An injury can happen to anyone at any time. It would be nice to have a crystal ball to help us foresee danger, but we live in a real world where hazards surround us. While accidents are usually accidents, many times they are the result of another party’s careless, negligent, or intentional behavior. If you or a family member has been injured in a car accident, slipped on a wet grocery store floor, been assaulted, injured at a neighbor’s pool, or bitten by someone’s dog, you have every right to recover the losses you suffered in the incident.
To get a just settlement in your case, you need the representation of an experienced personal injury attorney. Farah & Farah has represented many southern Georgia injury victims. We’ve helped clients claim significant damages.
To get your case started, call us at (912) 480-0964 for a free consultation.
Who Can Be Sued in a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Basically, anyone or any entity whose behavior was involved in causing your injury. This could include another driver, a property owner, an employer or employee, a company or corporation, the designer and manufacturer of a faulty product, the store that sold a defective product, a physician or other medical professional, a hospital or other medical facility, or any sort of institution (like a school, police department, etc.).
What Kind of Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
The type of compensation you can recover, and the amount, depends on the circumstances surrounding the accident, the severity of your injuries, and the degree of fault of the other party. Compensation for damages can include:
- All current medical bills
- Estimated future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of wages while unable to work
- Loss of occupation or earning capacity
- Occupational therapy and retraining
- Costs of physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Household and vehicle modifications needed after your injury (such as wheelchair lifts and ramps)
- Permanent injury or disability
- Wrongful death damages for the loss of a loved one (see below)
What Type of Wrongful Death Damages May My Family Pursue?
If the negligence of another party has contributed to the death of a loved one, you and your family may recover compensation for any of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Medical bills of the deceased
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they expired
- Loss of future income
- Loss of future benefits, such as medical benefits retirement
- Loss of companionship, love, affection, guidance, consortium, etc.
- Loss of household duties the deceased performed (such as childcare, property maintenance, chores, etc.)
While no amount of money can replace a loved one or return you to your pre-injury condition, a settlement can help you recover some of your monetary losses so you can move on with your life. To pursue the settlement you and your family deserve, you need to have a seasoned personal injury attorney handling your case. Farah & Farah can be there. For you and your family’s sake, call us at (912) 480-0964 to schedule a free consultation.