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Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer

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Dealing with an injury is never easy, especially if it leads to hospitalization, medical bills, and missed wages. If you or your loved one has suffered harm and losses because of another person's negligence, the team at Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., is ready to help you pursue justice.

We treat each personal injury case with the care it deserves. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that an experienced injury lawyer will be by your side through every step of the legal process. Our team has made it our mission to fight for clients like you and provide the highest level of representation possible to achieve the best outcome.

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We are on your side from start to finish. Learn more about our process and how it may benefit you.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We offer free, no obligation consultations.

  • You don't pay our firm a cent unless we win.

  • We can come to you, at home or at a hospital.

  • We have won millions of dollars for injured clients.

Areas of Practice

Regardless of how you were hurt in Atlanta, Henningsen Injury Attorneys are ready to help. At our law firm, we try our best to make our clients feel heard and comfortable during this difficult time. Unfortunately, people don’t seek out a personal injury attorney unless they must. We always strive to help our clients with compassion, personalized attention, and regular communication.

Our law firm handles a wide variety of Atlanta personal injury cases, including:

Wrongful Death

When a loved one has died due to another’s negligence or careless behavior, then under Georgia law, the surviving family members have a right to hold the responsible party liable and receive financial compensation. When you file a wrongful death lawsuit, you can sue for your loved one’s suffering before they died, final medical costs, lost income, and loss of companionship. The family members who can recover damages in a wrongful death claim in Atlanta include the decedent’s:

  • Spouse
  • Children, either adopted or blood-related
  • Parents
  • Siblings
  • Dependents

Common forms of negligence that lead to a victim’s untimely death can occur as a result of a motor vehicle collision, negligence on behalf of a third party when certain crimes are committed such as battery or assault, or in the care of medical providers. Our Atlanta law firm has decades of experience helping loved ones of victims achieve closure, justice, and fair compensation in wrongful death cases.

Wrongful death also occurs in the workplace, sadly. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were 5,333 fatal work injuries reported in the nation in 2019, a 2% increase from 5,250 in 2018. Over 30% of all workplace fatalities involve workers over age 55, and Hispanic or Latino workers made up 20% of all fatal occupational injuries in 2019.

Slip and Fall

Premises liability law is a specialization within personal injury law that gives individuals the right to hold property owners responsible for injuries that arise from dangerous or defective conditions on the property. Your Atlanta personal injury attorney will fight to prove the property owner’s negligence in that they failed to use reasonable care in maintaining their property.

Accidents That Occur on the Road

Our law firm represents Atlanta clients who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, truck accident, and other accidents that occur on the road. All drivers owe each other a duty of care to operate their vehicle while alert and focused. The law states that drivers must be sober behind the wheel. However, a tired driver, a drunk driver, or a driver on their cell phone could cause an accident. They may be liable for your damages, including medical bills, due to their negligence.

If you have been involved in an accident on the road, whether as a pedestrian or a passenger, or driver, you face losses, then give us a call today.


No Recovery, No Fees – You Don't Pay Unless We Win

When you bring your case to our firm, you can trust that our team will do everything in our power to win your case. This is because we work off of contingency fees, meaning that you only owe us if we successfully recover a settlement on your behalf. We believe that every victim of negligence should be able to retain affordable representation, without sacrificing quality and competence.

We understand your financial strain and want you to be able to seek the support you need without worrying about legal fees. You have nothing to lose by getting started with Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. today!

Need a Personal Injury Attorney in Atlanta? Give Us a Call!

After an injury, facing an insurance company alone can be difficult and frustrating. These companies are in the business of profit, meaning they will do whatever they can to avoid or minimize payments to policyholders. Too often, people who are injured do not get the full and fair settlement that they deserve, because they did not hire a competent and aggressive lawyer. Our attorneys can be your advocate in negotiations with insurance companies, and we can fight to protect your best interests.

When you work with our firm, we can fight for compensation in the form of:

  • Present and future medical bills
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Present and future lost wages

Why Henningsen Injury Attorneys

Attorney Todd Henningsen is an Atlanta-based personal injury lawyer. He is a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association, Southern Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Also, he has been admitted to the State Bar of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia. But aside from his professional accomplishments, he has a proven track record for success in the courtroom and has recovered millions of dollars for his clients.

Call today to schedule your free case consultation at Henningsen Injury Attorneys.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

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  • Q:What Is the Personal Injury Statute of Limitations in Georgia?

    A:There is a time limit for filing a personal injury claim, as well as for filing formal criminal charges that are related to your accident or injury. Each state sets its statute of limitations. The statute of limitations for personal injury claim in Georgia is two years. This means that you have two years from the date of your injury to file a claim or you may lose your rights to compensation. See O.C.G.A. Section 9-3-33. However, there are exceptions that can shorten or extend the two-year time limit. The purpose of statutes of limitation is to ensure that claims are filed while evidence is still relatively useful and has not deteriorated. By setting a statute of limitations, both state and federal courts prevent constant threats of frivolous lawsuits a long time after the alleged event happened.

    Situations that Can Shorten the Statute of Limitations:
    Situations that will shorten the two-year personal injury statute of limitations in Georgia include filing a personal injury claim against the State of Georgia or its employees. In this situation, the claim falls under the Georgia Tort Claims Act ('GTCA"). The GTCA requires that notice sometimes referred to as ante litem notification, be given within one year from the date of the incident instead of two. The notice must meet the requirements as outlined in the GTCA and if it does not the claim may be barred forever. See O.C.G.A. Section 50-21-26(a)(1).

    Similar to a claim against the State of Georgia, when pursuing a claim against a county the claimant must provide notice (ante litem notification) to the county pursuant to O.C.G.A. section 36-11-1 within one year of the date of the incident. The notice must meet the requirements as outlined in the code section and if it does not the claim may be forever barred. To file a claim against a city or it’s employees, notice must be provided to the city within six months of the incident. See O.C.G.A. Section 36-33-5. The notice must meet the requirements as outlined in the statute and if the city is not properly notified within the six month period it may be barred forever. Last, claims for injury to your reputation, such as defamation or libel have a shortened statute of limitations and must be brought within one year. See O.C.G.A. Section 9-3-33. 

    Situations that Can Lengthen the Statute of Limitations:
    Situations that may lengthen the two-year personal injury statute of limitations in Georgia include cases involving minors. In this situation, the two-year statute of limitations does not begin to run until the minor reaches the age of 18. O.C.G.A. sections 9-3-90 and 9-3-98. However, a minor's claim in Georgia traditionally includes the medical bills that the parents incurred on the minor's behalf for the injury. The two-year statute of limitations for the medical bills is not lengthened because it is the parent's claim to bring, not the minor's. Best practices are to bring the minor's personal injury claim within two years to ensure that the medical bills are included in the claim.

    If a person was legally declared incompetent at the time of the injury, the two-year statute of limitations does not begin to run until the incompetency is removed. O.C.G.A. sections 9-3-90 and 9-3-98. This is a very narrow exception and it must be proven that the person was legally incompetent which can be difficult to prove.

    In a wrongful death claim, the statute of limitations may be extended by the amount of time that it took from the time of the death of the decedent until the estate becomes represented by either an executor or an administrator. O.C.G.A. sections 9-3-92 and 9-3-98. But again, watch out, the period cannot be extended longer than five years and will begin to run after the five-year period. Thus, if you have a wrongful death claim it is wise that it be brought as soon as possible.

    In personal injury claims involving the prosecution of a crime, the running of the statute of limitations can be extended for the amount of time it takes from the injury to occur to the prosecution of the underlying crime to become final. This applies in many car accident claims where the other driver was ticketed for the car wreck. If this is the case, then it is possible to have the statute of limitations extended for the time that it took for the prosecution of the traffic ticket to become final. 

  • Q:What Type of Compensation Is Available in a Personal Injury Case?

    A:How much compensation you can be awarded after an accident is always approached on a case by case basis since the details of your case are unique, what you may be able to pursue compensation for, however, is consistent in every case. Compensation, or damages, you can recover for is broken up into three main categories, each seeks to compensate the injured party for different losses they suffer. These categories are economic, non-economic, and punitive.

    Economic damages compensate for financial losses the injured party suffers such as the cost of medical expenses, future medical expenses associated with your injuries and the inability to work. Economic damages are also called special damages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for the abstract losses an injury victim suffers, such as mental anguish and pain and suffering. Unlike, economic damages, non-economic damages are not as straightforward to quantify as such they are also called general damages .

  • Q:How Much Will an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Cost?

    A:The Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Henningsen Injury Attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. That means that you do not pay unless our law firm successfully wins your case. We also offer a free consultation on all personal injury cases, so there is no risk when you reach out.

  • Q:When Should I Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer?

    A:If you have been harmed due to another person's negligence, then Georgia law enables you to hold them liable for your injuries and recover the financial losses they caused. While your personal injury claim may seem straightforward to you, you probably do not know every personal injury law that applies to your case. If you were injured while you were on vacation here in Atlanta, then you should call our law firm today to set up your consultation with a personal injury lawyer from our team who can conduct a free case evaluation.

  • Q:What Types of Losses Can I Recover Under Georgia Personal Injury Law?

    A:There are different damages that you may be able to recover. They are broken down into two types that you can win in an Atlanta personal injury case: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the financial losses from a defendant’s negligent behavior, such as medical expenses, property damage, and lost wages. Your attorney calculates your economic damages by reviewing statements and documents, such as copies of your medical bills. In a personal injury claim, you can also recover anticipated future losses of income, and past income the victim would’ve earned had the defendant not caused the injury.

  • Q:What Are Some Steps That People Should Follow After an Accident?

    A:No matter how you were injured, there are some steps that you can take to help your personal injury case.


    Seek Medical Attention Immediately
     Your health and safety is the top priority. Immediately after your injury, it is so important to head to a local emergency room to have a physician check for any injuries. Some injuries have late-onset symptoms that do not appear for many hours or even a few days. One of the most common types is whiplash, where the neck muscles do not begin to feel sore until the next day. A potentially fatal injury that may not show up for several hours is stomach bleeding, but a physician will be able to detect this life-threatening injury in its early stages. If you are concerned about how you will handle the medical expenses incurred from your injury, then call Henningsen Injury Attorneys now.

     Limit What You Say 
    If you were involved in an accident with another driver, then the police will take a statement. If you were involved in a slip and fall accident, then the property manager or another representative from the property should write up an incident report, including a statement from you. While it is important for you to give accurate information, do not volunteer extra information or speculation as to the cause of the accident. Instead, you may provide an accurate account of what happened leading up to your accident, including what you saw and what you heard. You do not want to say anything that could jeopardize the investigation and your potential compensation for your personal injury claim, so consult with an experienced lawyer who will ensure that you follow the right steps to get the settlement you deserve. 

    Do not accept blame or apologize for anything immediately after the accident. Do not volunteer information about how you could be at fault. There may be several factors at play that you are not aware of that could come up in an investigation. Even if you think that you were at fault, you cannot know at the scene of an accident whether or not the other parties involved were also negligent in any way. Finally, don’t talk to the insurance company or their attorneys. Call Henningsen Injury Attorneys, and we will fight aggressively for you to get the compensation that you deserve. 

    Take Pictures 
    Everyone these days has a phone that is capable of taking pictures. Wherever your accident occurred, you should take photos of the environment, including any hazards such as: 
    ● Poor lighting 
    ● Uneven or broken pavement 
    ● Wet floors 
    ● Construction on roadways 
    ● Stop signs, yield signs, and other traffic signals 

    The best way to tell the story of your case is to take close-up shots and wide shots and capture video footage. You should also take pictures of your injuries not only on the day that you discovered them but in the days following as they heal. Don’t forget to bring these images with you to your initial consultation with us so we can give you our best possible case review. 

Our Core Values Working for Your Case

We believe that a successful claim starts with a positive client-lawyer relationship. We also know that experience and skill are the foundation for high-quality legal guidance and representation.

At the core of our legal practice, we understand that a client-centered approach also produces the best results, which is why we always strive to place the best interests of our clients above everything else. If you have suffered an avoidable injury, contact our Atlanta personal injury lawyers today. We have an in-depth understanding of personal injury litigation; let us put it to work for you.

Call us now at (404) 800-6356 to schedule your free consultation.

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  • “I now have what I know to be one of the best, professional, ethical and personable attorneys on my side and will use him again.”

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  • “I know his clients receive every bit of his focus on their case.”

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  • “He represented me in my personal injury case and made the process so easy and kept me informed the entire time.”

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