What to do if you or a loved one were hurt by someone else in Georgia
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If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car wreck, motorcycle accident, boating mishap, tractor-trailer accident or suffered some other catastrophic personal injury near Atlanta, Georgia or in Fulton County, don’t hesitate to contact Charles Scholle. Mr. Scholle is a well-respected lawyer who has served the Atlanta area for two decades. He is not only passionate about helping injured individuals in Atlanta, but he also has the respect of his peers and the endorsement of his clients who have personally experienced his dedication.
There is absolutely no fee and no obligation during your initial consultation. We’ll provide you with important information about your case so that you can make the best decision. If you decide to hire us to handle your Atlanta injury case, you can rest easy knowing you are in the good hands of a compassionate and competent legal team that will fight tooth and nail to secure the best possible outcome in your case.
We serve clients throughout Metro Atlanta and the state of Georgia.
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Consult with a local injury lawyer who knows the Atlanta legal system and who is able to manage the fact-finding process to determine who is at fault for your injury. This is the first step in getting the help you need.
“…Every week, I experience a client who’s dealing with the worst time that they’ve ever had to experience. They’re injured. They can’t pay their medical expenses. They don’t know when they’re going to be able to work again.”
“…I always like the underdog. I always like representing the little guy. I don’t want to represent the corporation or the insurance company.”
“…We like to have a personal relation with our clients…because that helps us be better lawyers…and serve their interests.”
We’ve recovered over $75 million for our clients
Personal injury FAQs: questions and answers
Filing a personal injury lawsuit can be a confusing and scary thing. An experienced Atlanta accident attorney at Scholle Law can help guide you through this process step-by-step and answer any questions you might have.
Here are quick answers to a few of the most common questions our law firm receives from injury victims:
How long do I have to sue someone?
As in most states, Georgia places a time limit on civil claims, known as the “statute of limitations.” Most Atlanta personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within 2 years from the date of the injury. However, there are a number of exceptions that can shorten or extend this deadline. For instance, claims involving government entities, personal property damage, injury to a minor, fraud, medical negligence and strict liability may have special exceptions that affect the statute of limitations.
Once the statute of limitation expires, an injury claim is void and a plaintiff will no longer be able to pursue compensation — even if your case is strong. Georgia courts rarely accept a lawsuit filed after the statute of limitations has expired.
As a result, most attorneys will not accept cases that are within 6 months of the statute of limitations because they don’t want to be held legally liable for malpractice if something goes wrong during the short time period allowed for investigation, drafting, filing suit and serving defendants. Continue reading
How long will my personal injury lawsuit take?
Every case is different. Unsurprisingly, lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries and complex details will generally take longer to resolve than accident cases with minor injuries. In addition, every state and county can have different procedural rules that plaintiffs must follow, which impacts the longevity of a claim. For instance, some injury claims might be settled in a matter of months with careful negotiation, whereas others might take years to litigate in court.
For ethical reasons, we will need to meet with you to discuss the details of your case before we’re comfortable providing an estimate on how long your personal injury lawsuit will take. Any lawyer who tells you they know exactly how long your case will take without knowing the details isn’t being honest.
What’s the average settlement for a personal injury case in Atlanta?
Again, every case is different. Ultimately, the settlement amount you may be entitled to depends on many factors — including the type and severity of your injuries, damages you suffered (like medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, etc.), insurance policy limits and if you have legal representation, to name a few.
Here at Scholle Law, we’ve been able to secure verdicts and settlements ranging from $90,000 for a cyclist hit by a car in Gwinnett County, to $14 million for a medical malpractice victim who lost her sight due to negligent anesthesiologists — and everywhere in between. During your free consultation with Scholle Law, our experienced personal injury attorneys can calculate your damages and give you an estimate of how much your case is worth.
What percentage of personal injury cases go to trial?
A vast majority of civil cases are settled out of court. According to the US government, only 4-5 percent of personal injury cases go to trial, and 95-96 percent of cases are settled pretrial. Of the few cases that go to trial, a majority of plaintiffs end up losing — though cases that go before a judge statistically have a slightly better chance of being successful than cases that go before a jury.
That said, it’s important to understand that these statistics shouldn’t dictate what your best course of action might be. For instance, not all case settlements are fair for plaintiffs. If the other party is clearly liable for your injuries, then it would be a mistake to accept a low settlement offer out of fear of losing your case in court. Our lawyers can review your case and determine what’s in your best interests.
How much does a personal injury lawyer cost?
As with other common questions related to personal injury cases, the cost of hiring a lawyer depends on a number of factors such as the type of case, the size of the law firm you choose, whether or not your case goes to trial, and if the lawyer works on a contingency fee basis. While we can’t speak for other law firms, we can tell you that we are always upfront and honest about our pricing.
For starters, we will discuss your case with you for free. During your free initial evaluation, there is no obligation to sign a contract with us and we don’t charge anything for any subsequent work we perform to determine the value of your potential claim.
If we feel you have a good case, then we offer contingency fee arrangements in which our attorney’s fees are based upon a set percentage of the recovery we obtain in your case. Under this agreement, you won’t owe any attorney fees unless you are awarded money in a settlement or jury verdict. If nothing is recovered, then you do not owe any attorney fees. It’s that simple.
All of our fee agreements are in writing and fully describe the services that we will perform. We take the time to go over the fee agreement with our clients before they sign and welcome any questions or concerns. Continue reading
Atlanta: The Capital of the South
Atlanta, Georgia has been called “The Capital of the South,” and for good reason. As the largest city in Georgia and in the Southeast, both in terms of population and area, Atlanta is a top commercial, transportation and distribution hub. All of Georgia’s main government and federal buildings, as well as many major corporations, are headquartered in Atlanta.
The metro area consists of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta Statistical Area, a massive region comprising 28 counties. The counties that comprise and surround include: Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, Dawson, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Haralson, Heard, Henry, Jasper, Lamar, Meriwether, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding and Walton counties.
If you call Atlanta home, then you know how dynamic and vibrant this city is. In fact, that’s why many people love to live here. However, there are downsides to all of this activity. For starters, countless interstates, highways and streets crisscross the city like one big chaotic quilt, and traffic can be horrendous. As a result, compared to elsewhere in Georgia, Atlanta residents are more likely to be involved in car accidents and truck accidents.Whether you were hurt in an auto accident or another incident in Georgia, it’s important that you understand your legal rights when it comes to personal injury compensation.
If you’ve lost a loved one in an accident, then you may be entitled to justice, too, under Georgia’s wrongful death law. Personal injury law can be very complicated, though, which is why the team at Scholle Law has made it our mission to educate and inform Atlanta residents about their rights, responsibilities and possible remuneration.
If you or a loved one were injured in Atlanta, contact Charles Scholle to get the peace of mind you need to begin your financial recovery. There’s no need for you to suffer alone in silence. Enlist the help and support of an expert Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Scholle Law. We’ve helped many victims of accidents and injuries. Let us help you, too.