Personal Injury in Carrollton, Georgia
Serious physical and financial damage could occur at any place or time as the result of unexpected accidental injury. Permanent disability or impairment as a result of injuries sustained through an accident may severely impact the nature of the standard of living to which you were previously accustomed. If something like this happens to you, you need the type of expert representation who will compassionately walk you through the process of gaining all the compensation warranted by your accidental injury.Skillful and accomplished personal injury attorneys eagerly await you at the Law Office of John B. Jackson, prepared to use their extensive legal experience to obtain justice and restitution for your accidental injury.
We have assisted clients in obtaining millions in personal injury recompense through our obligation to provide top legal expertise and our commitment to gaining justice for the injured. Neither your monetary situation nor your personal health should suffer detriment as a result of personal injury. When you get in touch with our Georgia personal injury firm as soon as an injury occurs, we can help you regain your health and financial security.
Compassionate, Professional Legal Representation in Personal Injury Cases
Accidental injury caused by someone else’s laxity is unfortunately an everyday occurrence in the United States, often culminating in shattering damage and ruination. The Law Office of John B. Jackson will ardently deliver experienced legal counsel sympathetic to the client for the subsequent types of accidents:
Car and Truck Accidents
In the year 2014, upwards of 2.3 million individuals sustained injuries in motor vehicle collisions in the United States, according to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA). Due to the effects of the inattentive behaviors of other drivers on the road, the majority of accidental deaths and injuries are caused by motor vehicle crashes. Some of the most frequently occurring behaviors, listed herein, are the causes of motor vehicle accidents according to the NHTSA:
- Driving after the use of drugs or alcohol is sustained as one of the main reasons that accidents and fatalities occur, regardless of more rigid laws, more strident penalties, and increased work of the police forces.
- Driving over the speed limit and other overtly aggressive behaviors such as ignoring traffic signals, weaving lanes, and following too closely are the causes of greater than a quarter of all car accidents, precipitating upwards of $52 billion annually in economic damages.
- As stated by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA), one of the most prevalent types of distracted driving behavior is texting or talking on a cellphone, in addition to conversation with other passengers, changing radio stations, or programming navigation systems. There is no law in Georgia currently advising punitive action for talking on cellphones while driving; however, texting while driving is illegal.
- Drowsy driving is a rising unhealthy practice today as more individuals are forced to spend more time at work with less time dedicated to resting and recuperation. Close to 40,000 accidental injuries yearly are thought to be caused by falling asleep while driving or driving while drowsy.
Our Georgia legal counselors know that even a seemingly innocuous car crash could have grievous and far-reaching effects. Muscle sprains and strains, serious bone fractures, cuts and abrasions, and back, neck, or head injuries are commonplace to individuals who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident.
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recorded statistics concerning fatalities in truck accidents which totaled at almost 4,000 individuals being killed per year. Sixteen percent of truck-related deaths involved truck drivers being killed with the rest being the deaths of car motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and pedestrians. Truck-related wrecks produce massive amounts of property damages and bodily harm, in most cases, due to the large size and weight of the trucks. In truck-related accidents, the following harm can occur:
- Injuries related to serious burns to both the face and body;
- Bone fractures in multiple locations;
- Injuries from severe cuts and contusions;
- Injuries to the back, neck, and head; also
- Disabilities and scarring that could be permanent.
If you were injured in a trucking accident, please allow our experienced team of lawyers in Georgia work for you to keep your rights protected, assist you in recovering the damages the driver caused, and give you the experience you need in communicating with the trucking company.
Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
Despite the pleasant year-round climate, there are some real elements of danger on the road and that is something our team of experienced motorcycle and bicycle accident attorneys know. Records from the Georgia Department of Transportation report that roughly a thousand bicycle accidents occur each year in the state of Georgia. In addition, Georgia Department of Highway Safety one hundred and fifty people die in motorcycle accident annually. Accidents like these are often the result of a driver that has not yielded to a cyclist, driven while intoxicated or any other manner considered to be reckless, or not obeyed traffic rules and road regulations. The most common bodily harm to occur in these accidents is as follows:
- Lacerations or other tearing of skin;
- Sprains and strains, as well as torn muscles and/or tendons;
- Fracturing of bones;
- Injuries to the neck, head, or brain;
- Back injuries or injuries to the spine resulting in paralysis.
Records from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that every year dog bites are the cause of nearly 4.5 million injuries. Although, there are situations that will lead a friendly dog to attack, our experienced Georgia dog bite attorneys know that a lot of the injuries that do occur are the result of negligent and reckless ownership. Irresponsible owners let their dog out of the house without a leash allowing serious injuries to occur, despite laws requiring people to have their dogs restrained at a controllable distance. The most common injuries associated with attacks and bites are as follows:
- Tears to the flesh or cuts and lacerations;
- Punctures to the flesh;
- Torn tendons and/or muscles;
- Infections from bites carrying bacteria and/or diseases; and
- Trauma and mental strain from the stress of the attack.
Premises Liability Cases
The most common type of personal injury case, a premises liability case is one where the property owner is seen as being accountable for injuries. People that have been injured in these premises liability case are often considered to be the one responsible for their injuries due to their own carelessness; although, experienced premises liability attorneys know that in many cases it is the property owner that is responsible for the damages and should answer for the injuries of the victim. The following are the most commonly sustained unintentional injuries, according to the statistics compiled by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Injuries from food poisoning;
- Injuries from lacerations;
- Injuries from a slip or a fall;
- Injuries occurring from an individual being struck by something or struck against something.
These accidents can perpetuate severe situations with injuries that are slow to heal, if ever fully healed, like neck and head injuries, injuries to bones, and spinal cord issues. Injuries like these mentioned mostly happen as the result of slippery floors, poor lighting, walkways that are not even, construction areas, and by food that has not been handled in the required way.
Product Liability Cases
Compensation for damages could be awarded to you for injuries you sustained at the fault of the manufacturer, distributor, owner, designer, or seller. One trillion dollars of damages occur yearly due to faulty of defective products according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). The CPSC holds a huge database of products that are a potential threat to the public and have been recalled, like the following:
- Electrical items;
- Furnishings for the home and appliances;
- Forms of transportation like cars, motorcycles, and bicycles
- Toys, clothing, and furnishings for children; and
- Recreational equipment such as pools and spas.
The experienced team of product liability attorneys we have at our office know that fractured bones, burnings, poisonings, hazards of choking, serious lacerations as well as potential property damage can occur as a result of equipment and products that are defective.
Nearly 1,000 deaths occur every day in the United States as a result of medical malpractice according to the Senate hearings on the quality of healthcare in the U.S. These medical malpractice deaths have risen to claim the number three spot in leading cause of death in America and has resulted in an outcry of public concern increasing standards of safety. Our team will help you with our medical malpractice attorneys to recover the losses you suffered for medical malpractice, also including the following:
- Infections associated with healthcare;
- Potentially fatal conditions as a result of delays in diagnosing;
- Errors in surgery or anesthesia, including wrong procedure, wrong site, or wrong patient;
- Medical errors concerning prescription drugs;
- Abuse in nursing homes; and
- Malfunctioning or defective medical equipment.
Any of the above can threaten the lives and overall well-being of patients, and doctors, surgeons, hospitals, and other medical providers can be held liable for the damages their mistakes and errors result in. The experienced group of lawyers at the Law Office of John B. Jackson know that the injuries and damages you have suffered can be extremely severe in a personal injury case.