Yes. We regularly handle lawsuits in Macon, Warner Robins, Atlanta, and throughout the state of Georgia.
Do you handle cases in any other states?
Yes. We have handled cases in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama. We are always willing to consider taking on a case in other locations.
What if I can’t come to your office? Will you meet me at my home or somewhere else?
Yes. We always prefer to meet new clients in-person, however, we realize that sometimes that is not an option. When this happens, we will travel to meet with prospective clients anywhere of their choice. We are also willing to do a telephone conference if an in-person meeting is out of the question.
During your initial consultation, our attorneys will evaluate your case and decide if it is something our firm will be able to help with. We will then build a strategy for your defense that will maximize your chances of success. We ask that for your consultation, please bring any documents or supporting evidence you may have that will help the attorneys better evaluate and understand your claim.
How does a civil lawsuit get started?
To begin a civil lawsuit, we file a Complaint with the clerk of court that states the facts of your case.
What happens after I file my Complaint?
After a Complaint is filed, the defendant is served and instructed on how to file an answer. During this time, we conduct discovery, which is the legal process for investigating the facts of your case in order to obtain important information related to the case. Subsequently, we may file motions and conduct several pre-trial hearings.
What should I do after being sued?
Once served with a lawsuit, it is important to consult an experienced litigation attorney as soon as possible. Defendants must file a response to the lawsuit with limited time to respond, and failing to do so within the allotted time limits can lead to a default judgment against the defendant.
Will my civil lawsuit go to trial?
Many civil complaints settle before the need of going to trial.
What will you charge to handle my case?
Fees vary upon many factors such as the type of case, details of the case, and the spectrum of work that may be associated with it. We are happy to discuss any legal fees with potential clients and together come up with an appropriate fee arrangement.
How long will it take before I can expect to get a result in my case?
It is difficult to predict how long it will take to get a result in any given case. Numerous factors influence the length of time which is required to conclude a case. Depending on if a lawsuit is filed, the type of case and the details of the case, the time it might take to get results can vary from a few months to several years.
What is the difference between a “Contingency Case” and a “Contract Case”?
Under contingency fee arrangements, the client is not charged for any legal services until monetary damages are recovered as a result of a settlement, or some other means.
Under contract fee arrangements, the client and the attorney draw up a contract that details the hourly pay rate for which services will be rendered and monthly invoices would be sent out. Depending on the type of case and the work involved, a flat fee may be arranged during which the client would pay an agreed upon fixed retainer fee.
It is important to contact an attorney who can help you evaluate your case and determine your course of action immediately. Of course, you should focus on recovering from your injuries and getting the medical attention you need. Be sure to note any medical care you receive and facilities you may visit. It is crucial that your attorney knows about all of the medical treatment you receive in order to ensure you receive adequate compensation.
Should I talk to my insurance adjuster after an accident?
Before you speak with your insurance adjuster, it is in your best interest to talk to an attorney who can advocate on your behalf and ensue that the insurance company treats you fairly. Always remember that your insurance adjuster also has a job to do, which is to save the company money, therefore, they may try to get you to accept a settlement that may not fully compensate you for your damages.
Business / Contract Law
There are many factors you may want to consider when drafting a contract. If you need a contract which will hold up in court and has all of the appropriate provisions, then it is in your best interest to contact an attorney.
What does a “breach of contract” consist of?
A party breaches a contract when they break its end of the deal or fails to fulfill its contractual obligations.
What can I do if someone breaches a contract?
If another party breaches the contract, you can go to court to try to collect any damages or require the other party to comply with the contract. However, many contract disputes can be settled out of court.