Personal Injury Lawyer2023-10-11T13:27:19-04:00

Personal Injury Lawyer

Macon, GA

Personal injury lawyers like me represent people who have been injured because of the carelessness of others. As both an RN and a skilled attorney, I have the specialized knowledge and experience to understand your unique injuries and help you obtain the compensation you deserve. I can quickly assess your medical situation and provide immediate assistance with your legal situation.

When should I contact a personal injury attorney?

If the compensation you are being offered by your insurance company isn’t fair, or if it doesn’t cover the damages you incurred as a direct result of your accident, contact a personal injury attorney like me as soon as possible. I’d be honored to set up a free consultation to listen to your concerns and offer my advice regarding your unique situation.

Time is of the Essence

Georgia law sets specific time limits regarding when a lawsuit must be filed or the person(s) loses the right to bring a claim. These time limits are called statute of limitations. Most statute of limitations on personal injury matters are 2 years from the date of the injury. However, as with most things, there are exceptions. The time limit may be affected by when the estate of a deceased person has an administrator appointed, for example. If a child is involved who is younger than 5 years of age, then the time limit is expanded to 2 years from the child’s 5th birthday (however the parents must file a claim for any medical bills before or by the 2-year anniversary date of the injury). Wrongful death claims must be filed before or by 2 years from the date of the death (again, there are exceptions involving this claim so please seek an experience attorney’s advice before it is too late).

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We feel she made our future brighter despite what had happened. We cannot thank Tracey enough for representing us during this life changing ordeal. WE would highly recommend her to anyone. She and her staff are not just our lawyers, but they are our friends.
– Janice C.

What Kind of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers Handle?

Personal injury lawyers cover civil cases (lawsuits against individual people or companies), which in most cases must be filed within 2 years of the injury. Examples of personal injury cases are:

Car Accidents

When a person’s negligence or deliberate action results in the preventable death of another person, this death is wrongful and the responsible party can be sued in a personal injury lawsuit. The responsible party could be a surgeon, a mechanic, another driver on the road, or even a hospital. In Georgia the only people who can file a wrongful death suit are the beneficiaries of the deceased person’s estate. Wrongful death cases can take a few months or up to 4 years to resolve, though most settle out of court. The statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit is 2 years from the time of death.

Drunk Driving Accidents

At Dellacona Law Firm, we feel strongly that your family’s pain and losses should not go unanswered. If a drunk or impaired driver was responsible for your accident, it’s never too early to contact a personal injury attorney like me. You can sue for damages, including noneconomic damages like pain and suffering, any time within two years of the accident. With my decades of experience, I know what’s a fair settlement for various kinds of accidents and their resulting injuries, and I can help you learn what’s fair for your unique case.

12-Wheeler Truck Accidents

Accidents involving 18-wheelers, semis, tractor trailers, and log trucks are particularly dangerous because of the size and weight of the trucks. Unfortunately, these accidents often resulting in far greater damage than car accidents that occur at similar speeds. In truck accident cases in Georgia, the individual truck driver and the company can be sued. But trucking cases are complex, and I don’t expect my clients to know exactly who may be at fault for their accident. Throughout my career, I have regularly attended trucking seminars to give me an edge when representing my personal injury clients.

Construction Accidents

Personal injury lawyers like me are experienced in knowing what’s fair compensation for the types of injuries you sustained and the expenses you incurred, such as medical bills and lost wages. As an RN, I can also help you understand the long-term effects of your injury on your quality of life and make sure the compensation reflects those realities. Most personal injury cases settle out of court, but whether you’re facing an insurance company with a massive legal department or an individual person or company, you want to have someone with extensive legal experience and medical knowledge on your side. I can offer you both.

Wrongful Death

When a person’s negligence or deliberate action results in the preventable death of another person, this death is wrongful and the responsible party can be sued in a personal injury lawsuit. The responsible party could be a surgeon, a mechanic, another driver on the road, or even a hospital. In Georgia the only people who can file a wrongful death suit are the beneficiaries of the deceased person’s estate. Wrongful death cases can take a few months or up to 4 years to resolve, though most settle out of court. The statute of limitations on a wrongful death lawsuit is 2 years from the time of death.

Nursing Home Abuse

Nursing home abuse includes physical, emotional, sexual, and financial abuse. Poor training, chronic understaffing, lack of supervision, burnout, and other problems all contribute to the neglect and inadequate care that constitutes nursing home abuse. This neglect is inexcusable, though, as are a person’s willful choices to hit, humiliate, manipulate, intimidate, steal from, and similarly abuse an elder. The abuse doesn’t have to occur in a nursing home facility to be elder abuse, warranting a personal injury lawsuit filed by a patient’s close relations or the person with power of attorney.

Spine/Back Injuries

The damages associated with a spinal injury are horrific, life-changing, and wreak financial hardship. As a nurse who has provided care to patients with spinal cord and back injuries, and as a personal injury attorney, I understand the needs of the patient and their family. I’m familiar with assessments and treatments, and I can easily read medical documentation. Through my experience, I can quickly understand the exact nature of your injuries and how they will affect the rest of your life. I’ll make sure you are fairly compensated for those effects as well as for your medical bills and other damages.

Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a severe injury to a person’s brain that can be caused by a direct blow to a person’s head. As a nurse who once treated patients with TBIs, I know how hard it can be to recover from a brain injury, and unfortunately I’ve seen many cases where full recovery isn’t possible. As a personal injury lawyer in Macon, Georgia, I see TBIs resulting from car and truck wrecks, falls, construction accidents, and mismanaged births. When these injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, they warrant a personal injury lawsuit. I’ll work to make sure you have the financial resources and compensation you’ll need for your present and future care.

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Personal Injury FAQS

What qualifies as personal injury?

A personal injury is any type of injury sustained to the body or emotions in an accident or an unintentional event. These accidents might be slip-and fall-accidents, car accidents, 12-wheeler truck accidents, or the result of a defective product. More examples of personal injury cases are listed above.

How long does it take to receive an offer of compensation?

Within 3 days to 3 weeks, depending on the complexity of your case, the insurance company will make you an offer of compensation. But the insurance company’s goal isn’t a fair settlement. They want to offer just enough compensation to satisfy you in the moment. When you have large bills suddenly hanging over you and the possibility of lost wages, any compensation may sound like relief. Once you accept a settlement, though, you have few options to seek further compensation. Unless you have already sought independent legal advice for the value of your claim, you should not accept the first offer of compensation from an insurance company. We at Dellacona Law Firm would be honored to provide you this guidance.

How do I know what’s a fair settlement?

The best way to know is to consult an experienced, independent personal injury lawyer like me who knows how to assess damages and what’s typical in insurance settlements. At Dellacona Law Firm, you become part of our family so we not only try to fix the wrong that happened, but we also try to assist you with other issues that flow from the devastation you have experienced as a result of the carelessness of others.

Should I hire a personal injury attorney?

Even minor accidents can result in extensive damages. Damages can include:

  • Property damage
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of support
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Many of these types of damages are difficult to put a monetary value on, especially when you are just beginning to learn to live with the results of your injury. Dellacona Law Firm offers free consultations to discuss the unique circumstances surrounding your case. As an RN, I can help you understand the long-term effects of your injury, as well as your legal options.

How much does a personal injury attorney charge?

We offer free consultations to individuals and families seeking guidance about their personal injury case. At Dellacona Law Firm, we would welcome the opportunity to seek justice for you and your family through our representation. To set up your free consultation, call us at 478-477-9000.

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