When you suffer an injury due to the negligence of someone else, you shouldn’t have to pay for the consequences on your own. At Williams & Williams Law Firm, we fight for the full and fair compensation you deserve.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our family-run firm focuses exclusively on personal injury cases. This sharp focus provides our attorneys with a better understanding of how to determine the value of your claim and successfully pursue the maximum compensation to which you are entitled.
While many of our clients turn to us for legal counsel because of our proven track record of success, what they remember most about us is our compassionate, relationship-based approach. We understand what a frightening and confusing time this can be for you and your family. We treat every client as a person, not a case number.
To discuss your case for free with an experienced personal injury lawyer, please contact Williams & Williams Law Firm today at 770-823-2711. We help protect the rights of injury victims from Alpharetta, Atlanta and neighboring communities in Georgia.
On this page, we discuss a variety of important topics related to personal injury cases, including:
- Personal injury cases we handle
- Catastrophic and severe injuries
- Damages in personal injury lawsuits
- Determining the value of your personal injury claim
- Statute of limitations in Georgia
- Discuss your personal injury case for free with our attorney
Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Williams & Williams Law Firm proudly focuses solely on personal injury claims. We help our clients seek maximum compensation in the following types of cases:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Boating accidents
- Bus accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- ATV accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
Catastrophic and Severe Injuries
The injuries sustained in an accident can range from minor cuts and bruises to severe impairment and even death. Common injuries include:
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Head trauma is one of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer, and treatment can last for years. Key signs of brain injuries include:
- Chronic headaches
- Distorted or blurred vision
- Problems with memory
- Ear ringing (tinnitus)
- Slurred speech
- Sleeping problems
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
Spinal Cord Injuries
Severe trauma to the spinal cord can present a number of catastrophic consequences, including paralysis. Other possible effects of spinal cord injuries can include:
- Chronic pain
- Inability to control certain motor functions
- Muscle spasms
- Difficult breathing
- Numbness in the extremities or other parts of the body
- Sexual dysfunction
Back and Neck Injuries
Your neck is among the most vital and vulnerable parts of your body. If any part of the intricate system of muscles, nerves and vertebrae in your neck and back are harmed, the consequences can impact every aspect of your daily life. Common back and neck injuries include:
- Neck strains and sprains
- Disc injuries
- Damaged trachea and larynx
- Broken vertebrae
- Pinched nerves
Whiplash is unfortunately very common in motor vehicle accidents. The condition is caused by a forceful movement that hyperextends your lower neck bones and impacts the bones in your upper neck. Whiplash often causes symptoms such as:
- Jaw pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Neck pain
- Arm pain
- Ear ringing
- Vision problems
Burn injuries vary in intensity and produce symptoms that range from mild discomfort to severe disability and death. Other potential consequences of burn injuries include:
- Loss of motor function
- Severe damage to skin, nerve, muscle and bone tissue
- Debilitating pain
In the most tragic cases, an accident may lead to the death of a family member. In these wrongful death cases, surviving family members may pursue damages for loss of support and companionship, medical and funeral expenses and more. Although no amount of money can ever fill the void left by the loss of a loved one, compensation from a wrongful death lawsuit can help your family remain financially secure during this difficult time.
Damages in Personal Injury Lawsuits
Following an accident or injury, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. If you were hurt because of someone’s carelessness or recklessness, financial compensation can help you and your family stay afloat and move forward during this difficult time.
If you were not at fault for your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages and more:
- Medical costs and treatment fees
- Ambulance and hospital expenses
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning potential
- Physical pain and suffering
- Permanent disfigurement
- Emotional distress
- Temporary or permanent disability
- Loss of a loved one/support
In the event that the at-fault party is found to have demonstrated gross negligence or intentional conduct that led to your injuries, the court may award punitive damages to punish the defendant.
Determining the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
If you have suffered a serious injury, you may have already been contacted by the other party’s insurance company with some type of settlement offer. It’s crucial for you to understand that insurance companies are looking after their own best interests and these initial offers are almost always far less than the true value of your claim. Before you speak with an insurance company, you should first call Williams & Williams Law Firm to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Our firm has the knowledge and resources necessary to recover the full and fair compensation you truly deserve. Insurance companies have a team of lawyers who will vigorously contest your claim. In order to protect your best interests and the well-being of your family, it’s important to fight for the compensation to which you are entitled and not settle for less than you deserve.
We understand that this can be a frightening and confusing time. By choosing the counsel of Williams & Williams Law Firm, you can rest assured that your rights are being aggressively protected and your case is being diligently handled. We focus on every aspect of your case so you can focus on healing.
Our firm can help you by:
- Assessing your case at a free, no-obligation initial consultation
- Offering sound recommendations on your best course of action
- Determining the cause of your injury by investigating every detail of your case
- Building a compelling case on your behalf
- Aggressively pursuing compensation for the full value of your claim, including lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering and other related damages
Communication is a cornerstone of our client-focused approach to legal counsel. We realize how important it is to know where your case stands. You’ll never be left in the dark; we will communicate with you regularly to keep you up to date with the pertinent details of your claim.
Statute of Limitations in Georgia
Every personal injury case involves a number of necessary documents and deadlines, all of which are managed completely by our attorneys. However, the most important deadline for you to understand and keep in mind when seeking compensation for a personal injury lawsuit is the statute of limitations.
In Georgia, the statute of limitations to seek damages for your personal injury is generally two years. This means that you have two years from the date that you sustained your injury in which to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for harming you.
In wrongful death cases, you generally have two years from the date of death in which to file a claim.
After the two-year period, the court will likely dismiss your claim and you will forever lose your ability to seek compensation from the at-fault party. The law does allow some exceptions to this two-year deadline some of which are:
- If the injured party is under the age of 18, the time limit may be extended until two years after the victim is a legal adult.
- In the event that the injured party is determined to be legally incompetent to file a lawsuit, the time limit may be tolled until he or she is found competent.
- In wrongful death cases, if there is no administrator of the estate at the time of death, the statute of limitations may be extended up to five years prior to the beginning of the two-year period.
If the injured party believes that the statute of limitations should be extended for another reason, the court will generally evaluate these arguments on a case by case basis.
The bottom line is that you should never postpone speaking with an attorney as quickly as possible following your injury or loss of a loved one. The clock may already be ticking on your ability to obtain the justice you rightfully deserve.
Discuss Your Personal Injury Case for Free with Our Attorney
If you’ve been injured in an accident in the Alpharetta or Atlanta areas of Georgia, it’s important to begin building your case as quickly as possible. Evidence fades, details are forgotten and the statute of limitations only allows so much time.
To discuss your case for free with our experienced personal injury attorney, please contact Williams & Williams Law Firm today online or at 770-823-2711.