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David S. Crawford, Esq.

Hope is not a defense nor a strategy. We have the experience to help you.

We Fight

Whether you need help in a civil matter or a trial lawyer by your side, we are here with you, explaining your options and seeking solutions.  We represent clients charged with DUIs, misdemeanors and felonies and we understand the impact of a criminal record.

We Believe

Everyone has the right to their day in court.  Whether it’s a minor traffic offense or a more serious criminal charge, you have a right to be heard and a right to a trial by jury.  We will help you navigate the correct path, helping you understand your options.

We Answer

If you have a legal question, we have answers.

We Care

Our elders have become victims of abuse in far too many cases.  In hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and more.  We care about your family and are dedicated to helping you get answers and holding those accountable for mistreatment of your loved ones.
David S. Crawford, Esq. is on a mission – always seeking justice for his clients.  Since 2001, he has focused his litigation and jury trial practice to include, but not limited to motor vehicle collisions, personal injury, nursing home abuse, bedsores, criminal cases and uncontested divorce. Attorney David Crawford offers his clients effective legal solutions and has a lengthy track record of success.

Finding out that an elderly loved one has been abused or mistreated can leave you feeling shell shocked. You’re probably wondering how this could have happened. You may feel rightfully angry and perhaps even guilty that you couldn’t protect your loved one.

However, it’s not your fault. The blame falls squarely on the shoulders of those who perpetrated the mistreatment and the facilities that allowed it to take place.If you or someone you love is suffering or has been suffering from these types of situations, contact us.  Attorney David Crawford has the experience and knows exactly where to start.  If the initial facts warrants further legal investigation, David and his team will gather information about the patient’s history so that he has a complete understanding of how, and when, this occurred.  He will work with you and others to develop a detailed time line to understand what happened to your loved one, any warning signs that were ignored by the nursing home staff and what could have been done to avoid the problem. In essence, David will show you the negligent acts and omissions that may have occurred and help you understand the case prior to filing any lawsuit.

Being charged with a crime is a serious matter. Even traffic citations and DUIs have potential serious consequences. For the best outcome, turn for legal help from the Law Offices of David Crawford. Attorney David Crawford is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has successfully helped many clients with reduced charges, parole instead of jail time, reduced prison sentence and dismissal of charges.

If you’ve incurred a personal injury due to the fault or negligence of another person or business entity, you are entitled to file a personal injury claim for compensation of your damages. Damages typically include pain and suffering, medical expenses and lost wages. Most personal injury cases fall under tort law and include car accidents, medical malpractice and products liability. Attorney David Crawford is an experienced personal injury lawyer who has won many awards for his clients. As a matter of fact, most personal injury cases reach settlement before ever going to trial.
Although many legal matters are resolved solely through the decision of a judge or a small panel of judges, jury trials remain common for certain types of criminal and personal injury cases. This type of trial can prove beneficial for those dealing with deeply emotional cases in which prejudicial evidence may be ignored by a judge. If your current legal situation involves a jury trial, it is in your best interest to work with a lawyer who boasts a history of success with this type of legal proceeding. Feel free to get in touch with David S. Crawford, an Atlanta-based criminal defense and personal injury attorney with an impressive background in jury trials.

Frequently Asked Questions During a Civil Deposition

Under the GA Civil Practice Act, opposing counsel has the right to take your deposition upon proper notice. As a party to civil litigation you may be required to appear at a specific time and place to give your oral testimony under oath and taken down by a court...

Why You Should Check For Nursing Home Abuse

You may hear stories of nursing home abuse every day in the news. You may have followed some of the recent celebrity stories or even seen local stories of nursing home abuse on the Atlanta news.  It's hard to believe these things can happen here, so close to home.  In...

Elder Abuse: Are You Safe At Home?

Are you safe at home? It’s a simple question that family members, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists need to ask their older patients every time they visit.  Why? Because that simple question could open the door toward identifying...

Be Aware of Silent Elder Abuse: Dehydration and Malnutrition

Elder abuse and neglect are serious issues facing many elderly people in the Atlanta area as they live out their remaining years. While our senior citizens enter nursing homes, assisted living facilities or even stay in their own homes looking for the support and...

Georgia’s Traffic Citation

Imagine this scenario: Katie is driving to work early one morning.  She's tired from having too little sleep.  She's running late, knowing that one more time she will be fired.  Losing her job will mean she loses her apartment.  She's nearly to the parking lot with 5...

Without a Single Drop to Drink, You Can Still Get a DUI

Imagine the following: You are driving home late one evening.  Maybe you worked late.  Maybe you are a college student and you met a study group to prepare for upcoming finals.  When you are about half the way home, you see blue lights in your rear view mirror.  You...

Understanding and Recognizing Elder Abuse

In general, elder abuse is a term referring to any knowing, intentional, or negligent acts or omissions by a caregiver or any other person that causes harm or a serious risk of harm to a vulnerable adult. Federal and State surveys in the mid-‘80s determined that the...

Who Pays for Never Events?

Have you ever missed a doctor's appointment only to find that you have been billed for not cancelling within a period of time prior to the appointment?  This is a charge that your insurance company will not pay but you are expected to pay.  The theory behind this is...

Georgia Bail Bond Process

Georgia Bail Bond Process The bonding process in Georgia can be confusing.  The purpose of a "bond" is to provide a financial guarantee that you will return to court for all of your appearances until your case is completed or dismissed.  You, or a family member, pays...

Key Deposition Pointers

Key Deposition Pointers A discovery deposition is the oral testimony of a witness taken down under oath and typed in a booklet format. Depositions are often taken in personal injury cases seeking money damages. Your attitude, truthfulness and appearance at the...

You Have Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases

You have Constitutional and Statutory Rights in Criminal and Civil Cases (Georgia)   The U.S. Constitution, Constitution of the State of GA, and GA Statutes provide a basis for your rights to a Trial by Jury and access to the courts. This is a non-exhaustive list....

Tips for Attending Court

If you have never been to court before, you may no idea on how you should conduct yourself or how to dress.  Here are some helpful tips for attending court . Location Matters Every court room is different.  Judges have personalities too, and they have their own way of...

Unexplained Injuries And Mysterious Deaths In Professional Care Facilities

Unexplained Injuries And Mysterious Deaths In Professional Care Facilities Hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities across Georgia are highly regulated. They shoulder important responsibilities in caring for some of the most vulnerable members of our...

Can You Sue for Bedsores or Pressure Sores?

Bedsores and pressure sores should never happen while in a hospital, nursing home or other facility.  The bedsore develops due to prolonged pressure or friction on vulnerable areas of the body.  Typical areas include, the tail bone, sacrum, hips, heels and elbows. ...

Elderly Abuse Continues to Happen

News channels and investigators all over the Metro Atlanta area continue to report stories with headlines such as: Hidden camera video discovers case of elder abuse Nursing home worker charged with abuse of elderly Those are just two of a long list of cases that made...

Hiring An Attorney Can Save You Money

If you are facing criminal charges, you may think hiring an attorney is a waste of money.  You may be concerned that it will just cost too much.  In fact, even if you plan to plead "guilty" for your charges, having your own attorney is critical. For one thing,...

Bedsore Pressure Sore Fact Sheet

What is a Bed Sore or Pressure Sore? Bedsores (also known as Pressure Sores) are areas of damage to the skin and underlying tissue which develops due to prolonged pressure or friction on vulnerable areas of the body.  Typical areas include, the tail bone, sacrum,...

Bedsores and Other Signs of Elder Abuse

If you have entrusted an elderly loved one's care to professionals at a nursing home, you likely did so based on the assumption that a facility would be able to provide better care than you could. Imagine the horror if you were to find out that your loved one had been...

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Elder Law

Many nursing home residents enjoy an excellent level of physical and emotional care, but sadly, many others are abused and neglected. This abuse can take many forms, including a lack of essential medical attention, verbal insults or even physical attacks. No matter the nature of the abuse, it is important for those responsible to be held accountable. With the help of the right nursing home abuse attorney, it may be possible to achieve compensation for any physical, emotional or financial suffering caused by nursing home employees. David S. Crawford has helped a number of nursing home abuse victims secure the compensation they deserve. Deeply passionate about the wellbeing of his employees, he will help you or your loved ones stand up to abusive nursing home employees.

Personal Injury

Whether it’s a motor vehicle collision or nursing home abuse matter, attorney David Crawford brings years of experience, training and compassion to the table. He works closely with his clients to understand their concerns and needs. Then, he goes to work. As a detailed-oriented attorney, David Crawford gathers all of the evidence to prove negligence against the responsible party. This includes obtaining witness statements, scene investigation, medical reports and more. If you’ve been injured due to the fault of another person or entity, you’re entitled to fair compensation. Generally, compensatory damages include disability, lost income, pain and suffering, property damage, medical costs and more. Attorney David Crawford fights aggressively for his clients and is a powerful litigator in the courtroom. He’s in for the fight and doesn’t stop until he gets his clients justice.

Criminal Law

From DUIs to misdemeanors and felonies, attorney David Crawford is there to see that you are fairly treated throughout the criminal justice process and to fight for your rights. His previous successes include dismissal of charges, reduced charges, probation or parole instead of prison time and reduced jail time. When facing a criminal conviction, there’s a lot at stake – your freedom. Other consequences include a permanent criminal record, hefty fines and loss of future employment. If you’re facing a criminal charge, turn to attorney David Crawford for the best criminal defense. He’s a strong defense attorney to have in your corner.