Our Legal Areas of Expertise – Personal Injury
When a person suffers harm to their body or mind, they have met with a personal injury. At The Law Firm of Langrin-Robertson, our accident injury lawyers hold negligent parties accountable for the actions (or lack of actions) that cause harm to another.
What Types of Accidents Does the Firm Handle?
Our law firm handles a wide range of accident cases. We tirelessly advocate so that our clients can receive the compensation they are owed after a life-changing injury or illness. Some of the most common types of personal injury cases we handle include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Motor vehicle crashes are the second leading cause of emergency room visits and hospitalizations in Georgia. Vehicle accidents can result in everything from a few simple scrapes and bruises to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and even death.
With the advent of ridesharing apps such as Lyft and Uber, the face of personal injury law was forced to adapt to help persons injured while using these services. At The Law Firm of Langrin-Robertson, our personal injury lawyers help determine responsibility for these accidents and pursue compensation accordingly.
Accidents involving large trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, and other commercial vehicles are referred to as trucking accidents. These types of accidents are particularly heinous as they often involve significant and catastrophic injuries.
Slip and Fall Accidents
When a person slips or trips and falls on property owned or maintained by another, they may be able to pursue the other party for the injuries they received.
Wrongful Death Claims
When a person dies due to a personal injury, a surviving family member can file a suit against the responsible party for their wrongful death. The proper way to determine if a wrongful death claim can be pursued is to determine if the person who died would have had an actionable personal injury case if they had lived. If the answer is “yes,” then a wrongful death claim is proper.
What Kind of Compensation Is Available in a Personal Injury Case?
There are three main types of compensation available to a personal injury victim in Georgia:
Do I Need an Attorney?
While no law states you must hire an attorney, it is within your best interest to do so.
Insurance companies are protecting themselves over and above the interest of the injured person, whether that person is their insured customer or the opposing party.
Insurance companies are in business for profit. They are not our friends when we make a claim. Any settled claim is only settled because settlement is better than litigation for the organization’s bottom line. An insurance company hires hundreds of lawyers to make sure that the claims are paid out at the lowest possible level or not paid out at all.
The injured person may be placed in an adversarial position even though his own insurance company should be taking care of him and might need a personal injury attorney to protect his rights.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is a complex process that includes deadlines, extensive paperwork, and a thorough understanding of the judicial process. Attorneys spend many years studying the details and complexities of the law to offer complete services to their clients. It would be challenging for a non-Attorney to successfully file a legal complaint without the assistance of experienced legal representation. In addition, hiring a Georgia personal injury Attorney requires no upfront cost or fees, so you have nothing to lose by consulting with a professional about the details of your personal injury.
What Happens if the Person at Fault Has No Insurance?
It is illegal to operate a vehicle in Georgia without proper insurance, but that doesn’t mean every motorist on the road is legally insured. If you have supplemental uninsured motorist (UM) insurance, your Attorney will file a claim with your insurance company for damages. There are different types of UM coverage, and not all motorists add on this extra insurance policy. To get advice about the specifics of your case, contact our law firm.
Contact an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney For More Information
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury, don’t suffer in silence. Contact the legal professionals at The Law Firm of Langrin-Robertson at +1 (678) 242-9280. We look forward to helping you move forward and past your injury.