McDonough Personal Injury Resources by Wolfe Law Group

Whether you have been involved in a car accident or truck accident on interstate 75 or Macon Street in McDonough, the information will be of use to you. If you are considering hiring a McDonough GA personal injury lawyer, read ahead.

When should I hire a personal injury attorney?

If you have been involved in an accident in McDonough in which you have been injured due to the negligence of an other person, you should consider hiring a McDonough personal injury lawyer. A McDonough personal injury lawyer is an a personal injury attorney who has experience representing accident victims in McDonough and representing these clients in Henry County courts.

After a McDonough Car Accident

First and foremost, if you have been involved in a car accident and you need medical care, stop reading this and go seek medical treatment. After that, if you have been involved in a car accident in McDonough, we recommend that you consult with a qualified McDonough personal injury lawyer before communicating with any insurance company.

We also recommend that following a car accident, you take as many photographs of the damage to the automobiles as possible. You should also take as many scenes of the scene of the collision as you can. Photographs and video are the lifeblood of many personal injury cases, especially car accident cases. Photographs help an insurance company or jury get a clear picture of exactly how the negligence of the Defendant caused the accident and resultant damage and injuries. A personal injury law firm will utilize these photographs to obtain maximum compensation for you.

The other reason to obtain legal representation from a McDonough Personal Injury attorney relates to the experience of the attorney in conducting a proper investigation to build up your case. Additionally, there are certain steps that your lawyer will know to take to ensure that all appropriate insurance companies are contacted so that if you later try to make a claim with them your claim will not be barred.

Your medical bills

A qualified car accident lawyer will also give you legal advice about how to pay for your medical bills following the accident. A qualified attorney will explain to you that in each personal injury case, there are multiple ways of ensuring your medical bills are paid. One client may have health insurance and the ability to pay for her co-pays. Other clients may have no health insurance and no cash on hand to pay for medical treatment. In the case of the later, such a personal injury claim may be best to utilize medical liens. During your free consultation, the attorney will discuss with you which option is best for you.

After a McDonough Truck Accident

If you have been injured as a result of a collision with a tractor truck it is advisable to hire a lawyer as quickly as possible. Unlike a car crash, normally in a tractor truck accident you are dealing with a corporation or motor carrier who have experience in quickly investigating the crash. Without hiring a personal injury attorney you will not be able to investigate the crash in a way to discover all of the evidence that will be needed to prove the defendants’ negligence. Lawyers whose practice area includes truck accidents will be able to quickly act to make sure all parties involved preserve the evidence needed to prove your case.

You may suffer catastrophic injuries from the truck accident

Due to the size and weight of tractor trucks, the force of the collision is usually much more violent, which in turn leads to more severe injuries than those that may in a car accident. An attorney that handles truck accident cases will know how to establish your future damages to get you compensation for your future medical bills and pain and suffering. In personal injury cases, a Plaintiff is entitled to general damages and special damages. General damages are pain and suffering (that you have already experienced and that you will continue to experience into the future). Special damages compensate a Plaintiff for medical bills (past and future), lost wages (past and future), and sometimes permanent impairment.

Can I afford to hire a personal injury law firm?

Without a doubt you can afford to hire a personal injury attorney. Your attorney is only paid out of the money that he recovers for you, and it is customary that a free consultation be given. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer who handles cases in McDonough, DeKalb County, Cobb County, Hall County, Fayette County, or the rest of the metro Atlanta counties will normally charge a contingency fee of 33.33% to 40% of the compensation recovered. The law office will also pay for all of the out of pocket expenses of the case. When your attorney resolves the case, the out of pocket expenses that he incurred will be reimbursed from the compensation of the settlement funds. The personal injury contingent fee structure means that your attorney will be motivated to get your case settled for as much money as possible. However beware of the exception to that rule-large volume personal injury firms. If you are dealing with a law firm where you only communicate through a case manager and never an attorney, and the lawyer has hundreds of cases, often times the clients are simply treated as a files on the lawyer‘s desk. In such a situation, these types of firms often require their lawyers to settle a minimum number of cases each month. This means that the best interests of the client do not necessarily come first. Make sure to speak to the lawyer before signing a fee contract so that you can make sure you are both on the same page.

Is a personal injury attorney worth it for a car accident?

Hiring a personal injury law firm to represent you to represent you following an accident in which you are injured nearly guarantees that you will get a higher settlement value. Moreover, a law office has resources for dealing with insurance companies that members of the general public cannot. A law office can prepare your case from the beginning to be ready for trial just in case the insurance company is unwilling to pay fair compensation to settle the case. Wrongful death cases in particular have complexities that members of the public are not prepared to deal with. If you have a wrongful death case, or any other type of personal injury case, you would be wise to speak to a qualified personal injury lawyer before speaking to an insurance company or accepting any settlement offer.

Contact Wolfe Law Group Now

Our attorney Justin Wolfe has devoted his entire career to personal injury law. He grew up in a small town in South Carolina where helping others was the norm. For nearly a decade he has been a member of the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association. Over the last few years our attorney has been recognized by multiple publications as one of the top personal injury lawyers in Georgia. Our attorney‘s accolades include: Super Lawyer Rising Star 2019-2022; 17 Best Roswell Auto Accident Lawyers by; Top 40 Under 40 Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia by National Trial Lawyers, and more. As a lawyer, Justin spends his time practicing personal injury, not criminal law, not family law-just accidents. If you have been the victim of an accident due to the negligence of an other party, call now to speak to one of our agents and get connected to our lawyer for a free consultation. We want to put you on the road to recovery right now. (404) 348-0884.

If you have been involved in an accident in McDonough, you may need to get in contact with one of the entities below.

Courts following a McDonough accident

Municipal Court of McDonough

40 Lawrenceville Street

McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: 770-954-2872

Henry County Magistrate Court

Judicial CTR #260

McDonough, GA 30253, United States

Phone: 770-288-7700

State Court of Henry County

44 John Frank Ward Blvd

McDonough, GA 30253

Phone: 770-288-7800

Superior Court of Henry County

1 Courthouse SQ

McDonough, GA 30253, United States

Phone: 770-288-8022

McDonough, Henry County Law Enforcement

McDonough Police Department

50 Lawrenceville Street

McDonough, GA 3025

Phone: 770-957-1218

Henry County Police Department

110 S Zack Hinton Pkwy

McDonough, GA 30253, United States


Georgia State Patrol

959 United Ave. SE

Atlanta, GA 30316


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