Jones County, Georgia is located in the heart of Georgia and is a neighbor to seven other counties, including Bibb County and Monroe County. Jones County is home to nearly 29,000 people with a median household income that surpasses the state's average by approximately 2 percent. Many enjoy healthcare coverage as well, except it drops for males within the age range of 25-34 and females within the age range of 35-44. Healthcare coverage for citizens of Jones County is important, like it is for anyone else throughout Georgia and the United States because it helps individuals financially when an unexpected accident occurs and forces them to seek treatment and, sometimes, miss work. In some situations, when the bodily injuries are grave, medical and rehabilitative treatment can be significant and threaten a person's or family's livelihood.
If your bodily injury stems from an accident caused by another person's negligence or intentional acts, then you may have the right to recover damages from that person or entity. At Gautreaux Law, we are committed to your recovery, both physical recovery and financial compensation.
Damages & Personal Injury Liability
Personal injuries can be sustained in multiple ways. If it's the fault of something you did, then it is likely your own insurance that might cover the costs of your injuries. If, however, it's the fault of someone else, then you may have the right to recover damages. In Georgia, an insurance settlement offer or a damage award can include three types of damages:
- Economic Damages. This compensation has a monetary value either already attached to it or easily attachable. These damages include medical bills, property damage repairs, past and future lost wages, and funeral costs, among other expenses related to the personal injury. The purpose of these damages is the reimbursement of accumulated costs that would not have been accumulated but for the personal injury.
- Non-Economic Damages. This compensation has value as well, but are different from economic damages; there are different methods to calculate noneconomic damages. These damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment, among other expenses related to the personal injury. The purpose of these damages is monetary compensation for the full damages caused by the wrongful act.
- Punitive Damages. Sometimes capped at $250,000, a court can provide in its damages award an amount for punitive damages in certain limited circumstances. These damages are not for compensation but for punishment and deterrence. They are awarded only in special circumstances such as where the wrongful acts are shown under the law to be intentional, reckless, malicious, wanton, and/or fraudulent.
There are a number of circumstances where you can be injured by the fault of another person who then becomes legally liable to compensate you. At Gautreaux Law, we handle representation in a number of these cases, including those personal injuries emanating from:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. At a 10 percent higher rate than the state's average, motor vehicle accidents are the number two highest cause for emergency department visits in Jones County. These accidents include passenger cars, motorcycles, and tractor-trailer accidents.
- Workplace Injuries. Falls are the most frequent cause of injury at workplace environments, and they are also the number one cause of emergency department visits in Jones County.
- Accidents on the Premises of Another Person/Entity. Falls are the most frequent cause of injury that occurs on another person's or entity's property, and they are also the number one cause of emergency department visits in Jones County.
- Medical Malpractice. Eighteen percent of occupations in Jones County are related to healthcare; mistakes happen in this industry, and when they do, it may be because of a person's or entity's error or negligence.
- Defective Products. Each year brings with it new defective product claims; many of which are regionally- or nationally-based and are for products that range from automobiles or auto parts to household devices and medical devices and drugs.
Types of Personal Bodily Injuries
The types or kinds of bodily injuries that can result from accidents are numerous, from brain injuries to spinal injuries to internal injuries to broken bones to bruises. At Gautreaux Law, we represent clients with all types of bodily injuries sustained in accidents where another person or entity is liable. We also spend a large part of our practice on three specific devastating bodily injuries:
- Catastrophic Injuries. These types of injuries are severe and permanent injuries that can include but are not limited to amputated extremities, blindness, severe burns, disfigurement, paralysis, spinal injuries, and coma.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). TBI is a special kind of catastrophic injury that requires round-the-clock medical and personal care for the rest of the person's life.
- Wrongful Death. When a person dies or is killed due to the negligence or misconduct of another person or entity, that death is a "wrongful death," and family members may have the right to file a claim or lawsuit against the wrongdoer.
At Gautreaux Law, we understand the severity of these injuries and the physical, emotional and financial impact they can have on the victim and/or family members and close friends. We listen to you and address your worries, and we have minds and hearts willing and able to recover the most just and fair compensation settlement for you.
Gautreaux Law: We Are Here to Help
If you are a victim of a personal injury in Jones County, Georgia, you may have the right to file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party(s). Gautreaux Law can help. We offer you:
- Hope, above anything else.
- Personal Representation. We, at Gautreaux Law, from personal experience, know what and how these kinds of personal bodily injury cases can affect all those involved. We practice this area of law because we understand and we care.
- Exclusivity. Our law practice is exclusively focused on personal injury and personal injury-related matters and wrongful death.
- Experience. Our experience in personal injury legal matters is extensive, with a history of settlements and verdicts as a testament to our capabilities.
- Resources. We have the resources to investigate thoroughly and uncover the facts.
- Negotiation skills. Years of experience negotiating with insurance companies and arguing before a judge and jury have nurtured an understanding to approach each case with a unique strategy. This is where personal representation is important because we tailor our approach to your situation. It is also where exclusivity is important because this -- personal injury and wrongful death law -- is what we do; this is all we do, and our performance reflects it.
- Results. The determination to obtain the fairest and just compensation package and are willing to go to trial in order to obtain it; we won't settle for anything but the right amount.
We pursue personal injury and wrongful death claims and lawsuits on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay nothing. If we recover compensation for you, only then do we get paid, but payment comes directly from the settlement or damages award. If you are struggling and are worried about contacting an attorney because of money, don't be concerned. The only thing you should be worried about is your recovery. Contact Gautreaux Law at (478) 238-9758 for a free consultation today.