Personal Injury Lawyers Committed To Your Recovery
Personal injuries can be caused by many things, such as negligence, defective products and other wrongful conduct. When you’ve been harmed by negligence, a personal injury claim can set things right again. You can pursue the financial resources you need to recoup your expenses, compensate you for the harm you’ve endured and help you live a better life moving forward.
Our attorneys at The Finley Firm, P.C., can help you seek justice. They have been powerful and effective advocates for the injured since 2007. With many decades of collective experience – including handling multimillion-dollar cases – our lawyers know how to build strong cases. They take a personal approach to making sure that our clients’ voices are heard and their needs are met.
Hope After Significant Injuries
They handle serious injury cases involving the following and more:
- Broken bones
- Nerve damage
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Lung damage
- Head injuries
- Reconstructive surgery
Our lawyers have handled cases in courts across more than 25 states, including in Alabama and Georgia. We have offices in Atlanta and Columbus.
Common Types Of Personal Injury Claims
Our team’s experience extends to numerous types of accidents, including:
- Car wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Construction accidents
- On-the-job injuries
- Chemical exposures
- Fatal accidents
Our lawyers also handle mass tort cases and complex, multidistrict litigation involving harm to numerous plaintiffs.
How Personal Injury Claims Work
A personal injury lawsuit involves numerous steps. The basics involve:
- Filing a lawsuit against the correct parties in the right court
- Conducting discovery to gather evidence and documentation
- Engaging in settlement negotiations, including mediation or arbitration in some cases
- Navigating pretrial proceedings
- Presenting your case at trial
As the plaintiff – that is, the party seeking compensation – you will have to prove that:
- Another party, whether an individual or company, was negligent by failing to uphold a reasonable standard of care.
- Their negligence contributed to your injuries.
You must also prove damages – that is, the financial impact of the harm.
The Statute Of Limitations For Personal Injury Claims
Every cause of action or potential claim has a statute of limitations or a deadline by which a lawsuit must be filed to recover for the damages done. Many claims are never brought or are dismissed because they are brought too late.
In Georgia, that deadline is typically two years. However, determining the statute of limitations that may apply to a particular claim might depend on a number of factors, such as:
- How the damage or personal injury occurred
- Where the incident causing the damage occurred (work, home, a business, on land, on water, the state in which it happened, etc.)
- Who engaged in the act or omission which caused the damage
- What caused the damage
- When the damage or injury manifested itself
- When the injured person knew or should have known of the injury
- How the claim is presented (statutory cause of action, common law, etc.)
Each state has its own statute of limitations. Our lawyers are familiar with the various applicable statutes of limitations and can determine which ones may apply to your situation.
Take Action To Pursue The Financial Recovery You Deserve
You deserve compensation after a life-altering injury or loss caused by someone else’s negligence. Because of the strict deadlines involved in personal injury cases, it’s to your benefit to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or injury. Ours are here to advise you and walk you through your options during this difficult time.