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Macon, GA 31201-8242
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If you recently lost a family member or suffered a serious injury because of another person’s negligence or misconduct, you’re most likely anxious, stressed, angry and confused about what’s next. Life has come screeching to a stop, and now you’re wondering what you can do to make things go back to normal again.
First and foremost, you should see a doctor to be diagnosed and start receiving treatment if you are injured. The sooner you can get started on the path to recovery and health, the better. Depending on the extent of your injury, healing may take some time (if you’re ever able to fully recover). But don’t despair.Instead, contact an experienced personal injury attorney near you who knows how to protect your rights and who can work to negotiate the best possible outcome based on the facts of your case and local laws.
At Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson, one of Georgia’s oldest and most distinguished personal injury law firms, we’ve represented clients throughout the state for over 50 years. Our attorneys have successfully helped thousands of accident victims in Georgia and across the southeastern United States obtain the compensation they need following a serious accident or act of negligence.
By thoroughly preparing injury cases for trial and consulting with some of the best experts in the country, we’ve been able to obtain significant verdicts and settlements for our personal injury clients.
How were you injured?
Our Georgia personal injury lawyers are always ready to help people who have been seriously injured or who have lost a loved one in an accident. We have extensive experience handling personal injury claims arising from the following types of accidents:
Whether you suffered whiplash or your loved one died in a car crash, it’s important to contact an experienced attorney near you as soon as possible to investigate liability. We go beyond the information contained in the traffic accident report and will hire the best experts to investigate your car accident.
Big rigs, tractor trailers and semi-trucks cause devastating damage in a collision with a motor vehicle or pedestrian. Our experienced truck accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to establish liability and pursue the maximum compensation from the truck driver or trucking company.
While the car driver may be at fault, it’s usually the motorcycle rider who pays the price. In any motorcycle case, it’s best to contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Our accident attorneys consult with some of the best experts available to establish liability and make sure implicit bias doesn’t unfairly reduce your final settlement.
Any person who suffers harm while using a product that was manufactured, designed or marketed in a defective or dangerous way may be able to recover damages from the responsible party in a products liability-based personal injury suit. We we can explain your legal options for financial recovery.
We often rely on nursing homes and assisted living facilities to provide a safe and caring environment for disabled and elderly loved ones. Unfortunately, many facilities are understaffed and residents suffer injuries due to nursing home abuse or neglect. We know how to hold facilities accountable for elder abuse or neglect.
Premises liability law involves the legal responsibilities of property owners and occupiers to prevent injuries to persons on their property. One of the most common causes of such injuries is a trip, slip and fall, such as on an icy sidewalk, a loose or uneven stair tread, a piece of debris, or spilled liquid on the floor.
In civil court, assault and battery are “intentional torts,” and can be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit against the person who commits them. Assault and battery are different from other personal injury claims in that the person accused of assault or battery must have acted with the intent to cause a certain result, namely either fear in the victim or physical contact to the victim’s person.
Although animal-attack claims most commonly involve dog bites, other types of domesticated animals (such as cats, ferrets, rats, snakes and even birds) can also injure humans. Non-domesticated animals owned by people as pets or held in private animal refuges have also been known to attack children and adults. An animal owner’s liability for injuries vary greatly from jurisdiction to jurisdiction.
A wrongful death claim is possible when it’s alleged that a person died as a result of another’s negligence. The deceased person’s surviving relatives, dependents or beneficiaries may bring suit against the responsible party or parties, seeking monetary damages for their losses such as medical bills, funeral expenses, lost wages and loss of companionship.
Injured at work? We also have a proven track record of successfully handling workers’ compensation cases.
What is a personal injury lawsuit?
Personal injury lawsuits are filed by “plaintiffs,” which are people (or their representatives) injured due to the negligence of someone else (the “defendant”). The injury may be either physical or emotional, and it can arise from negligence or misconduct. The goal of a personal injury action is to determine who was responsible, and compel the responsible party to compensate the injured person for the losses sustained.
Pursuing personal injury compensation in Georgia
In a personal injury case, the financial compensation owed to you after a serious accident or injury is known as “damages.”
No matter how you were hurt, our Georgia attorneys are ready to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve for damages, including:
- Lost wages and income due to disability
- Medical expenses for treatment and physical rehabilitation
- Pain, suffering and emotional distress caused by your injury
Did you lose a loved one in a fatal accident?
If the careless and negligent actions of another individual resulted in the death of your spouse, parent or child, you may be eligible for the following wrongful death compensation:
- Loss of income, benefits and financial support
- Medical and funeral expenses
- Loss of companionship and guidance
- Other damages caused by the loss of your family member
There are several myths associated with the personal injury lawsuit process that you might be inclined to believe if you don’t talk to your attorney about the details beforehand. Some details can get confusing as your claim progresses.
Personal injury FAQ: Common questions and answers
Q: How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
A: You must have suffered an injury to your person or property that was the fault of someone else. It isn’t always necessary to have a physical injury to bring a personal injury lawsuit — some personal injury claims can be based on a variety of non-physical losses and harms.
In the case of an assault, for example, you don’t need to show that a person’s action caused you actual physical harm, but only that you expected some harm to come to you. Similarly, you may have a case if someone caused injury to your reputation, invaded your privacy or intentionally inflicted emotional distress upon you.
Q: How soon after I’m injured do I have to file a lawsuit?
A: Every state has certain time limits, called “statutes of limitations,” which govern the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss the deadline for filing your case, you may lose your legal right to damages for your injury.
The amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit depends on the type of claim you wish to file. Consequently, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as you suffer or discover an injury.
Q: What is negligence?
A: The critical issue in many personal injury cases is just how a “reasonable person” was expected to act in the particular situation that caused the injury. A person is negligent when he or she fails to act how an ordinary reasonable person would have acted.
The determination of whether a given person has met the “ordinary reasonable person” standard is often a matter that is resolved by a judge or jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
Personal injury resources and links
- 3 Things You Need to Know About Pursuing a Personal Injury Case
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
- Tort Law: An Overview by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School
The resources needed to win
Unlike some personal injury attorneys who settle all of their cases, we are not afraid to go to court if needed. Our firm has the resources needed to thoroughly prepare, try and win complicated cases.
We are dedicated to doing everything legally and ethically possible to obtain the best results for our injured clients. Hard work and dedication have allowed us to recover millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people in personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Injured Near Macon, GA? Our personal injury lawyers may be able to help.
If you or a loved one was seriously hurt because of someone else’s negligence, our injury and accident attorneys can help. Don’t delay. Your free case evaluation awaits.
Best of all, we never charge attorney fees in injury or disability cases unless we are able to obtain money for you. So you have nothing to lose by talking to us—and everything to gain.