Suffering serious injuries in an accident can change your life. In a moment’s notice, everything you knew about your life is turned upside down, and you are confronted with a new reality. Missed work, medical bills, lingering pain that prevents you from doing the things you used to enjoy, all of these are common in the wake of an accident—and they can take a toll on your physical and mental health. At the Law Offices of Glenn T. Stern, our Atlanta personal injury lawyer helps accident victims recover meaningful compensation for everything they’ve been put through. With nearly 20 years of experience handling a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death claims, Attorney Stern has the knowledge, skill and dedication you need to recover fair compensation for your injuries.What Is a Personal Injury Case
A personal injury claim is a civil lawsuit brought by an accident victim against the person that was responsible for their injuries. To successfully bring a personal injury lawsuit, you must prove that the other party was negligent. There are four elements to a negligence claim.
Duty – First, you must establish that the other party owed you a duty of care.
Breach – Second, you will need to prove that the other party violated the duty of care they owed to you.
Causation – Third, you must show that the other party’s negligent actions caused your injuries.
Damages – Finally, you must prove that you suffered legally recognizable damages.
If an accident victim meets each of these elements, they can recover money damages from the at-fault party.Damages in an Atlanta Personal Injury Case
After an accident, victims face tremendous hurdles—financial and otherwise. To help them deal with these challenges, Georgia law allows accident victims to recover monetary damages from the party or parties who were responsible for their injuries.
Damages in an Atlanta personal injury claim vary widely. However, as a general rule, courts allow accident victims to recover for their economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages refer to the out-of-pocket costs you incurred as a result of the accident. For example, medical expenses, lost wages, decrease in earning potential and property damage are all common economic damages.
Non-economic damages are intended to provide you with money for the emotional and psychological effect the accident had on your life. For example, perhaps the most familiar type of non-economic damages are pain and suffering damages. However, Georgia law also allows accident victims to recover for loss of enjoyment of life, disability or disfigurement, and emotional distress.Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
At the Law Office of Glenn T. Stern, we proudly represent accident victims in all types of personal injury cases, including those involving the following:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dangerous and defective products
- Wrongful death
Regardless of the type of accident you’ve been involved in, Attorney Stern can help you understand your options and effectively pursue a claim against the responsible party.Have You Been Injured in an Atlanta Accident?
If you or a loved one was recently injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other type of accident, reach out to the Law Offices of Glenn T. Stern for immediate assistance. Attorney Stern is a compassionate advocate who aggressively pursued maximum compensation on behalf of each of his clients. He is both a skilled negotiator as well as a seasoned litigator, meaning he can handle your case from beginning to end without interruption. To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with a Dekalb County personal injury lawyer today, contact the Law Offices of Glenn T. Stern at (404) 320-1049. You can also reach us through our online contact form. We handle cases on behalf of clients in Atlanta and throughout Dekalb, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett and Clayton counties, including in Alpharetta, Sandy Springs, Jonesboro, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Marietta, Cumming and Dunwoody. And because we take personal injury lawsuits on a contingency basis, we will not bill you for our services unless we can recover damages on your behalf.