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Hiram Personal Injury Attorneys

Big or small, accidents can seriously affect the lives of those involved, leaving them with unexpected expenses, emotional and physical hardships, or difficulty working and performing daily tasks. These things can pile up and cause individuals to feel hopeless and overwhelmed. If you have been hurt in a car wreck, workplace accident, or any other mishap, let our Hiram personal injury attorneys at Morrison & Hughes Law be your lifeline. Our team has decades of experience and the know-how to tackle even the most complex personal injury cases. 

You can count on us for matters that involve:

  • Personal injury law
  • Traffic accident law
  • Workers’ compensation law
  • Employment law 
  • Social security and disability law 

To find out what our firm can offer, get in touch today. We understand that many who have been injured have difficulty traveling. Should this be the case, do not worry. Whether you live in Hiram Cove, Waterford Creek, or anywhere else in Hiram, we will come to you to consult about your situation and how we can help. We also offer our services in Spanish for those who need it.  

Call (678) 679-8283 or contact us online. 

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What to Know About Personal Injury Claims in Hiram, GA

As the saying goes, knowledge is power. At Morrison & Hughes Law, we want to empower you with insights about personal injury law in Georgia.

The Statute of Limitations

Generally, a person must file a personal injury lawsuit within two years of the accident. Attempting to make a claim after this period could jeopardize a case’s viability. 

Personal Injury Claims & Insurance Companies 

Those who have been injured will often have to negotiate with an insurance company to get the compensation they need. Many insurance providers are multi-million-dollar businesses with resources that surpass what the average person has. They have skilled lawyers and are determined to settle claims for the lowest dollar amount possible. This is why retaining a lawyer before ever working with an insurance company is important, as it can level the playing field. 

Available Damages in Personal Injury Cases 

Injured parties can pursue economic and non-economic damages. The difference between the two is in their quantifiability. Economic damages are relatively simple to calculate. They might include the price of a necessary medical procedure, long-term physical therapy, medications, weeks or months of lost wages, damage to a car or other property, or funeral expenses. 

Non-economic damages will reflect the value of pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, disfigurement, scarring, or disability, among others. It is much more complicated to determine the value of non-economic damages—and argue for them—because they are different in every case. 

In addition to economic and non-economic damages, injured parties may receive punitive damages. Courts require at-fault parties to pay these as punishment for malicious or deliberately reckless behavior. 

Comparative Negligence in Hiram, GA

Georgia courts use the principle of comparative negligence to decide who is responsible for an accident and what percentage of damages each party is liable for. Even if a victim is partially responsible for the accident, they can still recover damages. However, their percentage of fault will reduce the compensation they can receive. 

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