Fayetteville Personal Injury Resources by Wolfe Law Group
If you have been involved in an accident in Fayetteville and are considering making a Fayetteville GA personal injury claim, the information below will be of use to you. The information below is useful to anyone who has been involved in: a car accident, a truck accident, a motorcycle accident, and more.
What is personal injury law and when should I consider hiring a personal injury attorney?
- Personal injury law is a a term used to cover a broad array of cases that involve negligence, and sometimes wrongful death.
- Negligence occurs when a party (an individual, business, or government entity) who has a duty to follow rules fails to uphold that duty. When the party breaches that duty, and as a result of not following the duty, the party causes (both actually and proximately) injury in the form of damages to a victim, negligence will be found to have occurred.
- The most common example of an injury by accident where negligence will most often be found to have occurred is a rear-end collision car accident. All motorists have a duty not to follow other automobiles too closely. When a motorist follows too closely, rear-ends another motorist, and causes injury to the motorist who is hit, this is normally going to be a case of negligence and personal injury. Someone involved in such an accident in Fayetteville frequently hires a Fayetteville personal injury attorney.
- If you have been injured and you believe that someone else is at fault for the injury you have suffered, you may have a personal injury case and should contact a qualified personal injury law firm like Wolfe Law Group.
How can I afford a personal injury lawyer if I do not have any money?
Accident attorneys normally have a different fee structure than an attorney who practices family law or criminal defense. A personal injury attorney normally offers a free consultation to discuss with you your potential case. If the personal injury lawyer decides to accept you as a client, he will charge you on a contingency basis.
What is a contingency fee in a personal injury case?
When a personal injury lawyer charges a contingency fee to an accident victim client, it means that the attorney’s law firm will not be paid unless compensation is recovered for the client. Normally an attorney charges a contingency fee on a percentage basis of the total amount of compensation recovered in your case. The standard fee that an attorney charges is between 33.33%-40% of the total amount of compensation recovered for the client.
What can I expect in a free consultation with an attorney?
When you speak to a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer, he will discuss with you a variety of different topics concerning your personal injury case. Normally during a free consultation personal injury lawyers discuss with injury victims what steps to take after an accident, give free legal advice, decide how medical bills will be paid for, whether litigation may be necessary, explain the attorney’s fee structure in injury cases, and more.
Steps to take after car accidents in Fayetteville
The attorney will likely instruct you to take at least some of these steps if your case relates to a motor vehicle accident:
- If you are at the scene of the crash and have not called the police, do so immediately. If your accident happened in Fayetteville, the Fayetteville Police Department will likely be the Georgia department of law enforcement that responds;
- When the police arrive at the scene of the motor vehicle accident, report to the officer any injuries, pain, or discomfort that you are experiencing that could in any way be related to the car crash;
- Take photographs of the damage to all of the vehicles involved, not just your own. The more photographs you take of the car accident the better. You should provide the photographs to the law office of your attorney as soon as possible. In personal injury cases involving car accidents, photographs of the vehicles and accident scene often become a tremendously useful piece of evidence to your car accident lawyer.
- Take photographs of your injuries.
- If you have a copy of the police report of the car crash, provide this to the attorney as soon as possible. This will help the attorney notify each insurance company involved and begin the investigation stage of your case immediately.
- Do not speak to any insurance company until your lawyer tells you that it is ok to do so. The law firm will hire communication with each insurance company going forward. The exception to this rule will be once your attorney tells you that it is ok to discuss your property damage claim with a property damage insurance adjuster. Wait until your attorney discusses this with you before speaking to an insurance adjuster.
Steps to take after a Fayetteville premises liability accident
- Generally, the steps are the same as those listed above for an automobile accident. However instead of taking photographs of damaged automobiles, you will need to take photographs of the hazard that you believe caused your injury.
Contact us now to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer
Wolfe Law Group is proud to serve personal injury victims in Fayetteville and the rest of Fayette County. If you are seeking a qualified personal injury lawyer who can assist you with a Fayetteville personal injury claim, you are in the right place. Our attorney Justin Wolfe has been recognized by multiple publications as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Georgia. Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized Justin Wolfe as a Super Lawyer Rising Star in Georgia for multiple years in a row.
Our attorney grew up in a small town in South Carolina on the border with North Carolina. Growing up in a small town gave him a true sense of community and the desire to help others. Justin moved to Atlanta for law school, and has been helping personal injury victims in Georgia ever since passing the bar exam. Give us a call now to set up a time to speak with our attorney and find out how he can help you. (404) 348-0884.
Other Helpful Fayetteville Personal Injury Resources
Car Crash Resources
Fayetteville Law Enforcement
One of the first steps taken after most injury cases is to call law enforcement to the scene. Normally you will want to obtain a police report as soon as it is available. Officers almost always complete a Georgia Uniform Crash Report after car accidents.
Fayette County Courts
One Center Drive
Fayetteville, Georgia 30214
1 Center Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Fayetteville Wrongful Death Resources
If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, our sincerest condolences are extended to you and your family. Of all personal injury accidents, a wrongful death case is the most emotionally taxing. For this reason, we try to take as much of stress as possible off of the family who has experienced the loss of a loved one. Below are some resources that may be of assistance to you in this particularly tragic situation.
180 N. Jeff Davis Drive
Fayetteville, GA 30214
165 Carnegie Place
Fayetteville, GA 30214
Fayetteville, GA 30214, United States