Lawrenceville, GA Personal Injury Attorneys Fight for Compensation
Determined trial lawyers focus on results for Gwinnett County clients
Personal injury is the area of the law that allows people injured by the careless, reckless, or deliberate actions of others to demand compensation for their losses. As your personal injury counsel, Pearson Law Group, LLC pursues the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law and the facts of your case. We do this by thoroughly investigating the circumstances of your injury and consulting experts in various fields. However, we also understand how distressing your present circumstances can be. We work closely with you, explaining the law and the legal process and thoroughly answering your questions, so you can have immediate peace of mind.
Damages available for personal injury cases in Georgia
“Damages” is the legal term for the losses a victim of personal injury suffers. The losses fall into two general categories:
- Economic (specific) damages — This category of damages refers to your monetary losses as a result of the injury event, including medical bills, lost earnings from missing work, and incidental costs you wouldn’t have had to pay if you hadn’t been injured. You can even claim future expenses for an injury that is expected to burden you indefinitely. Disabled plaintiffs can claim the cost of remodeling a home or vehicle to accommodate a disability as well.
- Noneconomic (general) damages — This category of damages is often called “pain and suffering.” These are losses that are intangible and don’t easily translate to dollars and cents. Yet your physical pain, mental suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium are real losses that deserve compensation.
Different types of damages require different types of proof. It’s our job to assemble the evidence necessary to make the sum total of your losses as clear as possible to a judge and jury.
The elements you must prove for a successful personal injury case
Before the court can award damages, there are three other elements of your case you must prove:
- Duty — The defendant had a duty to act with care. In an auto accident case, this is a generally duty to drive carefully and obey the rules of the road. In a case of medical malpractice, the healthcare provider has a duty to perform with a professional level of care.
- Breach — The defendant violated the duty of care by acting in a manner that was negligent, reckless, or deliberately intended to cause harm. Most personal injury cases allege negligence on the part of the defendant and point to at least one act or omission that was careless.
- Causation — The defendant’s breach of the duty of care directly caused an event that harmed the patient. In a truck accident or motorcycle accident, the breach could be an unsafe maneuver, such as speeding or failing to yield right of way that led directly to a collision. In a slip and fall accident, the plaintiff could assert the defendant’s failure to clean up a spill on the supermarket floor was an omission that led directly to the plaintiff’s debilitating fall.
As discussed in the section above, the fourth element the plaintiff must prove is damages. The law requires the plaintiff to prove these elements by a preponderance of the evidence, meaning that it is “more likely than not” the events unfolded as the plaintiff claims.
Experienced guidance throughout the claim process
Any injured person can file a personal injury claim, and you are not required to hire a lawyer. However, if you attempt to settle your claim on your own, or represent yourself in court, you will be at a great disadvantage. First, insurance adjusters are not interested in giving you justice; their job is to minimize losses for the insurance company by settling your claim for as little as possible. They will use any tactic available, including lowball offers and seemingly endless delays to wear you down and get you to settle for less than your case is worth. If you wind up filing a lawsuit yourself, you’ll be going up against the professional attorneys representing the defendant’s insurance company. Again, you’ll be subjected to delay tactics and expensive, time-consuming demands in an effort to wear you down.
The better option is to retain professional counsel to manage your case while you focus on recovering your health. Pearson Law Group provides aggressive, determined personal injury representation focused on maximizing your damage award. Studies show that personal injury plaintiffs who retain professional counsel recover much more than those who represent themselves, even after deducting attorney fees and court expenses. Plus, you do not have to pay an expensive retainer for our services, because we accept injury cases, including car accidents, medical malpractice, and slip and falls, on a contingency fee basis. You start with a free consultation and pay no attorney fees until you recover damages through a settlement you approve or a court verdict, so you have nothing to lose.
Contact our Lawrenceville law office today for dedicated personal injury representation
If you’ve been hurt due to the negligence of another person, trust Pearson Law Group, LLC to pursue full compensation. To schedule a free consultation, call us today at 470-809-6411 or contact our Lawrenceville office online. We are conveniently located at 16 Towne Park Drive, just off the Sugarloaf Parkway.