Practice Areas

Ellerin & Associates handle all types of serious injury cases, including medical malpractice, nursing home neglect, product liability, brain injury, construction injuries, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, and auto accidents. Our attorneys bring a team approach to all of our cases, and any member of your team will be prepared to interview witnesses, depose witnesses, attend hearings, and respond to your questions.

As attorneys, we pride ourselves on getting your questions answered. You will have direct access to our attorneys and staff so you will not have to go through a receptionist every time you want to find out what is happening in your case.

We are not just attorneys to our clients, but counselors and friends. We look forward to serving you.

Auto Accident Once our car accident attorneys have investigated the scene and secured physical evidence, we will begin to identify potentially liable defendants who have enough insurance coverage to pay for your damages. This is a critical step toward obtaining a recovery for you. The Atlanta law firm of Ellerin & Associates represents individuals and families who have suffered losses in all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those caused by drunk drivers. We concentrate on helping individuals and families who face the most serious losses, such as burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and wrongful death.

Tractor Trailor Accident The worst crash injuries are caused by speed and mass. For this reason, accidents involving massive vehicles such as tractor-trailers, dump trucks, commercial vehicles, buses, and trains are more likely to result in serious injuries and deaths than any other type of accident. We know from experience that insurance companies will get to the accident scene as soon as possible whenever a trucking accident results in serious injury or death. Your lawyer canít be that far behind or critical evidence will not be secured.

Motorcycle Accident Almost all accidents involving motorcycles result in serious injuries for the motorcycle driver as well as for any passenger who was riding on the bike. The most important thing you can do if you or a loved one is injured in a motorcycle crash is to hire a lawyer immediately to investigate the scene and secure evidence to prove fault and identify potential defendants. Ellerin & Associates represents individuals and families who have suffered losses in motorcycle accidents. We concentrate on helping those who face the most serious losses, such as severe leg injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and wrongful death.

Highway Defect Liability One common type of road defect that can lead to serious accidents is road shoulder drop-off. If a driver should happen to leave the roadway and attempts to get back on, the large drop-off from the roadway to the shoulder can cause the driver to lose control of the vehicle. In the worst- case scenario, the driver crosses the center line and hits oncoming traffic. Many other defects are due to errors in construction or maintenance.

Medical Malpractice & Failure To Diagnose Cancers Georgia, like many states, recently passed tort reform that severely restricts the rights of medical malpractice victims. The new law makes it more difficult to prove medical malpractice. Because of tort reform, many victims of medical malpractice will be unable to find a lawyer to take their case. However, Ellerin & Associates will continue to represent the individuals and families who suffer serious losses due to medical malpractice or negligence such as:

Birth Injuries, such as cerebral palsy

Surgical Errors, which may result in spinal cord or other types of serious injuries

Failure to diagnose life-threatening medical conditions, such as meningitis, encephalitis, cancer, and myocardial ischemia (heart attacks)

Use of tainted human tissue implants or bone grafts causing infection, disease or death

Wrongful death

Nursing Home Injury

We entrust the care of our loved ones to professionals and we expect them to be well taken care of. However, that is often not the case. Many nursing homes are owned by profit-oriented chains that increase their profits by short-staffing the facility. Ellerin & Associates represent family members whose parent or spouse has been injured due to nursing home abuse or neglect. We have handled cases involving:

  • Decubitus ulcers (bed or pressure sores)
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Injuries from physical restraints
  • Injuries from overmedication
  • Repeated falls
  • Wandering residents
  • Physical abuse
  • Fires

Construction Injury Many injuries occur on construction sites. Ellerin & Associates represent individuals and family members in cases involving:

  • Use of heavy equipment
  • Falls
  • Heavy objects falling on workers
  • Trench cave-ins
  • Unsafe working conditions
  • Defective tools and devices

We concentrate on helping individuals and families who face the most serious losses, such as burn injuries, spinal cord injuries, brain injuries, and wrongful death. In addition to injured workers and their families, our construction injury lawyers represent people who are not only involved in the construction but are injured because of construction activity.

Burn Injuries The true economic cost of a burn injury can be millions of dollars in lost wages, medical expenses, and medical technology. Burn injury victims will likely face years of painful surgeries and skin grafts. They will also have to deal the emotional trauma of the burn injury for the rest of their lives. Ellerin & Associates represent individuals and family members in cases involving burn injuries from fires, chemicals, infection, friction, gas leaks, hot water heater explosions, gas explosions, propane tank explosions and defective products.

Brain Injury Our attorneys understand how brain injuries affect people and how these injuries can be proven in court through the proper use of experts. We are also experienced in helping brain injury victims receive appropriate treatment. Ellerin & Associates represent individuals and family members in cases involving traumatic brain injury resulting from any and all causes.

Spinal Cord Injury If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, there will be a period of time in which you will be devastated. However, itís important to remember that your life is not over. Many of the clients we have represented in spinal cord injury cases have gone on to enjoy successful careers, successful marriages, and families. Ellerin & Associates represent individuals and family members in cases involving spinal cord injury and paralysis resulting from auto accidents, surgical errors, machine malfunctions, explosions, gas leaks, falls and other causes.

Wrongful Death Ellerin & Associates represent families who suffer the emotional devastation of losing a family member due to auto accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence and other causes. Dealing with the death of a father or mother or child requires all of a familyís energy and efforts. In addition to the emotional loss, the families face tremendous financial problems. As wrongful death lawyers, we help remove the legal aspects of the wrongful death claim from the sphere of the familyís attention so they can focus on what is really important in terms of healing and coping.

In Georgia, wrongful death cases typically yield two different claims. The first is a claim that can be brought on the part of the family member for the full value of the life of the decedent. There is also a claim on behalf of the deceased personís estate for medical expenses and pain and suffering occurring prior to death, for funeral expenses after death, and for punitive damages, if applicable. Proceeds of the wrongful death claim must be distributed according to Georgia law. Any proceeds from the claim on behalf of the deceased personís estate would be distributed pursuant to a will of the decedent, or if there is no will, according to Georgiaís laws of intestate succession.

Product Liability Ellerin & Associates has secured numerous multimillion dollar recoveries for our injured clients. In any product injury case, the most important thing you can do is secure the product or chemical that caused your injury. We handle complex cases involving defective products such as:

  • Auto components such as cars, vans, trucks, engines, lighters, chairs, beds, cribs, AEDís, pacemakers, heart valves, transplanted organs and tissue, brakes, air bags, seat belts, and tires
  • Machinery
  • Pharmaceuticals and drugs such as HRT, estrogens, Vioxx, Fen-Phen, and Duragesic Patches
  • Medical devices
  • Propane tanks
  • Children's clothing
  • Elevators
  • Appliances
  • Treadmills and other exercise equipment
  • Cooking utensils

Additional Practice Areas: Highway Defect Liability, Use of Heavy Equipment, Trench Cave-ins, Auto Components, Medical Devices, and Propane Tanks.