Decatur Personal Injury Lawyers
If you suffered injuries in an accident due to someone’s negligent actions, do not hesitate to contact the Decatur personal injury lawyers of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to learn about your available legal options. You might be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party for the harm they caused.
Injuries and illnesses can cause ongoing physical and emotional trauma. They can also lead to significant financial strain. Whether you were injured in a car crash, at work, or by a negligent doctor, your injuries likely required medical care. If you can’t afford the bills you receive, you could face massive debt. These expenses should not be your financial responsibility if your actions didn’t contribute to the incident.
The Decatur personal injury lawyers of Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. have the experience and resources to take over your case. We can review the circumstances, obtain crucial evidence, and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. Our legal team knows what it takes to pursue justice on behalf of accident victims.
Call us at (770) 205-8827 right now for a free consultation and learn more about the services we provide.
Personal Injury Cases Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. Can Handle
Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. can represent you in your personal injury case to hold the negligent party liable and recover the money you’re owed. We have a proven track record of success handling various legal matters, including:
- Dog Bites – Dogs can inflict severe physical harm when they bite someone. They have strong jaws and sharp teeth that can tear through flesh, muscle, and tissue. They also carry various bacteria in their mouth. If it enters a person’s open wound, it could travel throughout the body and affect vital organs. An owner becomes liable for the victim’s injuries if their dog attacks or bites someone unprovoked.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – Collisions involving motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists can result in severe injuries and death. In 2019, there were 36,096 fatalities in motor vehicle accidents in the United States.
- Nursing Home Abuse – One of the hardest decisions a family can make is to place their loved one in a nursing home. They believe their loved one will receive the medical care and assistance necessary to maintain a healthy life. Unfortunately, older adults are vulnerable to abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers.
- Boating Accidents – Many people have a false sense of security while on the water. There isn’t as much traffic as you see on roadways. However, there are still laws everyone must follow when they’re on a boat. Speeding or otherwise behaving recklessly can lead to a collision with another vessel, accidental drowning, or falling overboard.
- Workers’ Compensation – Workers injured while performing their job duties can file a claim through their employer’s workers’ compensation insurance. Benefits can cover the cost of medical treatment and replace a portion of lost wages.
- Medical Malpractice – Despite the necessary experience and qualifications required to be licensed, healthcare professionals can make mistakes, injuring their patients. If you suffered an injury during a procedure or another scenario involving a negligent medical provider or facility, you could hold them liable.
- Premises Liability – The dangerous conditions on a person’s property can cause harm to guests. Property owners can become financially responsible if someone gets hurt or dies from exposure to toxic substances, a malfunctioning elevator, or another hazard.
- Wrongful Death – Surviving family can initiate legal action against the negligent party responsible for their loved one’s death. This type of case can arise from a range of situations, including medical malpractice, car accidents, nursing home neglect, and dangerous products.
- Construction Accidents – Working on a construction site is inherently dangerous. Employees encounter hazardous chemicals, live wires, elevated working areas, and other dangers. If you were injured while doing your job, you could file a worker’s compensation claim.
- Defective Products – Products become defective for several reasons. The manufacturer could be at fault for someone’s injury if they made a mistake during the design, manufacturing, or marketing of the product.
- Police Brutality – Everyone has certain rights. This includes rights while interacting with law enforcement. If an officer searched your home without a warrant, used excessive force during an arrest, or violated your Constitutional rights in any way, you could pursue compensation.
If you sustained an injury in any of these situations, contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. right now for your free consultation. We can determine who is at fault and whether you have a case that we can help you pursue.
Possible Compensation in a Personal Injury Case
If someone else’s misconduct resulted in your injuries or a loved one’s death, you could file an insurance claim or lawsuit against them.
The available compensation will depend on the circumstances. For example, if you were injured in a car crash, you could file a claim with the at-fault driver’s auto insurance carrier. However, the minimum liability coverage required by state law is only $25,000. If you end up with $50,000 in medical bills, a full settlement won’t adequately compensate you.
The compensation you receive in a personal injury lawsuit could cover the losses you suffered, such as:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Emotional distress
Punitive damages might also be available in a lawsuit. An award of this kind is meant to punish the defendant instead of compensating the victim for their losses. If you want to receive punitive damages, you must show clear and convincing evidence of the at-fault party’s fraud, willful misconduct, oppression, wantonness, or disregard for the consequences of their actions.
Personal Injury Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations is the timeframe a person has to initiate legal action against someone else in civil court. Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for most personal injury cases, including:
- Medical malpractice
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Wrongful death
- Premises liability
- Dog bite injury
That means you must file your lawsuit within two years from the date of your injury. Once the statute expires, you could lose your right to compensation.
If you suffered property damage during the incident and want to sue the at-fault party, you have to file within four years of the date the damage occurred.
We can represent you in your personal injury case and be the advocate you need to hold the at-fault party accountable for their wrongdoings. Our Decatur personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to speak with you.