Canton GA Personal Injury Resources by Wolfe Law Group
Our law office is proud to serve personal injury victims in Cherokee county. If you have been injured in an accident due to the fault of another and are considering hiring a personal injury attorney, the information below will likely be useful to you.
How does hiring a Canton personal injury lawyer work?
A personal injury attorney can help you with a variety of different types of accidents including a car accident, slip and fall, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or wrongful death case. A personal injury attorney will only have one practice area-personal injury. Lawyers who handle criminal defense and family law are not personal injury lawyers.
The first step to take is to call our attorney’s office and get scheduled for a free consultation.
What happens during a free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney?
When you have a consultation with an attorney, you will have an opportunity to explain exactly how your injuries occurred. The attorney will explain what personal injury law is applicable to your particular claim and how compensation will be sought on your behalf. The attorney will likely give you legal advice (for free) so that you will understand what steps to take.
The lawyer will discuss your medical bills
Often after car accidents, injury victims are often greatly concerned about how they will pay for medical treatment. Some personal injury victims do not have health insurance. Other accident victims do have health insurance, but cannot afford to pay the co-pays due to the high cost of their deductible. Sometimes it is not necessary to have a health insurance company pay for your medical treatment.
A qualified personal injury attorney will likely discuss with you how you may be able to treat on what is called a lien. A lien is when a medical provider agrees to take out an interest in your case. The doctor agrees to be repaid from the settlement proceeds of your personal injury case once it settles.
If you are seeking representation for an auto accident, the lawyer will discuss with you what steps to take.
If you have already taken photographs of the damage to the vehicles that were involved in the crash, you should provide these to your law firm. If you have not taken these photographs, the lawyer will instruct you to take photographs of your vehicle if it is still in your possession. You should take photographs of the damage to your vehicle from many different angles, and both up close and at a distance.
The attorney will advise you about social media
You should not use social media during your personal injury case. After your accident, the condition of your health is going to be at issue. The information on your social media accounts can ruin your case. Sometimes the lawyers for the insurance company may hire a private investigator to follow you and record videos of you performing activities. Your posts on social media and the information collected by a private investigator may be enough to ruin your credibility. Our Canton personal injury attorney can give you more examples of this if you are curious about how your social media can be used against you.
What if my Canton car accident was because of a drunk driver or due to distracted driving?
If this is what happened, it is very important that you speak to an attorney as soon as possible. In these cases, it is paramount that an investigation be conducted as soon as possible so that your attorney can make sure that all evidence is preserved. For drunk driving car accident cases, the attorney will try to determine whether there is also the possibility of a dram shop case. A dram shop case may exist where a bar or restaurant knowingly serves an intoxicated patron who they know will soon be driving.
In the circumstances where the accident was caused by a distracted driver, the lawyer will want to identify the Defendant’s cellular phone provider as soon as possible. Once the mobile service provider is identified, the lawyer can notify the cell phone provider that all evidence and data must be preserved.
What if I was on the job when my car accident occurred?
If you were working at the time of your accident, you may also be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If this is your circumstance, you may simultaneously have a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver and a workers’ compensation claim against your Employer and its workers’ compensation insurer. When you have both a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim, you will sometimes save a tremendous amount of money on medical bills. Under workers’ compensation laws in Georgia, you may be eligible for medical treatment, weekly indemnity payments while you are out of work due to your injuries, and payment of a permanent partial disability benefit.
Our attorney has a wealth of experience handling these dual claim cases. If you find yourself in this situation, you should contact our attorney as soon as possible.
Are there any special steps that I should take if I was involved in a truck accident?
Truck accidents bring up many issues that will not arise from a car accident case. It becomes more important than ever that you take extensive photographs of the scene of the crash. If you can contact an attorney before the scene of the crash is cleaned up, the attorney may be able to send out a private investigator to properly gather evidence at the scene of the crash.
How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney?
Hiring Wolfe Law Group does not cost you anything up front. You do not need to pay any retainer. Our law firm works off of a contingency basis, which means that the lawyer only is paid when he recovers compensation for you. Personal injury lawyers normally charge a standard fee of between 33.33%-40% of the gross amount of compensation recovered on behalf of each client. The lawyer will also pay for all case expenses during the pendency of the case. These out of pocket expenses incurred by the attorney will be reimbursed to him at the time that the case is resolved and compensation is recovered.
Other Canton Personal Injury Resources
Canton GA Law Enforcement
If you have been involved in a personal injury accident, you likely dealt with the police. Perhaps you already have been provided with a Georgia uniform crash report. If you need to speak to the law enforcement agency that responded to your incident, below you will find the local agencies who likely are involved with your personal injury claim.
151 Elizabeth Street
Canton, GA 30114
498 Chattin Dr
Canton, GA 30114, United States
Canton GA Wrongful Death Resources
If you have lost a loved one, we extend our sincerest condolences to you and your family. An unexpected loss of life is a tragic event. In handling any wrongful death case, our personal injury lawyer maintains the highest level of integrity while protecting your interests in such a sensitive matter. We hope the resources below are useful to you and your family.
191 Jarvis St
Canton, GA 30114, United States
480 E Main St
Canton, GA 30114, United States
3147 Marietta Hwy
Canton, GA 30114
Canton Motorcycle Crash Resources
Safety always comes first when it comes to riding. An injury victim from a motorcycle accident usually suffers very serious injuries due to how exposed a rider is to dangers. Distrcated driving is a motorcycle rider’s worst enemy.
Many metro Atlanta institutions offer riding safety courses. Even if you are an experienced rider, it can be beneficial to brush up on fundamental motorcycle safety skills.
Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Our metro Atlanta personal injury lawyer offers a free consultation to evaluate your personal injury case. Our attorney has been helping Canton injury victims for his entire career. Attorney Wolfe has been named one of the best personal injury lawyers in Georgia and metro Atlanta by numerous publications and rating agencies, including Super Lawyer Magazine. We handle personal injury cases in these areas and more in North Georgia: East Cobb; South Fulton County; Cobb County; DeKalb County; Pickens County; and Forsyth County. You can reach our law firm today by phone at (404) 348-0884.