Savannah Personal Injury Attorney

At Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers, our firm will guide you through the legal process if you were hurt in an accident. With the combined experience of our Savannah personal injury attorneys, our team will fight to make sure you get the fair compensation you deserve. If another person’s carelessness or recklessness led to uncertainty about your future, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable.

Our trial attorneys have more than 20 years of experience representing clients in Savannah and throughout the coastal region of Georgia.  Contact our office today for a free consultation at (912) 335-1909 to speak to a member of our team to discuss your legal options.

Meet Attorney Andrew Bowen

Founding Partner

Andrew Bowen is the founder of Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers with a distinguished legal career marked by expertise and dedication. He commenced his legal journey as a Savannah personal injury lawyer, representing defendants in cases involving automotive collisions, medical malpractice, and maritime injuries. With a commitment to justice and a wealth of legal experience, Andrew Bowen is a dedicated Savannah car accident attorney providing personalized and effective legal representation for individuals seeking justice in the face of personal injury challenges.

Meet Attorney Paul W. Painter III

Founding Attorney

Paul W. Painter III, founder of Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers, is a dedicated personal injury attorney based in Savannah, Georgia. With a commitment to fostering personal and trusting relationships with his clients, Paul provides high-quality, aggressive, and ethical representation. After five years of service in the Navy, Paul transitioned to law. Over the years, he has secured multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements for clients nationwide, specializing in car accidents, slip and fall, wrongful death, truck accidents, and diverse legal matters.

Why Choose Us As Your Savannah Personal Injury Lawyers

  • We have a long track record of success, including the largest injury verdict obtained in Chatham County history ($18 million). Our results showcase our skill and commitment.
  • We prioritize communication and aim to always provide regular case updates that keep our clients informed every step of the way.
  • We make our legal services affordable by operating on a contingency fee basis. This means you won’t pay unless we obtain financial compensation on your behalf.

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What Compensation is Available in a Georgia Personal Injury Case?

If you have been seriously injured after an accident due to the negligence of someone else, you may be able to make a personal injury claim to receive damages. Our team will help you navigate the intricacies of the legal system to ensure you receive fair compensation for your losses and injuries. Monetary compensation certainly can’t solve all your problems or fix all the issues caused by your accident. However, it can help ease the burden of high medical expenses and soften any future medical treatment expenses you might need. Additionally, you could be out of work for a long time, and you deserve to be compensated appropriately. In Georgia, you would be entitled to the following types of compensation if you are successful in a personal injury claim:

Economic Damages

Economic damages are those that compensate you for financial losses. The goal of these damages is to essentially try to make the victim whole again to the greatest extent possible. Examples of economic damages include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity – if you can no longer work at the same job and make the same amount of money that you always earned, you might be entitled to the difference between what you used to make and what you will be able to earn in the future
  • Cost of treatment and rehabilitation, including in-home care and physical therapy 
  • Property damage
  • Medications and medical supplies
  • Travel expenses to and from appointments 

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are harder to objectively quantify into monetary terms, but you would still be entitled to them. Common examples include:

  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotion distress
  • Depression, fear, and anxiety 
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring and disfigurement 
  • Overall reduced quality of life

Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are not intended to make a victim whole, rather they are used to compensate a victim and essentially punish a defendant at the same time. Their goal is to ensure that the defendant is deterred from engaging in this type of behavior in the future and it will deter others from doing the same as well. Punitive damages typically aren’t awarded unless the situation is particularly egregious, and they’re quite rare in personal injury cases.  Every case is unique, meaning that no average settlement amount will accurately represent how much your case might be worth. Furthermore, an insurance company may intentionally devalue your claim in an attempt to save money. It is important to discuss your legal rights and the value of your case in more detail with a personal injury law firm before accepting a settlement.

Client Testimonials

“The care I received as soon as I walked into their office was so warm and inviting! They catered to my needs with unprecedented experience, knowledge, and understanding. Attorney Bowen and Patti worked relentlessly to get what was rightfully mine; I will be forever grateful!”


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“From the very start of the process this firm was quick and efficient. They made appointments for me, handled the insurance companies and answered every question quickly and professionally. If you are in an accident I would recommend Bowen Painter over and over. I am genuinely grateful for this amazing team of lawyers and legal professionals!!”


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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?

One of the most important aspects of a personal injury claim is the statute of limitations. The statute of limitations is the amount of time by which you must file your claim to be able to recover compensation. If you fail to file the claim within that deadline, you could miss out on compensation that you’d otherwise be legally entitled to.

Under Georgia Code § 9-3-33

According to O.C.G.A § 9-3-333 you generally must file a personal injury claim within two years of the date of the accident. In some cases, however, there are exceptions. For example, if the person injured in the accident was under the age of 18, the statute of limitations is “tolled.” This means it is extended. When the minor is under 18, the deadline to file the claim doesn’t begin until they turn 18, and then it runs for two years from that date.

Additionally, the statute of limitations is often extended for those who are injured and also suffer from mental incapacity. Further, if the person responsible for the accident leaves the state before you have a chance to file the lawsuit and serve them, the deadline can be extended or paused until the defendant returns to the state.

Finally, sometimes the statute of limitations is extended because you didn’t discover your injuries until some time had passed after the accident. If you suffered a medical problem that could not have been reasonably discovered within the statute of limitations, you aren’t necessarily barred from filing a claim. 

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Benefits of Hiring a Savannah Personal Injury Lawyer

No law in Georgia requires you to hire a personal injury lawyer for representation. Representing yourself, however, can come with disadvantages that make it much more difficult to obtain fair financial compensation. Insurance companies know that they can easily take advantage of unrepresented claimants, and will often do so in an attempt to save themselves money.

Hiring an experienced Savannah personal injury attorney allows you to level the playing field and get the legal advice you deserve. Your lawyer will aggressively negotiate for the financial recovery that you need to pay for your current and future needs. The right attorney can also take your case to trial, if necessary, for maximum compensation. It is especially important to hire an experienced attorney if you or a loved one has a serious injury that will result in expensive medical care or lost wages in the future.

The Lawyers at Bowen Painter recovered $18 Million for their client; the largest injury verdict in Chatham County history.

Types of Personal Injury Cases We Accept in Savannah, GA

Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers has been representing injury victims and their families for many years. In this time, we have gained valuable experience in many different practice areas within the subset of personal injury law. Our law firm of certified trial attorneys specializes in catastrophic injury lawsuits, complex product liability claims, maritime injuries, and more. We accept cases in all of the following practice areas:

We are very selective in the cases that we accept and maintain a small caseload so that we can provide the attention and legal resources that each client needs and deserves. Our team has experience taking on large corporations in and out of the courtroom and winning; we can help you go up against any defendant in any type of Savannah accident claim. Contact us today for a free case review.

Contact a Savannah Personal Injury Attorney Today for a Free Case Review

Our team specializes in representing individuals in personal injury lawsuits, seeking compensation for clients who have suffered harm. We will navigate the complexities of the legal system and handle the intricacies of filing insurance claims. Our lawyers are skilled negotiators who work to secure favorable settlement offers, ensuring our clients receive fair compensation for injuries while managing legal fees and expenses along the way.

If you or a loved one is injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to request a free initial case evaluation. Our Savannah personal injury lawyers will work tirelessly to achieve the results that you need. We provide top-level representation and litigation in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. Discuss your particular case with one of our experienced attorneys for a free case evaluation. Call (912) 335-1909 or contact us online.

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