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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!

Each day, we put our trust in countless strangers whose lives cross our own: driving on the highway, entering someone else’s property, passing by someone walking their dog, or working with a medical professional. If we had to put conscious thought into each of these interactions and the possibility of them going wrong, we’d likely be terrified to venture out into the world. 

Luckily, nearly all of these interactions go by without us even realizing it as a responsible driver makes a safe lane change, a property manager fixes a loose handrail, or a doctor uses their expertise to provide correct treatment suggestions and an accurate diagnosis. 

Unfortunately, this is not always the case, and every day thousands of Americans across the country are injured due to no fault of their own — with a nonzero number of these incidents taking place in our home, Decatur, Georgia. Motorcycle accidents, auto accidents, wrongful deaths, and more take place daily across Georgia; fortunately, victims are protected by the law.

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Source: Decatur County Car Crash Data

While these events make up a tiny fraction of the many interactions that don’t lead to injury, nobody suffering from a personal injury takes comfort in knowing that they are in the minority. Their suffering is real, and the impacts they face from their injury can be life-altering.

Decatur Personal Injury Lawyers Are Here To Help You Through Your Personal Injury Claims

Suppose you or someone you know has been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another person. In that case, our team of experienced personal injury lawyers in Decatur are here to help. We understand the stress and confusion that comes with a sudden personal injury, and we ensure that our clients have the legal knowledge and resources they need to make informed decisions about their case.

Our law firm handles many personal injury cases, including car accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, truck accidents, premises liability, workers’ compensation claims, and much more. By entrusting your case to us, you can ensure that your rights are being defended as we fight for appropriate compensation on your behalf.

Please contact T. Madden & Associates, P.C. to set up an appointment with one of our personal injury lawyers in Decatur, GA.

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Understanding Insurance Claims

After a victim suffers a serious injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or recklessness (or, in some cases, following criminal behavior such as an assault), the law grants the right to file an insurance claim or a lawsuit directly in cases where insurance is not applicable.

Filing a claim with an insurance company after personal injury accidents is a fairly straightforward process, and injury victims can reliably expect to recover compensation within 90 days of initiating the injury claim without the help of lawyers.

Sounds easy, right?

Think again. Unfortunately, injury claims are handled by insurers with the primary goal of settling as quickly and inexpensively as possible, avoiding as many damages as possible. They often use aggressive, intimidating tactics to convince the victim to agree to this pittance of a settlement as they suffer serious personal injuries and mounting financial losses and expenses.

Our Attorneys Know The Law

Working with a personal injury law firm like T. Madden & Associates, P.C gives victims access to an experienced personal injury attorney who understands the complex injury claim process. We know how to gather evidence that helps our clients recover more than just a one-time check for existing medical bills, property damage, and some lost wages. 

A Decatur personal injury attorney knows that so much more than these obvious issues must be addressed in a personal injury claim.

Get the Compensation You Deserve

A personal injury case is intended to identify, measure, and ultimately calculate each of the impacts a victim has suffered due to their serious injuries. These impacts are referred to as “damages,” and the types that are discussed in a personal injury case are known as “compensatory damages,” because they seek to compensate a victim for measurable losses. 

These damages are further divided into two distinct categories, each of which is equally important, but drastically different. Personal injury lawyers understand these differences and can build a strong case around them.

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Economic Damages

Economic damages make up the basis of a personal injury claim. These damages include anything that has an established and measurable market value. They include medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and even the cost of services that a victim would not require were they not dealing with a personal injury. 

While compiling damages is as simple as adding the invoices, bills, income statements, and receipts in a spreadsheet and providing it to the insurer, personal injury attorneys have deep insight into what lesser-known or seemingly-unrelated damages can also be included. It is unlikely that an insurance adjuster will volunteer this information to a victim.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate and are therefore more likely to be aggressively denied by insurers when an aggressive personal injury lawyer is not representing a victim. 

These damages include any impact of an accident that does not have a set or measurable dollar value. This includes the pain and suffering a victim endures after an accident, the impacts to their quality of life, and the trauma of such a painful and terrifying experience. A Decatur personal injury lawyer can help you make sense of each.

As you can imagine, trying to put a dollar value to something like the terror that comes with dog bites, or the loss of enjoyment in life due to things like back injuries can be very difficult. Especially when the victim is trying to deal with their medical care and getting their life back on track at the same time they are trying to make sense of Georgia personal injury law. 

Calculating Non-Economic Damages

An attorney will know various methods in their toolkit to determine a dollar value for these types of damages, but one of the most popular methods is known as a “multiplier.” With this method, your Decatur personal injury lawyer will gather all of the facts about the non-economic impacts you have suffered  — and may continue to suffer. They will then put the relative severity of these impacts on a scale of 0 to 5.

Once they have determined an appropriate multiplier for these damages, they will multiply it against the total of your economic damages. For example, a multiplier of 2.5 and economic damages of $100,000 will result in $250,000 in non-economic damages. 

Once this is calculated, your lawyer will submit these figures in a demand letter to the insurer, and the insurer will likely issue a counter-offer that is typically shockingly lower. Your lawyers will begin a series of negotiations that may take months to resolve and in some cases, may require a lawsuit and trial in the Georgia courts. Luckily, you can rely on our lawyers to keep you abreast of what is happening in this process and give you a realistic idea of what to expect moving forward.

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