ATLANTA INJURY LAWYERS
The Atlanta injury lawyers of Butler Law Firm chose an office that would be accessible as the lawyers themselves. Our Atlanta office is conveniently located at 10 Lenox Pointe, Atlanta, GA 30324. Our office is located just 9 miles from the Fulton County courthouse and 6 miles from the DeKalb County courthouse. The office is just half a mile off of exit 89 of I-85. Whether you are traveling northbound I-85 or southbound I-85, we are less than 2 minutes from the highway. And best of all, there is abundant free parking directly outside the office.
The metro Atlanta area is a fast-paced environment, and it can be difficult to find Atlanta injury lawyers who can provide the level of personal service that your case deserves. At Butler Law Firm, our most important priority is you. Ensuring that you achieve the best result possible is what drives our decisions. We accomplish this by both providing an unmatched level of personal service and by preparing every case to present to a jury. Many of our cases ultimately settle before we ever walk into a courtroom. However, the reason these cases often settle is because insurance companies know we are ready. Top Atlanta injury lawyers prepare cases for trial, not settlement. Insurance companies know the better injury lawyers from the lawyers who just settle. And when that happens, i.e. when the insurance companies see our names on the documents, it yields better outcomes for the men, women, children and families we represent. The cases that we don’t settle, we win in courts.
In Atlanta, the unfortunate truth is that serious injuries happen. The city’s heavy traffic means that we see many car accidents, and the intersection of multiple major interstates in Atlanta means that every year, we will hear about tractor-trailer accidents in and around the metro area. The city’s growing population also means that residents of Fulton, DeKalb, and Cobb County may be the victims of crime in Atlanta’s many apartment complexes, restaurants, or other commercial establishments. As 5 star rated personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, we help the victims of these misfortunes.
You Only Have One Chance for Justice
With a devastating injury, you only get one chance to seek justice for your loss. Having the right personal injury attorney can make the difference between winning and losing your case. You want a law firm that isn’t all talk—you want a firm that has handled and won other cases just like yours. No two cases are identical because no two humans are identical. But, experience, hard work, and practice does make a real difference. And we have that. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers understand that you only have once chance; we promise we will do everything we can to make that one chance count. For example, in 2015 our firm won a jury verdict of $150,000,000 ($150 million dollars) for the wrongful death of a young boy.
We have had the honor and privilege to have represented hundreds of people in the Atlanta area. Good results are no accident. We believe in a team approach. We believe in respect. And we believe in a hard work ethic. We welcome you to read our former client’s reviews on Google and Avvo. To learn more about our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta and what we can do to help, visit our website, or call us at (678) 940-1444.
Butler Law Firm attorneys with a happy client fresh off a jury verdict.
Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer News Updates
On Tuesday, October 20th, a 73-year-old man, Lawrence Denney, was fatally shot at the corner of Collier Road and Defoors Ferry. The attack occurred in the parking lot of a Goodwill store, where employees reported hearing five shots. Officers believe that the three gunmen were attempting to steal Denney’s car during the attack.
On Thursday, October 15th, Fulton County Election Officials announced that a Covid-19 outbreak has occurred at the election storage warehouse off of English Street. Out of sixty election workers, thirteen have tested positive. The warehouse is used to store various poll equipment, including voting machines and printers.
On Wednesday, October 7th, the Atlanta Police Department reported that a 42-year-old man was shot several times while unloading his groceries. The shooting occurred in southwest Atlanta off of Camilla Street at approximately 11 p.m. The four suspects were in a dark-colored sedan and wearing hoodies at the time of the attack. The victim’s name has not been released.
On Thursday, October 1st, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that all employees of the City of Atlanta will be given four hours of paid time off to vote early in the presidential election. City of Atlanta employees will also be given up to eight paid hours off if they volunteer as poll workers. Regarding her decision, Bottoms stated, “While the city of Atlanta is not responsible for the administration of elections in the city, we certainly take our responsibility very seriously to make sure people are able to exercise their Constitutional right to be able to vote.” The City of Atlanta currently employees approximately 8,000 people.
On Wednesday, September 23rd, protesters gathered in downtown Atlanta following news of former Louisville Police detective, Brett Hankison’s, indictment. Once protestors arrived at the Capitol building, Georgia State Patrol Troopers deployed tear gas to disperse the protest. Hankison was charged with three counts of first-degree wanton for firing into Breonna Taylor’s apartment building at the time of the shooting. Hankison was previously fired from the Louisville Police Department in June following the deadly shooting.
As of Tuesday, September 15th, dozens of Atlanta Police Department officers have resigned due to a lack of support and low morale. In August of this year alone, 28 officers have resigned, causing an unprecedented number of resignations since the start of summer. The Atlanta Police Department reported that it is operating with only 1733 of its 2046 authorized positions filled. Sgt. Jason Segura stated that multiple officers are also leaving due to a lack of pensions and other police departments offering better pay.
On early Wednesday morning, September 9th, a shootout took place outside of the 1000 block of Harwell Road at Blue Flame Lounge. The shooting took place after the lounge’s security escorted two groups of people outside following a disagreement. Officers report that two people were injured during the shootout, including a man that was struck in the shoulder. No arrests have been made.
On Thursday, September 3rd, Morehouse School of Medicine announced a $26.3 million award from Bloomberg Philanthropies. Each student that is currently enrolled in a student aid program is set to receive approximately $100,000, making the donation one of the largest scholarships that Morehouse School of Medicine has received. The school’s president, Dean Valerie Montgomery Rice, MD stated, “These dollars will help free up future doctors to immediately head to the front lines and save Black lives while also improving healthcare access, equity, and quality for everyone. We appreciate Mayor Bloomberg’s investment in health equity.”
Following protests on Tuesday, August 25th, Atlanta Police reported damage to the Zone 5 police precinct in downtown Atlanta. The protests took place after the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Blake was shot in the back while attempting to enter his SUV with three of his children in the vehicle. He was left seriously injured and partially paralyzed following the incident.
On Wednesday, August 19th, a massive fire ravaged the Avana on Main apartment complex located across the street from the Lindberg MARTA station. Approximately 150 people were excavated from the apartment complex and no injuries were reported. The fire started on an upstairs floor before spreading to multiple units. The fire caused the building to partially collapse and firefighters currently speculate it may be a total loss. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
On Thursday, August 13th, Governor Brian Kemp announced that he is withdrawing his lawsuit against Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and City Council. The lawsuit was filed to block Atlanta’s citywide mask mandate and any other restrictions enacted due to Covid-19. Regarding his decision, Brian Kemp stated, “Unfortunately, the Mayor has made it clear that she will not agree to a settlement that safeguards the rights of private property owners in Georgia. Given this stalemate in negotiations, we will address this very issue in the next Executive Order.”
On Tuesday, August 4th, former Atlanta Police Officer, Garrett Rolfe, filed a lawsuit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the interim police chief over his termination following the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks. Rolfe is claiming that the termination was a violation of his constitutional rights. The lawsuit states that Rolfe was fired, “without an investigation, without proper notice, without a disciplinary hearing, and in direct violation of the municipal code of the City of Atlanta.”
On Thursday, July 30th, Representative John Lewis was laid to rest at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta. At the funeral, Barack Obama called on Congress to act on voter rights and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi stated, “When he spoke, people listened. When he led, people followed.” Representative John Lewis was known as a civil rights hero and a longtime congressman representing Georgia’s 5th Congressional District.
By July 24th, Mayor Lance Bottoms’ “Use of Force Advisory Council,” must make a final report regarding its examination of the Atlanta Police Department’s use of force policies. The council meets regularly to discuss recommendations for improving the Atlanta Police Department. Some of their recommendations include expansion of Atlanta’s Citizen Review Board, improvements in bodycam video transparency, and the addition of new de-escalation requirements. The Use of Force Advisory Council was formed after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
On Thursday, July 16th, Governor Brian Kemp filed a lawsuit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in an attempt to overturn Atlanta’s mandatory mask rule. The lawsuit also attempts to overturn Lace Bottoms’ order to return to Phase 1 of reopening. In a statement regarding the lawsuit, Lance Bottoms stated, “If being sued by the state is what it takes to save lives in Atlanta, then we will see them in court.”
On July 8th, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order requiring face masks to be worn in Atlanta. This order is effective immediately and contradicts Governor Kemp’s order stating that local governments cannot exceed statewide requirements.
On Thursday, June 25th, Atlanta based Delta Airlines banned travelers who would not comply with its new safety guidelines of wearing a face covering to protect against the spread of coronavirus. A spokesperson for Delta Airlines said, “We take the requirement to wear a mask very seriously.” Passengers “must follow crew member instruction to properly wear them in flight.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that as of Monday, June 7th, thousands of Atlanta residents continue to protest police brutality and racial injustice. City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is credited with de-escalating tension between police and protesters by canceled overnight curfews.
On Monday, June 1st, the Georgia Department of Education released new suggested guidelines for how K-12 schools can operate this approaching fall school year. Many schools are considering opening based on a reduced or rotating classroom schedule to minimize the number of students in school buildings at any one time. As of the publication time of the announcement, a total of 47,899 COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Georgia. 2,089 people have died. 562,815 tests (virus and antibody) have been conducted. A total of 8,302 of those tested were hospitalized at the time. [GA Dept. of Public Health].
On Wednesday, May 21st, a HERO unit was stolen and then chased by Atlanta police. The chase ended when the vehicle crashed along a wooded stretch of Columbia Drive. Only minor injuries were reported.
As of Wednesday, May 13th, Zoo Atlanta is using a puppet vulture to prevent a one-month-old vulture chick from imprinting on humans. The chick has been hand-raised and is classified as critically endangered. The strategy of puppet rearing allows the new chick to see itself as a vulture, said the zoo’s bird team in a blog post, which will ultimately prepare the chick for life in the wild.
The City of Atlanta and Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport have banned smoking and vaping. The citywide ban went into effect on January 2nd and includes Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, city facilities, workplaces, and other specified public place.
The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety is reminding drivers to ‘Drive Sober Or Get Pulled Over.’ “Consider this yourbecause state troopers, sheriff’s deputies and police officers are going to arrest all impaired drivers they find on the road,” said GOHS Director Allen Poole. Figures from the NHTSA show 839 people across the U.S. were killed in car accidents that involved a drunk driver in December 2018.
City of Atlanta is a hotbed for thefts by ‘porch pirates’ as holidays near. With the holiday season upon us, two things are bound to happen: the shopper’s rush that begins on Black Friday and criminals will seek to steal those holiday packages from your front porch, mailbox, and mail drop locations.
Before kids go out trick or treating on Halloween, fall is a good time to take an inventory of who is living in your neighborhood. There are 1,081 registered sex offenders living or working in Atlanta, according to the Georgia Sex Offender Registry. Of the offenders, 37 are considered sexually dangerous predators or absconders. To search for sex offenders on streets your kids are trick or treating on, visit the Georgia Sex Offender Registry and search by street, city, distance from an address and more.
“Butler Law Firm is an exceptional law firm, I was referred to them by a minister of the church and I truly believe that it was one of the best things that has ever happened to me and my family,especially at a time when we were at a loss. [Their] utmost support, understanding and patience is above and beyond what I ever expected to receive from a law firm.”