Recovering for Your Personal Injury Claim is No Accident. We Fight Hard to Get You the Compensation You Deserve.
Accidents happen every day. Whether it is a car crash or a slip and fall, when accidents happen, lives change. In the blink of an eye, you may find yourself mourning the loss of a loved one or dealing with catastrophic injuries. But no matter what caused your injuries or how bad they are, when it comes to personal injury accidents, one thing is certain: you need experienced, top-quality legal representation.
Because in addition to the emotional and physical burden, accidents are expensive. And dealing with insurance companies can be difficult, confusing, and unpleasant.
You may have soaring medical bills stretching into the future while you recover. You may have lost the main income for your family if you lost a loved one. You may have bills related to property damage, like car repairs. Or, you may be unable to return to work, either temporarily or long-term. Whatever your situation, it is important that you seek expert legal guidance right away.
People who have been injured due to the negligence of another may be entitled to recover for:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Long-term care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
While you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, getting the compensation you deserve isn’t so easy. It requires expertly navigating the legal process and dealing with insurance companies. This can be difficult at the best of times. For someone suffering from the aftermath of an accident, it can be overwhelming. Insurance companies make money by paying as little as possible to automobile policyholders and car accident victims. Don’t be fooled: whether it is your insurance company or another person’s insurance company, the insurance company is never on your side. That’s why you should never accept an offer from an insurance company without speaking to your legal counsel first.
At the Law Offices of Mark Weinstein, P.C., we understand the legal process. And we know how to deal with insurance companies. We fight hard to get our Georgia personal injury clients the compensation they deserve. From the minute we take your case, our personal injury attorneys act swiftly to aggressively pursue your right to full and fair compensation.
At our law firm, we don’t just handle cases. We help people. We are passionate about helping our clients put their lives back together after an accident. If you have been injured, or lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, the help you need is here.
Our attorneys handle personal injury cases including:
- Uninsured Motorists
- Product liability
- Premises liability
- Wrongful Death
We offer FREE consultations and you do not pay attorney’s fees unless we win your case. To schedule your free consultation and find out what we can do for you, contact us here or call us at 770-888-7707.
Skilled Attorneys Handling Products Liability Cases in Georgia.
Every day you use all kinds of consumer products. Everything from your toaster, to the car you drive, to the toys your kids play with. Quite often we don’t give using any of these products a second thought. We simply assume they are safe to use. We have come to rely on the idea that a consumer product will be safe, primarily due to years of enforcement of product liability laws. Under the law, manufacturers owe a duty to consumers to design and produce safe products. But manufacturers don’t always abide by their duties. Sometimes inadvertently, sometimes deliberately, a manufacturer may breach that duty; causing injury or death.
When that happens, you need a law firm that can hold the manufacturer accountable.
The products liability attorneys at the Law Offices of Mark Weinstein, P.C., do just that.
What is a defective product?
A defective product can be anything. It can be food, medication, electronics, automobiles, children’s toys, lawn equipment or any other item you use at home, in the office, or on the road. Products liability laws hold manufacturers or distributors liable when their products cause damage to consumers.
A product is “defective” when it causes damage or injury to a person as a result of some defect in the product itself, its labeling, or its intended use. There are 3 basic types of defects that a product can have:
- Manufacturing Defect: A manufacturing defect occurs when a product is well designed, but the way in which it was made makes it unsafe.
- Design Defect: When the entire design of the product renders it unreasonably dangerous, there is a design defect. Design defects can also apply to the way a product is packaged. For example, a failure to use childproof containers for drugs.
- Insufficient Instructions or Warnings: When a product is designed correctly and is manufactured correctly but still causes injury, there may be a failure to include proper warnings or instructions for safe operation.
The laws governing product liability are different than those of general personal injury law. Product liability cases turn not only on whether there was an injury from using the item, but also on whether the product was defective or unexpectedly dangerous. Because there is no federal product liability law, each state has its own statutes governing negligence, strict liability, and breach of warranty of manufacturers and sellers.
Product liability cases are also complicated. Cases can be brought individually, or if the facts warrant it, on behalf of an entire class of consumers. Because these cases concern manufacturers, sellers and everyone in the chain of commerce, there are frequently multiple parties involved. These cases often address complicated engineering or scientific issues regarding a product’s design, manufacture, proper uses, and the cause of its failure. Enforcing a consumer’s rights in a product liability case requires extensive legal and scientific research, study and analysis. Quite often, expert testimony will be required to prove a victim’s case.
For these reasons, and more, product liability lawsuits are best handled by skilled, experienced and knowledgeable Georgia attorneys. At the Law Office of Mark Weinstein, P.C., our experienced and skilled products liability attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. To schedule your free consultation, contact us here or call us at 770-888-7707.
Compassion and Experience Come Together for Slip and Fall Cases.
You can’t live your life in a bubble, but venturing out can be fraught with dangers. “Premises liability” is the area of law that governs situations where someone has been injured or killed while they were on (or near) property owned or controlled by another person or business. Frequently, these types of cases concern “slips” and “falls.” But they can also involve other kinds of accidents or incidents, such as dog bites or injury due to inadequate safety.
In Georgia, as in most other states, a premises liability action can be brought against property owners or those in control of property, such as:
- a homeowner
- business franchise
- property manager
- government entity.
The controlling factor in pursuing a successful case is whether the property owner or person in control of the premises negligently failed to keep the premises in a reasonably safe condition for use by a tenant, customer, patron or other invitee. Certain circumstances allow even trespassers to recover for injuries they may have incurred on another’s property.
Any number of conditions can make a property or business establishment unsafe. Dangerous conditions can be due to poor maintenance, wet conditions, building code violations, inadequate security or lighting, inadequate warning signs, or other conditions or combination of conditions.
Georgia law allows people injured on property of another can recover for their damages if the owner or occupier of those premises negligently caused, or negligently failed to repair, correct, or warn, about the condition that caused those injuries. Even in situations where the victim may have caused or contributed to his or her injuries, damages may be recoverable.
At the Law Office of Mark Weinstein, P.C., we handle all premises liability cases with compassion for our clients, and zealous advocacy against our opponents. To schedule your free consultation, contact us here or call us at 770-888-7707.
Wrongful Death Claims
Supporting You, Seeking Justice for Your Loved One.
Wrongful death claims are some of the most emotionally charged cases we see. Like a personal injury case, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil action that seeks to compensate a victim for his or her injuries. Only in this case, the injury is that person’s death.
Whether the cause of the victim’s death was a car accident, workplace injury, defective product, slip and fall, or something else, a claim for wrongful death provides a way for the surviving family members to receive financial compensation from the at-fault party.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, it is critical that you seek out and obtain sound legal advice about what to do next. Wrongful death cases are not the same as cases involving injuries that do not result in death. Georgia has specific statutes controlling all aspects of a wrongful death action, including who can bring one.
One aspect of wrongful death cases that many people find confusing is the intersection between the civil and criminal laws. A wrongful death is generally defined as the untimely death of person caused by the negligence, tortious or criminal act of another. Although a “wrongful death” can be caused by actions which are illegal or criminal, a wrongful death lawsuit is a civil case — not a criminal one. Wrongful death lawsuits can be brough in situations where no criminal charges have been brought, or they can be brought where criminal charges are pending. The civil and criminal actions are completely independent proceedings. They are not mutually exclusive and neither one precludes the other.
Wrongful death actions in Georgia can be based on a number of tortious situations including, but not limited to:
- Drunk driving
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
Because of the unique legal and procedural rules governing wrongful death cases, if you have lost a loved one due to the negligence or criminal act of another, it is important that you get sound legal advice from experienced counsel.
At the Law Office of Mark Weinstein, P.C., our experienced and skilled attorneys can help you get the compensation you need, and the justice your loved one deserves. To schedule your free consultation, contact us here or call us at 770-888-7707.