Marietta Georgia Personal Injury LawyersCobb County Personal Injury Lawyers Securing Millions of Dollars in Settlements.
Benjamin S. Persons, IV and Amanda E. Persons are Georgia personal injury lawyers based in Marietta and Atlanta that represent victims of catastrophic injury and wrongful death. At The Persons Firm, LLC our attorneys are dedicated to achieving the best possible results for our clients. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for individuals and families throughout Georgia.Trial Lawyer and Former Insurance Defense Lawyer Ben Persons
Lead trial counsel Ben Persons is a Marietta personal injury attorney who has been practicing law in Georgia for over 18 years. Mr. Persons is the president of the Cobb County Trial Lawyers Association and well respected by the Judges and Lawyers of Cobb County. One hundred percent of his practice is devoted to plaintiff’s personal injury litigation. Mr. Persons has been recognized as a Georgia Super Lawyer and a Super Lawyers Rising Star, an honor awarded to only 2.5 percent of lawyers in Georgia. Additionally, Mr. Persons is rated “AV Preeminent” by Martindale-Hubbel, the highest rating available for legal ability and professional ethics and is rated “10 out of 10, Superb” by the legal expert directory, Avvo.
Mr. Persons started his career working for prestigious Atlanta law firms representing large Fortune 100 corporations and insurance companies. This experience gives Mr. Persons unique insights into the tactics often used to deny people their personal injury and wrongful death claims every day. As a Marietta personal injury lawyer, Mr. Persons now leverages that insight to help secure the maximum recovery and justice for his clients. As a result, Mr. Persons has recovered over $30 million in verdicts and settlements for his clients in the last 10 years.Trial Lawyer and Former Special Victims Prosecutor Amanda Persons
Amanda Persons has been practicing for 17 years. She began her legal career with a two-year clerkship as staff attorney for Superior Court Judge George Kreeger, gaining valuable experience in both the civil and criminal arenas. She is a former Cobb County Assistant District Attorney and Special Victims Prosecutor. In these roles, she was responsible for the prosecution of major felony crimes such as rape, child molestation, aggravated stalking and murder. Ms. Persons is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer who brings to cases her exceptional insights into helping victims recover from traumatic events.
At the Persons Firm, LLC we use our many years of combined experience to help ordinary people recover millions of dollars in settlements. We believe all Americans deserve the opportunity to seek justice through the legal system when they are injured by the negligence or active wrongdoing of others, even if it means taking on powerful corporations and insurance companies in court.Seeking Justice for Every Client
The American Civil Justice System cannot mend broken bones or restore a lost loved one, but financial recovery can help lessen the physical, emotional, and economic burdens caused by serious personal injury and wrongful death. Of almost equal benefit, our Civil Justice System holds careless individuals and corporations accountable for the harms they cause.
Have You Been Involved in a Car Wreck in the Atlanta Metro Area?
You Need Atlanta’s Personal Injury Lawyer
You or your loved one was injured in car accident. You intended to drive from one place to another safely. You obeyed traffic laws and avoided doing anything that would cause an accident, including driving while distracted. Yet, you or your loved one was injured.
You are not alone. Automobile accidents are the number one cause of accidental death and serious injury in America. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that there are more than six million motor vehicle accidents in the United States each year, and many of those result in severe injuries.
Now you are one of the millions injured in car accidents each year, but do not despair: Georgia has personal injury laws to protect you after an accident. A personal injury attorney in Atlanta, such as our founding partner, Benjamin S. Persons, IV, can help you navigate the often complex personal injury laws and obtain the compensation you deserve for any injuries you have incurred.Understand Personal Injury Law in Atlanta involving Car Accidents
To obtain damages, or the money you need to pay your accident-related bills, someone else must be proven liable for the accident. In other words, the driver that hit you must have negligently done so. Negligence is the basis of any personal injury claim. It means the other driver failed to act as a reasonable driver would have in the same and/or similar circumstances.
To prove your case, you have to show the court that the other driver had a legal duty to protect you from harm. The legal duty statute is found in O.C.G.A. 51-1-6. A legal duty involves a driver having the responsibility to follow the laws to prevent causing an accident that injures you.
This is an implied duty. Every driver, even you, has the duty to protect passengers, pedestrians, and other drivers on the road from injury while driving. You agree to do your best to prevent an accident that causes injuries to others every time you operate a motor vehicle.
Once that duty is established, the next step is to show how that duty was violated in the case of your accident. In order to win your car accident personal injury case, the other driver must have a legal duty to you and he or she must also breach that legal duty by causing the accident.
The violation of this legal duty can happen in a variety of ways. These ways include, but are not limited to:
- Distracted driving
- Not yielding
- Ignoring a posted sign
- Running a red light
- Texting while driving
Georgia personal injury law assumes you were already injured prior to the car accident, until proven otherwise. It is up to you as the plaintiff to connect the other driver’s negligence with your injuries. This connection can be made in one of two ways. The driver may have been the direct cause of your injuries. An example of direct cause is someone speeding through a red light and hitting your car. If the driver had not sped through the red light, you would not have been injured.
The second way is to show that you were indirectly injured by the at-fault driver. An example of indirect cause is a multi-car rear-end collision. The at-fault driver slammed into the back of a car parked directly behind you. That car then hit your car and caused your injuries. In that situation, the driver of the first car indirectly caused your accident injuries.
The last step you need to prove in your personal injury case is damages. This is usually the easiest step because it mainly involves showing bills and other accident-related expenses like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
The personal injury lawyers at The Persons Firm represent injured motorists and their family members killed in car collisions in Metro Atlanta and throughout the State of Georgia. If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a motor vehicle collision, you are entitled to compensation for the property damage, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and for any disfigurement or permanent disability.
The at-fault driver's insurance company will always seek to limit the recovery of the injured person to the lowest amount possible. This includes rushing accident victims to settle their claims before their medical treatment is complete and the full extent of their injuries determined.
Our trial lawyers have significant experience handling serious injury and death claims arising from traffic accidents involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, tractor-trailers, buses, trains, and pedestrians. Our founding partner, Benjamin S. Persons, IV is a former insurance defense lawyer who has handled hundreds of automobile and trucking lawsuits. We know how the insurance companies operate, and use that insight to maximize settlements and verdicts for our personal injury clients.
We represent clients in all types of car accidents, including:
- DUI Accidents & Injuries
- Texting Behind the Wheel
- Road Rage and Aggressive Driving
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Side Impact Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
- Failure-to-Yield Collisions
- Rollover Collisions
- Uninsured and Underinsured Claims
The firm represents clients on a contingent fee basis, which means the client pays nothing unless there is a recovery. To contact us regarding your case, you can call us for a free consultation at 770-424-5125, fill out our online form, or send us an e-mail.
If you have been injured in a car accident in Georgia what should you do? Contact us immediately. We are here to help you.