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Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

The Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford has over 25 years of legal experience in personal injury law throughout Georgia. We handle most types of personal injury and civil claims, including workers' compensation, auto collision, wrongful death, dog bites, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, Social Security Disability, premises liability, negligent security, and tractor trailer accidents, among others.

Our offices are dedicated to the legal representation of individuals and families who have been injured or who have lost loved ones because of accidents caused by the negligence of others. The Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford represents no insurance companies and is devoted to the representation of injured and deceased persons. Attorney Kevin C. Ford is uniquely qualified to handle personal injury claims of any magnitude. These claims range from claims for injuries due to auto collisions to complex and difficult claims involving catastrophic injuries or death.

Personal Injury

In Georgia, anyone who suffers harm due to the careless or wrongful actions of an entity or individual can pursue damages in a personal injury lawsuit. In most cases, the lawsuit will allege that the party that caused the injured party’s harm was negligent. To succeed in a cause of action for negligence, a plaintiff must show that the defendant had a legal duty to act with ordinary care for the protection of other people, but the defendant breached the duty, which caused the plaintiff’s injuries. The plaintiff must also prove that he or she suffered actual losses or damages due to the breach.

Car Accidents

While some people are fortunate enough to walk away from a car accident unharmed, many victims involved in car accidents sustain substantial injuries. Although there are multiple factors that can cause an accident, most accidents are caused by unsafe driving. In many cases in which an injured person seeks damages from the driver who caused the accident, the driver will attempt to avoid liability by arguing that the injured person caused the accident. Under Georgia's modified comparative fault rule, however, if a plaintiff was less than 50% at fault, he or she can still recover compensation. Atlanta car accident attorney Kevin C. Ford can help victims ensure that an at-fault party is held accountable to the full extent of the law.

Truck Accidents

Commercial trucks are an essential component of interstate commerce, but due to their massive weight and size, they pose a significant risk to other people on the road. To reduce the potential risk of harm, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has set forth regulations that commercial drivers must follow. If drivers breach the duties imposed by the regulations by carrying overweight loads, exceeding the drive times permitted, or engaging in other reckless behavior, it can cause a devastating accident. Often, when a person is injured in a truck accident, the victim will be able to pursue claims against the driver of the truck and the driver's employer, if the driver was working for a company at the time of the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles are often overlooked by other drivers until it is too late to prevent an accident. For example, motorcycle accidents are often caused by drivers failing to stop in time and striking a motorcycle from behind or making a left-hand turn in front of a motorcycle despite not having adequate time to do so. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident that was caused by a careless driver, an Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you pursue the cost of any medical treatment that you needed for your injuries and any related expenses. If you could not work because of your injuries, you may also be owed lost wages. Additionally, you may be awarded compensation for the non-economic damages that you sustained, such as the pain and suffering caused by your injuries.

Premises Liability

People regularly enter stores, restaurants, businesses, and homes owned by other people, without considering that they might be harmed. Many injuries arise from hazards encountered on a property, such as debris or liquid on the ground, or sidewalks or stairs that have fallen into disrepair. Property owners have a duty to make their property safe for visitors, however, and they can be held liable for harm caused by a dangerous condition through a premises liability claim. The duty that the property owner owes will differ depending on the status of the person entering the property.

Medical Malpractice

Doctors and other medical practitioners are expected to provide appropriate and competent care, but not all medical professionals provide adequate treatment, and their patients often suffer harm as a result. Anyone who has suffered harm due to negligent medical care should consider seeking damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit. Generally, to hold a medical professional liable for your harm, you must show that he or she deviated from the applicable standard of care, which is the care that a provider in the same specialty with the same skills and experience would provide under similar circumstances. Medical malpractice cases are complicated, and they typically require the retention of one or more experts.

Nursing Home Negligence

Many people are unable to care for older family members and must entrust the care of their loved ones to nursing homes. State and federal regulations dictate the minimum standards that nursing homes must meet, but many nursing homes fall short of these standards. Harm may be caused by insufficient or poorly trained staff but can be caused by reckless or deliberate acts as well. Signs of negligence or abuse include weight loss, dehydration, confusion, bruising, and bedsores. If a loved one or you have sustained harm due to nursing home negligence, you may be able to recover damages.

Dog Bites

In Georgia, if a dog bites someone, the dog's owner may be held liable for the harm caused by the bite. The owner will be held liable, however, only if the victim can establish that the dog had a vicious propensity or was dangerous and that the owner knew that the dog was dangerous but nonetheless recklessly let the dog roam free. If an ordinance required the dog to be at heel or on a leash, but the dog was not leashed or at heel, this constitutes adequate evidence of the dog’s vicious propensity.

Wrongful Death

Under Georgia law, if a person dies due to injuries caused by someone else’s negligence, the person’s surviving spouse, parent, or child may be able to pursue damages via a wrongful death claim. Compensation under the Georgia Wrongful Death Act is measured by the full value of the life of the deceased person. In other words, the financial harm that surviving family members sustained due to the person’s death is calculated based on the anticipated income that the deceased person would have earned throughout his or her life without any deductions for the cost of living.

Workers' Compensation

If you suffered an injury at work, you may be owed workers' compensation benefits from your employer. Generally, to recover benefits, the injured worker must establish the existence of an employment relationship. In other words, independent contractors are not owed workers' compensation benefits. The injured worker must then show that the injury occurred while he or she was in the course and scope of his or her employment. Benefits recoverable include the cost of medical expenses and wage loss benefits.

Social Security Disability

There are many people who suffer from financial instability because they are unable to earn an income due to their mental or physical limitations. If you cannot work because of a chronic illness or condition, you may be eligible for Social Security Disability benefits. Generally, you must show that you suffer from a significant mental or physical impairment that has lasted a minimum of 12 months. The process of applying for Social Security Disability benefits can be complicated, and initial claims are often denied, only to be granted on appeal.

Consult an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you suffered harm because of another person's careless acts, you should speak with an experienced attorney regarding your potential claims. Kevin C. Ford is dedicated to helping victims seek recourse for their injuries and losses. He represents people throughout DeKalb, Cherokee, Clayton, Chatham, and Bartow Counties. You can reach Mr. Ford through the form online or at (855) 529-3673 to schedule a free consultation if you need a car accident attorney in the Atlanta area or assistance with any other personal injury, workers’ compensation, or Social Security Disability claim.

Areas of Practice
  • Auto Accidents. Kevin C. Ford has unique experience from working in insurance defense cases and can help you now with your auto/bicycle/motorcycle crash. Call 404-869-6969. An Atlanta car accident lawyer with 19+ years of experience ready to get in the trenches and fight for you!

  • Nursing Home Negligence. Have you or a loved one been injured by the negligence of a nursing home facility? "Aggressive Attorneys Get You Maximum Settlements" Contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford for a free consult and learn your options to help you today! Call 404-869-6969.

  • Workers' Compensation. When you are in pain from a work related injury, contact the attorney with over 25 years experience in workers' compensation law. Contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now for a no risk consultation and learn your rights under Georgia law. It is time to step up to the plate and go toe to toe with the employer with attorney Kevin C. Ford at your side! Call 404-869-6969 now!

  • Premises Liability and Negligent Security. Claims can arise from slip and falls or negligent security on the property of another. Often, it is imperative to secure and protect evidence before it is altered or destroyed. Contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now for a free consultation and learn your rights under Georgia law. Call 404-869-6969.

  • Social Security Disability. Have you been denied in your application for social security disability benefits? Are you concerned and confused about the process? Contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now for a free consultation and explanation of the law that makes up the social security disability application and hearing procedure. Over 25 years experience. Call 404-869-6969.

  • Truck Accidents. Tractor trailer collisions can occur from such factors as truck driver fatigue, vision impairment or drug use. If you or your loved one has sustained injury from a truck accident, then contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now for a free consultation and explanation of the intricacies of the law regarding operation of a tractor trailer on the roadways of Georgia. Call 404-869-6969.

  • Dog Bite Cases. The law used to be that every dog was entitled to one free bite. There are exceptions to that law. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a dog bite, then contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now for a free consultation. Call 404-869-6969.

  • Medical Malpractice. Have you or a loved one been injured as the result of the mistake or negligence of a health care provider? If so, then contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford now to speak to an experienced attorney regarding your injury and the law in Georgia regarding medical malpractice. Call 404-869-6969.

  • Wrongful Death. Wrongful death can occur from a car or truck collision, medical malpractice or work related injury. The resulting wrongful death claim should be carefully prepared at every level to obtain maximum justice. Contact the Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford to help with this claim. Call 404-869-6969 to reach an Atlanta car accident attorney.

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Client Testimonials
  • "Kevin Ford is a great attorney. He helped me after I was hit from behind on the highway. He explained the process and made me feel really comfortable the entire time. I would highly recommend him!" - P.H.
  • "Mr. Ford was very professional. He was very informative, he kept me up to date on all things concerning the case. He walked me through the procedure when the case came around and everything went smooth. Over all, I'm satisfied with his performance." - R.H., Norcross, GA
  • "Kevin Ford is very proficient and dedicated to his client. I found him to be a man of hard work, and integrity. Most importantly, Mr. Ford has a caring heart." - T.J., Stone Mountain, GA.
  • "I truly appreciate the job that Mr. Ford did on my case, he was professional and complete. I would recommend him to anyone, as a good attorney." - E.C., Atlanta, GA

The Law Offices of Kevin C. Ford has over 19 years of legal experience in personal injury law throughout Georgia and handles most types of personal injury and civil claims including: workers' compensation, auto collision, wrongful death, dog bite cases, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, social security disability, premises liability, negligent security and tractor trailer accidents among others.

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