Jonesboro, Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer

Clayton County, Georgia Courthouse

The seat of Clayton County, Jonesboro (originally Leaksville) is home to about 4,200 people. It is located just 17 miles from Atlanta and, like many cities in the area, was founded as a railroad town. For history buffs, Jonesboro is perhaps best known as the last and most important battle of the Georgia Campaign of the Civil War. The fall of Jonesboro directly led to the fall of Atlanta.

The devastation of this battle was captured through the eyes of Scarlett O’Hara in Margaret Mitchell’s classic masterpiece, Gone With the Wind. The story is set at Tara, a fictional plantation just outside of Jonesboro. 

While the plantation may not be real, you can still relive the magic of the story at the Road to Tara Museum. This museum, located in the 1867 Train Depot in downtown historic Jonesboro, exhibits factual Civil War history alongside props, wardrobe items, original manuscripts, and other rare Margaret Mitchell artifacts from the novel and film version of Gone with the Wind.

The museum, along with other sites in the area like the beach at Clayton County International Park that hosted beach volleyball at the 1996 Summer Olympics, draws tourists from all over. Tourists and locals alike tend to clog the roads, especially Interstate 75/85 which connects Jonesboro to Atlanta. When so many people visit and live in this small town, injuries are nearly unavoidable.

If you are injured in Clayton County due to someone else’s actions or negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. Charles Scholle and his team at Scholle Law have represented injury victims throughout Georgia for over 25 years. Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and, if they refuse to make a reasonable offer, we have the skills to successfully take them on in court.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Jonesboro personal injury lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.

Jonesboro Car Accidents

Bystanders describing the scene of an accident to the police officerThe number of vehicles involved in fatal accidents increased in Clayton County by almost 66% from 2015 to 2017. With roads connected to major interstate highways such as I-75/85, U.S. Route 41 (Tara Boulevard), and State Route 138, chances for serious accidents are on the rise as more drivers speed through the area.

Victims of auto accidents can sustain serious bodily harm such as internal bleeding, spinal injuries, concussions, and even amputations. Such injuries can lead to long-lasting emotional and physical trauma. Accidents caused by negligent drivers can also put a family under immense financial pressure. Furthermore, a lack of sufficient legal knowledge could lead to the victims being cheated out of their rightful compensation.

Jonesboro Motorcycle Accidents

In the United States, 80 percent of motorcycle accidents result in multiple grave injuries or even death. When these wrecks are caused by the actions or negligence of another person, bikers can file a lawsuit to recover their losses.

Often, the victim is unaware of possible legal processes and valid claims they can make in such instances. According to Georgia’s statute of limitations, you have two years from the time of the accident to file a lawsuit (with very few exceptions). If you wait too long to file a suit, you essentially forfeit your right to seek compensation.

Jonesboro Truck Accidents

Day cab white big rig semi truck with chrome fenders transporting cargo in dry van semi trailer running in convoy behind another semi truck driving on the interstate highway roadIn 2019, there were more than 500,000 reported semi truck wrecks across the country, resulting in nearly 4,500 fatalities. In Clayton County, there were 16 truck accident fatalities in Clayton County reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration between 2016 and 2020.

Residents and drivers in Jonesboro are at high risk of being involved in truck-related accidents due to the many major highways, interstates, and routes that run through Clayton County’s infrastructure. Truck accidents can lead to severe (and even fatal) injuries. These injuries may include swelling and bleeding of the brain, bone fractures, pelvic and spinal injuries, internal bleeding, or death.

Wrongful Death in Jonesboro

Losing a loved one suddenly due to another’s carelessness or negligence is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can have in their life. Wrongful deaths can be caused by medical malpractices, poor safety precautions, or even defective car parts.

Although it is a difficult time, building a strong case with assistance from an experienced, compassionate lawyer can help you recover compensation for your losses. While this money cannot heal the wound left by your loved one’s passing, it can help you recover financially so you have one less concern.

Speak to a Jonesboro Personal Injury Attorney Today

Whether you have called Clayton County home since the day you were born or you are just visiting for the weekend, there is always a risk of injury. The majority of such injuries are minor, requiring only first aid and a little rest. But if you or a loved one has suffered catastrophic injuries due to the actions or negligence of someone else, you have the right to file a lawsuit against them.

Charles Scholle and his team at Scholle Law have represented injury victims throughout Georgia for over 25 years. Our attorneys will negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and, if they refuse to make a reasonable offer, we have the skills to successfully take them on in court.

To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Jonesboro personal injury lawyer, call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today.