Cash Krugler Fredericks is an Atlanta-based law firm that represents victims and their families who have been seriously injured or killed as a result of the negligence or intentional misconduct of others. We love Atlanta and practicing in Georgia, but because of our expertise and willingness to tackle complex cases, we frequently accept and litigate cases outside of Georgia and have for many years.
Because of our proven track record of winning highly complex cases, we have represented clients across the country, including Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Florida, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Mississippi, Michigan, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia. These cases have ranged from defective products, like the ones associated with home elevator accidents, to auto and trucking accidents and premises liability cases, among others.
Our fight to make it right has also taken us to Washington, D.C., where we presented to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on the issue of defective residential elevators before partnering with the Safety Institute to formally petition the CPSC to initiate mandatory rulemaking to set safety standards for residential elevators, one of our key practice areas.
The bottom line is this: No matter where a client lives or where a case is filed, we are willing and able to go wherever necessary to obtain justice for our clients.
While a new year has just begun, Cash Krugler Fredericks got a jump on our new year and our new look a little early. You may have noticed our frequent informative blogs, multiple media appearances, social media updates and quarterly newsletter. This is just some of the outreach we’re doing in an endeavor to share the many efforts by our firm.
Our blogs have allowed us to offer up information and advice to the public regarding issues such as truck accidents, elevator accidents, auto insurance, brain and spinal cord injuries, as well as share the importance of philanthropic and community work. We believe it’s equally important to keep the line of communication open between our firm and our clients, other firms and the community. Through social media, others are able to reach out and respond to our posts, make suggestions, offer comments and stay connected with us.
While we are making a few changes to our look, our message is always the same, “Fighting to make it right.”
That is what we have always done and will continue to do. We not only want to make it right inside the court room, but will also fight to make things right for the public in general. We will continue to push the Consumer Product Safety Commission to initiate mandatory rulemaking to set safety standards for residential elevators. We will continue to work with the media to make sure the community is aware of the hazards of home elevators and inform them how to protect their family. And we will continue to hold those who act irresponsibly accountable for the harms they cause which, in the end, makes us all safer.
We look forward to our new year, new look and to hearing more from you.
What would you like to see us blog about?
– Dave Krugler
Last year we shared with you how proud and fortunate Cash Krugler Fredericks was to serve as Philanthropist Sponsor of Shepherd Center’s Legendary Party. It’s just one of many events where we work with Shepherd, one of the nation’s leading hospitals specializing in medical treatment, research and rehabilitation for people with spinal cord injuries and brain injuries.
Our relationship with Shepherd Center is vital. As attorneys who specialize in catastrophic injury cases, we frequently work with clients who have suffered severe spinal cord injuries resulting from traumatic events and who benefit from the high level of care provided by Shepherd Center physicians and medical providers.
Spinal cord injuries are devastating and can have a tremendous impact on an individual’s quality of life and greatly impact the patient’s family. The treatment and care involved can be intensive, invasive and expensive. Often insurance companies are reluctant to fairly compensate a person who has suffered a spinal cord injury and will look for avenues to reduce adequate coverage for necessary therapies.
Our firm understands that each spinal cord injury is different and requires specific individualized needs. Not only are we knowledgeable about those needs, we are informed about recent medical advances and treatments available. Our firm works hard to help clients achieve the best possible result after a debilitating spinal cord injury and to ensure that they have the best quality of life possible going forward.
For more about the Shepherd Center, please visit http://www.shepherd.org/
Do you know someone who has had a spinal cord injury?
The holidays have passed, the New Year has begun and for most of us, today is the day we get back to work after enjoying a couple of weeks of half days and days off. If you have school age children, they could be among the 25 million American kids climbing into a big yellow school bus to return to school.
In general, your child is safer riding to and from school on the bus than in your own car, but accidents do happen, and some are serious. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that school bus accidents account for 137 fatalities and 17,000 hospital emergency room visits each year. If your family is impacted, you’ll want to recover compensation for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and other damages. But there may be some obstacles in your way.
Georgia law permits school districts to purchase liability insurance, but does not require that they do so. If the district has not purchased insurance it, like other government entities, may be protected from awards of damages in litigation by the doctrine of “sovereign immunity.” If the district has purchased insurance, recovery could be capped at the limit of the insurance purchased.
If you or a family member are injured in a school bus accident, be sure to call us immediately. At Cash Krugler Fredericks, we are experts in school bus related accidents and can help you navigate the complex, winding road to determine the responsible party – whether it’s the bus driver; the owner, manufacturer or maintenance crew of the bus; the school district; other drivers, etc. – and whether or not they have sufficient liability insurance to cover the damages. Your own policy may include uninsured/under-insured motorist coverage that will be able to pay you if the responsible party either has no insurance or not enough coverage. We can also guide you through the scenarios in which the school district and its employees may be protected by “sovereign immunity.”