Personal Injury Attorney in Lawrenceville

Our Lawrenceville personal injury lawyers are available for consultations and meetings at 245 W. Crogan Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046. Our office is located within walking distance from the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, Gwinnett County’s courthouse. The courthouse is located at 75 Langley Drive, just half a mile from our office.

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Butler Kahn

245 W. Crogan Street Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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I’ve know Jeb for over 10 years and would not trust anyone else with my legal needs. He works incredibly hard, assuring you the outcome you are looking for. He’s the best around and would recommend him to anyone!!

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One of the Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Lawrenceville

A car accident can change your life in a flash. The people at Gwinnett Medical Center are good, but they can’t fix everything. Serious injuries result in pain, suffering, and high medical bills. Neck, back, and spinal injuries are common. Death can shatter a family and leave a hole where a loved one used to be. It is crucial you have a personal injury attorney who is there to help you through your recovery process, and who you can rely on for sound advice.

Our Lawrenceville car accident lawyers understand what these losses mean. We deliver top-caliber service to the men, women, and children we help. Our job, in plain words, is to take a claim and turn it into compensation. Georgia law recognizes several categories of losses, or “damages,” for which an at-fault driver or the insurance company should pay.

PAST MEDICAL BILLS.

If you’ve been in a car accident, then you have probably come face-to-face with the high cost of healthcare today. Hospital and doctor bills mount after a car accident and can drain your bank account or sink your credit. If you face medical bills as a result of a car accident, Georgia law says that you’re entitled to be compensated for them, even if you had medical insurance.

FUTURE MEDICAL BILLS.

The injuries from an accident don’t magically heal the moment a personal injury lawsuit is filed. They can continue for months, years, or even decades, and may require treatment far into the future. For example, some neck and back injuries may require long-term treatment and multiple surgeries. Even after that, the pain may not go away entirely. If a car accident is going to cause future medical bills, the injured person is entitled to compensation for those costs. A personal injury attorney can retain an expert to create a “life care plan” that predicts those future medical needs and can be used to get a verdict or settlement that accounts for them.

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$150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death Verdict

Butler Kahn secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden’s death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More

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$150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death Verdict

Butler Kahn secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden’s death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More

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Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Past Pain & Suffering.

Injuries hurt, and injuries from a car accident are no exception.  If someone endures pain or long-term suffering as a result of a car accident, Georgia law recognizes that he or she is entitled to compensation for that in the form of a verdict or settlement.

Future Pain & Suffering.

Pain can last.  Neck or back injuries are one example.  Concussions are another – concussions from a car accident can cause headaches and lead to long-term cognitive impairment.  Some surgeries, particularly if they involved installing hardware like plates and screws, can cause long-term pain when the weather changes.  If a car accident is going to cause long-term pain, Georgia law allows for the injured person to be compensated for it.

Interference with Daily Living.

Some car accident injuries are so severe that they interfere with the way that we live our lives.  For example, a disc herniation in the lower back can keep a person from doing the things that he or she loves, like playing tennis, playing with children, or even sitting or standing for long periods.  Personality changes from a concussion or other traumatic brain injury can affect a person’s relationships with friends and family.

If a car accident interferes with daily living, the insurance company should provide compensation for that in the form of a verdict or settlement. We understand auto insurance, and we know the tricks that insurance companies use to get out of paying the amount that they should.  For instance, we know that insurance companies frequently try to record people who have been hurt in hopes of getting something that the insurance company can use against them later, and we know that insurance adjusters sometimes pretend to be an injured person’s friend when what they really want to do is pay as little as possible.  We pursue liability insurance policies, UM insurance policies, and resident relative policies—and we often find insurance that our clients didn’t even know they had. Lawrenceville car accident lawyer.

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Truck Accident Lawyer in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County

Truck accidents are different than car accidents for a few reasons. First, they tend to have different results. Tractor trailers, box trucks, and other commercial vehicles are larger than other cars on the road, so the injuries caused by trucking accidents tend to be more severe. When a tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds collides with a car that weighs 5,000 pounds, the car is not a good place to be. Second, they’re different from a legal perspective. Our firm has handled many truck accident cases, and the trucking company often tries to convince the judge that while the truck driver is responsible, the trucking company is not. That argument is almost always wrong, both because the truck company has often hired or failed to train a dangerous driver, and because the truck company is liable under the doctrines of “vicarious liability” or “respondeat superior.” We have confronted this issue, written briefs on it, and gotten trucking companies to admit that they were responsible. Lawrenceville truck accident lawyer.
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Wrongful Death Lawyer for Lawrenceville & Gwinnett County

Nothing changes a family more drastically than the death of a family member. If you have come to this webpage looking for information about the wrongful death of a loved one, we are sorry for your loss.  We first offer our sympathy and condolences. You probably came to this page seeking information about Georgia’s wrongful death law. Although no amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, taking action after a wrongful death can bring about change and stop the problem from happening again.

Funds from a case can help to make ends meet after someone who supported his or her family has been killed, and that income has been lost. Our firm handles wrongful death cases. Our results include a jury verdict of $150,000,000 and many settlements.

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Here are a few bullets points that cover the basics of Georgia’s wrongful death law.

  • If a person is killed by the negligence or misconduct of a person or company in Georgia, the family of the deceased person typically brings two related, but different, types of claims: (1) a wrongful death claim, and (2) an estate claim.
  • The time in which these claims must be brought varies, but generally, the time limit or “statute of limitations” is two years. In different types of wrongful death cases, that can be longer (as when there was or could have been a criminal prosecution) or shorter (as when a government entity is at fault).
  • Under Georgia law, the wrongful death claim is brought for the “full value of the life” of the person who died.
  • Georgia courts measure the “full value of the life” from the point of view of the deceased.
  • The “full value of the life” has two parts: (1) an intangible part, which includes time spent with family and friends, and (2) a tangible part, which includes the money the deceased would have earned and the household services that he or she would have performed.
  • The wrongful death claim is brought by the deceased’s family. Georgia law is specific about who brings the claim and who is entitled to the compensation, our wrongful death lawyer can help.
  • The person bringing a wrongful death claim under Georgia law does not have to be the Administrator of the deceased’s estate.
  • The estate claim is brought for different types of damages, such as the pain and suffering experienced by the deceased and funeral expenses.
  • The estate claim is brought by the Administrator of the estate.

For more detailed information about Georgia’s wrongful death law and how it may apply to you and your family, please see our Wrongful Death FAQ page. Although most of the wrongful death lawsuits we see arise from car accidents, truck accidents, shootings, or motorcycle accidents, the world can be a dangerous place and unfortunately, lives can be lost in a number of ways. If we can answer your questions for you, don’t hesitate to call.

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Sexual Assault and Rape Lawyer for Lawrenceville & Gwinnett County

Sexual assault and rape cases are intensely personal.  Most victims struggle with whether to come forward or whether keep quiet. On the one hand, victims wish it had never happened, wish they could forget it, and wonder if they did something wrong. On the other, victims want to keep their attacker from victimizing anyone else and want to see their attacker held responsible for his (or her) acts.

Victims wonder if they are alone, or if the attacker has done this before (or since).  Deciding whether to come forward is a very hard, very personal decision. It is an incredibly difficult situation. It is also incredibly unfair, since the victim didn’t choose for this to happen, but has to deal with it anyway. We have been honored to represent victims of sexual assaults and rapes, and we continue to do so. If a victim chooses to contact us, we respect his or her wishes—whatever they are.  Many victims want to handle the situation as quietly and privately as possible.

Others want to file a case and take the attacker to court. Either way, our job is to support our clients, give her or them a voice, and help to fight back against the attacker. Unfortunately, sexual assaults and rapes can happen in many different contexts. If the security measures at an apartment or hotel were not what they should have been, and lax security allowed an attacker or rapist to enter the apartment or hotel and commit the crime, the owners and operators of the apartment or hotel may bear responsibility.

We have handled sexual assault and rape cases in the context of churches, schools, medical treatment facilities, and landlord-tenant relationships. There is no excuse for sexual assault or rape, anywhere or anytime. For more information about sexual assault and rape cases, see our Sexual Assault and Rape FAQ. Contact our premises liability lawyer.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Action

Before you hire a Lawrenceville personal injury lawyer, it doesn’t hurt to see him or her in action. Below are a few video clips of our trial lawyers trying cases to juries or taking depositions to use at trial.

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Butler Kahn in Lawrenceville & Gwinnett County

Here is a 360-degree tour of our Lawrenceville personal injury law firm offices.

 Lawrenceville is one of the fastest-growing cities in Georgia. Located in Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville is home to the Gwinnett Braves, Georgia Gwinnett College, and the Aurora Theatre. Nearby cities include Duluth, Norcross, Buford, Snellville, Lilburn, and Suwanee.

It is relatively close to the University of Georgia, where our Lawrenceville injury lawyers graduated from law school. Lawrenceville is also home to an excellent hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, and the spacious Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center where the county’s courts are located. Gwinnett residents are fortunate to have excellent judges presiding over cases.

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The Gwinnett County Justice Center at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville GA is a large, modern courthouse with plenty of space and modern amenities.

Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County

As the city of Lawrenceville continues to expand and grow, it is important to know a personal injury attorney that you can trust. That is especially true as increasing traffic leads to car accidents and the nearness of major highways like Interstate 85 and Georgia 316 leads to tractor-trailer accidents. Having a firm that is respected by defense law firms and judges makes a difference. Our Lawrenceville personal injury lawyers understand the dynamics of a changing city, community, and subsequently, the shifting jury dynamics.

We understand the influx of new people to Gwinnett County and the new views of the courtroom and the civil justice system that those people bring. We are not a high-volume firm, like the law firms that you’ve seen on daytime TV or on billboards.  We take only a few cases so we can devote our full attention to the clients we represent. Clients of advertising law firms never seem to get case updates, and when they call for updates, can never seem to reach their lawyers.  That isn’t how we do business. Our clients deserve regular updates, and they get them.  When our clients call with questions, we take the time to give answers—that’s what we were hired to do. We could tell you more about ourselves, but our clients say it best.

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If We Don’t Take Your Case, We’ll Help You Find a Lawyer Who Can

Because our firm devotes time and attention to each case we take, we only handle a select number of cases. If we can’t handle your case, we’ll help you find someone who can. We know other good lawyers who handle Clayton County cases, and can send you to the right place.

How Can We Help You?

Our Jonesboro personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in a broad range of cases. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your case and fight for the maximum compensation you need.

Car Accidents

Our car accident lawyers fight the big insurance companies — and we have a long track record of winning.

Truck Accidents

On the road, tractor-trailers can drive like bullies. In the courtroom, our attorneys turn the tables.

Motorcycle Accidents

We know how insurance companies treat motorcyclists after crashes. Our attorneys look out for you.

UBER & LYFT

Passengers and drivers of rideshare vehicles have special protections in an accident. Our lawyers know how to handle these complex cases.

Crime Victims

Our attorneys help people fight back. At Butler Kahn, we empower victims to hold their attackers accountable.

WRONGFUL DEATH

No lawsuit can bring a loved one back to life. But we can help your family hold the responsible party accountable.

How Can We Help You?

Our Jonesboro personal injury attorneys have extensive experience in a broad range of cases. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate your case and fight for the maximum compensation you need.