Personal injury attorneys are a dime-a-dozen in most cities, and not just any one of them will do for everyone’s unique circumstances. At the Bell & Washington Law Firm, our personal injury lawyers have the experience and knowledge needed to help you seek justice for your injury or loss with all of its emotional ramifications.
What is Personal Injury?
If you suspect that you or someone close to you is a victim of personal injury, it helps to know more about it.
Personal injury is a term that refers to any physical, mental or emotional damage experienced by an individual as the result of another. In other words, it’s someone that is injured by the act of someone else, whether by accident or on purpose.
It’s quite common too. For instance, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tell us that personal injury is the third-highest leading cause of death in the US. The CDC also says that in 2017, 169,936 people died from accidents in the country. That’s roughly 49.4 people injured to every 100,000 Americans!
Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney?
When you are injured, it can be difficult to know what to do. You may have many questions and not know where to turn for help. A personal injury attorney can help you with your questions and guide you through the process.
Why the Bell & Washington Law Firm?
At the Bell & Washington Law Firm in Atlanta, GA, we are known for our personal injury practice where we passionately advocate for wrongful death victims. If we had to select a few main reasons, the following sums everything up:
- First, our compassion for our clients and our ability to communicate with them makes us stand out.
- Second, our diligence in not giving up until we are able to reach a settlement has helped make us one of the most innovative and fastest-growing companies in the state.
- Third, we work hard to make sure our clients feel like more than just another case, and we will explain every step of the process as it comes up so they can rest easy knowing what’s going on at all times.
- Fourth, we also believe that you deserve a lawyer who is willing (and able) to fight for you every step of the way, taking cases to trial when necessary.
- Fifth and lastly, our successful track record makes us the logical choice to confidently handle your personal injury case.
Common Personal Injury Cases We Handle
Car Accidents are dangerous and life-altering. If you’ve been in a car accident and need a personal injury attorney in Atlanta, you’re in the right place. We’re here to talk to you about what you should do if you’re involved in a car accident.
Taxi Cabs, Uber, & Lyft Ridesharing can be a convenient way to get around in the city, but accidents happen even in Lyfts. If your driver gets in an accident, we can help you navigate the situation and avoid stressful detours.
DUIs and Distracted Driving Negligent drivers can change your and your loved one’s lives in an instant. If you’ve been injured by a drunk or distracted driver in Atlanta, you have legal options, including filing a personal injury claim.
Pedestrians, Bicycle, and Motorcycle Collisions When pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are involved in collisions they are vulnerable to serious, permanent injuries. The victims and families of those injured or killed can often take legal recourse to recover from the loss.
Wrongful Death When someone we love dies as the result of someone else’s negligence, it can be difficult to know where to turn. If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident that could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Slip & Fall Although a common occurence, slip and fall accidents can cause debilitating injuries. If you’ve been injured in a slip and fall accident, it’s important to seek legal help from an Atlanta personal injury attorney right away.
Dog Bites If you’ve been bitten by a dog in Atlanta, you may wonder about legal options. A personal injury attorney at Bell & Washington can help you seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Burn Injuries can be excruciatingly painful and often require extensive treatment. If you’ve suffered a burn due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit and recover damages.
Child Injuries If you are a parent, there’s one thing you never want to think about: your child being injured. But the unfortunate reality is that accidents happen, and when they do, it’s important to have an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.
Put Our Experience To Work For You
Contact Us Today
No one plans to be involved in a car accident, slip and fall or any other personal injury. But when it happens, you need an attorney who will fight for your rights.
The Bell & Washington Law Firm understands how difficult these times can be for you, but we also know that pursuing compensation is critical in helping you move beyond this time and getting your life back on track.
We’ve been practicing law and serving the community for more than 15 years, striving to help those who have experienced the pain of personal injury by fighting against negligent parties so you can focus on healing.
Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys are experienced with cases involving car accidents, medical malpractice, product liability, construction site injuries, and more.
In An Instant,
Your Life Can Change Forever
Partner Quinton Washington Shares His Story
Our attorneys have first-hand experience with the devastation and damage of personal injury cases such as a car accident can have on a victim and his or her family. Managing partner Quinton Washinton was taken to Emory Hospital with a severely broken jaw after a negligent driver crashed into the vehicle. Hear how legal representation transformed the trajectory of his life.
to Questions You Have Now
These are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our clients as they are considering their next steps.
We are a minority-owned business and our expertise is in personal injury law is beyond measure. With over 50 years of combined legal experience, we offer our clients the highest level of service and success possible. In addition, we pride ourselves on empathy and building trust, reputation and long-lasting relationships with our clients.
It means you don’t pay for our services unless you receive compensation for your injuries and expenses. Our fees will not be paid by you until you receive a settlement or payment of a judgment. Additionally, the team at Bell & Washington is available 24/7 to answer all questions. We can even come to you!
You must be able to prove that someone caused your injuries and those injuries prevented you from working. You also need to show the person responsible was negligent in causing the accident.
If possible, get the other driver’s information. If you are unable to do so, take photos of their car and license plate. You should also call police on your cell phone if no one else has already done so. Ask for a copy of the report after it is filed with authorities.
Contact our firm immediately! We can help you file a response and attend all court hearings to make sure they don’t take advantage of you without your knowledge or consent.
Yes, if the injury has prevented you from working or if you’ve been denied worker’s compensation. Your employer is also required to have workers’ compensation insurance and we can help ensure they follow the law and pay your claim in a timely manner.
Even if you don’t want to go through a lengthy and stressful trial, we can still help. We might be able to negotiate with the other side and reach an agreement on your behalf. Our personal injury law team will do everything possible to get compensation for your injuries so you can move forward in life as soon as possible after suffering a personal injury.
After hiring Bell & Washington, you will be directed through our simple, systematic process of educating you on your potential outcome via free consultation and setting up any necessary treatment while we take the first actions towards settling your case.
Our firm is here for you 24/7! Just give us a call at 404-437-6641.
The statute of limitations for personal injury and medical malpractice is two years. However, this varies from state to state, and it’s best if you consult with an attorney as soon as possible after your accident so we can properly understand all aspects of what happened.
It takes time to build a strong case and gather evidence. We will work diligently on your behalf to help you get the full amount of compensation you deserve for your injuries and damages as quickly as possible, but we advise our clients not to expect an overnight resolution.
The value of any settlement or judgment is determined by your individual injuries. It’s important to meet with one of our attorneys so they can explain how the process works, what factors are involved in determining value and potential outcomes for your case.
Bell & Washington Law Firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay for our services unless you receive compensation. Our fees will not be paid by you until you receive a settlement or payment of judgment.
Yes! We encourage clients to call us directly so we can discuss their case and help them decide what the next step should be. You are under no obligation when speaking with one of our team members.
Call us at 404-437-6641 or fill out the form on this page to arrange a free consultation with an Atlanta personal injury attorney from Bell & Washington Law Firm today! We welcome clients from all over Georgia, including Fulton County and DeKalb County as well as counties such as Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Hall County and more.
Online resources that can help after an accident include:
- For guidance and lawyer rating & review sites: https://www.gabar.org/ (State Bar of Georgia)
- Car accident report: https://www.atlantapd.org/services/central-records-unit
- Workers’ Compensation Law FAQs: https://sbwc.georgia.gov/frequently-asked-questions/workers-compensation-law-faqs