Savannah Personal Injury Lawyers with a Record of Success
An unexpected injury can lead to serious physical and emotional injuries that can significantly affect your life. One of the most common cases we see is a client who has been injured in a car accident and isn’t sure what to do next. Another unfortunate common scene is someone was going about their day and was injured due to a property owner’s negligence. We will sit down and walk you through each step of your injury and what happens next. If another person caused your injuries, whether intentionally or by accident, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the high costs of medical bills, lost wages and other expenses associated with your injury.
Backed by a strong record of success, the Savannah personal injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group have decades of experience helping innocent injury victims recover the maximum compensation they are entitled. Our decades of experience fighting for the injured throughout Georgia has earned our managing partner Robert Nye superb ratings from Avvo and inclusion among The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more about your legal options and how we can help you. There is no obligation to pursue a claim and you pay no fees unless we win your case.
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WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE BEEN INJURED?
If you have been injured in an accident or because of another’s actions, you may be at a loss for what to do next. Our experienced team of Savannah personal injury lawyers recommend you take the following steps to ensure your health and your ability to file a claim for compensation:
Take care of your injuries immediately.
Even if your injuries seem minor, it is important to seek immediate medical care after any type of accident, as some injuries are not immediately apparent. Obtaining medical care will provide you with the treatment and medication you need to begin to heal and recover from your injuries. Make sure to tell your doctor what caused your injuries in order to establish a record that shows that your injuries were caused by your accident.
Document your injuries and medical care.
Whether you were transported to the emergency room at a hospital like Memorial University Medical Center or if you visited your primary care physician, you should ask for a copy of your medical records before you leave. This type of documentation of your injuries will be crucial evidence for your personal injury claim.
Follow your doctor’s orders.
In order to have the best possible chance of recovering from your injuries, you should always follow all of your doctor’s orders, including taking any prescribed medications and following through on other treatment. You should also avoid any activities that could worsen your injury. If you fail to follow your doctor’s orders, it could worsen your injury and hurt your chances for recovering compensation.
Report the accident to the proper authorities.
Whether you were injured in an auto accident, on another’s property or while in a nursing home, it is important to report the incident to the appropriate authorities. This could include local police or other government entities.
Gather as much evidence as possible.
In order to build a successful claim and get the compensation you need for your injuries, it is important to have as much evidence from your accident as possible. This can include photos or video of the accident scene and contact information from witnesses. You can obtain accident reports from the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Record Section or via the Open Records Unit of the Georgia State Patrol, depending on who responded to the accident. You can also purchase a report from www.buycrash.com
File a claim with the insurance company.
The majority of personal injury claims are initially filed with an insurance company. When reporting an accident, it is important to stick to the facts of what happened and not provide any information that could hurt your claim. If you do not know an answer to a question, you should say so. You should not provide a written or verbal statement unless you have spoken with an accident attorney first, as this information can be used against you.
Contact an experienced injury attorney.
If your injuries were caused by another’s actions, it is important that you speak with a reputable injury attorney as soon as possible. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury cases and will make sure your rights are protected throughout the process.
If we are unable to reach a settlement with the insurance company, we have the skills and resources to file a personal injury lawsuit seeking the maximum compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
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DETERMINING IF YOU HAVE A CASE
Taking legal action after an unexpected injury can be a viable option for making your life whole again after suffering from the careless actions of another. Although monetary compensation can never heal your injuries or bring back a deceased loved one, it can help bring a renewed sense of financial stability to a stressful situation.
In order to file a personal injury lawsuit, our team will have to prove that your injuries or the death of a loved one were a direct result of another’s negligence or carelessness. In order to do this, we must be able to prove the four elements of negligence:
Duty of Care –
The at-fault party had a legal duty to act in a reasonable way toward others. This can include safely operating a vehicle or cleaning up a slippery floor in a store.
Breach of Duty –
Duty of care can be breached if the individual failed to act in a reasonable manner or as others would have in a similar situation. This can include speeding or running a red light or a doctor prescribing the wrong medication.
The at-fault party’s actions and breach of duty were the direct and only cause of your injuries.
Your injuries caused you damage in the form of economic losses from medical bills, lost wages or lost earning capacity. This can also include noneconomic damages like pain and suffering.
During your free consultation, our team of experienced personal injury attorneys based in Savannah will discuss the details of your claim and determine if you have a case and are entitled to compensation.
GETTING THE COMPENSATION YOU DESERVE
Some of the most common forms of compensation you may be entitled to through a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Past, present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Ongoing medical care or specialized treatment
- Loss of earning capacity
If you have lost a loved one in an accident, you may also be entitled to additional compensation to cover death-related expenses, such as funeral bills and loss of companionship.
Our team is sensitive to the hardships you face after an accident, and we will place the best interests of you and your family at the forefront of everything we do. In addition to being lawyers, paralegals, and seasoned investigators we are also fathers, mothers, brothers, and sisters – we know how hard an unexpected injury can be on a family.
We are solely committed to defending the rights of the injured and working to make sure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries or loss.
COMPARATIVE NEGLIGENCE COULD REDUCE YOUR COMPENSATION
Although Georgia does not have any caps or limitations on the amount of compensation you can recover from a personal injury lawsuit, there is one state rule that could reduce your compensation.
Georgia’s comparative negligence rule states that an individual’s damages will be reduced by his or her percentage of fault in causing the accident that caused his or her injuries. Your role in causing the accident must be less than the at-fault party.
This means that if you are found to be 10 percent liable for causing your accident, your compensation will be reduced by 10 percent. If you were asking for $10,000, you would only be able to recover $9,000.
Insurance companies will do everything they can to place as much blame on the victim in order to pay out as little as possible for your claim. With our Savannah personal injury lawyers on your side, we will do everything we can to increase your chances of receiving the full amount you deserve.
HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO FILE A CLAIM?
Georgia’s statutes of limitations place time limits on how long you have to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you miss these deadlines, you will lose your opportunity to file a claim and recover compensation.
|Savannah Personal Injury Statutes of Limitations|
|Type of Claim||Filing Time Limit||Official Code of Georgia Annotated|
|Personal Injury||2 years||O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33|
|Medical Malpractice||2 years||O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33|
|Product Liability||2 years||O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33|
|Wrongful Death||2 years||O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33|
| Claim Against|
the State of Georgia
|1 year to provide notice of intent to file a claim||O.C.G.A. § 50-21-26(a)(1)|
| Claim Against|
|1 year to provide notice of intent to file a claim||O.C.G.A. § 36-11-1|
|Claim Against Georgia City||6 months to provide notice of intent to file a claim||O.C.G.A. §36-33-5|
Do not hesitate to contact our Savannah personal injury lawyers today.
HOW OUR ACCIDENT LAWYERS CAN HELP
At The Nye Law Group, our Savannah personal injury lawyers are skilled litigators and experienced negotiators who have decades of experience working with insurance companies to get our clients the maximum compensation they are entitled. Several of our attorneys have received AV® Preeminent™ Ratings from Martindale-Hubbell®, which is the highest peer review rating offered by the organization.
We have access to vast resources, including medical and financial experts who can help us determine all of the damages you have faced so far and will face in the future because of your injuries. This helps us determine how much compensation you deserve for your injuries.
We will also thoroughly investigate the details of your accident to determine who should be held liable for the injuries you sustained. We will work tirelessly to defend your rights and get you the compensation you deserve.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO HIRE OUR SAVANNAH PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS?
The Savannah personal injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group work only on a contingency fee basis. This means you will pay no upfront costs for our services, and we cover all of the expenses associated with bringing your claim.
Only if you receive a verdict or settlement will we charge a small portion of your recovery to pay for our costs in bringing the claim.
We also offer all potential clients a free, no-obligation consultation with our team to discuss the details of your claim and determine if you have grounds to file a lawsuit.
TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE
Our Savannah personal injury lawyers have successfully handled a variety of injury cases throughout Georgia, including those involving:
- Birth injuries
- Boating accidents
- Brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Car accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dangerous drugs
- Defective medical devices
- Defective products
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Product liability
- Slip and fall
- Spinal cord injuries
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another’s careless, negligent or intentional actions, it is important to understand your legal rights and options for recovery. With years of experience representing injury victims, we can help you determine if you have a case and if you are entitled to compensation.
CONTACT US TODAY FOR A FREE CONSULTATION
If you have suffered an injury because of another’s negligence, you deserve justice and compensation for your pain and suffering. The accomplished Savannah personal injury lawyers at The Nye Law Group can help you get the financial compensation you need to get back on your feet after an unexpected injury.
We offer free consultations and only work on a contingency fee basis. You will pay us nothing unless we recover a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf. Do not hesitate to contact us today so we can determine if you have a case and begin working to defend your rights.
We are located in Downtown Savannah across the street from Telfair Square and just two blocks from the Chatham County Courthouse.