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Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

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Suffering an injury can have devastating effects. An accident could cause you to miss time from work, impact how you get around day to day, and cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars in damages. When you or someone you love have been injured or killed in Georgia due to another party’s negligence, an experienced personal injury lawyer can assist you in getting the compensation you need.

Personal injury claims can recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. and their Georgia personal injury attorneys are prepared to advocate, negotiate, and litigate on your behalf. If you’ve been injured, speak with them for a free no-obligation consultation.

T. Madden & Associates has been focused on Black Excellence by serving our Georgia community since our inception. We do this through the law services we provide and philanthropic work. With offices in Atlanta, Clayton County, and Augusta, we’ve got you covered.

We practice in all areas of personal injury law, so feel free to contact us no matter what kind of injury you’ve suffered. If you feel like you can’t afford an injury lawyer, don’t fret. We work on a contingency basis. That means if you don’t win compensation, you don’t pay. We are your experienced Georgia injury attorneys, and we are here to fight for you!

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Georgia Personal Injury Claims

When someone is injured, they have the right to recover damages caused in the aftermath of the accident. Personal injury lawyers handle the following types of cases:

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Car Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of hospitalizations in Georgia. Auto accidents injure more people than any other type of personal injury in Georgia. If you were injured in a crash that wasn’t your fault, you may have an auto accident claim.

​​Since Georgia is an at-fault state, drivers are legally responsible for any accidents that occur because of negligent driving. That’s why finding proof of who caused the accident is pivotal to winning a personal injury case. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is a black-owned business dedicated to protecting its community through philanthropy and personal injury claims.

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Commercial Trucking Accidents

There were 234 fatalities in 2020 involving large trucks according to Georgia Highway Safety.  A personal injury lawyer can help you determine who’s liable in your trucking accident, contact their insurance company, and negotiate a settlement on your behalf. 

If someone you love was killed in a fatal trucking accident, then you may need to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover what you’ve lost. Car accidents and truck accidents can be deadly. That’s why injury victims should rely on T. Madden & Associates, P.C.

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Dog Attacks

If you want to recover damages for a dog bite in the state of Georgia, then you’ll need to prove the dog owner was at fault for your injuries. Sometimes, you need to sue the landlord for the insurance company to pay out of the homeowners’ policy.

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. recommends following these steps to seek compensation for a dog attack injury:

  •  Seek medical help. Your ability to recover compensation in any accident will need to be accompanied by a physician inferring that you’ve sustained injuries. Also, dog bite victims can be infected if they don’t get proper medical attention
  • Identify the dog, where it lives, and who the owner is. Accidents caused by an unidentified dog can be more expensive if you have to take a rabies shot. If the dog has bitten someone else before, it can make it easier to recover damages. 
  • After you have more information about the dog, file a bite report with your city or county animal control or Sheriff’s department. This step is imperative because it’s necessary to legally document your case.
  • Documenting your injuries and expenses can come in handy when justifying your damages. It is often recommended that you photograph and video all of your wounds, bruises, bloody clothing, and attack location.

If you’re injured by a dog, contact a dog bite injury law firm now. Dog bites are often difficult to navigate. A dog bite personal injury lawyer can ensure victims’ rights are protected in their claim.

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Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, surgeon, or other healthcare provider fails to provide an acceptable level of medical care. Victims can recover compensation for medical malpractice if it results in an injury, disability, or death. If you suspect that you may be a victim of medical malpractice, consult with a skilled personal injury attorney.

If medical professionals behave negligently, even when their intentions are pure, they must be held responsible for the accidents caused. Medical malpractice victims can file a lawsuit for the following:

  • Failure to respond to patient’s symptoms
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Misreading of test results (X-rays, CT scans, etc.)
  • Negligent handling of patient records
  • Nursing home abuse
  • Prescription errors
  • Surgical errors

Legal professionals can help you secure your medical records. Your legal team will play a pivotal role if you’re involved in a serious accident. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. can enlist experts to support your claim and help you recover your damages.

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Georgia Negligent Security

Your personal injury attorney can hold any business or entity responsible when they’ve acted negligently in Georgia. Personal injury cases come in all shapes and sizes. Georgia tort law also encompasses negligent security. Some of the most common negligent security cases involve:

  • Broken locks and security systems
  • Defective window latches and seals
  • Failing to address known security problems
  • Inadequate lighting on the premises
  • Inadequate or inaccurate security signs
  • Lack of security cameras
  • Lack of security staff
  • Negligent conduct by security staff

A Georgia personal injury attorney from T. Madden & Associates, P.C. can hold negligent businesses responsible when they allow dangerous people, animals, or hazards to enter or remain on the property. If property owners violate their duty of care, you may be entitled to compensation. A Georgia personal injury attorney is standing by to offer assistance right away.

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Premises Liability

Your Georgia personal injury attorney can contact the insurance company of those responsible and negotiate your settlement award. Our Atlanta community-based law firm can help clients take action against:

  • Airports
  • Amusement parks
  • Bar owners
  • Condominium or apartment complexes
  • Government facilities and organizations
  • Grocery stores
  • Hotels
  • Landlords or rental house owners
  • Motels
  • Movie theaters
  • Nightclubs
  • Office buildings
  • Parking garage owners
  • Private or residential property owners
  • Private security companies
  • Restaurants
  • Retail stores
  • Shopping malls

If property owners, managers, and landlords neglect their duty of care, they can be held liable for any injuries sustained on their property.

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Slip and Fall

The injuries suffered in a slip and fall accident can be serious. Broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and other catastrophic injuries may occur when you slip, trip, or fall. If you have sustained injuries because of dangerous conditions or neglectful actions on another person’s property, you may be entitled to compensation for:

  • Lost earnings
  • Mental distress
  • Past and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Rehabilitation

Reporting a Slip and Fall

The location of your slip and fall injury will have a direct impact on who’s responsible and your ability to recover compensation. Where your injury takes place will determine if you should file an accident report with the property owner or store manager. Before signing any documents or statements regarding your injuries, always have an experienced law firm look over them.

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Wrongful Death

A wrongful death claim can arise from any personal injury claim. If a victim dies from their injuries, a close relative can file a wrongful death lawsuit. The legal team at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. understand the importance of family. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing support for victims and ready to take any claim to Georgia court if needed.

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Property Damage

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is committed to protecting our Georgia community. Not only do we protect those who are injured, but we also look to protect their property and quality of life. We do this by giving back to our community and serving them when they’re involved in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, and more.

If you have suffered damages in any type of accident that was another party’s fault, you could be entitled to financial compensation. The dedicated personal injury attorneys at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. help Georgians move forward with their lives after suffering debilitating injuries.

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DUI Accidents

A DUI accident can be a criminal and personal injury matter. When a DUI accident happens, you may be eligible for punitive damages. You can also file a claim against the intoxicated driver before, during, or after any criminal prosecution. You may also be eligible for punitive damages. If someone you know died in a DUI accident, then you could pursue a wrongful death case.

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Auto Accidents

According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Georgia sees well over 1,000 traffic fatalities every year, along with over 15,000 serious injuries. Since most accidents are caused by driver negligence, and since most drivers are insured, you will probably have to face down a big insurance company to win compensation.

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Attorneys

Atlanta GA Personal Injury Lawyers That Are Here to Serve

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Terance Madden

Terance Madden is the owner and senior managing partner of T. Madden & Associates, P.C. After sharpening his skills as a patent lawyer in Atlanta’s 3rd largest Atlanta-based firm, he opened the doors of T. Madden & Associates, P.C. He is a licensed patent attorney (requires a separate bar license) and currently concentrates the majority of his practice on personal injury law. He has expanded T. Madden & Associates from the Atlanta office, to offices in Jonesboro and Augusta, GA.

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Shofaetiyah “Sho” Watson

Sho Watson is an attorney with nearly two decades of legal experience in the areas of wrongful death, premises liability and catastrophic personal injury. Sho has practiced before courts on both the federal and state level. He has tried cases in front of juries and obtained numerous settlements for clients. His legal experience resulted in financial justice for everyday people and their families. This position is compatible with Sho’s compassion for our youth.

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If you have been injured in an accident in Georgia, your insurer may attempt to duck and dodge paying you by asserting that the accident was somehow your fault. To recover damages for a car accident, you have to provide evidence that demonstrates how you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence.

The Georgia personal injury attorneys at T. Madden & Associates, P.C. can collect evidence while handling all of the following important tasks impacting your outcomes:

  • Answering your questions and concerns
  • Establishing liability
  • Identifying the at-fault parties
  • Negotiating a fair settlement
  • Proving that a negligent party or parties were responsible for your injuries
  • Taking your case to trial when a full and fair settlement cannot be reached

A Successful Personal Injury Lawsuit

If you’ve suffered serious injuries, you may need a skilled law firm to help you recover what you’ve lost. A successful personal injury claim establishes the following elements:

  • One or more parties had a duty to protect the victim from harm
  • Those parties negligently breached this duty
  • An accident occurred due to that breach of duty, resulting in the victim’s bodily injuries and property damage
  • The injury caused the victim to suffer financial damages. These damages can include medical bills, missed wages, and other intangible expenses known collectively as “pain and suffering”

If you have been injured in an accident caused by another party’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages through a personal injury claim. Evidence collected at the scene of the accident, such as photos, videos, and eyewitness testimonies, can help establish your claim.

Documentation of lost wages and medical bills can also be used to demonstrate your losses. It is important to note that the negligent party in a motor vehicle accident is not always another driver. Sometimes, manufacturers are responsible for accidents.

Accidents can also result from poor roadway maintenance or design, in which case the entity charged with maintaining the roadway may be negligent. Our experienced law firm can use our knowledge and relationships in the Georgia community to recover damages for your injuries.

Evidence that Supports a GA Personal Injury Claim

The steps you take immediately following your accident may decide if you win or lose your accident claim. That’s why it is important to gather evidence in those moments. If you’re in dire need of emergency medical care, seek help before trying to gather evidence.

Professional attorneys can piece together the following evidence to include with your claim:

  • Medical bills
  • Documents that show the wages and other compensation you lost
  • Mental health care expenses

Georgia Personal Injury Statute of Limitations

Georgia law permits a limited amount of time to file a personal injury claim. The Georgia statute of limitations gives you two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit in most cases. However, there are some exceptions to this, so it is important to speak with a knowledgeable attorney about the specifics of your case.

Steps to Take If You Have Been Hurt Due to Someone Else’s Negligence

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we recommend taking the following steps:

  • Seek medical treatment for your injuries as soon as possible
  • Ask a friend or family member to take photos of the accident scene and your injuries
  • Collect the contact information of witnesses to the accident
  • Report the accident
  • Contact a lawyer to discuss your personal injury case

Results

Case Results

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$10 MILLION

Two clients who were special needs students were being hit and abused by the paraprofessionals in a public school system. T. Madden & Associates took on the case and secured 1.25 MILLION Dollars against 1 of 4 defendants involved in the wrongful actions. The case remains open as T. Madden & Associates continues fighting for the policy limits of the remaining defendants; over $10 MILLION.

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$3.25 MILLION

A father and son had a terrible valentine day when they found themselves the victim of a trucking collision. T. Madden & Associates initiated the case which led to the clients receiving over 3.25 MILLION Dollars.

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$1.25 MILLION

A group of employees were experiencing a hostile work environment (HWE) and sexual harassment, prior to T. Madden & Associates was able to have the perpetrator fired and the ladies 1.25 MILLION Dollars.

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$1.25 MILLION

Client was involved in a collision with a Yukon while driving his Honda motorcycle. The injured party was taken to the emergency room. The call was made to the firm from a hospital in Columbus, GA. We were able to serve the client as if he was next door. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover the policy limits of $1.25 MILLION for the client.

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$1,050,000

T. Madden & Associates, P.C. was able to bring justice and $1,050,000 for a couple when nobody could tell them how their son wound up at the bottom of a swimming pool. Many think if nobody saw how the drowning happened, then there can’t be a monetary recovery. T. Madden & Associates would not accept that as a proper response. A wrong occurred and this law firm made the defendant’s pay.

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$960K

Three persons were involved in a collision with a Marta bus in a case of distracted driving. The public trial resulted in a $960K recovery for the 3 victims.

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$725K

Detroit couple’s son wrongfully killed in a serious and violent motor vehicle collision. The defendant was driving the wrong way on GA 400, at a high rate of speed and under the influence of alcohol. The victim’s parents were left grief stricken. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover $725,000 for the family of the victim.

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$700K

A local mother and wife was wrongfully killed in a motor vehicle collision involving a police officer for a metro Atlanta county. The officer was speeding and driving erratically, causing the collision. The victim was an active member at her church and loved by her family and friends. She suffered blunt force trauma to her head, leading to her death. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover $700,000 for the family of the victim, limited ONLY by the low policy of DeKalb County.

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Six Reasons to Choose Us

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Compassionate

At T. Madden & Associates, we understand what you are going through. We will treat both you and your case as if we ourselves were the injured parties.

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Tough

You could say we are “two-faced”. As compassionate as we are towards our injured clients, we can be “tough as nails” towards defendants and insurance companies who try to take advantage of you. Nobody mistreats our clients.

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Straightforward

We will explain our view of your case to you in straightforward, no-nonsense language – without using “legalese.” It is important to us that you understand your case, so that you can make the decisions that matter the most.

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On your side

Unlike the insurance company you are claiming against, which saves money by shortchanging you, we are on the same side – since we take no fees unless we win your case, we don’t get paid unless you do.

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Streetwise

Certain kinds of people skills and practical insights simply can’t be taught in law school. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys are not only well-versed in the law, they understand the practical aspects of what it takes to win.

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Approachable

We will give your case the time and attention it deserves, and we will be available to answer your questions in clear, concise and non-evasive terms. Don’t ever be afraid to contact us with your concerns.

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Compassionate

At T. Madden & Associates, we understand what you are going through. We will treat both you and your case as if we ourselves were the injured parties.

Mallet Icon

Tough

You could say we are “two-faced”. As compassionate as we are towards our injured clients, we can be “tough as nails” towards defendants and insurance companies who try to take advantage of you. Nobody mistreats our clients.

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Straightforward

We will explain our view of your case to you in straightforward, no-nonsense language – without using “legalese.” It is important to us that you understand your case, so that you can make the decisions that matter the most.

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On your side

Unlike the insurance company you are claiming against, which saves money by shortchanging you, we are on the same side – since we take no fees unless we win your case, we don’t get paid unless you do.

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Streetwise

Certain kinds of people skills and practical insights simply can’t be taught in law school. Our Georgia personal injury attorneys are not only well-versed in the law, they understand the practical aspects of what it takes to win.

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Approachable

We will give your case the time and attention it deserves, and we will be available to answer your questions in clear, concise and non-evasive terms. Don’t ever be afraid to contact us with your concerns.

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Testimonials

Zina Mcneil

T Madden & Associates were great! No one wants to need a lawyer, but if you do, you want someone to make everything easy. And, they made it easy, I made one phone call and they took care of the rest. They gave updates on the progress which was reassuring. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Quanda Jessie

My nephew was involved in a car accident, this firm handles his case with professionalism and gave my sister the confidence she needed to trust things would be fine. Thank you for your hard work, reassurance and time.

Pat Mitchell

Simply Amazing! I am very pleased with the way T. Madden & Associates handled my daughter’s auto injury case. T. Madden came highly recommend from a friend at church and he did not disappoint. They went to work on her case like she was family. The entire staff was always helpful.

Delores Benford

T. Madden & Associatees is the best decision I could have made. They resolved my collision (auto accident) efficiently and with great results. They provide great service and I like how they give back.

Deb Leslie

T.Madden & Assoc. Is a professional, outstanding, and honest law firm which is something that is rare. Their customer service skills and knowledge is impeccable!

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The Terance Madden Foundation is a not-for-profit organization (501c3) dedicated to investing in the youth today to build a stronger tomorrow. The TMF serves to promote higher education primarily by awarding scholarships to deserving college and college-bound students.

Our Mission is to support the educational endeavors of college students in their pursuit of excellence through financial support and community empowerment.

The work of The Terance Madden Foundation (“The TMF”) was initiated in August 2015 by its founder, Attorney Terance Madden as the sole contributor.

Founder Terance Madden values and stresses the importance of education as a great equalizer towards social development. He understands that a good education gives many the opportunity to become contributing members of society and he is devoted to helping students circumvent financial obstacles to reach and attain their goals.

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