Accident and Personal Injury AttorneysAtlanta Car Accident and Personal Injury Lawyers Dedicated to Advocating for Victims
The aftermath of a significant car accident, or any other accident resulting in a serious injury, is a confusing and stressful time for victims and their loved ones. Victims can face long recovery periods as well as significant expenses, and their families often must help them shoulder these burdens. In many situations, legal action is an important aspect of ensuring that those costs are covered by the party responsible for the injuries. The Atlanta car accident lawyers at Katz Personal Injury Lawyers assist Georgia residents in pursuing justice and compensation during their times of need. Our firm has over 30 years of experience handling claims related to injuries or deaths resulting from car accidents, truck crashes, and motorcycle accidents, as well as slip and fall accidents, construction accidents, boating accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse or neglect, and other situations. We stand with you at every step of the way, including the initial investigation, gathering evidence, filing insurance claims, negotiating a settlement, and pursuing litigation as needed.Car Accidents
Car accidents raise a lot of questions for victims, as well as family members who have lost loved ones in a fatal accident. One of these may be why it is so important to retain an Atlanta car accident attorney to pursue your accident claim. Although Georgia law requires motorists to carry certain minimum insurance coverage, these benefits are not always enough to account for losses related to medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. When a car accident is caused by another driver’s negligence, that driver and anyone else responsible for that driver should be held accountable for their careless actions behind the wheel. It is important to have an accident attorney who can identify all persons responsible for the accident, as well as identify and recover all available insurance, so that you are properly compensated for your injuries.
Car accident claims must be brought within a certain period of time, known as the statute of limitations, so you should consult us promptly. We can help establish the chain of causation leading from the at-fault driver’s careless actions to your injuries and fight back against any allegations that you were also at fault. In some cases, we may need to collect and present a combination of witness testimony, photographic or video evidence, expert testimony, and documents such as police reports and medical records. Rather than going it alone, you should retain a professional who knows how to navigate the nuances of these cases from start to finish. After a crash in the Atlanta area, the car accident attorneys at Katz Personal Injury Lawyers can help make sure that your rights are thoroughly preserved.Truck Accidents
Personal injury or wrongful death claims arising from truck accidents tend to be more complex than those based on ordinary motor vehicle accidents, since large trucking companies and manufacturers are often involved. Truck driver negligence, whether it is due to fatigue, speeding, distractions, or other careless conduct, is a common factor in these types of collisions. In addition, other issues such as a defective part, poor maintenance, or questionable hiring practices can play a role in contributing to these accidents. A careful investigation into whether a truck driver and trucking company complied with applicable regulations is often important following a truck crash. Although victims involved in a Georgia truck accident have two years in which to file a personal injury claim, this time passes quickly, and the immediate aftermath of an accident is a vital time period for collecting necessary evidence to find out what happened. Very often, the trucking company sends their own investigators to the scene of a collision to immediately start to gather evidence and to protect the truck driver and the company. If you have been involved in a trucking accident, we would strongly encourage you to contact us so that we may assist you in protecting and preserving your rights.Motorcycle Accidents
Some people blame motorcycle accidents on riders, but this is unfair and misguided. Many crashes are caused by drivers who carelessly fail to take a motorcycle’s presence into account or behave aggressively toward a rider. Even when a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet, injuries sustained in a collision, such as brain trauma, paralysis, road rash, broken bones, and scarring, can be serious and life-threatening. Consulting an experienced motorcycle accident attorney is important to ensure that you receive proper financial support from an insurance company or any other negligent parties that were responsible.Wrongful Death
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers understand that the sudden loss of a loved one is a traumatic experience for anyone. Although no amount of compensation can suffice to cure that pain, some of the financial impact can be lessened when a loved one's passing is due to another party’s negligence. Wrongful death claims are an option for certain family members in Georgia. For deceased adults, these generally include surviving spouses or children, or in their absence, the estate of the deceased. For deceased minors, parents retain the right to file suit to recover for the loss of their child. Damages in these cases include the whole value of the person’s life as determined by the jury. In addition, the economic losses caused by the person’s death, such as costs of funeral or burial arrangements and outstanding medical bills can also be claimed by the deceased's estate. When appropriate, punitive damages may also be recovered through an estate claim. After suffering a tragic loss, the last thing that you need to worry about is how to protect your rights. When you are ready, but as soon as possible, we encourage you to contact our office so that we can assist you with the challenges that often arise after you lose a person you love.Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
All property owners, and those who otherwise occupy a property, are required to maintain their premises in a safe manner. From residences to shopping malls, wherever dangerous conditions exist, a slip and fall accident can result in serious injuries . When property owners fail to fix hazards in a reasonable amount of time or warn visitors of a danger, they can be held accountable in a premises liability lawsuit. Common causes of slip or trip and fall accidents include substances left on floors, broken steps or railings in a stairwell, and uneven pavement. If you have questions regarding your legal rights following a slip and fall on someone else’s property, contact a premises liability attorney at Katz Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about your options.Construction Accidents
Due to their nature, construction sites are inherently dangerous areas for workers as well as any visitors. Moreover, when proper practices are not put in place, or defective materials are being used, construction areas may present an unreasonable risk of danger. Construction accident injuries can be caused by situations such as falling ladders, forklift or crane accidents, scaffold accidents, and electrical malfunctions. Employees may file workers’ compensation claims for injuries sustained during the course of employment. When a third party’s actions have caused or contributed to an accident at a construction site, injured victims may pursue additional legal action.Boating Accidents
The crowded lakes and rivers throughout Georgia increase the potential for serious boating accidents when a boat capsizes or collides with another boat, a swimmer, or an object. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in fatal boating accidents. These collisions can also be caused by distracted boat operators, inexperience, and mechanical failures. It is important to retain an attorney who is experienced in litigating and going to trial in boating accident cases. These cases will involve the application of maritime rules which are related to the operation of boats, and are vastly different than the rules related to operating a car. It is essential to retain an attorney well versed in the maritime rules. Unfortunately, many attorneys who handle automobile accident cases incorrectly presume they can easily handle a boating accident matter. If you or a loved one has been involved in a boating accident, you should contact an attorney with Katz Personal Injury Lawyers to learn more about your rights.Medical Malpractice
Our firm also assists patients injured by negligent doctors. Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional, whether it is a doctor, nurse, or technician, acts in a manner that falls below the accepted standard of care in his or her field, leading to a patient’s injury or death. These negligent actions can include improper drug administration, surgical errors, or delayed diagnoses, as well as birth injuries. Pursuing legal action for injuries caused by medical malpractice can be complicated, since expert testimony regarding the proper standard of care and causation is usually required. At Katz Personal Injury Lawyers, we retain experienced experts who are prepared to testify at trial regarding another doctor’s or medical provider’s negligence. The majority of our experts are nationally recognized in their fields and are often professors at medical teaching institutions.Nursing Home Abuse
Nursing home abuse or neglect is often difficult to discover, since many victims are unable to communicate what is happening to them. Loved ones may look for signs of nursing home abuse in the forms of any sudden weight loss, unexplained bruises, hygiene issues, and emotional withdrawal. Facilities that fail to provide sanitary and safe conditions for residents should be held accountable for the harm caused. If you think that your loved one is being victimized, contact our office today to find out how we can help. When nursing abuse occurs to your loved one, it is important to act quickly so that the matter can be properly investigated. Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin working to protect the rights of the person you love or your rights if the nursing home’s negligence has caused their death.False Arrest, Malicious Prosecution and False Imprisonment
False arrest, malicious prosecution and false imprisonment often occur when security for a store or other retail establishment improperly detains an individual, when they have a person arrested without probable cause or they encourage prosecution of a person. Unfortunately, we find that these cases often involve a security guard who has poor training, or who has a false sense of power, and decides to pursue an innocent individual. When this occurs, the person who was improperly detained, arrested or prosecuted has a claim for monetary damages against the store or retail establishment. These incidents can cause a victim emotional as well as physical trauma. If you have been falsely detained, arrested or prosecuted, you may be entitled to compensation in a civil lawsuit. At the law firm of Katz Personal Injury Lawyers, we regularly prosecute false imprisonment, false arrest and malicious prosecution claims on behalf of our clients. If you have been the unfortunate victim of such conduct, please contact us so that you can learn about your rights to monetary relief.Contact a Car Accident Lawyer in the Atlanta Area or Seek Assistance with Another Personal Injury Claim
At Katz Personal Injury Lawyers, we understand that the legal process is overwhelming, and it is also not your first priority when dealing with painful injuries or grief. However, it is sometimes the only way to ensure that your medical bills and other expenses are covered and that justice is served. Our firm represents victims in many areas of Georgia, including Atlanta, Marietta, Macon, Decatur, Rome, and Columbus as well as throughout the United States. If you have questions regarding your options after an accident that you believe was caused by someone else’s careless actions, contact us today at 404-460-0101, 888-426-2100 or online to schedule a free consultation.