Sandy Springs, GA Personal Injury Lawyer

When you get seriously hurt, you may be thinking of a lot of things. Questions like “How could this happen?” “What can I do now?” and “Will I still be able to do all the things l used to?” will potentially be going through your head. You also may feel sad, frustrated, angry, or any number of other emotions. All of this can be quite overwhelming, and that is to say nothing of the potential cost of medical care for injuries. Worse still, you may have a suspicion that all of this could have been avoided if someone else was just more careful.

If you think you were hurt because someone else was negligent, we can help. Our lawyers know how to handle personal injury cases, so we can give you the competent, professional, and driven legal representation you need and deserve when you are injured.

Rice, Murtha & Psoras’s personal injury attorneys can help you out when you contact our office at (470) 287-3070.

Types of Injuries Our Lawyers Can Help You with in Sandy Springs, GA

“Personal injury” covers a wide variety of things, ranging from auto accidents to slip and fall incidents to medical malpractice and beyond. No two personal injury cases will be the same, so it is important to talk with our personal injury attorneys sooner rather than later so that we can start helping you work toward justice and financial compensation for your injuries.

Car Accidents

Car accidents, sadly, happen every day across the United States. Many car accidents happen because the driver did something negligent, but in other cases, they can happen because there is a problem with the car itself, like defective airbags, braking systems, or electrical wiring. Depending on the nature of your particular car accident, you may want to sue different parties, so it is important to go over your case with our lawyers to figure out the facts of your situation.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are extremely dangerous. In many cases, they are much more dangerous than car accidents because trucks are so much larger than sedans, SUVs, and other vehicles and can, therefore, cause much more damage to their occupants. It is not unusual for injuries sustained in a truck accident to be permanent or “life-altering,” and, unfortunately, many people do succumb to their injuries from truck accidents.

When a trucker is negligent and causes an accident, they may have done something that would have been a negligent act for any driver, like speeding or driving drunk. However, truckers also need to be properly trained to drive their vehicles, so they, and potentially their employer, can be found negligent if they operate a big truck without adequate training.

Bus Accidents

Bus accidents pose similar dangers to truck accidents in that buses for public transportation services like MARTA are much larger than most vehicles around them. Additionally, bus accidents can also be much more likely to hurt large groups of people since they hold so many passengers.

Like truckers, bus drivers need to have proper training to drive large, heavy vehicles, so you may also be able to sue the bus company if the driver was not properly trained or otherwise did something negligent on the job that led to an accident.

Premises Liability

When you are injured on someone else’s property, you can hold them accountable for your injuries. Property owners have a duty to keep their premises safe for people who may enter into it. When property owners fail to do that, it is considered negligent. For example, if a supermarket does not mark an isle spill with a “wet floor” sign, fails to clean it up in a timely fashion, and then someone slips and hurts themselves, the owner of that supermarket can be held liable for their injuries.

Medical Malpractice

We place a great deal of trust in medical professionals. However, they can make mistakes through negligence just like anyone else. When a medical professional botches a surgery, incorrectly prescribes medication, or fails to diagnose an illness, you can file a medical malpractice lawsuit against them for your injuries.

Damages from Personal Injury Cases in Sandy Springs, GA

When you take someone to court for negligently injuring you, your ultimate goal is to be awarded financial compensation in the form of damages. Damages are the way that courts try to undo the effects of any injuries as much as possible. Of course, depending on the nature of the plaintiff’s injuries, there may not be much the court can do, so financial compensation is the form damages take virtually all of the time.

First, you can get damages for things like medical bills, lost wages, and property damages. These are known as “economic damages” because they are generally based on things with value that can be shown through bills, receipts, and other tangible things.

Second, you can request “non-economic damages,” which come from things that are not as immediately tangible as economic damage. For example, while you may request economic damages for pain management medication after an accident, you can request non-economic damages for the pain itself.

Finally, in some instances you may be able to be awarded what are called “punitive damages.” Unlike economic or non-economic damages, punitive damages are not designed to make you whole again. Instead, they are meant to punish the defendant for especially bad conduct. Depending on the nature of your particular claim, it may or may not make sense to seek punitive damages, so it is a good idea to discuss the prospect with our attorneys early on in your case.

Chat with Our Personal Injury Attorneys from Sandy Springs, GA Today

The personal injury attorneys with Rice, Murtha & Psoras are here to help you with your claim when you call us at the number (470) 287-3070.