Hinesville Personal Injury Attorney
If you’ve been injured in an accident in Hinesville or another city in Georgia, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your medical bills and other losses. The personal injury lawyers at Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and pursue the outcome that you deserve based on the circumstances of your accident. We will begin your case with a free evaluation at our conveniently located local law office. Contact our Hinesville personal injury attorneys (912) 335-1909 today.
Why Choose Us
- We are selective in the cases that we accept, taking less than 5 percent of the cases that we review. Keeping our caseload small allows us to provide personal services to each client.
- Our attorneys have over a 95 percent success rate and have won outstanding results for past clients, including an $18 million medical malpractice verdict that was the largest in Chatham County’s history.
- You are going through enough without also worrying about the cost of an attorney. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you will never have to pay your lawyer out of pocket, win or lose.
Why You Should Choose a Trial Attorney
A trial attorney has special capabilities that can improve the outcome of your case. The threat of going to trial is often enough to pressure an insurance company to offer a better settlement during a personal injury claim. An insurance company will prefer to increase its offer to get you to settle than to risk the expense of a trial. A trial attorney can also build a stronger case by preparing it as if it will go to trial, with special consideration to important details and evidence.
What is a Personal Injury Claim?
A personal injury claim is a type of civil lawsuit that aims to hold one or more parties financially responsible (liable) for a victim’s injuries and losses. In Georgia, liability for a personal injury accident will most likely go to the person or party who was negligent or broke the law. Negligence is the failure to use a reasonable or acceptable amount of care, resulting in harm to another person. An example of negligence is a driver failing to yield the right-of-way and causing a car accident.
Negligence consists of four elements:
- Duty of care owed. An obligation owed to the plaintiff to use a reasonable amount of care.
- Breach of the duty of care. Any act or omission that falls short of the duty of care.
- Causation. A causal link between the defendant’s breach of duty and the plaintiff’s injury.
- Damages. Losses that were suffered because of the defendant’s mistake.
If you or your attorney can prove these elements as more likely to be true than not true, you will fulfill the burden of proof to hold one or more defendants liable for your accident. This can mean obtaining financial compensation for your current and future losses and expenses.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Accept
At Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers, we have extensive courtroom experience. Our trial attorneys can go up against any defendant on your behalf, including a large corporation, powerful insurance company or another major adversary. We are experienced personal injury attorneys who have been representing clients for more than 20 years. We currently accept many different types of personal injury cases, including:
- Car accident
- Tractor-trailer accident
- Pedestrian accident
- Slip and fall accident
- Premises liability accident
- Industrial accident
- Maritime injury
- Medical malpractice
- Products liability
- Catastrophic injury (spine injury, brain injury, etc.)
- Complex litigation
- Wrongful death
If you do not see your type of case on this list, contact us to discuss your particular accident in more detail with one of our attorneys. We provide top-level defense in personal injury and wrongful death cases, work with a broad spectrum of clients, and have a record of success across many different practice areas.
What Is Your Case Worth?
The value of your case is important to understand, as an insurance company will most likely try to get you to settle for less than your case is worth. If you have an accurate understanding of your case’s value, on the other hand, you will reduce your risk of accepting a settlement that does not fully compensate you for your existing and future needs. You may be eligible for financial compensation for the following losses, and more:
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Intangible losses
- Loss of consortium
- Legal fees
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Punitive damages
Our attorneys can carefully review your personal injury case to help you determine its true value. The value of your case will depend on many different factors, including the gravity of your injuries, your prognosis for recovery, your degree of disability (if any), your income before the accident, your age and overall health, and the amount of insurance coverage available. Our lawyers can fight to recover the financial compensation that you need to pay for existing expenses as well as latent needs, such as ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation.
How Much Time Do You Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Hinesville, Georgia?
The statute of limitations (deadline to file) a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident, in most cases. If there is a delayed discovery of injuries, however, the clock does not start ticking until the date you discovered or reasonably should have discovered that you were hurt. There are also other exceptions to the rule, such as if the victim is a minor. Always contact an attorney as soon as possible to make sure you meet your time limit.
Contact Our Hinesville Personal Injury Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has an injury from any kind of accident in Hinesville, contact a personal injury attorney from Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to discuss a potential claim. We will strive to help you and your family obtain justice by holding one or more parties accountable for your injuries and related losses. Our lawyers will answer your legal questions, help you defend your rights and fight for maximum financial compensation on your behalf.
Call (912) 335-1909 or send us a message online describing your recent accident to receive a fast callback. We accept clients throughout the coastal regions of Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Initial consultations are free and come at no obligation to hire us.