Robin Lourie is an experienced attorney who advocates for the rights of accident victims against manufacturers, insurers, property owners, careless drivers, and government entities. Before dedicating herself to helping injured residents of Georgia more than a decade ago, she previously defended manufacturers and worked with a major insurance company defending automobile accident and premises liability cases. This allows her to bring insights about how insurers and manufacturers evaluate and defend claims to help people who have been harmed. She can anticipate defenses and present your claim in a persuasive manner as an Atlanta IVC filter injury lawyer or as an advocate in another area of personal injury law.
If we take your case, Ms. Lourie is personally committed to you and will be the primary person working with you. As a Sandy Springs personal injury lawyer serving the Atlanta area and beyond, she handles lawsuits arising out of defective products, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip and falls, false arrest, false imprisonment, and the Georgia Torts Claims Act, among other claims. Unlike larger firms, which often work on the basis of high volume, Robin Lourie Law provides dedicated individual attention.Product Liability
We handle all types of product liability claims, including multi-district litigation based on defective medical devices and drugs. Some of these cases have involved products like IVC filters, Taxotere, and hernia mesh, among others. In product liability claims, you may recover damages if you are injured by a product that is unreasonably dangerous. In Georgia, you may use theories of strict liability or negligence to seek damages for a defective product. Strict liability is often a simpler theory for an Atlanta IVC filter injury attorney or another type of product liability lawyer to prove because it does not involve showing that the defendant acted carelessly. You will need to establish that the product is defective in one of three ways: in terms of marketing, manufacturing, or design. A marketing defect means that the product lacked adequate instructions or warnings, while a manufacturing defect means that a specific product was not correctly manufactured. A design defect arises when the overall blueprint of the product makes it unreasonably dangerous.Car Accidents
Robin Lourie represents victims who have been seriously injured in car crashes, seeking compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. Most of these cases require a victim to prove that another driver was negligent. You must show that the other driver had a responsibility to drive safely and that he/she failed to meet this duty. For instance, he/she might have run a red light, changed lanes without signaling, or looked down at their phone to read a text message. You must also show that the driver’s carelessness caused your injuries, and that you incurred damages. The process of seeking damages may be more complex in some cases, such as those involving rideshare accidents, such as claims against Uber and Lyft. Another more difficult case scenario is where the at fault driver is not insured or does not have adequate insurance, and it becomes necessary to pursue a claim against your own insurer. These claims may be just as hotly contested as a standard accident case, so you should retain a car accident attorney to represent you early in the process.Truck Accidents
Many truck accidents also result from carelessness by a driver. Unfortunately, they are particularly likely to cause serious injuries to multiple victims. An individual truck driver's insurance policy may not provide full coverage for all of the injuries. In many cases, however, an Atlanta personal injury lawyer can help you try to hold the trucking company indirectly or directly liable. For example, trucking companies are required to conduct background checks of drivers whom they entrust with such a heavy vehicle. If they fail to do so, they may be directly liable for negligent hiring. Moreover, they will be indirectly liable if the driver was an employee of the company who caused the crash while they were on the job.Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in catastrophic injuries. Sometimes there is no actual collision, but simply swerving may result in a rider hitting the ground. In many cases, the defendant or the insurer for the defendant argues that the plaintiff motorcyclist was also negligent. It is important to fight back against this allegation whenever possible, since a victim’s compensation will be reduced by an amount equal to their degree of fault. If they are found to have been more than 50 percent at fault, they will be barred from receiving compensation altogether. A motorcycle accident attorney can help a victim prevent a defendant from dodging responsibility for the harm that they have caused.Premises Liability
We also handle premises liability lawsuits involving injuries that arise out of dangerous property conditions, such as slip and falls. You may bring a premises liability lawsuit against a business, landlord, homeowner, property manager, retail store, or government entity that negligently failed to keep a piece of property reasonably safe for use if you are lawfully on the property at the invitation of someone who owns the property or business. For example, if you slip and fall on a puddle in a grocery store that was there for long enough that it should have been noticed and mopped up, you may be able to recover compensation for the injuries that you suffered. We have represented clients who have been injured by criminal acts, such as sexual and physical assault. If these acts occur on premises where the owner was on notice of criminal activity, and did not take adequate steps to prevent criminal activity, they may be held responsible.False Arrest and False Imprisonment Claims
Robin Lourie can assist you with civil rights claims, such as false arrest or false imprisonment claims. These may arise if you are unlawfully detained or deprived of your physical liberty for any length of time. In some cases, defendants may raise the defense that there was probable cause to detain you. For example, a store that suspects you of shoplifting might raise this defense. However, this is not a complete defense because a warrantless arrest remains illegal except in certain exigent circumstances.Georgia Tort Claims Act Litigation
Suing the government for injuries is procedurally complicated and has special requirements. Among these, is providing notice of your claim to the government entity responsible for your injuries within 12 months of the date on which the harm was discovered. There are numerous requirements for the notice of claim, so you should contact a government liability lawyer immediately after you are injured. Robin Lourie recently settled a wrongful death claim against the Georgia Department of Transportation. Her client died after falling into an uncovered drain hole on the side of the highway, striking his head. Please click here to read the news article about this settlement.Seek Guidance from an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer in the Atlanta Area
When you bring a personal injury claim in Georgia, you may be going up against corporations or insurers with substantial resources and knowledgeable lawyers, and you will need the assistance of an experienced, tenacious attorney. Robin Lourie is here to advocate for your rights. Contact us online or at (678) 273-3969 for a free appointment with an Atlanta IVC filter injury lawyer. We also represent people and families who need a personal injury lawyer or a wrongful death attorney in Decatur and Sandy Springs, among other metropolitan Atlanta cities.