Were you injured in an accident in Snellville, Georgia?
Our law firm is ready to secure compensation for you and your family.
There’s no doubt about it, Gwinnett County has seen unprecedented growth in recent years. This newfound popularity and influx of people is happening all around the Atlanta metro region, and Snellville is no exception. Snellville’s ideal location, approximately 18 miles east of Atlanta and 45 miles west of Athens, at the intersection of U.S. Highway 78 and Georgia Highway 124, has allowed the town to prosper.
Regardless of how this growth affects our community, our team at Scholle Law will be there to serve the Snellville region. In fact, we’ve been a part of this community for many years, and we take great pride in providing our neighbors with expert legal advice and representation. For Snellville residents old and new, Scholle Law is the name to know when in-need of legal help. From car accidents to workplace injuries, our personal injury attorneys have your back when you need it most.From our law offices in Duluth, Perimeter, Decatur and downtown Atlanta, we serve residents of Snellville and communities throughout North Georgia. Visit our main office in Duluth, less than 20 miles north of downtown Snellville on Sugarloaf Pkwy.
What is the statute of limitations of my Georgia personal injury case?
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.
Personal injury practice areas we specialize in
Let’s take a look at some of the legal areas that we specialize in:
Auto accident attorney near Snellville, GA
It’s easy to think it’ll never happen to you, but the truth is that traffic-related mishaps are on the rise in Georgia. According to a 2016 National Safety Council report, traffic fatalities in the state increased 34% between 2014 and 2016. State officials cite the usual causes for this abnormal trend: high speeds, intoxication, and distracted driving.
It’s fair to say that we meet most of our clients immediately following one of these auto accidents. Sometimes the incidents are severe and traumatic, while other times they only result in minor injuries. Regardless, it’s important to contact our offices in the event of a collision with another vehicle.
Traffic accidents can cause serious injuries, missed time from work, substantial property damage, or prolonged mental anguish, especially when the incident involves high-speeds or large commercial vehicles. If you’re involved in a car accident through no-fault of your own, consulting an attorney is undoubtedly in your best interest. An experienced personal injury lawyer at Scholle Law will take these factors into consideration and argue for the best possible settlement on your behalf.
Truck accident attorney near Snellville, GA
The American Trucking Association likes to say, “Without trucks, America stops.” While there is some truth to this saying, what they don’t admit is that commercial trucks pose a huge risk on Georgia roadways—and this risk is only becoming greater as Snellville grows in size. As our region increases in popularity, so does local industry and commerce. We’re already beginning to see more freight and commercial traffic come through Snellville, and we believe these traffic accidents will only continue to rise.
Collisions with commercial trucks can result in serious injuries, catastrophic property damage, and even death. Despite the precautions and regulations aimed to minimize trucking-related injuries, collisions with these massive freight vehicles are still on the rise. These dangers are only heightened when the drivers that control these large machines are not fully alert behind the wheel.
Truck driver fatigue is an issue of growing concern on roadways across the country. In fact, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has passed regulations aimed to combat truck driver fatigue by limiting the number of daily hours a driver is allowed to operate their machine, capping the number of service hours per week and enforcing mandatory breaks with shorter driving intervals. Unfortunately, some commercial freight companies implement systems that promote the explicit violation of these regulations, such as incentivizing speedy deliveries.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a negligent truck driver, it’s important to understand your legal rights. Appropriately, if a claim were to be filed, the freight company is usually one of the primarily liable parties. Proving negligence in these cases is no easy feat, which is why victims should turn to an experienced legal professional at Scholle Law for help.
Medical malpractice attorney near Snellville, GA
For folks in Snellville and the surrounding areas, there’s often confusion surrounding medical malpractice claims. In a medical malpractice suit, a claimant entrusts their well-being and livelihood with a medical professional—perhaps their primary care doctor, nurse, or surgeon—and the medical professional’s negligence results in catastrophe.
What are some examples of medical malpractice?
According to a recent study, the majority of malpractice claims made against physicians were related to misdiagnoses. Errors in medication prescription were the second most common cause of malpractice cases, accounting for 5.6% to 20% of all filed claims.
Obviously, healthcare professionals aren’t expected to be mistake-free for the entirety of their professional career. However, legal action should be taken when they knowingly deviate from the standard protocol. For instance, with the extensive use of electronic medical records and documented patient histories, there should be no reason why prescriptions are incorrect. When a patient has a fatal allergic reaction to a wrongly-prescribed medication, someone must be held accountable.
If you believe you or a loved one may have been involved in a malpractice situation, contact the experienced medical malpractice attorneys at Scholle Law today. You shouldn’t bear the financial and emotional burden of a medical provider’s negligence.
Premises liability attorney near Snellville, GA
Premises liability (also called a slip-and-fall) is a type of personal injury claim an individual may pursue if they slip, trip, or fall on the premises of another and, as a result, suffer an injury. Slip and falls can occur virtually anywhere and some lead to significant injuries, especially for older individuals.
For example, torn carpeting, slick steps, inadequate lighting, cracked walkways, and slippery floors are all common conditions that may lead to an individual falling as a consequence of a property owner’s inattention or negligence. Over the years, we’ve helped Snellville residents pursue compensation in all kinds of premises liability cases.
However, proving your fall was directly caused by another’s negligence is surprisingly difficult, which is why it’s wise to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. A quality attorney can discern whether your accident may constitute a strong and legitimate legal claim.
Local resources for Snellville, GA residents
Local legal resources
Snellville Police Department
2315 Wisteria Dr SW
Snellville, GA 30078
(770) 985-3555 (non-emergency)
Gwinnett County Public Schools
437 Old Peachtree Road NW
Suwanee, GA 30024-2978
Gwinnett County Public Library
2740 Lenora Church Rd
Snellville, GA 30078
3025 Bethany Church Rd
Snellville, GA 30039
Gwinnett Chamber Of Commerce
6500 Sugarloaf Parkway
Duluth, GA 30097
Eastside Medical Center
1700 Medical Way
Snellville, GA 30078
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