Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Duluth? Call our Duluth accident attorney at 1-800-738-WE-WIN.
Although automobile accidents are never anticipated, unfortunately, they do occur. When they do, it is typically caused by the negligence of someone else. In the occurrence of a car accident or personal injury there is a small window of opportunity allotted to file a claim through a personal injury attorney on your behalf. If you have been injured in a car accident because of the actions of a negligent party, our knowledgeable and committed team of personal injury lawyers and paralegals are here to help recover the maximum compensation possible.
What Does the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm Do for Personal Injury Clients?
- Advise and coordinate your medical attention
- Inform you of your legal rights
- Collect evidence to strengthen your claim
- Locate and interview witnesses
- Litigate and mediate claims with the insurance adjusters and the opposing party’s representation
- Recover lost income
Personal Injury Law
At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, we understand that enduring medical treatment for your injuries and seeking compensation for your losses can be a complex process. We can help you through the essential steps with over 40 years’ experience and knowledge. Our dedicated team of legal representatives can advise you regarding the rightful compensation available through a personal injury claim, while helping you navigate through the often complex and extensive insurance claim process.
We are familiar with the challenges ahead after a car accident or personal injury. We solve problems, and are here to provide you with swift and tactical advice. Our mission is to avoid costly and timely litigation for our clients. When disputes present themselves, we pursue the most effective means of compensation, including negotiation, arbitration, and litigation when necessary.
The Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is reputable among insurance companies, defense attorneys, and the legal courts. Our opponents recognize that we are always prepared to file suit. This exclusive benefit produces faster results and maximum settlement values.
We represent you. See the difference.
If you or a family member have suffered an injury, contact the Duluth Personal Injury Lawyers at the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm to schedule a complimentary consultation to review your case. Call us today at 1-800-738-WE-WIN or fill out our online contact form on our website.
Types of Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Practice areas include but are not limited to:
- Car Collisions
- Motorcycle Collisions
- Wrongful Death Cases
- Construction Accidents
- Slip and Fall
- Medical Malpractice
- Workers’ Compensation
When you hire the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, you are engaging an experienced legal team of devoted Duluth Personal Injury Attorneys who will work thoroughly to help get you the settlement amount you deserve in a timely manner. At the same time, we are fully prepared to go to trial if necessary.
Let the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm handle your personal injury claim so that you can focus on getting back on your feet after an accident.
Georgia’s Wrongful Death Laws and How They Apply to Car Accidents
Pursuant to Ga. Code §51-4-2, “(t)he surviving spouse or, if there is no surviving spouse, a child or children, either minor or sui juris, may recover for the homicide of the spouse or parent the full value of the life of the decedent, as shown by the evidence.” Generally speaking, under Ga. Code §9-3-33, an action for wrongful death must be brought within two years of the date the death occurs, although this time may be shorter or longer depending on each particular situation, and whether or not the Georgia Tort Claims Act applies. Our Duluth personal injury lawyers are experienced in wrongful death claims in Georgia can help you determine the amount of time you have to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
The persons able to recover under a wrongful death claim in Georgia are listed below, in descending order:
- Surviving spouse of the deceased
- Child or children of the deceased, if there is no surviving spouse
- Parents of the deceased, if there is no surviving spouse or children
- The estate of the deceased, if there is no surviving spouse, children, or parent
It is important to note that no recovery obtained under Ga. Code §51-4-2(a) shall be subject to any debt or liability of the decedent.
Contact the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm at 1-800-738-WE-WIN to schedule a free consultation to review your case.