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      We take pride in being able to provide representation for a variety of personal injury accidents.
      Let us help you get the justice you deserve for your injuries.

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      If you need an attorney that really cares about their client then Nimmons Malchow Johnson along with their staff are the ones you need to call. They are so personable, caring and truly have your best interest at heart. I don't think I would have been able to get my legal issue taken care of if I hadn't called them. They are dependable, they keep you informed of the progress and they never get upset when you call to find out the progress of your case. I'm truly grateful I called them and they were able to help me get what I deserved. I would personally like to thank Jennifer Hillman for all of her help. I recommend you call them if you need an attorney and staff that will help you with your legal needs.

      Susan Houck

      If you need an attorney that really cares about their client then Nimmons Malchow Johnson along with their staff are the ones you need to call. They are so personable, caring and truly have your best interest at heart. I don't think I would have been able to get my legal issue taken care of if I hadn't called them. They are dependable, they keep you informed of the progress and they never get upset when you call to find out the progress of your case. I'm truly grateful I called them and they were able to help me get what I deserved. I would personally like to thank Jennifer Hillman for all of her help. I recommend you call them if you need an attorney and staff that will help you with your legal needs.

      Susan Houck

      If you need an attorney that really cares about their client then Nimmons Malchow Johnson along with their staff are the ones you need to call. They are so personable, caring and truly have your best interest at heart. I don't think I would have been able to get my legal issue taken care of if I hadn't called them. They are dependable, they keep you informed of the progress and they never get upset when you call to find out the progress of your case. I'm truly grateful I called them and they were able to help me get what I deserved. I would personally like to thank Jennifer Hillman for all of her help. I recommend you call them if you need an attorney and staff that will help you with your legal needs.

      Susan Houck

      Georgia & South Carolina Injury Lawyers

      Suffering any kind of personal injury is traumatizing and can be financially devastating. But even when you’ve clearly been seriously injured, succeeding with a personal injury claim on your own is tough. Insurance companies have made a fine art of dodging responsibility for paying compensation for accidents. That’s where we come in.

      If you’ve been hurt in an accident because of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you need an experienced injury lawyer by your side to bring you the compensation you need and deserve.

      The Georgia and South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson are available right now to talk with you over the phone or via chat. Let us answer your questions in a completely free legal consultation. It’s fast, free, and easy.

      About Nimmons Malchow Johnson

      The lawyers the other lawyers choose.

      The injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson fight to bring their injured clients justice throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Give yourself the best chance to get the compensation you deserve after a car accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury. We are dedicated to fighting for those who have suffered because of accidents caused by negligence. Reach out today for a free consultation.

      When you hire Nimmons Malchow Johnson, you’ll gain a skilled legal team with the experience and knowledge to assess the value of your claim, take on the insurance company for you, and guide you every step of the way. Call us today to get the help you need and the compensation you deserve.

      We know that injuries can dramatically change not only your physical life but your financial situation as well.

      That is why we represent people who have suffered injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We fight for the justice of injured clients throughout Georgia and South Carolina. We will do whatever it takes to get you the justice and the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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      We know that injuries can dramatically change not only your physical life but your financial situation as well.

      That is why we represent people who have suffered injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others. We fight for the justice of injured clients throughout Georgia & South Carolina. We will do whatever it takes to get you the justice and the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

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      Georgia & South Carolina Injury Lawyers

      When you’ve been seriously hurt, you can expect your recovery to take time. This means extended time away from work to heal properly while you get the care you need.

      Not being able to work, however, means no income. Even in a two-income household, losing half of what was coming in can spell financial disaster. You’ve still got all your regular bills to pay, but now you’ve got medical bills, too, which can easily be very high.

      Georgia & South Carolina Injury Lawyers

      If you are currently in this situation, the worst thing you can do is procrastinate. Don’t allow yourself to get stuck in place worrying about the future as you struggle to recover from serious injury. You are not alone.

      The highly trained Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson want to walk beside you and guide you to the beset outcome possible for your claim. We will fight to bring you maximum compensation so you can focus on rest and getting your life back.

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      Our Law Firm’s Experience
      is What Sets Us Apart

      Established in 1985

      Our Law Firm’s Experience
      is What Sets Us Apart

      Established in 1985

      Why Choose Nimmons Malchow Johnson? 

      After a serious accident injury, you need financial compensation to pay for your losses. Lost wages due to missed work makes paying the bills challenging. And when you’re seriously injured, you’ll need a significant amount of time to heal. This means medical bills in addition to the bills you already had. Bills that will may continue in the form of additional surgeries or therapies.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson fight for the rights of the injured throughout Georgia and South Carolina. We want to help you navigate your injury claim to get you the financial compensation you need and deserve to move forward with your life.

      Our team of experienced attorneys focus on all types of personal injury cases at all levels of severity. Whatever you’re going through, we want to talk about it, answer your questions, and guide your case forward to the best available outcome.

      In addition to our extensive experience, the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson have access to the legal resources your case needs for success. With locations in both Georgia and South Carolina, our network enables us access to expert witnesses and legal tools that can give your case momentum.  For the compassionate and personalized service you deserve, reach out to Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as possible and take the first steps towards justice.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson have been helping clients get financial compensation since 1985. From big wins against large manufacturers to making our clients whole after an auto injury, the breadth of our practice combined with our track record of success has made us one of the most respected firms in our area.

      We have over 73 combined years of experience, and have chosen to keep our firm small to give you the one-on-one, personal attention you deserve. Contact us today and see what it’s like to work with the lawyers the other lawyers choose. That’s us.

      Georgia & South Carolina Injury Lawyers

      How an Injury Attorney Can Make the Difference in Your Claim

      There are several ways hiring an experienced injury attorney can bring you big benefits. One significant benefit is having a legal professional to guide your claim from start to finish while you rest and recover. You don’t need to worry about conducting an accident investigation and taking on big insurance right now. We’ll do that for you, establishing all responsible parties and gathering supporting evidence. We have the skills to determine an accurate value for your claim and we know how to take on the insurance company.

      Whether at the negotiating table or at trial, the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson will fight for your right to full and fair compensation.

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      Do My Injuries Qualify for a Personal Injury Claim?

      Severe injuries require significant time and money for recovery. Even if you’re through with surgeries and medical procedures to treat your injuries, you are probably looking at occupational and physical therapy to help you get to the highest level of recovery you can reach. And even if the bulk of your medical bills are covered by health insurance, you must factor the impact of lack of income into your life. Without compensation to cover your lost wages, you’ll be without a way to pay your regular bills, let alone any additional medical bills you now have.

      Georgia & South Carolina Injury Lawyers

      At Nimmons Malchow Johnson, we help clients with a wide range of injury types and severity levels. Here are just a few examples:

      The qualifying elements of a personal injury claim have more to do with whether you were injured due to the carelessness or negligence of someone else than the type of injury you have sustained. If another person caused your injury because they were negligent, you are likely owed compensation for the ways the accident has negatively impacted your life.

      When it comes to addressing the specific injuries and damages in your case, your injury lawyer will communicate with your doctors to clearly establish your injuries and determine how your life is going to be impacted by those injures down the road.

      Our firm handles cases in over a dozen accident areas, plus social security disability, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death.

      If you’re struggling in the aftermath of any  type of accident caused by another person, or with a disability, compensation, or workers’ compensation claim, call the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson to set up a free consultation and find out how we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.

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      Our firm handles cases in over a dozen accident areas, plus social security disability, workers’ compensation, and wrongful death.

      If you’re struggling in the aftermath of any  type of accident caused by another person, or with a disability, compensation, or workers’ compensation claim, call the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson to set up a free consultation and find out how we can help you collect the compensation you deserve.

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      Types of Accident Claims We Handle

      Just about any type of accident can qualify for a personal injury claim if it was caused by another person’s negligence. Our law firm handles a wide array of accident claims in Georgia and South Carolina, including:

      Car Accident

      Auto Accidents

      If you have seen a car after a serious wreck, you may think that whoever was in there was lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, they may still have suffered injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives; injuries that deserve compensation.

      Without knowing where to start or who to turn to for help, filing an injury claim can feel overwhelming. Whether you’ve suffered catastrophic injuries, suffered significant property damage, or have lost a loved one in a wrongful death caused by a car accident, our injury lawyers can help.

      We have represented injured clients in countless car accident cases and know what it takes to recover a fair settlement for accident victims. A car wreck can cause serious damage.

      Depending on the extent of your injuries, we can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage, disability, physical therapy, and more.

      Whether the at-fault driver was speeding, showing signs of distracted driving, or simply drove negligently, you are entitled to justice. Let us hold the driver that caused your auto accident accountable for their negligence. Contact the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today to get the help you need.

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      Bicycle Accident

      Bicycle Accidents

      Our law firm represents bicyclists who have been seriously injured or lost their lives because of reckless drivers. Each case has specific details that must be addressed when building a strong argument for compensation. Our bike accident attorneys take each client through an extensive consultation process and review all available information before determining which legal factors will help your cause and how we might best represent you.

      Bicycle accident cases can be difficult to handle on your own. A bike crash that leads to severe injuries can cause health complications for years to come. Depending on the severity of your accident, you may be dealing with catastrophic injuries that include broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and other severe injuries. Even if you were wearing protective gear such as a helmet, you may still find yourself suffering. The last thing you need to deal with right now is trying to handle your own bike accident claim.

      There are laws that help protect cyclists while cycling on roadways, and a negligent driver who does not follow those laws should be held responsible for their reckless actions. Our injury lawyers will fight aggressively to get you the justice you deserve.

      We can pursue financial compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. We’ll negotiate for a full and fair settlement on your behalf, and if necessary, we’ll take your case to trial to bring you the compensation you deserve.

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      Burn Injury

      Burn Injuries

      Burn injuries are some of the most painful injuries a person can suffer, and often result in not only permanent physical damage but also ongoing, mental anguish. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, such as chemical burns from a hazardous product, a bonfire where people are behaving carelessly, and poor maintenance on a property. Sometimes, surgical burns are caused by negligence.

      If you’ve been severely burned because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve to have an experienced injury attorney pursuing full and fair compensation on your behalf. We can identify the at-fault parties in your claim and know how to gather the proof we need to hold them accountable for what they did to you.

      The majority of people traumatized by serious personal injury have never handled a personal injury case before or litigated any type of civil claim. They don’t know what it takes to win a personal injury claim against big insurance or even where to begin.

      You don’t need to learn all the local and federal laws regarding burn injuries and the rules and regulations around personal injury claims. Our injury lawyers do this on a daily basis. Let us take the stress of your claim off your shoulders so you can focus on your recovery.

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      Construction Accident

      Construction Accidents

      Construction accidents can be incredibly serious and come with high medical bills. If you’ve been injured during construction work on a building site due to someone else’s negligence, you should consider taking legal action to recover the compensation you deserve. The same is true if you were injured as a non-worker navigating around the site on foot or in a vehicle.

      There are regulations construction sites must meet as set forth by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). If OSHA regulations were violated by those in charge of the construction site and you were injured as a result, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You owe it to yourself and those who depend on you to find out.

      Construction accidents come in all varieties. In addition to accidents such as falls, electrical burns, being struck by falling objects, and being struck by a construction vehicle, construction accidents can also take the form of injury from defective products and malfunctioning equipment. There are also likely to be multiple at-fault parties involved in a construction accident claim, such as builders, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers, and even government agencies. All the possible facets of construction accidents make it important to have help from an injury lawyer who can help identify and prove the culpability of each party who contributed to your injuries.

      Our law firm has a successful record handling a variety of construction-related cases, including crane accidents, electrocutions, unsafe ladders, scaffolding accidents, defective machinery accidents, falls from the top of structures, electrical-related accidents, falling debris, and more.

      If you’ve been hurt in a workplace accident on a construction site due to OSHA violations, your employer is likely responsible for your injuries. In the extreme, OSHA violations can lead to fatalities. If you’ve lost a loved one because of negligence on a construction site, reach out to the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson about a wrongful death claim.

      Our firm has successfully recovered compensation for construction workers injured on construction sites in Georgia & South Carolina. We can identify all parties responsible for the damages you’ve suffered, such as lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and permanent disability. We also have the skill to pursue full and fair compensation on your behalf.

      If your claim involves workers’ compensation insurance, as many do, we can advocate on your behalf to get you your full workers’ compensation benefits. We can also help you pursue compensation if you were required to pursue benefits through workers’ comp first, but your valid claim was denied in bad faith. Whatever type of construction accident claim you are facing, we have the experience to guide you through from beginning to end and bring you the best available outcome.

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      Dog Bite

      Dog Bites

      Dog bites are often overlooked when compared to other personal injury accidents, but they can cause serious injury, even when the dog in question is small. If you’ve been hurt by a dog bite because of the owner’s negligence or carelessness, we urge you to consider pursuing compensation. We also recommend you do so with the help of an experienced injury lawyer.

      Dog bites are common because people often expect that “man’s best friend” will be friendly and affectionate. But there are reasons even a dog familiar to us may bite. They may not be trained well enough, or, unfortunately, their owner may have gone out of their way to train the dog to attack or fight.

      Many dog breeds have suffered terrible stigmas when their loyalty and desire to protect was twisted to turn them into weapons. Dogs trained to fight by negligent owners can cause grave harm to the people they encounter, and often pay for misguided attacks with their lives. Sadly, many dogs trained to fight by negligent owners cannot be rehabilitated and must be destroyed. If you have been injured due to this type of negligence, call us to talk about filing a dog bite claim.

      Even non-fighting dog breeds can lash out unexpectedly if injured, tired, overwhelmed, or hungry. In such cases, making a dog bite claim can get complicated, making it essential to have the help of an experienced injury lawyer.

      The issue of liability arises when trying to hold an animal’s owner responsible for his pet attacking someone else. Dog owners have a responsibility to ensure their dog does not harm others. There are several ways to do this, including things like keeping the dog on a leash, putting up a fence, and keeping the dog away from visitors by crating it when necessary.

      To win a dog bite claim, it is necessary to prove the owner is liable because they were aware of the risk their dog posed, yet failed to do enough to protect those around them. Making these connections can be complicated, and a skilled injury attorney can make the difference in winning or losing your claim.

      When dog owners neglect their responsibility to keep their dog from being a danger to those around them, they must be held accountable for any injuries their dog has caused.

      If you have suffered wounds, permanent damage, or emotional trauma after a dog attack, contact the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as possible. We’ve helped many dog bite victims win their cases. We can negotiate with the insurance company to get you a fair settlement, and if necessary, we can take your case to court to get you just compensation.

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      Vape Injury

      JUUL Vaping Injuries

      Originally touted as a way to direct smokers and would-be smokers to a safe alternative, the truth is that using vape products such as JUUL poses serious health risks. If you or your child have been harmed by a JUUL addiction, the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson can help you recover compensation.

      JUUL e-cigarette devices contain a liquid referred to as “vape juice,” which includes among its ingredients, nicotine. In April of 2018, there was a study done by the Journal of Pediatrics that revealed the ingredients used to make vape juice flavored are carcinogenic.

      The carcinogenic chemicals used to flavor vape juice include:

      • Formaldehyde
      • Diacetyl
      • Acrolein

      These chemicals have been linked to users getting something called bronchiolitis obliterans, or “popcorn lung”, a disease that cannot be reversed. Symptoms of this disease include having a cough, difficulty breathing, wheezing, and more.

      JUULs use heat to make a vapor, which means the device itself must be heated. This heat can expose the user to heavy metals, which can also lead to serious and dangerous health issues, including cancer.

      If you or someone you love uses a JUUL, there is a high risk that they will become addicted to nicotine. You can bring a claim against the manufacturer of JUUL if you:

      • Have JUUL related medical bills
      • Have JUUL related pain and suffering damages
      • Have suffered a decreased quality of life because of a JUUL addiction

      It is possible to pursue damages related to a JUUL addiction, including those for past and future harm. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson have been dealing with personal injury cases for years, and we know how to take on the big insurance companies to get you the results you deserve. If you or your child have been harmed by a JUUL addiction, please call our office as soon as possible to set up a free consultation.

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      Medical Malpractice

      Medical Malpractice

      When you are undergoing medical care, doctors, nurses, and medical institutions like a hospital or clinic must do everything they can to protect your health. A physician who does not diagnose you properly or a surgeon who commits a surgical error can put your health or even your life at risk.

      You are owed a standard of care from your doctor or hospital. If this obligation is not met, you may be entitled to seek compensation for any injuries you have suffered as a result.

      There are four main areas that medical malpractice encompasses:

      • Misdiagnosis
      • Surgical Errors
      • Pharmaceutical Mistakes
      • Pregnancy, Labor/Delivery, Birth Injuries, and Postpartum Malpractice

      Tragically, as of 2019, the United States of America has the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world. This is due in part to the fact that malpractice occurs in the prenatal stage, labor and delivery, and the postpartum stage. Both mother and baby are vulnerable to birth injuries as a result. To win these kinds of cases, a lawyer must be capable of proving the negligence of the medical professionals involved.

      Medical malpractice law is a complex area of the legal system. In order to help people navigate it, they need an attorney with extensive knowledge of the laws related to medical claims and experience winning malpractice cases, both via negotiation and at trial.

      If you were a victim of misdiagnosis, you are most likely aware that medical negligence can easily result in serious harm to patients. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson can help you pursue your medical malpractice claim. We have the experience, skill, and drive to fight aggressively to bring you the compensation and justice you deserve.

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      Medication Error

      Medication Errors

      Medication errors can happen for a number of reasons but are most often due to errors made by the prescribing doctor, the nurse, or the pharmacy. Medication errors can be considered negligent if they were due to carelessness and avoidable mistakes, such as but not limited to:

      • Poor communication between doctor and pharmacy (either written or verbal)
      • Unchecked errors within the system
      • An understaffed or overworked pharmacy

      When a medication error occurs and injuries result, it’s time to find out if you can seek compensation in the form of an injury claim.

      It may be possible to file a negligence claim against a doctor or pharmacist if one of the following things is proved to be true:

      • The wrong medication was prescribed carelessly
      • The wrong dosage was given to the patient unintentionally
      • The wrong type of medication was unintentionally given to the patient
      • The history of the patient’s prescription drug use was not taken into consideration when the medication was prescribed
      • The patient was not sufficiently warned of all the risks and side effects associated with the medication they were prescribed
      • A dangerous mix of medications was given to the patient unintentionally

      If you or a loved one has experienced any of these scenarios, or if you think you may have a medical error claim but are unsure, please reach out to the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as you possibly to schedule a free consultation.

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      Pedestrian Accident

      Pedestrian Accidents

      Though it’s not always easy to know whether you are entitled to compensation after an accident, it’s important to find out. This is especially true of pedestrians struck by someone else’s automobile, motorcycle, or truck.

      Pedestrian accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, such as:

      • Texting while driving
      • Drunk driving
      • Disobeying traffic signals
      • Reckless driving

      While injuries vary from accident to accident, pedestrians share the likelihood of suffering catastrophic injury when struck by a vehicle, due to their extreme vulnerability. If you have suffered injury because someone hit you with their vehicle while you were on foot, reach out to the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as possible to discuss the possibility of a claim.

      If we determine you’ve got a viable case, we can help you get financial compensation for your damages, such as medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. And if you lost a loved one to a pedestrian accident, we can advise you on the possibility of pursuing a wrongful death claim.

      No matter what kind of claim you are considering, it’s important to move forward with an experienced injury lawyer by your side. Pedestrian accident claim can be complicated and time-consuming. To win, it must be proven that the driver behaved negligently, and that person’s percentage of fault must be clearly established.

      In Georgia and South Carolina, modified comparative negligence laws dictate how much of your compensation award you are allowed to collect. This is determined by identifying your role in causing the accident. Modified comparative negligence law states:

      • A victim with 0% fault gets a full compensation award.
      • A victim with 1% – 50% fault gets a reduced compensation award.
      • A victim with more than 50% fault does not get a compensation award.

      At Nimmons Malchow Johnson, we work to protect your right to full compensation for your damages. Achieving this is never a simple task, but it is doable when you have the right attorney handling your claim. To maximize your compensation, call the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson. We’d love to answer your questions and help you determine next steps in a free legal consultation.

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      Slip and Fall

      Slip and Fall Injuries

      The property owner of any establishment or business owes their visitors a reasonably safe environment to protect them from serious injuries. Unfortunately, there are property owners who fail to address dangerous conditions on their property. If you have been hurt in a slip and fall accident that was someone else’s fault, you may qualify for a slip and fall claim.

      For example, spills that lead to a wet floor, uneven walkways at the entry of a business, and stairs without proper handrails are considered oversights by the property owner. These dangerous conditions should be fixed and then properly maintained to prevent injuries to those visiting the property.

      A slip and fall can result in serious injury, whether you fell on a slippery floor or tripped on uneven sidewalks or a dangerous hazard that was hidden by poor lighting conditions, you may be dealing with a serious injury. Slip and fall injuries take many forms and often include damage to the head and spine. These types of injuries can be severe and complete recovery can take a long time.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson help victims of slip and fall injuries and premises liability collect financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more.

      Learn more in a free legal consultation by calling the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as possible. If you or a loved one were injured on someone else’s property due to negligence, call today for a free legal consultation.

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      Social Security Disability

      Social Security Disabilities

      Social Security disability benefits can help you maintain your standard of living and cover important medical expenses. The Social Security Administration (SSA) processes thousands of disability claims a year, many of which are denied. When you are disabled, the last thing you want is to lose out on money that can help you and your family get by. Hiring the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson to help you get your Social Security disability benefits will give you the best chance of success.

      According to the SSA, a person is considered disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment that makes them unable to do work they did prior to the disability. Their condition must have rendered them unable to work for at least 12 months or be likely to cause their death.

      Restrictions on Social Security disability benefits prevent those receiving benefits from earning more than a certain amount of money per month. This amount may change from year to year and is adjusted annually for inflation.

      The definition of being disabled applies differently if you are blind or age 50 or older. If you are considered disabled, you may qualify to receive monthly social security disability benefits. Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is part of the Social Security program, as are retirement benefits and survivor benefits. Like the retirement and survivor benefits, the regulations around disability benefits are complex and confusing. If you’ve been wrongly denied Social Security disability benefits, or need help applying for them, contact the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson for a free legal consultation. We will answer your questions and discuss your options.

      When you hire our injury lawyers to help you get Social Security disability benefits, we’ll be there to guide you every step of the way. We’ll collect the documentation needed to file a successful claim, get your paperwork submitted properly and on time, and fight aggressively to get you the financial assistance you deserve.

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      Spinal Injury

      Spinal Cord Injuries

      Suffering a catastrophic spinal cord injury is a life-changing event that can affect your health in ways you can’t imagine.

      Complications from spinal cord injuries can lead to permanent disability, permanent nerve damage, expensive lifelong medical treatment, paraplegia, quadriplegia, and even death. To prevent long-term complications from spinal cord injuries, seek medical care immediately after a car accident, truck accident, motor vehicle accident, or pedestrian accident. Even if the rest of the body feels okay, you should get checked for internal injuries you cannot see or feel.

      After receiving medical attention, reach out to the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully represented many spinal cord injury cases over the years. We know what it takes to prove negligence and recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

      A spinal cord injury can affect more than just your health. It can affect your financial well-being for a long time. Rehabilitation costs, surgery costs, and expenses for other types of medical treatments can easily deplete your bank account. If you’re contemplating making a spinal cord injury claim, reach out to us for a free legal consultation. We’ll answer your claim questions and discuss your options.

      Most of our clients with spinal cord injuries have never taken on a personal injury case and find the idea overwhelming. It may feel like you are “in over your head,” but we want you to know we are here to help you through the entire process. You don’t have to know everything about personal injury law and taking on big insurance, we’ll take care of all of that for you.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson will deal with the insurance company to bring you a fair settlement for your injuries or represent you in court. Call us today to set up your free legal consultation.

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      Traumatic Brain Injury

      Traumatic Brain Injuries

      Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to accidents in which you suffered a blow to the head or trauma to the head, neck, and/or back. TBI accidents involve serious head trauma that affects the brain. For example, if you were injured in a slip and fall, you may have struck your head so hard the injury goes beyond a concussion (which is a relatively mild form of TBI), causing brain damage, whether temporary or permanent.

      Traumatic brain injuries that fall into the moderate to severe range may involve brain bleeds as well as a penetrating injury to the head. The severity of your injury will determine whether damage in such an injury is temporary or permanent.

      The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are many and span changes in mood as well as physical debilitation. Just a few symptoms include blurred vision, vomiting, memory loss, slurred speech, pressure on your skull, depression, loss of consciousness, and loss of balance.

      If you’ve suffered any type of injury to the head, your priority must be seeking medical help. Brain injuries are notoriously tricky. They can be difficult to diagnose and eve pin down. They can cause damage into the future, when new symptoms emerge after you may have thought you were completely recovered. Even a mild TBI can lead to health complications in the future. The best way to minimize the short and long-term damage from a TBI is to seek immediate medical attention.

      After you have been examined and are under the care of a doctor, your next priority should be to reach out to the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson to learn your options and get your traumatic brain injury claim questions answered.

      Of you move forward with a claim, our injury lawyers will provide you with fierce and dependable representation. We are there to guide you through your claim to get you the best result possible, even if it means me must take your case all the way to trial.

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      ATV Accidents

      ATV Accidents

      Unsafe conditions or malfunctioning ATVs can lead to serious ATV injuries. A few of the common causes of ATV accidents include:

      • Improper gearing and other mechanical issues
      • Driver negligence, such as failing to follow traffic laws or speed limits; failing to stop at stop signs; distracted driving; aggressive driving; operating while intoxicated.
      • Poor weather conditions like foggy conditions that make it difficult to see clearly, slippery surfaces such as ice or mud, and excessive speeds that cause the ATV to lose control and overturn.

      If you’re dealing with a serious injury because of an ATV accident someone else caused, the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson can help you collect compensation through an accident claim. When you reach out for a free consultation, we’ll review your circumstances and advise you as to whether we feel you’ve got a claim worth pursuing. If so, we can guide you through that claim to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damage they’ve caused to your life.

      Serious injuries that commonly result from this type of accident include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries (SCI), neck injuries, fractures, dislocations, chest injuries, and abdominal injuries.

      Tragically, ATV accidents are also common among young people. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children younger than age 16 should not operate ATVs, especially those with saddle seats and handlebars, which are less stable than others, have a high center of gravity, and a narrow track. This combination makes the ATVs risky for rollover accidents which are extremely dangerous and sometimes fatal.

      If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an ATV accident because of the carelessness or negligence of another person, please call the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson to schedule your free legal consultation as soon as you can. We realize serious injuries cause financial damage as well as physical and emotional damage. That’s why we offer free legal consultations to all potential clients.

      After your injuries have been examined and are being treated, we urge you to call our office and set up your free, no obligation consultation. We’ll be happy to go over the details of your case and help you determine what legal action you are entitled to as the victim of in an ATV accident.

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      Boat Accidents

      Boating Accidents

      Our personal injury lawyers handle all types of boating incident claims, including but not limited to collisions with other boats or debris; grounding; capsizing; flooding/swamping; engine failures; and negligent operation by captains and crew. If you have questions about a potential boating accident claim, we urge you to give us a call so we can answer your questions in a free legal consultation.

      Boat accidents can cause all kinds of injuries, such as head and brain trauma, spinal cord injury, broken bones, broken backs, paralysis, amputation, scarring, disfigurement, and more. If you’ve been seriously injured in a boating accident because of someone else’s negligence, don’t suffer in silence without finding out if you are owed money. You deserve compensation for the financial damage as well as the pain and suffering you have endured. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson can help you obtain fair and just compensation from those responsible for your damages.

      Our injury firm has experience handling all types of boat accident cases and know how complex and technical they can be. Issues that may enter into a claim include seaworthiness of vessels, insurance coverage limits, comparative negligence, breach of warranty, illegally defective equipment, design defects in the vessel or equipment manufactured by a third party, failure to install safety features, and much more. We can apply years of experience successfully handling boat accident cases to help you get the results you deserve.

      After seeking medical treatment for your boating accident injuries, please contact the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson get your questions answered and find out about recovering compensation for lost wages, emergency medical expenses, emotional pain and mental suffering, property damage, and more. Whether your accident occurred on a watercraft, jet ski, commercial boat, or another type of vessel, we can help you recover compensation for your case.

      Being injured in a boating accident is often devastating physically, emotionally, and financially. That’s why we offer a free legal consultation to all potential clients. Let’s begin by answering all of your claim questions and giving your input on your options should you choose to move forward.

      This is not the time for you to have to figure out how to successfully handle your own accident claim. Our injury lawyers will fight for you to ensure you’re treated fairly throughout your boating accident case. We’ll guide and advise you every step of the way to give you the best chance for maximum compensation for your damages, whether through negotiation or at trial.

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      Bus Accidents

      Bus Accidents

      Bus accidents are often devastating to those they injure, whether they involve a public transportation bus, school bus, or charter bus. Because injuries from bus accidents are often severe, ranging from broken bones all the way to traumatic brain injury, bus accident victims often need a long time to reach full recovery.

      Just a few types of injuries we typically see with bus accidents include:

      • Dislocation
      • Broken and/or fractured bones
      • Traumatic brain injury
      • Neck, head, or back injuries
      • Spinal cord injuries
      • Whiplash

      If negligence on the part of a bus driver or the company who owns or manages the bus line caused your accident, our injury lawyers can help you recover compensation for your injuries.

      Bus accident scenarios are as varied as the injuries they cause. In addition to a crash with another vehicle, passengers may be injured when thrown around inside the bus, impacted by a poorly secured object during a sudden stop, or when getting on or off the bus.

      If you have a serious injury from a bus accident, we urge you to find out if you are owed compensation. We are happy to offer free legal consultations to get this question answered for you, as well as any other bus accident related questions. If you decide to pursue a claim, we urge you to hire an experienced injury lawyer with a record of success handling bus accident claims and all the complexities they entail.

      One of the inherent snags in pursuing a bus accident claim without the help of an attorney is pinning down all parties responsible for the accident and then making sure they pay you what you are owed. Because the operation of a bus line involves more than one party, your accident may be due to negligence on the part of the driver, the bus company, the charter service, the owner of the bus line, the manufacturer of the bus or its parts, a third-party equipment manufacturer, the maintenance crew, or even another passenger. It may also be possible for multiple parties to be at-fault.

      Connecting the at-fault parties to the damages the accident caused is often complicated. It’s important to be aware that the insurance companies for each party involved will do what they can to dodge their responsibility to pay you. If they can blame you for any part in the accident, they will do so to get your claim’s value lowered or even get it dropped altogether. As such, it’s imperative you do not speak directly with anyone at the insurance companies, but instead retain an experienced lawyer to handle communications on your behalf.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson know how to handle the challenges inherent in bus accident claims to bring you the maximum compensation possible. Call us for a free legal consultation today to get your claim questions answered and learn about your options.

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      Motorcycle Accidents

      Motorcycle Accidents

      Motorcycle accidents are typically horrific, with higher rates of fatality than other auto accidents, due to the exposure of the rider to impact injuries. When a rider is hit, they first experience the impact of the car and then a second impact with the road.

      The most devastating injuries come from motorcycle accidents include:

      • Traumatic brain injury/concussion
      • Head, neck, or back injury
      • Spinal cord damage
      • Paralysis
      • Broken or fractured bones
      • Dislocations
      • Muscle or tendon tears
      • Scarring and disfigurement

      Riders injured in motorcycle accidents don’t often get to choose whether to go to the hospital to get checked out and treated. But if you should happen to have that choice, always err on the side of caution and get an exam. Something you don’t feel to an extreme degree right after the accident, such as a “sore back” could well be a slipped disk disguised by the flood of adrenaline coursing through your system in the immediate aftermath.

      Head injuries are the same way. What you may not immediately recognize as a serious head injury could turn out to be a traumatic brain injury. Trust the doctors to tell you you’re fine. This will safeguard your health and the potential for making a successful motorcycle accident claim.

      If you do move forward with a motorcycle accident claim, you’ll need to understand how motorcycle accident compensation works in Georgia and South Carolina.

      When you file a claim, your compensation will be determined by the modified comparative negligence laws. This means the percentage of fault you bare in causing the accident will impact the amount of compensation you are eligible for:

      • A victim with no fault will get full compensation.
      • A victim with partial fault will get reduced compensation.
      • A victim with more than 50% fault will get no compensation.

      All of this means the sooner you talk to a lawyer, the better protected your claim’s value will be. The insurance company is going to take every opportunity they can find to shift blame for the accident onto you. The best thing you can do when considering a motorcycle accident claim is retain an experienced injury attorney as quickly as possible. Our personal injury lawyers have successfully handled many motorcycle accident cases. We know how to investigate them and accurately determine their value, and we’ll work tirelessly to get you the fullest and fairest compensation possible. Please reach out to set up your free initial consultation today. We’re here to answer your claim questions and give you advice about your options.

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      Truck Accidents

      Truck Accidents

      You’ve probably seen the section on this page about auto accidents. When we talk about truck accidents, we are specifically referring to accidents caused by the negligence of a commercial truck driver, trucking company, manufacturer, or other party on the side of the commercial trucking industry.

      Accidents of this type are usually catastrophic, due to the sheer size and force of commercial trucks. These cases are made complex by the involvement of many different parties and intricate logistics. For example, even if you think the driver must be to blame for an accident, the maintenance crew may have missed a problem with the brakes. The loading crew — who was hired by the company that brokers the trips — didn’t balance the load, causing the truck to glide into your lane. Or maybe the owner of the trucking line has failed to enforce adequate rest breaks for drivers, causing them to push the limits of their capabilities to make unreasonable quotas (and falling asleep at the wheel).

      Commercial trucking accidents can be due to the fault of any one party — or combination of parties involved. For this reason alone, we urge you not to move forward with a truck accident claim without the help of a qualified injury lawyer. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson know how to investigate truck accidents to effectively identify all at-fault parties that must be held accountable for compensating you for your injury damages.

      To make these claims even more confusing, Georgia & South Caroline state law requires personal injury cases to follow the states’ modified comparative negligence laws. These laws determine compensation eligibility according to your percentage of responsibility for causing the accident:

      • If you are not at fault, you will get full compensation
      • If you are partially at fault, you will receive reduced compensation
      • If you are more than 50% at fault, you will be barred from receiving compensation

      Truck accidents are extremely destructive and successfully bringing a claim against any party on the side of the commercial trucking industry is challenging, at best. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to negligence on the side of the commercial trucking industry, call the experienced Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as possible. We offer free legal consultations to give you answers to your claim questions and advice on moving forward.

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      Industrial Chemical Injury

      Industrial Liquid Chemical Injury

      Chemical burns and injuries can be terrible to experience and cause permanent damage. The severity with which these accidents injure their victims merits serious repercussions for those responsible for causing them. If you’ve been injured by a chemical burn because someone else was negligent or careless, you deserve to pursue financial compensation for your damages.

      Liquid chemical burns damage the skin, ranging in severity from superficial to deep tissue burns. They also pose a serious threat to the respiratory system as chemical fumes irritate airways and sinuses. Eyes may also be injured from chemical fumes, and the potential for allergic reactions pulls the nervous system into the mix, adding an additional level of danger to industrial liquid chemical injuries.

      Injury levels vary from industrial liquid chemical burns, depending upon how much of the chemical you were exposed to and for how long. It’s critical to seek medical attention as soon as you are exposed to liquid chemicals to minimize damage to your skin, lungs, sinuses, eyes, and nervous system.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson care about your well-being, and we urge you to go to the emergency room immediately after a liquid chemical burn or exposure. This is the best way to minimize burn damage you may experience and monitor you for a secondary allergic response.

      Once you have been treated and monitored for your injuries, we urge you to give our injury attorneys a call. Industrial liquid chemical injuries can be devastating in many ways and recovery can require a significant amount of time. This may mean you will be out of work for a while, losing income and with it the ability to pay your bills. The financial damage you incur because of your injuries comprises your economic damages.

      In addition, the trauma of your injuries may cause you pain and suffering. Mental and emotional suffering experienced because of your injuries comprises your non-economic damages. Both types of damages must be factored into the value of any claim you bring against those responsible for your industrial liquid chemical injuries. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson have extensive experience in determining the value of your industrial liquid chemical injury claim to make sure you request all that you deserve in compensation.

      When it comes to this type of claim, our firm has extensive experience specifically in industrial liquid chemical injury claims, but also in workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability claims, and construction accident claims. This well-rounded perspective enables us to be extremely effective in ensuring those we represent receive the maximum compensation possible.

      Often when chemical injuries happen in the workplace, precautions weren’t taken according to OSHA regulations established to keep workers safe. Management is responsible for training staff in following safety precautions in handling and storing caustic substances. Your employer must also provide training in rapid response techniques in the event that an employee experiences a chemical burn. You must also be equipped with the proper equipment and gear to keep yourself safe when working with and around liquid chemicals.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson handle a wide variety of cases involving industrial liquid chemical injuries, including chemical burns. If you’ve been harmed by industrial liquid chemicals because of workplace negligence or carelessness, please reach out for a free legal consultation. Our injury lawyers are here to answer your claim questions and explain your options for moving forward in pursuit of compensation.

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      Workers Comp

      Workers’ Compensation

      Sustaining a work injury can be traumatic, and if it prevents you from performing your regular job duties, stressful in the extreme.

      If your work injury is serious enough to prevent you from doing your job for an extended period of time, you may qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, which sounds good on the face of it. Filing a claim, however, can be very difficult without the help of a qualified injury attorney. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson are knowledgeable in all aspects of workers’ compensation. We can navigate your claim through the complexities of filing and getting approved for the benefits you need and deserve.

      When you’re injured at work, the three primary types of benefits that may apply to you are medical treatment and rehabilitation costs, indemnity benefits (salary replacement), and vocational rehabilitation services.

      Without the assistance of an attorney experienced in winning workers’ compensation claims, you run the risk of having your claim denied. Our injury lawyers are knowledgeable in not only workers’ compensation claims, but Social Security disability benefits and construction accident claims. Together, this well-rounded knowledge base enables us to anticipate roadblocks to getting your benefits approved and clearing the way for your claim’s success.

      One way we can help guide you through your claim is by communicating with your medical provider to make them aware that you have a claim pending. Most hospitals and doctors will give you a reprieve from collections once they know you’re in the process of a claim or litigation that will likely pay your medical debts.

      Another way having a skilled injury attorney on your side helps is through their handling of all communications with the insurance company. This protects you from the manipulations of insurance adjusters looking to record just enough of your statement to twist your words against you, blaming you for your accident or injury. Our injury lawyers don’t fall for such tricks, aimed at finding a way to deny your claim. By taking all communications off your shoulders, your lawyers protect your claim and keep it moving through the system successfully.

      If you’ve been sidelined due to a work-related injury, contact the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson as soon as you can to schedule your free legal consultation. We’ll answer your claim questions and pave the way to get your workers’ comp claim filed and approved, so you can recover and take care of your family.

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      Wrongful Death

      Wrongful Death

      Wrongful death is defined by an accident caused by negligent behavior that takes the life of another person. When wrongful death occurs, the immediate surviving family members can seek compensation for the loses to the family that result.

      The state law determines who would be allowed to recover the damages in a wrongful death claim. Georgia & South Carolina limit potential plaintiffs to:

      • The victim’s spouse
      • The victim’s minor children (if previous doesn’t apply)
      • The victim’s parents (if previous doesn’t apply)
      • The victim’s executor (if previous doesn’t apply)

      When pursuing a wrongful death claim, it’s best to hire an experienced injury lawyer to guide you through the claims process. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson know how to identify all liable parties is responsible for your loved one’s death, whether it’s one person or several.

      In making your wrongful death claim, you are seeking compensation from the at-fault party or parties for your damages. These will include economic (monetary) damages, such as loss of the person’s income and future retirement funds, as well as non-monetary damages, such as pain and suffering.

      In addition to these two categories of damages, your claim may qualify for punitive damages, which are not intended to financially compensate the plaintiff, but instead send a message that egregious negligence will not be tolerated. Your injury lawyer can advise you on whether your claim is likely to meet the eligibility requirements for punitive damages. If so, the amount will be determined and awarded by the courts.

      When you are starting a wrongful death claim, the very first step that you will likely need to do is schedule a free legal consultation to determine if you in fact are eligible to bring a claim. The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson offer a free legal consultation to potential clients, to get your questions answered and get advice on how to proceed with a potential claim.

      Our injury lawyers have a successful history of winning wrongful death claims. We know what is required identify responsible parties, gather evidence to support your claim, and make the essential connections between at-fault parties and the damages you suffered as a result of their negligence. Call us today to get your wrongful death claim questions answered and learn how we can maximize your claim results.

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      How We Can Help You Succeed with Your Claim

      This is a critical step, as there may be many people responsible in some part for the accident that caused injuries or death. Our experienced injury attorneys will help you collect compensation from each party that bears responsibility for the accident.

      This task is not always as clear cut in Georgia & South Carolina as it may seem, because these states follow the rules of modified comparative negligence. This law defines how much you are allowed to collect after your role in causing the accident is calculated.

      When calculating compensation, the first step involves calculating your damages, including damages for past and future medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that you have. That number is then reduced by a percentage that reflects your responsibility in an accident. This is how modified comparative negligence works:

      • If you are not at fault, you will receive a full compensation award.
      • If you are partially at fault, you will receive a reduced compensation award.
      • If you are more than 50% at fault, you will not receive any compensation.

      Retaining an experienced and knowledgeable injury lawyer is the best way to make sure all at-fault parties are identified and held accountable for your accident injuries.

      It’s unfortunate that when people assume the insurance company is concerned about their needs after an accident, they’re wrong. Despite commercials depicting insurance companies as your “friendly neighbor,” these companies are concerned with one thing: their bottom line. This means they will look for any opportunity to deny or devalue your claim — sometimes to the point of manipulating the facts.

      For this reason, it’s always in your best interests to hand over all communication about your claim to your injury attorney. They know all the insurance company tricks, and they’re not vulnerable to falling for them. Let them take on communications with the insurance company on your behalf to protect the value of your claim.

      The filing deadline for your injury claim must be met for you to qualify for compensation. In South Carolina, you typically have three years to file a personal injury claim, and in Georgia, two years. In both states, the clock starts counting down from date of the accident or diagnosis resulting from your injuries. If you don’t get your claim filed by the date required, your case won’t be heard, and you won’t receive anything for all that you’ve lost.

      The Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson will carefully examine your economic damages, such as:

      • Lost income, now and possibly in the future, such as retirement contributions and savings,
      • Hospital bills
      • Prescription costs
      • Copays
      • Ambulance fees
      • Transportation expenses
      • Mental health counseling expenses
      • Occupational therapy expenses
      • Physical therapy expenses

      Your attorneys will also determine your non-economic damages, which are the ways your life has been damaged that are not directly financial but valid just the same. Examples include things relating to your emotional well-being and your quality of life, such as:

      • Pain and suffering
      • Mental anguish
      • Loss of companionship and love (in the case of wrongful death)
      • Loss of enjoyment of life
      • Loss of quality of life
      • The mental and emotional impact of disfigurement.

      There are many ways a person’s life can be damaged in a non-economic way by a serious accident. Having a knowledgeable injury attorney who can accurately assess them is the best way to ensure you can collect all you deserve in compensation.

      Injury Claim FAQ

      Why should I consider hiring a personal injury attorney?

      Our Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers can conduct a thorough accident investigation, gather video and photos of the accident scene, and collect statements from witnesses. We have the skills to find evidence to support and strengthen your claim, enhancing your chances of success. Our injury lawyers also know how to properly determine your claim’s value to ensure that you ask for everything you deserve in compensation.

      What damages go into determining the value of my claim?

      The value of a claim is going to hinge on the facts of the accident investigation and your economic and non-economic damages.

      Information we get from your accident investigation is essential in establishing who is at fault and to what degree. Your Georgia & South Carolina injury attorneys will work to ensure that every at-fault party is held accountable to compensate you. How much each party is accountable will determine what that party owes in compensation.

      When it comes to your damages, both economic and non-economic will be assessed. Determination of your economic damages involves all the ways you were financially harmed by the accident, for example:

      • Lost income, now and possibly in the future, such as retirement contributions and savings,
      • Hospital bills
      • Prescription costs
      • Copays
      • Ambulance fees
      • Transportation expenses
      • Mental health counseling expenses
      • Occupational therapy expenses
      • Physical therapy expenses

      Your attorneys will also determine your non-economic damages, which are the ways your life has been damaged emotionally and mentally rather than in a non-financial manner, such as:

      • Pain and suffering
      • Mental anguish
      • Loss of companionship and love (in the case of wrongful death)
      • Loss of enjoyment of life
      • Loss of quality of life
      • The mental and emotional impact of disfigurement.

      Can I file a claim if the accident caused the death of a loved one?

      Yes. State law determines who would be allowed to recover the damages in a wrongful death claim. Georgia & South Carolina limit potential plaintiffs to:

      • The victim’s spouse
      • The victim’s minor children (if previous doesn’t apply)
      • The victim’s parents (if previous doesn’t apply)
      • The victim’s executor (if previous doesn’t apply)

      This type of personal injury claim can benefit greatly by the help of an experienced injury attorney, for the same reasons the other personal injury claims listed above benefit. And though you are not suffering from a physical accident injury yourself, if you are a qualifying claimant, you most certainly are grieving the loss of your loved one. There is no better time to hand over your claim to a competent legal professional who can aggressively pursue your claim while you focus on taking care of your family.

      If you’ve got any questions about a wrongful death claim in Georgia or South Carolina, call the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson. We’d be happy to answer your questions in a free consultation and explain how we can help.

      What kind of accidents qualify for personal injury claims?

      When it comes to personal injury claims, qualifying has more to do with whether your injury is the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence than what type of accident injured you. This means many types of accidents may qualify for a claim. Just a few examples include:

      Will I need to go to court for a personal injury claim?

      Though most claims are resolved through negotiation, yours may need to go to court to bring you the compensation you are due. That’s why it’s important to make sure the attorney you hire is a personal injury trial attorney.

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      What does a personal injury cost?

      The injury attorneys at Nimmons Malchow Johnson work on a contingency model. This means there is no out-of-pocket cost to our clients, and we only get paid when we successfully resolve your claim.

      Must I accept whatever offer is made by the insurance company?

      No, and this is one of the many reasons to retain an experienced personal injury attorney. You are not required by law to accept an offer the insurance company makes. But if you’re handling your case on your own, this is easier said than done.

      People who represent their own insurance claims are often taken advantage of by the insurance company, who is looking for any way to reduce or even deny their claim. If your claim cannot be outright denied, the insurance company is likely to delay it, dragging it out to wear you down. They may even deny it at the start, making you fight to even get it accepted for processing. Then after these shenanigans, they’ll come at you with a lowball offer.

      Under these circumstances, the average claimant is often afraid to turn down any offer. They may not know their claim’s true worth, or, they may simply be exhausted — if you’re handling your own claim, chances are, you’re also recovering from a serious injury. Either way, claimants without attorneys often accept that first lowball offer out of fear there won’t be another.

      When you’ve got our injury attorneys on your side, the insurance company will know from the start they won’t get away with their usual manipulations. And we’ll be there to let you know the true value of your claim and to advise you as to which offers are worth considering and which ones are too low to waste your time on. The guidance you receive from the Georgia & South Carolina injury lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson is one of the biggest benefits of hiring an attorney.

      Since 1985, we’ve represented those who needed a voice in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.

      From big wins against large manufacturers to making our clients whole after an auto injury, our breadth of practice combined with our track record of success has made us one of the most respected firms in our area. Contact us today and see what it’s like to work with the lawyers the other lawyers choose.