David S. Bills is an accomplished trial lawyer who works diligently and effectively to serve the needs of his clients. He is committed to professionalism, ethics, and excellence in the legal services that he provides.
In practice for more than 28 years, Mr. Bills has extensive trial and appellate experience in a broad range of civil litigation matters. He enjoys the AV Peer Review Rating, which is the "top rating" in the legal profession and signifies the highest level of both ethical standards and professional ability. As a sole practitioner, Mr. Bills maintains a limited caseload such that each matter is handled with the attention and resources it deserves. He accepts only those matters as to which he believe that the clients can legitimately expect to benefit from his representation. Mr. Bills strives to provide detail oriented, hands-on services to his clients. He places a strong emphasis on regularly communicating with clients, answering all questions, and fostering relationships based on mutual trust and confidence. He involves clients in the important decisions regarding their cases, to particularly include the objectives of the representation and the means by which such objectives are pursued. Mr. Bills is a lawyers' lawyer. Most of his cases are referred to him by other lawyers and he values the opportunity to work with other lawyers in highly collaborative co-counsel relationships. He is greatly appreciative of other lawyers entrusting him with important matters, and calling upon him for advice and other services. Mr. Bills' practice is dedicated to continued accomplishment on behalf of clients and to upholding the highest and best standards of the legal profession.
1932 North Druid Hills Road, N.E., Suite 200
David S. Bills will represent you in your Personal Injury case.
David S. Bills has significant experience and expertise in handing personal injury and wrongful death cases in a wide variety of contexts, including collisions involving passenger cars, commercial vehicles, and large trucks. Although Georgia law requires every driver of a motor vehicle to exercise reasonable care and comply with all statutory rules of the road, the fact of the mater is that needless injuries and fatalities still occur every day because of negligent and reckless behavior on our streets and highways. Speeding, impaired driving, distracted driving, and inadequate maintenance of vehicles are among the most prevalent of the causes of motor vehicle collisions. Because the circumstances of every wreck will be different and present unique issues, the early investigation of a wreck and the preservation of evidence will often be of crucial importance. Examples of the type of issues that often need prompt profession action and evaluation are: -Initial communication with and obtaining statements from investigating law enforcement officers and eyewitnesses who may have their recollections of crucial observations fade with time. -Obtaining photographs or videotapes of the vehicles involved in the wreck and/or the accident site. -Identification of causative factors relating the vehicles involved (such as brake failure, tire failure, or seat back failure) or the roadway on which the wreck occurred (such as engineering or grading issues leading to hydroplaning, or shoulder drop-offs caused by inspection or maintenance failures); identification of potential defendants (such as the employer of the negligent driver, the business selling alcohol to an under-aged driver or noticeably intoxicated adult, the governmental or private entity responsible for hazardous roadway conditions, or the manufacturer of a defective tire or vehicle). Trucking Accidents: In highway crashes between large trucks and cars, the cars will always lose and their occupants will all too often be killed or sustain massive injuries. The size and weight of commercial trucks are themselves sufficient to pose significant threats to everyone with whom they share the road. When coupled with inadequate maintenance, improper driver training, or drivers who are fatigued because of over-work, the hazards posed by semi-trucks are simply unacceptable. Because so many trucking accidents are severe, the government has imposed many regulatory guidelines on trucking companies and their drivers. These guidelines include: -Controlling the amount of sleep that truckers are required to have before getting behind the wheel. -Limiting the number of hours that truckers can drive daily and weekly. -Specifying highway following distances between trucks. Among the most prevalent of the many factors that can cause large commercial trucks to be involved in wrecks are the following: -Lack of driver training. -Truck driver fatigue resulting from schedule overload and impractical expectations imposed on drivers by trucking companies. -Drivers with a history of prior wrecks or traffic violations. -Driver fatigue, drowsiness, alcohol or drug use. Aggressive driving. -Failing to slow down in response to driving conditions. Poor maintenance of safety components, such as tires and brakes. -Loads exceeding weight limits or being incorrectly balanced.
Personal Injury and Wrongful Death
Vehicle (Automobile and Trucking) Accidents
Nursing Home Neglect
Hospital Liability and Medical Malpractice
Supreme Court of Georgia
Court of Appeals of Georgia
United States Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals
United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia
United States District Court, Middle District of Georgia
State Bar of Georgia (admission date: June 6, 1983)
-Professional Liability Section
-Continuing Legal Education Speaker
Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
-Chair, Membership Eligibility Committee
-Continuing Legal Education Speaker
America Association of Justice (formerly, American Trial Lawyers Association)
Southern Trial Lawyers Association
Berry College, B.A., cum laude, 1980
Emory University School of Law, J.D., 1983
Previous Professional Experience:
The Keenan Law Firm, Atlanta, Georgia, 1983-1994
Beltran & Bills, Atlanta, Georgia, 1995-1997
Born May 19, 1958, Chattanooga, Tennessee
Married, Father of two children
Life long resident of Georgia
Emory University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1983
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