Your Personal Injury Attorneys
People in Georgia are injured every day in motor vehicle collisions, slip and fall incidents at stores and other commercial buildings, at work, during medical procedures, while on other people's property, and many other types of situations. To determine if your case is worth pursuing, you need the experience and judgment of a seasoned personal injury attorney like those at Tosi Law.
The personal injury attorneys at Tosi Law will investigate your claim to determine the amount of compensation and damages you deserve.
How Tosi Law Will Help You Win Your Personal Injury Claim
If you've been injured and are thinking of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit over a car accident, a fall at a business, or any other type of injury, you should contact the personal injury attorneys at Tosi Law. They will help you determine the appropriate amount of damages for your injuries.
A personal injury case can go to trial, and our experienced attorneys will work to secure adequate compensation from the person or company that is found to be legally responsible for the accident. In many cases, this is an individual or a company, along with their insurance carrier.
In many instances, rather than a lengthy trial process, the personal injury attorneys at Tosi Law will negotiate a fair settlement with the defendant and their insurance company.
Determining who is at fault for an accident or injury usually is determined by the actions (or inactions) of the parties. In a successful negligence action, we will work with the injured party to satisfy each of the following elements:
- The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care; in other words, the defendant was legally obligated to treat the plaintiff with care;
- The defendant breached its duty or failed to act with reasonable care toward the plaintiff;
- The defendant's action (or inaction) caused the plaintiff's injuries; and
- The plaintiff suffered injury.
Proving the Defendant had a Duty of Care
In many personal injury cases, the main focus is on whether the defendant is legally liable for injuries because there is a “duty of care” to protect the victim from injury. In the law, there is a basic negligence rule that everyone must take “reasonable care” to avoid injury to others. However, this reasonable care can differ depending on the circumstances and relationship of the parties. For example, the duty of an employer towards their employees may be different than a landowner to a trespasser. Our attorneys have significant experience with all types of negligence lawsuits. Contact us today to review your case.
There are a few types of damages in personal injury cases that Tosi Law will show are warranted to help in your recovery.
Compensatory Damages. Most personal injury damages are categorized as compensatory. This means that this award is designed to compensate the injured individual for what was lost due to their accident or injury. Compensatory damages are awards that attempt to make the injured victim whole—or as much as money can do that for them. These damages included the cost of future medical treatment and physical therapy, home health aide services, prescription medication expenses, vocational rehabilitation costs so you can get a new job, and the expenses for retrofitting your home to accommodate your condition after the accident.
In addition, some of the harder-to-quantify compensatory damages are the monetary value of the victim's pain and suffering, enjoyment of life, the loss of consortium, and physical limitations caused by on-going accident-related injuries.
Punitive Damages. In some cases, the defendant's conduct is determined to be especially careless. If so, the personal injury attorneys at Tosi Law will ask for punitive damages, in addition to any compensatory damages award. Punitive damages are awarded to the injured plaintiff and are designed to deter the defendant from acting this way in the future. In effect, the defendant is punished for his conduct.
Contact a Reputable Personal Injury Attorney
The successful outcome of your personal injury claim will depend upon the specifics of your accident. In Georgia, you need an attorney that knows the law and knows how to win. Contact Tosi Law.
Call us at 888-311-8292 today for your free consultation. We're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.