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Personal Injury Attorneys in Columbus, GA, Who Know How to Win

Being harmed in an accident is a horrible experience. Any type of accident is traumatic, and you or a loved one may require emergency medical treatment. If you were involved in an automobile collision, you may have friends or relatives who were also harmed.

You might have to take time away from work while you recover, and your medical bills and other expenses are probably piling up. Insurance agents and others may be harassing you and trying to get you to make a statement about the accident. At a time like this, you really need to have someone on your side you can trust, but where can you turn for help?

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The Columbus, GA personal injury lawyers at Butler Prather LLP will file a claim or a lawsuit to help you get the resources you need to cover your medical bills and other expenses caused by the accident, such as lost wages and occupational therapy.

Butler Prather LLP has an unparalleled record of success in personal injury cases. We’ve been helping accident victims in Columbus, Georgia, and across the nation for over 35 years. Our skilled litigators have won hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients in over 30 states. We’ve won nine verdicts exceeding $100 million and over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.

Call Butler Prather LLP at (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.

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Our Attorneys Handle Most Types of Personal Injury Claims

A personal injury is any form of physical, emotional, or mental harm that a person suffers as the result of someone else’s negligent behavior. If somebody injures you by committing a careless act, you have the right to seek damages, which is monetary compensation for an injury or a loss.

The personal injury lawyers at Butler Prather LLP will assist you with your personal injury claims. Our team will investigate the circumstances of your accident, and then our attorneys will advise you on the best way to proceed with your case.

Butler Prather LLP handles various types of personal injury cases, including:

What Is Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

Negligence is the failure to exercise reasonable or prudent care towards others. Everyone has a duty of care that requires us to take reasonable precautions to avoid actions that could foreseeably harm others.

Examples of careless behavior that violates the duty of care include:

  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Failure to install a self-latching and self-closing pool gate
  • A landlord who refuses to fix a loose handrail along a stairway
  • Trucking companies that pressure drivers to violate federal hours of service (HOS) regulations
  • Delivery companies that fail to check a driver’s references and safety record
  • Nursing homes that don’t have clear policies for reporting patient abuse and neglect
  • Dog owners who disobey local leash laws and allow their animals to roam free
  • Businesses that cause environmental destruction that harms their neighbor’s property
  • Companies that fail to adequately test a new product before releasing it into the marketplace

Your Personal Injury Lawyer Must Be Willing to Fight for You

It makes a big difference which personal injury firm you choose to represent you when you have been injured. A lot of law firms are content to collect a fee by accepting whatever the insurance company has to offer. If your attorney isn’t ready to put up a fight, the other side will walk all over you.

Insurance companies make their profits by paying out as little in claims as they can get away with. They will generally offer accident victims a lump sum that doesn’t come close to covering the true cost of their expenses.

The experienced litigators at Butler Prather LLP won’t be pushed around by anybody. We’ll file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. If the other side refuses to make a reasonable offer, our lawyers are always prepared to take your case to trial.

When we file a personal injury claim or a lawsuit at Butler Prather LLP, we seek the following types of damages:

  • Time missed from work
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Medications
  • Doctor’s office visits
  • Pain and suffering
  • Ambulance transport
  • Emergency room treatment
  • Loss of consortium
  • Medical devices
  • Assisted living care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Wheelchair ramps for your home
  • Wrongful death

Our Columbus Attorneys Will Investigate Your Personal Injury Accident

Insurance companies will try just about anything to deny your claim and avoid responsibility for their client’s actions. That’s why it’s crucial to have a personal injury attorney who will conduct an exhaustive investigation of your accident. Butler Prather LLP will collect and examine the following type of evidence to build a strong personal injury claim:

  • Police reports
  • Witness interviews
  • Medical records
  • Surveillance camera footage
  • Expert testimony
  • Accident scene photos
  • Digital reenactments
  • Receipts and toll road information
  • Internal company records
  • Physical and forensic evidence

Injuries Caused by Personal Injury

Injuries caused by an accident can put an enormous strain on the victim and their family. People are often forced to quit their job so they can help take care of an injured relative. Many types of personal injuries, such as spinal cord damage, will require a lifetime of medical treatment and in-home patient care. The cost of a personal injury can be overwhelming.

Common personal injuries include:

  • Amputation
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Internal organ damage
  • Lacerations
  • Severe burns
  • Whiplash
  • Head injuries
  • Fractured bones
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Paralysis

Were You Injured in an Accident?

Butler Prather LLP is known for helping people get better. For over three decades, our Columbus attorneys have been committed to aiding those injured by the negligent actions of others. We’ve helped thousands of people get the resources they need to recover and care for their families after an accident.

If you have suffered severe harm caused by an unimaginably painful event, our attorneys will stand by your side and fight for the justice you deserve.

Call us at (706) 322-1990 to schedule a complimentary consultation. It’s not just a case — it’s your life.

I was in a complex premises liability case involving a multinational corporations. Mr. Butler & his associates were always three steps ahead of these defendants. When they say they are "exceptional trial lawyers," this is not just a slogan but it is a way of life.”
- Zack Hendon