Our Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys work for you.
Serving Atlanta and all of the Surrounding Areas.
Large national firms may have an “army of lawyers,” but this is not always an advantage. When
was the last time you saw an army of lawyers from outside of the area argue an Atlanta case?
For over 29 years the attorneys of The Millar Law Firm have been trying injury cases in Atlanta and in all courts around the metro area: in Fulton, Dekalb, Clayton, Cobb, Gwinnett, Henry, and other counties. Lawyers from outside of Georgia regularly refer to us as local counsel to handle their cases here in Georgia. In the legal profession, Local Experience rules.
The Millar Law Firm has received well over one-hundred 5-Star Google Reviews for our Atlanta
and South-Atlanta locations.
We have top scores on AVVO (perfect 10.0 rating), an A+ from the Better Business Bureau, and our attorneys have been voted Super Lawyers by other Atlanta lawyers.
We treat every case like you're a member of our family. Dedicating our time and attention to get you the results that you deserve.
Senior Partner Bruce R. Millar earned his Doctorate of Law in 1993 from Emory University School of Law. Prior to law school, he earned degrees in Economics and Business Management from North Carolina State University, where he graduated with Honors.About Bruce:
Ivory graduated from Spelman College and later attended the Paralegal Certification Program at Clayton State University, and the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where she graduated in 2014 with her Law Degree.About Ivory:
The newest associate on our winning legal team is attorney Justin Oliverio. Justin is not just any lawyer. He is also very active as a fundraiser for Georgia’s Legal Food Frenzy, where he is a five times Champion. Justin’s dedication to working for his clients and his community is matchless.About Justin:
Assessing the value of your claim requires full knowledge and investigation of the facts, the
law, and your medical condition. This starts with totaling medical bills, property damage,
lost pay, and taking stock of the seriousness and permanency of your injuries.
Georgia law allows an accident victim to be compensated for economic losses, including past and future expenses caused by the wreck and current and future pain. Cases with a short recovery time may not have a value as high as instances of permanent injury.
An experienced lawyer can often estimate the value of an injury case during a free consultation. But remember, this is not exact. It is not always possible to provide an accurate figure until more is known. The extent of your recovery, the amount of available insurance, and the driving history of the at-fault driver will all impact your case’s value.
At a free consultation, our attorneys can share if we think it’s necessary for you to hire a lawyer. We can also give you an idea of your case’s value. The Millar Law Firm takes pride in only accepting cases we know will provide a good experience and outcome for injured clients.
Types of Car Accident Injuries The Millar Law Firm Handles and How
We Prove Them:
Car accidents can cause a wide variety of injuries. At The Millar Law Firm, we can and do handle any injury proven to have been caused (known as “proximate cause”) by a crash. Insurance companies are known to put up a fight to avoid paying maximum compensation, but we’re here to help.
According to Georgia law, you’re legally entitled to recover damages after a car accident.
This includes current, past, and future medical bills and other legal damages, like pain and
suffering. You may be entitled to reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses for your medical
bills, even if health insurance paid for your care (subject to certain subrogation
Often, a case can be resolved and damages can be recovered through settlement. If, however, settlement is not possible, all of your damages are available through legal action.
To receive maximum compensation, all medical and economic evidence should be presented to an insurance adjuster in a settlement demand. If the case cannot be resolved through negotiation, you may choose to file a lawsuit.
How much compensation you are entitled to will depend on your past and future medical bills and suffering from your injury. Cases involving permanent injury or an impairment rating from a doctor will generally have a higher projected value than those where complete recovery is expected. If you believe you are permanently injured, an AMA disability rating may be needed to receive the highest level of compensation.
If another driver is proven to be at-fault for your accident injury, you are usually entitled
to recover damages. You may be entitled to special, general, and in some instances, punitive
damages. Special damages mean your financial harms, such as medical bills, final expenses
(funeral), and past and future lost pay.
General damages are mental and physical in nature. They may include pain and trauma, scars, distress, or even the loss of the comfort and companionship of your spouse.
Punitive or exemplary damages are possible in certain cases, such as reckless driving, racing, or impaired driving incidents. Under Georgia’s public policy, these damages are meant as a punishment or to deter the defendant from doing something similar again.
Most reputable personal injury law offices provide a free initial case consultation and
operate on a “contingent fee” or contingency agreement. This means you are not charged legal
fees unless the firm actually recovers money for you or your family through settlement, a
jury verdict, or Judgment.
Personal Injury legal fees in Georgia generally range from one-third for most settlements to forty-percent when a lawsuit must be filed. In rare instances, fees can vary. Our lawyers will evaluate your case by telephone or in-person at no charge and discuss the fee arrangement with no obligation or pressure to retain us.
The Millar Law Firm has been handling car accident cases for almost three decades. We
specialize solely in personal injury law, which is a very specialized area of law. It
requires knowing and understanding insurance legalities, how to interact and negotiate with
adjusters effectively, how to discover all of the available insurance coverage information,
and how to collect the damages you deserve.
We know the Atlanta area’s local laws, local legal system, and local roadways and highways – and just as importantly, we know how to combat the tactics of insurance companies and adjusters.
The Millar Law Firm has been independently rated among the best lawyers in Atlanta. Please take a look at the reviews posted to this website and Google My Business for the law firm’s Atlanta and South Atlanta office locations. There are well over 100 five-star reviews. Some of our best cases have even been referred to us by judges who have seen our work in their courtrooms.
Our firm and attorneys have also been awarded top “AV” and SuperLawyer ratings. These ratings are done by anonymous surveys of other lawyers to ensure the results are genuine.
car is totaled in a car accident, you are entitled to recover its fair market value.
This is known as the replacement cost. Unfortunately, this does not mean you’ll get what you
paid for it or what you owe.
You must look at the value of cars in or near your area, versus what it’s worth in other locations. Further, the value will be affected by the mileage, overall condition, and options on the car.
The at-fault driver’s insurance company may be required to pay for your repairs or total loss. Otherwise, you may go through your own insurance company and pay a deductible. If you did not cause the accident, your insurance company would usually attempt to recover your deductible from the at-fault insurance carrier and refund it to you. In Georgia, this process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months.
Most likely, your medical care was paid for by a health insurance company or workers’
compensation carrier. If so, they may try to claim a portion of your settlement, as a right
to subrogation or reimbursement. However, not all medical health care plans must be
Knowing which plans have an enforceable lien on your settlement is key to keeping as much of your money as possible. For example, a plan that is subject to Georgia’s “made whole doctrine” may not be entitled to any of your claim. Likewise, workers’ compensation liens may also not be enforceable against your settlement either.
But, don’t count on the insurance companies to tell you whether their lien is strong. You need an experienced attorney to fight off unfair subrogation claims.