An injury accident is a devastating experience. When you have been injured at the hands of a negligent party, you may need costly medical treatment to help you get back on your feet. Even if some of your bills are covered by insurance, you could still find yourself with thousands of dollars of out of pocket costs. Large medical bills may be pushing you to settle your injury claim with the insurance company right away. Doing so may cause you to accept a settlement that is worth much less than the true value of your case.

A personal injury settlement must take into account a number of factors, such as your current and future costs of medical treatment, any permanent or long-term injuries that you have suffered, and your lost wages, as well as your pain and suffering. The insurance adjuster wants to force your hand into accepting a quick settlement that may undercompensate you in one or all of these areas. Once you take their money and sign a release, you are giving up your legal rights to pursue any further claims against the at-fault driver. This is a mistake that we see people make time and time again.

At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., we will not let the insurance company bully you into a settlement on their terms. We have over 350 years of combined experience and the skills needed to properly evaluate your claim. In some cases, we will hire experts to assist us with the calculation of value. With our team on your side, we will help maximize the value of your case all while taking the stress of dealing with the insurance company off of your plate.

If you have been injured in Augusta or surrounding areas, we want to walk with you along your road to recovery. For your free consultation, give us a call any time at 888-579-1890.

Types of Personal Injury Claims

The Augusta personal injury lawyers at Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. proudly serve clients who have suffered injuries in the following areas:

Automobile Accidents 

We handle many different types of automobile accident claims, including:

  • Car accidents
  • 18-wheeler and commercial vehicle accidents
  • Motorcycle and moped accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents

Georgia experiences approximately 150,000 car accident related injuries each year. Approximately 1,500 people are killed in crashes across our state. Most serious and fatal crashes are caused by a negligent driver. Common causes of car accidents include impairment, speed, reckless driving, and distracted driving. Our team has experience handling all types of car accident claims and we understand the evidence that needs to be gathered in order to win your case.

We understand that you may feel hopeless following an injury accident. It is important to remember that there is help available and you do not have to fight this battle alone. At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our Augusta car accident lawyers will fight hard for the compensation you deserve.

Bicycle Accidents

There is no such thing as a minor bicycle accident. Bicyclists who are injured in a crash almost always suffer some type of serious injury. A Georgia bicycle accident should be handled the same as a car accident. You should document your injuries, seek prompt medical treatment, and contact an experienced Augusta bicycle accident attorney at the soonest opportunity.

Our attorneys understand that a bicycle accident can be complicated. The other party’s insurance company may try to say that you were responsible for the crash. Our attorneys are not afraid to battle the insurance company and seek the truth when it comes to your claims against a negligent driver.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents

Have you been hurt in a slip-and-fall accident in the Augusta area? Slip-and-fall cases are some of the most common personal injury claims that we see in our practice. Some common causes of slip-and-falls include:

  • Dangerous conditions, such as uneven floor surfaces
  • Wet floors
  • Poorly lit walkways
  • Potholes and hidden defects in paved areas and sidewalks

If you are injured in a slip-and-fall on a business property, you are likely dealing with a large insurance company. The insurance company is not motivated to settle your claim and will be reluctant to make you a fair offer for your injuries.

After a slip-and-fall accident, you should seek the services of our Augusta slip-and-fall attorneys. We will fight the insurance company and will not accept anything less than fair value for your case.

Workplace Accidents

If you have been hurt on the job, you may have more questions than answers. You are likely wondering when you will be able to go back to work, how you will pay your medical bills, and whether your employer will negotiate fairly when it comes to compensating you for your injuries.

Our Augusta workplace accident lawyers can relieve the burdens you are facing after a workplace accident. Georgia workplace laws can be complicated. You need an experienced attorney on your side who knows the details of workers’ compensation laws and can apply it to your benefit. Give us a call today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Defective Products

Most everyday products function in the way that they are intended. However, many products are defective and dangerous, placing you at risk of great bodily harm when a malfunction occurs.

A product liability case may involve claims against large national manufacturers and product-makers. Not surprisingly, these companies do not want to acknowledge that their product could cause serious injuries and even deaths to consumers. An experienced Georgia products liability attorney will conduct a full investigation and determine exactly who was responsible for your injuries.

Medical Malpractice

Everyone has entrusted their care to a medical professional at some point in their lives. We expect that our medical team will be properly trained and will deliver the high-quality services needed to treat our medical issues.

When an injury or death occurs during the course of medical treatment, it is natural to question the skill and competence of your medical team. While poor outcomes are not always the result of malpractice, it is important to consult with an experienced Georgia medical malpractice attorney if you believe that you have been the victim of negligence at the hands of a doctor, nurse, anesthesiologist, medical technician, or another provider.

Our attorneys handle medical malpractice cases in Augusta and surrounding areas. We utilize the services of skilled medical experts to assist us in handling these complicated claims. Give us a call today to get started with your case.

Dog Bites

A dog bite injury is a serious event. Many dog bite victims will need immediate care in the aftermath of the bite. Following the initial medical treatment, a dog bite injury can linger and cause permanent disfigurement and scarring, along with infections that require constant monitoring and treatment. Needless to say, the cost of a dog bite can rise quickly.

Liability for a dog bite typically starts with the dog owner. Where a city or town has a leash law ordinance in place, a dog owner may be considered negligent if the dog is not on a leash and bites another person. Augusta-Richmond County Code Section 4-1-22 requires dogs to be on a leash on all public streets.

These cases are typically covered under homeowners policies and other forms of insurance, including umbrella policies. Our experienced Augusta dog bite attorneys will leave no stone unturned in locating all available sources of compensation for your injuries.

Nursing Home Abuse

If you see signs that your loved one is being mistreated or abused at a nursing home or assisted living facility, please contact our experienced Augusta nursing home lawyers right away. Nursing home neglect often takes place out of sight and the subtle signs may be hard to detect. Some things to look for are:

  • Bed sores
  • Unexplained injuries, such as marks or bruises
  • Changes in mental status and personality

At Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C., our team is experienced in cases of nursing home abuse or neglect. We have the ability to request evidence, including notes, reports, videos and other items, to assist in proving your case. Nursing home residents deserve to be treated with dignity and care. When this does not happen, we are here for you and will fight to ensure that the responsible parties are held fully accountable for their actions.

Construction Accidents

Thousands of construction workers will suffer serious injuries or death on the job this year. There are federal and state laws in place which are designed to ensure the safety of construction sites. These laws are not always followed, however, and the results can be devastating.

Construction accidents typically fall under Georgia’s workers’ compensation laws. In a workers’ compensation case, you can typically recover money for the cost of your medical treatment, lost wages, and any permanent disability. Pain and suffering claims are not available in a worker’s compensation action.

In some cases, you may be able to file a third-party personal injury suit, allowing you to pursue a full range of compensation for your injury.

Our experienced Augusta construction accident attorneys can analyze your claims and determine the best path forward. Give us a call today to set up your free consultation.

Premises Liability

There are many cases where individuals suffer harm due to the negligence of property owners. Some common situations include:

  • Shootings at public places
  • Rapes and sexual assaults
  • Inadequate security
  • Improper employee training or lack of experience

Due to the nature of premises liability claims, they often involve serious injuries and even death. In such a high-stakes situation, you need an attorney who is not afraid to take on hostile competition. Our Augusta premises liability lawyers never back down from a challenge. Please contact us at 888-579-1890 to get started on your case.

Legal Assistance After a Georgia Personal Injury

A personal injury accident can happen at any time. When you have been injured at the hands of a negligent individual, you should seek the assistance of an Augusta personal injury lawyer right away.

You do not have to face the road to recovery alone. We will be by your side every step of the way as we fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again.

We believe that your only focus should be on your recovery while our team handles the legal details on your behalf. In most cases, there is no fee unless we recover a settlement for you.

To get started with your free consultation, please contact us any time at 888-579-1890.

A personal injury attorney can help you when you’ve been injured through no fault of your own. Our legal team specialize in Augusta, Georgia personal injury laws & procedural rules and can effectively handle all the legwork for you. Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. is here to help you. Or team has over 350 years of collective experience and offices located in AlbanyAtlantaAugustaColumbusDuluthMaconSavannah and Valdosta.

When your life is shattered because of an accident, our Augusta law firm is here to help you pick up the pieces.

You may be having problems getting the compensation you deserve as a result of a car accident, truck wreck, medical malpractice, workers compensation claims, defective products or possibly even nursing home abuse. If so, you need to make a call to Attorney Ken Nugent in Augusta as soon as possible!

Experienced personal injury attorneys are standing by right now to ensure that you are properly compensated for your injuries and losses and that your case is completed with the utmost attention to detail.

One of the most important things you should remember when you have been involved in a car accident is to speak to an attorney as soon as possible. To protect your rights you will need legal advice before you speak to the insurance company and provide a statement of the event.

Auto accidents involving tractor trailer trucks often have devastating results. With their large size and freight loads, even a relatively minor accident can leave victims injured or lead to wrongful death. When you have been involved in a truck accident, you need someone who is well versed in the letter of the law in these cases. You need an experienced attorney on your side. Our truck accident attorneys have the expertise and experience to handle these catastrophic accidents and their resulting injuries. Contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. immediately so we can provide the right guidance to ensure you can cover the long term expenses that come with a serious injury.