When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney?

When Do You Need a Personal Injury Attorney

Reasons You May Need a Personal Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one are injured by another, you should contact a lawyer to help you understand your rights. If your friend or loved one dies or is catastrophically injured, then the right lawyer can help you with estate issues as well as advise you on your rights to recover compensation for medicals, lost wages and for pain and suffering. Hiring an attorney with experience is vital. Stephen D. Apolinsky and his associate lawyers at Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, have over 45 years of combined experience handling serious injury and wrongful death cases.

There are a number of different situations you could have been involved in that could require a Personal Injury Attorney:

Car Accident

If you sustained injuries, from a car accident or an accident involving an 18 wheeler, you could have a case. Georgia’s statute of limitations are unique, so you will need an personal injury attorney who understands the law and how it pertains to your accident.

Boating Accidents

If you were injured in a boating accident, many times, it’s a result of the negligent operation of a boat or jet ski. A few instances where you could have a case are:

  • Being ejected from the boat due to improper operation
  • The boat hitting a fixed object like a dock or bridge
  • The boat being over capacity
  • Driving at high or unsafe speeds
  • Driving in hazardous weather conditions

Aviation Accidents

If you or a loved one has been involved in an aviation accident including commercial airlines, you should speak to an experienced lawyer. Some instances of aviation accidents that are also included are:

  • Accidents involving small or private aircraft
  • Helicopter accidents
  • Being injured on the plane while in-flight
  • Being injured at the airport during boarding or disembarking

Dog Bites

The law in Georgia states that dog owners are liable if their dog causes harm or injury. This strict liability dog bite statute can work in the victim’s favor. Less than 1% of those who are victims of a dog bite actually take legal action, so if you were bitten by a dog, you should speak to an attorney and pursue a case against the dog owner.

Assault and Battery

Being a victim of assault and battery can be seriously damaging, not just physically, but emotionally. If you have suffered physical injuries, your damage does not end there, you will most likely deal with emotional trauma down the road, and you are owed compensation for that.

Trucking Accidents

18 wheeler accidents can be quite common, and often times, truck drivers are fatigued when driving, and can cause fatal accidents. Be sure to hire an attorney who is familiar with federal and Georgia’s trucking safety regulations and rules. These complex laws can be tricky to understand and are often different from auto accident cases.

Wrongful Death

It is devastating having a loved one die from a fatal accident and can leave you wondering how you are going to pay for expenses. If your loved one wrongfully died as a result of an accident that could have been prevented, you should contact an attorney with experience. You can receive compensation for medical expenses, funeral expenses, lost wages and future earnings, lost benefits, mental distress, pain and suffering, value of loss of life and compensation for loss of companionship. Hiring the right attorney can help you get you fair compensation.

Catastrophic Injuries

Being a victim of an accident or attack is hard, enough, but sustaining injuries makes the healing process even harder. If you have suffered one or any of the following injuries, you should contact a Catastrophic Injury Attorney:

  • Head or Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Neck Injury
  • Brain Trauma
  • Accidental Amputation
  • Severe Burns
  • Fractures
  • And other neurological disorders

You should never feel like you have no options if you were the victim of an attack or accident and sustained injuries. We’re here to help. Stephen D. Apolinsky and the law firm of Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, has extensive experience in all of these cases and can help you recover the fair and just compensation that you or your loved one are owed.

Legal disclaimer: This article contains information intended to educate individuals about the legal intricacies surrounding premises liability and negligent security cases. The situations referenced in this article are purely to make examples of potential premises liability and negligent security cases, and by no means indicate definitive lawsuits that will result in compensation.


About the Author

Stephen Apolinsky

Stephen D. Apolinsky is a Personal Injury Attorney who specializes in representing individuals and families concerning wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases. Stephen is licensed to practice in Georgia, Alabama, and the District of Columbia. With over 33 years of experience representing personal injury victims, Stephen has successfully tried over 80 cases to verdict before judges or juries, and has negotiated over 300 cases to out-of-court settlements. Stephen has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer, and as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers Association.