The Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello has been helping the injured in Georgia get the benefits they deserve for over 23 years in the following areas
If you were injured or lost a family member due to someone else’s carelessness, you are probably wondering whether you have a personal injury claim that can bu pursued. In order to recover monetary compensation, your attorney must be able to define and prove three distinct components.
1. The responsible party was negligent in the action in questions. For example, if a semi truck driver crashed into an innocent victim’s car because he or she ignored a red light, the driver of the 18 wheeler, under Georgia law, would be considered the negligent party.
2. The negligence caused the injury. In the above example, if the victim sustained a deep lacerations and debilitating migranes as a result of the crash, the truck driver’s negligence would be considered the catalyst resulting in personal injury.
3. The injury resulted in harm (compensatory damages).Once again looking at the above example, if the victim’s deep cuts and migranes resulted in medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, the injury would be considered to have resulted in compensatory damages which are covered.
Most personal injury damages are classified as "compensatory," meaning that they are intended to compensate the injured plaintiff for what was lost due to the accident or injury. Some compensatory damages are relatively easy to quantify such as reimbursement for property damages, lost wages and medical bills incured. It is more challenging to place a monetary value on pain and suffering or the inability to enjoy hobbies because of physical limitations caused by lingering accident injuries.
Medical treatment - A personal injury damages almost always include the cost of medical care associated with the accident and the rehabilitation following the crash or trauma. This included reimbursement for treatment you've already received and compensation for the estimated cost of medical care you'll need in the future because of the accident.
Current and Future Income - You may be entitled to compensation for the accident's impact on your salary and wages. This not only includes the income you've lost already but also the money you would have been able to make in the future, were it not for the accident, this is called lost earning capacity.
Property loss - If any automobiles, clothing, jewlery or other items were damaged because of the accident, you'll likely be entitled to compensation for the fair market value of the property that was lost.
Pain and suffering - While it is sometimes challenging to quantify, you may be entitled to compensation for the pain and discomfort you suffered during the accident, its immediate aftermath and leading into the future.
Emotional distress - Emotional distress damages are meant to compensate a personal injury victim for the psychological impact of a detrimental injury. These emotional stress responses include, fear, anxiety, and sleep loss.
Loss of enjoyment - When injuries caused by an accident keep you from enjoying your favorite hobbies, exercise regiments, and other recreational activities, you may be entitled to receive "loss of enjoyment" damages.
Loss of consortium - In personal injury cases, "loss of consortium" damages speak to the impact the injuries have on the victims relationship with their spouse. For example this would look ike the loss of companionship or the inability to maintain a sexual relationship. In some cases, loss of consortium damages are awarded directly to the affected family member rather than to the injured.
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At the Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello, we have a highly experienced staff. No two cases are the same and our staff will strive to get the best outcome for each individual case.
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The Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello first opened their doors in Decatur, Georgia in 1996. In 2004, with the number of cases and clients increasing all around the greater Atlanta area, Mr. Pagniello opened a second location in Snellville, Georgia.
The firm kept growing and in April 2011 Mr. Pagniello opened our Lilburn, Georgia location combining the Decatur and Snellville locations into one office.
Our Georgia Accident Injury Law Firm has been able to help thousands of clients get the benefits they were entitled to for Workers’ Compensation, Social Security, Personal Injury and other various cases.
In one case, a client had suffered a pulmonary illness caused by the paint fumes he had to breathe in everyday due to the poor ventilation in the workshop. After working with our client's pulmonologist, we were able to prove that the paint fumes were the cause of our client's Lung illness and ended up settling his claim for $40,000.00.*