Accomplished Personal Injury Lawyers in Columbus
At Morgan & Morgan, our lawyers help individuals who were injured
because of another’s negligence file personal injury lawsuits. The
purpose of filing these lawsuits is to recover compensation for losses
the victim sustained as a result of his or her injuries from the party
responsible for causing the accident.
Our attorneys have handled
lawsuits against trucking companies, motorists, property owners,
hospitals and large corporations and, while each case is different, have
recovered millions on behalf of their clients.
The attorneys in our
Columbus office play a vital role in our success and are available to
handle personal injury cases throughout western Georgia. Get a free
case evaluation today.
Our attorneys handle a variety of injury cases, including:
How Do I Know If I Can Sue?
Your eligibility to sue depends the details of the incident. In general,
personal injury lawsuits are filed by victims whose injuries
were directly caused by another’s negligence. A person
or entity may be considered negligent if they fail to act as any other
reasonably prudent person or entity would have behaved in the same
An Example of Negligence
You are walking into the dining room of a restaurant when you suddenly
trip and fall. After the accident, you realize that guests must step up
to enter the dining room, but there was no warning about the step and
the area was not well-lit. In this case, the restaurant owner could be
considered negligent because he failed to warn customers about this
potential hazard, and you may be able to hold him accountable for your
injuries through a lawsuit.
If I File a Lawsuit, Who Am I Suing?
Keep in mind that personal injury lawsuits are filed against the person
or entity whose negligence directly caused your injury. Our law firm
handles cases against:
Doctors, hospitals and nursing homes who fail to provide proper care
to their patients
Motorists who negligently maintain or operate their
Property owners and landlords who do not properly maintain their
premises or fail to provide adequate lighting and security
Dog owners who fail to exercise reasonable care in allowing their
pets around others
Trucking companies that overload their vehicles, require their
truckers to drive with little sleep or are otherwise negligent in
running their businesses
Pharmaceutical companies that sell defective drugs or fail to tell
patients or doctors about dangerous side effects
What Happens During a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Our lawyers will collect evidence to support your claim that another’s
negligence caused your injury. This evidence may include:
- Witness and expert testimony
- Copies of video surveillance tapes of the accident
- Columbus police reports and medical records, as well as any other
Next, we may draw up a complaint, which is filed in court and officially
starts your lawsuit. The complaint will include information about your
injury and the accident, and detail how another’s negligence directly
caused your injury.
After the lawsuit has been filed, our attorneys will review any proposed
settlements the defendant (the person/entity being sued) and their
insurance company may offer. While settlements are meant to be
beneficial for both parties – by providing you with compensation in
exchange for dropping your lawsuit – the defendant may not offer you a
We can negotiate the terms of any proposed settlement to
ensure it accurately reflects your injuries and, if not, we will take
your case to court. Morgan & Morgan is proud of its reputation as a
trial law firm. Our attorneys are not afraid to bring cases to trial to
recover the compensation their clients deserve.
How Much Do Your Columbus Attorneys Charge?
The attorneys in our Columbus office will only charge a fee if you are
fully satisfied with the verdict you have receive. The fee is usually a
percentage of the award or settlement.
What Type of Compensation Is Available?
In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation
for any losses resulting from your injury, such as:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Household accommodations
- In-home health care aides
- Pain and suffering
The amount you may be able to recover will vary depending on your age
and the extent of your injury, among other factors. At Morgan &
Morgan, our attorneys have helped hundreds of injured victims recover
compensation for their losses, and we may be able to help you take legal
action following an unexpected accident.
To learn more about filing a
personal injury lawsuit, contact our Columbus
office today to have your potential
case reviewed, free of charge.