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At The Shrable Law Firm, P.C., our personal injury attorneys help injured clients fight for fair compensation for losses resulting from accidents and other incidents caused by the wrongful or negligent actions of others. Our firm works methodically to demonstrate how at-fault parties are liable for the medical bills, lost income, repair costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses stemming from your accident.

We represent accident victims in the Albany and Americus areas and all across Georgia, including Sumter County, Schley County, and Terrell County. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our trustworthy and responsive legal support.

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At The Shrable Law Firm, P.C., our personal injury attorneys help injured clients fight for fair compensation for losses resulting from accidents and other incidents caused by the wrongful or negligent actions of others. Our firm works methodically to demonstrate how at-fault parties are liable for the medical bills, lost income, repair costs, pain and suffering, and other expenses stemming from your accident.

We represent accident victims in the Albany and Americus areas and all across Georgia, including Sumter County, Schley County, and Terrell County. Schedule a free consultation today to learn more about our trustworthy and responsive legal support.

When the other party refuses to provide a fair and just settlement, we’ll take your case to court.

Car Accidents

When a negligent or reckless driver gets behind the wheel of a car, they can easily cause a car accident. Car accidents can range from mild to catastrophic, but regardless the severity, they often result in tickets, expensive vehicle damage, missed work, lost wages, and financially-crushing medical bills.

If your accident was the fault of another driver’s wrongful actions, you shouldn’t be held responsible for covering the financial consequences of the accident. An Americus personal injury lawyer can help you prove that the other driver’s negligence or recklessness caused the accident and hold them liable for the damages.

Pedestrian Accidents

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Car accidents are not always between two vehicles; sometimes moving cars strike pedestrians walking on sidewalks or through crosswalks. The sheer force of a vehicle in motion coming into contact with the human body can cause extremely serious and life threatening injuries. An innocent pedestrian’s life can be changed in a moment if they are struck by a vehicle.

Whether the driver lost control of their vehicle, were driving distracted, or were driving under the influence, we can help injured pedestrians and their loved ones fight for justice by proving the negligence or recklessness of the driver and get the compensation they deserve for the trauma they’ve faced.

Slip and Fall

Faulty flooring or other hazardous conditions without warnings can cause people to slip and fall. Slip and fall accidents can cause a number of injuries including back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, bone fractures, muscle sprains and strains, spinal cord injuries, and more. These injuries may be mild, or may result in serious long-term health consequences such as permanent disability.

If you slipped and fell as a result of someone else’s negligence of property maintenance, you could prove that they’re liable for the injuries you suffered. We can help you fight for the appropriate compensation and justice for your injuries.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other medical professionals take an oath to do no harm to their patients, but unfortunately, this pledge is often broken. When medical professionals make mistakes while providing care or neglect to provide adequate care, they could be committing medical malpractice.

If you were injured as a result of medical malpractice, you shouldn’t be forced to bear the financial burden of treatment. An Americus personal injury lawyer can help you recover compensation in damages for your injuries.

Harmful Prescription Drugs

When doctors or other healthcare professionals prescribe medication to patients, they’re responsible for informing the patients of potential side effects and harmful interactions with other drugs.

Unfortunately, many patients often end up sick or injured as a result of harmful effects of prescription drugs when their healthcare providers negligently fail to inform them about the ways in which the prescription drugs could hurt them. You can sue for this type of medical negligence. 

Birth injuries

Childbirth always comes with risks, but when done in a hospital with the assistance of medical professionals, a mother has the expectation that she and her baby will be properly cared for.

Even in high-risk pregnancies, there are many things that doctors can and should do to ensure the safety of both the mother and the child. Babies can be born with injuries due to a doctor’s mistake or negligence during a cesarean section or an assisted natural birth.

Sometimes birth injuries occur naturally during the birthing process, but if a doctor doesn’t give the child the necessary medical care for their injuries, they could worsen. A doctor can be held accountable for the role they played in birth injuries if they acted with negligence or carelessness. 

Defective products

Everyday-use products that may seem innocuous can end up being extremely dangerous or even life-threatening when they’re defective. If a product has a design defect, a manufacturing defect, or lacks sufficient or accurate warnings, it can pose a danger to the user.

Appliances are often the most dangerous defective products, but many different defective products can cause injury to unsuspecting users.

Because a producer has a responsibility to provide safe items for consumers and give clear and complete warnings and instructions, they can be held liable for dangerous defects that result in injury in consumers.

We encourage you to file as soon as you can after the incident. The sooner you file, the sooner you can recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

Unsafe property

Property owners have a responsibility to provide a reasonably safe environment for customers, patrons, and guests. Inadequate security, uneven flooring, wet flooring, and faulty ceilings are all things that could cause danger and injury to a visitor.

Slip and falls, traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and spinal cord injuries are just a few of the many injuries one could suffer on property that is unsafe due to the owner’s negligence.

If a property owner doesn’t assume their responsibility for proper upkeep of the premises and infrastructure, they can be held liable for injuries occurring on their property if their negligence is proven. 

Abuse

Physical and psychological abuse suffered at the hands of a partner, family member, or caretaker can leave victims with physical injuries and emotional trauma. While the context of the abuse and nature of the relationship between the perpetrator of the abuse and the victim may allow additional avenues for legal action, victims can also file personal injury lawsuits against their abuser.

Abuse can lead to serious, long-term, and even life-threatening injuries and trauma, and the perpetrator can be held liable for the damage they have caused the victim due to their malice. 

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Asbestos

Many old buildings in Americus and surrounding areas still contain asbestos from when it was legal and commonplace to use the material in construction. Asbestos is notorious for being a health hazard, and is now prohibited in new construction because it has been found to cause several types of cancer. If you become ill as a result of exposure to asbestos, the owner of the property that contains asbestos can be held liable for your injuries because of their negligence. 

Animal attacks

If you were injured by an animal owned by another person, you may be able to sue that person for damages if they neglected to take reasonable steps to prevent the attack. For instance, if a person doesn’t have their dog on a leash in a public space and the dog bites an unsuspecting person, the owner may have shown negligence and could potentially be held liable for your injuries.

Wrongful death

Although many injuries covered in personal injury cases are severe, there’s nothing quite as tragic as a fatal injury. It’s always heartbreaking when a loved one dies, but it’s especially awful when the death was preventable and occurred as a result of another person’s negligence, carelessness, recklessness, or malice.

When someone dies at someone else’s hands, either directly or indirectly, their surviving loved ones may file a wrongful death lawsuit to gain justice and compensation for their loss. An Americus personal injury lawyer can fight for justice for your lost loved one.

Potential Damages in a Personal Injury Case

When you prove fault in a personal injury case, you can recover compensation as damages. Damages are hardships or effects that occur as a result of your injuries, and the liable party is responsible for financially compensating the victim for the damages they’ve faced.

There are several types of potential damages that you could recover in a personal injury case, but they typically fall into two main categories: economic damages and non-economic damages. Keep reading to learn the distinction between the two, and to see examples of both. 

Economic Damages

Economic damages are financial compensations for financial burdens incurred by the injured person as a result of their injuries. These damages seek to reimburse the injured person for the expenses that they wouldn’t have otherwise incurred had they not been injured.

A few examples of economic damages that you may be able to recover in a personal injury case include, but are not limited to:ll

Medical bills

By far, the most expensive repercussions of injuries are often the medical bills. Ambulance rides, emergency room care, primary care visits, specialist visits, prescriptions, surgeries, physical therapy, in-home nurses, and medical devices are just a few examples of the many costly medical expenses that can accompany an injury.

Injuries are unexpected, and victims are often unprepared to bear the financial burden of these steep medical bills. If you were injured as the result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you should not be responsible for covering the cost of your medical expenses – you can recover economic damages to compensate you for the medical bills you incurred. 

Lost Wages

After an injury, you may be in the hospital for a period of time, and will almost certainly be home for a while recovering from your injuries. During this time, you’ll likely be missing work, and therefore missing the paychecks that you rely on. You can recover compensation for the wages you lost as a result of your injury.

Loss of Potential Income or Reduced Earning Potential

In some cases, injuries may be severe enough that they affect the injured person’s ability to perform the same amount of work, work the same number of hours, or perform the same type of work that they did before their injuries.

Some injuries may cause a person to be unable to work at all. An unfortunate outcome of these situations is that the injured person loses their earning potential had they not been injured. Damages can compensate for this loss. 

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Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are financial compensations for non-financial burdens or hardships that the injured person faces as a result of their injuries. Potential non-economic damages that you could recover depend on the specific nature of your injuries and the situation that caused them, but the most common, one-size-fits-all example that most victims can recover is compensation for pain and suffering.

Victims often experience painful symptoms of their injuries, painful operations, and even live with permanent disabilities. Individuals who were injured because of someone else’s actions can recover non-economic damages to compensate them for the suffering they have endured. 

Georgia Statute of Limitations: Know the Deadline to File

An Americus personal injury lawyer can help you get justice and compensation for your injuries, but you must file a personal injury claim within two years of the date that they were injured. It’s crucial that you file within this time period, or you will forever lose the chance to have a case. 

Just because you have two years to file doesn’t mean that you should wait. Lawsuits take time to fight and win, and in that time period, your medical bills and other injury-related costs could be piling up. Some of the most vital evidence to your case is collected the closest to the time of the injury.

We encourage you to file as soon as you can after you are injured–the sooner you file, the sooner you can recover the compensation that you deserve for your injuries. 

Why Choose The Shrable Law Firm, P.C.

In search of the best possible outcome, our firm will collect and analyze evidence and conduct independent investigations when necessary. Our attorneys may consult experts to substantiate your claim such as trauma doctors, chiropractors, pharmacists, forensics engineers, mechanical engineers, and accident reconstruction analysts.

These witnesses can deliver clear, compelling testimony that helps judges and jurors understand the extent and cause of your injuries as well as the impact they have had on your life. And if a family member suffered a fatal injury, we can seek to represent you or their estate in a wrongful death action.

We Work Efficiently Toward Favorable Resolutions

At The Shrable Law Firm, P.C., your welfare is our priority. Our lawyers provide personalized legal guidance at every step of your case and ensure you understand all your legal options for recovery. Our firm’s aim is to obtain a fair and just settlement without a drawn-out court case. If litigation becomes necessary, however, you can rely on receiving determined representation at every step of the way.

Georgia law sets limits on the amount of time you have to file a personal injury claim. Consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so your claim is filed within crucial statutory deadlines. By investigating your claim immediately, we can work to preserve valuable evidence and witness testimony.

Contact a Knowledgeable Georgia Personal Injury Firm Today

At The Shrable Law Firm, P.C., our lawyers represent personal injury victims throughout Georgia, helping them to seek the full compensation they deserve.

Call us at (229) 349-6291 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with an Americus personal injury lawyer. Our offices are located in Albany and Americus.

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Who pays for medical bills while my car accident case is pending? In Americus, Georgia, you are responsible for paying for your medical bills from car accident-related injuries while your case is pending, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. Although you are initially responsible for your medical costs after a car accident, you may get them covered by your health insurance, by your auto insurance, or you can ask the medical provider for financial assistance such as a payment plan or if they will work on a lien placed on your settlement or jury award.