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Personal Injury Representation in Atlanta

Sustaining an injury due to the negligence of another party can be overwhelming. Not only do you need to take time to recover, but the overwhelming stress of navigating the legal process in search of justice and fair compensation can be confusing, stressful, and intimidating. Our dedicated legal team at Cunningham Bounds can offer the personal injury representation in Atlanta you deserve. We are committed to making the process of recovering compensation easier to navigate by providing compassionate, personalized legal counsel and advocacy when you need it most.

We believe in the power of empathy and understanding, and it’s our mission to stand by your side during these trying times. Each case we handle is unique and deserving of our full attention. Our team devotes itself to gaining a comprehensive understanding of the circumstances surrounding your injury, offering guidance and support every step of the way.

Our commitment lies in giving a voice to the unheard and holding wrongdoers accountable for the damage they inflict. We’re not just your legal representatives— we’re your advocates, your confidants, and your partners in navigating the complexities of personal injury law.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our attorneys are equipped to represent clients in a diverse array of cases, including but not limited to:

Statute of Limitations in Georgia Personal Injury Cases

In the state of Georgia, the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases is two years. This means that you typically have two years from the date of an accident or injury to file a lawsuit against those responsible.

However, like many rules, there are exceptions. One such nuance is the “discovery rule,” which allows the statute of limitations to start when the injury was or should have been discovered rather than from when the injury occurred. This is often applicable in cases where the injury is not immediately apparent, such as with medical malpractice or exposure to harmful substances.

For minors, the statute of limitations works a bit differently. If a child is injured before they turn 18, the clock on the two-year limitation period doesn’t start ticking until their 18th birthday. This gives them until they turn 20 to file a personal injury claim.

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Economic Damages

Also known as “special damages,” these are the quantifiable monetary losses you incurred due to your injury.

It includes:

  • Medical expenses: This covers the cost of medical care, such as hospital bills, doctor visits, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and any future medical expenses related to the injury.
  • Lost wages: If your injury has caused you to miss work or reduced your ability to earn, you may be compensated for those lost wages.
  • Property damage: If your personal property was damaged as a result of the incident, you could be reimbursed for repair or replacement costs.

Non-Economic Damages

These damages are more subjective and harder to quantify. They are often referred to as “general damages” in Georgia.

It includes:

  • Pain and suffering: This refers to the physical pain and emotional distress experienced due to the injury.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If your injury prevents you from enjoying day-to-day activities or hobbies, you may be compensated for this loss.
  • Emotional distress: Serious accidents can lead to psychological impacts such as anxiety, depression, or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Punitive Damages

In cases where the defendant’s conduct was particularly egregious or malicious, the court may award punitive damages. These are designed to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future. It is important to note that 75% of the monetary award will go to the Georgia state treasury if you are awarded punitive damages.

Remember, every personal injury case is unique, and the types of damages available will depend on the specifics of your case.

We Are Here to Help You Recover

Our team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers knows what you are going through because we help people in your situation every day. We will give you and your case the respect and attention you deserve, providing dependable personal injury representation in Atlanta as we tirelessly fight for a fair resolution on your behalf.

Modified Comparative Negligence in Georgia

The rule of modified comparative negligence is used to determine liability and compensation in personal injury cases in Georgia. This rule takes into account the degree of fault that both the plaintiff (the injured party) and the defendant (the party being sued) may hold in the incident leading to the injury.

Under this rule, a person injured in an accident can receive monetary damages if the court or jury finds that the injured person was no more than 49% at fault for the accident. In other words, as long as a plaintiff is found to be less than 50% responsible for their own injuries, they are entitled to recover damages.

The amount of compensation awarded, however, is reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to the plaintiff. For example, if a jury determines that you were 30% at fault for an accident, and your total damages were $100,000, you would be able to collect $70,000, which is the total damages minus the percentage of fault.

It’s important to note that if a plaintiff is found to be 50% or more at fault, they are not entitled to any compensation under Georgia’s modified comparative negligence rule.

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