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Author Archives: Aman Patel

Wrongful Death Claims

Recovering for the Death of a Loved One Wrongful death claims are established in Georgia by statute. Official Code of Georgia Annotated §51-4-1 lists the rules and procedures on how to successfully bring a Wrongful Death claim. These rules determine the time limits, who can bring a claim, what can be recovered as well as how…

Spoliation Letter – Preserving Evidence

Gathering Evidence Spoliation letters are powerful tools that can help win your case. Such letters should be sent immediately after your injury to demand that the opposing side preserve certain evidence while you recover. Spoliation letters should be tailored to each case requesting certain information to be kept and maintained throughout the claim process. All letters should be sent…

Does My Case Involve Punitive Damages

Punishing Bad Drivers Punitive damages are awarded in Georgia not to compensate injured victims but to punish the Defendant for his or her own acts. Punitive damages must be specifically plead and shown by clear and convincing evidence. The clear and convincing standard is much higher than what is regularly required to obtain compensation for…

Types of Damages in Injury Claims

Compensation in Injury Cases The law gives authority to what types of damages are recoverable in injury cases. The two most common in Georgia are special and general damages. In certain circumstances a person might be entitled to punitive damages which will be discussed in another article. Special Damages This item of recovery includes medical bills…

Statute of Limitations

How Long For My Injury Case The statute of limitations applies to all injury cases in Georgia. It is a bright line rule determining how long an injured person has to ether settle their claim or file a lawsuit. Failure to file a lawsuit means that your case is time-barred and that regardless of the…

Hospital Liens

Unpaid Hospital Bills Hospital liens can have dire consequences and should be addressed in all injury cases. Insurance companies always ask that injured clients address these liens from the settlement recovery and hold them harmless in case the hospital sues. As the name applies, a hospital lien is an encumbrance on the actual personal injury case…

Police Reports and Investigating an Accident

Police Reports Technology now allows us to access a wealth of knowledge without leaving our home. One area that technology has helped is the ease now in obtaining police reports. Previously, police reports could only be accessed by visiting the police department that investigated the accident. This would mean driving to Henry, Barrow or Bibb County for a 4 page report.…

What is a Contingency Fee?

Attorney Fees In Injury Cases As the name implies, a contingent fee is based on a certain event occurring. In personal injury cases it is based on obtaining compensation for your case. At our law firm we handle cases only on a contingency and no legal fee is due if we fail to recover compensation. You will not be…

Getting Your Herniated Disc Treatment

Disc Injuries Many of my treating clients contact my office saying that their MRI has revealed a herniated disc or disc bulge. Many still remain confused what these terms mean and their treatment options. Below is an MRI that hopefully gives you a better idea of what your doctors are looking at when telling you that…

Special Rules – Truck Accidents

Trucking Accidents Trucking accidents often result in severe and catastrophic injuries. Often times it is easy to determine if the truck driver is at fault for his or her failure to follow the rules of the road. Sometimes the case is not as clear as the investigating police officer will not be able to make…

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$1,250,000.00 Pre-Suit Medical Malpractice Settlement
$790,000.00 Trucking Settlement with $500.00 in Property Damage
$75,000.00 Dog Bite Settlement for Minor Child
$400,000.00 Car Accident Settlement with Two Defendants
$100,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement with UM Insurance
$200,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement with Defendant Insurance and UM Insurance
$150,000.00 Nursing Home Settlement during Arbitration
$800,000.00 Car Accident Jury Verdict
$92,000.00 Trucking Settlement after Filing Lawsuit
$75,000.00 Policy Limits Settlement with UM Insurance
$100,000.00 Settlement for Slip & Fall after Filing Lawsuit