Alpharetta Personal Injury Lawyers
Alpharetta is a vibrant Southern city whose earliest settlers were the Cherokee people, followed by pioneers and farmers. The presence of a natural spring attracted settlers to what eventually became Alpharetta’s downtown area. At one point, the area also served as a trading post. Today, Alpharetta is a hot seat for residential and commercial real estate, with great schools, abundant shopping and cultural events, and vast green spaces.
In such a bustling environment, however, accidents are bound to happen. Whether it’s a car crash, a slip and fall incident, medical malpractice, or any number of other things, Greathouse Trial Law is here for you. We know how painful and stressful a personal injury accident can be: it may bring heavy medical expenses, disability, lost wages or even job loss, and of course, a great deal of pain and suffering.
Personal Injury Compensation
When the careless behavior of others contributes to an accident that causes you injury or harm, the other party is legally bound to compensate you for pain, suffering, lost wages or earning potential, and medical bills. This money usually comes from the other party’s insurance company. But in many cases, the insurance company will be reluctant to give you the amount you deserve. This makes sense, since the insurance company is a business and wants to make as much money as possible – but it’s not fair to you.
That’s where we come in. Attorney Riah Greathouse has experience counseling in over 1000 civil and criminal matters across Georgia, and has recovered millions of dollars for clients. He knows how to deal with insurance companies and help his clients get the compensation they deserve.
Greathouse Trial Law helps clients in Alpharetta with the following types of cases:
- DUI accident
- Car accident
- Truck accident
- Bicycle accident
- Motorcycle accident
- Hit and run accident
- Premises liability
- Slip and fall
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Wrongful death
What is a Personal Injury?
Personal injury refers to an injury that a person suffers due to an accident. When the accident was caused by someone else’s negligent or criminal behavior, state law allows the injured person to sue for damages. Damages can be physical disability or scarring, property damage, emotional suffering, or monetary losses. An obvious type of personal injury is a car accident caused by drunk driving. But a personal injury can also occur in settings like nursing homes or hospitals. If a healthcare provider gives a patient the wrong medication, or if a caregiver abuses a nursing home resident, that also constitutes a personal injury case – usually under the category of medical malpractice. Sometimes these negligent or abusive actions can result in death – which often leads to a wrongful death claim.
If you or a loved one experiences harm through the negligent actions of another person, you should first seek medical attention. Then, if you think you may have a case, contact a personal injury attorney for a free consultation. You probably have a case if you were injured through the actions of another party – whether that’s an individual, a healthcare facility, or a company.
Steps in a Personal Injury Case
Winning a personal injury case depends on several factors. First of all, the injured party (known as the plaintiff) must prove that the other party (the defendant) had a responsibility toward the plaintiff. This might be merely a responsibility to drive safely on the roadway; or it could be the responsibility of a doctor toward a patient. Secondly, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant failed in this responsibility by acting negligently. For example, maybe a driver was speeding or failed to come to a complete stop at a red light. Maybe a doctor prescribed the wrong medication for a patient when the mistake should have been obvious. Finally, the plaintiff must prove that he or she suffered (either emotionally or physically) because of the other person’s negligence. The plaintiff will then need to show how severely they were injured or what the extent of the damage was. Among other things, this can take the form of a medical exam, hospital bills, witness statements, and photos.
Contact an Experienced Alpharetta Personal Injury Lawyer
Georgia has a limited time in which you can file a personal injury claim, so you should contact an attorney as soon as possible if you think you have a case.