Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC have Over 80 Years of Combined Experience
Every single day, people in Atlanta are hurt due to the negligence of others. It does not matter who you are or where you were when you received your injury, there is a possibility that you can get some compensation. These cases are not about windfalls but recovery.
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, we know Georgia law, and we work hard to get our clients the outcomes they deserve in their personal injury cases. We are aggressive and litigious in court because we believe it is the best way to pursue your needs. With our Atlanta personal injury attorneys on your side, you will never have to wonder where your case is at because you get our full attention at every step. We pursue the maximum relief for our personal injury clients to get them the right outcomes. We do not back down from the fight.
The Shape of Negligence
Personal injury law is based on the idea that a financial fix can mend any injury. "Injury" in this case can be anything, but it definitely applies to physical injuries.
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, we pursue personal injury cases in the following areas:
Premises Liability: Animal attacks, slip-and-fall accidents, and other injuries caused by unsafe properties are examples of property owner negligence. If a property owner does not take the right precautions to protect the public, they should be held accountable.
Commercial Trucking Accidents: An accident with a commercial vehicle has two distinctions from other accidents. One, the vehicles are much larger and two, the party at fault has large resources to try to intimidate their way out of responsibility.
In every personal injury case we take on, we give total commitment to our clients and do not back down until we have achieved the right result. Our Atlanta injury lawyer has experience with all areas of personal injury law including difficult cases like wrongful death and catastrophic injuries.
What Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Do?
If you were injured because of another person’s negligence, a personal injury attorney can help you recover compensation for the costs of that injury. While litigating a claim, personal injury legal teams essentially need to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused their client’s injuries, identify the expenses (both economic and non-economic) that resulted from the harm, and either negotiate a settlement with the opposing attorneys or a verdict from a jury. Within these baseline responsibilities, personal injury attorneys must also gather evidence, apply laws to the case, identify liable parties, and engage in other processes that will help a plaintiff receive the compensation they deserve.
Personal injury attorneys can also work with insurance companies, if necessary. In some cases, recovering compensation may require knowledge of insurance policies and processes, rather than legal statutes.
Our personal injury lawyers have the knowledge and experience that is necessary to establish a strong case and recover just compensation for our clients. We understand our responsibilities as personal injury attorneys, and are experienced in a number of different case types, including car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, and wrongful death claims.
How Do I Determine the Value of My Injury Claim?
It is difficult to accurately predict that value of your personal injury claim. The compensation provided by insurance benefits, a settlement, or a jury verdict will depend on a variety of economic and non-economic factors.
The financial damages that may result from an injury can include:
- Medical bills (including surgery, therapy, rehabilitation, medication, medical devices, etc.)
- Lost wages
- Transportation costs
- Property damage
Determining the value of financial damages involves calculating the full costs of all expenses. This can be done by collecting bills, receipts, and other evidence of the costs.
An injury victim may also be able to recover compensation for potential future expenses. These costs can be slightly more difficult to calculate, but can be determined with the assistance of a financial professional.
The non-economic damages that may result from an injury can include:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of purpose
- Relationship strain
- Punitive damages
Non-economic damages are much more difficult to calculate — there is no tangible evidence of their true costs. The determination of compensation for non-economic damages may rely on calculation processes that are determined by an insurance company or local laws, or on a jury decision.
Were You Injured? We Can Help.
The Atlanta personal injury lawyers at our firm are committed to fighting for the justice and recovery you deserve. Our legal team has a reputation for strength and communication that has earned our firm the respect of our peers. With over 80 years of combined legal experience, including experience on the other side of the aisle, we understand how the system works and we are prepared to fight for you.