Savannah Personal Injury Lawyer
Personal injury lawyers ready to help our clients fight back to get the best possible result in their case.
Our firm has recently opened a law office in Savannah. We have over two decades of representing clients in serious cases including a variety of personal injury matters:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Serious Injuries to Children
- Daycare Injuries and Abuse
- Wrongful Death Claims
- Medical Malpractice
- Boat Accidents
- Negligent or Inadequate Security
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Construction Site Accidents
- Defective or Dangerous Products
- Section 1983 and Bivens Lawsuits
- False Arrests and Imprisonment
Will I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?
Georgia law gives you and your family members the right to file a personal injury lawsuit when your loved one’s injuries or death have been caused by another person’s wrongdoing. Through a personal injury lawsuit, you can get compensation for past and future medical costs and lost wages associated with your injury, as well as damages for your pain and suffering.
In reality, however, most personal injury lawsuits don’t end up in trial. Usually, the insurance company representing the person or company that caused your injuries will contact you and make a “settlement offer.”
You should be very cautious before agreeing to “settle” your case with the insurance company, and it’s always a good idea to contact a personal injury lawyer to make sure it’s a fair offer. Insurance companies are not on your side, and it is not uncommon for an insurance company to try to “low-ball” you with their first or second settlement offers.
Our Savannah personal injury lawyers can help you get a fair offer from an insurance company, sometimes without even having to file a lawsuit. In many cases, we can pressure insurance companies to make a more generous offer rather than risk us filing a public lawsuit. When they don’t make an offer that works for you, we can file a personal injury lawsuit to force them back to the negotiating table.
Of course, sometimes insurance companies will refuse to make a fair settlement offer. Sometimes, a victim of a serious injury or their family have good reasons for insisting on a trial rather than a settlement. At a trial, twelve members of a jury will decide whether you or your family deserve compensation, and if so, how much.
Trials are risky, but our Savannah personal injury lawyers have a strong reputation across the country as skilled trial lawyers. We have tried and won dozens of cases in state and federal courts, and insurance companies know this. Whether we are the lawyers filing the lawsuit or just stepping in to handle the trial, insurance companies understand that they face a huge risk of losing to us.
While we don’t always have to go to trial to get the compensation you and your family deserve, and in some cases can get you that compensation without filing a personal injury lawsuit, we are able to help our clients win their cases because we don’t fear trials. Because of that, insurance companies often prefer to pay our clients fair compensation rather than risk losing big when the jury announces the verdict.
How much is my case worth?
Some of the most common questions for people considering filing a personal injury lawsuit are: How much is my case worth? Can I only recover for my medical bills?
Everyone is entitled to compensation when they have been seriously injured by another person’s negligence. But not every case is the same. A person seeking compensation for a broken arm after a car crash is going to have a very different case than someone who has been paralyzed after getting hit by a semi-truck.
Regardless of the type of accident, the personal injury cases worth the most are the ones where the personal injury lawyers can prove the accident was caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence and where the victim’s damages and costs are clearly defined.
That means you should be familiar with the types of “damages” one can seek compensation for. These damages include, among other things:
Past and future medical bills
Lost wages that you can’t collect because you were injured, or if you lose your job because your injury prevents you from performing in the future
Loss of intimacy and companionship resulting from injuries or the loss of a loved one, such as a spouse, parent, or child
Your loss of ability to enjoy hobbies or other parts of your daily life because of your injury, such as going on jobs or playing with your children
Pain and suffering, which is an important and intangible cost of your injury
For wrongful death cases, you are entitled to compensation for the arrangements relating to the loss of your loved one, such as settling their estate.
“Punitive damages” are also available in some cases. Punitive damages are available when the person or company that caused your injuries acted egregiously careless or maliciously. Punitive damages are meant to punish the person or company that caused the injuries as a way of warning others not to engage in the same conduct. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers can help you seek punitive damages in your case.
Why should I hire a personal injury lawyer?
If you don’t know the law and procedure for filing a personal injury lawsuit, a court might dismiss your case. That’s why it’s so important to talk to a lawyer so you can weigh your options and make sure your case is protected. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers know that a smart, hardworking lawyer can make a huge difference in your case.
A good personal injury lawyer can:
Recommend the best doctors and hospitals to ensure your injuries are treated and that your injuries are documented
Conduct an investigation into the accident that caused your injuries and gather all of the evidence you will need to prove your case to the insurance companies
Retain the most trusted and respected experts to determine the full costs of your injuries so you know what your case is truly worth
Request, inspect, and save all of the documentation and communications from insurance companies and healthcare providers, so you can focus on getting better while we litigate your case.
Issue a “demand letter” to the insurance company that represents the person or company that hurt you, in which we demand compensation for your injuries and explain how the company is liable under the law
Negotiate with the insurance companies for a fair amount in compensation, so that you receive the maximum value of your case, get the compensation you deserve, and protect your family’s well-being.
Insurance companies spend millions trying to get personal injury lawsuits dismissed, and, unfortunately, courts often dismiss cases because the victims aren’t familiar with the law or don’t get the procedure right. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers can help you protect your case, fight the insurance companies, and get you justice.
How much will it cost to file a personal injury lawsuit?
We only get paid if you get paid. Like most personal injury practices, our firm charges a “contingency fee” for personal injury cases. That means we represent you for free in filing your personal injury lawsuit unless and until we win for you. It also means we cover the high costs of winning a personal injury lawsuit, including court filing fees, expert witnesses and expert reports, and other expenses.
You can contact one of our Savannah personal injury lawyers to go over the costs of your case if you have any questions.
Why should you hire a Savannah personal injury lawyer?
Our personal injury lawyers see lawsuits differently than other lawyers. Many personal injury lawyers will take your case and try to squeeze a quick settlement out of it. They will often push their clients to take the first or second offer from an insurance company, because fighting them, in their eyes, is simply not worth it.
That’s not how we do things. To us, it’s about fighting for people who have been seriously injured and helping them exercise their right to seek fair compensation. No matter how difficult the case, we won’t sell you or your family out for a quick settlement.
As part of our strategy, we take only a few personal injury cases at a given time. This lets our lawyers dedicate as much energy and resources as possible to your case. Being this selective with our personal injury cases also lets us give you the time and attention you deserve, such as giving you updates and explaining the offers from insurance companies so you can make an informed decision whether to settle or go to trial. This also means that, if you call our firm, you won’t be speaking to a “case manager.” You will be speaking with one of our Savannah personal injury lawyers.
Can I switch lawyers in the middle of a case?
Even if you have another lawyer, you can still switch lawyers and retain our firm if you are unhappy with the representation you are currently receiving. Making sure you have an attorney who you trust is critical, as is having an attorney who communicates with you about your case.
Usually, it doesn’t cost you anything to switch attorneys. And in cases where your past lawyer claims you owe them something for the work they’ve already done, our firm will cover those expenses. As promised above, you won’t pay our personal injury lawyers anything unless and until we win for you.
Not satisfied with your current personal injury attorney? You have a right to a new lawyer at no additional cost to you. Find out how easy it is to switch to our firm.
Contact a Savannah personal injury lawyer for a free consultation
Give us a call if you want help or even just a second opinion regarding your personal injury case. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers have seen it all, and we are ready to represent you in seeking compensation for you or your loved one’s serious injuries or wrongful death.
Most personal injury cases near Savannah State Court of Chatham County or the Superior Court of Chatham County. Our personal injury attorneys have also filed personal injury lawsuits in the Ogeechee Judicial Circuit, which includes Bulloch county, Effingham county, Jenkins county, and Screven county, and the Atlantic Judicial Circuit, which includes Bryan county, Evans county, Liberty county, McIntosh county, and Tattnall county.