October 2018: $1.7 Million Verdict Proper, According To Trial Court
October 2018: $450,000 Dog Bite Settlement Before Closing Arguments
September 2018: $475,000 Settlement For Client Injured Near Lenox Mall
September 2018: $475,000 Settlement For Client Injured In Atlanta
September 2018: $300,000 Settlement For Client Injured When
November 2017: $1 Million Settlement for Client Injured In Brookhaven
October 2017: $1.7 Million Jury Verdict For Client Shot At Atlanta Gas Station
September 2017: $2 Million Settlement For Client Injured By Defective Machine
CRIME VICTIMSHELPING CRIME VICTIMS IN GEORGIA: ATLANTA, DECATUR, COLLEGE PARK, UNION CITY, STONE MOUNTAIN, EAST POINT, SMYRNA, CONYERS, JONESBORO, HAPEVILLE, MARIETTA, LITHONIA, DOUGLASVILLE, RIVERDALE, STOCKBRIDGE, & MCDONOUGH
We have successfully recovered millions against apartment complexes, hotels, motels, gas stations, and other businesses that fail to keep their customers and guests safe. We help shooting, rape, assault, and battery victims. Mike is known for representing injured people in Atlanta and throughout Georgia, and other lawyers routinely ask for his help on cases. We are dedicated to helping crime victims inside and outside of the courtroom, and we are active in the neighborhoods where our clients are hurt.
TRUCK ACCIDENTSHELPING TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN GEORGIA: ATLANTA, SANDY SPRINGS, JOHNS CREEK, NORCROSS, LAWRENCEVILLE, ROSWELL, DULUTH, SUWANEE, WOODSTOCK, DUNWOODY, KENNESAW, ACWORTH, ALPHARETTA, & SNELLVILLE
We help people injured in crashes with tractor-trailers, buses, tow trucks, delivery and box trucks, flatbeds, tanker trucks, and other commercial vehicles. Trucking accidents and very different than car accidents—Mike knows what trucking companies and their drivers are required to do under state and federal law, because he used to defend large businesses with thousands of trucks. Now, Mike uses his knowledge of truck companies to hold them accountable when they violate the law and hurt his clients.
AUTO ACCIDENTSHELPING AUTO ACCIDENT VICTIMS IN GEORGIA: ATLANTA, SMYRNA, AUSTELL, COVINGTON, LOGANVILLE, CARTERSVILLE, MONROE, VILLA RICA, GRAYSON, BRASELTON, WINDER, ATHENS, HAMPTON, DAWSONVILLE, CANTON, MILTON, & NEWNAN
We help drivers and pedestrians who were seriously injured in car accidents. Mike investigates wrecks himself, so can determine who was to blame. Mike is an expert in auto insurance coverage, so his clients are able to recover all of the money available to them after a crash. Mike learns everything about his clients and how their injuries have effected them and their family. Mike then effectively explains how his clients were hurt to the defense and ultimately to a jury—this is one reason why our clients recover more.
WRONGFUL DEATH & SEVERE INJURYHELPING THE INJURED IN GEORGIA: ATLANTA, AUGUSTA, COLUMBUS, MACON, SAVANNAH, ALBANY, WARNER ROBINS, VALDOSTA, ROME, GAINESVILLE, PEACHTREE CITY, GRIFFIN, DALTON, STATESBORO, MILLEDGEVILLE, CARROLLTON
We help people seriously injured because defendants acted negligently, broke laws, did not follow their own rules, and put making money over protecting people. Mike spent years representing big companies and the people who run them, so he knows how they think and what their lawyers will do. Mike gives injured people top-class legal representation, which they deserve and need to win.
WE DEMAND JUSTICE AND MAXIMUM COMPENSATION
The primary way to increase the value of your case is to prepare your case for trial from the start—far too many lawyers do not do this, and their clients suffer. Defense lawyers and insurance companies know which lawyers will take cases to trial if their clients are not treated fairly; they also know which lawyers will roll over and settle for less because they do not have the knowledge, skills, or desire to try cases. When defense lawyers and insurance companies learn we are on the case, they know we will demand justice and maximum compensation, because anything less is unacceptable.
Why Rafi Law Firm? Relationships and Results.
I formed the Rafi Law Firm to help individuals in severe personal injury and wrongful death cases get the justice and recoveries they deserve. I began my career at a large well-known defense law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia, and spent years defending large companies in personal injury and other cases. I was fortunate to learn how to practice law from some of the best lawyers in Atlanta and the country. I also learned that, unfortunately, large companies do not always do the right thing. All too often it seemed to me, when companies did something wrong, they would try to pass the blame and hire high-priced lawyers to defend them, rather than simply admitting they did something wrong and trying to make it right.
My Firm is devoted to providing the best possible legal representation to people who need it. We understand and believe that we are in the customer service business. Our clients are our customers, and we are here to serve them. Our clients grant us the privilege of representing them, and we never take that for granted. Frankly, there are many qualified Atlanta personal injury lawyers, but we believe two things separate us: relationships and results.
We must understand our clients in order to serve them well. We have represented many injured people, but no two cases are the same because no two clients are the same. We are dedicated to understanding our clients’ injuries, medical treatment, medical expenses, and lost wages. But more often than not, our clients suffer more than just lost money—injuries can affect the way you spend time with family, your ability to work, and whether you are able to enjoy life each day. We do everything we can to understand all the ways in which injuries change our client’s lives. We strive to be our clients’ biggest supporters. We help tell their stories, fight for justice, and get them back on their feet. We are an Atlanta law firm, but we travel across Georgia to meet with and spend time with our clients. The more we know and understand our clients, the better we can serve them.
Why do we succeed when other lawyers can’t or won’t even try? We believe the simple answer is usually the correct one: we do not have many clients—and that is a purposeful choice our firm has made. The best way to treat clients well is to have fewer clients. The fewer clients we have, the more attention we can devote to each case. And we believe if we dedicate more time, effort, and strategy into each case, then our clients will recover more. There is no magic formula for how much cases are “worth,” but the only way to improve the value of cases is to outwork and out-think the other side—and that is what we promise to do.
We see the same billboard, television, and radio ads you see all across Georgia. You will not see our firm advertising in any of those places. Many of our cases come from recommendations by former clients (some which you can read by clicking here). Our former clients know us and our work better than anyone, because they have seen it first-hand. Before we take a case we give fair and honest case evaluations; during cases we keep our clients updated on what is happening and what we are doing to win; and when cases are over, our clients are happy and we are proud of our results.
Our cases also come from other lawyers in Atlanta and throughout Georgia who refer cases to us. In fact, many other Atlanta personal injury lawyers send their serious injury and wrongful death cases to us. Why would other lawyers do that? Lawyers know which lawyers and good and which aren’t—that is true in almost every business. We are the lawyers’ personal injury law firm. The lawyers who refer us cases know we will treat clients right and succeed. Referrals from former clients and other lawyers are the greatest compliments we can get. We are lucky that Georgia has some of the best lawyers you could ever want—and there are especially many Atlanta personal injury lawyers you could pick from. We help folks in Atlanta, Albany, Alpharetta, Athens, Augusta, College Park, Columbus, Decatur, Dunwoody, Kennesaw, Macon, Marietta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, and almost every Georgia city in between.
We hope this website will help you get to know a little about us and the work we do. If you are in need of a personal injury lawyer, please contact us and we will meet with you for a free case evaluation. If we are not able to work on your case, we will explain why and help to match you with a lawyer who is best suited for your case—and we will do that at no cost to you. You can reach us at 404-800-1156 or send us an email through the contact form below. We look forward to answering your questions and ensuring your legal rights are protected.
Thank you for giving us the chance to work for you.
—Michael Rafi and the Rafi Law Firm
OUR PROMISES TO YOU
WE WILL GIVE YOU TIME
We win cases when other lawyers can’t, because we spend every minute, every day, every week, working on your case. When defense and insurance lawyers are working on other cases, in meetings, or on vacations, we are working on your case. Your case is our full time job, so you can worry about recovering from your injury and other important things in your life.
We WILL GIVE YOU KNOWLEDGE
You will inevitably have a lot of questions about the law and how it applies to your case. We will share our knowledge and expertise of the law and explain why it matters to you. We will educate you about your case, so that you will understand everything that is happening and how we plan to win your case.
WE WILL GIVE YOU UPDATES
Rumor is that clients biggest complaint with their lawyers is that the lawyers do not give updates, but not with our Firm. We will keep you updated with how the case is going, what we did, what we are doing, and what we will do to win your case. You will not be kept in the dark wondering about your case with our Firm.
WE WILL GIVE YOU ANSWERS
When we investigate your case, we will learn facts that even you don’t know. The truth is many times we know much more than police detectives who are investigating the case. It is your case, and you deserve to know everything—so we will tell you. And, if you have specific questions, we will find out the answers for you.
WE WILL GIVE YOU HOPE
We will help you inside and outside of the courtroom. We will be your biggest supporter, helper, and cheerleader. If you need a doctor, we will help you find one. If you need a job, we will help you get one. If you need to talk, we will listen. We want you to succeed, and we will do everything we can to help you achieve your goals.
YOU WILL BE TREATED HONESTLY
As your lawyers and trusted advisers, we will rely on you to tell us the truth about everything related to your case—almost all lawyers require this. You as a client, should require the same of your lawyers. We will always be honest with you and provide candid advice that will best help you.
YOU WILL BE TREATED FAIRLY
We believe helping injured people is not just a job—it is a calling. Accordingly, our legal and ethic duties to you are more important than our own self interests. Before making a decision in your case we will
YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH RESPECT
The Rafi Law Firm is a customer service business. You are our customer. We work for you, and we are honored to do so. You will be treated with respect and courtesy at all times.
YOU WILL BE TREATED WITH COMPASSION
Clients come to us when they are injured, out of work, and need help. We understand that needing help is difficult for some people to admit and asking for help is sometimes even tougher. We will treat you with compassion and empathy, so you will feel comfortable with us working for you.
YOU WILL BE TREATED AS A PRIORITY
We choose to represent only a small number of clients at one time, so that we can make each client a priority. Some lawyers have hundreds of cases and assign each case a number. You will never be a number with us. Defense lawyers and insurance lawyers know which lawyers actually work hard and demand justice and which ones settle for less. By working on a small number of cases, we recover more for our clients.
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