Making Personal Injury Cases Personal We Focus on Your Case So You Can Focus on Your Recovery

At Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C., We have nearly 30 years of experience defending the rights of our clients to recover the maximum compensation and results that they deserve.

Fayetteville Personal Injury Attorney

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After an injury, it can be hard to know who you can trust. Is your insurance company or your boss really on your side after a car crash or a workplace accident? If you are not sure where to go for help, turn to Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C. in Fayetteville, GA. Our personal injury lawyer focuses exclusively on personal injury cases, so our team can stay ahead of the ever-changing laws and deliver the best possible representation for every claim.

At Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C., we win when you win. You will only owe us legal fees once we are able to recover compensation for you. Our contingency fee arrangement helps ensure you don’t pay unless and until you win.

Although we are located in Fayetteville, we proudly serve clients across the great state of Georgia – from Chattanooga Valley to Augusta to Savannah to Albany to Macon to Atlanta to Dawsonville and everywhere in between.

Should I Hire an Attorney for My Personal Injury Case?

An experienced attorney from our firm can help you with the personal injury claim process from start to finish, and unlike insurance companies, we are true advocates on your side. Insurance companies are, more often than not, looking out for their company’s best interest, not yours. Additionally, many people find that their injuries turn out to be more severe days or weeks after they sustained them. If you agree to an insurance settlement before you know how serious your injuries are in the long run, you may find your settlement no longer covers all your medical expenses. An attorney from our firm can fight to protect your rights and help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us today to learn more!

Call us at (770) 824-9709 now to speak directly to an attorney. A real person will always answer the phone and be ready to listen and help with your case.

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Understanding Personal Injury Claims

Also known as “tort law,” personal injury is a field of law that helps victims recover after torts, or acts or omissions that give rise to injury or harm to another. Most torts are the result of negligence, so proving negligence is the key to winning any personal injury lawsuit.

To prove negligence, you must show:

  • The defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care
  • The defendant breached this duty
  • The plaintiff was injured
  • The plaintiff’s injury is a result of the defendant’s breach

If you’re unfamiliar with the words, “plaintiff” and “defendant,” you’ll be pleased to know the definitions are easy to understand. The plaintiff is the person who files the lawsuit – usually the injured victim – and the defendant is the person who is being sued (or the alleged wrongdoer).

When you (the plaintiff) are successful in proving negligence, the defendant becomes liable for any damages you suffered as a result. Personal injury claims use monetary damages to balance the scales of justice because they help ensure you do not have to face the consequences of someone else’s tort alone.

Understanding Damages

Successful personal injury claims end in a settlement or verdict and the awarding of damages. The term “damages” applies not only to the losses you have suffered but also to the compensation you receive to help account for those losses.

You can recover compensation to help with:

  • Medical bills
  • Missed wages
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Lost earning potential
  • Pain and suffering
  • Changes to your quality of life
  • And more

In cases of wrongful death, you may also be able to recover damages for funeral and burial expenses. While no amount of money can change what happened, having the right resources can help you take the time you need to grieve and move forward. Additionally, some especially serious personal injury cases include punitive or exemplary damages, which serve to punish the wrongdoer and make an example of them so that others do not repeat their wrongdoings. We pursue maximum compensation in every case we handle.

How Long Do I Have to File?

According to Georgia Code § 9-3-33, you have two (2) years from the date of your accident or injury to file a claim. This is known as the statute of limitations, and you must adhere to it if you want to protect your right to file a lawsuit. If you try to file past the deadline, the defendant can have your lawsuit thrown out and you can lose your right to legal action entirely.

Although 2 years may seem like a lot of time, it passes quickly, which is why we encourage you to reach out as soon as possible after your accident. The sooner you contact an attorney, the stronger your case will be, as more evidence may be available immediately after an accident than after 1 or more years have passed. For example, consider a car accident – if we interview witnesses soon after the accident, they will be easier to contact and locate and their memories will be more reliable. Even if you’re unsure about filing, our attorney can help you make the decision that works best for your case – well within the statute of limitations.

Call us at (770) 824-9709 today or contact us online now to schedule your free consultation.

Meet Your Attorney

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    Richard D. Hobbs
    Richard D. Hobbs is the proud father of three, and he lives in Peachtree City, Georgia. He is active in his community and enjoys reading, blogging, and relaxing with his family in his spare time. He is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College and John Marshall Law School. After graduating from law school, Richard handled a variety of cases before deciding to focus exclusively on auto accident and personal injury cases.
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Cases We Handle

No matter what type of personal injury you are facing, we have the skill, training, and experience needed to handle it.

Our legal team is ready to help you with the following personal injury cases and more:

  • Auto accidentsA car, truck, or motorcycle accident can leave you physically and emotionally scarred. You can also find yourself drowning in medical debt and struggling to survive without an income.
  • Tractor-trailer accidentsWith so many tractor-trailers and semi-trucks on U.S. roadways, it's no surprise they are involved in a large number of accidents every year. Pursue policy maximums with our firm.
  • Dog bitesDog bite injuries are painful, expensive, traumatic, and sometimes permanent. In the majority of situations, the dog's owner will be responsible for your damages.
  • Premises liabilityWhen you are harmed by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be entitled to compensation.
  • Wrongful DeathAfter losing a loved one to negligence, you only have 2 years to file due to Georgia’s statutes of limitations. Call today to protect your legal rights.
  • Undocumented plaintiffsDon't let your immigration status prevent you from getting the compensation you deserve. Our personal injury lawyers will guide you through the legal process.

For more about each of our practice areas, explore the widget to the right. If you don’t see the situation you are dealing with on our site, don’t hesitate to give us a call. We handle all personal injury cases, big and small, and we offer free consultations to help you understand your legal rights and evaluate the strength and weaknesses of your case.

Settlements & Verdicts

  • Slip & Fall $50,000
  • Personal Injury $75,000
  • Auto Accident $100,000
  • Auto Accident Claim $100,000
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What To Expect From Your Personal Injury Case

At Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C., the first step of your personal injury case is a free consultation with our experienced legal team. During your consultation, we will answer all your questions, address any concerns, and review your case. If you are entitled to compensation and choose our firm, we will begin compiling all relevant evidence and help you make a demand, typically against the at-fault party’s insurance company.

From there, the insurance company may choose to offer a settlement. Usually, the initial settlement offer does not reflect the full value of your case, so we engage in negotiations. Still, most personal injury claims end in settlements, so we should be able to recover full and fair compensation without going to trial. That being said, we do prepare your case for court from day one. Most insurance companies only settle to avoid seeing the inside of a courtroom, so we make our commitment to our clients clear. We are aggressive when we fight for your rights, and we will not settle for less than you deserve, which means – unlike insurance companies and some other firms in town– we are not afraid to go to trial on your behalf.

If you have further questions about the legal process, we are here to answer them. Attorney Hobbs has nearly 30 years of legal experience, knows how to listen, and is a local attorney for your local needs. You’ll never be just a case number when you work with us, so don’t hesitate to schedule a free case review. If you can’t make it into our Fayetteville, Georgia offices, we can travel to your home or hospital room. Our priority is making sure you feel okay and get the medical attention you need, then helping you recover the resources you need to secure your future.

We know that times are tough right now, but we are here to offer hope and support. We also will never charge you any legal fees unless we recover a settlement for you – our fees will come directly out of your award, not out your pocket.

For compassionate lawyers that will fight for you, look no further than Richard D. Hobbs & Associates P.C. Contact us today.

We Fight for Your Case Like It's Our Own

Located in Fayetteville, GA Proudly Serving Clients Across the State From Chattanooga Valley to Augusta to Savannah to Albany to Macon to Atlanta to Dawsonville and Everywhere in Between

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Nearly 30 Years of Legal Experience
  • Accessible When You Need Us Most
  • Home & Hospital Visits
  • Local Attorney for Local Needs
  • Known & Respected in the Community

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