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Accident and Personal Injury Attorneys

Atlanta 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 retaining an Atlanta car accident attorney to pursue your accident claim is so important. Although Georgia 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 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 statute of limitations, so you should consult us promptly. We can help establish the chain of causation leading from the defendant’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. Moreover, our truck accident lawyers recognize that 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 can be serious and life-threatening, such as brain trauma, paralysis, road rash, broken bones, and scarring. 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 victim has passed away 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 and, through an estate claim include the economic losses caused by the person’s death, such as costs of funeral or burial arrangements and outstanding medical bills. 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 would 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, where dangerous conditions exist, serious injuries may follow in slip and fall accidents. When property owners fail to fix hazards in a reasonable amount of time or warn visitors of the 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. The maritime rules related to the operation of boats 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 Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall 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 Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, 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 a prosecution of the person. Unfortunately, we often find that a security guard who has poor training or who has a false sense of power, 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 Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall, 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.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
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After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
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I was in a car accident that was complicated from the start. I looked on the internet and called a few different lawyers but they turned me down after they heard my story. When I called this firm Lyn Dodson asked me to talk to her in person. I met with Lyn and Rob Katz and after hearing my story they were confident I had a case. They vigorously pursued my case and over time we built a trusting relationship. Lyn even took time to help me with the traffic issues and other aspects of the case. They were always on my side and talked to me about the advantages and disadvantages of my options... Robert W. (Car Accident)
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After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
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I would recommend the law firm of Katz Wright Fleming Dodson & Mildenhall LLC. Lyn Dodson was my attorney after my auto accident. I had confidence in her legal abilities and experience. She did a very good job for me. She was always there to answer the many questions I asked. The firm is very professional. Lyn always gave you her undivided attention. The firm, especially Lyn, worked with you like a long time friend. Joe B. (Auto Accident)
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I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
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Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
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I have nothing but good and positive things to say about Rob. One of the unique things about my case was that I was involved in a bicycle accident with another biker. He took an unorthodox case between two bicycle riders and he could see the logic and liability in it. I was very happy with the result. Rodney H. (Bicycle Accident)
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We just loved him to death. He acted like he cared about us, not just our case. He kept us posted on everything. He even called us on Sundays to update us. My case involved a rear-end collision where I had herniated disks and I had had a prior back injury. Complicated as it was, we were very happy with the outcome. Kathy H. (Car accident)
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Throughout the course of my case, Mr. Katz kept me informed about its status, returned my telephone calls and was very attentive to my needs and concerns. Simply put, he cared not just about my case, but about me. Joseph B.
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I was, and still am, extremely satisfied with Rob's work and with the outcome of my case. Rob strives to be there for his clients, and I was no exception...I would happily recommend Rob to anyone who is seeking legal assistance after suffering a severe injury. Joey E.
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