Savannah Personal Injury Lawyers, GA
Personal injury claims we handle
Our Savannah trial lawyers are persuasive negotiators and convincing advocates who have the skills to litigate a full range of personal injury cases. We have years of experience handling claims involving:
Product liability claims in Georgia
Product liability cases are different than most personal injury cases. In personal injury cases, it is necessary to show that a person or business was careless, negligent, or that they intentionally disregarded your safety. In product liability cases, manufacturers and sellers of the product can be found liable if the product was defective at the time it was used, and the defects are what caused the injuries or fatalities.
While our Savannah product liability lawyers may assert negligence or breach of warranty, companies can be held strictly liable based on the defect and causation standards. Products are defective if the designs were bad, the product was not made according to specifications, or the instructions were improperly worded. Some of the product liability cases we handle include:
We also handle cases involving defective toys and electrical products that cause death or harm.
Crashes, collisions and other sources of injuries caused by motor vehicles
Attorneys and clients can rest assured that a Savannah motor vehicle crash lawyer at Harris Lowry Manton LLP understands how to prove liability when a driver fails to obey the rules of the road or proper traffic behavior. We bring claims against drivers and vehicle owners in the following types of cases:
Drivers of mass transit and the companies or organizations that supervise them need to make sure drivers know how to operate these larger vehicles and how to interact with other vehicles on the road.
Fighting for Georgia families in court and through persuasive negotiation
Some incidents can change a life in an instant. In the worst cases, the negligence of another person can lead to the loss of your loved one’s life. In many cases, the victims suffer permanent injuries, which prevent them from enjoying life like he or she did beforehand, and stops them from doing the work they were previously able to do. In catastrophic cases, the victim may require constant medical care. Even in cases where the injuries heal, people can suffer acute and chronic pain, which alters their lifestyle during the healing process and causes immense physical pain.
With serious physical injuries, may also come severe emotional harm. This distress includes worry about if and how the injuries will heal, and anxiety about paying the medical bills and living without an income. Emotional stress covers the daily frustration of not being able to sleep, eat, work, or play in a normal way. In cases of disfigurement or scarring, physical attack, or abuse, the suffering can often require psychological or psychiatric care.
At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, our Savannah personal injury lawyers have a reputation for getting strong and just results. Attorneys throughout the country refer cases to us because we have won more cases worth $10 million dollars than any other law practice in Georgia in the last decade. We negotiate tough settlements and have a track record of jury trial success because we conduct thorough boots-on-the-ground investigations, and work with top-tier professionals including engineers, traffic reconstruction experts, financial specialists, and a full range of medical doctors. Let us help you.
The Only Georgia firm
to secure #1 verdicts
in six different
Our Verdicts & Settlements
$11.2 million award
$10.6 million award
In auto defect case that led to long-term injuries of our client. (Zakrocki v. Ford Motor Company)
$30.5 million award
$18 million award
For medical malpractice case for client left permanently paralyzed because of an undiagnosed spinal abscess. (Simmons v. SouthCoast Medical Group)
$16.5 million award
$11.5 million award
For truck accident case that caused our client’s child to be born with brain damage. (Bilbrey v. United States of America)
$40 million award
$40 million award
For defective auto product case that left our client permanently paralyzed (Mundy v. Ford Motor Company)
$47.7 million award
$43.5 million award
For nursing home abuse and neglect at Moran Lake Road Nursing Home. (Terhune v. Forum Group Corp et al.)
What are damages in personal injury cases?
When you have sustained a serious injury because of the negligence of someone else, you may be able to make a claim for damages – compensation awarded by a court, or negotiated via a settlement offer from the negligent party. There are three categories of compensatory damages:
- Economic. Economic damages cover, in essence, your bills: the cost of your medical care, your lost wages from time away from work, any property damage you sustained, any adaptive technologies you may need (like wheelchair ramps), or the cost of a funeral and burial if your loved one has died.
- Non-economic. Non-economic damages cover your losses that are less tangible, though still just as real. Pain and suffering, loss of consortium or companionship, and emotional distress are all non-economic damages.
- Punitive. Punitive damages are designed to punish the responsible party for its actions, in the hopes that said party will not commit those same acts again. Though punitive damages are not often awarded, we have been very successful in obtaining them on behalf of our catastrophically injured clients.
How long do I have to file a claim after I have been hurt?
When you want to file a claim for compensation, you have to file that claim within two years of the date you were injured, or could have reasonably known you were injured. This timeframe is called the statute of limitations. If you do not make your claim within the two years, you may be barred from collecting compensation.
How much is my personal injury lawsuit worth?
There is no model or set amount of money you can obtain when you file an injury lawsuit in Georgia. Every case is different, and so the award amounts will also be different.
How much you can recover may come down to how at-fault a judge or jury determines you to be. That is because of comparative negligence – a rule which allows for the reduction of a claim based on the plaintiff’s percentage of fault. In other words, if you are found partially at-fault for your injury, you might receive less money. This is why we say never admit fault. Our goal is to secure the most compensation possible for our clients. We build your case with that in mind.
How are Personal Injury Cases Different from Other Legal Cases?
Business and financial law
Consumers and the public have a right to expect that financial advisers, insurance adjusters, and businesses deal with them in good faith, present the truth, and act fairly. Any person or company that misrepresents the facts or law, intentionally stalls to force a settlement, or intentionally tries to take advantage of a consumer should be held liable for the financial harm they cause. Our Savannah business law attorneys bring complaints for business and consumer fraud, violations of the relevant business laws, intellectual property dispute claims, and other financial misconduct actions.
Get help now by talking to a knowledgeable Savannah personal injury lawyer
At Harris Lowry Manton LLP, we fight for the injured and the families of the wrongfully deceased. We understand how devastating injuries can be. We compassionately guide our clients through the treatment with their doctors and through the various stages of litigation. Our lawyers understand the common and uncommon strategies and arguments defense lawyers and insurance adjustors use, so we are adept at combatting them. The office is just a 5 min drive from the Chatham County State Court on Montgomery Street, we're situated just 4 min walk from Emmet Park. To speak with a caring Savannah personal injury lawyer, please phone 912-651-9967 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation.
How To Help Your Personal Injury Attorney Help You
When searching for a personal injury lawyer, one of the most important things is fit. You want to ensure that you and your attorney are on the same page when it comes to approaching your case, as well as how you work together. The bottom line is that you want a great lawyer, and your lawyer wants a great client. Here’s how you can help your attorney and maximize the chances for a successful outcome to your case.
Be candid and responsive with your attorney
Remember, any conversation you have with your personal injury attorney is protected by attorney-client privilege, and they must keep anything you say in strict confidence. There’s no need to leave out any details, even if you find them embarrassing or even possibly incriminating. Your lawyer must have all the facts in order to build the strongest possible case.
Omitting even the smallest detail can give the other side an advantage and weaken your case considerably. If your attorney is caught unprepared, they’ll be unable to investigate any allegations or defend you against them. It’s crucial you answer all of your lawyer’s questions honestly.
Don’t miss your doctor’s appointments
Always, but especially when dealing with injuries from things like car accidents, attend your scheduled doctor’s and follow-up appointments, and file away all your paperwork and receipts from these visits. When seeking damages, you must have documentation of the extent of your injuries, as well as proof of medical treatment and expenses. Your attorney will use your documented medical history to show your need for compensation for your injuries.
Complete and return forms and documents as soon as possible
Missing deadlines on requested documents, interrogatories or legal forms can result in a delay of your case. Most courts have specific filing deadlines that can’t be changed, by even the best attorneys. When you return documents and forms both on time and fully completed, you help keep your case rolling along in the system without unnecessary delays.
Don’t discuss the details of your case
We understand you’ve been through a traumatic and upsetting experience and you want to talk about it. That is one reason why you hire an attorney. Anything you say, even to trusted friends and family, could be used against you – you never know who might be deposed in a lawsuit. This is even more important on social media. Anything you say or post on social media during a personal injury case can be later be held against you. It’s advisable to put your social media accounts on hold during this time.
Feel free to ask questions
Don’t be afraid to ask your injury attorney questions. It’s important to understand everything going on with your case, as well as what to expect during the process. The more prepared you are, the better chance for a positive outcome for your case. Remember, you are the client.
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