If you or someone you love has suffered an injury in Duluth or Gwinnett County, Georgia, the Duluth personal injury attorneys at Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC can help you. We will inform you of your legal options and pursue the financial compensation that you deserve from a defendant, both in and out of the courtroom. We are dedicated personal injury lawyers who will put you first.
Duluth is a thriving city that is home to around 30,000 people. It hosts busy shopping centers, several major highways and businesses across dozens of different industries. Unfortunately, all of these places could potentially be the setting of a serious personal injury accident.
What Is a Personal Injury Case?
A personal injury case is a type of civil claim in Georgia that can be brought by an injured victim or his or her loved ones after a preventable accident. Most personal injury cases are founded on the plaintiff’s argument of negligence. If someone is negligent, he or she has failed to meet the duty of care. This is an obligation to exercise a normal and prudent level of care. When negligence inflicts bodily harm or property damage against a victim, the victim can file a personal injury case in pursuit of financial compensation.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Accept in Duluth, Georgia
At Bross, McAllister & Williams, LLC, we have dedicated years exclusively to the practice of personal injury law. Our lawyers are equipped to handle most types of personal injury cases that arise in Duluth, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Rideshare accidents
- Product liability claims
- Construction accidents
- Work injuries
- Premises liability claims
- Dog bite injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
If you don’t see your type of accident here, we may still accept your claim. This is not a comprehensive list of all of our practice areas. Contact our Duluth personal injury lawyers to discuss your specific type of case to find out if we’re the right fit.
Don’t Wait – The Clock Is Ticking on Your Right to File
Georgia Code Section 9-3-33, known as the statute of limitations, places a strict deadline on a victim’s ability to file a personal injury lawsuit. It gives claimants no more than two years from the date that the cause of action accrues – meaning the date of the accident, in most cases. There are some exceptions to the rule:
- An injury that is discovered after the fact. If you don’t discover your injuries right away, the clock on your statute of limitations is paused until the date of reasonable discovery.
- An injured minor. If a victim is under the age of 18 at the time of his or her injury, the statute of limitations does not begin until the victim turns 18.
- A wrongful death claim. When a family is pursuing damages for the wrongful death of a loved one, the two-year timeclock doesn’t start until the date of the victim’s death.
Just as these exceptions can extend the amount of time you have to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia, some laws shorten the statute of limitations. An injury claim brought against a government agency, for example, must be initiated within one year of the date of injury or loss. Always contact an injury attorney as soon as possible, as filing late generally means you cannot recover financial compensation.
Speak to a Duluth Personal Injury Attorney Today
A serious injury can pause your life. You may not be able to enjoy the activities that you used to, return to work or think about anything other than your injury for longer than a few minutes. At McAllister & Williams, LLC, we understand what you’re going through. Our Duluth personal injury lawyers are here to help you take your life back.
Start your case with a free consultation in Duluth, where you can have your questions answered by an attorney – not an assistant or paralegal. Tell us your story today and we tell you how we can help you recover.