Every day across Georgia, people are injured due to the negligence and intentional acts of others. They were living their lives, when, in the blink of an eye, a car ran a red light, a slippery step caused a fall or a piece of machinery broke. They didn’t deserve to suffer an injury and they weren’t planning on being an accident victim, but that’s the reality they face.
Alderman & Hutcherson helps accident victims navigate the legal system and obtain the compensation they deserve. We zealously and forcefully represent our clients, to defend their legal rights. We investigate their claims, negotiate with insurance companies and, if an agreement can’t be reached, litigate cases in court.
These accidents can occur in any number of ways that justify claims for compensation:
Wrongful death, after which family members can hold those who caused the death of a loved one responsible in civil court.
Workplace injuries, where in the course of working an employee is injured at the worksite because of dangerous conditions, the actions of a co-worker or a work-related vehicle accident.
If you’ve been injured because of the actions or inactions of others, you may have a legal right to compensation for those injuries — your pain and suffering, disability, lost wages and medical bills. Alderman & Hutcherson helps personal injury victims recover the fair compensation they’re entitled to under the law. We understand how stressful this situation is; we help our clients get the best medical care possible; and we deal with the insurance companies so our clients can focus on their physical, emotional and professional recovery.
If you or a family member have been seriously injured, you may want or need compensation for those injuries and related costs, but you may be intimidated by the thought of having to go through the legal process. Don’t be intimidated. We’re here to help.
Making the choice to try to resolve your case directly with an insurance company would be a mistake because you don’t know
Personal injury or insurance law,
How complex your case factually and legally may be,
How many parties might be involved as defendants, or
Most importantly, what your case is worth.
After getting medical attention for your injury, call our office so we can talk about what happened, the possible legal issues and how your case could be resolved. Making any decisions about your legal claims without fully understanding the situation could result in your obtaining a fraction of what you may have received through the legal system.
If you are contacted by an adjuster or attorney working for an insurance company, anything you say or write on their forms could be used in court against you. An insurance company does not work with your interests in mind. They work to close as many claims as possible, as cheaply as possible, as quickly as possible.
Insurance company representatives aren’t the only ones you should be careful about. Your situation is your business, and you need to be careful about what you say or write (especially online or on social media) about your injuries and the circumstances of the accident. All that could also be used against you in court.
Don’t wait too long before getting legal help for your case.
Accident cases normally have a two-year statute of limitations, which means you have up to two years after the incident to file suit — but you never want to wait that long to contact us.
As time passes, it may be more difficult to investigate your case; evidence may be lost and witnesses can be more difficult to find and talk to.
If government entities are defendants, they must be given notice of a possible legal claim within six to twelve months after an accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence or intentional act of another, you may be entitled to fair compensation for those injuries. Alderman & Hutcherson works with injury victims to make sure they receive the compensation they deserve, while providing them with prompt, personal, professional attention. Going through a serious injury is not the time to go it alone. Contact our office by calling (478) 476-9110 or by filling out our online contact form. We’re waiting to help you with the problems caused by a Georgia personal injury.