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You’ve Only Got One Shot At Justice
Make It Count

Real cases require real lawyers.

If you want a law firm to take your personal injury case, assign it a number, then settle it cheaply and fast with minimal effort by any actual personal injury lawyer, then you have dozens of law firms to choose from.  You can find Atlanta personal injury attorneys on billboards throughout Georgia and the city of Atlanta.  But don’t hire us.

If you want individual attention and hard work to maximize the value of your case, let’s talk.  We believe in doing real work on real personal injury cases.  Our firm takes a relatively small number of cases so that we can fight hard for the clients we represent.  If we’re unable to take your case, we can almost always suggest another personal injury law firm that can.

You only get one chance at this. Make it count.

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Why Choose Us

  • We focus on quality, not quantity. You won’t see us on billboards or television commercials. That’s not who we are. Rather than taking lots of injury cases and settling them for less than our client deserves — as many advertising injury law firms do — we take fewer cases and focus on obtaining the best possible result for each client. We believe this makes us one of the best personal injury lawyers in Atlanta.
  • We do the hard work. We do the hard work that other Atlanta personal injury lawyers skip — we dig into the facts, talk with witnesses, track down key evidence, pursue new avenues of recovery, and form a strategic plan for every case. Often, defendants and insurance companies try to settle with our clients. When they don’t offer what they should, we take the case to a jury. We know how to win and have obtained jury verdicts of up to $150 million.
  • When you hire us, insurance companies and defense lawyers know you are serious. Our personal injury attorneys are widely recognized for obtaining outstanding results for our clients. Our lawyers have been recognized by Super Lawyers as “Rising Stars,” an honor given to 2.5% of Georgia’s lawyers. The National Law Journal has placed us among its “Top 50 Elite Trial Lawyers.” Georgia Trend magazine selected us as Georgia’s “Legal Elite.” The Daily Report has featured both founding partners as “On the Rise.” The National Trial Lawyers Association has placed us in its “Top 100.” Avvo has awarded us the “Client’s Choice Award,” and we have won the Georgia Bar Association’s first-ever “Young Litigator of the Year” award.
  • We treat you like a person, not a number. When you call us on the phone, you’ll talk to your personal injury lawyer — not just a receptionist. Our 5-star reviews on Google give you a good idea of who we are. We take pride in building long-lasting relationships with the families and individuals we help.
  • If we don’t win, you don’t pay us. We stand behind our work. If we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime. In every case we take, our legal fee is a percentage of the money we recover for our client. On top of that, we’ll analyze your case for free. Contact us now to get started.
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Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers handle a broad range of cases. We have the resources to investigate the case, gather the evidence, and fight for the highest possible settlement or verdict.
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Get to Know Our Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

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You’ve seen a lot of personal injury law firms advertising on TV or plastered across billboards.  Most of those firms accept every case they can find and then settle them cheaply and fast, one after another.  Every client is just a number to be worked through the system as fast as possible, with minimal involvement from anyone who actually has a law degree.  Those firms are called “mills” because they grind out case after case.

We’re different.  We take fewer cases.  We focus on winning the maximum amount for the individual clients we serve.  When you call our office, you can speak with the actual personal injury attorney working on your case.  We care about our clients.  We get to know them.  We know that what we do can make a big difference in our client’s lives and the lives of their family members. We put maximum effort into being the best personal injury lawyers in Atlanta.

We have law offices in Atlanta, Lawrenceville, Roswell, and Jonesboro, and we can meet with you just about anywhere in Georgia.  That can be your kitchen table, a hospital, or the coffee shop near your home.  Your initial consultation with us is free.  We don’t charge any fees unless we recover money for you.

We serve all areas of Atlanta, including Brookhaven, Druid Hills, Buckhead, Chastain Park, Garden Hills, Piedmont Heights, Midtown, Downtown Atlanta, Grove Pak, Inman Park, South Atlanta, East Atlanta Village, West End, and Atlantic Station.

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Trial Attorney Jeb Butler
Jeb Butler
Trial Attorney
Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Kahn
Matt Kahn
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Personal Injury Lawyer Tom Giannotti
Tom Giannotti
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Graham Roberts
Personal Injury Lawyer
Emory White
Emory Rogers
Personal Injury Lawyer
Brittany Partridge
Brittany Partridge
Personal Injury Lawyer
Office Manager & Paralegal Sarah Christy
Sarah Christy
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Melody Walker
Paralegal Stephanie Bowen
Stephanie Bowen
Keana Offord
Keanna Offord
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What to Do If You’ve Been Hurt in an Accident in Atlanta

Legally Reviewed by Jeb Butler of Butler Kahn.

If you’ve been injured in an accident in Atlanta, we strongly recommend you take these steps:

  • Seek medical help. If you’ve suffered a personal injury, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if your injuries seem minor, you should still see a doctor because some potentially severe injuries may not be immediately apparent.
  • Protect evidence at the scene of the accident. It is important to document everything you can to help you win your claim. As soon as you are able, take pictures of the accident site. Take photos of your injuries as well. This evidence can be very valuable to your lawyer when filing for compensation.
  • Do not talk about the accident. Talk to the police about the accident. Answer their questions truthfully and tell them what occurred, but don’t’ speculate about things you don’t know. Do not talk to the other parties involved in the accident. Never admit fault and suppress your urge to apologize for the accident.
  • Contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney. If you’ve suffered an injury in an accident in Atlanta, contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. The Atlanta car accident lawyers at Butler Kahn believe that you deserve maximum compensation for your injuries. We will fight to help you regain financial stability, pay your medical bills and get your life back on track after your accident.
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You Only Have One Chance to Seek Compensation for Your Injuries

When you have a devastating injury from an accident, you get just one chance to seek justice for your loss. Having the right personal injury attorney can make the difference in your case. You want a law firm that is not all talk. You want a firm that has handled and won personal injury cases. Personal injury offices in Atlanta,  Lawrenceville, Roswell, and Jonesboro

If you think Butler Kahn can help with your personal injury case, please call us or contact us online whenever you are ready. We would be happy to review your situation and discuss your options and how we can help. Talking to an Atlanta personal injury lawyer is free.

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Time Limit for Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia

The statute of limitations is the period of time in which you’re allowed to file a personal injury claim. In Georgia, victims of personal injury have two years from the date of their accident to file a claim, although that time limit is subject to certain exceptions.

It’s important to secure legal representation as soon as you can following an accident. That will give your Atlanta personal injury lawyer the time to build a strong case for you. Personal injury cases usually involve time-sensitive material, such as witness testimony and pieces of evidence. These materials can be crucial to your claim and must be gathered as soon as possible.

Personal Injury Claim Frequently Asked Questions

  • Nothing up front—meaning we charge you nothing to work with and represent you. We get paid only if you get paid, and we typically get paid directly from the insurance companies or at-fault driver. We work on a “contingency fee” which means we receive a percentage of the financial recovery we obtain for you. What that percentage is depends on the type of case you have and how long it takes to resolve. We don’t bill our time which means you can call us, meet us, and email us as often as you want. We work for you, and we want to be available to you whenever you want to talk to us. We take tremendous pride in all of our 5 star reviews from our former clients who all say the same things about us.

  • When someone suffers an injury, she can recover for her “damages.” There are three types of damages available in Georgia: (1) special damages, (2) general damages, and (3) punitive damages.

    Special damages are readily quantifiable. Medical bills, lost wages from work, future medical expenses, and lost earning capacity are examples of special damages.

    General damages are the person’s diminished quality of life–the type of life the person had before she was injured compared to the type of life she has after she suffered the injury. General damages are usually the largest part of damages. Pain and suffering or scarring are examples of general damages.

    Punitive damages can be awarded to punish the wrongdoer or deter the wrongdoer and the community from acting dangerously. This specific type of damages can be awarded when your lawyer can show by “clear and convincing evidence” that the wrongdoer’s actions showed “willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or that entire want of care which would raise the presumption of conscious indifference to consequences.” O.C.G.A § 51-12-5.1(b). Drunk driving and hit and runs are examples of when punitive damages may be awarded.

  • It depends on the type of case you have and the state you live in.

    In Georgia, the “statute of limitations”—which is the rule setting out the time by which the lawsuit must be filed—allows two years for most personal injury cases and wrongful death cases, two years for medical malpractice cases from the date of the injury, and different lengths of time for different types of cases. For example, where a minor is injured, the statute of limitations for the injury is “tolled”; that means it doesn’t begin to run until the minor reaches the age of majority though his parents still only have two years from the date of the injury to recover for the medical bills they’ve incurred on their child’s behalf. It’s important you speak with a knowledgeable injury attorney who understands when and how the statute of limitations actually starts.

    There are exceptions, however, that can make the period of limitation longer or shorter. For example, where the at-fault driver in a car wreck gets ticketed, the two-year time period during which a lawsuit must be filed usually does not start “running” until the ticket has been handled. In cases where the government is at fault, there can be important deadlines that come before the “statute of limitations.” If you believe you may have a legal claim, it is wise to consult an attorney about the time limitations as soon as possible.

  • It’s no problem—it happens all the time. We take only a small percentage of the cases that come to us. If your case isn’t a good fit for our firm, we’ll tell you, and we can send you to a lawyer who handles cases like the one you’ve told us about. Through our leadership roles, speaking engagements, and trial experience, we have gotten to know many good lawyers who we trust.

    We’re always happy to match people who need help with attorneys who can help them. So here’s our offer: tell us about your case, and if we can’t help you, we’ll introduce you to someone who can.

  • Us—our people. Our lawyers and staff work with each other and with our clients. Every client receives our full attention; our firm’s financial resources; and our collective commitment to winning the case. Besides earning prestigious awards from the legal community within Georgia–including Super Lawyers Rising Stars and Legal Elite–our firm has also received national recognition as one of the Top 50 law firms in the nation. While winning is the goal, our clients know that their daily satisfaction always remains within our focus. Call us and we’ll answer. Email us and we’ll email back the same day. We believe that our clients should have direct access to us–the people they have hired. The bottom-line is when you hire us, you get us. That’s why we consistently win the legal awards, as well as customer satisfaction awards.

  • It depends. We have handled cases that resolved within weeks, and other cases that took years. Typically, the most important factor is whether the at-fault defendant or insurance company is willing to accept full responsibility for the wrongdoer’s actions. If an at-fault person—such as a negligent driver who causes an accident—or insurance company is willing to take full responsibility, the case can sometimes be resolved quickly. If the defendant tries to dodge responsibility, the case can take longer. In some cases, we have had to prove that the person who caused the injury was an employee of a business. For example, in some cases where we have represented victims of sexual assault, we have had to prove the person was an employee and not an independent contractor. That can require an in-depth investigation which means considerable time.

    At Butler Kahn, we have found that the best way to resolve a case is to prepare it for the long haul—i.e., prepare to try the case in front of a jury. Experience has taught us that at-fault defendants and insurance companies are much more willing to come to terms with our clients if they know that we are ready and willing to take the case to trial.

  • Negligence is when a person or a company does something wrong which causes someone else an injury. To show negligence in a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff must show:

    1. that the wrongdoer had a duty to the plaintiff,
    2. the wrongdoer breached that duty,
    3. the wrongdoer’s negligent action caused the plaintiff’s injury, and
    4. the plaintiff suffered harm.
  • Georgia is an at-fault state when it comes to car insurance claims. This means that the party who is found at fault for a car crash is responsible for the harm they caused. This is usually sorted out through an insurance claim with the at-fault party.

  • If someone else failed to act responsibly and injured you, you could seek compensation for various expenses and losses you incurred due to your injuries. Through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you could seek compensation for the following: 

    • Medical treatment, including hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, prescription pain medication, doctor’s visits, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and purchases of mobility equipment
    • Long-term care and support for permanent impairments you suffer, including home health service, housekeeping, home maintenance, or home modifications for disability accommodations
    • Loss of wages or income  
    • Loss of future earning capacity
    • Pain and suffering
    • Reduced quality of life or life expectancy due to permanent disability or disfigurement

    At Butler Kahn, our legal team has a proven track record of successful verdicts and settlements for those injured in preventable accidents in Atlanta. See why so many others have hired us to handle their cases when you contact us.  

  • Not all personal injury cases are based on proving that someone else was negligent. For example, if someone harms you on purpose, like an assault, you could file a personal injury claim against them. Product liability claims could also be pursued based on strict liability or breach of warranty of fitness, not just negligence on the part of the manufacturer or other entities.

  • Most personal injury claims are resolved through settlements long before a trial is necessary. However, a case might need to go to trial if the parties cannot agree on the amount of compensation due to the injured victim or if the at-fault party disputes its liability for the victim’s injuries. 

  • Every state has a statute of limitations that establishes a deadline for filing a personal injury lawsuit. This deadline ensures the filing of personal injury lawsuits before evidence is lost or witnesses’ memories fade. In Georgia, you generally have two years from the date of your injury to file a personal injury lawsuit under O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. Claims arising from a loss of consortium have a four-year filing limit. A lawsuit filed after the statute of limitations expires will usually be dismissed by the trial court.

  • Yes, if you’ve been severely injured and need to seek compensation from someone else, you should hire an experienced personal injury attorney to represent you. Why risk getting less than what you deserve (or potentially nothing) when your health and financial well-being are on the line? 

    A personal injury attorney will handle the legal legwork of your case while you focus on your treatment and recovery. Your attorney can take care of the following:

    • Investigating the facts and circumstances of your injury 
    • Securing evidence to build a strong case
    • Identifying parties who may be responsible for your injuries and losses, along with potential sources of compensation such as insurance coverage
    • Consulting expert witnesses as needed to help with complex issues in your case
    • Assisting you with your medical recovery, including helping you find specialist care or dealing with medical bill collectors for you
    • Documenting your losses to calculate the full compensation you deserve to recover
    • Negotiating a fair settlement with the other party’s insurance company or filing a lawsuit to seek compensation in court
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Meet Jeb Butler / Personal Injury Attorney

It’s pretty simple: a lawyer should be good at what he does, care about his clients, and live up to his word. That is how we have built this firm.

I’ve been handling exclusively personal injury and wrongful death cases for over ten years. Before that, I worked as a prosecutor, public defender, federal law clerk, and (briefly) as a civil defense lawyer. In law school I argued on the National Moot Court team, published on the Law Review, and graduated magna cum laude. Doing well in law school opened lots of doors for me but it was not until I started my own law firm handling serious injury cases that I opened the right one.

What I learned before law school has mattered the most. I learned to work hard, for a long time, at jobs that were not glamorous. I shoveled sod, mucked stalls, fed horses and cows, cut grass, and ran a weed-eater. I learned to weld and drive a tractor. I learned about pride in a job well done.

That is what drives me now. I want to win my client’s case, look them at the eye at the end when we deliver the check, and know that my firm has lived up to its word of delivering top-tier legal work and top-tier client service.

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Meet Matt Kahn / Personal Injury Attorney

Meet Matt Kahn

Personal Injury Attorney

If you’re on our page looking for a personal injury lawyer, you and your family have likely suffered a serious loss. This page probably isn’t the first law firm website you’ve visited. Let me tell you what we can do for you.
The three most important things you should look for in a lawyer are experience, work ethic, and communication.

  • Experience – I’ve dedicated my career to fighting for people and families who’ve suffered unimaginable losses by focusing solely on personal injury and wrongful death cases. It’s all we do at Butler Kahn.
  • Work Ethic – I fight for my clients around the clock. My day doesn’t end at 5:00 p.m. When I take on a case, that case becomes a significant part of my life. Why shouldn’t it? It’s certainly a significant part of yours.
  • Communication – Each of my clients have my cell phone number. If you want to talk to you lawyer, you should be able to on your time.

You need real lawyers who handle serious cases. That is what Butler Kahn does.

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