Covington GA Personal Injury Resources from Wolfe Law Group

If you or a family member has been injured in an accident in Covington GA due to the negligence of an individual or business, Wolfe Law Group is here to help. Personal injury law is filled with pitfalls that ruin a victim’s ability ability to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. At Wolfe Law Group, our only practice area is personal injury law. Below are resources provided from our Covington personal injury lawyer that may be useful to you and your loved ones.

What is a personal injury case?

  • Personal injury law is a term used to describe the law that applies in relation to negligence occurring in a wide swath of different circumstances. The most common situation in which a member of the public finds themself involved in a personal injury claim is a car crash. In traffic collisions, victims often hire a personal injury attorney for assistance in dealing with the insurance companies that are involved in the case.

A personal injury lawyer‘s job is to prove that negligence occurred.

  • In any personal injury case, the victim is known as the “Plaintiff” and the at-fault party is known as the “Defendant.” For negligence to have occurred, it must be shown that the: Defendant had a duty to act or avoid acting in a particular way; the Defendant failed to conform to that duty; the Defendant’s failure to conform to that duty both actually and proximately caused harm to the Plaintiff; and that Plaintiff suffered damages as a result. The duty exists for public safety to mitigate an accident.
  • A personal injury attorney gathers evidence to support each element of negligence to prove the personal injury case. Normally an attempt is made to resolve a personal injury case without civil litigation. When a lawsuit is filed in a personal injury case, the case is considered to be in litigation. Not every case requires litigation. A case that is placed in litigation may one day go to a jury trial. At a jury trial, a group of members of the public will comprise the jury and will render a verdict deciding all factual issues presented.
  • Some lawyers do not litigate personal injury cases. Often after an accident, the victim is bombarded by marketing from accident lawyers making unrealistic promises about money that can be recovered for clients. These marketing tactics often come in the form of television commercials and billboards. These attorneys often fail to pay attention to the amount of medical bills compiled in a case and sometimes this can result in the client recovering nothing. These lawyers just try to resolve the case with an insurance company, but are unwilling to file a lawsuit and take a case to a jury trial if they cannot recover the compensation from the insurance company without filing a lawsuit.
  • It is important for members of the public to understand-a personal injury lawyer only practices personal injury law. Some lawyers who claim to be personal injury attorneys also practice family law and criminal defense. This type of lawyer is what is known as a “general practitioner.” At Wolfe Law Group, our attorney truly is a personal injury attorney, devoting 100% of his time practicing law to personal injury.

What steps should you take after a Covington GA car accident?

The first step is to call 911 following a car accident. The next step is to seek medical treatment immediately if you need it. Apart from calling emergency responders and seeking treatment for your injuries, the next most important thing to do is to take photographs. Photographs are a key piece of evidence that every qualified GA personal injury lawyer uses when presenting a claim to an auto insurance company, judge, or jury. You should also take photographs of any injuries that you have sustained. It is best if you take photographs from many different angles, as well as close-ups and from a distance to offer greater perspective to those viewing the images.

What if I was in a traffic accident that did not involve only cars?

Traffic collisions can also involve trucks, motorcycles, trailers, or other vehicles.

Covington motorcycle accident

Motorcycle accidents can often have catastrophic consequences. Often the victim is in such bad physical condition after the motorcycle accident that taking photographs is too physically demanding. It is for this reason that the victim should ask friends or family members to take pictures of the damage to the motorcycle, the crash scene, and the injuries of the victim (even when the victim is hospitalized). It is best to contact a Covington motorcycle accident lawyer to help with the situation as soon as possible after the incident.

Covington truck accident

Truck accidents involve many types of negligence that do not arise during car accidents. It is important to contact a qualified Covington truck accident attorney as soon as possible. In trucking cases, the evidence can disappear quickly following the crash. An experienced truck accident attorney will be prepared to send an investigator to gather evidence as quickly as possible. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Covington truck accident, you should contact our Covington truck accident lawyer immediately.

Contact Wolfe Law Group now!

Our law firm is exclusively devoted to helping victims of personal injury accidents. There are many lawyers in metro Atlanta, but not many highly rated attorneys exclusively practicing personal injury law. Our attorney Justin Wolfe has been identified by numerous publications as one of the best personal injury lawyer‘s in metro Atlanta and Georgia. The accolades our attorney has compiled include recognition as a Super Lawyer Rising Star by Super Lawyer magazine for multiple years in a row. Our accident lawyer represents accident victims in all of metro Atlanta including Newton County, Henry County, Fulton County, DeKalb County, and more. Our attorney offers a free consultation for every accident victim who has a potential personal injury case. We strive in every case to obtain the maximum compensation possible for each of our clients. Call now to get connected to our attorney (404) 348-0884.

Other Covington Personal Injury Resources

Covington Car Accident Resources

If you have been involved in a car accident or motorcycle accident in Georgia, you likely have dealt with law enforcement following your traffic collision. Generally, after every Georgia motor vehicle incident, law enforcement creates a Georgia Uniform Crash Report. This report is used by lawyers in every traffic related personal injury case. Sometimes the report will also document criminal charges, for instance if a drunk driver is involved. Sometimes police reports are also completed for incidents that lead to a premises liability claim. Often times a police report is one of the first pieces of information that a lawyer provides to an insurance company. If there is something in the crash report that you do not agree with, you should advise your attorney immediately. Sometimes police officers make mistakes when investigating an incident or completing a report. Your Covington personal injury attorney may be able to bring this to the attention of responding law enforcement and law enforcement may respond by correcting the report.

Covington Police Department

13183 Harland Dr NE

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Newton County Sheriff’s Office

15151 Alcovy Rd

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Georgia Department of Driver Services-Covington

8134 Geiger St NW

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Covington GA Wrongful Death Resources

First and foremost, if you or your family have recently lost a loved one, our sincerest condolences are extended to you. We understand that you may be facing one of the most difficult situations you have ever encountered. It is for this reason that our law office wishes to provide you some basic resources that may be of use to you.

JC Harwell & Son-Funeral Home and Cremation Chapel

2157 East St

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Phone: 770-786-2524

Caldwell & Cowan Funeral Home and Dogwood Hill Crematory

1215 Access Rd

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Phone: 770-786-7062

Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.

1163 Reynolds St SW

Covington, GA 30014, United States

Phone: 770-786-6177