- Vehicle/ Boating Accidents
- Tractor Trailer/ 18 Wheeler Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse
- Premises Liability
- Slip and Fall
- Wrongful Death
Even the most cautious person can become an accident victim. At Roberts Tate, we understand how unfortunate events such as on-the-job accidents, car, motorcycle or boating accidents, slip and falls and other personal injury claims can affect your life.
We represent victims who suffer preventable harm and handle a full range of personal injury claims including vehicle/boating and tractor trailer accidents, workers’ compensation, product liability and other claims. Roberts Tate can ensure your legal rights are protected and those legally responsible are held accountable – while treating you with the compassion and respect you deserve. Give us a call today to get the help you need.
Not all personal injury attorneys are alike. Roberts Tate is a litigation law firm, and it’s important to remember that while some accident cases are settled without a trial, every personal injury lawsuit should be prepared for trial. Many lawyers run personal injury "mills" taking a high volume of cases and settling most out of court. Any lawyer can settle a $2 Million case for $1 Million. The effective personal injury lawyer will maximize your results.
Every case is different. The personal injury attorneys at Roberts Tate, LLC are trial lawyers; we will prepare your case for trial and work diligently to ensure that you receive full compensation. It is important to have a litigation firm on your side to fight for your rights. We can help you get compensation for medical bills, repair costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We know how to protect your rights and we are ready to fight for you!
Our slogan says it all. Client Focused. Result Driven.
Our primary focus is you. No case is more important to us than yours.
We measure success by the results obtained for our clients.
We offer a free consultation for personal injury claims.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE INSURANCE COMPANY
Insurance companies pay approximately 50 percent of all costs of motor vehicle crashes in the United States. Unfortunately, many people don’t know exactly how to deal with an insurance company after a collision in order to ensure they get their expenses maximized.
The best way to be prepared is to speak with an auto accident lawyer after a collision so he or she can deal with the insurer on your behalf. If you haven’t yet talked to a lawyer, however, there are a few questions you should know the answers to before you talk to an insurer. Roberts Tate, LLC has prepared a list of five key things you need to know so you are prepared before the insurance agent gets on the phone.
1. What do I need to know about reporting a collision? First, call your insurance agent soon after you are involved in an accident, even before you see a physician if possible. At the scene of the accident, you will want to get the contact information and policy number from the other party, just in case the driver doesn’t report the accident. Never let anyone convince you not to tell the insurance company, even if the other driver promises to just pay all your bills. The other driver may not have enough money and your injuries or losses could turn out to be very serious. If you haven’t reported the collision, coverage could be denied.
2. What should I tell the insurance company? While you do need to contact your insurance company and explain your version of events, it is important to be careful about the statements you make. Mistakes in your statement can be used by insurance companies to deny your claim, cast blame on you for the accident or limit your coverage. In your initial phone call, tell the insurer very briefly that the accident happened. Then speak with a lawyer before you make any detailed statements and never accept or claim blame or indicate that you are not hurt. Sometimes symptoms from injuries do not show up right away and often all the factors leading up to a collision are not immediately clear.
3. Is there anything I should do at the scene of the accident? Immediately call the police after you are involved in an accident so that an accident report can be written. You should also obtain contact details including any insurance from the other driver. If there are witnesses to the incident, it’s a good idea to get their contact information too. If you have your camera or cell phone, it can be helpful to take pictures of the scene.
4. Is it a good idea to have my statement written down? Other than for the police report, you should refrain from speaking with the other party or their insurance and you should not sign a written statement from the other insurance company until you have had the chance to contact your lawyer. It might be helpful to keep a record or journal for yourself at the time of the accident so that you will be able to remember specific details. Remember, discrepancies in your story can be used (or misused) to try to reduce the value of your claim.
5. Should I agree to a settlement or sign any papers? Again, it is best to not agree to a quick settlement at the scene. You may not know the extent of the damage and you need to have a full understanding of your rights. Roberts Tate, LLC can assist you in fully understanding your responsibility and your rights in the case of an accident and having a lawyer review any settlement offers is the smart decision.
We are committed to helping injured drivers, passengers, and pedestrians understand their legal rights and how they may be able to obtain compensation to cover damages such as medical bills and lost wages.
Tractor-Trailer/ 18 Wheeler Accidents
Accidents with large trucks such as semis, fuel tankers and tractor-trailers can lead to extremely serious injuries for Georgia motorists and pedestrians. Often such accidents are fatal, but for those who survive they are often left to struggle with lifelong disabilities resulting from the accident. The worst part of these types of accidents is that the majority of truck accidents are due to the driver or truck company’s negligence.
Georgia has numerous laws in place that regulate commercial vehicle operation, but some truck drivers refuse to abide by these laws and commit traffic violations that put other motorists and pedestrians in danger. Truck drivers often drive long hours and become fatigued behind the wheel. Others speed to make delivery deadlines. Some drivers on the road are under-trained, while others may operate under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
For truck companies, the cost of maintaining their fleet is often disregarded and equipment is not kept running properly in order to prevent an accident.
If you or a loved one has been hurt or if you have lost someone due to a collision with a commercial vehicle, we can help protect your rights.
Injuries on the Job
Workers’ compensation insurance was created to compensate employees who are injured while on the job. However, when workers suffer potentially serious or permanent injury, a workers’ compensation attorney should be consulted to make sure property compensation is provided.
The State of Georgia requires employers to pay for workers compensation insurance, but it is the insurance companies who process the claims, and as with other insurance claims processing, the process can be confusing and difficult to navigate. Injured workers are often faced with claims denial, lost wages, pressure to return to work too soon, as well as other unfair treatment during the claims process.
At Roberts Tate, we represent workers injured on the job by expertly handling all processes in order to ensure that our clients receive just compensation for medical treatment, lost wages and pain and suffering. We handle all medical records requests, complete all necessary paperwork for claims and attend all hearings on a client’s behalf allowing you to return to your original job without fear of retaliation.
Slips and Falls/Premises Liability
Public businesses such as shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, apartment complexes and government buildings have a duty to maintain their property. If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident caused by a poorly maintained property, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you suffer.
At Roberts Tate, LLC, we protect the rights and represent the interests of clients who are injured in slip and fall accidents. As litigators, we are prepared to take your case to court, if necessary. Give us a call today in order to preserve your rights. We will be happy to review your case for free to determine the extent of your injuries and your claim.
Nursing Home Abuse
As our loved ones grow older, we want to make sure they receive proper care and medical attention. A Senior Care Facility or Nursing Home is often the only choice families have when it comes to looking after an elderly relative, and unfortunately, the elderly are vulnerable when it comes to abuse.
If you feel your loved one is experiencing medical malpractice or abuse in their long term care facility, contact Roberts Tate, LLC. We can assist with:
- Medical Errors
- Physical/Sexual/Verbal Abuse
- Financial Abuse
- Poor Hygiene, Improper care, Malnutrition, Dehydration
- Slips and Falls
- Failure to Follow Advanced Medical Directives and Livings Wills