After being injured in an accident, you may find yourself burdened by the stress of extensive medical treatment and concerns over how you will pay for the bills. If the injuries were catastrophic, you may miss significant time from work or even need to adjust to a new occupation, which can affect your ability to support your family. When you are facing such a critical crossroads in your life, you need to put an experienced and aggressive advocate on your side. You should not accept a quick lowball settlement from an insurer but instead should let personal injury lawyer Casey W. Stevens fight for every dollar that you deserve. He helps victims throughout Georgia recover damages for injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products, boating accidents, and injuries to children, among other accidents.
Casey W. Stevens began his career as an insurance claims manager for cases like yours. He worked as a defense attorney for insurance companies before switching sides and opening his own firm to help people like you recover the compensation to which they are entitled from many of the insurance companies for which he had previously worked. Thus, he understands the tactics used by insurers to avoid paying accident and injury victims. He has been voted among the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia by Super Lawyers and has been chosen for membership in the National Trial Lawyers.Car Accidents
In Georgia, as in other states, you will likely need to establish another driver's negligence after suffering injuries in a car accident. Proving negligence requires you to show that another driver failed to follow the rules of the road or other laws and that this failure caused the accident. Often, insurers will try to find ways to pin the blame for a car accident on you, making it critical that you speak to your own personal injury attorney in the Alpharetta area before answering their questions. If you are found 50% or more at fault, you will be barred from recovering damages. However, if you are successful in establishing the defendant’s liability, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical costs, lost income and earning capacity, property damage, and general damages for pain and suffering. This can make a huge difference in a victim’s ability to move forward from an accident.Truck Accidents
Commercial trucks like tractor-trailers and big rigs are large and heavy. When they collide with a smaller vehicle or pedestrian, the truck driver may sustain hardly any damage, while the other person may be seriously injured or killed. To recover damages in a truck accident case, you will need an attorney who can look closely at what happened and develop a strategy to ensure that you pursue all of the responsible parties. Sometimes the negligence of truck drivers and the trucking companies that employ them consists of violations of the strict government regulations that trucking companies are required to follow regarding background checks, drug and alcohol testing, hours of service, and driver training, among many other requirements.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries to a motorcyclist, changing their life forever. Damages that you may be able to recover if you can show that another driver was at fault include medical expenses, physical therapy, vocational rehabilitation, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering. As with other motor vehicle accidents, insurers for a driver often look for ways to blame the victim and reduce the damages by finding evidence of comparative negligence. However, Alpharetta personal injury attorney Casey W. Stevens can thoroughly investigate the case from a victim’s perspective and make sure that crucial evidence is preserved. He also can make sure that procedural deadlines like the statute of limitations are met so that a defendant cannot evade liability on technical grounds.Premises Liability
In Georgia, all property owners and occupiers are required to exercise ordinary care to keep their property safe for invitees and guests. However, many victims are seriously injured on commercial property because of such dangerous conditions as liquid on the floor, collapsing balconies, defective stairs, inadequate lighting, unsecured swimming pools, and insufficient security. Generally, property owners should inspect their property regularly for dangerous conditions and either provide warnings to guests or make repairs. Property owners that know or should know of dangerous conditions that injure an invited customer or guest may be held accountable for damages.
Georgia Personal Injury LawyerMedical Malpractice
When a health care provider deviates from the professional standard of care and thereby causes injuries to a patient, there may be a basis for a medical malpractice lawsuit. In addition to filing a complaint, a plaintiff needs to file an expert's affidavit. The expert should be qualified to testify as to the health care provider's negligence and be able to cite at least one act of negligence committed by the defendant health care provider that gives rise to the medical malpractice claim. If you suspect that you have been a victim of medical malpractice, you should consult a personal injury lawyer in the Alpharetta area as soon as possible to allow for an investigation of your medical records and other evidence.Nursing Home Abuse
When you put your loved one in a nursing home, you expect that he or she will be properly treated. Nursing home residents, unfortunately, are sometimes subject to abuse, neglect, or exploitation while living in nursing home facilities. They are often vulnerable and dependent on nursing home staff. The staff may not be properly trained, or the facility may be understaffed. Nursing facilities that accept Medicare and Medicaid funding must abide by federal regulations. Not all do, and the result may be serious injuries. You can recover damages against a nursing home for injuries or wrongful death to a loved one as a result of the nursing home's negligence or abuse.Defective Products
In Georgia, you may be able to hold a manufacturer liable for defective products that cause injuries by filing a product liability lawsuit. There are three types of actionable defects: marketing, design, and manufacturing defects. Sometimes our Alpharetta personal injury lawyer can bring a lawsuit on the basis of more than one defect. For example, if a drug is dangerous because it has been formulated such that it results in a patient having a much higher likelihood of developing cancer, there may be both design and marketing defects involved.Workplace Accidents
If you are injured on the job, your remedy against your employer may be found through the workers' compensation system. However, workers may not realize that there may be third-party claims that they can simultaneously pursue following a workplace accident by filing a personal injury lawsuit. For example, there are many contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers on a construction site, and in some cases, it may be possible to hold a non-employer contractor accountable for negligence for causing your injuries. A personal injury attorney in the Alpharetta area may be able to help you obtain compensation for failure to follow OSHA safety standards, failure to mark openings, falls, improperly installed scaffolding, unsecured staircases, and more.Boating Accidents
Boating accidents are often caused by drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or are inadequately trained to operate the vessel. Sometimes accidents happen because an inexperienced boater encounters a dangerous condition, such as severe wind or a large wake from another vessel. If you are injured in a boating accident, you may be able to recover damages from a negligent boater, whether you were a passenger on the boat or in another boat affected by the negligent boater. The key question will be whether the defendant acted as a reasonable boater would act under similar circumstances. Injuries and deaths can also occur due to defects in the design of the boat.Daycare Injuries
If your child was seriously injured because you entrusted the child to a daycare that negligently supervised them, you should call an attorney who is experienced in child injury cases. You will likely need to show that the caregiver failed to adequately monitor or supervise the children in its care. Damages that you may be able to recover include medical bills, expenses related to future long-term care, and emotional distress.Consult a Knowledgeable Personal Injury Lawyer in Alpharetta
If you are injured in Georgia due to someone else’s fault, you should contact Casey W. Stevens to understand your legal options. He represents injured people throughout the Atlanta area, including in Alpharetta, Woodstock, Suwanee, Dawsonville, Cumming, Marietta, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Roswell, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, and Gainesville. Call us at 770-408-6364 or contact us online for a free consultation.