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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 aggressive representation has resulted in large jury verdicts—including a $100,000,000.00 verdict in 2022–and life-changing settlements—including a $22,700,000.00 settlement in 2023.
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 car accident case, you don’t pay us. We will review your case for free, and represent you on a contingency fee basis which means we get paid only if 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 after a wrongful death.
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, and so far in 2023, we settled a wrongful death case for $22.7 million. Our exceptional experience in the courtroom and at the negotiation table sets us apart and gives you an advantage.
Our Atlanta wrongful death attorneys put our clients first, all the time. Our promise is to treat every client with respect, dedication, 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.
Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have worked on important cases including a case that resulted in a jury awarding One Hundred Million Dollars. We build our cases for trial which is the reason we achieve the results we do. Insurance companies know which attorneys are willing to take a case to trial and which lawyers are scared of courts. The insurance companies use that information to lowball some lawyers. Not us.
The biggest complaint about attorneys is that they don’t return calls. That doesn’t happen with us. Our clients have direct access to us all. We regularly call and email our clients with updates and news about their cases. When we spend quality time with each client, we get to really know them and understand how the injury from the accident has affected them. We intentionally keep our caseload small so that we can focus on our existing clients.
Many of our cases are referred to us by other attorneys in Georgia who have read about our results. Attorneys who associate us with their wrongful death 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. Attorneys around the country frequently call us to serve as local trial counsel as they have also heard about our results. While there is no calculation to determine just how much someone’s case is worth, what we have repeatedly found to be true is that our hard work and strategic planning almost always beats the preparation put in by the other side.
Our law firm tried a two-week jury trial in federal court, and won a nine-figure verdict for our seriously injured client.LEARN MORE
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.
When I thought I wasn't going to get much after my accident he found ways to get me paid and taken care of... I didn't have to worry about a thing. I knew I was in good hands.
I’ve never met more efficient and professional people. Kaia treated me like family the whole process and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you for taking my case head on.
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...
First, if you are reading this page because you lost a spouse or close family member in an accident, our heart goes out to you. We are sorry for your loss. We hope you find the information on this page helpful as you explore what to do.
Wrongful death occurs when a life is taken without legal justification. Most wrongful deaths result from accidents. Laws regarding wrongful death accidents vary state by state, but what all states share in common is the goal of bringing closure and justice.
Justice is found in two places: through the criminal justice system where the state will pursue the person or business responsible for causing a death, and through the civil justice system where the surviving family of a wrongful death victim can file a case against the responsible person or business. This page and our lawyers address the civil justice system while the district attorneys in each county address the criminal justice system.
Traffic accidents are the highest leading cause of wrongful death in Atlanta. More than 100 people die every year in Fulton County collisions. Nearly half of the victims are pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. According to the CDC, more than 50% of elderly people are pedestrians involved in accidents. And sadly, about 20% of fatal Atlanta crashes involve a drunk driver.
Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have seen many different kinds of cases. We provide compassionate counseling to our grieving clients; we also provide zealous advocacy to make sure that those responsible are held accountable for their negligent actions.
Georgia law defines how wrongful death compensation should be distributed among family members. O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2(d)(1) requires a wrongful death recovery to be divided equally among the surviving spouse and children. However, the spouse will always keep at least 1/3 of the recovery regardless of how many children there are.
Estate claims are distributed according to the terms of the victim’s Will, or as provided by Georgia law if the victim died without a Will.
Georgia law also creates exceptions to these general rules. Our Georgia Wrongful Death Law FAQ explains in more detail the process of bringing and distributing the proceeds of a wrongful death claim. Of course, we welcome you to contact us with any questions you have.
O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2(a) defines the measure of wrongful death compensation as “the full value of the life of the decedent.” The value of a life is priceless, and no money can ever say what human life was worth. However, Georgia court decisions define “full value” in two ways: first, the economic loss, and second, the non-economic losses.
Economic losses include the income the victim would have earned over the course of a normal lifetime if the victim’s life had not been cut short. Economic losses also include the value of services (such as cooking or home maintenance) that the victim would have provided to family members if the victim had lived a normal lifespan.
When it comes to trying to measure the non-economic loss it is even harder. There is no formula for the measurement of non-economic losses. Georgia judges instruct juries to measure non-economic losses from the standpoint of what the victim lost by not living a full life. What does that mean? Some people love to go camping and fishing. Some people take the time to watch a sunset every night. Married people look forward to watching children and grandchildren grow up. Children get to play outside. Children get to play with friends. Teenagers start to go on dates. All of these things are treasures that make up the value of a life. And when these treasures are stripped from our clients, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys fight.
The loss of life’s pleasures is not easy to value, but our experienced wrongful death attorneys try our best. We assemble evidence to bring the victim back to life in the minds of jurors. When Georgia jurors understand what the victim has lost, we expect them to provide favorable compensation to surviving family members.
Georgia law specifies the family members who are authorized to bring a wrongful death claim. O.C.G.A § 51-4-2 designates the deceased victim’s spouse as the family member who is entitled to bring the claim. If the victim had no surviving spouse, the victim’s children can bring the claim. If the victim had no surviving children, the victim’s parents are next in line to bring the wrongful death claim.
When no spouse, children, or parents are living at the time of the victim’s death, the victim’s Estate can bring a wrongful death claim. The victim’s Estate also has a separate claim for the victim’s pain and suffering, as well as medical bills, prior to the victim’s death.
We are dedicated to helping families rebuild their lives after careless or deliberate actions cause a loved one’s death. Wrongful death compensation cannot restore a life; we know that. We don’t pretend otherwise. What we promise to do is make everyone remember the human life that is no more. We especially make the wrongdoing person remember what he did.
We are dedicated to making Atlanta and all of Georgia a safer place to live. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers think drunk drivers and high drivers who cause wrecks should go to prison. The criminal justice system ensures that drunk driving and high driving drivers face criminal penalties. What we try and do as wrongful death lawyers in Atlanta is send a message to drunk drivers and the insurance companies that insure those drivers that driving drunk will lead to severe financial penalties.
The aggressive pursuit of wrongful death compensation changes the behavior of irresponsible people and businesses. We try and help our clients feel that in their own way they are saving other lives by seeking justice for a family member’s death.
As we said at the start, we are sorry for your loss. We hope this page has been helpful. If you’d like to talk with our lawyers, we are available to answer your questions in your home or in our office. We do not charge to answer questions. We promise to listen, and educate. Because we work on a contingency fee arrangement, it means you do not pay us for our time. We only get paid at the very end after we have successfully resolved your case and gotten you paid. We welcome you to email us or call us at 404-JUSTICE (404-587-8423) to speak with our experienced Atlanta wrongful death lawyers.