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
Antarious “Phat” Caldwell, 25, a member of the Gangster Disciples was arrested by FBI and convicted of federal charges. Caldwell, who federal authorities allege was a “HATE Committee” enforcer for the gang. The Gangster Disciples is a highly-structured national gang which originated in the 1970s in Chicago. Caldwell’s role was as a member of the “Hate Committee,” which serves as the organization’s enforcement arm. His charges include multiple racketeering conspiracies including murder.
Police arrested Jermaine Stiggers, 28, on May 21st after a domestic violence incident. Police were called to a home off Joy Lake Road in Lake City and caught Stiggers running away upon their arrival. Stiggers was charged with second-degree criminal damage to property, criminal trespass and battery (family violence). No details about the incident that prompted the charges were released and his bond is set at $27,000.
On Tuesday, May 14, an asphalt worker was hit and killed on the side of Tara Boulevard. Police shut down the highway between McDonough and Lovejoy for several hours after a worker who was repaving the road with a crew was hit by a red Dodge Ram truck. The driver of the truck cooperated with police and no charges have been filed at this time.
Over the weekend, a man was freed from prison for aggravated assault and was arrested again on Monday after a carjacking attempt. Richard Parham was released from the Georgia Department of Corrections facility on Saturday morning. A few days later, Parham was at Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport and attempted to take a vehicle by force outside the lower level of the Terminal South parking deck. A woman said she had stepped out of an Uber when a man quickly slid into her driver’s seat. Parham was eventually arrested and is being held in the Clayton County jail.
There was a pile-up of cars on I-75 North after an accident on Mother’s Day. 11 people were injured in a multi-car collision between Exits 233 and 235. The 11 patients included eight adults and three children. All were transported to the hospital, thankfully, no one was seriously injured. Over 50 cars were involved in the crash, but investigators still haven’t determined the cause of the accident.
On May 10th, 19-year-old Christopher Cortez Young was arrested for shooting and killing a man at a gas station. The two had an argument around 11pm outside the 24-hour Shell gas station before Young gunned the man down as he was sitting in his car. The victim was shot dead in his black SUV. Young is currently being held at the Clayton County jail without bond.
Authorities found 97 pounds of marijuana and THC vape pens in luggage at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Two out of the three suspected smugglers were arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance. This certainly isn’t the first time smugglers have tried to get past security at the airport.
On May 8th, a young woman shot and killed another driver near Forest Parkway. Hannah Payne, 21, was charged with murder for killing Kenneth Herring, 62. Payne followed Herring for after Herring hit another vehicle and sped away. Payne for reasons unknown, follwed Herring in anger and the two struggled over Payne’s pistol. Herring was shot in the stomach and died. Damage to the vehicle that was hit was minor and no one was injured.
Clayton County Police arrested four suspects on May 7th for breaking into vehicles. A woman called police on Tuesday night after seeing four individuals breaking into her husband’s car in the driveway. The woman heard multiple shots fired and the suspects drove away in a black Sedan. Police were able to find the suspects near a gas station off of Highway 138 in Riverdale. No bond was set on any charge for each adult suspect.
On April 30th, a woman shot and killed her ex-boyfriend after he broke into her home. The woman told police her ex-boyfriend broke into her home and they had gotten into a fight. The woman was found hiding in her bedroom, her ex laying facedown on the ground when police arrived.
“[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….”