WRONGFUL DEATH AND PERSONAL INJURY
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one through the negligence of others, you may be able to receive compensation for your loss and damages, which include past and future medical costs, lost income, and pain and suffering. Over the past twenty years, my firm has handled hundreds of serious injury cases–from pedestrians struck by vehicles to railroad crossing accidents to airplane crashes to premises liability. Regardless of how the injury or death arose, it is important that the facts of your case be developed as quickly as possible after the incident.
No two cases are alike. All of them depend on detailed factual analysis which makes it usually impossible to compare the outcome of one case to another. While we do not currently publish client testimonials or endorsements on this website because some states consider that to be a potential violation of Rule of Professional Conduct 7.1., we are happy to provide references upon request.
Please feel free to contact me for a free initial consultation regarding your situation. Whether you contact me or not, please accept my sincerest condolences for your loss.
Types of Claims
Wrongful death claims can arise from a number of events. Some of the most common examples are:
- Traffic accident – car accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, drunk driver accidents, hit and run accidents, and more.
- Train collision
- Airplane crash
- Medical malpractice
- Defective product
- Slip and fall
This is the information age. Your life – your income, buying habits, debts, housing, and jobs – has already probably been profiled and dissected by at least one, if not all three, of the big credit bureaus. Those companies make their money by selling your profile in one form or another as often as possible. They also allow inaccurate information to pollute your credit report and stubbornly refuse to correct those errors.
Federal law governs the handling of credit reports, and our firm has been a pioneer in Georgia advocating for consumers in their credit report-related disputes. Whether your credit report contains errors that the credit bureau refuses to correct, or the credit bureau has sold your credit report to entities that are not eligible to see it, we may be able to help you. If you think someone has received your credit report improperly, or if you are having trouble getting incorrect information removed from your credit report, I may be able to help. Please note, however, that I can and under federal law must make no promise to “repair” anyone’s credit. We will analyze your situation and give you our best advice as to the options you have.
In the matter of improper foreclosures, Georgia law strongly favors creditors. They may lawfully repossess your car or home without a moment’s consideration by any court.
There are, however, certain procedures that all creditors must follow before they take your assets. If you are about to lose your home to foreclosure, or if a creditor has already foreclosed, and you feel that the creditor failed to conduct the foreclosure lawfully, then I may be able to help.
Please feel free to contact my office to set up an initial consultation to discuss your matter.
WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING, AND PROBATE LITIGATION
If you have an issue regarding wills, estate planning, probate of estates, or probate-related litigation, then I can be of assistance.
Estate planning is a three-legged stool. You should have a last will and testament, a financial power of attorney, and an advanced directive to provide guidance for your health care when you are unable to communicate. I help families prepare those documents so that their families and possessions are protected. If you have a substantial estate, you may require more careful planning as part of your will. I can tailor your will to include insurance trusts, credit shelter trusts or other such estate tax saving provisions.
When you have lost a loved one, I can also assist in the probate of their estate. “Probate” is simply the name given to the process of administering someone’s estate. If a person dies with a will – called dying “testate” in probate parlance – then I will assist the executor named in the will to administer the estate in accordance with the will. If someone dies without a will – called dying “intestate” in probate parlance – then I assist the family member or friend who offers to serve as administrator of the estate handle the affairs in accordance with state law.
Finally, the death of a loved one sometimes leads to tensions and difficulties. The person administering an estate may find their actions being challenged. Conversely, a beneficiary or family member may believe they are not being treated properly. In either case, I can also bring years of experience in probate litigation to assisting in your representation.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND CIVIL RIGHTS
There is nothing worse that being wrongly accused of something. When that wrongful accusation is made in our criminal justice system, everything in your world is suddenly at risk. Contact me immediately if you have been arrested or believe you are a target of an investigation. You need an attorney who can jump in and find every avenue for proving your innocence. We will leave no stone unturned in fighting for your rights.
Sometimes, interactions with law enforcement can escalate unnecessarily. While most law enforcement and government officials do their job in a professional and courageous manner for unbelievably little pay, a few people, acting under the authority of the law, abuse their power and beat or injure innocent people or fail to take reasonable steps to protect defenseless prisoners – and too frequently get away with it for years and years. The U.S. Constitution and federal law is supposed to protect you from these abuses. If you or someone you know has been subject to unconstitutional abuse by government agents, then contact my office to discuss your case.
As one who makes his living as a litigator, it may seem strange for me to say it, but litigation is a lousy way to resolve disputes. It should be used as a last resort. When all other avenues have been exhausted, however, and the time has come to take legal action, then we will use our decades of experience to move aggressively to prosecute your claims.
Whatever your dispute, please feel free to contact me to set up an initial consultation.