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Allen L. Broughton

Car accident Attorney at Atlanta, GA

5.0   3 reviews

About Allen

Learn Allen’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    30%
    Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that motor vehicle crashes are the leading accidental killer of Americans, and the leading cause of death overall for Americans ages two to 34. In 2006, more than 42,000 people were killed in automobile accidents, according to a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation. The same study showed that more than 2.57 million were injured, at a cost of more than $200 billion.

  2. Personal injury
    30%
    Personal injury is a legal term for any injury to an individual caused by another person’s carelessness or deliberate actions. Under Georgia law, you may sue for personal injuries caused by: Negligence (extreme carelessness exhibited by a person); Intentional Misconduct (actions that may or may not be criminal, but which caused personal injury); Strict liability (conduct the law says you may sue over regardless of whether you suffered actual harm, often applying to defective product injuries).

  3. Trucking accident
    20%
    In a crash between a large truck and a smaller vehicle, the sheer force of the truck’s weight and speed will almost always wreak havoc on the smaller vehicle. For motorists of smaller vehicles, the result is often catastrophic injuries sustained, or in some case loss of life. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation show that 83% of people who died in truck accidents in 2006 were occupants of another vehicle or non-drivers. Only 6% of deaths and 10% of injuries belonged to truckers.

  4. Wrongful death
    20%
    Wrongful death is the legal term for a death caused by someone else’s negligence (criminal carelessness) or deliberate act. The death of a pedestrian hit by a drunk driver would be a wrongful death; so would the death of a patient who received the wrong medication from a careless doctor or nurse. In Georgia, the surviving spouses, children, parents and other relatives may sue those responsible for causing a wrongful death. Relatives can recover the “full value of the life” of the deceased.

 

I am a skilled personal injury attorney who practices Georgia personal injury attorney law and North Carolina personal injury law. I have earned significant recoveries for my clients, including several million and multi-million dollar rewards.

 

I began my career in a large Atlanta law firm where I gained extensive experience defending insurance companies, trucking companies, auto accident defendants and retail business establishments for both injury and commercial litigation cases.

 

In 2000 I started my own law firm, focusing my practice on the representation of individuals who have suffered a personal injury. Due in part to my background in handling insurance matters pertaining to personal injury claims prior to starting my firm, I have excelled at reaching positive results for my clients in personal injury matters.

 

Because of my insurance defense background, I have a strong grasp of what is necessary to achieve a good outcome with an insurance company in personal injury matters. Unlike many lawyers who are content to seek an early settlement of a case, I prepare each case for trial in an effort to maximize the recovery for the client.

 

I have been both lead counsel and co-counsel in a number of significant jury trials in both Georgia and North Carolina. I have experience in many areas of personal injury, as I have tried cases involving wrongful death, catastrophic injury and permanent disability.

 

My professional accomplishments have been recognized by my peers. In 2003 I was given an AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, which is the highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards.

 

Bar Admissions:
  • Georgia, 1993
  • Washington, D.C, 1994
  • North Carolina, 2000

 

Education:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - B.S. B.A., 1990
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - J.D., 1993 With Honors, Class President

 

Honors, Awards & Memberships:
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated (highest peer rating for legal ability and ethical standards)
  • Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Verdict Club - Platinum Member (premier trial attorneys awarded special recognition based on verdicts in excess of one million dollars).
Licensed for 29 years
State NC
Status Active
Acquired 2003
Updated 10/03/2022
State GA
Status Active Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1993
Updated 11/03/2022
State DC
Status Resigned
Acquired 1994
Updated 06/08/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Allen

Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers
305 West Wieuca Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA, 30342
Broughton Accident & Injury Lawyers
3775 Venture Drive
Building J Suite 101
Duluth, GA, 30096
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Reviews

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Posted by Chris | March 29, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Making Lemonade from Lemons
I was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident (in 2019) that was not my fault. My first attorney did not have any experience litigating motorcycle cases. He was slow to move on the case and was not looking at all options in terms of recompense. After several months of inaction, I handed my case to Allen who, from the very first call, made it clear that he was familiar with how to litigate motorcycle cases - he also rides - and identified ways in which we could achieve a better settlement than just the liability coverage of the other driver which covered less than 25% of my medical expenses. Over the course of the next 9 months, Allen did a great job representing me. He was quick to respond to my requests for updates and patient with me when I asked how the process works. (This was my first time pursuing a civil case.) Through his efforts we were able to settle the case without having to go to trial. I am content with the settlement amount and know that I would not have got anywhere close to this had I stayed with the attorney I had originally hired. If you've been in a motorcycle accident, given Allen a call. He definitely knows what he is doing. Thank you Allen and Dale (Allen's paralegal) for all your time, attention and support. I hope not to need your services again, but if I find myself in a similar situation, I will definitely call.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2015
Excellent Representation from Start to Finish
What I liked about having Allen represent me was that he was my lawyer from the first meeting until the verdict was read. And while I was satisfied along the entire journey, I was especially pleased when the verdict was read!
Posted by Amir | December 13, 2009
Highly recommended law firm to my friends and family
I would like to say that Mr. Broughton is very professional and hands on type of lawyer. He is very knowledgeable and well experienced which bring the best result possible. He was also helpful in areas of law that I did not actually hire him for. He is always supportive and always willing to listen and give advice. His firm helped me through one of the most difficult times of my life. I would highly recommend the law firm of Broughton to my friends and family.
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Broughton Law
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hawkins & Parnell, LLP
  • 1993 - 2000

Education

  • University of North Carolina
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1990
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Legal Cases

  • Medical Malpractice Birth Injury
  • $3,700,000
  • Malicious Prosecution
  • $3,002,633
  • Automobile Negligence
  • $2,375,000

Associations

  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • State Bar of Georgia
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Georgia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • The Verdict Club
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Preeminent 5.0 out of 5
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Georgia Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
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Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (1)
Endorse Allen
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've known Allen for many years. I've worked with him, and against him, on many injury cases. He is intelligent, hard-working, and fair. He is a pleasure to work with, even if he is on the other side of the case."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Allen. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Personal injury

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Atlanta Car accident Lawyer Allen L. Broughton
Allen L. Broughton
Car accident Attorney
Atlanta, GA
Licensed for 29 years