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When you need powerful legal advocacy combined with individualized attention, look no further than our Atlanta personal injury firm. Our trial lawyers know how to win, and our results speak for themselves. contact us

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  • The Stoddard Firm employs a very simple formula:
  • (i) maintain a small case load
  • (ii) spend extensive time and resources fact-finding to uncover the truth
  • (iii) invest substantial energy and money to show both what happened and how the event has changed the client’s life.

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Our team has the experience and skill our clients need to take on a wide range of personal injury cases. Types of cases our Atlanta personal injury lawyer handles include:

PERSONAL INJURY – Serious accidental injuries can leave you reeling — emotionally, physically and financially. At The Stoddard Firm, our Atlanta personal injury lawyer will fight aggressively for your right to compensation when you’ve been a victim of another’s negligence. We are serious trial lawyers who take on a wide variety of personal injury cases. We understand the devastation our clients face. Call us to arrange a free consultation at (470) 467-2200.

MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS – Accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles and pedestrians are among the most common reasons for personal injury lawsuits. Distracted drivers, aggressive drivers, reckless drivers and drunk and drugged drivers often cause crashes that lead to debilitating injuries. If you’ve been the victim of a negligent driver, turn to an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer with a long track record of getting results.

PROPERTY INJURIESslips, trips and falls that cause serious harm and lead to expensive medical bills can happen when hazardous conditions exist on properties. Property owners who know of these conditions and don’t fix them can be held liable when people are injured. Other examples of property injuries include burns, electrocution from faulty wiring and carbon monoxide poisoning when properties fail to have working detectors installed.

PRODUCT DEFECT INJURIES – Products that are sold on the market are supposed to be safe, but sometimes they are not. When consumers are injured by defective and malfunctioning products they may seek compensation through a legal claim. Product liability claims can arise from poorly designed or manufactured products, products made of unsafe materials, or when products are marketed and sold without proper warning labels.

CATASTROPHIC INJURIES – Catastrophic injuries are the worst of all injuries and can change lives forever. Traumatic brain injuries happen from falls, blows to the head or objects piercing the skull. Spinal cord injuries ranging from mild whiplash to complete paralysis can be the result of car accidents, falls from heights and other negligent accidents. Sometimes victims of serious accidents lose limbs or suffer internal injuries and organ damage. People who experience catastrophic injuries may need expensive lifelong medical care and may never be able to work again.

WRONGFUL DEATH – When someone dies from an injury caused by negligence or by intentional acts, their survivors may wish to file a wrongful death claim for damages that can include lost wages, loss of care and companionship, and funeral and burial expenses, among other things. In Georgia, survivors who can bring wrongful death claims include spouses and children. If the person who died was unmarried and had no children, a claim may be brought by their parents or the personal representative of their estate. Our compassionate Atlanta personal injury attorney will advise you about the process.

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Our legal system is based on the idea that everyone deserves justice. Our personal injury trial lawyers take this idea to heart on every case that they handle. We strongly believe injured victims should never have to pay the financial costs of another person’s carelessness. When an injury has turned your life upside down, our personal injury lawyer will fight hard to make sure that you are treated fairly throughout the legal process and get the compensation that you deserve.

WE ARE PREPARED FOR TRIAL

As confident trial lawyers, we prepare every case as if it is going in front of a jury. This means we spend hours and hours researching and preparing evidence. You can trust our team of Atlanta personal injury attorneys to always have your best interests at heart.

Personal Injury Lawyer Matt Stoddard

“Courtroom success requires intense preparation & investment. It’s what our clients demand and we deliver.”

– Attorney Matt Stoddard

Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He has been recognized and awarded as a “Rising Star” (Georgia Super Lawyers), “Legal Elite” and “Top Attorneys in Georgia” (Atlanta Magazine).

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DAMAGES IN PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

What kind of damages can you ask for in a personal injury lawsuit? The answer to that question depends on your own unique circumstances. But speaking generally, personal injury lawsuits may ask for:

  • Costs of medical bills
  • Reimbursement for lost wages
  • Compensation for lost or reduced future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering for physical pain and emotional trauma
  • Punitive damages for severe negligence.

Our personal injury attorney in Atlanta will advise you specifically about the damages you may be able to claim in your case.

VALUE OF PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

The value of a personal injury lawsuit is based on the extent of damages. Typically, the worse the injuries, the more serious the damages and the higher the value of a claim. Of course, every case depends upon the specific circumstances involved when it comes to what it may be worth.

Some personal injury settlements and awards are in the tens of thousands of dollars, while others may reach into the millions. Georgia has no cap on how much someone can receive in a successful personal injury lawsuit. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you discover a possible value range for your case.

PROVING LIABILITY IN ATLANTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUITS

Liable parties in personal injury lawsuits can be people, or they can be non-human entities, such as companies. It all depends upon whose negligence resulted in the injury accident or wrongful death. Here are some examples of who can be held liable in personal injury lawsuits:

  • The driver who ran carelessly through a stop sign and hit you
  • The company that manufactured a defective car part that failed, resulting in a crash
  • The owner of the grocery store where you tripped and fell because of a spill on the floor
  • The doctor who misdiagnosed your injury or illness
  • The employer or a third party at a job site who caused an accident to happen.

In order to establish liability, negligence must be proven. Our personal injury attorneys understand the legal intricacies that it takes to prove negligence and will stand up in front of juries to fight on your behalf.

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The firm is led by experienced trial attorney Matt Stoddard, who has distinguished himself in the numerous high-dollar catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases that he has tried in Georgia. Our entire hardworking legal team, which also includes attorney Keith Evra, is noted for its single-minded focus on delivering personalized and high-quality legal representation on each and every case we take on.

We are passionate about fighting for justice for people who have been carelessly harmed by the wrongdoing of others. Turn to our committed team when you need a powerful legal advocate.

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What makes us different? We intentionally handle fewer cases than other firms. This allows us to devote more time, money and other resources to our clients’ matters. By keeping our case load smaller, we ensure that our clients get personalized and dedicated legal representation. contact us

WE ARE THERE WHEN YOU NEED US

When you work with a law firm, you want one that is there when you need them. This means that your attorney is available to answer your questions and address your concerns in a timely way. It also means that your personal injury attorney carefully explains what you might expect in your case…and keeps you informed every step of the way. When you work with our firm, you will always get the full benefit of our time, attention and legal resources.

HONEST LEGAL REPRESENTATION

To best serve our clients, we are discerning about the cases we take on. When you meet with us, we will carefully examine the facts of your matter to discover whether we believe we can help you. If we don’t think we’re the right fit for your case, we’ll be straightforward and tell you. We will never agree to take a case unless we are prepared to go all the way with it. For this reason, clients trust us — they know we are committed to seeking justice for them and won’t back down in doing so.

Get dedicated and honest legal representation from a straightforward Atlanta personal injury attorney at The Stoddard Firm. Call us at (470) 467-2200 to schedule a free consultation.

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The personal injury lawyers of The Stoddard Firm are proud to serve communities all across the state from our office in Atlanta, GA.

Our law firm has tried numerous high-dollar serious injury and wrongful death cases in the Atlanta metro area, including cases in Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, and Clayton County. We have also taken on multiple additional high-dollar serious injury and wrongful death cases in some of Georgia’s rural areas, including Hart County, Dougherty County, Richmond County, and Tattnall County.

REPRESENTING CLIENTS THROUGHOUT GEORGIA

We want to help you, too. When you have been seriously injured in a negligent accident or lost a beloved family member, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced Atlanta law firm.

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“Matthew Stoddard and his staff are wonderful people. This law firm is a no complication type of place. They always answer the phone without the hassle of going through 30 different people and always return emails just as quick as they are received. Thank you gentlemen for everything y’all do.

Robert Pace (Georgia)

“I went through one of the worst times of my life. When I decided to reach out to Matt it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. He really is a genuine guy who cares about his clients. He worked hard for me and my family for 2 years until we were awarded a settlement we felt deserving! I could not recommend a better guy for your legal services!

Donald Williams (Georgia)

Attorney Matthew Stoddard and his staff are awesome professionals. I contacted them with a problem, in my opinion he went above and beyond to assist me. He showed understanding and care and exceeded my expectations.”

Shirley Rayam (Georgia)

“The Stoddard Firm did an excellent job in representing me in my case ! They went far and beyond to help me, even driving 4 hours to meet me multiple times as a client!!! I honestly felt like I was a member of their legal team and would recommend them to anyone in need of a great lawyer!!!

Laura Todd (Georgia)

“This firm is the best in Atlanta, simple as that.”

Jay Miller (Georgia)

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DON’T LET TIME RUN OUT ON YOUR IMPORTANT CASE

We know that after suffering a debilitating injury or the loss of a loved one due to another’s negligence, people are focused on recovery or are grieving their loss. Most people aren’t thinking in terms of getting involved in a complex legal case. This is why it is important to understand that there is a time limit, called a statute of limitations, for bringing personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits.

GEORGIA STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS AND PERSONAL INJURY CASES

Every state has its own statute of limitations. In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death claims. Generally, in personal injury cases the clock starts running when the injury occurs or when it is discovered. (There are some situations in which people don’t realize that they have been injured until later on.) For wrongful death, the time limit is two years from the date of death. There can be exceptions to these rules, so it is important that you always speak directly with an attorney to understand the filing deadline in your unique case.

CONTACT A SKILLED ATLANTA PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER FOR HELP

Our compassionate attorneys know that when people have been badly injured due to a negligent accident and are faced with mounting bills, they may feel confused, anxious and unsure where to turn. We are the lawyers you can turn to for powerful legal support when your life has been upended through no fault of your own. As dedicated personal injury and wrongful death attorneys, we will diligently pursue a favorable outcome that allows you to pay your bills and relieve your financial stress.

Remember, when you have been harmed by a negligent party, you deserve justice. We can’t take away your injuries or erase the pain of a family member’s loss, but we can hold the party who wronged you accountable and get justice through compensation. Don’t hesitate to reach out to the skilled Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Stoddard Firm when you need help. Call us at (404) 973-2430 to learn whether we can help you get compensation for your injuries. We are proud to provide the people of Georgia with honest and personalized legal representation that they can trust.

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questions answers

  • How long does a personal injury lawsuit take?

    The answer to this question is that it depends on all the factors involved. A lawsuit can take just months to resolve, or it can take years. When parties involved are motivated to settle, it typically takes much less time. When parties can’t agree on a fair settlement and a case goes to a jury trial, it can take a year or more. The number of parties involved, seriousness of injuries and even courtroom schedules can affect how long a personal injury lawsuit that goes to court can take.

  • How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer?

    When you hire a personal injury lawyer from our firm, you will receive a free consultation about your case. We work on a contingency basis, so once we agree to take your case we earn no fee unless we win. We then receive a previously agreed-upon percentage of the recovered compensation.

  • Will I have to go to court as part of my personal injury lawsuit?

    You may or may not have to go to court. Many lawsuits are settled outside of the courtroom. Sometimes, though, the parties involved can’t come to agreement and cases must go to trial in order to recover compensation. If your case goes to court, our Atlanta personal injury attorney will carefully inform and guide you to make sure that you know what to expect at trial.

  • Is it better to settle outside of court or go to trial?

    What may be better for your case will be driven by all the factors involved, including how negotiations with insurance companies progress. In general, cases that settle before trial typically take less time. You will also be guaranteed compensation in a settlement. When a case goes to trial, there is no guarantee that a jury will rule in your favor. However, jury awards in personal injury cases are often higher than settlement amounts.

  • What kind of evidence will you need to file my personal injury lawsuit?

    To file your personal injury lawsuit and prepare your case, we’ll gather evidence that may include police reports, eyewitness statements, medical records, expert witness testimony, photographs of your injuries and actual physical evidence, such as the product that malfunctioned and hurt you.

  • Why should I hire your law firm?

    As a smaller law firm that takes on a limited number of cases, you can rely on us to provide personal attention to your case. You will never be just a number to us, as you would be at a large and impersonal firm. Our Atlanta attorneys have successfully handled many personal injury and wrongful death cases. We will put our full resources into working toward getting you a successful outcome for your personal injury case.