If another person’s misconduct caused your injuries in an accident, you should contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to discuss your legal options.
Every day, tens of thousands of Alpharetta residents go about their day expecting to be safe. Unfortunately, their average day can turn into a disaster in an instant. When you suffer an injury caused by someone else through negligence or recklessness, you can seek compensation because of their irresponsible behavior.
Personal injury is a category of law that helps victims who have suffered a physical, mental, or emotional injury due to negligence. When one person’s careless actions harm another, they could be financially responsible for the costs of the injury and related expenses. If you were the victim of an accident or injury and want to pursue compensation, contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C.
Our Alpharetta personal injury lawyers understand the steps necessary to hold at-fault parties responsible. We care about our clients and will fight hard to protect your rights and seek the maximum financial settlement possible.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we know how overwhelming this period of your life is. You’re in pain and need time to recover. We’ll handle the legal aspects of your injury so that you can focus on healing.
To find out more about the services we offer during a free consultation, call us at (770) 205-8827.
The personal injury attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. represent Georgians injured in all kinds of accidents. Some of the common kinds of cases we deal with include:
Car crashes are among the most common types of personal injury cases we take. They often occur when a driver isn’t paying attention or makes a dangerous mistake at the wheel. Sometimes, other parties could be at fault for an accident, such as governmental entities that fail to maintain a roadway.
Trucking companies are responsible for transporting products, building materials, and other items across the state and country. Their drivers often feel pressure to make their deliveries on time. That can distract them from the task of operating their vehicles safely. If they’re too tired, under the influence of alcohol, or disobeying traffic signals, they could cause an accident.
Motorcycles are convenient and fun to ride. Unfortunately, they also pose a danger to the rider and passenger. Without a seatbelt or airbag, there isn’t much protecting the riders from harm during a collision. In 2019, 5,014 motorcyclists were killed in accidents. They are approximately 29 times more likely to die in a crash than the occupants of a car.
Although boat operators must follow rules similar to those that apply to car or truck drivers, many don’t. There’s often a false sense of security on the water because there aren’t roadways or many obstacles to avoid. Unfortunately, operator error is a common cause of crashes. Examples of these errors include distractions, speeding, and being under the influence of alcohol.
When a dog attacks someone, it can inflict severe and even life-threatening injuries. A dog’s teeth are sharp and can puncture the skin. Their mouth can also carry bacteria that cause life-threatening infections. The owner could be held liable if they allowed their dog to roam free or mishandled it.
You could get hurt on any type of property, whether it’s at a grocery store, public park, or friend’s house. If the owner failed to maintain their property or perform adequate maintenance, they could be at fault for the incident that led to your injuries.
Negligence could result in a person’s death in various scenarios. Car accidents, medical malpractice, workplace injuries, and nursing home abuse are just some examples. You and your family could seek compensation for the losses you suffered if you lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligent actions.
Slip and Fall
Visitors on a commercial or residential property could slip or trip on a hazard and sustain injuries in a fall. Loose carpeting, wet floors, and obstructed walkways are common examples of dangers that can lead to these types of accidents.
Construction workers encounter dangerous machinery, toxic substances, high-elevation work areas, and other dangers at their jobs. If the construction company negligently hires an inexperienced employee or a third party provides faulty equipment, they could be liable for the worker’s injuries or death.
You have a right to file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits through your employer’s coverage if you suffer a job-related accident. The benefits you receive could supplement your lost income and pay for any necessary medical treatment to heal your injuries.
A doctor, nurse, radiologist, or another medical provider can make an error that causes harm to a patient. Common causes of medical malpractice are prescribing the wrong medication, lack of adequate post-operative care, using unsterilized surgical tools, and incorrectly interpreting the results of an imaging test.
Nursing Home Neglect
Nursing home employees must meet specific standards while caring for patients. Leaving an elderly resident unattended for hours, failing to provide necessary medical care, or withholding food and water can lead to severe injuries or death. Malnutrition, dehydration, and bedsores commonly result from nursing home neglect.
If a member of law enforcement violated your Constitutional rights in any way, you could pursue a case for the harm you suffered. For example, an officer can’t search your person, home, or car without a warrant. If they perform an illegal search, that’s a violation of your rights.
Manufacturing errors, inadequate warning labels, and dangerous designs put products on the market that aren’t safe for consumers. The manufacturer or another party could be at fault for a defective product.
The Alpharetta personal injury lawyers of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. are familiar with these cases and many others that fall under the category of personal injury. If a person or business caused your injuries or a loved one’s death, do not hesitate to contact us for a free consultation.
Personal injury claims vary based on the kind of injury you suffered, but they generally follow the same steps. If you choose to seek compensation, Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. can file the insurance claim on your behalf.
First, we’ll find out who may be legally responsible, or liable, for your injury. Once we determine the at-fault party’s liability insurance coverage, we’ll file a claim and take over all communication with the insurer.
It’s crucial that you don’t speak with the insurance company yourself. Sometimes injured victims unfamiliar with the process end discuss their accident with the insurance adjuster without understanding that they want to deny your claim. It may ruin your chances of receiving maximum compensation.
If the insurance company contacts you for information, tell them you hired an Alpharetta personal injury lawyer and give them our contact information.
We’ll thoroughly investigate the incident and collect sufficient evidence to prove that another party was responsible for the injury you sustained, such as:
We’ll submit the evidence we find to the insurance company and a letter demanding a specific amount of money. The money we request will depend on the insurance coverage listed on the liability policy. Typically, liability insurance limits the possible payment for bodily injury and property damage. If you suffered physical or emotional injuries, the bodily injury limit should cover your expenses.
Some policies have a basic limit, while others have a high limit. In Georgia, the minimum required car insurance bodily injury limit is $25,000. Some businesses carry liability insurance with bodily injury limits of millions of dollars.
Once we send our demand letter to the insurance company, they’ll review everything and decide whether they’ll agree to our settlement amount or want to provide a counteroffer. We’ll negotiate with them until we reach an agreement that we believe is fair. If the insurer doesn’t pay what you’re owed, we can file a lawsuit against the insurance company and at-fault party.
Our team will fight to get you the compensation you deserve!
Lawsuits are more complicated than insurance claims and require a little more participation from the injured victim. While your Alpharetta personal injury lawyer can handle every step of your insurance claim, you’ll need to take certain steps yourself during a lawsuit. We’ll explain the process, so you understand exactly what to expect.
There’s a statute of limitations for each type of personal injury case, which is a strict deadline you must meet to file a lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years. That means you only have two years from the date of your injury to sue the liable party. If two years pass and you haven’t filed suit, you may lose your right to compensation through civil action.
During a lawsuit, we’ll file documents and locate evidence just like we do during an insurance claim. Before trial proceedings begin, we’ll go through a discovery phase, when both sides collect evidence that proves their arguments and requests copies of the other side’s evidence. We’ll review all the evidence to build a strong case to bring to court.
During the discovery phase, both sides will also interview anyone involved in the incident that led to your injury. That could include witnesses who saw what happened, family members who can testify to the negative impact the injury had on your life, and anyone else relevant.
At this point, both sides might agree to schedule a mediation. During a mediation, the attorneys from both sides, injured victim, at-fault party, and a mediator meet to discuss the case. This process attempts to settle the case before it goes to trial. If everyone can agree to a settlement amount, the case won’t proceed any further.
If there’s no agreement reached during mediation, the case will move forward, and both sides will prepare for trial. During the trial phase, we’ll present all the evidence we found during the discovery phase and attempt to discount the defense attorney’s arguments. We’ll aggressively fight for your right to compensation from the careless party who caused your suffering.
In a personal injury claim, you seek something known as losses. They result from an accident or injury. They fall under two categories: economic and non-economic. Economic losses are expenses incurred, while non-economic losses represent things like pain and suffering.
Whether you choose to file an insurance claim or lawsuit, you could claim the following losses for compensation:
The insurance adjuster or jury members might consider the following factors when determining the compensation they’re willing to award in a settlement or judgment:
Some seriously injured Georgians receive a third type of losswhen they file a personal injury lawsuit. Punitive damages are unlike economic or non-economic losses. They don’t compensate the injured party for their expenses or pain and suffering. Instead, they punish the liable party for their egregiously negligent actions.
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Our Alpharetta personal injury lawyers have decades of experience fighting for clients like you. When you hire us, we’ll handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on what matters most: your health and your family. We’ll work efficiently to resolve your case so you can move forward with your life.
We offer free consultations, so there’s no risk when you meet with us for an initial consultation. We’ll be happy to review the details of your case and determine the legal options available to you. We’ll answer your questions and advise what to do next. If you choose to hire us, we’ll immediately begin working on your case.
We have the experience, resources, and knowledge to effectively fight for the financial compensation you deserve and hold parties accountable for their reckless actions. You can count on Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. and our Alpharetta personal injury lawyers to remain by your side throughout your case while we demand the financial award you need.
If you suffered an injury and need help with your legal case, call us today at (770) 205-8827 for your free consultation.
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