Catastrophic Injury Attorneys in Atlanta, GA
SERIOUS INJURY ATTORNEYS
All too often serious injuries occur based on the negligent actions of another party. Whether it is the distracted driver, careless manufacturer, or inattentive doctor, the Marks Law Group, LLC in Atlanta, GA will fully hold them responsible for their negligent behavior.
Our attorneys are experienced in handling the following types of serious injury cases.
For most of us, driving is a necessity of daily life, but the distractions and injuries that can occur during our commutes are anything but ordinary. Whether the at-fault driver was drowsy, intoxicated, or unlicensed, the law requires that driver “make you whole” to the condition you were in before being injured. This means that it doesn’t matter if you were disabled or in bad health before the accident, you are still entitled to be compensated for your loss. All too often injured clients assume if they were in poor health before their car accident they are unable to collect for their present medical treatment, pain, and suffering. That is not true.
We trust when buying, using, or consuming a product, that is safe to use in its intended form. Unfortunately, that assumption, while correct most of the time, can be disastrous, and even deadly, when the product or service is defective. Before blaming yourself or being too embarrassed to ask for help, you should consult our Atlanta serious injury attorney Aaron Marks to learn whether your injuries are a likely outcome of the product’s use.
Most medical professionals deserve the respect and deference society places on them. When those individuals treat their patients less than as required, or beneath the standard duty of care, their patients suffer, and many suffer severely. Atlanta serious injury attorney Aaron Marks will work for our clients to evaluate their claims, investigate and identify the wrongdoers, and bring them justice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Serious Injury Law?
When a person suffers an injury that significantly changes his or her life, it is referred to as a serious injury. A debilitating injury can inhibit one’s motor skills, leaving them unable to work as they did before or unable to care for themselves or a loved one in the way they did before the injury.
What Are the Most Common Causes?
There are many types of accidents that can result in a serious injury. For example, accidents usually result in damage to the areas around one’s heart, brain, and spine. Spinal cord damage can result in someone becoming a paraplegic or quadriplegic. A traumatic brain injury can result in cognitive loss or loss of other functions.
Bicyclists are also at risk of sustaining serious injuries, particularly when they are involved in bicycle accidents with heavier vehicles. Unfortunately, motor vehicle operators often do not see someone on a motorcycle or a bike, and it is often this lack of visibility that leads to an injury-causing accident – rather than any reckless or dangerous actions by the riders.
Another example is a non-emergency medical transport accident. This type of accident is more likely to result in a serious injury or wrongful death because the person who is being transported is, by definition, medically fragile. Even though it is not an emergency, the patient being transported is already sick or incapacitated, so an accident will further that incapacity – often to a severe level.
What Kind of Impact Can a Serious Injury Claim Have on My Life?
Some effects can be permanent while others can be temporary. It depends on the type of injury suffered. One of the worst injuries a person can sustain is a spine injury. They can result in death, if not total or partial paralysis. It is important to understand that spine injuries may not manifest right away. You could be in a car accident on Monday and not experience the pain until Wednesday – or even a week later.
While recovery from a spinal injury is possible, it may not be quick, easy or as complete as you would like. Some spinal cord injuries, while treatable, never fully heal. You may be left with tingling sensations, pain, and other symptoms for the rest of your life.
Why Hire a Serious Injury Attorney in Atlanta?
When you suffer a serious injury in Atlanta, it is important that you protect your rights and take whatever steps are necessary to help you to make a full recovery – to the highest level possible. The full recovery includes ensuring that you are fully compensated for lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
Our Atlanta serious injury attorney’s job is to ensure that our client is compensated for the loss they have suffered. While an attorney is not a doctor and cannot relieve our client’s pain or injury, we can make sure that the person responsible for the serious injury is held fully accountable for their negligent actions. Holding a responsible party liable for injuries suffered can also be cathartic and help with the healing process.
What Damages Can I be Entitled with My Serious Injury Claim?
Several types of compensation are available to a person who has suffered from a serious injury in Atlanta, GA.
- Medical expenses related to the injury, as well as expenses related to past and future treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
It is important to note that pain and suffering damages address two different areas. The ‘pain’ part is addressing your physical pain, including any surgeries, infections, or other pain that you experienced during your serious injury. The ‘suffering’ part addresses what the victim is emotionally unable to do because of the injury.
How Do I Deal with the Insurance Companies?
Insurance companies will often try to make a settlement so that the person will not file a lawsuit. If you have spoken to an insurance company who has made you a settlement offer, you should write down your medical expenses, as well as your symptoms.
Consider what the cost of treating your injuries will be in the future, and whether the insurance company is factoring in your pain and suffering.
Additionally, assess how much you will lose in income due to your injuries. You should also think about what the outcome will be if you accept the settlement.
Considering those factors will help you decide whether the settlement offer is fair. However, if you are not sure of the answers to those questions, you should speak to our Atlanta serious injury attorney, and we will advise you on the answers to those questions and whether the settlement offer is fair compensation for your injuries.
How Do I Prove Fault in a Serious Injury?
Proving fault in a serious injury lawsuit depends on the situation. If you have been in an auto accident, you are required to prove fault by a preponderance of the evidence. This means that you must be at least 51 percent right that the person who caused the accident was negligent.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to premises liability, the burden is on you to prove that the property owner did not maintain the premises properly and was negligent. You must also show that the negligence caused your injury.
Again, proving fault is situational, so it is best to consult with our Atlanta serious injury lawyer who is well-versed in the standards of proof needed to show fault in different situations.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
There are exceptions, but the general rule is that you have two years from the date of the accident in which to file a claim. If you have any questions regarding your serious injury claim, it is best to contact our Atlanta serious injury attorney to help you through the process.
Why Choose Atlanta Serious Injury Lawyers at Marks Law Group, LLC?
As an Atlanta serious injury attorney, the Marks Law Group, LLC is distinguishable from other Georgia serious injury lawyers. Aaron Marks knows that your personal injury is unique to you – he does not use a “one size fits all” approach to his clients’ lawsuits. Each claim is brought based on the client’s individual situation.
We are also a smaller firm that gives individual attention to each client. Each Atlanta serious injury attorney at the Marks Law Group will customize and tailor our legal strategy to our clients’ case.
It is this strategic, customized approach that allows proper recovery scenarios for serious injury victims. Personal attention makes a difference in personal injury claims, and the Marks Law Group, LLC is dedicated to giving that attention to each one of their clients. Contact us today for a free consultation (404) 800-6863.