Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

A personal injury claim or lawsuit arises when another individual or entity behaves unreasonably. If an accident victim suffers one or more physical injuries because of the other party’s negligence, they may pursue monetary damages via a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

Insurance companies are not on your side when filing a personal injury claim. Consequently, you must retain a skilled attorney to represent you at every stage of the proceedings. The experienced and compassionate Atlanta personal injury attorneys at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to handle every aspect of your claim or lawsuit.

We can file a claim on your behalf with the at-fault party’s insurance company or litigate your case to a conclusion in the court system. Whatever you decide, we will aggressively fight for your legal rights and interests and work to maximize your overall monetary recovery.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney, please contact our office for more information.

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TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers
3225 Cumberland Blvd, Ste 100
Atlanta, GA 30339
TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers James Helm

Why Choose Us for Legal Representation in Your Personal Injury Case?

We understand you have numerous options for selecting an attorney for legal representation. You want an aggressive team of attorneys who will go the distance for you and work hard to maximize the total monetary compensation you recover in your personal injury claim or lawsuit.

The knowledgeable and compassionate Atlanta personal injury attorneys at TopDog Law have a successful track record of settling and litigating personal injury cases. Unlike many personal injury law firms, our legal team will take cases to court and litigate them at a civil jury trial or binding arbitration hearing you need us to.

Let us help you fight for your legal rights and recover the fair monetary award you deserve for your injuries.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

The injured accident victim must satisfy their legal burden of proof to recover monetary damages as part of a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In other words, they must successfully prove the legal elements of their claim or lawsuit.

First, the accident victim must show that the at-fault party owed them a legal duty of care they subsequently violated. For example, in the context of a motor vehicle accident, the other driver might have violated one or more traffic laws when driving while intoxicated or distracted.

Alternatively, in a premises accident scenario, the property owner might have failed to repair a hazard in a reasonable amount of time, causing a property visitor to slip and fall on the premises.

In addition to proving that the at-fault party breached their legal duty of care, the accident victim must show that this breach was the direct, foreseeable cause of their accident and the physical injuries they ultimately suffered.

When an accident victim can successfully satisfy their legal burden of proof, they can recover monetary damages. An accident victim’s total monetary award will depend on the accident, the nature and extent of their injuries, their medical treatment, and the total cost.

Compensable monetary damages in a personal injury claim or lawsuit may include past and anticipated medical costs, loss of earnings, loss of earning capacity, inconvenience, loss of spousal consortium, lifetime care costs, past and future pain and suffering, mental distress, inconvenience, permanent disability, loss of use of a body part, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Our legal team can carefully examine your accident circumstances and help you determine the likely value of your personal injury claim or lawsuit. We can then aggressively fight for your rights during settlement negotiations with insurance company representatives and during litigation. Our primary goal is to help you maximize the total monetary damages you recover for your accident-related losses.

Where Do Accidents Frequently Occur in Atlanta?

Car, premises, and workplace accidents can occur just about anywhere in the Atlanta region.

Motor vehicle accidents may occur on any road in the area and in parking lots and garages in downtown Atlanta.

Some of the most dangerous Atlanta roadways include:

  • State Route 14 Connector 
  • Metropolitan Parkway SW 
  • Old National Highway 
  • I-75
  • I-285, especially the area between Exit 53 and South Loop Road
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW 
  • Georgia Route 42 (Moreland Avenue)
  • I-85 (especially the area between Exits 71 and 77)

Car accidents are also common at traffic intersections, especially where hurried drivers run red lights, stop signs, and yield signs.

In addition to Atlanta motor vehicle accidents, premises accidents may occur in various locations.

Some of the most common locations for premises accidents include:

  • Local swimming pools
  • Restaurants and bars located in the downtown Atlanta area
  • Personal residences
  • Grocery stores
  • Shopping malls and shopping centers
  • Parking lots
  • Parking garages
  • Sidewalks
  • Private driveways

Serious accidents happen in workplaces, including building and construction sites, where uneven surfaces are often prevalent.

If you suffered injuries in one of these locations that resulted from another person or entity’s negligence, you should immediately seek the legal help you need.

Our knowledgeable Atlanta personal injury attorneys at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue and recover the monetary compensation you deserve by filing a personal injury claim on your behalf – or a timely lawsuit in the state court system.

Types of Accidents That Lead to Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits

When other individuals behave carelessly or negligently, accidents may cause serious injuries.

Some of the most common types of accidents that result from the negligence of others include:

You are not alone if you sustained injuries in any of these incidents that resulted from another party’s negligence. The experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers can meet with you immediately to discuss your accident circumstances and help you develop a plan of action to move your case forward successfully.

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Personal Injuries That Result From Others’ Negligence

When other individuals behave carelessly and recklessly, they may cause various accidents, leading to debilitating injuries. In some cases, accident victims recover from their injuries within a few weeks or months after their accident, while at other times, accident victims may suffer various permanent injuries.

A permanent injury will likely cause the accident victim pain and suffering for the rest of their life. The accident victim may also need prolonged medical treatment for their injuries.

The injuries that a particular accident victim suffers will depend on the type of accident, the amount of force involved, and the body part or parts affected.

Common injuries may include:

  • Soft tissue neck and back contusions, including whiplash injuries
  • Knee injuries
  • Shoulder injuries
  • Rib fractures
  • Traumatic head and brain injuries, including migraines and concussions
  • Spinal cord damage, including vertebrae fractures that may require a spinal cord fusion surgery to correct
  • Full and partial paralysis injuries that affect the accident victim’s ability to touch and feel in the affected body parts
  • Road rash
  • Bruises
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding

While you recuperate from your injuries, our trusted legal team can begin handling the legal components of your case. Specifically, we can start gathering the necessary documents to satisfy your legal burden of proof and assemble those documents into a settlement demand package on your behalf.

Fighting the Insurance Company After an Accident

In any personal injury claim or lawsuit you file, our legal team will likely deal directly with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Dealing with insurance company representatives is often an uphill battle since insurance companies have no incentive to compensate you fully or fairly for your injuries.

Our legal team can aggressively represent your legal interests and handle settlement negotiations on your behalf. By pointing out the strength of your medical records and introducing medical testimony, we can convince the insurance adjuster to favorably increase their offer. Alternatively, we can file a lawsuit and litigate your case in court.

If you decide to file a lawsuit and pursue personal injury litigation in your case, our legal team can do that for you.

First, we can begin the litigation process on your behalf by preparing the lawsuit and filing it with the court. At that point, the defense attorney representing the at-fault individual will enter an appearance in your case and file a formal Answer with the court. At that point, the parties will likely engage in discovery.

During discovery, the parties will answer one another’s written questions, called interrogatories, and exchange documents. They will also likely take one another’s depositions.

At a discovery deposition, the defense attorney can ask questions about your accident, the injuries you suffered, the medical treatment you underwent, your current symptoms, and the effect of the accident and injuries on your overall life and well-being. Our legal team will prepare you for your deposition and anticipate the questions the defense attorney will likely ask.

Even after filing a lawsuit in the court system, we may still settle your case with the insurance company during the litigation process. However, if that does not happen, your case will likely go to a civil jury trial for resolution.

At trial, the jury will resolve all disputed issues in your case, including the issue of monetary compensation and damages. However, depending on your circumstances, we can recommend alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in your case, such as binding arbitration or mediation.

Our legal team will join you every step of the way, answering your questions and helping you make intelligent and informed decisions during your case.

What to Do After Suffering Injuries in an Accident

If you recently sustained injuries in an accident that was someone else’s fault, there are certain actions that you can take on your own.

First, follow through with all your medical provider’s treatment recommendations and fully complete your treatment regimen. Taking this action shows the insurance company that your injuries are severe and that you deserve to recover fair compensation. If you miss medical appointments or end treatment early, insurers will assume your injuries are not severe.

Following your accident, you can also keep track of important documents we can use in your case, including witness contact information, police reports, medical records, medical bills, and photographs of property damage, injuries, and the incident scene.

Once we begin representing you, we can assemble these documents into a settlement demand package and forward it to the insurance company adjuster for review. If you cannot gather certain documents, our legal team can do it for you.

Never speak in detail with insurance companies or accept a settlement offer without consulting our attorneys. You risk saying something an insurance adjuster might twist around to use to minimize your claim. Further, a settlement offer might seem favorable at first, but it might not come close to covering your losses.

Allowing our legal professionals to communicate with insurers, calculate your losses, and review all settlement offers is the best way to protect yourself.

Call an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer Today

The experienced and compassionate legal team at TopDog Law Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to help you pursue and recover the monetary compensation you deserve for your accident-related losses.

For your free case evaluation and legal consultation with our experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys, please call us at (404) 620-4059 or contact us online for more information.

TopDog Personal Injury Lawyers – Atlanta Office

3225 Cumberland Blvd,
Suite 100,
Atlanta, GA 30339

Ph: (404) 620-4059

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