Lawrenceville Personal Injury Lawyer

LAWRENCEVILLE PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER

Our Lawrenceville injury lawyers are available for consultations and meetings at 154 Stone Mountain Street, Lawrenceville, Georgia 30045. Our office is located within walking distance from the Gwinnett Justice & Administration Center, Gwinnett County’s courthouse.  The courthouse is located at 75 Langley Drive, just half a mile from our office.

Personal Injury Lawyer for Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County

As the city of Lawrenceville continues to expand and grow, it is important to know a personal injury attorney that you can trust. That is especially true as increasing traffic leads to car accidents and the nearness of major highways like Interstate 85 and Georgia 316 leads to tractor-trailer accidents.  Having a firm that is respected by defense law firms and judges makes a difference.  Our Lawrenceville injury lawyers understand the dynamics of a changing city, community, and subsequently, the shifting jury dynamics.  We understand the influx of new people to Gwinnett County, and the new views of the courtroom and the civil justice system that those people bring.

We could tell you more about ourselves, but our clients say it best.

Lawrenceville and Gwinnett County

Lawrenceville is one of the fastest growing cities in Georgia. Located in Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville is home to the Gwinnett Braves, Georgia Gwinnett College, and the Aurora Theatre.  Nearby cities include Duluth, Norcross, Buford, Snellville, Lilburn, and Suwanee.

It is relatively close to the University of Georgia, where our Lawrenceville injury lawyers graduated from law school.  Lawrenceville is also home to an excellent hospital, Gwinnett Medical Center, and the spacious Gwinnett County Justice and Administration Center where the county’s courts are located.  Gwinnett residents are fortunate to have excellent judges presiding over cases.

Jeb Butler with a happy client after a successful car accident trial in the State Court of Gwinnett County, which is based in Lawrenceville.

The Gwinnett County Justice Center at 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville GA is a large, modern courthouse with plenty of space and modern amenities.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Action

Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, it doesn’t hurt to see him or her in action!  Below are a few video clips of our trial lawyers trying cases to juries or taking depositions to use at trial.

This closing argument clip comes from a wrongful death car accident case in which a young boy lost his life.  The jury returned a verdict of $150 million.

When terrorists overseas used a large commercial truck to attack a crowd, news reporters called our firm for expert analysis of the truck.

In this car accident trial in Atlanta GA, our client was sitting at a traffic light when her car was struck in the rear by a drunk driver—while her two-year-old daughter was in the back seat.  During opening statements, we described the wreck to the jury.

Lawrenceville Car Accident Lawyer

A car accident can change your life in a flash.  Serious injuries result in pain, suffering, and costly expenses. Neck, back, and spinal injuries are common. Death can shatter a family and leave people feeling lost. It is crucial you have a personal injury attorney who is there to help you through your recovery process, and who you can rely on for sound advice. Our Lawrenceville car accident attorneys understand what it means to be there for their clients. We deliver top-caliber service to the men, women, and children we have the honor of helping.

We understand auto insurance, and we know the tricks that insurance companies use to get out of paying the amount that they should.  For instance, we know that insurance companies frequently try to record people who have been hurt in hopes of getting something that the insurance company can use against them later, and we know that insurance adjusters sometimes pretend to be an injured person’s friend when what they really want to do is pay as little as possible.  We pursue liability insurance policies, UM insurance policies, and resident relative polices—and we often find insurance that our clients didn’t even know they had.

Lawrenceville Truck Accident Lawyer

Truck accidents are different than car accidents for a few reasons.  First, they tend to have different results.  Tractor-trailers, box trucks, and other commercial vehicles are larger than other cars on the road, so the injuries caused in trucking accidents tend to be more severe.  When a tractor-trailer weighing 80,000 pounds collides with a car that weighs 5,000 pounds, the car is not a good place to be.

Second, they’re different from a legal perspective.  Our firm has handled many truck accident cases, and the trucking company often tries to convince the judge that while the truck driver is responsible, the trucking company is not.  That argument is almost always wrong, both because the truck company has often hired or failed to train a dangerous driver, and because the truck company is liable under the doctrines of “vicarious liability” or “respondeat superior.”  We have confronted this issue, written briefs on it, and gotten trucking companies to admit that they were responsible.

A truck accident lawyer knows to investigate not only the collision, but the truck driver.  In this deposition, we cross-examined the vice president of the commercial truck company—and look what he admitted in the end.

Although trucking companies usually deny responsibility at the beginning, cross examining the truck company owner—like in this video clip—sometimes straightens things out.

If We Aren’t the Right Fit, We’ll Find a Lawyer Who Is

Our Lawrenceville injury attorneys are experienced in handling motor vehicle collisions, helping crime victims, and fighting back against dangerous products. If you or a loved one has been harmed and need a personal injury lawyer in Gwinnett County, talk with us to see if we are a good fit for you. If we aren’t the right fit for your particular case, we’ll share with you the names of other good Lawrenceville injury lawyers we recommend.

Lawrenceville Office

154 Stone Mountain Street
Suite 250
Lawrenceville, GA 30045
T: 678-400-6166
jeb@butlerfirm.com

Gwinnett County News Updates

17-year-old D’Shawn Garrison was arrested and released after being accused of rape. Garrison who had a track-record of involvement in crime, including armed robbery and carjacking, was arrested on May 5th after a police chase. While he was being taken into custody, Garrison escaped. A few days later, Garrison grabbed a 54-year old woman while she was running and raped her in her front yard. The 17-year-old was arrested, and two days later, was released after his bond was set for $17,500. Garrison is looking at being indicted again within 30 days and this time, remain in custody until his hearing.

Gwinnett County police are looking for man accused of filming a father and his young son using the public bathroom at a local park. Three boys witnessed the man putting his cell phone under the bathroom stall and recording a video of a father and son in the adjacent stall. The father and son were from the Little League team that plays at Dacula park on Monday nights. Witnesses say the perpetrator was a heavy-set Caucasian man with black hair and a goatee. Parents and locals are on the lookout for the suspect.

Officers arrested 20-year-old Andrew Mize on March 15th for aggravated assault and false imprisonment. Mize was suspected of strangling, assaulting and holding a woman against her will in his home. Officers were called out to the neighborhood after a domestic violence call. They found a woman who said she was being held against her will inside the home with a guard dog and a gun pointed her. The SWAT team attempted negotiating with Mize for several hours until they were finally able to arrest him. Mize is being held in Hall County jail without bond.

A jury convicted Christopher Mcnabb and Cortney Bell this week after the two were accused of murdering their newborn baby in 2017. The couple was accused of killing their 15-day-old baby, hiding her body, and reporting her missing two years ago. McNabb was sentenced to life in prison without parole and Bell sentenced to 30 years.

Gwinnett County police are working with Ring Inc. to gain access to the smart doorbell system. The system uses cameras to allow home owners to see and communicate with those outside their doorstep. The Gwinnett County commissioners and local police are hoping that utilizing Ring will help them better monitor crime in the area. Ring is planning to make their app free to all Gwinnett county residents.

There were extended delays along SR 11/ US 129 on Friday May 10th as the Longstreet Bridge construction project commenced. E.R. Snell Contractor Inc. is overseeing the construction of the Longstreet Bridge that is expected to be complete by September 2020. The bridge will replace the already existing Chattahoochee and Bells Mill Bridge over East Fork Little River.

On May 8, 2019, a street in Lawrenceville was closed due to a hazardous gas leak. A one-fifth mile stretch of Collins Hill Road between Old Peachtree Road and Collins Glen Court in Lawrenceville was closed between 3-6pm due to a dangerous gas leak. The Gwinnett fire department was able to contain the leak and no evacuations were necessary.

A Gwinnett County man killed himself after being convicted of murdering his special needs son. Fiori Erdem killed his 12 year-old son on November 16, 2015 and made an unsuccessful attempt to commit suicide that same day before he was arrested. Erdem had apparently “exhibited no signs of emotional distress or suicidal ideation” before walking up the stairs to the second floor of the Gwinnett County jail and leaping out a window. Gwinnett County jail is currently looking at reassessing their suicide prevention protocol.

In April, District Attorney, Danny Porter asked Gwinnett County Superior Court Judge to step down after hacking accusations. The judge claimed Porter hacked into her computer in the midst of complicated cases —one of which involves an infamous child sex offender. Porter denied all claims. The DA asked that the judge be removed from all cases brought by his office, questioning the judge’s ability to be impartial.

In March, Gwinnett County’s MARTA referendum failed to pass. The referendum proposed a plan to expand public transit in and throughout Gwinnett County. This was the most extensive vote to extend the current public transit system in the county in the last 30 years. Gwinnett county is no longer the quiet suburb it used to be, but is now filled with a diverse community of people and thriving businesses and shops. 25,000 residents cast ballots. The Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL) is now looking create a new public transportation plan across 13 counties, Gwinnett included. Project proposals will be considered in June.

A fiery crash of a county police cruiser closed the intersection of Scenic Highway GA 124 and Sugarloaf Parkway to thru traffic for several hours early on the morning of October 29th . Gwinnett County Police Department spokesperson Corporal Michele Pihera reports that her fellow officer appeared to have suffered a medically-related event and suddenly slammed into a nearby wall, whereupon his cruiser burst into flames. The police vehicle also knocked over a large tree alongside the roadway before coming to a stop. Responding officers quickly used fire extinguishers on the fire, and Pihera reported that the officer was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and sustained only minor injuries. It has been a sad time for all of Gwinnett County with the recent death of Officer Antwan Toney who was shot while investigating a suspicious vehicle near Shiloh Middle School in Snellville on October 20th.

A Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services news release reports that children playing with lighters have caused fire damage to two homes in the area on the same day. On the morning of October 8th an active house fire was reported in the 800 block of Emerald Forest Circle SW in Lawrenceville, which caused extensive damages to the interior and exterior of the home and has displaced the family indefinitely.  A few hours later, crews responded to another fire call, this time in Duluth at The Heights at Sugarloaf Apartments, where minor smoke and fire damages were reported in the child’s bedroom but were quickly extinguished.  Luckily none of the children involved were injured, but youngsters and lighters are always a dangerous combination.  Fire Captain Tommy Rutledge reminds residents to be aware that during October, Georgia’s Fire Prevention Month, families should check their smoke alarms, educate their children about fire safety and discuss emergency plans for escaping and surviving a home fire.

A Gwinnett County law enforcement community is the proud recipient of a state award honoring their agency’s ongoing work to educate the public about the dangers of distracted driving.  Chief Roy Whitehead of the Snellville Police Department recently attended the 19th Annual Governor’s Challenge Awards and accepted the award on behalf of his whole department, and says he is “proud to work with these officers every day”. Throughout the year, the department works as a team to promote public safety by speaking about the dangers of distracted driving at schools, civic groups, the Citizens Police Academy, city events like Public Safety Night, and posting on all their social media platforms.  These concerted efforts to educate the public on new laws and safety tips have resulted in a much lower traffic accident rate involving distracted drivers in the city.  In other Georgia communities, approximately 20% of all traffic accidents involved distracted drivers, but in Snellville that number has been reduced to only 5% of all accidents, proof that this award-winning program is working.

 

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“Jeb and his team are extremely attentive. I was well informed throughout my entire legal process which helped me feel very comfortable. You’ll not find a more caring law team then [Butler Law Firm].”

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