A personal injury accident can be an overwhelming experience. Not only are you dealing with the physical and emotional scars from the accident, you are also dealing with high medical costs. Extensive and costly medical treatment is common in a personal injury case. When the medical bills begin piling up, you may be tempted to settle your claim quickly on your own and take the offer from the insurance company. Rather than accept a quick settlement, you should contact an Albany personal injury attorney right away.
The insurance company is not on your side. Adjusters will tell you that their offer is fair and that you should simply accept it and sign off on your claim. This is a mistake that many people make at the beginning of their case. By the time you have accepted an offer and signed a waiver, you can no longer pursue any legal action against the at-fault driver.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our job is to evaluate your case and let you know what the claim is worth. We will not accept anything less than the value of the claim. In some cases, we utilize the assistance of outside experts who can help determine the amount of compensation you deserve. We look closely at all aspects of the case before going to the adjuster with a comprehensive settlement package.
If you have suffered any type of personal injury, our Albany personal injury lawyers are here during your time of need. We will fight to protect your legal rights. For your free consultation, call us now at 229-241-1767.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
Georgia recognizes several types of personal injury claims. If you have been hurt in one of the following incidents, you should consult one of our experienced Albany personal injury lawyers as soon as possible.
Automobile accidents take place almost constantly on Georgia’s streets and highways. An automobile crash can result in severe injuries, including:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Neck, back, and spinal cord injuries
- Permanent scars and disfigurement
If you have been hurt at the hands of a negligent driver, our Albany car accident lawyers will stand up for your legal rights.
Some car accidents involve commercial vehicles, such as 18-wheelers. These crashes frequently result in serious injuries and can be fatal. If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle crash, you need a lawyer who will stand up to the insurance companies.
In addition, we handle all other types of auto accident claims, including pedestrian collisions, motorcycle crashes, and bus accidents. At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we have your back every step of the way. Please call us to discuss your legal rights and how we can help you on your road to recovery.
A Georgia bicycle accident can change your life in an instant. Many people in our state enjoy riding bicycles, especially when the weather is warm. Bicyclists are a vulnerable group and have little protection in the event that they are involved in a crash with a vehicle. If you have been hurt in a Georgia bicycle accident, we stand ready to protect your legal rights and ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.
The owner of a property has a legal duty to keep the property in safe condition. This means that guests on the property should expect that they will be reasonably safe. However, not all properties are in suitable conditions and hidden hazards, slick floors, and uneven surfaces can cause trouble on a moment’s notice.
When a slip-and-fall occurs, the owner of the premises may say they are not responsible for your injuries, despite the unsafe conditions of their property. When this occurs, you should contact our Albany slip-and-fall lawyers right away to discuss your legal rights and what we can do for you.
Many industries, including construction, trucking, factory work, law enforcement, and more, carry the risk of being hurt on the job. Even office employees can suffer injuries at work under the wrong circumstances. Work injuries might keep you out for an extended period of time, hindering your ability to provide for yourself and your family.
Depending on how the injury occurred, you could have a claim against your employer or a third party. There are various Georgia laws that apply to your specific situation. At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our Albany personal injury attorneys can advise you about how to proceed and help you take action to recover compensation as a result of your injuries.
Georgia Code 51-1-11 contains the product liability laws for our state. Georgia usually follows what is known as a “strict liability approach” to these cases. This means you do not need to show that the manufacturer was negligent in making the product. Instead, you must show that the product was defective, that it was used in the intended manner, and that it caused an injury. In cases where death results from the use of a product, a loved one may file a wrongful death claim on behalf of their deceased relative.
Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations on these claims, meaning that suit must be brought within two years of the date of the incident. If you believe a defective product has caused you injury, contact one of our Albany product liability attorneys right away to discuss your legal rights.
We trust our medical providers to deliver the care that we need in both emergency and non-emergency situations. In some situations, however, a medical provider’s negligence can cause serious injuries and even death. Medical malpractice laws protect the public from negligent or reckless behavior from doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists, medical technicians, and more. Some common causes of medical malpractice include:
- Improper testing or missed diagnosis
- Lack of training or experience
- Improper administration of medication
- Improper administration of anesthesia
A single mistake or oversight in medical treatment can change your life in an instant. At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our Albany medical malpractice lawyers will stand up to doctors and hospitals who have caused harm. If you have been injured, give us a call today to discuss your legal rights.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 4.5 million dog bites occur annually. A dog bite can be a terrifying experience for victims. Dog bites typically require immediate medical treatment, including sutures to close wounds. A dog bite can leave long lasting injuries, including nerve damage and permanent scarring.
Georgia’s dog bite law is governed by our statutes as well as city ordinances. Depending on where you live, your city may have a leash law, which makes recovery in a dog bite case easier if the dog that attacked you was not on a leash at the time. In other cases, the dog owner can be held responsible if they knew of the dog’s vicious or dangerous propensity prior to the attack.
Only an experienced Albany dog bite attorney can evaluate your case and determine your legal rights. At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we have over 350 years of combined experience handling dog bite cases. Give us a call today for a free consultation.
Nursing Home Abuse
While many nursing homes provide excellent care and comfort to those who need it most, nursing home abuse and neglect is a more common occurrence than many people realize. Nursing home abuse may be hidden because you are not always present to detect what is going on and your loved one may be unwilling or unable to speak up against their abuser.
Frequent types of nursing home neglect include:
- Physical abuse
- Neglect by failing to provide food, water, medication, and more
- Emotional and psychological abuse
- Financial abuse
In some cases, however, the nursing home and its employees negligently or intentionally fail to deliver proper care. Due to physical and mental limitations of many nursing home residents, friends and family members often find themselves in the position of bringing claims against nursing homes that engage in abusive practices.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our Albany nursing home neglect attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation and uncover all of the facts in cases of suspected nursing home neglect. We will seek to obtain a fair settlement or fight for the rights of elder abuse victims in court.
If you see signs that your loved one is being mistreated or abused at a nursing home or assisted living facility, please call us right away. Our Albany nursing home neglect attorneys will look into your case and will seek to hold the appropriate individuals responsible.
Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States and has some of the highest rates of serious injury including death for workers. Construction workers frequently operate around heavy machinery and dangerous materials, leading to injuries which can be quite severe when something goes wrong.
Construction site injuries can be complicated due to the many different individuals involved in the project. Determining who is responsible requires an in-depth investigation into the incident, including obtaining records and studying federal and state safety laws.
An injury on a construction site is often a high-stakes case, with large amounts of damages involved. For this reason, it is essential to seek the services of an experienced and skilled Albany construction accident lawyer as soon as you are injured.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we have over 350 years of combined experience and we are ready to help you. Give us a call today for your free consultation.
When you are invited onto someone else’s property, you probably do not expect that your visit will result in injuries. However, a property may have defects and dangerous conditions that render it unsafe for guests. A Georgia premises liability case involves a determination that the owner or person in control of the property was negligent in some way. This includes the failure to provide security at events where injuries occur.
There are important time limits on filing a premises liability claim. Please contact us right away to discuss your case and your legal options.
Legal Assistance After a Georgia Personal Injury
Personal injury accidents take place in Georgia on a daily basis. You should not wait to seek legal advice, hoping that the responsible party will simply do the right thing. Instead, you must act to protect your legal rights as soon as you have been injured at the hands of a negligent party.
You are not in this battle alone. We are not afraid of insurance companies, powerful corporations, or individuals. Our team will fight relentlessly to see that you receive full compensation for your injuries.
At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our Albany personal injury attorneys will handle every legal aspect of your claim and allow you to dedicate yourself to your recovery.
We are standing by to take your call. For your free consultation, please contact us at 888-579-1890.
Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C.
208 North Westover Blvd
Albany GA 31707