When you or someone you love is injured in an accident, the aftermath can be devastating, and it's hard to know where to turn. You may have medical bills piling up, you or a loved one could be physically incapacitated and unable to work, and insurance companies may be pressuring you to settle. You don't have to go through this alone. The personal injury attorneys at The Kirk Law Firm, P.C., can help.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury case is a legal dispute when one person is injured, and another person or entity may be partially or wholly responsible for the injuries. Depending on the situation, insurance companies may be involved with their own agendas and aggressive settlement tactics. Personal injury suits typically resolve either through a negotiated settlement or through litigation in court.
Personal injury suits in Georgia have a legal limitation on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit known as the statute of limitations. In Georgia, you have two years to file suit from the date of the injury or death at issue. If you don't file suit within this time period, the statute of limitations will bar your suit from the courts. As a result, you need an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney on your side from the beginning to ensure the best possible resolution.
Types of Personal Injury Cases
Personal injury cases can involve:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are some of the most common personal injury cases we encounter. These cases can also include bicycle and pedestrian accidents as well as accidents involving ride-share companies like Uber or Lyft.
Slip and Fall Accidents:
Accidents can happen anywhere, including at a friend's home or a business you frequent. If you are injured because a property owner, business, or even a local government failed to keep their premises safe, you may be entitled to compensation for those injuries.
- Defective products cause thousands of injuries in Georgia each year. Defective product claims can range from dangerous prescription drugs to choking hazards in children's toys to defective auto parts.
- It is senseless and tragic, but sometimes the worst happens, and we lose someone we love in an accident. When another person or company is responsible for the death of someone you love, you may need help figuring out a path forward for your family.
Victims of Crime:
- Sometimes, victims of crime can face serious injuries and long-term physical consequences. When insurance companies are involved, they have a vested interest in not compensating you appropriately for your damages. We can help.
Our Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, you need the guidance of experienced legal professionals to ensure that you recover compensation for your injuries. The skilled personal injury attorneys at The Kirk Law Firm, P.C., can help. Contact us at 678-208-3366 or online to schedule a confidential consultation.