Georgia Personal Injury Law FAQs


October 21, 2017

Georgia Personal Injury FAQs From Our Experienced Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers

A person can sustain injuries caused by another person or company from many types of accidents, including automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and others.  We here at Montlick & Associates know how serious and debilitating injuries caused by someone else's negligence can be, resulting in costly medical care, lost income, disability, and Pain and Suffering.  In this blog article, our Personal Injury Attorneys will generally discuss frequently asked questions (FAQs) pertaining to personal injury claims.

How do I know that I have a claim in Georgia?

Most personal injury claims arise as a result of negligence. Negligence can be established if evidence shows that a person or company failed to exercise the care that a reasonable person would have under the same circumstances. Some examples of negligence include someone texting while driving, a shop failing to repair a broken step that they knew or should have known of, and the owner of a violent dog letting the animal run off leash at a playground. If you have been injured from any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, call Montlick & Associates today to learn about your legal rights as well as what steps can be taken to protect those rights.

What can I gain by filing a personal injury claim?

If your claim is successful, you can recover damages from the liable, or at-fault party, including compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, Pain and Suffering, and others.  Our attorneys fight hard on behalf of each client to maximize the value of their case under the law.

Can I file a personal injury claim against my employer if my injury occurred at work?

In most cases, when a person is injured at work, the appropriate claim is a workers’ compensation claim. This differs from a regular personal injury claim. Employers are protected from civil lawsuits because of workers’ compensation, but employees can collect workers’ compensation benefits, including medical expenses and a portion of their lost wages, for work related injuries, even when the employer is not at fault. However, if you have been injured on the job, and your injury was caused by a person or company other than your employer, you can normally pursue a personal injury claim against the negligent third party, even while simultaneously receiving workers' compensation benefits! 

How long do I have to file my claim?

Under Georgia law, individuals suffering from a personal injury caused by someone else's negligence generally have two years in which to file a claim following the injury, so it is important to reach out to an attorney to discuss your claim promptly.  Moreover, in Georgia, cases against the government or municipalities involve other deadlines. Failing to file within the statute of limitation can prevent a person with an otherwise legitimate claim from being able to seek compensation for their injuries. There are also other factors involving deadlines that can affect your claim, such as filing timely claims with insurance companies and preserving important evidence and witness testimony. Consequently, if you or a family member has sustained serious injuries because of someone else’s wrongful conduct, do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim.

Put Our Law Firm's Over 33 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else's negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over thirty-three years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. Our personal injury attorneys in Georgia have been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast for over thirty-three years.

No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

Category: Personal Injury

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.