Dedicated & Successful Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer
Sawyer Injury Law is an Atlanta law firm exclusively devoted to practicing plaintiff’s personal injury law in the Atlanta metro area. Our comprehensive injury practice is dedicated to helping injury victims get medical care and compensation after they’ve been injured by the negligence of another driver or property owner.
At Sawyer Injury Law, we are committed to performing the highest quality of work and have a record of successful results that proves our competence and commitment to our clients. Lead attorney Norm Sawyer brings a depth and breadth of courtroom experience that includes serving as a law clerk for two county judges, plus trial work and appellate work representing both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury cases throughout Metro Atlanta and nationwide. It’s unusual to find a personal injury lawyer with as much jury trial experience; this level of experience enhances the firm’s ability to achieve excellent results whether negotiating an insurance settlement or achieving a favorable jury verdict in court.
A Commitment to Client Care and Success
With over two decades of experience litigating injury claims from both sides of the case, Norman Sawyer has worked these cases from every angle and has a deep understanding of how to approach the issues in every case. Sawyer Injury Law was formed to take this capability out of the Big Firm environment and create a law office where clients can feel welcome and at home. Here at Sawyer Injury Law, we take the time to sit down with you and talk with you not just about the facts of your case but about your wants and needs as well. We believe that providing good customer service to clients throughout their case is as important as getting good results in the end. We know that you are going through a difficult time in your life, and our job as lawyer and counselor is to make that time better and see to your needs. Sawyer Injury Law is here to help with any negligence claim in the Atlanta metro area.
- The other party owed a duty of care to you
- The party breached (violated) that duty
- Their negligence caused you to suffer an injury
- The extent of the damages inflicted on you
While you are building a case that proves these elements, the other side will be building their own case that says they weren’t at fault, that your own negligence is to blame, or that you weren’t really seriously injured by their actions. These allegations, if allowed to go unchallenged, can defeat your claim or greatly reduce the amount the other party owes you.
Getting into an automobile collision, suffering a slip and fall, or otherwise getting injured is a scary experience, and the days, weeks and months that follow can be painful, difficult and disruptive to you and your family at home as well as your ability to earn a living. Sawyer Injury Law is here for you with the knowledge, skills, experience and dedication to advise you, represent you, and get a successful result that meets your needs and reflects the value of your claim. Call Sawyer Injury Law for help with a personal injury matter in Metro Atlanta.
What can I recover in a personal injury claim?
Financial compensation in a personal injury case is known as money damages. Damages for the most part are meant to be compensatory – as near as possible, they should compensate the victim or make up for the fact they were injured by another’s negligence or carelessness. Compensatory damages can be both “economic” and “non-economic.” Economic damages, for example, cover costs such as:
- Hospital stays
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy
- Other present and future medical expenses
- Lost wages for time missed from work after the accident
- A disability that prevents working at the same earning capacity as before the accident
So-called non-economic damages, on the other hand, include compensation for harm such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Emotional distress
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss in quality of life
- Loss of enjoyment in life
Georgia law also allows for certain non-compensatory damages called punitive damages. The purposes of punitive damages are to punish a defendant for especially bad behavior that goes beyond ordinary negligence and to serve as an example to hopefully deter others from engaging in similar bad conduct. Punitive damages in Georgia are limited to cases where the defendant engaged in willful misconduct, malice, fraud, wantonness, oppression, or showed a conscious indifference to the consequences of the party’s actions.
Punitive damages have to be proven by “clear and convincing evidence,” which is a tougher standard to meet than the “preponderance of the evidence” standard that applies to proving other aspects of a negligence case. The amount of punitive damages depends on the harm caused, the resources of the defendant, and the severity of the conduct, but they are often double or triple the amount of the actual or compensatory damages. Georgia law limits punitive damage awards to $250,000, except in cases of intentional harm or if alcohol or drugs were involved.
Dedication, experience and a record of success in Atlanta personal injury claims
Sawyer Injury Law works to document, prove and recover the maximum compensation available according to the facts of the case and the applicable law. Attorney Norman Sawyer has over two decades of experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in Georgia 0, with an emphasis on vehicular collisions, premises liability, and municipal claims. Attorney Sawyer also possesses a high level of jury trial experience, meaning that not only is he willing and able to take your case to court when necessary, but the insurance companies are much more likely to settle out of court rather than face a jury opposite someone like Mr. Sawyer with a well-established record of success at trial. With Sawyer Injury Law on your side, you’ll be in an excellent position to get significant compensation for the harm done to you by another’s negligent behavior.
Get the Help You Need After a Serious Personal Injury in Atlanta
For help with an automobile collision, workplace accident, premises liability injury, or a catastrophic injury or wrongful death claim in Metro Atlanta, call Sawyer Injury Law at 404-777-7890 for a complimentary consultation about your case.