Not everyone uses care around others. From slip and fall injuries to motor vehicle accidents, negligence occurs every day.
If you or a loved one experienced serious harm due to another party’s careless actions, a Georgia personal injury lawyer can help. Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers are steadfast in their dedication to accident victims. We fight for the justice you deserve. If you suffered life-changing injuries or lost a loved one, contact us for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.
We are a national law firm based in Houston with multiple offices around the country, including Atlanta. We also work with affiliate law firms in most states that share our focus and dedication to excellence. No matter where you are located, we may be able to help you, so call or contact us now. We’re open for FREE consultations, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, at 800-898-4877, or you may contact us now by clicking here to submit your case for review.
A Personal Injury Changes Your Life
A serious injury can derail your life in significant ways. The trauma of the event follows most victims long past their physical recovery. For others, extensive or permanent injuries can affect their relationships and their ability to work.
If the harm you or a loved one experienced was the result of a negligent party, the lawyers at Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers will fight for justice on your behalf.
Below are just a few examples of the more common types of personal injury cases we help our clients overcome:
Motor vehicle crashes: SUVs, trucks, sedans, commercial trucks, and motorcycles must share the road. But things aren’t always harmonious. Georgia city streets, rural country roads, and highways are busy places. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety shows more than 7 million licensed drivers throughout the state and approximately 9 million registered vehicles. Unfortunately, your chances of encountering a dangerous driver are high.
No accident victim should pay out-of-pocket due to a driver who was:
- Distracted: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 9 people die in distracted driving-related crashes each day in the United States, and approximately 1,000 suffer serious injuries.
- Driving drunk: Drunk drivers put everyone at risk. 24% of Georgia motor vehicle fatalities are attributed to alcohol-related crashes.
- Driving aggressively: Road rage is never worth it. A driver who speeds or purposely cuts off other drivers can lose control of their vehicle and cause an accident.
- Driving exhausted: If a driver nods off behind the wheel, they are at risk of drifting from their lane and entering another lane.
Maintaining control of a motor vehicle is essential for everyone’s safety. When another driver chooses to take risks behind the wheel, they can create accidents that cause you significant harm. We believe it’s only fair that the person responsible for the harm should also be responsible for the medical bills and lost wages resulting from their reckless actions.
Slip and fall accidents: Property owners who invite others to visit their property have a responsibility to ensure that property is safe and secure. In other words, property owners—like owners of restaurants, shops, and other types of properties—owe a “duty of care” to patrons and invitees.
When you attend a store sale or go out to eat at a restaurant, you don’t stare at the ground and watch every step you take. Nor should you have to! But a slip and fall accident can occur quickly. Before you know it, you could face a long road of recovery for serious injuries resulting from an accident you were not responsible for.
Examples of how slip and fall accidents occur include:
- Extension cords or wires stretched across walkways
- Wet and slippery floors due to cleaning, a roof leak, or spilled liquids
- Stairs in need of repair or without a handrail
- Neglected sidewalks and uneven pavement
- Parking lots with poor lighting
- Rugs or carpet with tears
Taking a tumble isn’t just embarrassing; it’s dangerous. The CDC reports that falls are a leading cause of brain injuries. Striking your head against a hard surface can disrupt normal brain function. If a close loved one suffered a brain injury from a slip and fall accident, they may need extended care.
The conditions listed above are preventable and easily fixed by careful property owners. But when a property owner wants to save money rather than protect invitees from harm, they must face the consequences of their negligence. the lawyers at Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers can hold them accountable on your behalf by pursuing a civil claim and lawsuit.
Construction accidents: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that, during a recent year, 21% of all workplace fatalities were in the construction industry.
Among the administration’s top ten list of safety violations were:
- Fall protection
- Scaffolding requirements
- Eye and face protection
- Powered industrial trucks
These are just a few examples and not a complete list of common safety violations on construction sites. If your loved one suffered life-changing injuries due to a safety violation or a careless coworker, contact our lawyers today for a free case evaluation.
You never expect to suffer serious injuries at work, in the grocery store, or while driving. No matter where or how you experienced an injury that resulted in massive medical costs and an inability to work, we may be able to help you. You don’t have to fight alone. Our legal team pursues compensation for you by negotiating for a fair settlement with the responsible party’s insurer.
The Impact of a Personal Injury on Your Life
A serious injury can impact your quality of life—either temporarily or permanently. Depending on the type of injury, you or your loved one may require extensive medical care. From a fall to a traumatic car accident, severe injuries can result in unmanageable medical bills and extreme financial stress.
Tragic injuries can result in the following astronomical physical consequences:
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The CDC defines a TBI as a bump, blow, or jolt to the brain that disrupts normal brain function. A TBI can also involve a penetrating head injury.
If you or a loved one suffered a severe TBI, you may notice the following changes:
- Muscle weakness and poor coordination
- Issues with memory or inability to focus
- Loss of or reduced sensations, such as touch or taste
- Changes in behavior or emotions, such as mood swings, anger, or depression
A TBI victim may need around-the-clock care. Not only is placing your loved one in a skilled living facility a difficult decision, it’s also an expensive one. A private room in a nursing home averages $275per day. These costs are extreme, yet often unavoidable, if your loved one requires more care than you can provide as a result of their accident.
Spinal Cord Injury
A spinal cord injury disrupts movement and sensation. Accident victims with such an injury often end up relying on a power wheelchair for mobility. The resulting paralysis from such an injury can be devastating for the victim and their families.
Power wheelchairs, home modifications, and accessible transportation are ongoing expenses. From replacements to relocating to a new home, the costs can easily reach into the millions throughout the patient’s lifetime.
Broken bones, internal injuries, and other serious harm can bring life as you know it to a stop. Whether you’re dealing with your own injuries or those of a loved one, figuring out how to pay for medical care is exhausting. The stress of not working—and perhaps never working again—can leave you feeling depressed and anxious.
When you or a loved one experience serious harm due to negligence, you have a right to fight for compensation. Your health and recovery hinge on you getting adequate rest and dealing with the least amount of stress possible. Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers can get started on your case now and relieve you of these burdens.
Refer Aggressive Insurance Adjusters to Us
One of the most important things you can do to protect your case is not to speak with insurance representatives. Never give them a recorded statement. Direct all of their questions to your attorney instead.
Insurance adjusters may want to offer you a settlement before you hire an attorney, but rest assured their reasons for doing so are generally focused on what is best for their company, not what’s best for you. If they can settle your case for a low amount, it closes your case quickly and saves the insurance company money. While they may offer you more money than you have ever seen, do not accept or agree to anything just yet. The importance of this cannot be stressed enough.
Accepting their offer may lead you to believe that you can always pursue compensation later if your condition worsens—but this is not true. Your acceptance of an initial settlement offer seals the deal, and your claim will be considered closed. If your medical condition worsens later, you’ll have no legal options for pursuing a civil lawsuit for additional compensation.
Don’t give in to high-pressure tactics, don’t get taken advantage of, and don’t speak with insurance adjusters without contacting us first for a free case evaluation. Refer insurance representatives to your attorney and let them firmly negotiate on your behalf. At Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we have no problem with proceeding to trial if we can’t secure a fair settlement for you out of court.
The Georgia Statute of Limitations Requires Quick Action
A statute of limitations is a time limit placed upon your legal options after an injury. What is the statute of limitations in Georgia? Georgia state law requires that you file your personal injury lawsuit within two years from the date of injury. Two years may seem like a long time, but when a traumatic event changes your life, it’s easy to lose track of time as your days in recovery blur together. (If you lost a close loved one due to negligence, the same two-year deadline applies for a wrongful death action.)
A personal injury lawyer can help with filing your lawsuit on time, as well as ensuring your case meets all other necessary court requirements. While there’s never a guarantee of compensation, pursuing it helps hold the responsible party accountable for their actions. Personal injury cases allow accident victims to seek closure and the possible funds needed for moving forward.
Let the lawyers at Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, join your fight for justice. Hiring us to represent you can ease your stress during this time of changes and challenges.
Yes—You Can Afford Our Team of Attorneys and Legal Professionals
At Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, we understand you may be concerned about being able to afford legal services. To help you, we offer our services on a contingency-fee basis.
While you focus on your medical treatments, procedures, and appointments, we get to work fighting for:
- Your medical costs
- Your lost wages
- Your pain and suffering
In a wrongful death case, we generally fight for:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Final medical expenses for the decedent
- Loss of income
- Loss of companionship
We communicate with you every step of the way, keeping you informed about the status of your case. Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, are on your side throughout the entire legal process.
Contact Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, Today
Accidents are an unfortunate part of life, but victims who suffer injuries from someone else’s negligence still deserve justice. When harm or death occurs, civil claims and lawsuits provide a path of action for accident victims and their families.
A personal injury lawyer can help you by interviewing witnesses, obtaining records, examining the accident scene, and more. Upon a careful review of the evidence from your accident, they can build a case for compensation.
Handling a personal injury claim or lawsuit on your own is difficult. State laws are complex and deadlines are firm. Don’t miss your chance at compensation. Take legal action now.
Our experienced legal professionals, seek the compensation you need and the justice you deserve. We are aggressive when it comes to fighting for our clients. We know all too well the various ways insurance companies try to avoid paying victims fair compensation.
If you or a loved one suffered severe injury or loss due to negligence, contact us. A personal injury lawyer from our team can protect your best interests against tricky insurance companies. With a fast, free, confidential case evaluation, you have nothing to lose.
Take the first step toward justice with Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers by your side.
The legal team of Stewart J Guss, Injury Accident Lawyers, is nationally recognized for protecting the rights of injured victims for more than 20 years. If you were injured in an accident in Georgia or elsewhere, call our office right now for a free consultation! Because we take all of our personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, you will not owe us a dime unless we win your case.
We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so call us today at 800-898-4877 or contact us now by CLICKING HERE.
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Since starting his firm in 1999, Stewart J. Guss has had the honor of representing clients from all over the world, helping them recover from even the most catastrophic injuries.
Today, thanks to a strong belief in those values of compassion, respect, and approachability, the firm has grown to employ over 120 legal professionals in numerous offices across 4 states, with nationwide reach.