Dedicated Columbus Accident Attorneys Help You Recover Full and Fair Compensation
The help you need, when you need it
When you’ve been injured in an accident, one of your first concerns is how you will pay your bills and take care of your family. Our experienced attorneys put your mind at ease by handling your case efficiently and effectively. The Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. provides you with the help you need to focus on recovery and get your life back. We successfully have helped injured victims recover monetary damages for 18 years.
Georgia personal injury cases
In Georgia, people injured by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or business can file a personal injury lawsuit to recover monetary damages. Monetary damage amounts vary from case to case, but the purpose of a damage award is to help restore a person to the same quality of life enjoyed before the injury, as though the wrongful injury had not happened. Therefore, damage awards may include the costs of past and future medical care, property damage, pain and suffering, lost wages and diminished future earning capacity.
To recover damages in a lawsuit, you must prove that the person who caused your injuries was negligent. Negligence occurs when a person fails to do what a reasonable person would or should do to protect another from the foreseeable risk of harm. A qualified Columbus injury attorney at our office can explain the law in further detail when we meet you, but to prevail on a negligence claim you must show the following:
- The other person owed you a duty of care.
- The other person failed to exercise that due care.
- The other person’s failure to exercise due care caused your injury.
- You suffered damages as a result of the negligence.
Examples of personal injury cases
Motor vehicle accidents. If you have been injured in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident, our tenacious motor vehicle accident attorneys fight to get compensation for you.
Slip and fall/trip and fall cases. When you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, we help get you back on your feet.
Wrongful death. The wrongful death of a loved one is devastating. We work to secure your future during an uncertain time.
Medical malpractice. The negligence of medical providers can cause serious, lifelong injuries. We get you the compensation you deserve for your medical malpractice case.
Filing a personal injury case
Filing a personal injury case involves many steps, and there are many alternatives along the way. Our experienced personal injury attorneys discuss your case with you, fully explain your options and recommend a strategy to achieve the best outcome. We take these actions to help you pursue a personal injury claim:
- Determining whether you have a viable claim — If you or a family member was injured by the negligent or reckless actions of another person or company, you probably have a basis to seek payment for your damages.
- Gathering the evidence — Documentation supporting your claim can include the following:
- Medical bills, including any paid by insurance or another party
- Employment records to support your lost wages claim
- A copy of the police report, if any
- Physical evidence of the accident, including pictures
- Videos of the accident scene, if applicable
- Affidavits from potential witnesses who can corroborate your version of the accident
- Estimates for repairs or replacement of damaged property
- An estimate for your pain and suffering
- A requested punitive damage amount, if applicable
- Any other evidence that supports your claim
- Deciding where to file your claim — Figuring out which courts have proper jurisdiction is a matter most attorneys learn in the first year of law school. Deciding with any confidence, which court is likely to be most favorable to you requires either many years’ experience practicing personal injury law in those jurisdictions or a hefty consulting fee to someone who knows the ropes.
- Making sure that your claim has not expired — Statutes of limitation bar lawsuits for personal injury and other types of cases after the expiration of statutorily defined periods. The statute of limitations that applies to your case depends on the type of case and varies by state.
- Drafting your complaint — The complaint outlines the facts of your case and the reasons you are entitled to monetary relief.
- Filing your complaint and paying the filing fee — Courts require a filing fee to file a complaint. Filing fees vary greatly from one court to the next.
- Serving the complaint and summons on the defendant — A summons and copy of the complaint must be given to the defendant or an authorized representative.
Call today to arrange a free consultation
The reliable attorneys at the Law Offices of Andrew Alitowski, P.A. are determined to recover the compensation you deserve. If you have been injured in any type of accident, put our experience to work for you. We offer free consultations, and there is never a legal fee unless we recover for you. Call us at 888.275.2637 or contact us online today for your free consultation.