At the Eichholz Law Firm we are dedicated to ensuring that accident victims throughout Georgia receive fair and just compensation for their injuries. As an injury law firm, we cover many of the areas that are collectively grouped under the “personal injury” category – some of which include:
|Car Crash Victims||Truck Accidents||Motorcycle Injuries|
|Nursing Home Abuse||Medical Malpractice||Wrongful Death|
|Workers’ Compensation||Defective Products||Pharmaceutical Errors|
|Asbestos & Mesothelioma||Slip & Fall Accidents||Social Security Disability|
However, we also cater to injury victims that have been hurt in more specialized types of personal injury:
- Vacation injuries (resort and other)
- Amusement park injuries
- Sporting and recreational damages
- Boating / water sport injuries
- Traumatic brain injury victims
- ATV accidents
- Food poisoning cases
- Escalator / elevator injuries
…. and many more.
It’s important to note that for those that are successful in recovering damages for their injuries, any amounts can be subject to review and revision without a new trial or appeal.
To find out how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Review” form located to the right.
The Types Of Personal Injury Damages
While the exact amount of a personal injury compensation payout varies on a case-to-case basis (simply due to there being so many variables in every case), there are two main categories that the damage amounts fall into:
Compensatory Damages – this type of result is designed to help place a victim in the same financial, physical and emotional position that they were in before they were injured.
These damages are generally split into two separate areas of compensation:
- Medical expenses (treatments, rehabilitation etc…)
- Lost wages
- Funeral costs
- Property repair or replacement (generally valued at a fair market price)
- Associated costs (eg: living with a disability and requiring wheelchair ramps and access to a residence)
In many instances, monetary losses can be relatively easy to determine, based on current market rates.
Non Monetary Losses:
- Loss of consortium
- Pain & suffering
- Mental anguish and stress
On the other hand, non monetary losses can be quite difficult to calculate and as a result, often vary greatly between injury victims.
Punitive Damages – are designed not to provide compensation to the victim, but to punish a defendant for the injuries that they may have inflicted upon another person. These amounts are often created to deter other individuals from repeating the actions of the accused.
In most instances, punitive damages are awarded whenever the actions of the defendant have been beyond what most would consider a reasonably acceptable level of conduct. To avoid excessive punitive damage amounts, many courts will limit the damages to approximately less than ten times the total amount of the compensatory damages.
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What Is A Structured Settlement?
Structured settlements were created to provide an alternative to a lump-sum payment and are set at a specified amount that is spread out over a predetermined period of time.
In instances where a guilty party cannot afford to pay the recipient in one payment, structured settlements allow payments to be made on a monthly or annual basis, spread out over a specific period of time.
It’s important to note that while a structured settlement may not sound the most desirable option immediately, there can be many benefits if any injury victim accepts this type of payment:
- reduced taxes
- greater chance of receiving full payment
- ability to remain eligible for government means-tested programs
- prevents wasteful spending of the settlement
However, as every person’s financial needs are different, it’s a good idea to discuss the idea with our attorneys and your accountant or financial adviser.
With any injury litigation that we look after, our team of attorneys will be able to guide you safely past the pitfalls that can often arise during the legal process, which allows you to focus on your recovery.
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How To Contact Our Attorneys
At the law offices of The Eichholz Law Firm, we have a strong belief that all injury victims should have access to competent legal counsel. With this in mind, we proudly work on a contingency basis, which means that we do not charge you unless we obtain a settlement or verdict for you.
With over 35 years of combined experience and $40 MILLION in verdicts and settlements that we have won for our clients, we service injury victims throughout Georgia and South Carolina, and have the experience and resources to handle your injury litigation.
For more information on how we can help with your case, contact us at (866) 947-7449 ((866) 947-7449) where a member of our intake team will collect some details about your case, and then quickly refer you to one of our lawyers to discuss the merits of your claim,
To start now, simply fill out and submit the “Free Case Review” form at the top of this page – it’s free to send and we only get paid when we win.