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At Hasty Pope LLP, we help real people in real difficulty. We've been settling and litigating law suits for clients across North Georgia since 1953. With more than 130 years of combined experience, you can be sure that we've handled cases like yours before. We'll advocate for you from the time of your accident to your final verdict or settlement. We'll tell you exactly how things are going to happen and help you understand and navigate the complex medical, financial and legal processes. Most importantly, we'll fight to get you the compensation you deserve. We've taken hundreds of cases to trial and recovered more than $100 million for our clients.
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An Atlanta personal injury attorney ready to defend you If you have been injured in an accident in Fulton, Cherokee, or Hall County, Georgia, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer from Hasty Pope LLP can help. The personal injury attorneys in Atlanta at our firm have the experience, knowledge, and resources necessary to help you obtain financial compensation for your medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering due to you under personal injury law. In Atlanta accidents, and Georgia auto accidents in general, the at-fault party is responsible for any damages that may have resulted. Our lawyers can help determine liability in your case and hold the liable parties accountable for their actions. Many victims of accidents are tempted to handle the litigation surrounding their case on their own, without the assistance of a personal injury lawyer. This may seem like a bargain on the surface, but in the long run, it normally proves a total disaster. A respectable personal injury attorney understands the legal hoops you will need to jump through, the paperwork and deadlines necessary to file a successful case, and crafting the best legal strategy for your particular personal injury case. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys handle all types of personal injury cases, and personal injury settlements in Atlanta including: -Auto accidents -Wrongful death -Catastrophic injury -Defective products -Truck accidents -Workers compensation -Trip, slip, and fall accidents -Traumatic brain injury -Hip replacement recall Catastrophic injury Our Atanta personal injury attorneys know that a traumatic and severe spinal cord injury or brain injury can permanently disable or paralyze an individual and leave him or her unable to live an independent life. Some of the more common causes of catastrophic injury are motor vehicle crashes, falls, sports injuries, and acts of violence. The nature of a catastrophic injury to the spinal cord or brain means that victims of such tragic occurrences are often dependent on assistance for the remainder of their lives. Trip, slip, and fall accidents Consult with one of our Atlanta personal injury lawyers because it may be possible to file a premises liability suit if you have been injured as a result of an unkempt property. Property owners have a legal obligation to ensure that their properties are safe and healthy environments and are suitable for human occupation and use. If a property owner fails to properly maintain his or her premises and that lack of care results in an injury, the property owner may be held liable for any injuries that occur. This may include being obligated to compensate individuals for any medical costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering the victims incurred as a result of their injuries. Defective products Manufacturers are regulated by state and federal governments to ensure that their products are safe for the public. Our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta can assist you if a designer, manufacturer, or wholesaler sells a product to the public that causes a foreseeable or preventable injury, the appropriate parties may be considered liable for any damages. In the event of an injury to a consumer, liability can be determined by analyzing whether the defect was a result of the product design, the manufacturing process, or the product's marketing. If it can be shown that a product was defective by looking at these criteria, it may be possible to file a product liability suit against the appropriate entities. Let us pursue and prove your case for personal injury in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia Are you seeking Atlanta personal injury lawyers? Our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta represent individuals who have been injured whose legal rights must be protected. To schedule a free consultation with our law firm, serving Cherokee, Fulton, Hall County, metro Atlanta, and all of Georgia, contact Hasty Pope LLP today. We can assist you with your personal injury lawsuit in Atlanta or anywhere in Georgia.
You might think for a lawyer the hardest thing to ever do is face a jury. But for Jonathan Pope, it was facing a much larger mountain literally. Pope and a group of friends climbed Washington State's Mount Rainier in 2012, all 14,411 feet of it.
"It was the hardest thing I've ever done, but you learn so much about yourself when you do something like that," Pope said. Like that you're a bit of a thrill-seeker.
"I've always liked a challenge. The bigger the stakes, the better."
Pope admits that's probably one of the reasons he became a lawyer. That, and he likes to argue and enjoys trying cases. Jon focuses his trial practice at Hasty Pope on a wide range of personal injury matters, including wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, and automobile and tractor trailer collisions.
He and his brother Tom, a partner at Hasty Pope, grew up around law. Their father, Judge Marion T. Pope, of counsel at the firm and a former chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, had them in courtrooms from the time they were very young.
Jon got his first direct experience in law at The Citadel as part of the honor court, the court system of the school. As a pre-law major, he acted as a defense lawyer for a friend.
"I brought in a handwriting expert. And then I recused the chairman of the honor court since he was also the provost who had collected evidence for the case," Pope said. "That whole experience sealed it for me."
After The Citadel, Pope earned his law degree from Georgia State University. Since then, he has been named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers in 2013; recognized in Georgia's Top Rated Lawyers in 2012; named a Super Lawyer's "Rising Star" in 2006, 2009, and 2010; named a Super Lawyer in 2013 and 2014; and recognized in Georgia Trend's "Legal Elite" in 2010, 2012 and 2013.
But he still wants to do more. "We don't want to be like everyone else, we want to do it better," Pope said. "We're constantly learning, and we want to be on the cutting edge."
Pope said he and his firm are different because of the focus they put on the investigation of their cases and the time they spend helping their clients navigate the legal system.
"The legal system can be harsh," Pope said. "We have compassion and we know people need guidance through this."
Pope has tried more than 40 jury cases; he's helped secure lifetime medical care for clients and monetary settlements to alleviate financial woes. But what keeps him going is getting results that truly change people's lives.
"One client cried, it was so emotional for him," Pope said. "He had been battling with a company on his own for 10 years, letter after letter. It was a true 'David and Goliath' moment."
Georgia State University
Before beginning his legal career, Tom Pope worked in Washington, D.C., with United States Congressman Ed Jenkins and at the Georgia Lieutenant Governor's Office. With his law degree from Mercer University in hand and his admittance to the Georgia Bar in 1998, Tom went to work for several Atlanta insurance defense law firms before he discovered his true passion defending the rights of injured plaintiffs.
Tom focuses his trial practice on personal injury and worker's compensation cases and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by his peers. He is also a member of several professional organizations including the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice, the Southern Trial Lawyers Association and Lawyers Club of Atlanta.