Atlanta Personal Injury Practice Areas
If you were injured in an accident that was not your fault, you need to be able to rely on the legal assistance of an experienced attorney. Kim Injury Law, P.C. provides representation in a wide range of personal injury cases and devotes much of their resources and efforts to trial litigation. While the firm’s primary goal will be to obtain compensation through an insurance settlement, they are fully prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf when necessary. For any of the following legal issues, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at the firm can be contacted for professional help:
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over six million car accidents take place in our country every year. There are many different types of these accidents, such as those involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians, bicyclists, and drunk drivers. It is estimated that a quarter of a million people are injured in car accidents, with an additional 40,000 being killed.
The owner, operator, or manager of a premises must take care to ensure that visitors are kept reasonably safe from injury. If an individual is injured due to some form of property negligence, such as poor design, poor security or insufficient maintenance, the person or persons responsible for the property may be held liable for the damages the individual sustains.
Accidents are bound to happen. That does not mean, though, that the guilty party can escape responsibility. An accident in the workplace most likely means an employer has failed to fulfill all mandated safety laws. This injustice against employees should not be ignored or go without impunity. Keep your employer accountable-receive your workers’ compensation.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional fails to adhere to an acceptable level of care in a certain field of medicine, and causes injury, illness, or death in a patient as a result. Examples of medical malpractice include birth injuries, surgical errors, diagnosis errors, prescription errors, and anesthesia errors.
According to government reports, one third of all nursing homes in the United States commit some form of abuse against residents, including mental/emotional abuse, sexual abuse, physical violence, lack of care leading to malnutrition and dehydration, lack of hygienic care, and neglect.
A wrongful death claim is filed after an individual is killed as a result of reckless, careless or negligent behavior. The claim is filed by the victim’s family members and typically seeks damages related to funeral expenses, mental and emotional pain and suffering, loss of companionship and loss of financial support that was previously provided by the victim.
To prove negligence in a personal injury case, you or your attorney must be able to show that the defendant had a duty of care towards you, and that the defendant breached that duty in some way. You must also be able to prove that your injuries or damages were brought about by that breach of duty, and that the injuries or damages are quantifiable to the extent that you should receive compensation.
50,000 to 60,000 bus accidents occur in the U.S. each year. While there are relatively few fatalities as a result of these accidents, the injury count is considerable. It is estimated that up to 21,000 people are injured in bus accidents annually. There are a number of parties that may be guilty of negligence in a bus accident, including the bus driver, the bus company, school boards or districts, and state or local governments.
Motorcycle accidents frequently result in extremely serious injuries, such as broken bones, spinal cord damage, and severe brain trauma. This is a result of the limited safety gear available to riders. Many different types of motorcycle accidents occur each year in the U.S., with causes including drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and reckless/dangerous drivers.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has reported that 44,000 bicyclists are injured in traffic accidents each year. At least 700 more are killed. The majority of bicycle accidents are caused by negligence on the part of other motorists, including failure to yield to bicyclists and failure to observe bicycles in designated bike lanes. Other causes include poor road maintenance and dog attacks.
Large trucks are a permanent fixture on our nation’s roadways. Unfortunately, there are a substantial number of accidents taking place each year involving trucks, and many of these accidents are devastating for victims. There are many different types of truck accidents that occur for a variety of reasons, including tired truck drivers, overloading of cargo, and insufficient truck maintenance.
In the U.S., pedestrians are given the right of way at all times, regardless of traffic circumstances. Unfortunately, many drivers fail to observe this rule, either through negligence or recklessness, and a large number of pedestrians are injured or killed each year as a result.
Birth injuries to a mother or her child can be caused by instances of medical malpractice, such as a failure to perform a cesarean section when necessary, a failure to recognize and treat infection, and the improper utilization of birthing tools, such as vacuum extractors or forceps. If you or your child has suffered an injury during birth, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation from a variety of negligent parties.
A catastrophic injury is one that is serious enough to affect the victim in a life-altering manner. Injuries that result in extensive hospitalization or medical treatment, the loss of a bodily system or function, the reduction of one’s life expectancy, or the amputation of a body part are all considered “catastrophic.”
Five million people, or roughly two percent of the U.S. population, are bitten by dogs each year. 800,000 of these victims require medical treatment for their injuries, and 15 to 20 of them are fatally wounded. State Farm insurance estimates the monetary losses of dog bite victims to equal at least $1 billion annually.
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Kim Injury Law, P.C. possesses vast experience in practicing law, as well as a strong devotion to client satisfaction. The firm’s legal team is committed to providing professional assistance that serves the best interests of their clients and their clients’ loved ones. If you are in need of help in recovering the injury compensation that you are entitled to, Kim Injury Law, P.C. can protect your rights and take the necessary steps to maximize your chances of securing the restitution that you deserve.