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Cartersville, GA Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one needs the services of an Cartersville, GA personal injury lawyer, contact Kaufman Law, P.C. today to schedule a free consultation. Our firm has more than 40 years of experience handling civil claims including traumatic brain injuries, workplace injuries, car accidents, dog bites, and other types of personal injury cases for our clients in the Cartersville area, and we can put that experience to work in your case. The right attorney can make a major difference in the outcome of any Cartersville personal injury case.
Like any other major urban area, Cartersville, GA is home to injuries from car accidents, workplace incidents, interpersonal violence, and other sources are a daily risk. When injuries occur due to negligence, the victims need a reliable Cartersville, GA personal injury lawyer to handle their claims and secure compensation for damages.
Personal injury law seems straightforward at first, but many factors can complicate an otherwise simple case. The crux of any personal injury lawsuit is negligence, or the failure of one party to uphold a duty of care in a given situation. It’s a good idea for everyone to know what to expect from any personal injury claim in Cartersville, Georgia.
After an injury, the victim should seek medical attention as soon as possible. Any delay in treatment may not only lead to dangerous medical complications later, but also complicate a lawsuit. A jury will assume that if a victim waited to seek medical treatment then his or her injuries were not as bad as they claimed. A good rule of thumb after any workplace injury, car accident, or other incident with potential for injury is for victims to seek medical care as soon as possible. After receiving medical care, the victim can obtain a medical report from his or her attending physician that outlines the extent of the injuries and the victim’s prognosis, including potential for future medical complications.
When a car accident results in injury, death, or property damage, police officers will respond to the scene and draft a report of their initial findings. Anyone considering a personal injury lawsuit for a Cartersville car accident should obtain a copy of the accident police report as soon as possible. Other valuable evidence can include photos from the scene of the incident in question, statements from eyewitnesses, and testimony from relevant experts who can support the plaintiff’s claims.
In court, success in a personal injury case revolves around the plaintiff’s ability to prove negligence. This entails four elements:
If the plaintiff’s attorney can successfully establish these elements of negligence, it is likely the plaintiff will win the case. Cartersville, Georgia follows a contributory negligence law, so if the plaintiff bears any amount of fault in the accident, he or she will lose a portion of the case award equal to his or her fault percentage. For example, in a $100,000 case in which the courts find a plaintiff 30% at fault, the plaintiff will lose 30% of the case award for a total award of $70,000.
We’ve been representing injured individuals and their families in Georgia since 1977.
We’re located in Atlanta, but we help people who have been in accidents throughout the entire state of Georgia.
Our firm is family owned and operated and that’s why it’s so easy for us to treat our clients like family as well.
Our firm’s technology allows us to monitor your case from start to finish, so we ensure no detail is missed. With a better understanding of all aspects of your accident, we’re able to secure the maximum compensation for your injuries.
We know how important it is to keep our clients informed throughout their case. At Kaufman Law, you’ll never have to wonder what’s happening with your case, our attorneys and paralegals are available by call, text, email, fax, and even by live chat.
Our competitive strategies and extensive knowledge in the injury industry have helped us achieve justice for thousands of clients over the years. We’ve exceeded $70M in settlement funds for injured individuals.