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Personal Injury Attorney in Valdosta Explains What They Can Offer to Personal Injury Victims

August 18, 2021
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Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta, a law firm based in Valdosta, GA, wants to inform those who have been injured or harmed in any way due to the negligence of another person or party that they can rely on their services to help them get the compensation that they deserve. Personal injury victims in Valdosta and neighboring areas can seek compensation in two ways. One is through a settlement agreement, which is reached out of court where both parties agree to the amount of compensation to be provided to the victim. The other way is through a lawsuit, which is a legal case. A lawsuit is filed against the negligent party and evidence must be presented to the court as to the kind of injury that was suffered. The court will decide on the amount of compensation to be provided to the victim.

Tim Derrickson, a representative for Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta, says, “It is critical to get legal advice and representation from an experienced Valdosta personal injury attorney. The attorney will assess the case and determine what claims the plaintiff may have against the third party, what amount they should be suing for and whether there is sufficient evidence that the respondent will be found liable. Contact us so that we can assess your personal injury case.”

There are two types of compensation that personal injury victims in Valdosta can get. One is known as compensatory damages, which cover the expenses or financial losses suffered by the plaintiff as a result of the injury. Compensatory damages include: medical expenses, loss of income, future medical care, additional expenses, cancelled or altered plans, and pain and suffering / mental anguish. The other type of compensation is in the form of punitive damages, which are awarded by the court as a financial punishment or penalty for the negligent party.

Typical Valdosta personal injury cases include: car accidents; slip and fall injuries; assault; medical malpractice; defamation; dog bites; workers compensation; and nursing home violations. Car accidents are quite common and make up a significant percentage of the cases handled by Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta. Georgia is an “at fault” state, which means that the driver that was responsible for the accident is liable for compensating the other driver for property and personal injury damages. However, if both drivers are partially at fault, they will be liable for the percentage of the blame that is accorded to them. It is therefore critical to seek advice from an expert car accident lawyer to properly assess comparative fault.

Slip and fall injuries are also quite common. Tenants and property owners have the responsibility to keep their property reasonably safe so as to prevent any person entering the property from slipping and falling, which may cause injury. If an injury does happen on the premises of a particular property, the owner or tenant is liable for personal injury damages. However, these cases can vary with regards to the compensation that can be claimed, depending on the type of injuries. An experienced attorney can offer advice on the best way to proceed with the case.

Assault occurs when a person intentionally wants to cause injury to another person. There is a criminal component for such cases and victims can seek both compensation for damages in a civil court as well as file criminal charges against the defendant. However, the civil case and the criminal case are not linked to each other. Even if the defendant was found guilty in a criminal court, it does not necessarily mean that he is liable in the civil court. Thus, it is vital to have an expert attorney for both the criminal and personal injury lawsuits.

When in search of a reliable personal injury attorney Valdosta residents can visit the Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta website, or contact them on the telephone or through email. They are open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm, from Monday to Friday; and from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, on Saturdays and Sundays.

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About Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta:

Valdosta Accident Attorneys - Let the Attorneys at the Valdosta offices of Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. handle your personal injury and auto accident cases. Our lawyers specialize in auto accidents and car crash claims as well as 18 wheeler wrecks.

Contact Kenneth S. Nugent, P.C. - Valdosta:

Tim Derrickson
2935 N Ashley St #127, Valdosta, GA 31602

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