Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP
WYDD LLP

Practice Areas

Our practice areas are diverse and encompass such specialty areas ranging from eminent domain and condemnation law to wrongful death and personal injury claims.

 

The law firm of Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP has been in existence for over 45 years.  We have attorneys who have the experience and ability to effectively and efficiently handle your case or problem.  Our experience allows us to promptly evaluate your claim and give you a fair, honest and reasonable approach to help you obtain optimal results.  Our practice areas are diverse and encompass such specialty areas ranging from eminent domain and condemnation law to wrongful death and personal injury claims.  

 

auto accidents           business law          business litigation          personal injury          commercial transactions          condemnation & eminent domain          daycare center accidents             estate planning          public transportation accidents          real estate        slip & fall          wrongful death         

 

Personal Injury

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! Our firm represents people who have suffered a personal injury.  Injuries can occur in a variety of ways, including - a motor vehicle collision, a slip and fall while visiting another’s place of business or residence, and families who have lost a loved one in a wrongful death occurrence  

We strive to negotiate fair settlements on behalf of our clients.  If a reasonable settlement cannot be obtained, then we proceed to trial to zealously assert our client’s claims and maximize the recovery. 

If you or someone you know has been injured, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the management of the business or premises, and seek professional advice from an experienced lawyer.  We offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.  These claims are normally handled on a contingency basis so you pay no attorneys fees out of your pocket – all fees are paid from any settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case.


Wrongful Death

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! It is a tragedy to lose a loved one through the negligent and wrongful acts of another.  Our firm is here to help you and your family deal with the legal issues involved when death occurs through the wrongful acts of another.  Although no life or death can be easily defined by financial value, if you lose a precious family member, you may be entitled to recover for the lost income, support and love and companionship the person provided to you and the family.

A "wrongful death" occurs when a person is killed due to the wrongful act, neglect or fault of another individual, company or entity. An action for wrongful death belongs to the decedent's immediate family members or estate depending upon the circumstances. The law firm of Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs, LLP has handled many wrongful death claims on behalf of metropolitan Atlanta and Georgia clients throughout the entire state of Georgia under the Georgia wrongful death act.

A wrongful death claim may arise out of a number of situations, such as:

  • Construction accident
  • Defective products

  • Nursing home abuse or neglect

  • Medical malpractice

  • Car, truck, motorcycle, boat, or airplane accident

  • Accident resulting in death through electrocution

  • Excessive use of force by police officer

  • Failure of police to provide necessary medical care

  • Dog attack

Please contact us now if you would like to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced wrongful death attorney.


Car & Truck Accidents

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! When you are in a car accident with an uninsured driver, recovering damages can be extremely difficult.  Even uninsured motorist insurance can fall short of making you whole.  Insurance companies have their own lawyers and so should you.  Sometimes you have to sue your own insurance company.  Our law firm has an excellent record of dealing successfully with the largest insurance companies in the United States.  Insurance companies count on confusion and frustration to try to make you give up.  We take over the battle for you. 

Trucks account for over a quarter of all traffic fatalities involving interstate highway accidents.  Trucking accidents can be caused by a wide variety of negligence, including: 

  • Trucking company neglecting proper maintenance of rig

  • Truck drivers not taking required rest breaks

  • Truck drivers plowing into an accident

  • Trucks carrying unsafe loads

  • Undertrained truck drivers

  • Government lack of oversight

 The law firm of Weiner, Yancey, Dempsey & Diggs LLP is well versed in trucking rules and regulations.  Our experience allows us to cut to the chase when it comes to knowing where to look for potential liability. 

Since truck accidents frequently involve injury it is important for the accident victim to turn the claim over to lawyers experienced in this field so that they can focus on their recovery.  In the case of a wrongful death claim it is even more important to have an experienced lawyer to focus on your case while you take care of the important things: recovery, grief, and helping the injured family.  The fair and just compensation we will endeavor to get for you will help you move on.


Daycare Center Accidents - Premises Liability

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! Our law firm specializes and has extensive experience in handling claims involving injuries to children resulting from the negligence of day care centers and schools.  An example of a recent case we handled dealt with a daycare center teacher who negligently closed the door to the classroom and severed a child’s ring finger in the hinge portion of the door.  Tragic accidents happen daily in daycare centers across the country and prompt and thorough investigation made by trained legal professionals can be critical in maximizing the recovery in a daycare center accident case. 

If your child has been hurt in a daycare center, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the daycare center, and seek professional advice from an experienced lawyer.  We offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.  These claims are normally handled on a contingency basis so you pay no attorneys fees out of your pocket – all fees are paid from any settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case.


Slip & Fall - Premises Liability

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! Premises liability refers to claims involving injuries incurred on someone else’s property.  A claim arises when injuries occur due to the negligence of the property owner in maintaining or safeguarding the property.  Slip and fall accidents often involve but are not limited to: 

  • Unmarked wet or slippery floor in a grocery or other retail store
  • Construction site injuries

  • Uneven steps

  • Icy or broken sidewalk or pavement

  • Rotting balcony or deck

  • Poorly lit stairway

 It can be difficult for a layman to recover compensation in a slip and fall accident.  An experienced lawyer knows how to put together the best claim to demonstrate liability.  In order to recover you must prove the owner’s negligence. 

An example of a construction site case we handled involved defective scaffolding that resulted in catastrophic injuries to the worker.  We strive to think outside the box when it comes to these types of claims that can include both workers compensation claims for the worker against his employer’s insurance carrier and personal injury claims for injuries caused by negligent parties other than the employer. 

If you’ve been hurt in a slip and fall accident or other premises accident, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the owner, and seek professional advice from an experienced lawyer.  We offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.  These claims are normally handled on a contingency basis so you pay no attorneys fees out of your pocket – all fees are paid from any settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case.


Public Transportation Accidents

For personal injury cases the initial consultation is free! Our law firm has extensive experience in handling claims involving public transportation.  For example, we have represented people who were injured resulting from the negligence of a bus driver.  We have litigated cases involving injuries on escalators operated by MARTA where the design and operation of the escalator was faulty.  One claim we recently handled against MARTA involved a child who was partially scalped on an escalator when his head hit a piece of Plexiglas that was protruding from a partial wall adjacent to the escalator.   

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a public transportation accident, you should immediately seek medical attention, report the incident to the public transportation company, and seek professional advice from an experienced lawyer.  We offer you a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.  These claims are normally handled on a contingency basis so you pay no attorneys fees out of your pocket – all fees are paid from any settlement or verdict at the conclusion of the case.

Condemnation & Eminent Domain

We have extensive experience handling condemnation cases.  Our firm has had the privilege of representing the Georgia Department of Transportation through the Georgia Attorney General’s office for more than forty-three years.  All partners of the firm have appointments as Special Assistant Attorney Generals for the State of Georgia. 

In addition to representing the Georgia Department of Transportation and Fulton County, our firm provides thorough representation of individuals and businesses whose property is being acquired by condemning authorities other than the Georgia Department of Transportation or Fulton County. For example, we have provided effective legal representation to clients where the condemning authority is any municipality, county or public utility.  We advocate the interests of our clients to seek a resolution of their disputes so they obtain just and adequate compensation for their property interests being acquired by the condemning authority. Our firm has handled numerous successful appeals that have helped establish and interpret the law in the eminent domain field as shown in the Settlements section.


Commercial Transactions

We represent clients who need legal expertise in a variety of commercial transactions, including the buying and selling of a business, preparing and interpreting contracts for the sale of goods or personal services, handling secured transactions, and handling disputes and matters that require the application of the uniform commercial code.


Business Litigation

We understand that business clients rarely make money by being engaged in lengthy litigation proceedings.  We strive to view each case from the client’s perspective. The business client is usually interested in the bottom line.  We assure you that our focus is always geared to maximizing the client’s gain and minimizing the client’s loss.  With this practical approach we look for opportunities to resolve business disputes through alternative dispute methods such as mediation and arbitration and thereby avoid the time, expense and uncertainty of a jury trial.  There are times when a trial is necessary and we are quite capable of handling complex litigation matters. 


Estate Planning & Administration

Our attorneys provide numerous estate planning services. We can assist you in the preparation of wills, trusts, and other documents. We strive to understand the client’s desires and to formulate a comprehensive estate plan to help accomplish those goals. We frequently work with a client’s certified financial planner to help implement the estate plan of complex estates to help avoid taxes.

Our firm frequently handles estate administration. Upon the death of a loved one, we can help the client probate the will and administer the estate. We provide a detailed checklist to the personal representative of the duties of the executor and administrator and stand ready and willing to assist the personal representative in handling any matters relating to the estate. We routinely work with a client’s certified public accountant and financial planner to seamlessly handle the administration of an estate.


Real Estate

We handle a wide variety of real estate transactions.  We handle preparing sales contracts, leases, real estate closings, partnership and joint venture agreements, and litigation involving real estate disputes. We are authorized and approved title attorneys for First American Title Insurance Company as well as Southern Title Insurance Company.


Business Law

We are regularly engaged to form a variety of business entities – limited liability companies, subchapter S corporations, partnerships, joint ventures, and corporations. We regularly advise clients on business matters and work hard to assist clients in accomplishing their business goals.  We take great pride in helping clients avoid legal problems.  Our attorneys routinely prepare minutes, buy-sell agreements, business contracts and numerous other documents to serve the needs of our business clients.