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Over $400 Million recovered for our clients
Matt and Kate Cook have spent their entire careers helping those who have been hurt or suffered losses due to the fault of others while treating each client as an individual, not a file number.
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Gainesville Personal Injury Lawyers

Cook Law Group – People Focused Personal Injury Law Firm

We do one thing at Cook Law Group – represent people and families who have been seriously harmed, injured or killed due to the negligence of others. Matt and Kate Cook are Gainesville personal injury lawyers who have spent their entire careers helping those who have been hurt or suffered losses due to the fault of others and our record speaks for itself – more than $225 million dollars in verdicts and settlements secured for victims in just the last 10 years. Treating each client as an individual, not a file number, we assist those who face the worst if they are not competently represented.

We also represent people who have been victims of fraud and abuse at the hands of corporations and insurance companies. We never represent insurance companies, nor do we defend criminal cases. We have dedicated our practice to helping people whose lives have been turned upside-down, and need help navigating through the insurance claims process and litigation of their loss. Our practice is purposefully designed and focused on providing thoughtful, quality representation for our clients.

When you are injured or lost a loved one, an insurance company will be working against you immediately, with access to dozens of lawyers and investigators to stack the deck against you. You will need someone to work for you who has the credentials, experience, financial means and ability to fight for you. Consistently securing significant results is not luck or an accident. It is the result of hard work and the ability to execute a strategically sound approach to the unique facts of each case.

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No matter how complex or challenging the case, our personal injury lawyers located in Gainesville have repeatedly found creative solutions to hold insurers and wrongdoers responsible. We have personally handled and served as lead counsel in hundreds of wrongful death, paralysis, trucking, burn, product liability, professional malpractice, fraud and personal injury cases. This gives us a broad range of experience that can be drawn upon during your case.

Finally, the best endorsement we can provide for our abilities are our results and our record. We have repeatedly obtained verdicts and settlements in venues which set records for the largest recovery in those venues. Further, more than 90% of our cases come from other lawyers. If other lawyers call on us for our abilities, you should as well.

Personal Injury

Most personal injury claims involve negligence, or the failure to exercise a degree of care to minimize the risk of harm to another individual. Georgia law mandates that the victim be eligible for financial damages that takes into account fault that that person had in causing the accident, if any. Once issues of liability have been sorted out, the victim can potentially recover compensation for medical care and other costs that are a direct result of the accident.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

Hiring the right lawyer is absolutely key to making sure legal claims are not compromised. Our team has the skill, experience, and ability to fight for our clients. Contact us online or call 678-928-3899 today.

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Accident Attorneys Representing Residents of Gainesville & Surrounding Areas

Have you been hurt in an accident that was not your fault? If the answer is yes, you should reach out to a skilled Gainesville personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. At Cook Law Group, we understand that the last thing that you want to handle after an accident is the legal system, but it is important to know that you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. Personal injury claims can be complex, and having the right attorney on your side may make the difference in your case. We represent people who need a car accident attorney or assistance in a wide range of other personal injury claims, such as those arising from truck, car or motorcycle crashes, drunk drivers, dram shop cases, road rage incidents, medical malpractice, nursing home neglect or abuse, defective products, construction site injuries, burns, highway defects, or amputations.

Asserting Your Rights Through a Personal Injury Claim

Personal injury law is a broad area of law that covers situations in which a victim is harmed due to the carelessness or wrongdoing of another individual or entity. Personal injury lawsuits are civil claims that typically involve a victim suing an at-fault party for compensation.

Most personal injury claims involve the doctrine of negligence. Negligence is a failure to exercise a certain degree of care in order to minimize the risk of foreseeable harm to another person. For example, a driver who is excessively speeding may be liable for negligence if they cause an accident that results in injuries or death to someone else on the road. To establish negligence, the following elements must be demonstrated:

  • The plaintiff was owed a duty of care by the defendant (in other words, the defendant had a legal obligation to use a certain degree of care);
  • The defendant failed to meet the duty of care in the situation;
  • The defendant’s failure to meet the duty of care was a direct and proximate cause of the plaintiff’s harm; and
  • Damages resulted that can be reasonably quantified.
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Georgia follows the comparative fault rule, which means that a plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by an amount in proportion to their fault, if any. In some situations, for example, the other driver may be deemed to be 80 percent at fault, and the victim may be deemed to be 20 percent at fault. If the victim were originally going to receive $50,000 in damages, that amount would be reduced by 20 percent so that they would get $40,000.

Once liability is established, the plaintiff can potentially recover both economic and non-economic damages, such as medical costs, prescription costs, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, property damage, and any other costs arising from the accident.

Personal injury lawsuits in Georgia must be filed within a certain time frame, known as the statute of limitations. A plaintiff generally has two years from the date of the accident to file a civil claim in court. If you fail to file within this deadline, the court probably will refuse to hear your case, and you will lose your chance to seek compensation for your injuries absent certain exceptions. Other deadlines may also apply in cases involving intentional misconduct, or claims involving the State of Georgia, a County, or a City.

Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in Gainesville

If you have been injured or someone in your family has died due to the carelessness of another party, it is important to reach out to a seasoned and experienced personal injury attorney who can assess the merits of your case and who has a proven track record of success handling your type of case. At Cook Law Group, we are committed to seeking the compensation that you need to recover from your injuries. We also represent victims in Athens, Atlanta, Marietta, Smyrna, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Valdosta, Augusta, Camilla, and Columbus, as well as other communities in Hall, Clarke, Fulton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Lowndes, Richmond, and Muscogee Counties. To speak to a personal injury or wrongful death attorney about your case, call us at 678-928-3899 or contact us online.

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