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Getting Compensated for Your Injuries

This blog has mentioned many times that when you are injured in the state of Georgia because of someone else's negligence, you deserve to be compensated. Sometimes when people read about lawsuits due to personal injuries they feel that these are frivolous and just an attempt to exploit money from a large business. What many people don't understand is the pain and suffering that can occur due to a seemingly minor accident. Personal injury lawyers are here to help people get the compensation that they deserve, and we do not get paid unless you win your case. Therefore it is often not profitable for a quality law firm like The Berry Law Group to take on a frivolous lawsuit.

Product liability law protects consumers from unnecessarily dangerous products. Take for example the historic case regarding McDonald's where a woman spilled hot coffee from on her lap. In 1992 Ms. Stella Lieback was a passenger in her grandson's car as they went thru the McDonald's drive through. She ordered a cup of coffee and then proceeded to hold it between her legs in order to add milk and sugar. The lid on the coffee popped off and its contents spilt all over Ms. Lieback's legs, inner thighs and genital and groin areas. Many people use this case as an example of frivolous lawsuits but most people don't know how serious her injuries were. Over the course of an 8 day hospital stay Ms. Lieback had to undergo skin grafts in order to replace the skin which suffered third degree burns on 6% of her body due to the unreasonably hot coffee. People who are injured due to unreasonable conditions such as extremely hot coffee should speak with a Ga personal injury lawyer from The Berry Law Group.

In exchange for her injuries, she was awarded by a jury a 6 figure number which was later reduced by 20 percent and was also granted a multi-million dollar reward for punitive damages. Though the details of the final settlement were never revealed, it is believed Ms. Lieback received a large sum for her injures. It was also revealed that McDonalds was routinely heating their coffee to extremely high temperatures and many other injuries were reported due to it. If you have been injured in any type of accident or in a similar situation call a Georgia personal injury lawyer today.

Kimberly A. Berry

Kimberly A. Berry, Esq. is a Dean's Scholar Vanderbilt University law school graduate. She has served as lead counsel in over 100 trials and motions. Ms. Berry is dedicated to fighting hard for her clients.

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