Personal InjuryPotter Law, LLC handles personal injury claims on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay unless our team of Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys recovers the money deserved for you.
The potential for experiencing a serious injury as you go about your daily life is far greater than you may expect. Every day, innocent people are harmed by someone else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional conduct. These result in personal injury cases in which a claim is brought to hold the at-fault party responsible for paying the injured person for any losses. Many cases involve filing a claim with the responsible party’s insurance company to recover damages.
Attorney Donovan Potter, Sr. has handled a wide variety of personal injury claims on both the plaintiff and defense side. From car accident cases, motorcycle accidents, trucking cases, sexual assault cases, negligent security cases to wrongful death cases, we have experience in seeking and winning compensation for our clients. If you’ve been injured at work or lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, our personal injury lawyers are here for you.
If you or someone you love has been injured by someone else’s negligence or intentional acts, let an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer know at Potter Law, LLC. We can advise you about your legal rights. We’re an experienced and trusted law firm and easy to work with. Call us or contact us online.
Most Common Types of Personal Injuries in Atlanta
The most common personal injury lawsuits in Atlanta may be necessary for a range of injuries that are the result of accidents or other acts of negligence. Some of the most common serious personal injuries suffered in accidents include:
- Wrongful death
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis.
- Back injuries.
- Internal injuries.
- Fractures and broken bones.
- Disfiguring facial injuries and scars.
- Limb loss and amputation.
- Neck injuries and whiplash.
- Knee injuries.
- Foot and ankle injuries.
- Shoulder injuries.
- Wrist and hand injuries.
- Lacerations, bruises and “road rash.”
- Burn injuries.
- Crush injuries.
- Soft-tissue injuries.
When to Call Atlanta Injury Lawyers?
What happens if I got hurt through someone else’s negligence, or worse hurt someone by not paying attention? Someone who causes injury through negligent, reckless or intentional conduct is responsible to the injured person for the damages suffered. The goal of awarding damages is to restore the injured person as much as possible — physically, emotionally, mentally and financially — to the condition that he or she was in before the injury occurred.
Types of Damages After a Personal Injury
An injured person can potentially recover several types of damages, such as:
- General damages for losses that cannot be easily measured, such as pain and suffering.
- Lost wages for income not earned due to the injury.
- Expenses for medical bills and all associated costs incurred from the injury.
- Lost earning potential for future work.
- In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be part of the settlement or verdict.
An injured person’s family can recover damages as well, including awards for loss of affection (known as loss of consortium) or a claim or lawsuit for wrongful death if the victim has died.
Types of Claims Our Atlanta Injury Lawyers HandleAt Potter Law, LLC, we primarily handle the following types of claims:
Car accidents – A large number of personal injury cases are the result of car accidents, often involving significant injuries or loss of life. Many of these cases involve permanent impairment, disfigurement or long-term medical conditions that will affect the injured person forever.
Motorcycle accidents – Motorcyclists are at far higher risk of catastrophic injuries or death if hit by another vehicle. The long-term consequences are often significant, including impairments such as brain damage or spinal cord injuries.
Truck accidents – There are a shocking number of commercial truck accidents in the Atlanta area, frequently leading to serious or catastrophic injuries or death. These are complex cases that may involve many liable parties.
Pedestrian accidents – High traffic volume in the area as well as the large number of distracted and drunk drivers has contributed to a staggering number of pedestrian accidents. These accidents are often fatal. If the victim survives, he or she may face permanent impairments or other serious health conditions.
Bicycle accidents – Bicyclists are at a high risk of suffering serious injuries or death after being in in accident involving other vehicles. We represent victims in bicycle accidents in Atlanta and throughout the state of Georgia.
Medical malpractice – Health-care providers who fail to meet the accepted standard of care and cause patient harm may be held liable for their negligence. Medical malpractice can occur in a variety of settings and may result in serious consequences for the patient.
- Wrongful death due to surgical error
- Paralysis from spinal cord compression
- Permanent brain injury from failing to address brain bleed
- Bowel perforation during surgery resulting in sepsis
- Injury and death due to over-sedation
- Wrongful death due to medication error
- Amputations due to surgical error
Premises liability – This category of claims includes matters such as inadequate and negligent security, but by far the most common claims are slip-and-fall injuries. An injured person must typically show that the property owner either caused the dangerous condition or knew about it before the fall and took no action to warn the injured person.