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Two clients who were special needs students were being hit and abused by the paraprofessionals in a public school system. T. Madden & Associates took on the case and secured 1.25 MILLION Dollars against 1 of 4 defendants involved in the wrongful actions. The case remains open as T. Madden & Associates continues fighting for the policy limits of the remaining defendants; over $10 MILLION.

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A father and son had a terrible valentine day when they found themselves the victim of a trucking collision. T. Madden & Associates initiated the case which led to the clients receiving over 3.25 MILLION Dollars.

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A group of employees were experiencing a hostile work environment (HWE) and sexual harassment, prior to T. Madden & Associates was able to have the perpetrator fired and the ladies 1.25 MILLION Dollars.

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Client was involved in a collision with a Yukon while driving his Honda motorcycle. The injured party was taken to the emergency room. The call was made to the firm from a hospital in Columbus, GA. We were able to serve the client as if he was next door. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover the policy limits of $1.25 MILLION for the client.

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T. Madden & Associates, P.C. was able to bring justice and $1,050,000 for a couple when nobody could tell them how their son wound up at the bottom of a swimming pool. Many think if nobody saw how the drowning happened, then there can’t be a monetary recovery. T. Madden & Associates would not accept that as a proper response. A wrong occurred and this law firm made the defendant’s pay.

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Three persons were involved in a collision with a Marta bus in a case of distracted driving. The public trial resulted in a $960K recovery for the 3 victims.

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Detroit couple’s son wrongfully killed in a serious and violent motor vehicle collision. The defendant was driving the wrong way on GA 400, at a high rate of speed and under the influence of alcohol. The victim’s parents were left grief stricken. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover $725,000 for the family of the victim.

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A local mother and wife was wrongfully killed in a motor vehicle collision involving a police officer for a metro Atlanta county. The officer was speeding and driving erratically, causing the collision. The victim was an active member at her church and loved by her family and friends. She suffered blunt force trauma to her head, leading to her death. T. Madden & Associates was able to recover $700,000 for the family of the victim, limited ONLY by the low policy of DeKalb County.

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Zina Mcneil

T Madden & Associates were great! No one wants to need a lawyer, but if you do, you want someone to make everything easy. And, they made it easy, I made one phone call and they took care of the rest. They gave updates on the progress which was reassuring. I highly recommend them to everyone.

Quanda Jessie

My nephew was involved in a car accident, this firm handles his case with professionalism and gave my sister the confidence she needed to trust things would be fine. Thank you for your hard work, reassurance and time.

Pat Mitchell

Simply Amazing! I am very pleased with the way T. Madden & Associates handled my daughter’s auto injury case. T. Madden came highly recommend from a friend at church and he did not disappoint. They went to work on her case like she was family. The entire staff was always helpful.

Delores Benford

T. Madden & Associatees is the best decision I could have made. They resolved my collision (auto accident) efficiently and with great results. They provide great service and I like how they give back.

Deb Leslie

T.Madden & Assoc. Is a professional, outstanding, and honest law firm which is something that is rare. Their customer service skills and knowledge is impeccable!

A personal injury accident can leave you tired, bruised, and beaten down. Dealing with the aftermath of an accident can have horrendous effects on your quality of life. The opposing insurance company could be pressuring you to accept an unreasonably low offer. That’s where an experienced Jonesboro personal injury law firm comes into play.

A Jonesboro personal injury lawyer represents victims injured by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. Whether injured physically or psychologically, retaining a personal injury attorney is vital to receive fair compensation for your recovery. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. is a black-owned business comprised of personal injury lawyers fighting for the legal needs of the Jonesboro community. 

A personal injury attorney handles personal injury claims. They use their legal expertise to determine the validity of your injury case, conduct settlement negotiations, communicate terms with the opposition, and carry out other legal matters in and out of the courtroom. 

Types of Personal Injury in Jonesboro, GA

Personal injury cases deal with the concept of negligence. Negligence involves a breach of reasonable behavior that leads to injuries or property damages. If a driver operates a vehicle recklessly and injures another motorist in a traffic accident, they can be found liable to compensate the injured party for the resulting damages. 

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Some of the most common personal injury claims that our personal injury attorneys see include: 

Auto Accidents

If you’re involved in a severe collision, you could suffer a permanent disability or someone could even be killed. Car accident lawyers can begin negotiations with insurance companies and represent those injured in motor vehicle crashes. Insurance companies don’t always play fair when accidents happen. That’s why it’s important to work with skillful Jonesboro personal injury attorneys.

Truck Accidents

If a truck collides with another vehicle, person, animal, obstruction, or solid object, serious property damage, severe injuries, and mental anguish can occur. Truck accident cases differ from other claims because it’s not always easy to prove liability. Trucking companies often try to avoid responsibility by blaming drivers. 

Trucking companies can be held liable for a driver’s misconduct when they hire inexperienced drivers. Trucking companies may also be held liable when they fail to properly train their drivers. 

Sit down for a free consultation with a local personal injury lawyer today if you’re concerned about beginning your truck accident personal injury lawsuit. Accident victims don’t have to go up against big trucking and insurance companies all alone. Let T. Madden & Associates, P.C. serve you just as we’ve served the Georgia community all these years. 

Motorcycle Accidents

If a motorcycle collides with another vehicle, person, animal, obstruction, or object, it can have devastating results. Since Jonesboro, Clayton County, and the surrounding areas of Georgia are beautiful locales to explore on a motorcycle, there are many riders on the road. 

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 5,000 U.S. motorcyclists have fatal accidents each year. Motorcycles lack the protective shell that cars and trucks have. Since motorcycles don’t have airbags, seat belts, and other safety equipment, they can lead to severe injury when involved in an accident.

Jonesboro personal injury attorneys understand that motorcyclists often get a bad rep. We offer a free consultation for anyone who has been involved in a motorcycle accident and unfairly blamed because of motorcycle stigma. Let our lawyers fight for you. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. has the legal skills and community resources to support you.

Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional breaches their duty to the patient, and as a result of this breach, the patient suffers serious injuries. If this happens, patients and victims can seek financial recovery for their injuries.

Georgia law allows any individual who has been injured by the negligence of a medical professional to file a medical malpractice claim for compensation.

In Jonesboro, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice lawsuit is two years. Some exceptions can extend or shorten a patient’s time limit for filing a lawsuit. Speak with a malpractice attorney law firm today about your best options.

Wrongful Death 

Surviving relatives can file a lawsuit against any person or entity that negligently causes their loved one’s death. If you or your family is dealing with a wrongful death case, our personal injury law firm can offer support. 

When someone is killed because of the negligent act of another person or a company, the family of the deceased person can bring two types of claims: a wrongful death claim and an estate claim.

In wrongful death claims, the family can recover the “full value of the life” of the person who died. Under Georgia law, the full value of the life has a non-economic intangible part. For example, the value of time spent with family and friends. There is also a tangible economic factor, like the money the deceased would have earned.

In an estate claim, relatives can recover for other types of damages, such as the pain and suffering that the deceased experienced. Wrongful death cases can be especially tough on families. Fatal accident law firms in Georgia can be there to support you through this tough time.

Our law firm specializes in dealing with fatal injury cases that arise as a result of a car accident or even a fatal shooting and assault. A wrongful death lawsuit can be complicated. That’s why we offer a free consultation with Georgia’s best personal injury lawyers.

Your attorney can help in all elements of your personal injury case, including drafting settlement letters to insurance companies and issuing subpoenas for witness testimony. They can also help you recover social security disability benefits if you’ve suffered a permanent disability as a result of your accident. 

Typical Injuries in a Jonesboro Personal Injury Case

Each injury claim is unique. Our continuous service to the Georgia community has allowed us to establish a track record of helping victims with multiple types of injuries. Here are some of the most recent injuries we have helped our clients obtain justice for.

  • Amputation
  • Back injuries
  • Birth trauma
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Neck injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal cord injuries
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We’re ready to advocate for anyone suffering any of the above injuries. Our law firm can also support those who have lost a loved one due to someone else’s actions. If this is you, you may be entitled to compensation for the victim’s funeral and interment costs, lost income, loss of companionship, loss of inheritance, emotional trauma, and other damages.

Frequently Asked Questions About Jonesboro Personal Injury Law

Injury accidents can dramatically change your life. The right injury attorney can support you through these challenging situations. T. Madden & Associates, P.C. specializes in representing those who have felt like no one cares about their rights. We are committed to black excellence in our service to our community and through seeking justice according to Georgia law. 

Feel free to call us about a free consultation right away. These are no-obligation, and you don’t pay anything unless we win in your favor. If you’re still unsure, read on for the most common questions we get from Jonesboro victims each day:

How do you establish negligence in Georgia?

Georgia is an “at fault” state. This means the individual who causes an injury is responsible for paying damages to the injured party. Additionally, Georgia courts may reduce the total amount of recoverable compensation for the prevailing party based on their percentage of fault. 

To establish negligence, you need to show the defendant owed you a duty of care. In many circumstances, such as driving a car, owning a property the public can access, or serving as a doctor, there is a pre-established duty of care. You will use various pieces of evidence from the accident to establish negligence.

What are the criteria to establish negligence in GA?

Jonesboro plaintiffs must satisfy the following criteria to demonstrate negligence in personal injury cases: 

  • The defendant owed a duty of care not to cause harm
  • The defendant breached said duty
  • The breach caused injury to the plaintiff 
  • The defendant should’ve reasonably inferred that said acts or omissions were likely to cause injuries
  • The injured party can prove that they suffered actual damages
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How can your law firm prove negligence when I’ve suffered injuries in an accident?

The following can be used to establish negligence in an accident claim:

  • Background checks 
  • Driving records
  • Expert testimony concerning the cause and extent of your injuries 
  • Medical bills
  • Medical records
  • Photos of the accident scene
  • Photos of damaged property
  • Photos of injuries
  • Physician, surgeon, staff, or other professional’s credentials or disciplinary records
  • Product labels or warnings
  • Proof of lost wages from time off work due to recovery
  • Proof of future loss of income due to temporary or permanent disability
  • Statements from witnesses at the scene of the accident 
  • Video footage from street cameras or witnesses

If you require a law firm that has experience representing car accident victims, then look no further than T. Madden & Associates, P.C. Our accident injury law firm can help you gather the evidence needed to support your claim. We can help you to identify the negligent parties, describe and document your injuries for the judge or jury, and credibly prove someone negligently harmed you.

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