Personal Injury Lawyers in Athens

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We know dealing with an accident or injury can be confusing and overwhelming. Let us help you navigate the complete post-accident process. We’ll walk you through each step, make sure you understand your legal rights, and help you make an informed decision about what’s best for you and your family. We’ll work hard to secure a verdict or settlement that fully and fairly compensates you for your losses. We offer free consultations and there is no fee unless we win a verdict or settlement.

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Ruppersburg

Michael is a personal injury attorney. He helps people who have been injured and families who have lost a loved one by securing full and fair compensation for their losses.

He has won over $50 million in verdicts and settlements for deserving clients, helping them to ensure their family’s financial security and receive compensation for their injuries, medical bills, lost income and loss of quality of life.

We are selective in the cases we accept and handle a relatively small number of cases. This lets us give each case and client the time and attention they deserve, allowing us to maximize our clients’ recoveries. Michael is based in Athens and handles cases throughout Georgia.

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We offer free case reviews to discuss your case. We’ll give you an overview of your legal options and let you know how we can help. And if we can help, we’ll commit 100% of our time, attention, resources and expertise to helping you obtain a full and fair verdict or settlement. But if you don’t need a lawyer or don’t have a case, we’ll tell you. And if it’s not a case we can help with, we’ll refer you to a well-qualified attorney who can.

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TYPES OF PERSONAL INJURY CASES WE HANDLE

PROFESSIONAL. APPROACHABLE. THOROUGH.

Personal injury cases can be emotionally and financially difficult. You’ve got a lot of questions and concerns. That’s why we prioritize communication and transparency, ensuring you are informed and involved throughout the case. Our team prides itself on being responsive and accessible, addressing your concerns promptly, and keeping you updated on the progress of your case.
Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle Accidents

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident, schedule a free consultation with Ruppersburg Injury & Accident Attorneys to discuss your case.

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Bicycle Accidents
Car Accidents

Car Accidents

Being in a car accident can be a very frightening experience. Contact Ruppersburg Injury & Accident Attorneys for the compensation you deserve.

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Car Accidents
Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

If you or a loved one has been in a motorcycle accident, let Ruppersburg Injury & Accident Attorneys go to work for you today.

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Motorcycle Accidents
Truck Accidents

Truck Accidents

Any automobile accident is serious, but those caused by commercial trucks can be catastrophic. Contact Ruppersburg Injury & Accident Attorneys, trusted Athens truck accident attorneys.

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Truck Accidents
Road Defect Accidents

Road Defect Accidents

Contact Ruppersburg Injury & Accident Attorneys to learn more about how you can hold the government accountable for road defects that lead to accidents.

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Road Defect Accidents
Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian Accidents

If a driver has caused you serious pedestrian accident injuries, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Contact an experienced pedestrian accident lawyer today.

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Pedestrian Accidents

Work with Our Athens Personal Injury Attorneys

WHY CHOOSE US?

Results

Read about the results we’ve won for our clients. The secret to our success is simple: hard work, creativity, experience and preparing your case for trial.

Resources & Expertise

We have the resources, expertise and experience to properly investigate your case and prepare it for trial.

Client-Focused

You’re going to be working on your case with an actual attorney, not a case manager. You’ll have direct communication and timely updates.

Recognition

For 12 years, Georgia lawyers have chosen Michael as a Georgia Super Lawyer and Rising Star. Only 2.5% of the lawyers in Georgia are selected for this honor.

Former Lawyer for Insurance Companies

Early in his career Michael worked for one of Atlanta’s largest law firms defending personal injury and wrongful death cases. He learned how insurance companies and defense lawyers defend and value cases and now uses this experience in prosecuting his clients’ cases.

CASE RESULTS

Read about the verdicts and settlements we’ve secured for our clients.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Why is it essential to enlist a seasoned personal injury lawyer in Athens after a serious injury?

It is important to retain an experienced personal injury lawyer in Athens. Your attorney will collect the facts and investigate the circumstances of your injury to obtain the evidence to prove the at-fault party’s liability. The investigation will also uncover all parties who may be responsible. For instance, in an automobile accident, the vehicle’s manufacturer could share blame if there were a car defect. Your Athens personal injury lawyer will also help you document your economic and non-economic losses.

Most personal injury claims are resolved outside of court. Your lawyer will negotiate with the attorneys and insurance companies representing the at-fault parties, including representing you during mediation and advising you about settling or going to trial. Your attorney can also retain expert witnesses to explain how the accident happened, the likely treatments your injuries will require, and the effect of your injuries on your future job prospects. This information is needed to seek future damages like lost earning capacity.

Having an attorney is also critical to following the rules of civil procedure and court rules. You need a lawyer to help you conduct discovery, a process by which the parties request and exchange relevant information between them. Failure to follow any of these rules could jeopardize your case.

How Do I Know Whether I Have a Personal Injury Case?

If someone else negligently caused you to suffer a personal injury, you may have the right to seek compensation from that party. More specifically, you must be able to prove the following elements:

  • Duty of care: This means the responsible party must take reasonable steps to avoid causing foreseeable harm to others. For example, a driver owes others who use the road a duty to drive safely and follow traffic laws.
  • Breach: A breach is the result of a negligent act or omission, such as a grocery store failing to mop up a spill on one of its aisles. This is often one of the most contested issues in a personal injury case.
  • Causation: The victim must show that the at-fault party’s negligence caused the accident in question. Causation can be more complicated when multiple defendants are involved so having an attorney is vital.
  • Damages: Victims generally have the right to compensation for the losses they have sustained, including non-economic losses such as pain and suffering. In some cases, victims can seek punitive damages (designed to punish particularly wrongful conduct).
How much time do I have to file a personal injury lawsuit?

Don’t wait too long to take action on your case. Most victims have only two years from the date of their accident to file a lawsuit or resolve their claim with the insurance company. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations.

How will my lawyer determine the value of my case?

The value of your case will depend on several factors such as how bad your injuries are, the medical treatments you need, the impact of your injuries on your ability to work, and others. We evaluate every client’s case individually and seek the compensation they deserve for their specific injuries.

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