For over 25 years, the Cuffie Law Firm has represented clients throughout Georgia, whose lives have been turned upside down by personal injury. This is why the firm offers an initial free consultation so that you can understand more about your right to compensation whether it’s an auto accident, health care negligence, or another type of serious injury as a result of someone else. Our personal injury attorneys focus on winning compensation for accident victims through negotiation or trial. We work closely with each client throughout your case to keep you informed about the options, risks, and opportunities. Our goal is to ensure that your family recovers from a serious or fatal accident as quickly and completely as possible.
Wrongful Death, Serious, and Catastrophic InjuriesClick here
If your family has lost a parent, child, or immediate family member in an wreck caused by another’s carelessness, contact the Georgia wrongful death attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm. Although no amount of litigation can bring back a love one, our team of attorneys are not only committed to recovering the just compensation, but also to help the you and the remaining survivors make a successful transition through an extremely difficult time.
There was a time when persons of modest means or low incomes could not expect to receive very substantial jury verdicts on wrongful death claims in Georgia, because the value of the deceased person’s lost future earnings was held to be low. In a case won by Georgia attorney Thomas Cuffie, a serious injury lawyer, we managed to establish a new legal principle – the non-economic or intangible value of a poor person’s life may be the same as or greater than that of a rich person’s life in the eyes of the jury.
Our experience with presenting the intangible components of the surviving family’s loss in a wrongful death lawsuit is reflected in the settlements and verdicts we’ve achieved for our clients in the past, and can represent an advantage for your family as it works toward recovery from the consequences of a fatal wreck.
For additional information about the Cuffie Law Firm’s ability to serve your family’s needs in the aftermath of the loss of a loved one, contact the Georgia Wrongful Death attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm located in Atlanta, but serving all of Georgia.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Click here
Auto wreck cases may involve improper driving of commercial or passenger vehicles, whose drivers for whatever reason that fail to follow the rules of the road. Understanding car accident cases means using complex science and engineering principles to determine how a wreck occurred and who is at fault.
In auto accident cases, we don’t just go after the at-fault driver’s insurance company. At The Cuffie Law Firm, we look for every possible defendant, and every source of compensation, that will give you the best chance of collecting the most damages. While settling on favorable terms is always good, we’ve earned our reputation by taking cases to trial whenever we believe that going to court is your best option for a full recovery.
If you, anyone in your family, or anyone you know has been hurt in a serious car wreck or other motor vehicle accident, contact the serious injury attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm in Atlanta, serving all of Georgia. Our experience with helping families with even the most severe injuries can make a big difference in the total compensation you recover.
Tractor-Trailer AccidentsClick here
For many years, the recovery of personal injury and wrongful death compensation for persons injured in Georgia truck wrecks has formed perhaps the most important part of our practice at the Cuffie Law Firm. It was a fatal truck accident case in which our lawyers established a landmark legal principle in Georgia-proving that even the poorest people can collect high damages verdicts when they lose a loved one.
We’ve represented individuals and families in big rig trucking accidents for more than 25 years. We’ve handled these cases all over Georgia, especially in the I-75 corridor south to the Florida line. Over our years of experience, we have developed a close familiarity with the federal motor carrier safety regulations, so we know just what to look for when we’re investigating tractor-trailer accident cases involving driver fatigue, excess loads, tire blowouts, inadequate inspection, and poor vehicle maintenance.
Handling Complex Trucking Accident Cases
Our attorneys also understand that many different defendants might be involved in an 18-wheeler crash. For example, one insurer might cover the tractor, while another insurance company covers the trailer. Insurance matters alone are difficult to handle in truck crashes. The driver might be an independent contractor, and the vehicle itself might be leased. Complex coverage issues involving multiple insurance companies can result in confusion and claim payment denials. Insurance carriers push back hard in trucking accidents. To ensure the burden does not fall to the innocent victims, we fight harder to protect your rights and interests against them.
Our experience with serious injury and fatal truck accidents means that we won’t miss any detail essential to proving your case. In cases involving permanent disabilities or other severe injuries, our experience with medical experts can help ensure that no element of your actual damages and intangible losses will be overlooked.
The Cuffie Law Firm can represent you and your family in accidents involving local or long-haul trucks, such as:
Eighteen wheelers and sixteen wheelers
Heavy Equipment Haulers
Hazardous Material Haulers
Other Commercial Trucks
Our understanding of the trucking industry and our experience with tractor-trailer wreck lawsuits can give your case an important advantage both in settlement negotiations and at trial. If you or someone in your family was injured or killed in a truck collision due to driver negligence anywhere in Georgia, whether on any of the major interstates including I-75, I-85, I-20, I-285, I-95, or I-16, or any State or local street, contact the Cuffie Law Firm in Atlanta.
For additional information about our experience with jackknifes or other truck wreck cases contact the Cuffie Law Firm.
Burn InjuriesClick here
In addition to the incalculable human cost of burn injuries, there is physical pain, emotional, and psychological damage burn accident victims and their families face along with many challenges in the years ahead. There are actual cost for medical bills, surgeries, medication, physical therapy, lost income, and other tangible expenses. At the Cuffie Law Firm, we take inspiration from these brave clients who entrust a valuable portion of their future to our capable hands to help ensure they receive the financial compensation they need and deserve.
It is vital that burn injury victims and their families seek proper representation from attorneys who thoroughly address every avenue of compensation in serious personal injury cases. We work with specialists to accurately determine the extent of physical repair needed such as skin grafts, as well as the psychological consequences of a burn accident including severe depression, nightmares and post-traumatic stress disorder.
To learn more about our experience and commitment to serving the legal needs of clients with serious personal injury claims, contact the burn injury attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm.
We serve clients who have suffered serious burns in which other’s may have been at fault whether those burns are caused by:
Auto wreck fire
Scarring and disfigurement
Pedestrian Accidents Click here
The streets in Atlanta can be very dangerous. As a member of the City Council, pedestrian accident lawyer Thomas Cuffie saw the difficulties involved in maintaining proper signs, marking crosswalks, improving street design, and finding the resources to help keep Atlanta’s residential neighborhoods safe for walking. In fact, based on recent statistics, Atlanta is one of the most dangerous cities for pedestrians in the US. A bigger problem, however, involves the drivers themselves. Too many drivers speed down our long blocks, or get so wrapped up in their cell phone conversations that they forget to look out for pedestrians.
If you, one of your children, or an immediate family member have been hit by a car, truck, or any other motor vehicle contact the Cuffie Law Firm to discuss your legal rights. We work hard to find ways to recover the maximum amount available to help compensate for the painful recovery involved in injury pedestrian collision cases, especially when small children are involved. Our long experience with the investigation and proof of serious and fatal pedestrian accidents can help your family in such situations as the following:
Pedestrian struck in a crosswalk
Child hit on bicycle
Hit by Drunk driver
Commercial vehicle or school bus hits person walking
Elderly person struck by vehicle
Careless, reckless, or distracted drivers
Fatal pedestrian, bike, or scooter accidents
Our experience and relationships with law enforcement help us a great deal with the investigation of pedestrian motor vehicle accidents. Additionally, our familiarity with personal injury lawsuits over the years has taught us to look beyond the obvious, whether we’re trying to establish a defendant’s liability, or whether we’re working with medical or vocational experts to calculate the value of your losses. Our goal at all times is to collect the highest recovery possible for you.
For a free consultation about your pedestrian injury claim, contact the Georgia’s serious injury lawyers at the Cuffie Law Firm.
Premises Liability Claims Click here
Premises liability is the legal term for a property owner’s responsibility to make sure that others are not hurt when using the building or grounds as a visitor or guest. The classic slip and fall case is a common example of a premises liability accident scenario involving wet floors, oily pavements, or dark stairways. While a simple fall won’t normally result in serious injuries, it certainly can if the victim is an elderly person who fractures a hip.
If you have a claim for damages suffered because of unsafe property conditions, inadequate security, or negligent maintenance of buildings. Our Atlanta premises liability attorneys will investigate the circumstances of the accident and the full extent of your injuries to maximize the value of your case.
Very serious injuries resulting in major premises liability claims can more often result from:
Carelessly stored construction debris
Personal assaults occurring at unsafe residential or business premises
Building code violations with balconies, stairways, and porches
Unsupervised hotel or motel swimming pools
Dangerous or defective rides resulting in amusement park accidents
Uneven or potholed parking lots or driveways
Unsecured excavation sites
Collapsing ceilings, roofs, or overhead structures
Dog bites and other animal attacks
We also represent plaintiffs in lawsuits involving dangerous conditions in community recreation centers and playgrounds. Because the defendant in such cases is often a local government, special rules apply to the timing and presentation of the claim. The Cuffie Law Firm also help victims of violent crimes in places like parking lots, hotel rooms, office buildings, or other areas where the property owner should have provided adequate security or surveillance.
For more information and a free consultation about your premises liability claim, contact the Georgia amusement park accident attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm.
Nursing Home Negligence and AbuseClick here
If you have reason to believe that a person assigned to a nursing home, elderly parent, or grandparent is being mistreated, neglected, or exploited in assisted living facility, contact the Cuffie Law Firm. Our understanding of the state and federal regulations that deal with the treatment of elders in nursing care, the handling of complaints, and the training and screening of the employees who work in nursing or long-term care facilities, are all highly useful in our independent investigation and litigation of elder abuse claims.
The nursing home neglect may consist of:
Malnutrition, dehydration, or other serious neglect at residential facilities
Mistakes in medication
Improper supervision resulting in wandering off, falls from bed, or untreated bedsores
Negligent hiring or background screening of employees leading to physical or sexual assault or financial exploitation
Our firm is familiar with the Patient’s Bill of Rights enforced by the Georgia Department of Human Resources, which also is responsible for monitoring conditions and keeping violations records for nursing homes, intermediate care homes, and other residential facilities. We can work with the Department to identify those dangerous or harmful conditions that your facility may have ignored in the past, or failed to correct. Our skilled trial lawyers can take it from there.
We also represent plaintiffs in cases where the victim is an adult that is developmentally disabled, convalescent patient, or otherwise needs fulltime assistance with the demands of daily living for an extended period of time. For additional information about our ability to help your family, contact an Atlanta elder abuse lawyer at the Cuffie Law Firm.
Talcum Powder & Product Liability Click here
Manufacturers will go to great lengths to avoid liability when products they design and build cause the death of a loved one or serious injury to people. Enforcing accountability from negligent product makers help produce better products and strengthens consumer safety for everyone. Contact the Cuffie Law Firm if you, or someone you know, are the victim of a defective product.
We will provide legal advice and representation to clients pursuing a lawsuit against any and all parties responsible for damages caused by:
Auto part defects causing car accidents, including tires and seatbelts, airbag malfunctions and brake failure that can lead to truck accidents.
Faulty construction and industrial equipment, such as scaffolding, ladders, tools and vehicles in certain premises liability cases
Dangerous household products like appliances, toys, cribs, and lawnmowers
Defective medical devices, including defibrillators, heart pumps, x-ray machines and more
Dangerous drugs such as over the counter medications and prescription drugs for a wide range of conditions.
Understanding Georgia Product Liability Law
There are three legal strategies in Georgia law under which a product manufacturer can be liable for wrongful death or serious personal injury resulting from a defective product:
Strict Liability: Without proof of negligence, product makers can be held liable for damages to individuals and property when defective products they make and sell cause harm that is directly related to a faulty condition.
Negligence: Product manufacturers can be held liable for dangerous design, improper testing or inspection, and failure to provide proper instructions, safety warnings or issue recalls.
Implied Warranty: Georgia recognizes contract-based product liability claims under the Uniform Commercial Code, meaning products must adhere to the same intended use of the buyer and seller. A manufacturer’s employees are exempt from claims under the UCC.
Product liability cases can be complex. Our skilled attorneys will carefully investigate the accident, identifying all injuries and responsible parties. We will handle all insurance matters and help you recover the full measure of compensation you need and deserve to move on with your life. Contact the Cuffie Law Firm to learn more about how we can help you and your family hold product manufacturers liable for injuries.
Swimming PoolsClick here
While public and private swimming pools often provide a source of enjoyment for many people throughout Georgia, they can also lead to serious personal injury or fatalities when property owners, managers and others fail to adequately maintain a safe environment. If you believe you may have been injured, or lost a loved one in a swimming pool accident due to negligence, contact at the Cuffie Law Firm. For over 25 years our law firm has focused representation on individuals and families throughout Georgia suffering serious personal injury and wrongful death claims.
Swimming pool accidents can result in injuries ranging from broken bones to severe head, brain and spinal cord damage, leaving victims and families to cope with the tragedy and many questions. We have extensive experience handling premises injury accidents. We can help determine if issues such as safety rules and regulations or warnings were clearly posted, lifeguards were present and properly trained, and pool depth markings and proper night lighting was provided.
Our attorneys can help you and your family recover compensation for injuries or loss in cases involving:
Residential pool accidents
Public swimming facility accidents
Water park injuries
Hot tub or spa accidents
Slip and falls
Drain suction accidents
Our goal is to resolve your case through meticulous investigation into how the swimming pool accident occurred, the full extent of your injury and its long-term consequences, and the legal strategies necessary to ensure you recover all possible damages through aggressive negotiation or at trial.
For a free initial consultation about your swimming pool accident case contact at the Cuffie Law Firm.
Dog Bites Click here
Any situation involving serious dog bites or animal attacks can result in severe and disfiguring injures and emotional trauma. If you or your child was attacked and bitten by a dangerous dog, contact the Cuffie Law Firm. Our familiarity with Georgia dog bite law and the rules concerning the control of aggressive dogs and other animals can help lead to a settlement of your claim on highly favorable terms.
In cases involving small children, animal attacks can have lasting psychological consequences. Our forensic experts will examine your child to see whether signs of post-traumatic stress disorder indicate that condition as an element of the child’s damages. Our goal is to leave no stone unturned in developing proof both of the defendant’s liability and the extent of the damages suffered.
Our investigation of your case will develop the facts concerning the animal’s prior history of aggressive behavior, any record of negligence or mistreatment on the owner’s part, and a full identification of the victim’s injuries. In cases where multiple surgeries will be necessary to correct disfigurement, nerve damage, or complex trauma to muscle tissue, our Georgia dog bite attorneys will keep you fully advised of the estimated amount it will take to cover your future expenses and recovery as well as your past pain and medical expenses.
We handle other lawsuits involving loose animals besides attacks by pit bulls or Dobermans. If you were involved in a car wreck caused by an unleashed dog darting into the street, the animal’s owner might be liable for failing to keep the pet leashed or fenced in. Serious or fatal traffic accidents can be caused by loose cattle wandering onto the highway in rural parts of the state.
For a free consultation on your claim involving dangerous and aggressive dogs, contact the Atlanta dog bite liability attorneys at the Cuffie Law Firm.
Medical Malpractice Click here
Medical malpractice cases involve negligent actions by a doctor, nurse, emergency pharmacists, radiologists, and other staff at hospitals and emergency rooms. When medical professionals fail to follow standard treatment practices or fail to diagnose illnesses or treat conditions or an unnecessary operation, victims pay the price. The Cuffie Law Firm represents clients throughout Georgia suffering serious personal injury.
We carefully investigate each case, working with medical specialists in a wide range of disciplines to review patient and hospital records, tests, results and information about the time that led up to the incident. We examine all information to determine the cause of injury and extent of resulting health complications caused by deviating from any standard health care protocols.
Medical malpractice often results in serious personal injury to people that can take years to recover from, if any recovery is possible. Whether you, or a family member, have suffered from brain damage, nerve or organ damage, or further chronic conditions brought about by the careless behavior of a physician, dentist, chiropractor, or other health care professional, we can help you seek the maximum compensation you and your family deserve for medical bills, lost income, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering.
Medical malpractice cases are complex, time consuming, and expensive this is why we provide a thorough evaluation of each client’s individual situation. Types of cases we handle include:
Failure to diagnose – heart conditions or cancer
Surgical errors – wrong site surgery or amputations
Birth injuries – babies or mothers
Medication errors – anesthesia or prescription drugs
Emergency room mistakes or misdiagnosis
Fatal medical mistakes
Medical malpractice lawsuits require skilled preparation and presentation to achieve a favorable outcome. Our attorneys will work closely with you ensure your every need is met. To learn more, contact The Cuffie Law firm today for a consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Commercial Vehicle AccidentsClick here
If you, a loved one, or anyone you know has been seriously hurt or killed in a vehicle wreck involving a delivery van, a charter bus, or a contractor’s pickup truck, contact the Cuffie Law Firm in Georgia. We have helped accident victims and their families for more than 25 years, and we can help you, too.
Lawsuits involving commercial vehicles can be very different from injury accident or wrongful death cases involving private cars. Because of the differences between business insurance and consumer insurance, along with the entanglement of complex ownership and employment relationships, an experienced attorney’s analysis of your case can make a significant difference to the outcome of your claim.
We handle cases involving such vehicles as:
Dump trucks, heavy-duty pickups, or other construction or excavation vehicles
School buses, charter buses, church buses, or city buses
Delivery vans and trucks
Hospitality vans or shuttle vehicles
Trucks, vans, or cars driven by public employees while on duty
Fatal pedestrian, bike, or scooter accidents
The timeframes for presenting a claim against the state, a county, or a local government are often shorter than they are in personal injury cases against a private individual or business, so it’s important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible after the accident to make sure you’re not giving up any of your rights to compensation.
It’s also helpful to begin the investigation of your accident as quickly as possible so that witnesses can be found and evidence can be preserved. Because professional drivers are often held to a higher standard of safety than private persons are, we also investigate the training, hiring, and safety record of the driver involved in your accident.
As with all of our other personal injury cases, our goal in commercial vehicle collision cases is to get the greatest recovery for you that we can under the facts of your case and the circumstances of your injury. With 25 years of experience, we know how to look for the hidden details and develop the facts to make the most out of your claim.
For more information and a free consultation, contact the serious injury lawyers at the Cuffie Law Firm in Atlanta.