Macon Personal Injury lawyer

Personal Injury Lawyers in Macon

If someone else’s careless or reckless behavior hurts you or a loved one, you may have a right to pursue action against them. You could get justice and compensation for your losses by filing an insurance claim or lawsuit. A Macon personal injury lawyer from our team could help you recover money for your medical care, time missed at work, and other damages.

Contact the Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. for a free consultation with a team member today. We can assess your case and explain your options for holding the at-fault party legally responsible for their bad behavior. You should not have to pay for injuries you did nothing to cause. Instead, we want to help you hold the liable party responsible.

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Our Macon Personal Injury Attorneys Handle a Wide Range of Cases

At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our lawyers have served injured clients in Georgia since 1977. We understand how accidents happen, who causes them, and how to get justice for our clients based on the facts of your case. When you suffer an injury in Bibb County, your top concern should be your health and safety.

Contacting our team during this time may give you some peace of mind. We can explain your rights, discuss your options, and go to work representing your best interests. We can deal with the liable party, their insurance company, Bibb County civil courts, and other involved parties.

Our team handles almost all types of personal injury cases.

This includes:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle crashes
  • Truck collisions
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Uber & Lyft crashes
  • Premises liability
  • Wrongful death
  • Other insurance disputes

Our lawyers know Georgia’s personal injury laws inside and out. We’ve worked with them every day for more than 40 years. Our extensive experience dealing directly with insurers and building support for insurance claims may allow us to negotiate a fair settlement in your case.

We know how to hold the at-fault party accountable for your expenses and losses. We also know that insurance carriers rarely offer injured victims a fair settlement. Instead, we must fight for the compensation our clients deserve based on the facts of their cases. We know you need as much money as possible to cover your damages. Let us help you recover it.

Serious Injuries in Macon Can Entail Major Medical Costs and Other Losses

Depending on your injuries, you may require ambulance transportation to a nearby hospital. Following a serious injury, you may go to the Level I trauma center at Atrium Health Navicent or another emergency room.

For less serious injuries, you may undergo an assessment at the closest hospital, including:

  • Piedmont Macon Medical Center
  • Piedmont Macon North Hospital

If your child was hurt, they likely saw a doctor at Beverly Knight Olson Children’s Hospital at Atrium Health Navicent.

Regardless of where you received medical care, doctors may need several days or weeks to develop your treatment plan, stabilize your injuries, and send you home or to rehabilitation. Our team understands you may face stress and frustration during this time when you have to miss work, rack up significant hospital bills, and don’t know when your life will get back to normal—or if it ever will.

How a Macon Personal Injury Lawyer Recovers Damages for Clients

Our lawyers from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. work daily with personal injury claims and lawsuits. We know how to put a fair settlement range on these cases by identifying the recoverable damages and valuing them. This proves key to ensuring our clients do not settle for less than they deserve when the insurance company makes an offer.

The first offer rarely comes close to enough to pay for their medical care, future care needs, lost income, and intangible losses. Instead, we need to counteroffer or consider other options for securing the compensation our clients need and deserve.

The compensation in a personal injury case reflects the expenses and losses incurred due to the incident and related injuries.

While the exact recoverable damages differ from case to case, they generally include:

  • Medical care costs, related expenses, and future treatment
  • Ongoing care and support costs for catastrophic injuries
  • Lost income from missed work, including tips, commissions, gig work, and more
  • Diminished earning ability for lasting injuries
  • Property damages, when applicable
  • Other related expenses
  • Pain and suffering and other intangible damages

Wrongful Death in a Georgia Personal Injury Incident

When a personal injury victim passes away from their injuries, Georgia law allows their immediate family members to receive compensation through a wrongful death action. Strict rules apply for filing these cases, but our team wants to handle that for you.

We could seek compensation for your family to cover:

  • Funeral and burial costs
  • Income losses
  • Loss of services
  • Your intangible damages
  • Other related expenses and losses

Our team handles wrongful death claims in Macon regularly. We can document what happened, prove negligence and liability, show your family’s damages, and manage your claim or lawsuit. Unfortunately, we cannot change the pain of losing your loved one, but we can help you reduce your financial stress and help you focus on spending time with your family.

Our Lawyers Know How to Show Liability in a Macon Personal Injury Case

Under Georgia law, negligent parties bear legal liability for the injuries and damages they cause to an accident victim. Victims have a right to pursue compensation from them or their insurance company to recover money for their related costs and losses. This requires our team to investigate the incident, determine what happened, and who bears legal responsibility.

Our investigation may uncover evidence such as:

  • Video of the incident
  • Eyewitness statements
  • Photographs of the scene
  • Data from a scene survey
  • Accident reconstruction
  • Any official reports, such as police incidents or crash reports
  • Our client’s relevant medical records
  • Any physical evidence available
  • Documentation of our client’s recoverable damages

We use the evidence gathered to develop a strong case showing negligence occurred. Four necessary elements of negligence must exist in your case.

They are:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Harm

We must use evidence to establish these elements to show negligence and that the accused party bears legal responsibility for our client’s injuries.

For example, imagine a driver ran a red light, colliding with your vehicle.

We would need to show:

  • The driver had a duty of care to stop at the intersection because the light was red, and traffic laws require all drivers to stop at red lights.
  • The driver breached their duty by running the red light.
  • Their breach of duty caused the collision.
  • You suffered injuries, financial losses, and psychological effects.

With the right evidence, we can show the insurance company—or the judge and jury in a Bibb County civil trial—that the accused party was negligent and bears liability for your injuries and other damages. Don’t be fooled by your insurance. In some cases, we could hold additional parties liable, too. For example, this often happens in truck accident cases because Georgia recognizes vicarious liability for employers when workers act negligently on the clock.

Let Our Personal Injury Lawyers Navigate the Macon Claims Process

Our personal injury lawyers from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. can manage your claim or lawsuit from start to finish. If you were hurt in Macon or elsewhere in Bibb County, we can help. You can focus on getting the treatment and support you need or returning to your everyday activities while we take care of the rest.

Not only does our team build a strong case to support holding the negligent party responsible, but we also take steps to do so.

We protect our client’s rights by:

  • Offering guidance, advice, and support throughout the process
  • Managing all communication with the insurance company
  • Knowing the common tactics insurers use to underpay victims
  • Ensuring the client meets all applicable deadlines

Generally, we have two ways to recover compensation for our clients hurt in a personal injury incident:

  • An insurance claim and negotiated settlement
  • A civil trial and verdict on their behalf

Whether or not we file a lawsuit, most cases settle without going to trial. Negotiated settlements are very common in personal injury cases. For this reason, we do not approach the insurer until we have a good idea of the estimated fair settlement range of the case. We must understand the client’s losses and expenses before we know if an offer will meet their needs and compensate them justly.

Once we know what a fair settlement may look like, we can approach the at-fault party’s insurance provider and demand a fair payout. They usually reject and counteroffer. This may lead to back-and-forth negotiations and eventually a settlement. This may continue regardless of whether our team files a lawsuit in the case.

Judges often require mediation before setting a trial date. This may help secure a settlement. Mediation is a type of negotiation that uses a trained mediator to discuss the options with each side and tries to help both parties agree.

Our Personal Injury Lawyers May Have to File Suit in a Bibb County Civil Court

We often speak with clients who do not want to file a lawsuit in their personal injury case. However, it may prove necessary in some situations. Our attorneys handle the entire process of litigation: preparing the complaint, filing it, and navigating the trial process on your behalf. We can provide regular updates and ensure you know what to expect at every step.

Most lawsuits never go to trial, however. Instead, we often negotiate settlements with liable parties and their insurers.

This could occur at any point in the legal process, which includes:

  • Filing our complaint in a Bibb County civil court
  • Receiving a response from the liable party
  • Pre-trial motions
  • Discovery, which includes additional evidence gathering, depositions, and interrogatories
  • Mediation or other settlement conferences
  • Trial

We know when a lawsuit may prove necessary in your case and can offer advice and guidance about whether we believe you should consider legal action.

This may prove necessary when:

  • We have limited time left to sue.
  • The insurer denied the claim.
  • They will not offer a fair settlement.
  • The parties in the case have significant disputes about the facts.
  • You could receive punitive awards.
  • Our attorney believes it may prove necessary for other reasons.

Act Promptly to Meet the Deadline to File a Lawsuit

Like other states, Georgia law sets a deadline for suing the party who caused your injuries. This deadline generally falls two years after the injury, but exceptions exist. Missing this deadline could cause you to lose the right to sue, so our lawyers can keep this timeline in mind. To ensure you do not miss it, contact us as soon as your injuries allow.

Take legal action as soon as possible for other reasons. For instance, some forms of evidence disappear soon after your accident. Our attorneys can help you preserve this evidence and use it to support your case.

Learn How a Macon Personal Injury Lawyer From Our Team Can Help

Why us? Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. provides free consultations to Macon personal injury victims. You can speak with our team for free today and learn more about your rights, legal options for seeking compensation, and the strength of your case against the at-fault party. We want to help you get justice based on the facts of what happened to you. You should not have to face this alone. Let our team go to work for you today.

Contact us through our online contact form or call us now to speak with a team member at (478) 226-4148. We can help you determine your next steps for financial recovery.

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Many injured victims often worry that they will not be able to afford legal assistance. This is a completely understandable concern, as qualified lawyers are often portrayed by the media as ‘expensive’. However, the reality is far different.

Indeed, at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. our highly experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys take all claims on a contingency fee basis. Here is what that actually means for you and your family:

Free consultations: Our experienced legal team will review your personal injury case, free of charge. We will do this will out any obligations, strings or hidden cost for you. We are here to help you move your claim forward.

No out-of-pocket fees: We recoup our legal fees as a percentage of your settlement offer or successful verdict. Our clients never have to pay anything upfront or out of their own pocket, ever.

No hourly billing: With contingency fees agreements, you do not need to worry about hourly billing rates. When you hire us, you can pick up the phone and call your lawyer without getting charged for it.

No financial risks: Finally, if your case is not successful, then we do not get paid. At Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C., we are so confident that we can help you, that our firm will gladly take on all of the financial risks involved with bringing your case.

Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.

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Macon, GA 31201
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Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.

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Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. is a Personal Injury Law practice that is a advocate for the underserved in Atlanta.