Personal Injury

Personal Injury

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When people are injured by negligent, reckless or intentional acts of others, this is known as a personal injury. Under the law, individuals or corporations who are legally responsible for injuring others are required to pay monetary damages. These damages may include past and future medical expenses related to the injury, lost wages incurred while an individual is unable to work due to the injury, and damages for the individual's past and future pain and suffering. In some cases involving egregious conduct, an injured individual may also be entitled to recover punitive damages, which are intended to punish individuals or corporations who have engaged in egregious conduct and prevent them from doing it again in the future.

Our firm handles a variety of personal injury claims for clients located throughout Georgia, including, but not limited to, those involving:

  • Automobile Accidents
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Airplane Accidents
  • Train Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Wrongful Death

Injuries suffered as a result of these types of accidents can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that your immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get your medical bills paid and covered, make sure you do not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure your insurance company or the responsible party will pay for future treatment relating to your injury. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.

Wrongful Death

Under the law, a wrongful death is a death caused by someone else's careless or intentional actions. Accidental deaths, including deaths in car wrecks, workplace accidents and abusive nursing homes, can be and often are wrongful deaths. If someone in your family has suffered a wrongful death, you have the right to sue the person or institution that caused the death. Of course, no lawsuit can bring back a loved one, but a wrongful death lawsuit can help family members pay costs related to the death, seek justice for their loved one and win compensation for their own anguish.

Generally, the spouse, children or parents of a victim may file a wrongful death lawsuit, or the person in charge of the victim's estate may sue on behalf of other next of kin. Doug Lenhardt represents families throughout Georgia in wrongful death lawsuits. Our clients can recover compensation for:

  • Hospital bills, funeral costs and other financial costs of the death
  • Any loss of wages, insurance coverage and inheritance
  • Loss of the victim's love, care, companionship and guidance
  • Their own emotional pain at the loss
  • In some cases, punitive damages designed to "punish" illegal or extremely careless behavior by the wrongdoer

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to somone else's negligent or intentional act contact me today for fast friendly service with results!