owed after a serious car accident, motorcycle crash, large truck collision, nursing home injury, slip and fall, or similar incident. Get in touch with us today to learn how.
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