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Our clients are our number one priority here at The Read Law Firm, P.C. As such, we strive to achieve justice for them, whether that takes the form of damages for their injuries, putting a stop to fraudulent business activity or insuring that an innocent person does not serve time for a crime they did not commit. Read below for some of the comments our clients have left for us:
We at The Read Law Firm, P.C., believe in supporting to our local community. In keeping with this commitment, you will find us out in our community for some part of every month.
Here’s what we’ve been up to since Christmas:
- Richard Read assisted with The Rockdale County High School Mock-Trial Team and attended the Rockdale County High School Awards Ceremony for participants;
- Richard Read will be holding a meeting of the Rockdale County Child Fatality Review Committee;
- T. K. Read attended the January, February, April, and May meetings of the Olde Town Merchants Association, and has volunteered to help on the Olde Town Beautification Committee and at a special event;
- T.K. Read attended the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Conference at the University of Georgia on January 26-27, 2018;
- T.K. Read will be hosting open to the public, free Writer Events at The Read Law Firm’s offices on February 3, 2018 and March 3, 2018. For more information on these events go to www.tkread.com.
- T.K. Read will be hosting free, open to the public Writer Events at The Read Law Firm’s offices on May 12, 2018 and June 16, 2018. For more information on these events, go to http://tkread.com/2018/05/may-and-june-are-show-mo-months/
Richard Read and T.K. Read are available as speakers for your events. They have expertise in a wide variety of areas. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For Articles by Attorneys Richard Read and T.K. Read on Legal Subjects of Interest to the Public, click below:
- Records Restriction in Georgia: How to Clear Your Records of Arrests: https://thereadlawfirm.com/?p=297
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DIRECTIONS TO OUR OFFICES AT 915 COMMERCIAL STREET, CONYERS, GEORGIA:
To get to The Read Law Firm, P.C. take Exit 80, the Conyers, West Avenue Exit, off Interstate 20. If you are going West on I-20, you will turn right onto West Ave. If you are going East on I-20, you will turn left onto West Ave. Proceed down West Ave. until after you cross the Rail Road tracks. Turn right immediately after crossing the tracks onto Rail Road Street. Proceed down Rail Road Street, crossing several streets. Proceed across Center Street into Olde Town Conyers and you will pass the yellow Welcome Center. Park in the parking lot on Rail Road Street as close to the Welcome Center as you can. Immediately across the from Center’s deck there is an alley that cuts from Rail Road Street to Commercial Street. Go down the Alley and take a right on Commercial Street.
For the curious, here’s our beautiful historic office building, inside and out. It was built in the 1800’s, has the original red brick, and was gifted a balcony by the TV series The Originals when they transformed Olde Town Conyers into New Orleans.
I came home from a week at the beach to find the best birthday present ever – my office has been transported to New Orleans!
Well, not transported physically, but transformed, yes.
As part of the set dressing for the CW series, The Originals, my office which used to look like this:
has been bedecked, and now looks like this:
So if you’re driving through Olde Town, Conyers, GA trying to find the Law Offices of TK Read PC, don’t keep going on down the road when you get here. It’s the same building, same quality representation, but now with a little Cajun flair.
For more on the CW series, The Originals, click here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Originals_(TV_series)
Settled! Time to box it up!
We settled a major medical malpractice case last week for a substantial award to our client. Unfortunately, we’re not allowed to provide the actual settlement number, but let’s just say it’s a life changer for our client and we count that as a definite win!
After two years of hard work, $30,000.00 + in expenses, and sixteen banker boxes of documents, we get to pack this case up and move it to storage.
For those of you suffering from injuries at the hands of your doctor or other medical professional, please note, that while the law offices of TK Read PC, litigate medical malpractice claims, we have to be very picky about the cases we take. This is because medical malpractice cases in Georgia pretty much never settle prior to being brought to court and in order to file a case here you MUST include an affidavit of a medical professional practicing in the same area as the Defendant with your complaint. This affidavit MUST detail the standard of care the Defendant violated and state that this breach proximately caused the Plaintiff’s injuries. And all of this MUST generally be prepared and filed in court within two years of the date of injury (unless it involves a foreign object left in the body, then within one year after discovery or the injury involves a minor, in which case different time limitations apply).
This is a steep, costly and time intensive burden. Finding an expert with the training, credentials and willingness to testify against a fellow professional within a short period of time requires your attorney to have tenacity, ingenuity and a large bank roll.
Approximately, nine out of ten medical malpractice cases that are filed in court and go to trial result in a verdict in favor of the Defendant Doctor. This isn’t because the doctors have better lawyers, or their patient’s did not suffer significant injuries, but because medical malpractice is hard to prove and juries are reluctant to hold medical personnel responsible.
60% of liability claims against doctors that are filed end up being dismissed without payment and of those going to trial, Plaintiffs win only 10%. The Case for Medical Liability Reform, American Medical Association.
The median medical malpractice jury award is under $500,000. See Medical Malpractice Insurance Claims in Seven State, U.S. Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), March 27, 2007.
Since it costs on average $20,000.00-60,000.00 in expenses for a Plaintiff to bring their case to trial with the attorney paying expenses up-front and most malpractice cases are taken on a contingency fee (the attorney is paid a percentage of any settlement or award), an attorney has to be very sure he/she can bring the case to a successful conclusion.
As a result of this, we have to analyze a potential medical malpractice case very carefully before committing to it. We are more likely to take your case if:
- It involves death, loss of use of limb or organ, paralysis, stroke, brain injury or other major injury;
- It has medical expenses exceeding $70,000.00;
- It has been less than a year since your injury occurred.
I had a great time yesterday at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology as a guest speaker at their annual Career Day! The turn out for my presentation was a lot larger than I had expected, with thirty-nine 9th through 12th graders in attendance.
I was greatly relieved that I’d opted to bring the BIG bucket of left-over Halloween candy to pass around and had a power point and other visuals. The teens were very well mannered and asked some really great questions at the end. They were particularly interested in how a solo practitioner concentrating in personal injury, domestic and business law spends a typical day at the office.
It’s hard not to envision a bright future for all of us after interacting with kids like these!