About Brauns Law

Duluth Personal Injury Lawyers

At Brauns Law, PC, we take your accident injuries personally. We care too much about your future to just label your case as a number in a pile. We take pride in the fact that we’re a smaller firm, because it allows us to be more efficient and dedicated to each and every one of our clients, both in Gwinnett and throughout the metro area. We know what you’ve been through and diligently work to not only help you get the compensation you need, but also the attention and service you deserve.

David has spent his entire career (and the majority of his life) working with insurance companies and car accident injury victims. Working on both sides of the issue—he spent several years defending personal injury cases for national insurance companies—has helped him gain invaluable knowledge, experience, and determination for justice.

Being injured in an accident is traumatic, and deciding the best way to proceed can create massive amounts of stress. At Brauns Law, we focus on providing you the resources and assistance needed to make the right decisions at the right times on how to move forward. Consultations are always free, and if we don’t think we can help, we’ll be the first to tell you. Call us today to discuss whether we can make things easier as you navigate the stresses of your accident.

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Cases We Handle

Building Strong Cases

The experienced Duluth personal injury lawyers at Brauns Law Accident Injury Firm can assist you with filing your claim or lawsuit against the responsible persons or entities in order to pursue the economic recovery you deserve for your injuries. If you or someone you love sustained injuries, and someone else was to blame, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation as part of a personal injury case. In a personal injury lawsuit, the accident victim sues the at-fault individual or entity directly, in an attempt to recover compensation for all injuries and damages they suffered.

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Statutes of Limitation in Duluth Personal Injury Cases

As with other states in the country, Georgia has a statute of limitations for filing civil lawsuits. A statute of limitations exists in the state of Georgia to prevent evidence from going stale and to ensure that witnesses remain available with fresh memories if the case ultimately goes to trial.

There is a two-year statute of limitations in Georgia that applies in almost every instance. The statute takes effect on the date of the accident and continues for two years after that. To ensure that the statute remains protected, you or your attorney must file a lawsuit within this period. If no one files a lawsuit within that time, the plaintiff cannot pursue or recover monetary compensation for their losses resulting from the accident at any point in the future.

The experienced Duluth personal injury lawyers at our firm understand the importance of filing a lawsuit promptly and with all of the relevant defendants named.

Elements of a Strong Case

David Brauns is an experienced attorney who has represented both plaintiffs and defendants involved in injury cases. He is qualified to represent individuals involved in any type of preventable accident and conducts extensive research on the law, facts, and issues presented in each injury case he takes. David regularly represents people who have sustained serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), burns, and catastrophic injuries. That said, no case is too small for him to consider.

Satisfying the Burden of Proof

A plaintiff who files a claim arising from a personal injury has the burden of proving fault (liability) and damages. In some cases, the at-fault person or entity may admit fault for the accident. Such an admission is especially common in negligent driving and drunk driving accident cases when the driver is issued a citation or is otherwise deemed criminally responsible for the occurrence.
In other cases, however, there may be a dispute over liability. When a dispute takes place, the plaintiff must demonstrate that:

  • The at-fault person owed a duty of care to act reasonably under the given circumstances
  • The at-fault person acted in an unreasonable manner (such as by failing to reasonably inspect a property for defects or driving through a red light)
  • As a result, the accident took place, and the plaintiff sustained injuries as a result

Acting “unreasonably” means doing something that a reasonable person would not have done, or failing to do something that a reasonable person would have done under a specific set of circumstances.
In addition to proving that another person or entity caused an accident, a Duluth accidental injury attorney must demonstrate that the plaintiff sustained injuries from the accident. When it comes to proving a causal connection between an accident and specific injuries, medical testimony may be necessary. The attorneys at Brauns Law Accident Injury Firm can help you prove all of the legal elements of your claim to secure monetary compensation.

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Compensation Available

Assuming that the plaintiff can satisfy the legal burden of proof, they are entitled to recover various damages as a result of the injuries they sustained in the accident. The amount of damages recoverable often depends upon certain factors, including the seriousness of the injuries, the severity of the accident, and whether or not the injury is permanent. The attorneys at Brauns Law Accident Injury Firm will do everything possible to help you maximize the value of your personal injury case.

Negotiating a Settlement

The adjuster may then make an initial settlement offer on your case. In many instances, these initial offers are far less than what you believe your case is ultimately worth. The insurance company starts off with a low offer to see if the plaintiff will accept it. After all, these companies do not make money by paying out personal injury claims. They make their money by collecting premiums from their insureds and keeping as much of that premium money as possible.

It may take several rounds of negotiations with an insurance company adjuster to finally get to a point where the settlement offer is worth accepting. If an impasse remains, the plaintiff has the option of either accepting the insurance company’s best settlement offer or deciding to litigate the case. An experienced Duluth personal injury attorney can help you decide whether or not a particular settlement offer is worth accepting.

Real Results
for Real People

We provide extensive public case results so you can see firsthand that he just doesn’t claim that he has experience, he can prove that he has the strength to get cases successfully settled. Come see for yourself.

Husband & Wife Rear-Ended Get Large Settlement

Husband and wife were rear-ended and required injections to get better. David Brauns handled their case and they received a $230,000 settlement for their injuries.

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Awarded: $230,000
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Filing a Duluth Personal Injury Claim

If you sustained injuries in an accident that was not your fault, you may file a personal injury claim with the at-fault person or entity’s insurance company. If you do not know the identity of the at-fault individual, you may file the claim against your own insurance company (known as an uninsured motorist claim), such as in a phantom vehicle accident case.

In addition to notifying the insurance company about the claim, your attorney can submit a demand package to the insurance company’s claims adjuster which will likely contain a cover letter that makes an initial monetary settlement demand. If you sustained severe personal injuries in the accident, this initial settlement demand might end up being a demand for policy limits.

A settlement demand package will include all of your related medical records and bills, along with other important pieces of documentation, such as photographs of the injuries you sustained in your accident, copies of a police report or incident report prepared directly after the accident, and any lost wage documentation from your employer.

Speak to a Duluth Personal Injury Attorney About Your Legal Matter Today

Personal injuries that result from someone else’s negligence can become a source of frustration and great unhappiness. Treatment costs can mount up quickly while, at the same time, you may not work because of the injuries that you sustained. Brauns Law Accident Injury Firm understands how serious personal injuries can affect your life. Our legal team will work hard to help you bring the at-fault party to justice. For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Duluth personal injury lawyer, please contact us as soon as possible.