Getting injured in an accident can be a very difficult experience. Emotionally, you may be left feeling anxiety and fear due to the trauma you have gone through. Physically, you will suffer from the pain caused by your injuries. Economically, you will be left worrying about paying expensive medical bills and wondering how you will provide for your family – especially if your injuries leave you unable to work. An accident can cause all of this and more, and sometimes it is hard for injured people to see a light at the end of the tunnel.
The personal injury lawyers from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers serving Macon, GA want you to know that you don’t need to face this situation alone. We will fight for the money that you deserve from the person who caused your injuries and provide you with guidance to get you through this difficult situation.
Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis – this means that you only pay us if and when you get paid.* Call us now at (478) 220-4863 for a free consultation.
Injuries Happen in Macon, GA – We Are Here to Fight for Victims
Macon, GA boasts many beautiful things: the splendor of 350,000 Yoshino cherry trees, the opportunity to hike ancient Indian mounds, an incredible musical heritage, and the largest museum dedicated to showcasing African American art in the Southeastern United States.
Macon, GA also has its share of accidents, however, and some of the more serious accidents result not only in injury but death. According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Macon County saw 103 injuries and seven traffic fatalities in 2017. Any time a life is lost due to the negligence of another person, surviving family members can pursue wrongful death and survival actions against the party who caused the death.
If you have lost a loved one in a Macon, GA accident, the wrongful death attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can guide you through this difficult process with compassion and dignity.
We Fight for Macon, GA Injury Victims in a Wide Range of Cases
While fatal accidents do occur, an accident does not need to involve death to have a devastating impact on the people involved. The state legislators and courts have created and refined personal injury law to acknowledge this fact. The laws exist to provide relief for personal injury victims who suffer physical pain, emotional anxiety, and economic trouble as a result of an accident.
George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers handles all types of personal injury cases in Macon, GA, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Moped accidents
- Catastrophic injury
- Dangerous drugs
- Mass torts
- Defective products
- Slips and falls (premises liability)
- Dog bites and other pet attacks
- Nursing home abuse
Our personal injury lawyers who serve Macon, GA have the knowledge required to battle even the most complicated cases and we have the results to prove it.1
Why a Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Macon, GA Can Help
Personal injury victims sometimes consider taking on the insurance companies themselves. Many cases end up being more complicated than they originally appear, however, and an injured person can quickly end up feeling overwhelmed and unprepared to battle the insurance companies. Insurance companies are giant corporations that make money by paying out as little as possible for settlements. They know every legal loophole and fine-print trick to justify paying you less money and are not afraid to use them.
Your first experience with the insurance company might be surprisingly pleasant. You may find yourself disarmed by their willingness to cut you a check on the spot.
But don’t be fooled. The insurance company is not your friend and the check they are so eager to write likely represents only a fraction of what your case is worth. If you accept their money and sign a release, you will no longer be able to file a lawsuit against their insured and they will not pay any more money for your injuries. It does not mean that insurance adjusters are bad people. They are just doing their jobs. Unfortunately, their job is to maximize their profits – not to pay you fairly for your injuries.
Our personal injury attorneys will handle all communication with the insurance companies. We know their language. We know their rules. We know how to build you a strong case and give you a great chance to collect the highest possible settlement that will include all of your damages, including medical costs, lost income, pain, suffering, and more.
We Can Take the Other Party to Court Through a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Our personal injury legal team is usually able to settle a personal injury case with the insurers of the person or party who caused your injury. At times, however, the insurance company refuses to negotiate fairly. Sometimes they fight back about who was at fault for the accident. Other times they try to minimize the value of your damages or claim that your injuries were not as severe as you claim. Either way, things can come to a standstill very quickly.
In these cases, a lawyer from George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will not hesitate to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party so we can get you your day in court.
We Interview Witnesses to Help Prove Your Case
In order to prove your case, we will call on witnesses to testify about the events that led to your injuries. The injured party is often one of our best witnesses, however, we can bring other witnesses too. In many cases, we will seek the opinion of experts in the fields of medicine, economics, vocational rehabilitation, and life-care planning who will testify about your injuries and the ways that they have and will continue to physically, emotionally, professionally, and economically impact your life.
Settlements and Verdicts
When we litigate your case, a jury will be tasked with deciding the truth of all the issues. This includes who was at fault and the value of your damages. Jurors can be unpredictable, however, so it is very common for the defendant’s attorney to try to settle a case in the days leading up to trial or even during the trial itself before the jury awards a verdict.
A Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Macon, GA Will Fight for the Money you Deserve
The personal injury lawyers at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers have represented more than our share of victims in a great variety of cases.1 We will work hard to gather all of the evidence to prove the many ways that you have suffered and will continue to suffer as a result of your injuries.
When a victim tries to calculate their own damages – or even worse, leaves the calculation up to the insurance companies – they are usually leaving a lot of money on the table. Estimating the value of your damages in a personal injury case often involves complex calculations to account for not only past and current expenses but also the future economic impact of your injuries.
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Case
Every case is different, but there are many types of recoverable damages that we claim in the majority of our personal injury cases. These damages may include:
- Emergency transportation
- Doctor’s fees
- Surgeon’s fees
- Ongoing and future medical treatment
- Hospital stays
- Prescription medicine
- Pain management
- Physical rehabilitation
- Accessibility equipment
- Home renovations to accommodate a disability
- Lost income
- Lost benefits
- Property damage
- Diminished future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
The legal team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers will present a demand letter to the insurance companies that outlines the value of all the losses you have and will suffer, and we will back it up with solid evidence to support your claim. Call us now at (478) 220-4863 for a free case review.
A Thorough Investigation of Your Case Will Produce Evidence to Support Your Claim
When you sign up to have our firm represent you, your personal injury lawyer will launch a thorough investigation into the event that caused your injuries.
If you experienced a car accident, for instance, we will work to gather all the evidence we need to prove what happened. We know what evidence to look for and will be able to spot evidence that most people would never think to observe or record. This evidence will tell a story about the events that led up to the accident, how each party reacted during the process of the collision, and who was ultimately at fault for the crash. In many cases, we may hire an accident reconstruction expert who can further prepare the evidence and write a report which can become an essential part of your case.
How Your Legal Team Will Gather Evidence for Your Injury Case
Regardless of the accident type, your legal team will engage in the following activities to uncover essential elements of your case:
- We will visit the scene of the accident/incident.
- We will interview any available witnesses.
- We will seek photos and videos of the accident/incident.
- We will obtain police, facility, or employer accident reports.
- We will gather your medical records and bills.
- We will get wage statements from your employer.
Your Macon, GA legal team will leave no stone unturned in their investigation of your case. By the time we have completed the task, you will have a mountain of evidence to support your claim. This will give you the best chance of recovering all the money that you deserve for your injuries.
Proving Fault and Liability for Your Macon, GA Personal Injury Case
Once your legal team has assembled all of the evidence, we will embark on the final stages of building your case. This is where our in-depth knowledge of personal injury law comes into play.
When lawyers discuss “personal injury cases,” they are discussing a type of law that is technically referred to as “third-party negligence.” In order to force a settlement or win in court, we must be able to prove certain legal conclusions – called “elements” – of negligence. Your legal team will need to establish each element of negligence before the insurance company will offer you any money for your case or a jury will rule in your favor. These elements include:
- Duty – We must prove that the party who caused your injuries possessed a duty of care to you, meaning that they were obliged to take reasonable steps to prevent you from becoming injured or harmed. This is often the simplest of all the elements to prove. In a car accident case, for example, drivers carry a duty to drive safely and follow the rules of the road.
- Breach – We must prove that the party who caused your injuries breached their duty of care to you. For instance, drivers have a duty to slow down in bad weather. If a driver is speeding in heavy rain, this can constitute a breach of their duty of care.
- Causation – We must prove that the other party’s breach of their duty of care caused you to suffer damages. In the case of a car accident, we would need to show that the other driver’s actions caused your accident which in turn caused your injuries. This is often one of the trickier elements to prove as there can be many intervening factors such as pre-existing medical conditions that may make causation hard to pin down.
- Damages – We must provide proof of all the physical, emotional, and economic injuries that you suffered, as well as their value. There are many different types of damage and alleging them all is crucial to getting the best result in a settlement or at trial. In a car accident case, we will allege simple things like medical bills, but we can also include more complicated items of damage such as loss of future earning capacity.
Using our legal knowledge and litigation skills, our personal injury team will use the evidence we have gathered in our investigation in the most effective way possible to prove all the elements of negligence and get you the best possible recovery for your injuries.
Get Help from a Personal Injury Lawyer Serving Macon, GA Today
The entire team at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers is deeply committed to the Georgia community, and our lawyers and staff will apply this passion to your case. We want you to receive the money that you deserve and we will do everything in our power to see that you get it. While we focus on the law, you can focus on getting better.
Call George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers now at (478) 220-4863 for a free, no-obligation consultation.