Personal Injury & Accident Attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia
Other Offices: Alpharetta (GA)
Law Firm OverviewAt Kalka & Baer, you’ll be treated with the helpful understanding that you and your loved ones desire. No one wants to watch as their life falls apart unnecessarily, but instead, work towards the case completion that you need. The team of Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Kalka & Baer, LLC can help you bring your case to a positive outcome, precisely when it’s desired. Here, ethical morality proves to serve as the firm foundation, along with the attentive attention-to-detail. Your case will be given the helpful understanding that it deserves, no matter the heart breaking questions that may have made themselves known.
Both founding attorneys have been honored by a SuperLawyers® listing since 2010, and each attorney has also been named among the 2012 National Trial Lawyers “Top 40 under 40.” If you’re seeking the greatest amount of financial compensation available, then you want to make sure that you’re given the help of an honest attorney who has your best interests at heart. Kalka & Baer, LLC works hard to make sure that your case is given the effectual understanding that is needed, precisely when it’s desired.
Year this Office was Established: 2006
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Our practice includes:
- Car Accidents
An Atlanta car wreck can be a traumatic experience, both physically and emotionally. It can also be costly and time consuming, resulting in numerous bills for car repair, rental, and medical treatment. If you have been injured in an Atlanta car accident, you may be able to seek compensation for your injuries. An Atlanta car crash lawyer in our office could help you determine if you need the assistance of an attorney, as well as help you understand your rights and options after a serious car crash.
- Bicycle Accidents
Bikers have very little to protect them from a strike by a large vehicle. Because of this incompatibility, the injuries sustained in an Atlanta bike crash can be life altering, leaving you with lost wages, medical expenses, pain and suffering, and the inability to fully support yourself and your family for the remainder of your life. We represent victims of negligence who have sustained serious injuries in a Georgia bike accident.
- Brain Injury
One of the worst injuries that a person could suffer in an accident is traumatic brain injury. This injury is sustained when the victim receives a blow to the head that is strong enough to impact the brain and cause injury, resulting in swelling, dizziness, and nausea, and confusion. More severe cases may also include unconsciousness, memory loss, or even a coma. Types of accidents that could cause such an injury include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, defective products, and premises liability.
- Defective Products
Manufacturers and vendors often deny liability for such situations in order to avoid higher insurance rates. This is especially true when a warranty has expired and the product has seriously malfunctioned. In these cases, it is extremely beneficial and important for an injury victim to retain an Atlanta personal injury attorney. An attorney from Kalka & Baer will study the details of your accident in order to present a strong case on your behalf.
- Motorcycle Accidents
When drivers are negligent, motorcyclists are often injured as a result. Because motorcycle operators are exposed to higher risks of great bodily harm in a crash, they often have major life-altering injuries in which they need adequate compensation. If you were injured in a motorcycle accident at no fault of your own and you require medical treatment and time off to heal, the financial impact you suffer may be extreme. This is why it is critical to have a skilled personal injury attorney from Kalka & Baer make sure you receive the best settlement so that you can get the care you need.
- Nursing Home Abuse
When nursing home staff is negligent or careless, residents could suffer from bedsores, infections such as sepsis, or malnutrition and dehydration. They might also attempt to wander or perform unsafe actions if not properly supervised, resulting in elopement or slip and fall accidents that cause broken bones or head injuries. Don't allow a nursing home to get away with such wrongful treatment and behavior. Protect yourself or your loved one today by retaining an experienced nursing home abuse lawyer from Kalka & Baer.
- Pedestrian Accidents
When you've been injured while walking on a sidewalk or crossing a street, don't hesitate to consult with an Atlanta personal injury attorney and learn whether or not you have a personal injury case. If you had the right of way, your lawyer could help you file a claim and fight for adequate compensation from the liable party. Many pedestrian accidents are catastrophic and could result in permanent damage that requires ongoing medical care, and therefore ongoing compensation, so get aggressive legal counsel immediately.
- Truck Accidents
Due to the massive size of a big rig, passenger vehicles have a very slim chance of emerging from a collision unscathed. Large trucks do not have the ability to maneuver or stop quickly in order to avoid a crash. This inability to react quickly and efficiently, along with their substantial momentum, contributes to the fact that one in six Georgia auto accident fatalities occur in truck crashes – and the fatalities are usually sustained by the occupants in the smaller vehicle. Do not try to handle a truck accident personal injury claim alone. Talk to an Atlanta truck crash lawyer at Kalka & Baer today.
- Slip & Fall
Georgia premises liability law governs whether or not a property owner is legally responsible for an injury that you suffer while on that particular property. A common accident that can occur due to improper care includes the act of individuals slipping and or falling. Injuries from slip and fall cases could be a result of numerous factors and can occur on both public and private property. Everything from minor scrapes to life-altering damage can occur because of this type of accident and it is vital that you speak with an attorney to receive the compensation that is rightfully yours.
- Premises Liability
If your accident occurred on private property, such as in someone's home or in a store, it is relatively simple to establish liability since you know who was responsible for the area and the state it was in. Liability for accidents on public property can be more difficult, however, since it is hard to know who should have kept the premises free from hazards. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer could thoroughly investigate the details of our accident and help determine who was responsible.
- Wrongful Death
When a family member is killed in an accident caused by someone else, there is nothing that can truly compensate for the pain, grief and sorrow that their loved ones endure. This does not mean, however, that the liable party should not be held accountable for their actions and for the suffering of the surviving family. Again, this suffering cannot be perfectly measure or compensated monetarily, but a skilled Atlanta personal injury attorney could ensure that you receive as much compensation as you possibly can.
A. Bryan Baer, Esq.
Accident, Animal Bites, Bicycle Accident, Brain Injury, Burn Injuries
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Bicycle Magazine's Top 50 Bike-Friendly American Cities
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Common Injuries from Bicycle Accidents
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Proper Car Seats are Best Way to Prevent Children's Injuries From Car Crash
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Extremely Painful yet Common Spinal Disc Injuries
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Pedestrian-Car Crashes are on the Rise as a World Health Problem
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Avoid Alpharetta Bike Accidents by Properly Wearing Your Bike Helmet
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How Seatbelts and Airbags Protect Passengers During a Car Crash
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Aggressive Truck Driving across the State of Georgia
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Preventing Bike Accidents by Riding Safely
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Safety Information to Prevent a Motorcycle Accident
Riding a motorcycle is a fun experience for many reasons, but it comes with dangerous possibilities if involved in an accident. Motorcycle riding offers time spent outside, traveling to new beautiful places. It also offers that social community of others who enjoy what you enjoy while being able to meet new motorcycle enthusiasts. Here in Georgia, there are beautiful roadways to ride. North Georgia offers a multitude of riding choices and destinations.Read Article
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Bad Chest Injuries from Slip and Fall Acidents and Car Accidents
Kalka & Baer's accident attorneys give a description of some serious chest injuries that commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall accidents. Chest injuries are one of the more common types of injuries a person will sustain from a car accident. Sometimes even these injuries are caused by the protective force of a seatbelt or airbag. Serious slip and fall accidents can result in bad chest injuries as well.Read Article
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Victims of a Mississippi Motor Home Accident Still Suffer From Injuries
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