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After serious injuries or wrongful death from a wreck, accident, or other disaster caused by negligence, it may be critical to talk to a personal injury attorney quickly to protect your rights and future potential recovery of compensation.

I practice personal injury law exclusively and handle all kinds of personal injury and wrongful death cases across Georgia including, but not limited to:

Car Wrecks

Car Wrecks, Motorcycle Wrecks, Car v. Pedestrian Wrecks:

Serious injuries and death result almost every day from drivers who text, drivers with road rage, inattentive drivers, drunk drivers, those who speed – all negligent drivers. These wrecks may involve passenger cars, motorcycles, cyclists, pedestrians, trucks, or a combination of multiple vehicles and contributing factors.

In these situations, having a skilled attorney is key. Challenges include tracking down witnesses, securing the best experts in accident reconstruction, skillful deposition of police officers, at-fault parties, and treating physicians and surgeons. Many times, insurance companies deny liability even in clear liability cases, and must be handled aggressively. These cases are the essence of my firm, are my expertise, and I’ve had great success for clients handling complex vehicle wreck cases.

Any of kind of vehicular wreck can obviously result in catastrophic injuries and death. Many clients require extensive hospitalization and rehabilitation. They may be unable to work temporarily or permanently, and suffer permanent injuries. Suddenly, finances are a nightmare, family life has been turned upside down. The future is uncertain and scary. If this scenario has happened to you, please contact me so we can talk about your situation and how I can help you put the pieces back together.

Truck Wrecks

Serious 18-wheeler, semi, and other cargo truck wrecks are frequent and extremely serious, sometimes fatal. Life-changing injuries, astronomical medical expenses and fatalities are common.

Larger trucks are governed by a different body of law than cars and SUV’s. There are federal regulations and requirements which govern truck drivers, their trailers, and their loads. These cases may be complex, complicated and lengthy—and legally time sensitive. Please contact me for a conversation on how best to approach your situation and what first steps to take in preserving your case. Truck wrecks are horrifying and upsetting—I’m here to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries, pain and suffering.

Drunk Driving & DUI Wrecks

Drunk driving wrecks are serious, sometimes deadly, and come with additional legal penalties which should be handled by a lawyer who has expertise in these cases. I have handled numerous serious civil cases against drunk drivers with great success for my clients. Insurance companies often attempt to settle a claim for less than it’s worth, especially in DUI cases!

Thousands of people each year become victims of drunk driving accidents. It is clearly against the law to drink and drive; unfortunately the negligent action causes many traffic collisions that injure and kill innocent people. An injury victim may lose work and a loss of income can place undue financial hardship on a household. Injuries may result in prolonged hospitalization and long-term rehabilitation.

Common Drunk Driving Injuries

Drunk driving accidents can cause some of the most serious traffic collisions that result in severe injuries. Common injuries to drunk driving accident victims are broken or crushed bones, amputations, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage, coma, or death. Drunk driving accidents victims may require reconstructive surgery before returning to a normal life. Others too injured to return to work may experience temporary or permanent disability.

The act of negligence occurs once a driver drinks and gets behind the wheel of a car. The violation of the duty of care makes the drunken driver responsible for damages caused to others. Monetary compensation including property damage available to victims of drunk driving accidents may cover:

  • Lost wages and loss of future income
  • Medical expenses and continued medical treatment costs
  • Pain and suffering and loss of companionship

Before settling with an insurance company, please contact me to discuss your situation and how my experience in handling drunk driving DUI wrecks can help you.

Catastrophic Injuries

About Catastrophic Injuries

If an injury results in the loss of a bodily function or system, it is considered a catastrophic injury. Catastrophic injuries are life-altering and can leave the injured person with permanent disabilities. Examples of catastrophic injuries include:

  • Broken Bones
  • Burn Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

These injuries are extremely painful and can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to treat.

What causes catastrophic injuries?

Accidents are the most common cause of catastrophic injuries including:

Catastrophic injuries are life-altering, upsetting, and terrifying for the injured person and the family. They can change the course of one’s life. What a skilled attorney can do is help with the legal and financial results of such injuries. There is help available. Call me to talk about protecting your rights and achieving maximum compensation to help with future medical expenses for potential permanent injuries.

Construction Accidents

Construction accidents are far too common in our busy Atlanta building industry; this is one of the most hazardous occupations in the country, with dangers to your future health and ability to work. The danger of a construction site is that injuries may be catastrophic and deadly. Workers compensation may be involved, but it may not provide a sufficient amount to pay for medical expenses or future care.

If you or a family member have been affected by a serious construction accident, please call me to talk about your situation. I will look into all sources of insurance to ensure you achieve maximum compensation.

Defective Products

Help for Product Liability Claims in Georgia

Dangerous and defective products are the cause of many injuries and deaths each year. In the case of manufacturer, designer, or distributor negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for the injuries you have sustained. In some cases, a faulty repair can cause a serious injury and in such a case the person responsible for the repair is held responsible. It is important to have your case reviewed by a skilled personal injury attorney.

I have helped many clients with defective product injury cases such as faulty medical devices and household items. If you’ve been seriously injured due to a possibly defective product--keep the defective item or product---and please contact me to talk about your case.

Our firm has helped many clients with defective product injury cases. It is extremely important to us that every one of our clients receives personal care. We thoroughly review the details of each case taken on, seeking to fully document and present a comprehensive claim for damages. Our firm understands that every person and every case is different and we believe that is one of the reasons we have a high success rate. If you have suffered an injury due to a defective product, speak with an attorney from our firm as soon as possible after the injury occurred.

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Lawyer in Alpharetta, GA

Liability and Medical Malpractice

Medical practice can result from professional negligence of health care practitioners and medical staff resulting in significant injuries to victims who suffer physically and mentally. Misdiagnosis and mistreatment can cause injuries to patients and in extreme cases cause fatalities. Many hospitals are overcrowded and underfunded with doctors and staff overworked.

Medical malpractice accidents are bound to happen in that type of atmosphere. An individual or family member of a deceased from a medical malpractice injury should contact an Alpharetta personal injury attorney for legal guidance as to the available monetary compensation for injuries and loss. The Williamson Law Firm successfully represents clients injured or damaged by medical malpractice accidents. Our law firm has the knowledge and experience to help victims faced with the devastating effects of medical malpractice.

Common Types of Medical Malpractice

A reduced standard of care can cause substandard medical treatment or a failure to treat in some instances. Common malpractice accidents can include improper administration of anesthesia, birth injuries, complications from surgical procedures, or drug interactions. In some cases, miscommunication between doctors and staff can lead to medical accidents. Doctors sometimes do not always following up with patients after performing medical procedures. If there were more safeguards against medical accidents then perhaps less malpractice injuries would occur.

Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

Some elderly individuals in nursing homes experience abuse during their final years. Federal and state regulations intended to guard against abuse are sometimes not enough. Nursing homes with financial difficulties may hire under educated and untrained staff to care for the elderly. Some nursing home employees may lack the necessary level of caring and understanding that is required for elderly care. An elderly individual may not have the ability to communicate abuse due to fear or physical impairment.

Family members should be aware of a drastic change in emotion or a physical injury as signs of possible nursing home abuse. If there is a suspicion of nursing home abuse, immediately contact me for advice as to the proper legal actions available. The Williamson Law Firm has the knowledge and resources to help clients affected by nursing home abuse. Our law firm understands the importance of building a trusting relationship with clients especially in dealing with delicate matters that involve nursing home abuse.

Common Signs of Nursing Home Abuse

In an abusive nursing home environment there can be indications such as unsanitary conditions that may alert a relative to the possible situation. Signs to watch for in the elderly are bruising, fractures, bed sores, malnutrition, dehydration, or death. Our law firm has represented many clients with elderly family members with injuries caused by nursing home abuse. Some nursing homes deal in health care fraud where they collect money but do not properly take care of their elderly residents.

In cases of nursing home abuse, law enforcement agencies immediately investigate claims of abuse. The Williamson Law Firm assists elderly victims of emotional, physical, fraud, and sexual abuse in nursing homes. At the first sign of nursing home abuse, it is essential that a family member or friend speak with an attorney who can assist with the situation.

Most nursing homes have insurance to cover injuries to the residents. Before settling an insurance claim, it is best to speak with a lawyer knowledgeable in the laws dealing with nursing home abuse. The victims may qualify for additional compensation due to negligence of the nursing home procedures or lack of care. Monetary compensation for injuries and damages may include medical costs, and pain and suffering. In the case of fatality, the surviving family members may sue for wrongful death. Make an appointment today for a consultation with a qualified nursing home abuse lawyer from our law firm. We feel strongly that the elderly be treated with respect and dignity; nursing homes should never be exempt from that.

Slip & Fall

When a private enterprise, government office or other location has slippery, wet or uneven floors, they put visitors at risk of serious injury. Although "slip & fall" cases are not recognized by many as a serious situation, the truth is that many individual lose their lives in such accidents every year.

Traumatic brain injury, broken bones, spinal cord injuries or other types of serious injury are frequently the result of a slip and fall or trip and fall accident. The property owner or manager is responsible for keeping their area free from hazards for those that visit the property. When they fail to do so, and injury is the result, they can be held liable in a claim filed against them to recover compensation for damages.

The elderly often suffer very serious injuries if they slip and fall; their bones are not as strong and head injuries can lead to extensive damage, even death. In any such case, it is crucial that you contact me from The Williamson Law Firm. Our attorney has extensive experience in assisting the injured in seeking fair and full compensation for damages in all types of personal injury cases, and particularly serious slip & fall or trip & fall accidents.

These cases may require immediate legal action or special document filings to preserve evidence. Documenting the area in which the injury occurred can be critical to the outcome of your case. As in most cases, the hazardous walking area, whether loose tiles, wet or oily floor or uneven walking surface will be quickly remedied after an injury accident. Ensuring that we have the full documentation, including photographs of the area in which the injury took place can be vital with regard to the potential outcome for our client.

Wrongful Death

When a wrongful death of a loved one occurs suddenly, it is the worst nightmare a family can suffer. It is a time of shock, horror, anger, and mental paralysis. If the death occurs due to the negligence of another, there may be substantial sources of compensation involved. There may be multiple parties at fault. While financial compensation cannot ever redress the pain, financial security may be a comfort for the surviving family.

Because a life is so very precious, it is a risk to an insurance company. They will immediately be working against the surviving family members to shift fault, assign blame and otherwise reduce the financial payout they may owe due to their insured’s negligence. Contacting a lawyer in the middle of extreme grief seems strange, but may protect the surving family members’ rights. Call, text, or email me for a compassionate and no-pressure conversation about what next steps to take. I’ve suffered the loss of a young family member and understand how overwhelming the grief can be. I’m here for you when you are ready.

Bicycle & Cyclist Wrecks

Atlanta, with its bike lanes, is very cyclist-friendly, but Atlanta is also dominated by cars. When a vehicle causes a cyclist to wreck, the injuries are extremely serious and can result in permanent skin scarring, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, internal injuries, sometimes fatalities. If road rage at a cyclist is an issue, punitive damages may be involved. These cases can be complex requiring skill and strategy to be successfully negotiated and litigated. I’ve had years of experience representing seriously injured cyclists with hundreds of thousands of dollars in successful settlements and verdicts as results. If you’ve been injured on a bike as a cyclist, please give me a call to talk about your situation.