Serious injuries can be life-changing—especially when they’re caused by careless actions, decisions, or inaction from another human being, group, or corporation. If you or a loved one has suffered due to the negligence of another person or entity, you may be able to seek compensation that can aid the recovery process. If the injury occurred in the state of Georgia, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you and your family receive peace of mind.
Thanks to the U.S. civil justice system, a victim can potentially obtain damages (compensation) after becoming injured in an accident that was caused by negligent or careless actions by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the guilty party. Lawsuits can often be complex, but many can be settled outside of the courtroom. They can also let a family who’s grieving after a loved one’s death or suffering after a tragic accident reach a point of closure.
A lawsuit won’t take away the fact that the accident or incident occurred, but it can potentially stop the guilty party from making the same careless or reckless mistake twice. When a drunk driver, for example, is forced to pay a civil settlement in addition to serving any criminal charges, they’ll likely never get behind the wheel intoxicated again. When a product manufacturer fails to test a new drug and must pay multiple settlements, they’re likely to plan for proper testing in the future.
It’s a simple truth that personal injury lawsuits often speak louder than words. Here at Bey & Associates, LLC, we believe in the power of having of voice. It’s our goal to give those who have suffered the power to speak against injustice. For the past 20 combined years, we’ve made this goal our reality.
Personal Injury Claims We Handle in Atlanta
At Bey & Associates, LLC, our personal injury practice handles a wide variety of cases. Our trial lawyers can help Atlanta residents with the following types of injury claims:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- School bus accidents
- Wrongful death
- Medical malpractice
- Product liability
- Physiomesh hernia mesh claims
- Premises liability—including claims involving slip and fall accidents
- Nursing home neglect and abuse
- Dog bites
- Work injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Bad faith insurance
Even if your case does not fit into the above categories, we encourage you to get in touch with our law firm. We may be able to provide our expertise regardless and help you and your family.
When Can I File a Personal Injury Claim?
By Georgia law, victims of accidents for which they’re seeking damages for must file an injury claim within a certain period after the accident occurs. This period is what’s known as a statute of limitations. Depending on the type of claim you are filing (see below for our list of practice areas), your statute of limitations will vary between a period of 1-3 years. If you fail to file a claim within this time, you will be unable to do so.
For a claim to be eligible, you’ll also have to work with your Georgia personal injury attorney to ensure the following points are true:
- Negligence occurred. Negligence, as defined by U.S. law, is a failure to use reasonable care when performing actions or making decisions, thus resulting in damage or injury to another. If a property owner, for example, fails to make their premises safe for visitors and a visitor gets injured when invited on the property, this is an example of negligence. If a driver causes an accident while texting and driving, this is another.
- Negligence can be proven. This is often the most difficult aspect of an injury lawsuit. Strong evidence and expert testimony are usually both required to prove that negligence happened.
- That the injury/death resulted in financial hardship. By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you’re arguing that you deserve damages that can aid the recovery process. Most injury claims involve serious injuries that come with significant recovery times, treatment courses, permanent complications/conditions, emotional pain and suffering, and a loss of income. Any compensation received will go toward these hardships.
In the case of a loved one’s wrongful death, a grieving family may be able to seek damages on behalf of their loved one if the death occurred due to negligence.
Why Bey & Associates, LLC Calls Atlanta Home
Our personal injury practice is proud to call Atlanta, Georgia home. We’ve been practicing in Atlanta for over 20 combined years and we’re proud to serve an active role in community events, charities, and sponsorships as often as possible that help the community thrive. Encouraging diversity and empowering those who are less fortunate are goals our firm believes in and makes every effort to fulfill.
Recent Atlanta charities and sponsorships we’ve been a part of include the Gate City Bar Association and The New Year New Life concert. We’re also grateful to be able to provide a scholarship opportunity to new and prospective college students.
As for Atlanta itself, there’s no other city we’d want to call home. Atlanta is more than the capital city of Georgia—it’s the ninth-largest metropolitan city in the United States and one of the most diverse places in the nation. A city born from a single railway intersection, Atlanta rose from the ashes after being burned down during the American Civil War to become the commercial, technological, transportation, cultural, and entertainment mega hub we know and love today.
During the 1960s, Atlanta played a central role during the Civil Rights Movement. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Ralph David Abernathy, and many other residents championed the movement that helped Atlanta earn a reputation of being a city “too busy to hate”. The city’s progression-focused ideals set it apart from most other cities in the south and still do.
Atlanta is truly a global city. It’s ranked worldwide as a Beta+ world city according to Loughborough University’s Globalization and World Cities Research Network and its economy ranks 18th among world cities and 7th in the nation. Businesses in Atlanta contribute to global commerce, finance, technology, research, education, art, entertainment, and media industries.
Our injury law firm holds the same ideals that are central to Atlanta—progression, innovation, diversity, and community outreach—near and dear to the heart of our practice. We wouldn’t be who we are if we didn’t live, practice, and help others in Atlanta.
Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers Can Make Complete Recovery a Reality
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident or incident in Georgia and you feel the accident may have been caused by careless actions, negligence, or reckless decision-making, you may be able to obtain compensation that can go towards recovery costs, loss of wage costs, medical costs, and more. For a grieving or struggling family, this extra compensation can make all the difference between a partial recovery and a complete recovery.
Bey & Associates – Atlanta Office Address
191 Peachtree Street NE #3230
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Local telephone number: 877.929.6250