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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

WHY DO WE LOVE TO DO WHAT WE DO?

Accidents like motor vehicle crashes, trip-and-falls, and medical errors are unfortunately an everyday occurrence in the State of Georgia. When the careless and reckless actions of another person causes an accident, the responsible party can—and should—be held liable for damages.

If you or a loved one were severely injured due to someone else’s negligence, an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer may be able to help you bring these negligent parties to justice. A dedicated attorney could handle the legal elements of your case while you focus on your physical recovery.

Recent Case Results
Case Results

$650,000

HEAD ON COLLISION

$525,000

MVA

$250,000

PEDESTRIAN

$600,000

HEAD ON COLLISION

$100,000

DOG BITE

$908,334.00

REAR-END COLLISION

$880,000

TRUCKING

$600,000

T-BONE

$525,000

PERSONAL INJURY FALL

$120,000

T-BONE

$100,000

SIDE SWIPE

$100,000

AT FAULT POLICY LIMITS

$100,000

UM POLICY LIMITS

$95,000

REAR END COLLISION

$80,000

MOTORCYCLE WRECK (ALL AVAILABLE INSURANCE)

$75,000

Slip and FALL

$57,000

REAR END COLLISION

$50,000

CAR WRECK

$50,000

REAR END COLLISION

$50,000

HIT AND RUN/DUI (POLICY LIMITS)

$200,000

REAR END COLLISION

$25,000

SIDE SWIPE (POLICY LIMITS)

Our Practice Areas

Types of Personal Injury Cases in Atlanta, GA

When people gather in any city, there is potential for serious injury. Atlanta and the surrounding areas are no different. Every person we represent is a living, breathing person and not just a statistic or case number. We will work hard to manage your legal efforts.

Some of the types of personal injury cases we help clients with include:

Auto Collisions
Auto Collisions
Auto Collisions
Auto Collisions
Drunk Driving Victims
Drunk Driving Victims
Drunk Driving Victims
Drunk Driving Victims
Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall
Slip and Fall
Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle Collisions
Motorcycle Collisions
Trucking Collisions
Trucking Collisions
Trucking Collisions
Trucking Collisions
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death
Wrongful Death

Determining Fault For an Accident

Most personal injuries are caused by accidents, meaning that defendants in personal injury cases usually did not intend to cause any harm. Regardless, those who cause an accident can be held liable in court for their carelessness or recklessness if that behavior directly causes someone else to get hurt.

Many personal injury cases use the legal framework of negligence to seek compensation. Someone may be considered legally negligent if they had a duty of care to protect the wellbeing of the plaintiff, subsequently failed to fulfill that duty, and caused the plaintiff to suffer compensable damages as a proximate—or direct—result.

The Potential Impact of Comparative Fault

The plaintiff bears the burden of proof in a personal injury case, so in order to recover compensation on a plaintiff’s behalf, a local personal injury attorney in Atlanta must prove based on a preponderance of available evidence that the defendant’s actions were the direct cause of the accident in question. However, a defendant may argue that a plaintiff’s own carelessness contributed to the incident, meaning that they are partially at fault for their ensuing damages.

According to Official Code of Georgia §51-12-33, civil courts have the authority to evaluate the actions of both the plaintiff and the defendant and assign each party a percentage of fault for an accident. An injured plaintiff can still recover at least some compensation as long as they are less than 50 percent at fault, although their final damage award would be reduced proportionately by their percentage of fault. However, if a plaintiff is found to be more than 50 percent at fault for their accident, they may be ineligible to recover any compensation for injuries stemming from that incident.

The Statute Of Limitations To File A Claim

The State of Georgia enforces a statutory filing deadline that, if not obeyed, may result in a case being time-barred and a plaintiff being ineligible to recover compensation for that particular accident.

Under O.C.G.A. §9-3-33, the filing deadline for most civil claims in Georgia is two years following the date on which the plaintiff became injured. There may be exceptions to this deadline in certain circumstances, though, so it is always worth talking to a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta about the options available for a particular case.

 

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    Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert
    Owner & Attorney

    Attorney Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert was seriously injured in a collision and experienced firsthand dealing with uncooperative insurance companies. She knows what it is like to feel overwhelmed and under-educated about your rights after a collision. That is why she has dedicated this firm to fighting for accident victims and their loved ones. The goal of The Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group – Gore LLC is to provide you with excellent legal advice, based on our experience in representing injured automobile drivers and passengers from all across the State of Georgia.

    Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

    Have you or a loved one suffered an injury in Atlanta, Georgia, or the surrounding areas? Getting hurt can be traumatic and add unneeded stress and expenses to your life. After an injury, you may be unable to work, spend quality time with loved ones, or even do normal daily activities like walking or running. Your injury can also add immense medical bills and financial strain on top of an already stressful situation.

    Do you believe that someone else’s carelessness caused your injury? If so, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation to help you deal with the aftermath of your experience. Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group helps people like you recover damages from the negligent parties responsible for your suffering.

    Why Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Firm?

    Jennifer Gore-Cuthbert founded Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group after experiencing for herself how difficult it can be to work with insurance companies. After getting seriously hurt in a crash, she found the opposing insurance company unreasonable. Therefore, she knows exactly how you likely feel right now.

    This unique first-hand experience served as the guiding principle when she founded her law firm. The Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group is committed to giving you the best legal advice possible. After representing clients successively for many years, we understand the legalities of personal injury in Georgia. We bring that knowledge and experience to every person we represent.

    It does not matter if a car accident, truck accident, or slip and fall accident hurt you. In all personal injury cases, victims deserve justice for their pain and suffering. What our clients say speaks volumes about our ability to help hurt individuals recover compensation.

    Dealing With Insurance Companies and Personal Injury

    At Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group, we realize how hard it is for some victims to receive compensation for their injury, especially on their own. The person or company responsible for your injury will likely have insurance representatives who try to stall your case or avoid paying you altogether.

    Everyone in our practice understands the toll that an accident can have on a victim’s life. Dealing with difficult or unsympathetic insurance companies that only care about their profits should not be part of your recovery process. You can count on us to fight these companies to get you the compensation you deserve.

    Common Injury Accident Questions

    What Should I Do After an Injury in Atlanta, GA?

    The immediate aftermath of a personal injury in Atlanta is often confusing and stressful. The experts at Atlanta Personal Injury Law Group recommend that you keep these things in mind after your accident:

    Get Checked by a Medical Professional
    Immediately after an accident, your body might be in shock. Even relatively minor accidents could have severe repercussions hours, days, or even weeks later. Additionally, if you do not seek medical help after your accident, the insurance company will use this against your claim. Protect your health and your legal interests by visiting a medical professional.

    Do Not Sign Any Paperwork From Insurance Companies
    Once the opposing party’s insurance company representatives learn that you may file a claim, they will likely rush to you and pressure you to sign a settlement agreement. Many will try to take advantage of your lack of knowledge about the law.

    After you are injured, you may be confused, frightened, or worried about your future. A settlement agreement with an insurance company may sign away your ability to seek significant compensation.

    A settlement agreement can seem like a sure thing and the short-term answer to your financial worries. But after you undergo a medical evaluation and the shock wears off, you might discover that your case is worth far more than what you agreed to.

    Do not sign anything from an insurance company or give any recorded statement without knowing what your case is really worth.

    Do I Have a Valid Personal Injury Claim?

    Unless you intimately understand Georgia state law, you can’t determine if you have a legitimate personal injury case on your own. Some victims believe they caused the crash, only to discover later that the other party did.

    Not every personal injury another person caused results from malice. Many accidents are just that—accidents. But even unintentional accidents can involve negligence.

    A little bit of effort by the other person would prevent most accidents. Maybe they were distracted for a split second. Sometimes, a brief moment of distraction can be the difference between life and death.

    To find out if you are eligible for compensation, speak to an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at our firm.

    How Do Personal Injury Cases in Atlanta Work?

    While every personal injury case is different, the steps for filing a claim are often the same. Your case starts with an investigation, so we can determine who might be liable for your injury. Once we identify this person or entity, we reach out to their insurance company.

    After we file a claim, we handle all communication with insurance company representatives, saving you from harassment or high-pressure tactics. With our deep understanding of the law, the team at Atlanta Personal Injury Group knows what to say and, most importantly, what not to say.

    We also take the necessary steps to build your case by gathering evidence, such as:

    • Accident reports from the police department
    • Any eyewitnesses
    • Traffic cam and/or security footage
    • Photographs
    • Your medical records (with your permission)

    With this and any other information that supports your case, we can submit a claim to the other party’s insurance company asking for a settlement to cover your medical expenses and other damages.

    How Do Personal Injury Lawsuits in Atlanta Work?

    First and foremost, in Georgia, current law states that plaintiffs must file personal injury lawsuits within two years of their injuries. Unless you file a lawsuit within this two-year timeframe, you could lose your right to seek justice.

    Lawsuits begin with many of the same steps as a claim. We start by investigating your claim, gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, and obtaining your medical records. After this, both sides go through the discovery phase, when both sides submit their findings to each other.

    The Negotiation Process

    After receiving our demand and the supporting evidence, the insurance company will take the time to review the material. They may respond and agree to the claim, or they may counteroffer with a lower amount. We can negotiate on your behalf until we reach an agreement that everyone—including you—believes is fair.

    If we cannot reach an agreement, you have the choice to escalate your claim to a lawsuit against both the person or entity responsible for your suffering and the insurance company. We keep you informed every step of the way and do not make any decisions about your case without your permission. We are here to advocate for you.

    Discovery Phase

    During this phase, both sides may interview anyone with a connection to your case. While we speak to witnesses to bolster your case, the other side may interview the same witnesses, looking for any inconsistencies in their stories or ways to twist their stories for a potential jury.

    Mediation

    Depending on how things progress, both sides might agree to sit down for mediation. Attorneys for both sides, along with you and the person or entity responsible for your injury, then meet to discuss your case.

    In mediation, we try to settle your case before it goes to trial. If everyone agrees, you receive your settlement without going to trial. If both sides cannot agree, mediation ends and we prepare for trial.

    Trial

    During the trial, both sides present their arguments and evidence to a judge and jury. Our goal is to fight for your rights and present your case as vigorously as possible. Once both sides present their cases, the jury deliberates and determines who wins.

    What Types of Compensation Can I Receive in a Personal Injury Case?

    If you are eligible for compensation stemming from your accident, you will likely seek both economic and non-economic losses. Economic losses are direct financial consequences of your injury. Non-economic losses are those without a fixed dollar amount, like pain and suffering.

    Economic Losses

    • Medical expenses
    • Medications
    • Physical therapy
    • Lost wages
    • Future lost wages (if you cannot return to work)
    • Property damage

    Non-economic damages

    • Pain and suffering
    • Loss of companionship
    • Mental or emotional anguish

    Punitive Damages

    Some victims of personal injury in Atlanta also receive punitive damages. These losses are not economic or non-economic—instead, punitive damages punish the party responsible for your injury. Juries may award punitive damages if they feel the responsible party was particularly egregious in their negligence.

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