Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
What is Personal Injury?
Personal Injury is when a person suffers damage or a loss by either a careless or an intentional act of another individual. It’s a legal term for an injury to the body, mind or emotions of an individual, as opposed to an injury to property such as car or house.
Georgia Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
Are you wondering how long you have to file a claim after a car accident, slip and fall, wrongful death or another personal injury claim in Georgia? This deadline is referred to as Statute of Limitations.
In Georgia, you have two years to file a lawsuit before your case is dismissed. For a car accident case, this is usually the date on which you were hit or became a victim, since most personal injuries will be obvious at the scene of the crash.
There are some cases where the statute of limitation may be extended, so it’s important you contact one of our personal injury attorneys who understands the laws and can guide you through the process.
Car & Trucking Accidents:
If you or a loved one have been the victim of a car accident or if you have injuries from an accident with a commercial truck, an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer from Virguez Law is available to assist you 24/7. We are trained to collect the evidence in your case (police report, pictures, surveillance records, witness’ testimonials, etc). Additionally, we specialize at negotiating the maximum compensation with insurance companies and adjusters so that you can have some peace of mind while you recover from your injuries.
Slip & Fall:
Slip and fall accidents are very common. They can happen anywhere, from sidewalks to shopping malls, schools or playgrounds, or basically any place that is unsafe and may cause you to slip, trip or fall. Some of the causes of slip and fall accidents include wet floors, and uneven surfaces (loose mats or floorboards, damaged carpet, cluttered floors). In most cases, property owner’s irresponsible failure to provide a safe environment are referred to as a premises liability. Since it’s not your fault, you should be compensated by the negligent party. An Atlanta Slip and Fall Accident Lawyer from Virguez Law will help you in evaluating your case by assessing the value of your claim and fighting for maximum compensation.
In Georgia, a wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued when unsafe and negligent actions or products caused another person’s death. If a loved one dies because of someone else’s negligent actions, an experienced wrongful death lawyer can file a lawsuit on behalf of surviving family members (such as spouses or children). A claim of this nature is meant to assist the living family members with current medical expenses, funeral cost, loss of wages and emotional damages and mental anguish.
Workers’ compensation laws in Georgia allow employees to receive financial compensation for costs associated with injuries in the workplace. A workers’ comp claim can be filed by one of our experienced Atlanta Workers’ Compensation Attorneys at Virguez Law as long as the employee got injured during work-related activities and did not cause their own injuries. Benefits covered include medical expenses, partial lost wages and disability. Some of the most common workplace injuries include: slip and fall, transportation incidents, contact with equipment, fires, explosions and violence-related incidents.
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