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Savannah Personal Injury Attorneys Put People First

Aggressive representation from lawyers who know how the system works

After an injury, your top priority is getting better, so your legal rights can be a secondary consideration. But unless you assert your rights, the insurance company is going to decide how much your claim is worth, and you will probably not receive the compensation you deserve. Insurance companies work to protect their profits, even if it’s at your expense. When you’re hurt, you can rely on Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers. We know insurance company tactics—our attorneys began their careers working for them. Now, we work for injury victims like you. When you come to Owens & Mulherin, you get personal attention from lawyers who know what you’re going through and are committed to recovering the full compensation you deserve.

Common examples of personal injury issues we manage

Personal injury law protects innocent people from others who are careless, reckless or intent on causing deliberate harm. Most personal injury cases arise from accidents in which a party who had a duty to act with caution breached that duty with a careless act or omission. The types of personal injury cases we most often manage include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — We help victims of auto accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents anywhere in Coastal Georgia.
  • Medical malpractice — We represent injured patients hurt by negligent healthcare professionals, hospitals and nursing homes.
  • Dangerous or defective products — We take on large corporations who put defective products on the market, including faulty auto parts, medical devices and dangerous drugs.
  • Construction injuries — We help injured construction workers obtain workers’ compensation benefits and personal injury damages for worksite accidents.
  • Dog bites — We hold dog owners accountable for dog bites and other unprovoked animal attacks.
  • Slip and fall accidents — Landlords have a duty to make their premises reasonably safe for visitors. If a hidden hazard caused you to fall and sustain an injury, we fight to hold the landlord accountable.

Many of our cases involve catastrophic, life-changing injuries, such as spinal cord and brain injuries. We also represent next of kin in wrongful death actions following fatal accidents.

Proving liability in your personal injury case

There are several elements of a personal injury case the plaintiff must prove, including negligence, causation and damages. In brief, you must prove that someone who had a duty to be careful breached that duty by being negligent and that the negligence directly caused an event that left you injured. The economic and noneconomic losses you suffered due to your injury are known as damages. If you can prove these elements, the defendant is liable for your injuries and must pay you fair compensation.

One issue that often comes up in Georgia personal injury cases, especially those involving traffic accidents, is contributory negligence. It is a favorite tactic of insurance companies to try to prove that the injured plaintiff was also negligent and deserves a share of the blame for the accident. Georgia operates under a comparative negligence law that allows a plaintiff to recover damages as long as the plaintiff’s fault is less than the defendant’s; however, the amount is reduced in proportion to the plaintiff’s fault.

Comparative negligence is another reason you need an experienced attorney protecting your rights during your personal injury case.

How much money is a personal injury lawsuit worth?

The damages that can be claimed in a personal injury case fall into two categories:

  • Economic damages — This category covers money you have lost due to the accident, including amounts you may continue to lose in the future. Items you might claim include medical expenses, lost income and property damage. You can also make a claim for future medical expenses and future lost wages. These latter amounts are somewhat speculative, so you must have supporting evidence to convince a jury that the amounts you’re seeking are reasonable.
  • Noneconomic damages — Known collectively as “pain and suffering,” these losses are real but intangible and, therefore, very hard to calculate. Losses in this category include physical pain, mental suffering, loss of quality of life, loss of enjoyment of life and loss of consortium. Pain and suffering damages generally depend on the victim’s personal circumstances before and after the injury. There is no limit on pain and suffering damages in Georgia.

Proving that the defendant is liable for your injuries is only half the battle. Proving the extent of your injuries and the amount of compensation you deserve is equally important, but often more difficult. To get the full value of your case, you need an attorney with the knowledge and skill to maximize your damage award.

Let us be your Savannah personal injury lawyers

You have many choices when you hire a personal injury lawyer in Savannah. Owens & Mulherin Injury Lawyers has been helping injury victims in Savannah and Coastal Georgia for almost 20 years. You can count on our knowledge and experience to help you take on big insurance companies and corporations. Call us now at 912-212-2100 or contact us online to get a team of dedicated Savannah personal injury lawyers on your side.

Reviews From Our Clients
  • "I was pregnant and injured in an automobile accident. Mr. Owens, personally, came to the hospital. He told me he would handle everything, I just needed to get healthy for the baby and myself. Mr. Owens did everything he said he would. I highly recommend Owens and Mulherin. Everyone in their office is friendly and informative. You're not just another client with them, they genuinely care." - Lindsay Chadwick

  • "Highly recommend working with this group!! They are very friendly, understanding, caring people and very easy to talk to. They Gave us plenty of time to talk with them. Did not make us feel rushed and explained everything thoroughly. Made the experience the best possible and we had a positive outcome during a tragic time. Thank you to the attorneys and entire staff." - Cindy Shuman

  • "I found Mr. Owens to be very professional and extremely sympathetic towards my needs as a result of my injuries. His experience helped guide me through my case and we ultimately won in the end...settled out of court! Thanks for all your help!" - Diane Calahan

  • "Following an automobile accident I sought representation from Wil Owens. Throughout the process he and his staff were always very kind, informative, and diligent in protecting my rights and interests. I knew my case was minor comparatively speaking, however, they never minimized the importance of my situation or claim. I would highly recommend this local law firm!!Sincerely,Christi (Fry) Vinyard" - Christi Fry

  • "This was my first time having to get an attorney and my experience was great. They make sure you fully understand everything that's going on and make sure the case is settled in your favor. I highly recommend this attorney office if you need one." - Dee James

  • "Absolutely 100% the best law firm around. I was completely blown away by the staff with all their generosity and helpfulness every step of the way. Wilbur Owens is hands down the best attorney I have ever met. He was caring, professional, and helpful in all aspects of my case, from the very begining with all my treatments to the very end with my settlement. He was highly recommend to me and I have heard nothing but great things about him and his firm. They truly are the best around and if ths need were to arise again in the future I will gladly come to the law firm of Owens and Mulherin. Wonderful people and they gave me my life back as well as piece of mind, and for that I am and always will be truly thankful." - Courtney Graves

  • "I had a good experience with Mr. Owens and Ms. Teresa. They were very professional and was on point. It was a long process but it was worth the wait. I would recommend anyone to this lawfirm." - Ashley Robertson

  • "My thanks to Mr. Owens and his crew. After getting injured at work , and not knowing what to do I found them thru a local web search. Everyone in the office was great, Will walked me thru my case and explained how it would go. After everything I would highly recommend this law firm. I can't say enough of Mr. Owens and his staff . Thank you for your help!" - Mark Kalla

  • "I worked with Mr. Ownens and his team for my most recent accident involving 2 uninsured motorists, and I am extremely pleased with the way my case was worked, as well as the outcome. I cannot say anything negative about the law firm whatsoever, but I can tell you that being hit by uninsured vehicles is a nightmare." - Nic Schuman

  • "Loved working with me. Mulherin. Didn’t make me feel rushed or pinned against a wall. He gave me the beat and worse case scenario. Went to bat for me when the insurance company thought they could get away with being cheap. Brooke was amazing to work with to. Always answered calls or emails in a timely manner." - Natasha Campbell

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Wilbur D. Owens

Mr. Owens devotes his practice exclusively to representing plaintiffs in personal injury and wrongful death claims. His primary focus is automobile/tractor-trailer accidents, dog bites, slip/trip and falls, medical malpractice, injuries from dangerous products, job injuries and nursing home abuse. Before joining forces with Mr. Mulherin to open Owens & Mulherin in 2001, Mr. Owens worked…

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Joseph A. Mulherin

Mr. Mulherin represents individuals in personal injury cases. His primary practice areas are automobile accidents, tractor-trailer collisions, medical malpractice claims and workplace injuries. Before forming Owens & Mulherin with Mr. Owens in 2001, Mr. Mulherin practiced at Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP, from 1984 - 2000, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases.…

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