At Pratt Clay, our philosophy is simple: we do what's best for our clients, not what's best for our firm. We also provide open and honest communication with our clients from start to finish, making ourselves accessible throughout every step of the process. Our firm has already recovered more than $100 million on behalf of clients – and now, we are ready to do the same for you.
Our Atlanta injury firm has litigated with some of the most prominent attorneys in the country, trying cases in over 25 states and earning the respect of corporations, in-house counsel, and insurers in the process. Our lead attorneys, Bradley Pratt and Chuck Clay, started their early careers as corporate defense lawyers. Now, we use the same strategies learned during those years of experience to create a tactical advantage for people who have been injured. We use our unique expertise and deep experience to resolve cases quickly and justly, helping families to get back on the road to healing, restoration and moving positively forward with their lives.
Georgia law allows injury victims two years to file a personal injury claim, this time frame is called the statute of limitations. This means you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim or you may lose your right to compensation. The statute of limitations changes to six months when a claim is against a city or county. Generally speaking, the two main exceptions to this time frame is if the defendant leaves the state, in which case the time they spend out of Georgia will most likely not be counted as part of the two years, or if the claimant is a minor or legally mentally incapacitated a the time of injury. In this case, the claimant has two years from the day they turn 18 or the day they are declared mentally competent to file a claim.
There are three types of damages available in a personal injury claim, economic, non-economic and punitive damages. The first two are both compensatory damages which means the main purpose of them is to compensate the injured party for a specific loss. Economic damages, as the name suggests, compensates for financial losses associated with suffering an injury such as medical expenses and missed days at work while non-economic damages compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. Punitive damages are not compensatory damages, instead, their main purpose is to punish the negligent party for their reckless behavior. Punitive damages are not often awarded and are usually reserved for cases where the defendant knew their actions would cause harm but did them anyway.
Do you have more questions about your personal injury case? Check out our FAQ page! Our team of attorneys answers common personal injury questions including how much your case may be worth, how long cases can take, information on appeals. Click here to read the answers to these questions and more.
“There is no doubt that he kept our best interest at heart throughout the legal process, and we are relieved to have had him in our corner.”
“We cannot speak highly enough of the dedication, professionalism, and character of Chuck Clay.”
Jeff and Carrie Safarriyeh
“I am so grateful to have found Chuck Clay!”
“Respected and Competent”
“Mr. Pratt deserves recognition among his peers for always displaying the character of a gentleman yet zealous advocacy for his clients.”
Principal at another law firm
“Mr. Pratt is a top-notch advocate who always conducts himself with professionalism and high ethical standards.”
Partner at another law firm
“Chuck is knowledgeable, diligent and experienced.”
Christopher H. StegerVP & Senior Managing CounselCoca-Cola North America Group
“Bradley is a skilled advocate who consistently demonstrates the judgment, work ethic, strategic thinking and professionalism that his peers admire, his adversaries respect, and his clients cherish.”
Assistant General Counsel of a client
“He has always displayed nothing but professionalism and a high level of legal ability and acumen.”
“Bradley is one of the smartest, most persuasive, and charismatic lawyers I know and I would entrust him with any case – plaintiff or defense”
General Counsel of a client
“Chuck was sensitive, caring, kind and compassionate and guided us through our wrongful death claim to an early settlement without the need for litigation.”
“Bradley is in a class of his own and is one of the most accomplished lawyers that I know.”
Managing Partner at another law firm
“Words cannot express the gratitude we have for Chuck Clay.”
“With so many wonderful things to say about Chuck and his firm, I don't know where to start.”
“I am so thankful I had Chuck Clay to represent my family in my legal matter.”
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