Why did I choose to handle serious injury and wrongful death cases?

Attorney Richard Armond of The Armond Firm, LLC, is licensed to practice law in the State of Georgia. Based in Gwinnett County, he handles serious injury and wrongful death cases throughout metro Atlanta and the State of Georgia. Call him for a free consultation at (678) 661-9585.

Why did I choose to handle serious personal injury and wrongful death cases when opening my own law office? I spent the first nine and a half years of my legal career as a prosecutor. In that role you handle significantly more in-court litigation than in pretty much any other lawyer job. You gain true in the trenches experience handling motions and jury trials. Out of the thousands of cases I handled a handful stand out as the most memorable. Two of those handful were a felony vehicular homicide (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-393(a)) and a felony serious injury by vehicle (O.C.G.A. § 40-6-394). Other cases of those same variety were not hard to prove, but both of these cases had some significant hurdles to clear. My other memorable cases were all hard fought jury trials, but both of these cases, which were nearly certain to go to trial, ended in guilty pleas to the offenses that were charged.

What do those two cases have to do with choosing to handle serious injury and wrongful death cases? The victims and the families of the victims were some of the strongest people I have met in this profession. Lives were changed forever because of the selfish acts of drunk drivers in both cases. The cases were personal for the victims and they wanted justice. You cannot be a lawyer in those types of cases and not be personally invested. I knew I wanted to continue to represent families and victims like I did in those two cases when I opened my own office.

I also learned valuable lessons in those cases. Each one was litigated in various stages and prepared for trial. Each one I had taken over from another prosecutor in the office. I saw the cases differently and strategically re-indicted the cases. It made a world of difference to allege the same offenses in a slightly different way. Each one required significant work to prepare the cases, investigation beyond the initial police investigation such as further examination and testing of accident reconstruction data and follow up witness interview after follow up witness interview. How you initiate a court case, whether through an indictment in a criminal case or a complaint in a civil case, is incredibly important and can make all the difference in the world. And you have to prepare for trial and continue to prepare over and over until the case is concluded. Two nearly certain trials ended in surrender by the responsible parties because of the work that went on well after the commencement of the cases.

If you or a loved one have been injured or killed because of the irresponsible actions of another person contact attorney Richard Armond at (678) 661-9585 for a free consultation.

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