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 Atlanta injury lawyers, 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 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 Atlanta injury lawyers 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, 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.
On September 30th Atlanta fire rescue crews battled a fire at the metal recycling plant located on Regina Drive. Fire officials said around noon on Monday that the battle will be “an extended operation.” So far, there have been no reports of injuries.
In September of 2017, Scott Schultz was shot and killed by a Georgia Tech campus police and now his family is suing. The family of the deceased has recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit nearly two years after the shooting.The shooting took place shortly after Schultz refused to follow the officer’s commands to let go of a tool he was holding that contained a knife. His death sparked a large demonstration on Tech’s campus. The student’s parents claim the student was having a mental health crisis and that the officer should have used non-lethal force to handle the situation.
On Wednesday, police chased a car in a high-speed highway chase in Northwest Atlanta. The chase unfortunately ended in a crash. Shortly afterwards, officers identified the car as having belonged to a man who had been shot and killed just last week. The car was then stolen by the killer, who was later identified as Jonathan Rice.
On September 11th, a massive fire broke out on an abandoned college dormitory. The fire started just after 9:00 pm Wednesday night on Morris Brown College campus in the Atlanta University Center Historic District. The 3-story building was heavy with smoke pouring and fire breaking through the roof. Firefighters were forced to battle the blaze from the outside due to instability of the structure. The college was shut down years ago after it went bankrupt, so thankfully there were no occupants inside who were hurt.
On September 1st, a woman left her newborn child on the front porch of a home. Doretha Burkes (22) faced a judge after being charged with cruelty to children and providing false information to police. Burkes was homeless and left the child on the doorstep Sunday night because she could not care for her. However, police said they later learned Burkes was not actually homeless and that she lived with her mother in southwest Atlanta.
An attorney is accused of running over and killing a real estate developer during an argument last month. The attorney, Bryan Keith Schmitt of Sandy Springs, was indicted on felony murder and aggravated assault charges in the death of Hamid Jahangard. Police said Schmitt ran over Jahangard with his Mercedes after the real estate agent allegedly hit his sedan with a golf ball. Schmitt was granted a $500,000 bond at his court appearance on September 6th morning.
On Thursday, August 22nd, a crash shut down parts of I-285 in Cobb County. Marko Stulic of Marietta hit the end of a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes of I-285 near Paces Ferry Road. The impact sent Stulic’s vehicle spinning and it finally came to a stop in two other lanes on the interstate. The driver had life-threatening injuries and was immediately taken to the hospital following the crash.
1,000 people were out of power this morning hours after a vehicle unexplainably crashed into an electrical pole. The crash happened at South Prado and Piedmont Avenue early this morning, since then, power has been restored to all homes in the effected areas.
On August 20th, four students were shot near Clark Atlanta University campus. The shooting took place during a block party around 10:30 pm that evening along James P. Brawley Drive Southwest and Beckwith Street. When officers arrived, they found four female students with injuries. The girls were immediately taken to Grady Memorial Hospital and their injuries are now stable. Police released a surveillance video on Wednesday of the shooter, asking students and any one who recognizes the individual to identify him.
19-year-old Téa Choates was reported missing for seven days and was finally found Tuesday night, strangled to death. Choates was three months pregnant and her friends and family took to social media to ask for help finding the missing teen. The last person to see the teen was her fiancé, Aldeyshaun Locklear, who is now charged with her murder and for dumping her body in the woods.
An AirBnb Superhost is under investigation after two visitors found a camera hidden in their bedroom. Two women came into Atlanta last Saturday and right before going to bed, they spotted a camera hidden next to the bed. The owner of the property never had any complaints and only had good reviews. The women immediately took pictures of the camera and contacted AirBnb and police to investigate the host.
On June 4th, a teenager killed a 28-year-old gay man in Decatur. One of the three suspects in the case, 19-year-old Tyreese Johnson, appeared in Magistrate Court early Monday morning for a preliminary hearing where the Judge deemed the case will push forward.
On Tuesday, a 26-year-old UPS driver was shot on the job. The driver was delivering a package to a home on Umatilla Lane in South Fulton County when the resident came back angry, asked him what was in the package and started shooting. Neighbors called 911 and the UPS driver was taken to the emergency room and is recovering. Police arrested Morianno Bailey, 28 for the shooting.
“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.”