Serious injuries are not something people plan for on the regular. Unless you are in a dangerous profession or participating in extreme sports, the thought of getting really badly injured probably does not enter your mind. It can, therefore, be even more shocking when serious injuries do happen. When you get injured, you may not know what to do or who to turn to. You may even feel frustrated at your circumstances, especially if you suspect that your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you were injured around East Point, GA, and need to know what to do, our lawyers are here to help. We are experienced attorneys who are ready to work hard on your case and fight for the damages you are owed after you get injured.
For a totally free analysis of your situation, speak with our personal injury lawyers from Howe Law by calling (844) 876-4357.
Injuries Our East, Point, GA Personal Injury Lawyers Can Represent You For
It goes without saying that people can get injured in a lot of different ways. In some cases, two different injuries are handled in a similar way in court. In other instances, legal arguments and procedures can be very different. Regardless of your injury, our personal injury attorneys will tailor our approach to your needs and to getting you the compensation you need.
Automobile crashes and accidents happen all the time and frequently end with someone being injured. Even with the safety benefits of modern motor vehicles, passengers and drivers can still get seriously injured when something goes wrong on the road.
One of the more common reasons for car accidents is a careless driver. If another motorist speeds, runs a red light, texts while driving, or otherwise messes up while on the road, they can easily injure someone else.
Auto accidents involving trucks are extremely dangerous because of the size and weight of the vehicles involved. Indeed, 18-wheelers, semi trucks, and other big-rig vehicles can cause incredibly grievous injuries. In many cases, those injuries are permanent or “life-altering.”
While truck drivers being careless is indeed a common cause of truck accidents, they can also happen because of external factors. For example, a truck that is improperly loaded can become imbalanced, tipping over in what would be an otherwise safe turn and causing an accident. Alternatively, a problem with the truck’s brakes or transmission may cause the vehicle to act in an unpredictable way, also causing an accident.
Slip and Fall Accidents
An injury caused by slipping or tripping and falling down should be taken seriously. When cartoon characters slip and fall, they walk away fine, even with serious injuries. Real people do not have that luxury. A nasty slip and fall could break bones, cause nerve damage, or even cause a traumatic brain injury.
Many slip and fall injuries are the result of negligent property owners or managers. For example, if you slip on a wet floor in a store that was not marked with a “wet floor” sign, you will probably have a personal injury claim against the store owner.
Medical malpractice refers to injuries caused by a medical professional’s negligence. Botched surgeries, incorrectly prescribed medication, and misdiagnosed conditions and illnesses, all fall under the purview of medical malpractice.
Medical malpractice suits can be complicated and have issues unique to them as opposed to lawsuits for other injuries. If you feel that this applies to you, contact our attorneys.
Unfortunately, many injuries do result in someone passing away. Wrongful death lawsuits are filed when a family member claim that the victim died because someone else did something negligent. In a wrongful death lawsuit, instead of getting compensation for your injuries, you are getting compensation based on the loss of the deceased person. Like malpractice lawsuits, wrongful death lawsuits can be complicated, so speak to our lawyers.
Damages in East Point, GA Personal Injury Lawsuits
If your lawsuit is successful, the court will award you damages. Damages are a way of compensating a plaintiff for their injuries and getting them back to as close a position as possible to where they were before getting injured. Since, in many cases, this is not a literal possibility, financial compensation is often used as a proxy.
Damages can be broken down into three categories: economic damages, non-economic damages, and punitive damages.
Economic damages cover things like medical bills, long-term care costs, and property damages. Things you can get economic damages for generally have a bill or receipt denoting their value, so they are more straightforward to calculate than other kinds of damages.
You can also get economic damages for lost wages. For example, if you had to quit working for a while because of your injuries, you can get compensated for that.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are harder to quantify. This covers things like pain and suffering, mental distress, and lost enjoyment of life. It is hard to put a concrete value on something like the inability to do a certain activity or on physical pain from an injury because it will be different for each person. Accordingly, you and our lawyers will have to decide what your non-economic damages are worth.
Punitive damages are a special kind of damages that are awarded when the defendant does something especially bad. To get punitive damages, you have to ask for it in your initial complaint, and generally, you need to prove something beyond negligence, such as intent to hurt you. You should speak with our lawyers about whether asking for punitive damages makes sense in your case.
Talk to Our East Point, GA, Personal Injury Attorneys
Our personal injury attorneys from Howe Law are prepared to take your calls and talk about your case when you reach out to us at (844) 876-4357.