Types of Personal Injury Cases

When someone acts carelessly or negligent, a personal injury case may occur. Personal injury law allows injured plaintiffs to gain compensation for the harm caused by the negligent actions of another party.

The attorneys at Hinton & Powell in Atlanta, Georgia, have over 96 years of collective legal experience. Our team has seen many different types of personal injury cases throughout the years. Read on to learn more about the situations that may constitute a personal injury case.

Personal Injury Case Causes

Slip & Fall Cases

You may not realize it, but slip and fall accidents account for over one million emergency room visits. Slip and fall accidents can have serious consequences. The unique nature of slip and fall accidents make it challenging to establish reasonableness and rule out carelessness. If you believe a property owner failed to take care of their property, which resulted in a slip and fall, contact the Atlanta lawyers at Hinton & Powell.

Car Accidents

Many car accidents occur due to the negligence of the driver. This could be due to the driver’s reckless driving, influence under alcohol or drugs, or distracted driving. At Hinton & Powell, we actively pursue the rights of our clients who are victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents and auto and trucking accidents.

Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be incredibly dangerous. A personal injury case may occur when a construction site fails to enforce proper safety precautions. This could result in an elevator accident, building collapse, scaffolding accident, crane accident, ladder fall and many more dangerous incidents. The fault can lie with a number of different parties, including, the construction company owner, contractor, architect, or construction equipment manufacturer. If you have been involved in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice claims can occur when a doctor or other health care professional fails to provide competent and reasonably skilled care, resulting in an injury to the patient.

Nursing Home Abuse & Malpractice

While we may entrust nursing home facilities with our loved ones, sometimes elders are involved in compromising situations that result in abuse or malpractice. Nursing home malpractice may include physical abuse, neglect, financial abuse, emotional abuse, and more.

Dog Bites

In many cases, the owners of a dog are financially responsible for dog bite injuries and other injuries caused by the dog. At Hinton & Powell, we can help you get the compensation you deserve following a dog bite in Georgia.

Boating Accidents

Whether you’re on Lake Lanier, Lake Sinclair, Lake Oconee, Lake Allatoona, Chatuge Lake or any other body of water in the metro Atlanta area, you should never be held liable for someone else’s negligence.  The drivers of boats on lakes and water ways have the same responsibility as the drivers of a motor vehicle on the road — when it comes to preventing accidents.

Contact Georgia’s Best Personal Injury Attorneys at Hinton & Powell

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. It’s important to seek legal representation to get the compensation you deserve.

Our team brings decades of legal experience to those in Georgia. Located in the metro Atlanta area, we are proud to serve the surrounding communities and the entire state of Georgia.

Contact the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Hinton & Powell for a free case analysis and compensation by calling us at (404) 365-7077 or filling out our online contact form.