Injuries are costly, in many ways. They take a toll on your bank account through medical bills, physical therapy bills and other expenses you incur. They take a toll on your time when you have to miss work. They can take a toll on your future when they prevent you from being able to do your job. And they certainly take a toll on your health, both physical and mental.
If you are the victim of another person’s negligence or wrongful act, then you have a right under Georgia law to seek compensation for what you’ve lost. An attorney can help you become whole again.
Personal Injury Practice Areas
ReShea Balams is a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer who helps the victims of negligence and other wrongful acts recover their losses from the responsible party. Our civil justice system is there for those wronged to seek redress for their losses. ReShea Balams represents these people and helps them get the compensation they deserve.
She will not settle your case for a quick buck. ReShea Balams gives each client the attention and time they deserve, and works hard to negotiate for a settlement that truly covers the breadth of their losses. If the responsible party or insurance company does not agree to a satisfactory amount, she will take them to court.
Call The Balams Firm today at (404) 445-2005 to set up a free consultation. Based in Atlanta, The Balams Firm represents clients in Fulton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and Clayton Counties, including in East Point, Sandy Springs, Marietta, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Duluth, College Park, Norcross, Riverdale, Lawrenceville, Milton, Forest Park, Smyrna, Brookhaven and Decatur.
Intentional Acts, Negligence and Strict Liability
Sometimes, a person may have acted with the intent to hurt another person. These types of acts include assault, battery, libel, defamation and fraud. Personal injury law allows the victims of these acts seek redress in civil court.
However, most of the time, an injury is the result of an accident that is caused by a person making some sort of error in judgment. While that person may have not intended to harm another, they are still responsible for the injuries they cause. These types of cases are called “negligence.”
Negligence means a person had a responsibility to act a certain way, failed to do so and a person was damaged as a result. Negligence cases can involve:
- Premises Liability cases, in which a person or company failed to appropriately maintain a safe environment on their property;
- Workplace Accidents, which are often also covered by Worker’s Compensation;
- Injuries to Children, often at school, in child sports or in child care;
- Dog Bites, in which a person fails to control their animal;
- Auto Accidents; and
- Medical Malpractice.
Products liability also falls under torts. In products liability, a manufacturer or seller of a good may be held responsible for injuries due to defects in that item. This is called “strict liability.”
Damages after an injury can include:
- Serious Personal Injury, including injuries to the central nervous system or losing limbs;
- Loss of wages and lost ability to work;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Property Damage
Finding A Personal Injury Lawyer in the Atlanta Area
You do not have to shoulder the burden of your hospital bills, lost wages and pain and suffering if you were injured due to the negligent or wrongful acts of another. An experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you recover from the responsible party. Call The Balams Firm today at (404) 445-2005 to schedule a free consultation.