Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious injuries are life-changing. Many times, people are unable to work or get back to living their lives the way they’re used to. Accidents happen, but when the reckless behavior of another party causes these losses, you have the legal right to recover damages. At Rafi Law Firm, your Atlanta personal injury lawyer will work hard to pursue comprehensive and fair compensation for you, working hard to ensure your rights remain protected.
Call Rafi Law Firm now for a free consultation. Let us pursue maximum compensation in your case. Reach us at (404) 800-9933.
Our personal injury practice areas
We get results. We fight to protect our clients from the complex legal matters they are facing as obstacles in getting the compensation owed to them after someone else caused their loss. Our legal team is here to help you with most types of personal injury. Meet with your personal injury lawyer in Atlanta to get legal guidance and support now.
Car accidents are some of the most common types of personal injury cases our clients face. Whether you were rear-ended, t-boned, or otherwise injured as a result of another person’s distraction, fatigue, or negligence, you can count on our legal team to be there to pursue maximum compensation.
Truck accidents are often very complex because more than one person may be responsible, including trucking companies. These accidents, such as with an 18-wheel or tractor-trailer, often lead to significant injury due to the weight and size of the vehicle. When you are facing truck accidents, ensure you have the most qualified Atlanta personal injury attorney by your side to fight for your compensation rights.
Wrongful death is devastating, no matter if it occurs in a car accident, work-related accident, medical malpractice, or any other situation. Our legal team at Rafi Law Firm works hard to hold those accountable for costing your family members their lives. With our experience and dedication, you can expect our legal team to guide you through this challenging case.
Slip-and-fall injuries can cause significant and lasting losses, especially if they involve traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord damage. If you fell and suffered injuries that took you to the hospital, reach out to our Atlanta personal injury lawyer for immediate legal help.
Brain injuries occur for many reasons, including falls, car accidents, assaults, and medical mistakes. They carry some of the most significant losses because recovery can take a long time, and in some cases, a person may not gain the level of wholeness they once had. Let us fight to protect your rights.
Spinal cord injury
A spinal cord injury often involves weeks and months of rehabilitation. Many people struggle with ongoing pain and limited mobility after such incidents. Our legal team fights to ensure you get the compensation owed to you in these cases, reducing your risk of not being able to get the most advanced care and support possible.
Under Atlanta personal injury law, you have the right to compensation if you are hurt on the job. Yet, workers’ compensation is not always fair to victims. Your attorney will help you determine what your losses are and then work to prove you deserve fair compensation. Do not assume you cannot take legal action. We are here to help you do that.
Back and neck injury
If you were hurt in a car accident, fell from heights, or otherwise suffered a back and neck injury as the result of another person’s recklessness or negligence, you may be owed compensation. Our experienced personal injury lawyers in Atlanta will work hard to prove your injuries and losses, fighting for comprehensive financial protection for your recovery.
Did a location fail to provide a secure environment, and you suffered injury and loss as a result? No matter where the negligent security occurred, such as at a hospital, nightclub, retail location, or school, you may be able to hold the responsible party accountable for the losses you have incurred. With our highly experienced team with ample experience, we work to hold those who put you at risk accountable.
As a shooting victim, you may have years of recovery ahead of you. Life is likely to be different for you, including physically and mentally. Let our legal team determine who can be held accountable for these losses. When you choose a personal injury attorney in Atlanta with our team, you can expect outstanding support and compassion as we fight for you.
Rape and sexual assault
Aside from the criminal charges in a rape or sexual assault case, you may be able to seek out financial compensation for the losses you suffered. While we cannot change what occurred to you, we can work to ensure you have the financial means to continue your life and get the best level of care possible.
Our hard work pays off for clients
We work hard to provide our clients with exceptional, respectful legal representation. When you hire Rafi Law Firm, our experience will work for you. In our over 18 years of experience, we have provided our clients with exceptional results, helping them to recover millions of dollars in losses. Let us fight to protect your case outcome as well.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta?
When you hire our Atlanta personal injury lawyers, you pay us nothing unless we win your case. Our attorneys also offer a free consultation so we can discuss fees and legal strategy with you without any financial implications. Do not wait to contact Rafi Law Firm now for a free consultation.
What should I do after being hurt?
Follow these steps if you have been hurt in any type of accident. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are always a phone call away to offer help and guidance. Do not wait to call us.
1. Report the incident
As soon as the incident occurs, call 911. Allow the police to arrive, start an investigation, and gather evidence to support your case. You must provide the police with clear, factual information without admitting any guilt.
2. Take plenty of photos
If it is safe for you to do so, take photos of the entire area. Use your phone to capture a video of the entire area and all the damage. Take photos of the scene, the other driver’s license plate, the contact information for witnesses, and the injuries you have.
3. Gather witness contact information
When safe to do so, ask witnesses to provide their names and phone numbers to you. Ask them to do so in case you have to verify or prove what occurred. Make sure the police get the contact information from all witnesses as well.
4. Seek medical attention
Always go to the emergency room. Even if you feel like you are okay, some injuries can take a few hours or days to become evident, including brain conditions like concussions, neck and back injuries, and internal organ damage. Going to the hospital ensures your injuries are well documented.
5. Keep a record of your expenses
Maintain a log of all expenses you have during the coming days and months. If you are spending money on medications, copays for doctors, or other costs, that could add up for you when making your claim.
6. Hire a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta
Turn to our Atlanta personal injury lawyers now. Do not wait until you are facing claims denials to get legal aid. The sooner you turn to us, the faster we can start to help you recover the losses you have.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the incident to take legal action. However, this is a complex case, and filing a claim can take a long time. As soon as you suffer injuries, contact one of the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Rafi Law Firm to get legal guidance. Doing this now – before that 2-year timeframe expires – protects your right to compensation.
Generally, in Georgia, you have two years from the date of the incident to take legal action. However, if the injured person is a minor, this deadline or statute of limitations can be delayed until they turn 18. If the crash involved a government vehicle, the delay may be for as little as 6 months.
There are different deadlines for different types of cases, and we are not able to advise you with certainty when the deadline for your case will come. For many cases in Georgia, the statute of limitations ends two years from the date of the incident—although in certain cases, the deadline for filing a claim could come sooner or later. Sometimes there are other types of deadlines in addition to the statute of limitations.
What damages can I claim?
You may be eligible to seek compensation for any losses you have. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you with a wide range of losses.
Some examples of economic damages include:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation costs
- Pain medications
- Specialist treatment
- Lost time at work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
In some situations, the court may also award punitive damages, which go above and beyond the losses you could otherwise expect. This often happens in cases of serious recklessness, such as DUIs. If a court orders them, you will get the financial support to help you recover from the losses you have incurred.
What should I look for in a good personal injury attorney?
Choosing a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta is a personal process, one where you want to ensure you are working with someone that you know you can trust and know is working hard for you. At Rafi Law Firm, we believe there are a few key things you need to have in a well-qualified attorney.
Experience with your specific injury
Does the attorney have experience with the type of injury you have? If so, that means they have a better understanding of the current and long-term losses you have suffered.
Choose an attorney with a proven track record of results. Not only is the number of cases important, but also the outcome of those cases.
Research the attorney and law firm. Do they have a good reputation in the community? What about the courts? You want an attorney known for being aggressive at fighting for clients but also dedicated, on time, and compassionate.
Though many personal injury cases end up being settled outside of court, some will go to trial. Not all attorneys have that type of hands-on experience. That is where working with a trial personal injury attorney in Atlanta becomes critical.
From the start, the attorney should provide you with good communication. Do they answer your calls, show up for appointments, and provide you with resources to help you? You also want to choose a personal injury lawyer that has clear communication that you understand.
It is always important to have an attorney you feel comfortable with and trust. If not, you should move on to someone that you know is going to be there and create the results you desire.
We’ll fight the insurance company to get you maximum compensation
Atlanta personal injury law makes it clear that the victim should receive compensation for the losses the other party has caused. Yet, it is very common for this not to happen because insurance companies work to minimize what they pay. Our legal team fights against this, ensuring you get the maximum compensation allowable.
Who’s liable for my injury?
In examining your case, our personal injury attorney in Atlanta will uncover a wide range of factors that could be playing a role in this, including the following parties.
If you are in a car accident, other drivers may be responsible for your injury and losses if they were reckless in any way, including distracted or fatigued behind the wheel.
Property owners or managers
If you feel you suffered an injury at a property because the other party failed to provide you with the protections you expected and are owed, you may be owed compensation from the property owner or manager.
There are some situations where government entities fail, and people suffer. This may happen in situations where the government failed to ensure the area was safe, for example.
Doctors or other medical professionals
There are some situations in which a healthcare professional makes a mistake or engages in some type of behavior that would not have been followed by other doctors in a similar situation.
Other parties may be liable
There are many situations where other people may be responsible for the losses you have, such as vehicle manufacturers or repair technicians that caused a failure. In some situations, a third party can be identified through gathering additional evidence.
How our injury attorneys prove liability
Our personal injury attorney in Atlanta will work closely with you to gather all evidence and information possible about your case. We can then use that information to help you to pursue compensation. Several components must be met for you to qualify for compensation.
1. Duty of care
Did the responsible party have a duty of care to you? Should you have been reasonably able to suspect you would be safe?
2. Breach of duty
Did that person do something (or fail to take action) to maintain that duty of care? For example, did they create an unsafe environment that allowed you to suffer an accident?
Did their breach of duty to you directly cause the losses you have? Their actions or inactions allowed you to suffer these losses.
You suffered monetary losses from the incident.
What’s the personal injury lawsuit process?
At Rafi Law Firm, we customize the following process to meet our client’s needs. You can expect our Atlanta personal injury lawyers to work with you in each of these areas.
1. Contact the defendant(s)
We determine who is to blame and contact them to alert them of your claim.
2. Gather evidence
Our attorneys go to work to determine what occurred by turning to videos and photos, speaking to witnesses, and gathering information from third-party witnesses.
3. Negotiate out of court
We try to file a claim and negotiate with the insurance company out of court to settle quickly.
4. Initiate court proceedings
If they do not agree to our proposed settlement, we then head to court to fight for compensation.
Why do I need to go to the doctor?
Going to the doctor ensures you have clear documentation of your injuries and that those injuries occurred as a result of the accident.
Why should I hire Rafi Law Firm?
Empower your future by hiring Rafi Law Firm. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys are proven professionals with more than 18 years of experience helping our clients.
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are here to help
Do not wait to get the legal help you need. Call Rafi Law Firm now for a free consultation at (404) 800-9933.