Standing By Your Side Through Personal Injury Claims in Georgia
Every 3 minutes, an American is accidentally killed by a preventable event, and every second, an American is accidentally injured. Between car crashes, falls, and other accidents, approximately 214,000 people lose their lives each year, 2.8 million are hospitalized with injuries, and 27.6 million are treated in the emergency department.
If you or someone you loved has been injured in a preventable accident, you understand that these numbers are much more than statistics. If you’re seeking justice after an accident, Pritchard Injury Firm has an empathetic legal team that knows exactly what you’re going through.
Personal injury law, or “tort law,” is a legal field that seeks to right civil wrongs known as torts. A tort is any “act or omission that gives rise to injury or harm to another.” Typically, torts are the results of negligence, which is a failure to behave with a reasonable duty of care.
When you sue someone for a tort, you become a plaintiff, or “a person who brings a case against another in a court of law,” and the person you sue becomes the defendant, or the person being sued. As the plaintiff, you will have to prove negligence to win your case.
To prove negligence, you must show:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care
- The defendant breached this duty
- You were hurt
- Your injury or loss is a result of the defendant’s breach
In some cases, proving negligence is straightforward, but others will prove more challenging. At Pritchard Injury Firm, we prioritize our clients, so we will do what it takes to maximize your chances of a successful result.
Our law firm is dedicated to your success, but we cannot help you unless you get in touch. From the moment you contact us, your legal issues become ours, and Attorney Zach Pritchard becomes your friend. We put ourselves in your shoes, so we can give you the advice you need and take the legal action that is most appropriate for you and your case
Trust a community-oriented Georgia injury attorney that gets it.
What is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Georgia?
In Georgia, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you fail to do so, you can lose your right to legal action entirely.
How Much Does a Personal Injury Attorney in Georgia Cost?
In Georgia, personal injury lawyers work for a contingency fee, not a traditional retainier fee. A contingency fee means that your attorney does not get paid unless they recover compensation for your injury. This could be through a jury verdict or as the result of a settlement. The average contingency fee for a personal injury lawyer is 33%. Once your case has been completed, the contingency fee will be taken out of the total amount recovered.