When you’ve been seriously injured because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve help. What you may be met with instead are the dishonest tactics of the insurance company. At Bey & Associates, we prioritize the financial, emotional, and physical well-being of all injury victims we work with to ensure that no one is denied the compensation to which they are entitled.
Whether you were hurt in a car accident or your loved one was abused in their nursing home facility, a Macon personal injury lawyer from our law firm is here to help.
Personal injury law can be notably complex—our Georgia attorneys make it easy. To learn more about your legal options for recovering financial support for things like lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and more, contact us by phone or by filling out our convenient online form. We’ll schedule your no-obligation, free consultation at your earliest convenience.
Life After a Serious Injury
A serious injury has the potential to turn your life upside down. When seeking legal assistance, it is not uncommon for an injured person to already be facing profound financial, physical, and psychological damages related to their accident.
Our accident lawyers find that helping clients address the financial aspect of their injuries allows them to then focus on improving their physical and emotional state. This makes correctly valuing the worth of a personal injury lawsuit one of the most important things we do.
Damages Available in Personal Injury Claims
No two accident cases are exactly alike, so the compensation you seek to recover in your claim will be unique to you and your circumstances. However, broadly speaking, compensation for accident injuries typically falls into three distinct categories—economic, non-economic, and punitive damages.
You suffered monetary losses as a result of your injuries and, as such, are entitled to financial compensation. Your economic damages are comprised of your verifiable and calculable financial losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Property damage
Never throw away any bills, statements, or documents that show how much you owe for things like your medical treatment, auto repair bills, or more. Make copies of your bank statement and ask your employer for proof of past paychecks. Keep this information in a safe place and bring it with you when you meet with one of our personal injury lawyers for your free case evaluation.
A loss does not have to be financial to be considered compensable. Accident victims often suffer a range of non-monetary losses that significantly impact their lives in profound ways. If another person caused you to suffer serious or catastrophic injuries, the answer is clear—you deserve to be compensated.
When valuing non-economic damages for personal injury claims, we often consider some of the following:
- Loss of enjoyment in life
- Mental anguish
- Physical pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Don’t let a big insurance company tell you that your non-economic damages aren’t real. The attorneys at Bey & Associates will verify all of your losses and hold the at-fault party liable for them.
Unlike economic and non-economic damages, punitive damages are not intended to compensate an accident victim for any particular loss. Instead, they are used as a financial deterrent. Punitive damages are only awarded in cases of willful misconduct or particularly egregious misbehavior to discourage the liable party and others from engaging in similarly reckless behavior in the future.
Fairly rare in accident injury cases, your personal injury attorney will advise you whether punitive damages are appropriate for your personal injury lawsuit.
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
The personal injury lawyers of Bey & Associates have committed their legal careers to advocating for injury victims who have been hurt through no fault of their own. As a personal injury law firm, we specialize in a variety of practice areas, allowing us to maximize our positive impact on the community of Macon, GA and Bibb County.
In particular, a Macon personal injury attorney from our law firm can guide you in the filing of a personal injury claim for:
Don’t see the type of accident that caused your injury listed here? Don’t hesitate to contact our office about other types of personal injury claims.
According to the National Safety Council, car accidents are among the most common causes of nonfatal injuries across every age group. Data for 2018 collected by the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows that in Bibb County alone, there were 5,841 crashes with 126 suspected serious injuries. That same year there were 33 traffic fatalities, with the number of traffic deaths increasing to 35 in 2019.
Stretching across Bibb County for more than 20 miles, Highway 247 (also called Pio Nono Avenue and Hawkinsville Road) is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Macon. A major artery that allows for quick travel through Macon, speed and distracted driving are two of the biggest contributing factors to accidents on Highway 247.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle crash on Highway 247, in Macon, or elsewhere in Bibb County, you need the backing of a car accident attorney who understands the importance of identifying the driver who caused the wreck.
A collision involving a large tractor-trailer and a smaller passenger vehicle will almost always produce much more severe injuries than an accident between two passenger vehicles.
If a truck driver caused your accident, you are entitled to seek compensation related to your injuries and damages. This compensation is almost never paid by the truck driver themselves, even if they were the direct cause of the collision. Instead, the trucking company and its insurer are most often the liable parties in personal injury lawsuits such as this.
In order to secure maximum compensation, your legal team will determine the cause of your truck accident. Some of the most common contributing factors in big truck crashes include driver error:
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Driving while drowsy
- Distracted driving
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
And trucking company negligence:
- Negligent hiring or training practices
- Insufficient maintenance
- Unreasonable delivery schedules
With the backing of its insurer and a team of lawyers, the truck company will do everything in its power to limit your ability to recover compensation to which you are rightfully entitled. Bey & Associates doesn’t let that happen.
Nursing Home Abuse
Our elderly loved ones deserve to feel happy and well-cared for in their later years. While we might wish that we could provide specialized and round-the-clock care that many of our family members need, the reality is that most of us do not have the funds or specialized training to do so. When we instead entrust the well-being of our loved ones to nursing home facilities, we are counting on them receiving the best possible care.
Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Of the 12 facilities in Macon, GA listed on Medicare’s Nursing Home Compare Tool, exactly half have a one-star rating, which translates to a “much below average” rating.
If your loved one was physically, emotionally, financially, or sexually abused while in the care of a nursing home facility, we’re here to help. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with our law firm to discuss what type of compensation your family member might be owed.
Victims of sexual abuse often have a lifetime of trauma and lasting damage that they are left to deal with on their own. Every attorney here at Bey & Associates wants to stress that you are not alone anymore.
We are here to listen. We believe victims and are proud of the legal advocacy we provide to those who have been sexually abused, assaulted, or raped, either as a child or an adult.
Any legal matter dealing with sexual violence is a sensitive topic, and we strive to treat every client with compassion and understanding.
Property owners have a legal obligation to create safe environments in which visitors do not have to worry about suffering unnecessary harm. When an owner fails to implement adequate security measures, anyone who visits their property may be subjected to preventable acts of violence.
Personal injury claims involving negligent security often cite some of the following security deficiencies:
- Inoperable or inadequate security cameras
- Insufficient number of security personnel
- Poorly trained security members
- Unlocked gates
- Insufficient or burnt-out lightbulbs
Although they both fall under the category of personal injury, a negligent security claim is distinctly different than a premises liability claim. Whereas a premises liability claim will focus on how a property owner’s negligence led to the creation of a dangerous condition (such as a slippery floor) that resulted in an accident, a negligent security case will typically highlight how a property owner’s insufficient security measures left you vulnerable to an act of violence.
If you are unsure whether your injury warrants the filing of a negligent security or premises liability case, speak with an accident attorney as soon as possible.
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one can easily create a vacuum of grief in our lives. When your family member’s death was the result of another person’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions, you may be unsure where to turn or what to do. That’s where we come in.
We are proud of the kind, compassionate, and unrelenting legal guidance we provide to Macon families who have had to say goodbye to a loved one far too soon. Your family and your loved one’s estate may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills incurred through end-of-life medical treatment
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of advice, guidance, and nurturance
The goal of a wrongful death claim is about much more than just securing compensation for those most affected by a preventable death. When our lawyers take on a case, they know that they are seeking justice on behalf of a grieving family.
Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
Dealing with a severe injury can be a confusing process. While we are pleased to meet with injury victims in a free, confidential setting for a no-obligation case evaluation, we have also provided cursory answers to some of the most commonly asked questions regarding personal injury legal claims.
How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?
The most effective way to determine if you have a personal injury case is to meet with an attorney from Bey & Associates. We’ll discuss what happened to you, what the impact on your life has been, and whether you have legal grounds to move forward with a case.
Is It Worth Getting a Personal Injury Lawyer in Macon, GA?
Your chances of securing maximum compensation are greatly improved when you have the backing of a lawyer who is knowledgeable in all state and federal laws that apply to your case. If you suffered serious or traumatic injuries, have significant financial losses, or are not sure who is liable for your damages, you could benefit from hiring a personal injury lawyer.
How Long Will My Personal Injury Lawsuit Take To Settle?
The amount of time it takes to settle a personal injury lawsuit is highly contingent upon a variety of factors, including the type of claim, the severity of your injuries, and the value of your losses. For example, the average truck accident claim will take longer to settle than a car accident claim.
What Makes Bey & Associates Different?
At Bey & Associates, we pride ourselves on the attorney-client relationships that we form with our personal injury clients. These relationships form a strong foundation upon which we build the most rigorous case possible.
So what makes Bey & Associates different from other law firms in the area? We believe the following makes us stand out above the rest:
- We care about our clients. You’re more than just an injury victim when you work with Bey & Associates. We’ll see and treat you as a whole person deserving of respect and dignity.
- We thoroughly investigate every claim. Our approach to investigating accident claims is unrivaled. We draw on a wide variety of evidence to ensure that no stone is left unturned.
- We have the resources to build a strong case. Our years of experience representing those who have been injured by other people’s negligence has allowed us to build a network of professionals who can help strengthen your case. When necessary, we draw on these close personal relationships, including working with medical experts who are willing to testify on your behalf.
Life in Macon, GA
Located in central Georgia, Macon is home to more than 153,000 people and is known for its beautiful architecture, thriving arts community, and musical heritage. Our beautiful city lies within the crossroads of I-75 and I-16, making us a major hub of travel and tourism within our state.
Home to festivals (including the annual International Cherry Blossom Festival), top-rated restaurants, family parks, paved walking paths, hiking trails, and much more, there is a little something for everyone here.
Major attractions in Macon, Bibb County, and nearby Houston County include:
- The Georgia Sports Hall of Fame
- Ocmulgee Mounds National Historical Park
- Museum of Arts and Sciences
- Hay House
- Allman Brothers Band Museum at The Big House
- Lane Southern Orchards
- The Aviation Museum
- Capricorn Sound Studios and Museum
Macon Personal Injury Lawyers Willing To Fight for You
Every attorney at Bey & Associates has the requisite skills and legal knowledge to handle your personal injury lawsuit. It is our goal in all that we do to provide rigorous and unyielding legal representation to those who have been wrongfully harmed by another person’s negligence.
To learn more about our high-quality legal representation, please contact our law office to schedule a free consultation with a Macon, GA personal injury lawyer.