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Legal Representation for Accident Victims in Marietta and Surrounding Areas

Marietta personal injury lawyer Benjamin S. Persons and the staff at The Persons Firm assist Georgia residents who have been injured with pursuing legal action against those responsible for their harm. Injured victims, as well as families who have lost loved ones, often need financial support beyond insurance benefits to move forward following a serious accident. Our firm understands their needs, and we handle cases on behalf of clients who have been injured due to car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, and dog bites, as well as bicycle accidents, construction and other workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and incidents of nursing home abuse and neglect. If you have questions regarding a potential claim, contact our office today to find out more about our services.

Car Accidents

Car accidents cause some of the most significant injuries and many fatalities. Most of these accidents are caused by a driver’s negligence, and that driver should be held accountable for the damages that result. Negligence is the legal theory upon which most car accident claims are based. To prevail, a victim must show that a defendant breached a duty of reasonable care, causing the victim’s injuries and resulting in damages. If you have been injured, you may be entitled to compensation for property loss, medical costs, lost income from time missed from work, and any changes in your ability to earn a living, as well as your pain and suffering.

Trucking Accidents

Personal injury cases arising out of a serious truck crash are more complex than those involving other motor vehicles. The trucking industry is subject to both federal and state regulations, and violations of these rules may contribute to causing a collision. Additionally, many parties, including trucking companies, drivers, and insurance companies, are involved in these situations, each with differing interests that they are trying to protect. Serving victims in Marietta and surrounding areas, personal injury attorney Ben Persons has vast experience assisting clients in these claims.

Drunk Driving Accidents

Driving under the influence of alcohol, defined as having a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, not only is a crime in Georgia but also can give rise to civil liability when a drunk driver causes injuries to someone else. Victims of these accidents can receive punitive damages of up to $250,000 in addition to the economic damages suffered as a result of their injuries.

Wrongful Death

A “wrongful death” is a loss of life due to the negligent, criminal, or reckless acts of someone else. When a victim suffers a fatality in a car accident, a truck crash, or another incident involving negligence, certain family members may file a wrongful death claim against the at-fault party. Suddenly losing a loved one is an overwhelming experience, and families are often understandably overcome by grief in the aftermath. However, these claims may be necessary to help cover the financial impact of burial or funeral expenses, as well as the loss of the victim’s support.

Premises Liability

Property owners have a responsibility to keep their premises in a reasonably safe condition in order to prevent injuries to people who visit them. When a property owner, especially a business, fails to maintain an area properly, serious slip or trip and fall accidents can occur. Premises liability arises when an owner breaches their duty to engage in proper inspections of their property to make sure that dangerous hazards do not exist, or fails to warn about or fix these hazards in a timely manner. Hazards leading to slip and fall accidents can occur anywhere, including parking lots, stairwells, and sidewalks. Businesses must also take reasonable precautions to protect customers from another party’s criminal acts. If a customer is a victim of a crime, and the owner did not take these reasonable steps to protect their safety, a Marietta personal injury attorney can help hold the owner liable.

Dog Bites

Injuries caused by a dog bite can lead to further complications, such as infections. In Georgia, a dog owner may be held liable for injuries arising out of their dog’s actions, especially if the animal has been known to have dangerous tendencies. If you have been bitten by a dog, it is important to consult an attorney who can help determine the legal remedies that may be available to help cover the costs associated with such injuries.

Uninsured Motorist Claims

If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, you expect the drivers involved to have proper insurance. However, this is not always the case, and many drivers operate their vehicles without enough, or any, insurance in place, despite being required to carry certain minimums under state law. When an at-fault driver does not have adequate insurance coverage, you may still have the option to file an uninsured or underinsured motorist claim with your own insurance company.

Motorcycle Accidents

Despite their right to share the road as much as any other vehicle, motorcyclists are often overlooked. Thus, they may be involved in collisions that cause life-altering, permanent injuries in many situations. Common causes of motorcycle accidents include failing to yield the right of way, distracted driving, and following too closely, as well as road hazards.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrians can be injured in a variety of ways, including accidents with cars or trucks, as well as slip and fall accidents. Pedestrian accidents can leave victims with injuries such as broken bones, head and neck injuries, and spinal cord damage, since there is little protection provided to a person on foot. Various defendants can be held liable for these injuries, including property owners, cities or other government entities, or negligent drivers.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in the Marietta Area

The first priority after suffering a significant injury or losing a loved one is dealing with the emotional toll that it takes and concentrating on healing. Unfortunately, sometimes legal matters also need to be addressed as soon as possible. Benjamin S. Persons offers experienced and compassionate legal representation throughout the entirety of a claim. Contact our office online or at (770) 424-5125 to learn more about your legal rights and options.

Client Reviews
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Ben Persons is ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL! The research and time spent on my case was outstanding. He fought for me and my family every step of the way and anytime I had a question he was always there. The work ethic of the Persons Firm is amazing. Ben helped to introduce evidence into my case that made the defense stand up and take notice. Thank you Ben for everything. Toby George
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Ben and his staff of Tricia and Katrina did an outstanding job of keeping us informed as our case progressed. We believe they all represented us well and would recommend Ben to anyone needing his services. Thanks Ben, Tricia, and Katrina. Patricia Nickel
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Absolutely a great Attorney. Personable, Efficient, Fair. Knowledgeable and many more attributes. After interviewing four other attorneys, I chose Ben. His staff handled all the many problems with my motor vehicle accident giving me an honorable settlement. He was a Blessing to us. Bill Hogg