Offering nearly 20 years of experience, the law office of Josh D. Tucker in Statesboro, GA, is the local choice for positive results. Working in a variety of areas that includes medical malpractice, wrongful death, car accident injuries, and more, we are here to guide you through the legal system and provide expert advice at every stage of the process. Below, you’ll find a more thorough explanation of our areas of practice, as well as legal guidelines surrounding the lawsuits.
Hiring a personal injury attorney after an accident or act of negligence ensures you aren’t held responsible for hospital bills and lost wages, but what exactly is personal injury? Well, this term covers a broad spectrum of events, some of which we’ll go over here to help you understand our areas of expertise. This is not an exhaustive list, however, and serves only to give background on common cases seen by our experienced personal injury lawyer.
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Car accidents are one of the most common hazards of everyday life. In fact, the Georgia Department of Transportation’s 2008 crash analysis reports that an average of almost 1,200 accidents happen each day in the state.
In some cases, insurance and standard law enforcement efforts do not properly address the cause of an accident. If your injuries resulted from the negligence of a second party, you may be entitled to personal injury compensation.
If you’re wondering whether you can file a personal injury claim, don’t wait to find out. These claims often fail or succeed based on the evidence presented, which may include testimony or photographs that become harder to obtain as more time goes on.
Additionally, all personal injury claims must be filed within the statute of limitations. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for car accident personal injury claims is two years. While this may sound like a long time, it’s easy to get so focused on your immediate physical, mental, and financial needs that, before you know it, two years have passed, and you can no longer file a claim.
People with animals are responsible for managing them in a way that prevents injury to other people or animals. It is not simply enough for a pet owner to have a pet on a leash or in a home—pets must be controlled in a way that they cannot cause injury to others. If you or your pet have been injured by someone else's animal, Josh has experience with these cases and can help you repair the damage, whether it’s a dog bite, cat scratch, or injury from any kind of domesticated animal.
Slip and fall accidents are one of the most common type of accidents, and one of the most easily preventable—it is the responsibility of businesses and organizations to ensure that the spaces they open to the public are safe for the public to occupy. When someone you rely on for your safety and welfare neglects their duties and causes you harm or injury, it is their responsibility to make things right with you and your health and well-being.
Nursing homes are very heavily regulated because abuse and neglect are so common. While abuse and neglect are not the everyday occurrences they once were—in large part because of regulations—it is still too common to find cases of dehydration, bedsores, malnutrition, fall injuries, and even assault in the elder care of every community. If you or a member of your family has suffered while in the care of a nursing home, or at the hands of a home health care worker, we’re here to help.
Medical professionals and facilities do not just have moral and ethical codes that guide the treatment they provide; they operate under strict legal guidelines that are in place to make certain their patients receive the appropriate care, at the right time, using the right tools and medications, with the proper medical staff. If you have suffered unnecessarily or received additional injury as the result of poor, untimely, or otherwise negligent care from a medical professional, it is your right and responsibility to make certain that justice is served to help prevent future patients from needless discomfort. Let the law office of Josh D. Tucker be your weapon against medical malpractice today!
The trauma that a family experiences when a loved one is the victim of someone else's negligence or misconduct is unlike any other. The emotional turmoil of grieving is compounded by the irreparable nature of the loss of the loved one who is gone. No amount of money, no kind words, no gesture of condolence can replace the unnecessary loss of life.
There are laws in place to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of all Georgians, wherever we go. Ordinary citizens do not have the financial resources of a manufacturer, corporation, doctor, or hospital, who all work hard to protect their assets from their mistakes, but liability waivers do not give anyone the right to break the law or take a life.
Josh Tucker believes that every life is valuable, and that any wrongful death should be used to prevent another. Many of the safeguards we have in our lives today are the result of wrongful death litigation, and our lives are better for them. Our roads, schools, homes, and hospitals are safer. By holding corporations and health care providers to standards of decency rather than margins of profits, we change the way they operate—they make better products, they take fewer shortcuts, and they pay closer attention.
The monetary damages that may be available to cover loss of potential income and companionship, and medical and funeral costs, may be helpful to the grieving family in the short term. However, to create change in the way an organization or person does business in any substantial way, their loss typically must be substantial as well. Without a consequential outcome to the party that caused the wrongful death, there will likely be no remedy to the product or process or parties that caused the death. Let Josh help you make the change that needs to be made.
If you’re in need of a dedicated personal injury lawyer, call Josh D. Tucker today! We will get you in for a free consultation to go over your accident or act of neglect in detail, making a plan that meets your needs and gets the justice you deserve. You can also reach out to us through our website with any questions or concerns and a member of our team will respond as quickly as possible.