Personal Injury Attorneys
in Athens, Georgia
Over 400,000 personal injury claims are filed every year in the United States.
If you're one of the thousands of Americans that suffered an injury due to negligence, don't wait to contact a skilled attorney. Median payouts for personal injury cases range from $31,000 to a staggering $750,000 for those who successfully argue their case.
Pursue the settlement you deserve with the knowledge and skill of an experienced attorney in your corner.
What Is a Personal Injury Claim?
In the state of Georgia, individuals can file personal injury claims after suffering harm or injury due to the negligence of another person or entity.
Common events that lead to personal injury claims include:
Dog and pet bites
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Claims
A statute of limitation places a "deadline" on the filing of charges or claims related to an offense. Statutes of limitations exist for both civil and criminal charges, and while the length of limitations varies it is important to be aware of how they could affect your personal injury claim.
In the state of Georgia, individuals must take legal action within two years from the date of the offense. If the two-year window passes before the start of a claim, the event is no longer eligible for judicial review and compensation cannot be awarded.
Does Georgia Place Damage Caps on Personal Injury Awards?
A damage cap is a legal limit on the total amount of compensation able to be awarded for certain cases. Fortunately, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled damage caps were unconstitutional in 2010 since the limits violated the right to a jury trial granted in the state constitution.
This means there is no limit to the amount of compensation an individual may be awarded in the state of Georgia. While some states limit awards for various reasons, we have secured payouts as high as $1,000,000 for our clients.
What Does Comparative Fault Mean?
Comparative fault is a rule that can reduce or even eliminate all damages if the court finds you responsible for your injury.
The idea is simple, but in practice, comparative fault can lead to a significant difference in your payout. For example, if the court rules you were 15% responsible for the event that led to your injury, your total compensation will be reduced by the same amount. If the original award was $10,000, you would receive $8,500 to reflect your partial culpability in the injury.
Comparative fault can also be the deciding factor in a personal injury claim. If the court rules that the claimant is more than 50% at fault for their injury, any claims to compensation will be forfeited.
You Deserve Fair Compensation for Your Suffering.
How Can Baker & Slider, LLC Help My Personal Injury Case?
We have fought hard to earn our reputation in Athens, Georgia, for highly effective advocacy during personal injury claims. With experience securing awards due to workplace hazards, defective products and equipment, car crashes, and more, we have the skills and knowledge you need to pursue fair compensation.
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We understand the stress of facing mounting medical bills, as well as the impact of missed work, increased pain and suffering, and decreased quality of life due to an injury that was no fault of your own. That's why we work tirelessly for every client to pursue maximum compensation. We have extensive experience in personal injury law and have secured multiple payouts that totaled over half a million dollars. Schedule a free initial consultation to find out if Baker & Slider, LLC is right for your case. We are proud to serve the Athens, Georgia community, and the neighboring areas of Franklin, Oglethorpe, Madison, and Clarke Counties.