Jonesboro Personal Injury Lawyers
A Personal Injury & Car Accident Law Firm for Victims in Jonesboro, GA
The people of Jonesboro, GA (Clayton County) need someone to fight for them. After all, we can’t always count on other people to keep us safe, nor can we depend on the justice system to work well on its own every single time.
T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is an experienced personal injury law firm that fights for financial compensation for people injured by negligence in and around Jonesboro and greater Atlanta.
We know how easily an accidental injury can transpire. It happens every day. We also understand how profoundly an unintended injury can impact your whole life.
Whether it’s a car crash, a workplace injury, an encounter with the police, or a doctor’s visit gone wrong, the perils of personal injury pose real and persistent threats in Jonesboro, GA. So many of these hardships could be avoided if people simply acted reasonably, carefully, and within the confines of the law. Too often, though, they don’t.
In a perfect world, when someone else acts negligently and then inadvertently causes you harm, that person would step up to the plate and pay for all of the costs and losses associated with that injury.
But this isn’t a perfect world. This is a world in which insurance companies, corporate employers, governmental organizations, and other giants use their enormous power to keep people like you from getting the justice you deserve.
We know that battle. We’ve been there. More importantly, we know how to win that battle. We’ve been there too.
As personal injury attorneys in Jonesboro, we have achieved a proud and impressive record of results for the people of Clayton County. We believe in pursuing maximum compensation for our clients, precisely because we know how important that compensation is.
You didn’t deserve to be injured. You don’t deserve to suffer for that injury either. You certainly don’t deserve to pay for it. Take a stand for justice. Call T. Madden & Associates, P.C. today.
Our Jonesboro Practice Areas
Georgia personal injury law covers many different injuries, ranging from common and ordinary accidents to overwhelmingly catastrophic cases. No two cases are identical. Your facts always matter, and you deserve a lawyer who will listen to them.
Our experienced injury attorneys are available to assist with these and many other personal injury cases:
- Auto accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian injuries
- School injuries
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Police misconduct
- Shooting injuries & deaths
- Dog bites
- Assault and battery
- Slip and Fall
- Negligent security cases
- Wrongful death
- Much more
Why We Love Jonesboro
Atlantans know Jonesboro, Riverdale, Morrow, Forest Park and College Park as some of their most recognizable neighbors; fixtures along the I-75 /285 corridor. But as Jonesboro injury lawyers, we know it’s so much more than that.
Jonesboro, GA is defined by a community of families that love and support each other – families of all kinds. It is children who study hard in school, parents who work hard to provide for those children, and commuters who travel throughout Georgia to make the Peach State strong.
This is the place that helped bring the Civil War to an end. It is a place that welcomed so many artists and celebrities into this world – singers, athletes, and medical trailblazers among them. It is the place that gave us the iconic setting in Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind.
We are proud to represent and support Jonesboro and the rest of Clayton County. Wherever you may reside in Clayton County or beyond, we want you to know that our personal injury lawyers are here for you.
What are the first steps I should take if I was injured in an accident that was not my fault?
If you were involved in any type of accident, such as a motor vehicle accident, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. While accidents often result in serious and obvious injuries, there are many types of injuries that individuals do not feel or experience until a few days or even weeks after the accident. These often include injuries to soft tissue, ligaments, joints, and cartilage (such as vertebral discs). Therefore, it is very important to seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident.
It is also very important to document your observations and the facts surrounding the accident while the incident is fresh in your memory. Gather as much evidence as you can from the scene of the accident, including taking pictures and writing down the license plate numbers of those who may have witnessed the incident. If witnesses will share their names and numbers; even better. Do not feel the need to question these individuals yourself; by having license plate numbers, the police may be able to contact them in order to get their statements.
Also, it is very important to refrain from giving statements to insurance company representatives who may begin to contact you immediately following the accident. Before speaking with the defendant’s insurance company – and certainly before accepting any offers of settlement – seek legal counsel. Remember, the goal of insurance company representatives is to pay out as little money as possible as quickly as possible. If you do not have legal representation, you tend to serve as an “easy target” for lowball offers.
Do I need an attorney if I wish to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused my accident?
While hiring legal counsel is not required by law to bring a personal injury lawsuit, there are many reasons why it is in your best interest to do so. Here are just some of the things an experienced attorney will do for you and your case:
- Provide assurance that your case is a priority and that all deadlines and timelines are followed
- Handle all documents to be filed with the court
- Handle all communications and negotiation talks with the insurance companies involved
- Fight hard on your behalf to ensure you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve
- Investigate the facts to determine all potential defendants (such as the individual(s) who acted negligently, employers, companies, government agencies, etc.)
- Identify and gather all relevant information, including medical records, police reports, witness statements, video surveillance, etc.
- Handle all necessary litigation – including requesting discovery, attending hearings, conducting the final trial, and preparing any necessary appeals
What if I don’t know who caused the accident?
The aftermath of an accident – especially one where you experience injuries – can be chaotic and confusing. During this time, you may not have the wherewithal to identify all potential parties responsible for your accident. Fact-gathering and investigation is therefore very important.
Experienced, reputable attorneys will conduct a comprehensive investigation to determine who or what may have caused your injuries; then, they will dig deeper to determine if anyone else may be held liable.
What if I may be partially at fault for my accident?
Even if you believe you were partially responsible for the accident that caused you injury, all hope is not lost. In fact, after a close review of the facts, you may find you were not at all at fault.
However, even if you had some part in causing your accident, you may be able to recover compensation from the other parties involved. This is a complex factual and legal determination that is difficult to ascertain without the guidance of experienced legal counsel.
Is there a difference between a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury lawsuit?
Yes. There is a difference between workers’ comp claims and personal injury lawsuits; though an attorney should be consulted, because sometimes you may have both a Worker’s Comp claim in addition to a Personal Injury Claim. One important difference is that they are each governed by different Georgia laws.
- While workers’ comp claims are initiated and administered by the Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation, personal injury lawsuits are brought in state courts.
- The State Board of Workers’ Comp is an administrative agency governed by a specific set of rules and regulations.
- Personal injury lawsuits are governed by court rules and procedures.
- The processes are similar but different – including time limits in which to bring claims.
- Georgia’s workers’ compensation system is what is considered a “no fault system.” Essentially, this means that injured workers do not have the burden of showing the employer was negligent in order to receive benefits. Conversely, injured workers may not bring personal injury lawsuits against their employers for injuries suffered most of the time.
- In order for a plaintiff to bring a successful personal injury lawsuit, he or she has the burden to sufficiently demonstrate negligence on the part of the defendant(s).
- Workers’ comp benefits and personal injury lawsuit recoveries are very different.
Schedule a Free Consultation Today
If you’ve been unfairly injured in or around Jonesboro or its larger neighbor Atlanta, Georgia, we can help. You may be entitled to substantial financial compensation for your losses, which may include:
- Time away from work
- Lost income
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of support
- And more, depending on the circumstances of your case
We proudly offer free case consultations in Jonesboro– in person, online, or over the phone. It’s your chance to ask questions before moving forward. And if we do accept your case, we promise that we will not charge you one penny unless (and until) we recover compensation on your behalf.
Please contact our Jonesboro, GA personal injury attorneys online or by calling 770-978-6711 to get started today.
Jonesboro, GA 30236