Philip A. Pendergrass, Jr.
We are a personal injury law firm devoted to helping those affected by the negligence of others. Through our compassion and personalized attention, we are focused on protecting the rights of injured victims and their families. Our thorough experience and unconditional dedication allow our clients to rebuild and recover while we deal with the legal complexities of their cases.
We offer a free initial consultation to potential clients so that we can understand more about your case, how we can help you, and ultimately to determine whether or not we are a good fit for your legal needs. This free consultation is a great opportunity to get some advice and guidance about the next steps that you can take and is a good way to help provide some clarity for what is likely a very stressful and overwhelming situation in your life.
Why Work with The Pendergrass Law Firm?
If you are looking for a trustworthy, caring, and aggressive legal team to represent you after a personal injury, then look no further than the team at The Pendergrass Law Firm, P.C. Our history of success working with clients in similar cases to your own is only one of many reasons that we are an excellent choice for your legal needs in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.
Attorney Philip Pendergrass understands that clients in these situations deserve to be given aggressive legal support, while also ensuring that they are able to limit the amount of stress that they take on. Instead of worrying about your case, you should be able to focus on getting your life back on track while being confident in your choice of legal guidance.
Contact us for a free initial consultation where we can discuss your situation in detail, and get a better understanding of how we can work together to get you the outcome you deserve.
The following are the most common areas that we practice in. Whether or not you see anything below that resembles your own situation, contact us as soon as possible to request a free initial consultation where we can discuss your injuries and your upcoming case.
Any type of car accident can be a terrifying, dangerous, and sometimes deadly experience. When someone else is at fault for your accident, then they must be held responsible for the damages that they cause you, both economic and non-economic. When you are working directly with an insurance company, having an attorney on your side is one of the best ways to ensure that your case is taken seriously and you are able to fight for the money that you truly deserve.
In 2012, Georgia passed a law known as Responsible Dog Ownership Law that placed a variety of requirements on dog owners, such as having a minimum of $50,000 in liability insurance when you own a “dangerous” breed. Not every dog attack is guaranteed to be protected under tort law, so it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you build a strong and clear case.
Slip/Trip and Fall
A slip and fall, or trip and fall, is one type of premise liability that you are legally protected against. If you have been injured on someone else’s property, whether public or private, as a result of a hazard or dangerous situation, contact us to learn about your rights and options as a victim in this instance.
Premise liability is the greater umbrella of property owner responsibility and liability that a slip and fall lives under. These issues are generally addressed in O.C.G.A. §51-3-1: “Where an owner or occupier of land, by express or implied invitation, induces or leads others to come upon his premises for any lawful purpose, he is liable in damages to such persons for injuries caused by his failure to exercise ordinary care in keeping the premises and approaches safe.”
An accident with a commercial truck can be much more dangerous than a collision between two passenger vehicles depending on things like the speed, angle of approach, and more. These vehicles are extremely complex, and often haul heavy cargo loads that can lead to issues like loss of control, braking issues, improperly stored cargo, and more. When you file an insurance claim after a trucking accident, you will be working with a commercial insurance policy that can be very complicated.
When you buy a product and use it for its intended purpose, you have reason to trust that the product will operate as it is advertised and that you are safe from injuries or hazards that go beyond normal use. In some cases, you may be injured while using a product as it is intended, and it can be determined that your injuries are the result of a failure of someone along the supply chain. In this instance, we will seek compensation from the responsible party, such as the manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or others involved with distributing this product.
According to the Center for Disease Control, injury is the leading cause of death of children and young adults, with an estimated 12,000 children dying each year from accidental injuries. While not every case warrants a civil lawsuit, there are many situations where your child may be injured or killed as a result of an avoidable situation where others acted with negligence or recklessness.
When you visit someone else’s property, whether it is public, private, semi-public, or government-owned and operated, you can expect that the individuals in charge of the property have taken the appropriate steps to secure the area for your safety. If you are injured on someone else’s property because they failed to provide the appropriate level of security, then you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries.
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