skip to content

For Over 30 Years

Aggressive Personal Injury
Legal Representation

home Riverdale personal injury

Riverdale Personal Injury Attorneys

Help for Seriously Injured Victims in Riverdale, Georgia

Riverdale is a southern suburb of Atlanta with a growing population of about 15,000. It is in Clayton County, which is also home to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Like any other city in a major metropolitan area, Riverdale has its share of hazards. If you or a family member suffered a serious injury in Riverdale, and that injury was caused by another party’s negligence, carelessness, or intentional act, you may be entitled to compensation through a Georgia personal injury lawsuit.

To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact the experienced Riverdale personal injury attorneys at Grant Law Office. Call (404) 995-3955 today for a free case evaluation.

Back to Top

What Is Negligence?

Negligence can be defined as one party’s failure to exercise a reasonable degree of care to minimize the risk of injury to another party. A "party" can be a person, a company, or even a government agency, like the City of Riverdale.

An example of negligence would be a driver who was texting while driving on Gardenwalk Boulevard and, as a result, hit a pedestrian. That driver would owe that pedestrian compensation for his injuries, his medical bills, and more.

Georgia recognizes the legal concept of contributory negligence, meaning that both parties—the plaintiff and the defendant (the party suing and the party being sued)—may be responsible for an accident. The plaintiff may only recover damages if he or she was less than 50% responsible for the accident. For example, consider a case where the driver was texting and driving, but the pedestrian was staring at his phone while crossing the street when he was hit. If the pedestrian files a lawsuit and takes the case to court, the jury may decide that the driver was 80% responsible for the accident, and the pedestrian was 20% responsible for the accident. The pedestrian is entitled to recover compensation from the driver, but the amount is reduced by his percentage of fault.

But, if the jury found that the driver and pedestrian were each 50% at fault for the accident, the pedestrian would not be able to recover damages, no matter how badly he was hurt.

Back to Top

Dangerous Roads in Riverdale

Most injuries that we see at Grant Law Office come from serious car crashes. In Riverdale, these highways and roads present a special danger to drivers and motorcyclists:

  • I-75
  • S.R. 85/Clark Howell Memorial Highway
  • S.R. 138/Martin Luther King Jr. Highway
  • S.R. 139/Main/Riverdale Street
  • S.R. 314/Fayetteville Road
  • Pointe South Parkway
  • Gardenwalk Boulevard

If you were seriously injured at the hands of another person or company, we may be able to help you get the compensation you deserve to recover.

Back to Top

Compensation Available for Personal Injury Victims

Depending on the severity of the injuries you suffered, you may be able to recover damages for the following:

  • Current and future medical bills related to the injury
  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent injury
  • Paralysis
  • Loss of a limb
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Mental trauma
  • Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injuries (wheelchair ramps, etc.)
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of career or earning capacity
  • Punitive damages

While a personal injury claim may take longer than two years to be settled, the claim must usually be filed within two years of the actual injury date under Georgia law. Keep in mind that the limitation period may be shorter in certain circumstances.

Back to Top

Why You Need an Attorney After a Serious Accident in Riverdale

When you file a personal injury claim against the party that injured you will be dealing with his or her insurance company. Despite this, under our law, the jury may not be told that there is insurance to pay the damages, something that we think is wrong. Many insurance companies are notorious for trying to minimize their client’s financial responsibility for your injuries, and they offer payouts that are far less than you deserve.

Having an experienced Riverdale personal injury attorney can prevent the insurance company from taking advantage of you, so that you will get compensation worthy of your injuries and losses. Our legal team at Grant Law Firm has handled many serious injury cases, and wants to use its skill to help you. Call (404) 995-3955 for a free consultation.

Back to Top

Additional Information

Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.

We require no legal retainer or upfront fees,
and you pay nothing unless we prevail.

Phone: (404) 995-3955

Our Results

Wrongful Death Day Care Case

View More

Firm News

Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure

Kim Grant participated in the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure, walking over 60 miles over three days and raising ...

Habitat for Humanity

Kim and Wayne Grant have worked on two Habitat for Humanity Houses and look forward to working on more ...

Grady Hospital Volunteer Work

Kim Grant has donated volunteer hours in Atlanta, including rocking babies in the neonatal intensive care unit at Grady ...

Read more news

Our Blog


Car Accidents can Severely Damage your Kidneys

If you have been in a car accident, it is vital to have your internal organs examined by…


Common Construction Zone Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Construction zones on our roads are legally required to be marked with the proper signage for safety. …


Common Examples of Negligent Security

Negligent security refers to an incident where a crime occurs on someone’s property due to a lack …

Read more news

What you need to know about the 2-year statute of limitation law

Worried that the 2-year statute of limitations is rapidly approaching on your serious injury or medical malpractice case? Contact us and we can talk to you about the Judicial Emergency declared by the Supreme Court of Georgia and how it affects the statute of limitations for your case (in a good way.) Please call or email us through our web contact form and we would be happy to discuss your case.

Schedule a free consultation

Riverdale, GA Personal Injury Attorney Disclaimer: The legal information offered herein by Grant Law Office, is not formal legal advice, nor is it the formation of an attorney client relationship. In order for our firm to be considered your attorney there must be a signed agreement between the client and the firm. Any results set forth herein are based solely upon the circumstances of that particular case and offer no promise or guarantee on the outcome of any other case. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation.

© 2022 Grant Law Office - All rights reserved.

Photos by Carroll Morgan - Buckhead On-Site Photography | Website Design and Legal Internet Marketing by: SLS Consulting Scholarship
*Wayne Grant has been practicing law since 1979. Grant Law Office was founded in 2000. Grant Law Offices is owned and operated by Wayne Grant, P.C.