Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers
One of the Best Track Records in Georgia
At Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC, we're known for our personal and professional commitment to making our clients' lives better. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys work tirelessly to hold negligent parties accountable for their injuries. It is our goal to help eliminate the financial strain on you and your family, so you can focus on what matters: getting back to normal life.
As a small law firm, we never compromise quality over quantity; we specifically limit our case docket, so you can receive our undivided attention. We have one of the best track records in Georgia, demonstrating our ability to deliver results for the individuals who need it most. In fact, we are one of the few Georgia law firms to have obtained fully collected recoveries in excess of $20 million. No matter what your case involves, we will stand by you and help you overcome the legal, financial, emotional, and medical aftermath of your accident.
75 Years of Combined ExperienceWe apply our 75 years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial.
Over $600 Million in RecoveriesWe have successfully represented clients against some of the largest corporations, insurance companies, and hospitals.
Recognized for Our Expertise, with the Awards to Prove ItOur attorneys are nationally recognized for providing exceptional service and obtaining outstanding results.
Personal Attention, Like You Are One of Our OwnOur boutique setting ensures you receive small firm care – all with the advocacy, skill, and experience of a large firm.
$1,000,000 tractor trailer wreck: herniated disc and lumbar fusion
$7 Million Wrongful Death: Construction
$1.5 Million Tractor Trailer Collision
$2 Million Tractor Trailer Collision with Lumbar Fusion
$2.75 Million Cement Mixer Collision: Multiple pelvic fractures
Work With an Atlanta Accident law firm that puts you first
If you have been injured or if a loved one has been involved in an accident, you deserve to work with a firm that values your rights and interests as the highest priority. Our firm has a hard-earned reputation for providing exceptional legal advocacy and superior client service. As a top-rated Atlanta injury law group, we are fully equipped and prepared to pursue justice for you. Additionally, you won't even have to pay unless we win for you.
How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in Georgia?
According to the Georgia Code section 9-3-33, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases in the state of Georgia is two (2) years. In other words, you generally have two years from the date of the underlying incident to file a personal injury claim, or you likely will lose your right to do so.
It’s important to note that there are exceptions that can change this two-year time limit, so it’s crucial you speak to an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as possible. Some examples of these exceptions include:
- If the injury victim was a minor at the time of the accident;
- If the person you intend to sue is the subject of a criminal action that has not yet been fully prosecuted or dismissed;
- If the injured individual passed away following the subject incident, and the individual’s estate has not yet been established.
It is also important to note that claims against cities, counties, states and other government entities generally require certain formal notice of the claim (called ante litem notice) well before the expiration of the 2-year statute of limitations. For example, for claims against a city, the ante litem notice must be served on the city within six (6) months of the subject incident.
For counties and states, the ante litem notice must be served within twelve (12) months of the subject incident. If the personal injury victim doesn’t serve the mandatory notice before these deadlines, the individual likely will forever lose the right to bring a claim.
The statute of limitations and Georgia’s ante litem notice requirements have a big impact on your ability to file a claim, so it’s crucial you speak to an experienced attorney about the specifics of your case as soon as possible. If you have been injured and think you may have a claim, do not wait. Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC offers free, no-obligation consultations so you have nothing to lose by contacting our firm today!
What It Means to Work with Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC
Our personal injury lawyers in Atlanta are dedicated to providing you with the personal attention you deserve. We apply our 75+ years of combined legal experience to make sure each and every case is meticulously prepared for trial. We are so confident in our success rate, we won’t we charge you any fees unless we win on your behalf. Our knowledge, skill, and determination will be your greatest allies during this time.
"The most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia."If you are looking for the most efficient, professional and ethical law firm in Georgia you do not need to look any further than Goldstein Hayes & Lina, P.C. There are not enough kind and positive words that can use to express the gratitude and respect- Eileen G.
"They have exceeded my expectations."Atty. Jonathan Hayes worked very hard for me and getting my case settle in a timely matter. I will recommend Goldstein Hayes & Lina P.C. to anyone looking for the best personal injury attorneys in Atlanta. They have exceeded my expectations.- Shunte
"Extremely attentive, personable, and there for me."Goldstein Hayes & Lina made my unfortunate experience positive by representing me with little to no work on my end. It allowed me to heal from my injuries without worries. Mr. Hayes and paralegals were extremely attentive, personable, and there for me- Lauren J.
"They have been so wonderful."
Mr. Hayes, Jessica and Alli have helped me with two cases in the past 3 years, and they have been so wonderful! The generosity and kindness of everyone at this practice are just great. I will always refer them to anyone that needs legal representation f- Amanda S.
"They have a client for life!!"I cannot tell you how much I appreciate the time and effort Jonathan Hayes and his staff have put into making my case successful!! Me and my family are forever grateful for all the help and support you have given us over the years. Jonathan Hayes fights fo- Cherry H.
"Compassionate and professional service."Mr. Hayes, as well as his paralegal Jessica, offered us compassionate and professional service. Nothing can bring our son back, but having Mr. Hayes walk us through the litigation process made this nightmare just a little bit more bearable.- Dorcas W.
"Highly recommended!"If you're looking for a firm that will fight for you, this is definitely the place to be. No fast-talking or bait and switch. They did everything they said they would do! They stood by me and concerned themselves with what concerned me.- Tina C.
"The best attorney I have ever worked with."Both Jonathan and Jessica are extremely professional and really took care of me. Their communication was incredible through the whole process and I never had to worry about anything. From the start, they were really involved and interested in my wellbeing- Jessica P.
Our Attorneys Are Your Advocates
The team at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC has more than 75 years of combined experience and proudly represents victims and their families in Atlanta and throughout the surrounding areas in Georgia. Our first priority: to create lasting client-attorney relationships built on mutual trust, confidence, and communication. If you have sustained injuries through to no fault of your own, look no further than our personal injury lawyers at Goldstein Hayes & Lina, LLC. We know just how debilitating an injury can be, affecting all aspects of your life, which is why we will work tirelessly to obtain the compensation you deserve for medical bills, loss of work, and pain and suffering. We are honored to advocate for our clients and will continue to uphold our high standards of practice thanks to our excellent work ethic, determination, and commitment to justice.