Personal Injury Attorneys in Athens, GA
We’re personal injury attorneys. We help people and families who have been injured or killed through the negligence of another. Our team of attorneys will fight for your rights, to hold the other party responsible and to secure full and fair compensation for your losses.
We have offices in Athens, Atlanta and Lake Oconee, and handle cases throughout Georgia.
Injury Attorneys Fighting for the Compensation You & Your Family Deserve
Unexpected accidents can have devastating consequences. Often, victims and their families find their lives are forever altered by events beyond their control.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., we believe that you shouldn’t be left alone to deal with the aftermath of someone else’s negligence.
You may be entitled to financial recovery to help with the monetary strain, physical pain, and emotional suffering.
BBGA commits to fighting for the fair compensation you are owed. We understand how overwhelming the legal process can be, which is why we offer compassionate guidance and skilled representation you can rely on.
A History of Results
We have an established track record of bringing our clients results they expect and deserve. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we know how to fight the insurance companies.
Athens, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyers
Do not wait to start pursuing your compensation through a personal injury claim.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations – the time period following an accident during which you are eligible to file a lawsuit and potentially recover compensation for your damages – is two years from the date of the accident in most cases.
This does not mean you will necessarily file a lawsuit, but it is something you should keep in mind because if you cannot settle on an appropriate compensation package with the negligent party’s insurance provider, you could have to take this route to receive the compensation you deserve.
Cases We Handle
Our team handles a variety of personal injury case types. These include:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving defective consumer products
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bus accidents
- Acts of medical malpractice
- Premises liability claims
We also work with the loved ones of fatal accident victims to file and pursue wrongful death claims.
Through a wrongful death claim, an individual can seek compensation for the damages he or she suffered through losing a loved one, such as the loss of the victim’s income and nonfinancial household contributions, the loss of the victim’s companionship and love, and the claimant’s own damages like his or her emotional trauma from the death.
Special Circumstances in Personal Injury Cases
We also work with clients who are suffering from catastrophic injuries like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and severe burn injuries. These injuries can change a victim’s life. Depending on the type of injury you suffered, you could be paralyzed, lose sensation or use of specific parts of your body, or suffer permanent disfigurement. With a traumatic brain injury, you can also suffer from cognitive disabilities, memory loss, and face an increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s later in life.
Pursuing Compensation for your Personal Injury Damages
A serious injury can leave with many questions about your financial situation. But we can help you recover the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering damages
Developing and Pursuing an Effective Personal Injury Claim
Although you can file and pursue a personal injury claim on your own, it is not recommended. An experienced personal injury lawyer can increase your chance of recovering an appropriate settlement for your damages because he or she knows how to effectively negotiate on your behalf. Your lawyer can also help you keep your claim organized and advise you on specific actions to take, like filing a lawsuit if it appears you will not reach a settlement with the insurance provider.
A successful personal injury claim demonstrates how the victim’s injury was the direct result of the other party’s negligence. To be negligent, a party must fail to act according to their duties to prevent harm to others, thus creating an environment where others can suffer injuries. You can demonstrate another party’s negligence through:
- Photographs of the accident
- Testimonies from witnesses to the accident
- Expert testimonies, such as testimonies from your doctor and other professionals who can attest to the cause of your injury without having witnessed the accident firsthand
- The official accident report
You will also need to demonstrate the extent of your damages. This can be done with:
- Copies of your medical bills
- Documentation of your time out of work
- Testimonies that discuss your reduced quality of life
Work with an Experienced Athens Personal Injury Lawyer
When you are suffering from the financial damages related to an injury you sustained in an accident, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation for your damages with the aid of an experienced personal injury lawyer. To learn more about your rights and legal options for pursuing this compensation, contact our team at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C. to set up your free initial legal consultation with us.