Personal Injury

Making a claim against a third party when injured on the job

Most of us realize that if we are injured on the job, we have a claim against our employer.  The employer is subject to the Workers’ Compensation Act if there are three or more employees regularly employed.  If so, there are provisions for medical care and, if out more than 1 week, for wage replacement.  …

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Agreements to Arbitrate in a Hospital Setting

Consumer advocates has railed for years about arbitration agreements.  Many arbitration clauses are hidden in fine print.  When the consumer reaches the arbitration panel, it may be heavily weighted against the consumer and the panel may be comprised of professionals in the field whose loyalty to the industry or product outweighs their sense of commitment …

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Can I Seek Compensation for Emotional Distress in My Personal Injury Case?

Emotional distress, also known as mental anguish and pain and suffering, can be debilitating and overwhelming. It is not uncommon for victims of car crashes, slip and fall accidents, and other traumatic events to deal with emotional distressin the aftermath of the accident.  The severity of emotional or psychological injuries varies from one case to another …

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What is Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Various Types of Personal Injury Cases?

The time limit to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia and recover damages depends on the type of your case. The time limit is known as the statute of limitations.  At Hoffspiegel Law, we are dedicated to fighting for justice on behalf of our clients. No matter how long it has been since you were …

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Can Defendants Apportion Fault to a Non-Party in Georgia Personal Injury Cases?

Georgia has an apportionment statute that allows defendants to apportion fault to non-parties. Georgia’s apportionment statute, codified in O.C.G.A. § 51-12-33, allows holding each party whose fault contributed to the plaintiff’s injury responsible for their respective share of fault.  The statute requires a jury to apportion responsibility for a plaintiff’s injury among the defendant and non-parties …

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