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Some lawyers sign up lots of clients but don’t stay in contact. Not us. Our promise is if you choose to hire us, you’re going to get us. We keep our client list small so that we can devote our full financial resources and full attention to every client.
One of the few lawyers in US history to ever win a nine-figure verdict.
Some lawyers look to settle. Not us. When we accept a case, we build for trial. Our dedication to hard work and aggressive representation has resulted in large jury verdicts—including a $100,000,000.00 verdict in 2022–and life-changing settlements.
Our commitment to excellence has earned us a stellar reputation.
Super Lawyers consistently recognizes us as "Rising Stars," an honor given to just 2.5% of all lawyers. The National Law Journal calls us "Top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers." Georgia Trend Magazine calls us "Legal Elite". And U.S. News & World Report lists us as a “Best Law Firm”.
We only get paid after we win your case through settlement or trial.
If we don’t win your case, you don’t pay us. We will review your case for free, and then represent you on a contingency fee basis which means we get paid a percentage of the money we win for you through settlement or trial. Talk with us for free by calling 404-JUSTICE.
Our law firm focuses exclusively on representing seriously injured individuals and grieving families. We promise to do everything within our power to help our clients focus on recovering and rebuilding.
We have collectively participated in hundreds of hearings and trials as lead counsel. In 2022 we won one of the largest verdicts ever recorded in United States history. Our exceptional experience in the courtroom and at the negotiation table sets us apart and gives you an advantage.
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers put our clients first, every day. We promise to treat every client with respect, compassion, and kindness. Our clients become our friends–which is why we consistently win Avvo’s prestigious “Client’s Choice Award”, and the reason we are selected “Best Lawyers in America” and “Super Lawyers” every year. We invite you to read our hundreds of online reviews.
The number one complaint about lawyers is that lawyers don’t return calls. We never let that happen. Our clients have direct access to all of us. We regularly call and email our clients with updates and news about their case. By spending quality time with each client, we get to really know our client and understand how the injury has affected their life. The reason we are able to spend as much time as we do with each client is because we deliberately keep our caseload small. We turn down more cases than we accept so that we can focus on our existing clients.
Our experienced personal injury legal team has worked on important cases including a civil rights case that resulted with a jury awarding One Hundred Million Dollars. The reason we achieve the results we do is that we build our cases for trial. We start that process the day we meet our clients. Insurance companies know which lawyers are willing to take a case to trial and which lawyers are scared of courts. The insurance companies use that knowledge to lowball some lawyers. Not us. Our firm takes cases to trial, and we win.
Many of our cases are referred to us from other lawyers in Georgia who have read about our results in newspapers or watched us on the news. Lawyers who associate us on their cases do so because they know we will take the case to trial if the other side is not willing to pay a fair settlement. Similarly, lawyers around the country often call us to serve as local trial counsel as they too have heard about our results. While there is no calculation to determine just how much someone’s case is worth, what we have consistently found to be true is that our hard work, attention to detail, and strategic planning almost always beats the preparation put in by the other side.
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Growing up in South Africa during the Apartheid era, I witnessed firsthand a serious injustice: one race of people had inferior legal rights because of the color of their skin. At an early age, I learned that just because the legal system is one way, it doesn’t mean the system is always right.
My law firm’s practice philosophy is simple: we treat every client with the compassion, respect, and kindness that we would want for our own families.
His kindness, sincerity, and trustworthiness made this terrible course of events a lot more bearable. Darren was an excellent lawyer and an exceptional human being. We would definitely refer him to anyone!
This man and his team seek justice, not just a paycheck. The care, diligence, and expertise Darren displays is superb. You'd be doing yourself a favor seeking counsel from Darren.
His attention to detail is unmatched, his level of knowledge is remarkable. He has a relentless drive for justice but carries with a compassionate heart.
He was so compassionate and genuine, always maintaining complete professionalism and honesty. I would recommend him over and over again. Darren will always work hard for you…
I was a victim in a car accident and went with Darren at the advice of my girlfriend’s dad. He met with me in person over coffee and gave me his cell phone number the minute we met.
...I always felt like I was their only client...Darren and his team lead a strategic approach...When you hire Darren and his team you're not only hiring the best lawyers you're hiring a team of experts.
I did not know anyone in Georgia...Darren's firm was the one that I found first. Darren treated me like a human being, not a dollar sign. You will not find a better person who also is a great attorney...
All I can say is it was the best decision ever. Darren and his team are a first class firm, and they truly offer a personal touch. That being said, without results that wouldn't mean much. But let me tell you--If you want results, this is your firm. Period.
He was so compassionate and genuine, always maintaining complete professionalism and honesty. I would recommend him over and over again. Darren will always work hard for you...
We have two fundamental goals. First, we work to help our clients rebuild. Second, we work to change the system.
Rebuilding a life means having the resources needed to recover from an injury. We know that compensation does not mend broken bones, but it does pay for medical treatment that promotes healing. If you are hurting from an injury or grieving the tragic loss of a family member, you are not where you want to be in your life. Long after the accident, you are left still picking up the pieces. All because someone else made a bad decision. No amount of money makes pain go away, but when we get hired we work hard to rebuild your quality of life.
In addition to helping individuals and families recover fair compensation they need to begin rebuilding on the road to recovery, we work to change the system. We hold businesses accountable for their misconduct. When we file a lawsuit, our clients know that they are making our State a better place for not only themselves but their neighbors. Too often businesses put profit ahead of safety. When an individual is attacked at a business because that business failed to provide adequate security, filing a case is a good way to convince the business to put the safety of others ahead of its profits. We force companies to fix what they have done, or fail to have done, so that other people won’t get injured.
A. Any harm to a person’s body or mind that is caused by another person or business is a personal injury. Personal injuries are generally compensable when they are caused by a deliberate, reckless, or negligent act. That means that when someone, or something, causes you an injury, you can collect money from that person or company. That is typically done by pursuing a case against the person or company’s insurance policy.
Most personal injury claims involve physical injuries, such as broken bones, torn muscles, brain damage, spinal injuries, or disfigurement. Painful physical injuries are typically accompanied by emotional injuries, including anxiety, depression, and loss of enjoyment of life. Most people think of the latter as “pain and suffering.” Pain and suffering is real and we make sure our clients get fully compensated not just for their physical injuries, but for the pain and suffering they experienced as well.
Some personal injuries cause long-term or permanent disabilities. Injury victims may need wheelchairs, artificial discs to replace damaged discs in their spine, vocational rehabilitation, and other costly measures to cope with a disabling injury. Even when an injury completely heals, however, it may produce months to years of suffering, as well as financial insecurity from lost wages and mounting doctor’s bills. Our injury law firm makes sure that every medical cost and need is addressed.
A. Personal injury compensation is meant to restore an injury victim’s ability to live the same life the victim enjoyed prior to the injury. Compensation might be needed to remodel a home to make it wheelchair-accessible or to provide job training for a victim who cannot resume former employment. Compensation should replace lost wages and pay past and future medical expenses.
We interview co-workers, meet with treating medical providers, and hire experts so that we can make sure we obtain full compensation that will help our clients get their lives back on track.
Georgia law defines a wrongful death as any death caused by another person without legal justification. A wrongful death can be caused by intentional, reckless, or negligent conduct. In Georgia, a wrongful death claim can be made by the victim’s surviving spouse, by the victim’s children if the victim was not married at the time of death, or by the victim’s parents if the victim died without a spouse or children. O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2
The purpose of a wrongful death case is to recover “the full value of the life” of the person who died. The “full value” of a life has two parts: the economic part which means the jury can decide how much money the person would have made in his life, and the intangible part which is what that person lost out by not living out his life. The value of the life taken away is measured from the eyes of the person who was killed; a jury must evaluate what are the beautiful memories that the deceased person would never get to make worth. O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2(a)
In addition to the wrongful death claim, the deceased’s family usually brings an “estate” claim. The estate claim is related to the wrongful death claim, but the compensation is different. While the wrongful death claim is for the “full value of the life”, the estate claim is for the victim’s medical and funeral expenses and for any pain and suffering the victim experienced prior to death.
A statute of limitations is a time limit on how long you have to file a personal injury case. The clock starts to run on the date of the injury or accident. In general, the statute of limitations on personal injury cases in Georgia is two years. However, sometimes that clock can be shorter or longer.
If the government caused your injury—for example, if a county truck caused your accident—then there can be an earlier deadline called an ante litem deadline. That clock could be as short as six months.
Sometimes, the two years is longer. If a criminal prosecution could have been brought against the person or business responsible for your injuries, the statute of limitations can be tolled (paused) for the duration of the prosecution, up to six years. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-99; Harrison v. McAfee, 338 Ga. App. 393 (2016).
If the victim is a child, the statute of limitations does not begin to run until the child turns 18, and then the child is no longer considered a “minor” and has 2 years.
A. We represent clients across the state. We even will sometimes accept clients who live outside of Georgia but have a family member who died in Georgia. We have traveled across the country to meet with our clients and their medical teams.
We help victims who are hurt because someone, something, or some business made a poor decision that resulted in harm. Most of our clients need surgery, but because no two human beings are the exact same it means no two cases are the exact same and we therefore sometimes work on other cases where surgery is not necessary.
We always offer a free consultation; we invite you to call us or email us and tell us about your case. While we try and help as many people as we can, we promise that if we can’t take your case, we will try and help you find another good lawyer who can help.