Were you or a loved one injured or killed in Duluth, Georgia?
Let Scholle Law secure compensation for you and your family.
Duluth is home to a diverse population and many thriving businesses. It’s intersected by several major highways, including Interstate 85, Georgia Highway 120, Georgia Highway 141 and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. There are many tractor-trailer warehouses and distribution points near the Duluth area. As a result, the prevalence of truck accidents in Duluth and Gwinnett County is higher than in other Atlanta suburbs. Likewise, its proximity to Lake Lanier makes Duluth residents more likely to be involved in a boating accident.
If you or a loved one were recently involved in such an accident, you probably have lots of questions. The good news is Duluth personal injury attorney Charles Scholle and his team have the answers you seek. For over 20 years, we’ve helped families in their greatest time of need. We have diligently represented Georgians, securing positive results for our clients. Because of our experience, we are well aware that what seems to be a minor accident or injury can result in a lifetime of pain, suffering and difficulty for the victim of an accident, as well as for that victim’s family.
When you consult with Scholle Law, we will discuss the details of your unique case at no charge and we will never charge an upfront fee for representation. Our fees hinge on the positive resolution of your case. If we don’t win, you don’t owe us. It’s that simple. Let us use our knowledge and experience to make an assessment of the likelihood of successful recovery in your case.
6340 Sugarloaf Pkwy, Suite 150
Duluth, GA 30097
In general, the statute of limitations for a Georgia personal injury case or wrongful death case is 2 years from the date of the injury or death. You must file suit by the statute of limitations date or your case is forever void. However, there are certain exceptions that can limit or extend that period.
Once the statute of limitations has expired, a claim is void. Courts almost never forgive a failure to file suit by the statute of limitations date. Because of this, most attorneys will not accept cases that are within 6 months of the statute of limitations date. Attorneys don’t want to be responsible for investigation, drafting, filing suit and serving defendants on short notice because if something goes wrong, that attorney could be held legally liable. Courts are very unforgiving on statute of limitations issues, and the rules are very complicated.
It’s important to speak to an attorney about your case sooner rather than later. Statutes of limitations are enacted because legislatures understand that evidence is perishable, memories fade over time and meritorious cases should be pursued with zeal. In this framework, a lawyer can do a more competent, professional job for a client if he or she has ample time to secure evidence and formulate his strategy.
How were you injured?
Charles Scholle and his team specialize in many forms of accident law, including:
Auto accident attorney in Duluth, GA
Accidents, crashes and collisions happen more often than you might think in and around Duluth. Car accidents alone occur every 30 seconds in the United States, ranging from minor “fender benders” to serious accidents with fatalities. When you consider the other types of accidents that occur, Americans are involved in injury-causing and fatal crashes at an alarming rate—even in relatively small cities like Duluth, Georgia.
While accidents happen on a daily basis here in Duluth, many people aren’t aware that they are entitled to compensation for their injuries—whether the injuries are minor or extend to something more severe like treatment after a brain injury. Additionally, they are entitled to compensation for losses that result from those injuries. Those losses can include everything from a loss of quality of life and an inability to perform daily functions, to the loss of an activity you may have enjoyed prior to your accident.
Just as each person is different, each case is different. Our Duluth accident lawyers can patiently and carefully guide you through an otherwise traumatic time in your life. Our reputation as a top-rated law firm in Georgia has earned us recognition far beyond Duluth and Gwinnett County, and we’ve skillfully represented clients throughout the metro Atlanta area. Whichever route you choose, Scholle Law has the knowledge, reputation and positive results to help guide you through this difficult time.
Motorcycle accident attorney in Duluth, GA
On average, an estimated 90,000 motorcyclists are injured in traffic accidents in the U.S. each year, and 5,000 are killed. Some of those motorcycle accidents occurred on Abbotts Bridge Road and Peachtree Industrial Road in Duluth, Georgia.
Unfortunately, motorcyclists as a whole are often perceived as reckless drivers because of only a handful of aggressive riders. But the reality is that motorcycle crashes most commonly occur when the driver of a car doesn’t see the motorcycle and hits them. In these cases, the insurance company representing the other driver wants the motorcyclist to settle quickly and for as little money as possible in order to avoid paying full financial support for severe injuries that may not surface until some time after the accident.
It’s for this reason injured motorcyclists should consult with a knowledgeable attorney before agreeing to a settlement.
If you or a loved one were involved in a motorcycle wreck, Duluth attorney Charles Scholle can give you the guidance you need. The repercussions of a motorcycle accident can often be overwhelming, ranging from catastrophic injuries like bone fractures and road rash to spinal cord injuries and brain damage. Aside from seeking medical care, the best step you can take immediately following a motorcycle accident is to contact an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer near you.
At Scholle Law, we will thoroughly investigate your case and give you legal guidance on what to do next. Our adept attorneys have experience dealing with motorcycle accident cases in Duluth and throughout Georgia.
Truck accident attorney in Duluth, GA
As part of Gwinnett County and Metro Atlanta, Duluth has more than its fair share of truck accidents due to its proximity to downtown and its location as a hub for the trucking industry. When a truck crash happens, the repercussions can be more severe than many other types of accidents. These often-fatal crashes are so dangerous because there are such great disparities in the weight and size of passenger vehicles and commercial trucks.
The causes behind truck crashes in and around Duluth are varied, but one fact does not change. That is, trucks are large and heavy, and they require more space and time to stop. When a truck is traveling at a high rate of speed such as a highway or interstate, especially if they are exceeding the speed limit based on road and weather conditions, dangerous and deadly collisions are more likely.
For example, what happens if you are in a vehicle in front of or near a truck that is traveling too fast and/or carrying heavy cargo when an unexpected large piece of debris appears on the road? If that truck needs to stop quickly, the truck driver will have a difficult time stopping quickly without hitting another vehicle (or yours). The accident could have been avoided had the truck not been traveling at excessive speeds, which means that “negligence” played a role.
Or, how often have you been driving on a road or highway and sensed a truck coming too fast behind you? Have you been behind the wheel and experienced a truck bearing down on your vehicle for no good reason but carelessness and poor judgment? Who should be held responsible when that truck hits your vehicle and causes you or your passengers harm?
The responsible parties in a truck accident can and should be held financially responsible for your injuries, your inability to work or earn a living temporarily or permanently, the injuries to your passengers, property damage and your pain and suffering. The truck driver, the truck owner or the operating company that is responsible for the truck and the driver can all be held liable under Georgia law. Generally, though, it’s the deep-pocketed insurance carriers that ultimately pays for your damages—and you better believe they’ll put up a fight. Often, the only way to secure your damages is to negotiate a settlement or take them to trial.
Duluth truck accident lawyers at Scholle Law are highly experienced in truck accident cases, and we have some of the highest ratings for ethics and excellence in law practice. We can help.
Wrongful death attorney in Duluth, GA
The loss of a loved one is nothing short of a tragedy for the family left behind. Although it can be difficult to discuss financial matters following the passing of a family member, it’s essential to plan for your family’s future as soon as possible. If you’ve lost a loved one because of someone’s carelessness, Duluth wrongful death attorney Charles Scholle can help.
Wrongful death happens when someone dies because someone else has been negligent. The death could be due to the use of a defective product, a fatal car accident, intentional violence or murder. No matter the cause, wrongful death leaves the surviving spouse and family dealing with financial and emotional hardship.
While emotional pain and grief must be processed in your own way, Georgia law allows dependents of the deceased individual to receive financial compensation for damages—including loss of financial support, services and other intangible qualities like companionship. The surviving family can also be reimbursed for medical bills for treatment that their loved one may have received before passing away.
By filing a wrongful death claim, we can help ensure that the person or company responsible for the death of your loved one is held responsible. Charles Scholle has years of experience. He can help you through the process of filing a wrongful death claim, and help you achieve some peace of mind during this traumatic time. Charles’ compassionate understanding of how to deal with this sensitive topic, as well as his zeal to fight for you and your family, will ensure that you get as much help as possible to recover and heal from the loss of your family member due to someone’s negligence.
This is a complicated question. The value of your case can ultimately be determined by a judge or jury. Cases are settled to avoid the risks of uncertainty associated with trials. The settlement value of your case is a function of many factors, including: a) the amount of your medical expenses, lost wages and other out of pocket costs; b) the measure of your pain and suffering, past present and future; c) the future prognosis given to you by your physician; d) punitive or intangible factors relating to bad behavior on the part of the defendant; and e) other case-specific factors.
It is sometimes difficult to quantify damages because many categories of damages can be subjectively determined, and different people could arrive at differing conclusions. It is part art and part science. You should have an experienced injury and wrongful death attorney evaluate your case to assist with a determination of relative value.
Local resources for Duluth, GA residents
Local legal resources
Duluth Police Department
3276 Buford Hwy
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 476-4151 (non-emergency)
Gwinnett County Public Schools
437 Old Peachtree Rd NW
Suwanee, GA 30024-2978
Gwinnett County Public Library
3480 Duluth Park Ln
Duluth, GA 30096-3257
Gwinnett Chamber Of Commerce
6500 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097
Northside Hospital Duluth
3620 Howell Ferry Rd
Duluth, GA 30096
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