JONESBORO PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
We have won many Clayton County settlements and jury trials. We know what makes our clients happy, and that’s what we do. Our lawyers are available for meetings and consultations in our office at 21 Lee Street, Jonesboro GA 30236.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Clayton County
Because Jonesboro has one primary arterial roadway, Tara Boulevard (Highways 19 and 41), traffic can get congested. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for negligent drivers to cause car accidents. And because Jonesboro and Atlanta are connected by four main interstate highways—I-75, I-85, I-285, and I-675—collisions with tractor-trailers or other commercial vehicles also occur. The high volume of traffic on Tara Boulevard and other major highway contributes to these motor vehicle collisions.
Our Jonesboro car accident lawyers have tried and won cases in front of Clayton County judges, and we have represented many car accident victims who have been seriously hurt in automobile accidents or criminal acts. For a free legal consultation on your rights, please call a car accident lawyer at our Jonesboro office and we’ll schedule a time to meet.
We could tell you more about ourselves—and if you keep scrolling down, we will! But our clients say it best.
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 Law Firm 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 clients’ 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 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.
Truck Accident Lawyer in Clayton County
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.
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 who 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.
In this truck accident case, the trucking company at first denied everything. The trucking company and its insurer refused to accept responsibility for anything. But in this video clip from the deposition of the trucking company owner, Butler Law got down to the heart of the matter.
Sexual Assault Lawyer in 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. However, when our clients want to fight publicly, we are here to help. When our clients want to do it, Butler Law files sexual assault cases and takes the fight to the attacker in court.
Jonesboro Attorneys in Action
It never hurts to see your lawyer in action. Below are a few video clips showing our Clayton County lawyers taking depositions or trying cases to juries.
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.
When terrorists overseas attacked a crowd of people using a commercial truck, news reporters came to Butler Law Firm for expert analysis of the commercial vehicle.
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.)
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.
The Clayton County Justice Center is at 9151 Tara Boulevard, Jonesboro GA 30236. It is a large, modern courthouse where the State and Superior Courts of Clayton County are based.
Our Clayton County office is located at 21 Lee Street, Jonesboro GA 30236, less than a mile from the Clayton County Justice Center.
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.
Clayton County News Updates
A fire broke out early Monday morning at a home on Daniel Drive in Clayton County. Dominique Hardy said he knew he had to do something when he saw flames from his neighbor’s trailer. He ran to the house, knocked on the door and jumped into action when he knew someone was still inside. Hardy jumped through the window and pulled the man to safety.
On the morning of June 27th, five men and two women were shot. Police were called to reports of shots fired around 600 block of Parkway Drive Northeast around 3 a.m. When they arrived, they discovered a large crime scene with multiple victims; of those victims, two are in critical condition and undergoing surgery, and the other victims are in stable condition. Police said the shooters took off in a dark and silver colored sedan. However, they are still investigating the facts.
An 18-year-old was accused of kidnapping and raping a woman in Clayton County. A woman was walking to a bus stop in the area of Flint-River Road and Glenwood Drive when she was attacked. The woman was kidnapped, taken to a wooded area and raped. The suspect, Thomas Bernard, was arrested Wednesday morning and is facing several charges.
“Butler Law Firm did an exceptional job in working with the medical providers and insurance companies in negotiating reduced settlement amounts from the medical vendors and maximum payouts from the insurance companies. Nine months later my case is in the final stages of settlement and the results are better than originally projected. I would highly recommend Butler Law Firm to anyone that needed accident litigation….”Stuart Clive