When you have been injured because of the negligence of someone else, that person (or persons, company, etc.) may be legally obligated to compensate you for that injury. Brooks Law Office represents clients who have been injured in serious auto and truck accidents, by unsafe and risky pharmaceutical drugs, through exposure to industrial chemicals at the workplace and additional acts of negligence on the part of others.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Even when the other driver was clearly at fault, collecting full compensation for your losses in a car accident, motorcycle accident or tractor-trailer accident is not always simple. In many cases, insurance companies — theirs and yours — will try to settle the case prematurely or for the lowest amount possible.
A motor vehicle accident lawsuit involving serious injuries may include hiring professional investigators and accident re-constructionists to determine exactly what happened at the scene of the accident, and should always include extensive work with medical experts and rehabilitation specialists to make sure any settlement proposal includes all necessary medical care.
Gene Brooks shares the basics of what happens to a person who’s involved in a car accident. From calling 911 at the scene to the police citation that establishes who’s being charged for the accident, talk moves from the initial incident, through Recorders Court and on to State Court and/or civil litigation. Legal issues such as, “When should I contact an attorney?” and “How often do cases go to trial?” are also covered.
(part of the Talking Law TV series, total running time 8 min, 21 sec)
Auto Accidents – Viewer Questions
Gene Brooks answers viewer questions about auto accidents. Questions covered include: “Who takes care of my bills when the at-fault driver is uninsured?” and “What happens when an at-fault driver’s insurance company won’t pay?” Discussion covers topics such as uninsured or under-insured motorists coverage, the “sudden-stop” defense, and legal complications when there is no incident report.
(part of the Talking Law TV series, total running time 8 min, 49 sec)
The causes of wrongful death are wide-ranging and may include: medical malpractice, defective drugs, product liability, car and truck accidents, construction site and other fatal accidents, as well as toxic exposure and occupational disease. In Georgia, damages in a wrongful death lawsuit are payable to the surviving spouse, children or to parents, and are based on the value of the life of the family member who died as determined by their lost earning capacity and loss of companionship and family contributions.
Premises liability lawsuits include a variety of injuries including slip-and-fall accidents in a grocery store or department store, injuries suffered in a restaurant, hotel or cruise ship, as well as assaults on private or public property due to negligence or lack of adequate security measures. When accidents happen on someone’s property and negligence or deliberate inaction on the part of the property owner contributed to an injury, the injured party may have the legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, economic, emotional and physical loss.