Korean-Speaking Personal Injury Lawyer Atlanta, Georgia
Korean Personal Injury Attorney serving the Korean Community throughout Georgia
What is a personal injury?
A personal injury is physical or emotional harm inflicted on a person by another person or business and the action was made negligently, recklessly, or intentionally. Generally, when someone or something causes you a personal injury, you can pursue a case against that person or business to get compensation. This is usually done by pursuing a case against that person’s or business’s insurance policy. For example, if you are rear-ended by another person and suffer a neck injury, you could seek compensation from that person’s car insurance. Or, if you are visiting a hair salon and you suffer a third-degree burn while getting hair highlighting, you could recover money for your burn and subsequent medical treatment from that hair salon’s commercial insurance policy. It is important to seek the assistance of a Korean Speaking Personal Injury Lawyer at Tobin Injury Law as soon as possible. We can help you get started.
*Key Point: Generally, a lawsuit in Georgia that is based upon a personal injury claim must be filed within 2 years of the accident though that 2-year statute of limitation can be tolled or extended until the citation is paid. Also, a lawsuit against the government will have a different, shorter filing deadline.
With the growth of the “shared economy” business models today, our Korean personal injury lawyer has seen an increase in the number of personal injury cases related to this “shared economy” business models, such as Airbnb property injuries and Uber accident cases. Injuries that occur in the homes rented via Airbnb may give rise to a personal injury case. For example, if the homeowner renting her home via Airbnb knew about certain dangerous problems with her home and failed to fix these problems, the guest may have a claim against the homeowner. A passenger injured while riding a car driven by an Uber or Lyft driver may also have a claim for personal injury.
*Key Point: If you are injured due to another’s fault, it is important to understand which insurance policy covers you. If there are multiple insurance policies available, it is important to also understand how stacking these policies works. Also, in Georgia, if your fault is more than 50%, you are not entitled to compensation.
As a Korean personal injury lawyer Georgia residents trust, the firm will:
- Maintain continuous and constant communication with clients so that our clients are always aware of the developments in their case.
- Work diligently, aggressively, and zealously.
- Prepare cases for trial.
- Emphasize customer service by prioritizing our clients’ convenience, such as driving to our clients’ homes.
- Represent clients exclusively on a contingency basis which means that if our clients do not get paid, we do not get paid.
- Continuously engage in continuing legal education and analysis of new laws to keep abreast of the latest developments in car accident law.
How much compensation are you entitled to?
In Georgia, the three main types of compensation that you can recover for your injuries are:
- special damages
- general damages
- punitive damages
Special damages, or economic damages, include past and future medical expenses, lost wages, damage to property, and other out-of-pocket monetary losses.
General damages, or non-economic damages, include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, loss of consortium, and other damages that are more subjective.
Punitive damages are available under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-5.1 when the at-fault individual’s actions are so egregious that additional damages are warranted to punish her. For example, when someone who is heavily drunk causes a wreck, you may be entitled to punitive damages. Unlike special and general damages that are not capped, there is a limit to the number of punitive damages you can recover in Georgia.
*Key Point: In order to recover compensation that is fair and reasonable, it is important to document evidence related to your case. Evidence includes photographs/recordings, medical records, and witness testimony that show how the accident happened and how serious your injuries are.
What is a trial lawyer?
A trial lawyer is a lawyer who has a significant amount of trial and other courtroom experience and who is not afraid to take a car accident, slip and fall, construction accident, or wrongful death case to trial if settlement negotiations break down. Our Korean personal injury lawyer in Georgia will not settle a car accident case for anything less than what is right. Our Korean personal injury lawyer in Georgia will handle your personal injury case from the beginning to the end, including a jury trial if necessary.
Consult With Our Korean Personal Injury Lawyer Today
As a Korean personal injury lawyer in Georgia, residents can trust that we will listen to your story of the accident, answer your questions, and zealously represent you. Every case we handle is important to us. If you are not represented, the insurance company may try to settle for an unfairly low amount. It is in every person’s interest to at least talk with a good personal injury lawyer who has a thorough knowledge of insurance law. The consultation is free, and if we feel we cannot help you we’ll be honest and share with you why we feel that way.