Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers
We’re Here for You in Your Hour of Need
At the Atlanta-based Angell Law Firm, we believe that injustice toward one is injustice toward all—and that a person who strives to save another is working toward justice for all others. That’s why our mission focuses on personal injury law. Nobody is more vulnerable than the injured.
If you want to know our story, you can read it here. Then make an appointment to visit us at our office on gorgeous, historic Peachtree Road, the grand boulevard running northward through the famed Buckhead community of Atlanta (and the site of Atlanta’s most noteworthy historical architecture).
We’re nestled near Lenox Mall among upscale boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and hotels. Jeffrey Selin wrote in The Los Angeles Times, “As Rodeo Drive is to Beverly Hills and Fifth Avenue is to Manhattan, so is Peachtree Road to Atlanta.”
Automobiles, Trucks, Motorcycles, and Personal Injury in Atlanta
Drivers owe a “duty of care” to other motorists and pedestrians. They must be sure to check blind spots, remain attentive, be sober, and obey all rules of the road. Negligence of these duties is the crux of a client’s injury case.
At The Angell Law Firm, we deal with two particular types of auto accidents, each of which requires special legal knowledge beyond what simple car crash cases require:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Truck accidents can be particularly devastating: Commercial trucks, when fully loaded with cargo, weigh 40 tons, on average. A truck of that weight traveling at 65 mph—the speed limit on I-285, the Atlanta perimeter—is always potentially deadly.
Our lives require truckers. Without them, an essential element of the worldwide supply chain suffers. Truckers matter. But truckers owe the same duty of care to you that you owe to them since you share the road.
Motorcyclists are not as well-shielded as car or truck drivers, which is why motorcycle accidents are most often quite serious. Internal injuries are frequent and often life-threatening. Brain injuries, for instance, can affect cognitive abilities, mood regulation, and motor skills.
Other motorcycle crash injuries are more apparent: from road rash to spinal cord injuries and amputations, they can be devastating. These conditions are costly to treat, and people too injured to work may lose their income, be unable to pay medical bills and costs of living, and have certain non-urgent kinds of care denied.
After a vehicular accident, seeking medical attention is imperative, even if you don’t think you need it. Your personal injury case will require extensive documentation, including evidence of your medical condition immediately after the accident. The defendant’s attorney will try to discredit you, so in order to bolster your defense, keep copies of all communications, including:
- Insurance letters
- Hospital bills
- Payslips that may show reduced wages due to absences
- Unpaid or late utility bills
If you’re involved in an accident and able to do so, take pictures of the scene and video recordings of eyewitnesses–with their consent, of course.
At The Angell Law Firm, we have seen it all—and while we wish we could never have to see it again, we will. And when we do, we won’t rest until we get you the compensation you deserve.
Wrongful Death on Atlanta Highways
Vehicular crashes account for the largest percentage of personal injuries nationwide. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported nearly 7 million crashes in the United States in 2018.
According to the NHTSA, only 1% of auto crashes result in death. But that’s still more than 33,000 road-related deaths annually, 1,474 of them in Georgia. Road crashes are the leading cause of death for people under 55.
Accidents can happen anywhere, and they can be life-changing. Imagine you’re driving down Peachtree Road appreciating the beautiful Cathedral of St. Philip. Suddenly your car veers off the road after a negligent motorist from a side road strikes your passenger side in a t-bone impact. You’re injured, but alive. Your passenger, however, is not so lucky.
Georgia’s wrongful death statute, O.C.GA 51-4-2, permits the decedent’s family to file a wrongful death lawsuit against a negligent driver. The victim’s surviving spouse is the first person who can file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. If no spouse is living, then the order in which family members can file the suit is as follows:
- Nieces and nephews
- Their lineal descendants (blood relatives)
Damages that the court awards may vary but can include coverage of funeral and burial expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve lost a spouse or family member in an accident due to the negligence of another party, our team of personal injury lawyers at The Angell Law Firm is here to take your case.
We’ll Win Your Case
Atlanta novelist Margaret Mitchell, who lived in Buckhead, was killed by a speeding motorist right on Peachtree Street in 1949. We at the Angell Law Firm live with that history every day, and we move forward in the knowledge that we have a special duty to injured Atlantans.
No financial settlement can bring back a loved one or restore a paraplegic’s ability to walk. But we understand that financial distress, lost wages, and property damage can diminish a person’s quality of life just as much as bodily injury can.
Even if you’re partially to blame for your injury, we can get you compensation. Plaintiffs who are deemed less than 50% responsible for an accident are eligible for partial defrayment.
Dealing with the law can be frightening, all the more so if you also have to deal with doctors, hospitals, insurance, and expensive medical bills. If you need an advocate that you can trust, we will be on your side.
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I chose this law firm due to the great reviews that I read online, and it was the best decision i’ve ever made! From start to finish the staff at Angell handled my cases really well. They are very professional, they know what they’re doing, and they have no problem answering questions and taking time to walk you through the process. When dealing with big insurance companies, it’s great to have a team to help negotiate to get what you truly deserve. Special thanks to Annie and Deanna as I worked more closely with them but the entire staff is amazing! If you need a lawyer I definitely recommend them. Thanks so much!
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Our founder, Bryce Angell, and every attorney at the Angell Law Firm will take your case seriously and treat you with the compassion you deserve. Our years of experience in personal injury law enable us to protect your rights, especially when someone else’s negligence has violated them.