Today was an especially difficult day for me. I met with a potential new client who drove from Columbus, Ga to meet with me in Atlanta. She had been clearly mistreated and hurt by security guards at a hospital in Columbus. I could tell after meeting with her for almost two hours and reviewing all of her medical records, that this incident greatly affected her physically and emotionally. This woman explained to me that she was “searching for one of the best lawyers in Atlanta” to handle her case. The case is currently in litigation in federal court in the Middle District of Georgia and her former lawyer died. She needs a lawyer to step in, conduct pre-trial discovery, prepare the case for trial and try the case. Due to a number of concerns, including how the case had been handled up to this point, I had to make the difficult decision that we could not take on this case.
As an Atlanta Injury Lawyer, I meet with many potential new clients. Often, they have been seriously injured or have lost a family member due to someone else’s negligence. I have successfully handled cases involving all types of catastrophic injuries, including blindness, loss of a baby and death due to medical malpractice; permanent numbness, disfigurement and nerve injuries due to dental malpractice; and brain injuries, herniated discs, and other severe spinal cord injuries due to automobile accidents. Many of these injured victims are unable to work and came to me in physical, emotional and financial distress. I have always taken great pride in being able to help these clients in times of need.
These are challenging situations, to say the least. The opportunity to help injured people in these situations makes being a lawyer exciting and rewarding. Trust me when I tell you this: the injuries and losses suffered by these accident victims transcends the physical injuries and affects almost every part of their lives. That is why I am a personal injury lawyer. That is why I represent plaintiffs. I can’t turn back the clock. I can’t heal their injuries. But I can help get their lives back on track. I can get them the money and resources they need to cope with their injuries and losses. They soon learn that I am more than “just another Atlanta personal injury lawyer.” They soon learn that I genuinely care about them and that I can play a large role in helping them recover and move on with their lives. Many times, my clients become close friends and we stay in touch over the years. To me, that is what makes personal injury law worthwhile.
So why the tough day. Well, as a lawyer, all I have is my time. We only have so much time and so many resources. As I explained, I practice law as a profession, not a business. I want to help those in need. Unfortunately, potential clients come to us seeking representation and they are severely injured. However, their case lacks merit in some important aspects. Because of this, we cannot take the case. This is frustrating and disappointing to me personally.
Robert J. Fleming has been handling wrongful death cases, dental malpractice, bus accidents, car accident cases and premises injury cases for individuals and families who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of another for more than 20 years. He practices in and around the Atlanta, Georgia area including handling lawsuits in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb and other counties and nearby cities including Alpharetta, Austell, Avondale Estates, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Duluth, Decatur, Doraville, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Jonesboro, Lawrenceville, Norcross, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stone Mountain, and Smyrna. If you have been seriously injured in a car accident and would like discuss your case, contact Robert J. Fleming directly on (404) 525-5150 or contact us online.