Personal Injury Attorney in Jonesboro

We believe in happy clients. That means winning settlements and jury trials. It also means communication—and that means answering our client’s questions, and updating our clients even when they haven’t asked yet. We have had many happy clients in Clayton County and Jonesboro. Our personal injury lawyers are available for meetings and consultations in our office at 21 Lee Street, Jonesboro GA 30236.

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Personal Injury Lawyer in Jonesboro, Clayton County

We handle lawsuits arising from car accidents, truck accidents, shootings, and rape or sexual assault in the Clayton County and Jonesboro area. But you won’t see us on billboards or in television commercials. That’s not who we are—instead of having thousands and thousands of cases with hundreds of cases per lawyer, we take only a few cases so that we can give our full attention to the clients we represent. That means that we can actually talk with our clients and make sure we’re meeting their needs. It also means better results—i.e., bigger settlements and verdicts—on the cases handled by our injury firm. Some lawyers in Jonesboro are all bark and no bite. Not us. We are perfectly willing to file lawsuits, litigate the cases, and go to trial with our clients—and the insurance companies know that, which is a good thing for our clients.  We have tried many cases to verdict in the Clayton County courthouse in Jonesboro. We could tell you more about ourselves—and if you keep scrolling down, we will. But first, our clients say it best.

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Butler Kahn

21 Lee Street, Suite 250 Jonesboro, GA 30236

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Jeb and his firm represented my family when my mom was paralyzed in a rollover. From the very beginning my family was put at ease in such a time of turmoil. Jeb and his firm always kept us well informed through the entire process by never hesitating to contact/meet with us. From day one Jeb was extremely diligent in working on this case. He was sure to not over look any details, and was prepared for anything that could come his way during the case. Overall Jeb was quite an asset to my family in winning our case.

- KAREN

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Car Accident Lawyer in Clayton County

When another driver crashes into you, things change in a flash. You may experience pain in your neck and back and may find that pain radiates from your spine to other parts of your body. In serious collisions, permanent disability can occur or someone can be killed. You may miss work. Family members who depended on you for financial or emotional support may not know where to turn. We know car accident cases. Butler Kahn has filed, settled, and tried many car accident cases, and we know the tricks that the insurance companies play. We have seen insurance companies try to take recorded statements from victims, hoping to find something to use against that person later.  We have seen insurance companies pretend to be friendly to the person who was hurt—even claiming that the insurance company wants to pay the claim—when what the insurance company really wants is to close the file and pay less than they should. We fight for our clients. Many law firms that advertise on billboards talk big, but they don’t back it up. Most of those billboard advertisers won’t return their client’s phone calls and have paralegals who handle hundreds of cases at a time. They settle cheap, then move on to the next case. At Butler Law, that’s not how we operate. Our Jonesboro personal injury lawyers handle approximately 15 cases per lawyer, so we can give each client the personalized attention he or she deserves. When we say we fight for our clients, we mean it.

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Truck Accident Lawyer in Clayton County and Jonesboro

When big trucks share the road with small cars, bad things can happen—because when an 80,000-pound truck collides with a 5,000-pound car, the car is a bad place to be. Truck accident cases call for truck accident lawyers. Truck accident cases are different than car accident cases for a few reasons. For one, the trucking company usually blames its own driver but claims that the company is not responsible.  But the truck company is responsible, and at Butler Law, we win that argument almost every time. We have written multiple briefs on the subject and cross-examined truck company owners and their ‘safety directors’ about it. The truth is that the truck company is almost always responsible for two reasons:

  • The truck company is liable for its driver’s misconduct under the legal rules of “respondeat superior” and “vicarious liability,” and also under the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations.
  • The truck company often hired a driver who should not have been allowed behind the wheel of a tractor-trailer, or the trucking company failed to train that driver to operate a commercial truck safely.
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Truck accident cases are also different than car accident cases because of the insurance involved. In many car accident cases, we have to look hard to find all the available insurance, such as liability insurance, underinsured motorist insurance, and resident relative insurance. But in a truck accident case, the trucking company is required by law to have a larger insurance policy. Most trucks that operate in multiple states must have at least $750,000 in liability insurance. With so much money at state, trucking companies and their insurers hire smart defense lawyers and fight hard.  It often takes an experienced truck accident lawyer to win. 

Wrongful Death Cases in Clayton County and Jonesboro

No case is more serious than a wrongful death case. But they do arise, in Clayton County and Jonesboro like anywhere else. If you or your family is dealing with a wrongful death case, we would like to first offer our sympathy and condolences. If you or your family is dealing with a wrongful death, you probably came to this website for legal information. The law in this area varies significantly from state to state. Below are a few bullet points about Georgia wrongful death law.

  • If someone is killed through the wrongful or negligent act of another person or a company, the family of the deceased person usually brings two types of claims: a wrongful death claim, and an estate claim.
  • In the wrongful death claim, the family can recover for the “full value of the life” of the person who died, measured from the point of view of the deceased.
  • Under Georgia law, the “full value of the life” has an intangible part (like the value of time spent with family and friends) and a tangible part (like the money the deceased would have earned).
  • In the estate claim, the family can recover for certain other types of damages, such as the pain and suffering that the deceased experienced.
  • Although the time limit can be longer or shorter in special situations, in general, a Georgia wrongful death lawsuit should be brought within two years of the date of death.
  • A person does not have to be the administrator of the deceased’s estate to bring a wrongful death lawsuit in Georgia.

Wrongful death cases arise most commonly from car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, or shootings. For more detailed information about wrongful death cases in Georgia, see our Wrongful Death FAQ page. Contact our Jonesboro wrongful death lawyer today.

 
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Sexual Assault Lawyer in Jonesboro, Clayton County

When an attacker sexually assaults a victim, the attacker takes something that can never be returned. But that doesn’t mean the victim can’t fight back. At Butler Law, we empower victims to take control and go after their attackers. Our firm has handled sexual assault and rape cases against attackers and the organizations that allowed the attacker to do what he did. We have handled cases in which minors were sexually abused at school, in which pastors sexually abused fifteen-year-olds, and in which companies that were supposed to provide therapy sexually exploited the very people they were supposed to care for. These are hard cases. We know it is not easy for victims to come forward, so we are here to help when they do.  Many times, sexual assault cases settle before they have to be filed with the court. Often our clients want the case handled quietly and privately, and if that is what our clients want, that’s what we’ll do. However, when and if our clients want to do it, Butler Law files sexual assault cases and takes the fight to the attacker in court.

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Clayton County and Jonesboro Attorneys in Action

Here is a 360-degree tour inside of our Jonesboro personal injury law firm offices. 

 It never hurts to see your lawyer in action. Below are a few video clips showing our Jonesboro personal injury attorneys taking depositions or trying cases to juries.

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In this case, which we filed in the State Court of Clayton County, a commercial vehicle company hired a bad driver, did not train him, and then put him behind the wheel of a commercial truck. In this video clip, we took the deposition of the company’s vice president—and look what he admitted at the end! This trucking case settled against the company on the first day of trial for $460,000.

 

Clayton County and Jonesboro

The city of Jonesboro was the setting for Tara, the main setting for Margaret Mitchell’s famous novel. It was also the city where many scenes from the 1977 film Smokey and the Bandit were filmed. Originally called “Leakesville” in 1823, the city later changed its name to “Jonesborough.” The spelling was later changed to Jonesboro. As the county seat, Jonesboro is also home to the historic Clayton County Courthouse which was built in 1898. However, both the State Court and the Superior Court of the Clayton County Judicial Circuit are held at the Harold R. Banke Justice Center which was opened on November 6, 2000 and is located at 9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro, GA 30236. It has 18 courtrooms, and is also home to the Clayton County Sheriff’s Department. (The Probate Court remains at the original courthouse located at 121 South McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236.)

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In this car accident trial in Atlanta GA, our client was struck in the rear by a drunk driver—while her two-year-old daughter was in the back seat. In opening statement, we described the wreck to the jury using the present tense.

 

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$150 Million Landmark Wrongful Death Verdict

Butler Kahn secured a $150 million jury verdict against Chrysler for the family of a 4-year-old boy who was killed in a devastating crash in Georgia. Our firm held the giant automaker accountable for Remington Walden’s death and for failing to warn the public about dangers associated with its Jeep Grand Cherokee. Learn More

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If We Don’t Take Your Case, We’ll Help You Find a Lawyer Who Can

Because our firm devotes time and attention to each case we take, we only handle a select number of cases. If we can’t handle your case, we’ll help you find someone who can. We know other good lawyers who handle Clayton County cases, and can send you to the right place.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers handle a broad range of cases. We have the resources to investigate the case, gather the evidence, and fight for the highest possible settlement or verdict.

Car Accidents

Our car accident lawyers fight the big insurance companies — and we have a long track record of winning.

Truck Accidents

On the road, tractor-trailers can drive like bullies. In the courtroom, our attorneys turn the tables.

Motorcycle Accidents

We know how insurance companies treat motorcyclists after crashes. Our attorneys look out for you.

UBER & LYFT

Passengers and drivers of rideshare vehicles have special protections in an accident. Our lawyers know how to handle these complex cases.

Crime Victims

Our attorneys help people fight back. At Butler Kahn, we empower victims to hold their attackers accountable.

WRONGFUL DEATH

No lawsuit can bring a loved one back to life. But we can help your family hold the responsible party accountable.

Personal Injury Cases We Handle

Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers handle a broad range of cases. We have the resources to investigate the case, gather the evidence, and fight for the highest possible settlement or verdict.

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