Wilmington Island Personal Injury Lawyers
Have you been seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? Did someone else cause you to suffer severe injuries? If so, you may be owed compensation for your losses.
Chris Hudson Law Group has been working hard to help our clients seek the compensation they deserve for nearly two decades. We may be able to help you. Call us today at 706-863-6600 or contact us online for a free initial consultation.
Types of Cases We Handle
At Chris Hudson Law Group, our skilled attorneys handle a range of personal injury and mass tort cases. We represent clients who, due to the negligent actions of others, have been injured in the following types of accidents or sustained the following types of injuries:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dog bite accidents
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Burn injuries
- Workplace accidents/Workers’ compensation claims
- Wrongful death
We also represent those who have been injured due to the following dangerous chemicals or drugs and defective products:
- Combat earplugs
- Hernia mesh
- IVC filters
- Talcum powder
Over the past 17 years, Chris Hudson Law Group has been successful in our pursuit of compensation for hundreds of clients. A few examples of the compensation we’ve obtained for our injured clients include:
- A $250,000 settlement for our client who was injured as a result of defective hip implant hardware
- A $312,000 settlement for our client who was seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident
- A $450,000 settlement in a workers’ compensation claim for our client who sustained a serious neck injury while on the job
- A $600,000 award in a jury trial for our client who sustained serious injuries in a rear-end car accident
- A $1.25 million settlement from the City of August government in a wrongful death case for our clients whose loved ones were killed in a mobile home fire
Through our dedication and expansive knowledge of personal injury law, we’ve been able to secure millions of dollars in compensation that was owed to our clients. While we can’t predict an outcome in your case, we will commit to using every resource available to us and our combined decades of legal experience to help you reach a favorable outcome.
Frequently Asked Questions
Hiring an attorney and pursuing compensation for your injuries can feel like a huge undertaking. You probably have numerous questions about what it entails. At your initial consultation, we can answer many of the questions you have. Until then, we’ve answered some of the most common questions we hear from our clients.
I’ve suffered serious, painful injuries in an accident. Can I be compensated for my pain and suffering?
You deserve to be compensated for not only the financial costs associated with your injuries, but also the physical, emotional, and mental suffering you’ve had to endure. In addition to being compensated for your pain and suffering, you can also be compensated for the following emotional and personal consequences of your injuries:
- Mental anguish
- Permanent disability, disfigurement, or scarring
- A decline in your quality of life
- A decline in your enjoyment of life
In wrongful death cases, family members (typically spouses) can receive compensation for the pain and suffering the deceased endured because of their injuries, if it can be proven.
You can also be compensated for your financial losses due to your injuries, including:
- Costs of medical treatment for your injuries
- Loss of income or wages due to missing work because of your injuries
- Loss of future income or wages due to your injuries
- Property damage
What do I have to do to obtain compensation for my injuries?
When seeking compensation for your injuries, you’ll have to either file a personal injury claim, a workers’ compensation claim, or a personal injury lawsuit.
If your injuries were sustained in a motor vehicle accident or in a slip and fall accident, for example, you’ll likely file a personal injury claim with the insurance company of the responsible party or the property owner. Then, your attorney will negotiate on your behalf with the insurance company to try to get them to settle your case. The goal is to get the insurance company to agree to pay you the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. If the insurance company doesn’t offer to settle your claim for the amount you and your attorney believe you’re entitled to, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who injured you.
If you were injured at work, you’ll likely file a workers’ compensation claim with your employer’s insurance company to try to get the benefits you may be owed.
In some cases, you’ll skip filing a claim with an insurance company. Your only option will be to file a personal injury lawsuit. While your case could potentially be settled outside of court, you may have to go through court hearings and a trial for your case to be resolved. A judge or jury would ultimately decide whether the responsible party will have to compensate you, and if so, how much compensation you will be awarded.
How do I prove my injuries?
To obtain compensation for your injuries, you have to prove that someone else’s negligence caused your injuries.
Proving negligence requires that you show that the responsible party was supposed to use a reasonable amount of care and caution to avoid harming you, but they didn’t. Because the responsible party wasn’t careful, they caused you to sustain injuries. As a result of your injuries, you’ve incurred losses for which you should be compensated.
If you can prove that your injuries were caused by the negligent actions of someone else, that person would be liable for harming you and should, therefore, have to compensate you for their wrongdoing, unless you were more than 50 percent at fault for the accident yourself. In that case, you would not be allowed to recover any compensation at all.
The Experienced Wilmington Island Personal Injury Lawyers at Chris Hudson Law Group Can Help You Today
If you’ve been seriously injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault or because of someone else’s actions, you may be entitled to compensation.
Call the personal injury lawyers in Wilmington Island, GA at Chris Hudson Law Group today at 706-863-6600. In a free initial consultation, we’ll discuss your injuries, what caused them, and your best legal options. We’re here to help you get justice.