We Mean Justice.
From Harvard to the University of Georgia, the attorneys at Shamp Jordan Woodward graduated from the top law schools and were trained by a few of the most historic and successful lawyers in this State. But our attorneys bring something more to the table than world class educations and impressive resumes. We have combined our talents to achieve a common goal of fighting for the underdog with passion, skill, and creativity.
SJW tries cases against the most powerful institutions, corporations, and insurance companies. And we fight to win.
We care about our clients and our success is completely dependent on getting results for those that we represent. Quite simply, we don’t get paid unless our clients are compensated. And we believe that is the way it should be.
Our Firm reaches beyond the courtroom and we strive to contribute to our overall community by donating a portion of our fees to charities that we believe serve our clients and the legal system, through volunteer work, and public service.
We truly believe that justice should not discriminate and that the doors to the courthouse should be open to all.
1718 Peachtree Street, Suite 660, Atlanta, Georgia 30309
We are the Experts.
Doctors’ offices and hospitals are where we go for answers and help. They are the last places where anyone wants anything to go wrong. But, doctors and medical professionals are human and make mistakes. Mistakes and errors made by doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals are the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States. These errors cost all of us billions of dollars per year in lost income, disability, and additional healthcare costs. Not to mention the emotional toll that they take on our families.
While most doctors and nurses take their responsibility to their patients very seriously, there are some who do not and, at times, even the most well-intentioned doctors make mistakes that can have tragic consequences. When you or a loved one is injured when the care provided by medical professionals falls short of the standard that is required by law, professionals should be held accountable.
Deciding to hold a doctor or nurse accountable is never easy. Medical malpractice actions are complex and should be handled by those who have experience in prosecuting these cases. We have that experience and will do everything that we can to make sure that you or your loved ones are able to obtain justice.
catastrophic injury and wrongful death
In a fleeting and terrifying moment on the job, on a highway, on a neighbor’s sidewalk, or almost anywhere, you find yourself hurt and incapacitated. Suddenly, every minute of your day is filled with physical pain, financial bewilderment, and medical terminology that you have never heard before. Worst of all, you doubt that anything will ever be the same as it was before you got hurt.
The future becomes frightening as lost wages come up against mounting expenses. Medical bills climb higher month to month. The possibility of ever making it up begins to feel like something beyond your reach.
Shamp Speed Jordan Woodward offers client-focused experience to those who have suffered from the most severe and destructive kinds of injuries. We have experience navigating both the medical and insurance industries. This experience gives our clients the answers and results they need.
Our experience is even more important when you have had a loved one that has died due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Many times when a loved one dies there are unpaid funeral expenses, outstanding medical bills, and the loss of a family’s main source of income.
While a wrongful death lawsuit can never make things right, it goes a long way in holding someone accountable for his or her wrongdoing and making sure that it does not happen to another family.
dangerous consumer products
A consumer should be able to count on the fact that a product has been designed and built safely or that a medication or a medical product has been tested and proven to be safe. Manufacturers, retailers, and designers all have a responsibility to make sure their products are safe and ready for use by consumers.
The fact is that this is not always the case and people are hurt everyday because a company did not take its responsibility seriously. Dangerous products should not be on the market, and companies that profit from them should be held accountable for any harm that comes from their use.
Dangerous and defective products cases can be incredibly complex and require attorneys who not only know the law but also are experienced and have the resources to fight large corporations with deep pockets. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to fight for you.
Nursing home liability and elder abuse
While many nursing homes provide excellent care for our most vulnerable Georgians, many take advantage of their helpless residents. The federal and state regulations that govern nursing homes are complex, but we can help.
Just as in other legal agreements, a nursing home accepts a certain level of responsibility when accepting new residents, a “duty of care.” The nursing home has a responsibility to provide its residents with a level of reasonable care to protect residents and provide them with a safe environment - this is what they get paid to do. So, when a nursing home fails to provide this level of reasonable care and one of its residents is hurt or dies,it should be held accountable.
Whistleblower & medicare and medicaid fraud
Since 1986, whistleblowers have helped recover more than $27 billion in taxpayer money that was then repaid to the government. That is why we pursue whistleblower cases.
If you work for a company that submits fraudulent bills to government programs like Medicare or Medicaid, there is a way to come forward to expose the fraud and protect yourself. Under federal law, an individual citizen is empowered to bring suit on behalf of the United States government for actions that the citizen believes are fraudulent. These types of cases are known as Qui Tam or False Claims Act Cases (or if tax related – IRS Whistleblower Cases). If the government is able to recover money, the individual who filed the case (known as a “relator”) may be entitled to 15-30% of the government’s recovery. More importantly, there are provisions in these laws that protect relators from job discrimination or harassment for reporting the fraud.
False Claims Act cases can run the gamut and include everything from double billing to billing for expensive equipment while providing a cheaper alternative. Yet they all share one thing in common, someone is ripping our government off. The same is true of IRS Whistleblower cases.
Exposing fraud and blowing the whistle can be difficult. We understand that and want to make sure that you are protected during the process.
Every 16 minutes in the United States, a person is injured or killed in an auto wreck involving a large commercial truck. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailer trucks, most collisions with smaller vehicles result in serious injuries or fatalities. According to the National Highway Safety Administration, one out of every nine traffic fatalities involves a large truck.
Unfortunately, these accidents are not really “accidents” and are usually caused by someone’s negligence. There are several critical factors that can result in a devastating tractor-trailer wreck: unsafe operation by the truck driver, poor truck maintenance, truck driver inexperience, distraction, mechanical failure, and truck driver fatigue.
When accidents involving tractor-trailers occur, the commercial insurance companies are quick to send representatives to the scene in an attempt to avoid responsibility or minimize the value of a victim’s claim. This is when tractor-trailer injury victims are most vulnerable and need an attorney the most. We work to quickly preserve evidence, gather witness statements, and protect your rights. We will determine the cause of the wreck, which may include driver fatigue, driver distraction, mechanical failure, or unsafe road conditions. We have the knowledge, experience and resources to fight for you.
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