Roswell Personal Injury Lawyer

Personal Injury Law Firm in Roswell GA

There are two types of personal injury law firms: those who take as many cases as they can and settle them fast, or those who take a small number of cases so that each case and client can have personalized attention.  You’ll find the first kind on billoards and daytime TV commercials.  You’ll find the second kind behind our door.

Our Roswell office is located within a short walking distance of the fabulous restaurants on Canton Street.  Our address is at 1255 Canton Street Suite E, Roswell, Georgia 30075.

Our Firm in Roswell: Our Philosophy

If you’re visiting this page because you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or wrongful death, then you should know a few things about us.

First, we care about our clients and work hard on our cases.  Most of the big advertising firms take hundreds of cases per lawyer and run their businesses by handling as many cases as they can, as fast as they can.  That’s how they pay for all those billboards and TV spots!  That’s fine for the lawyers, but not so good for the clients.

We work on the opposite end of the spectrum.  We take only a small number of cases, and spend time on each.  That means we can’t take every case that comes to us, but it also means that we can do top-quality work on each case, maximize the settlement or verdict in each case, and get to know our clients.  At the end of each day, we get to go home feeling good about the work we’ve done.

Second, we care about the world around us.  We have devoted a substantial amount of our firm’s profits to giving back and making the world a better place for ourselves, our children, and our grandchildren.

Roswell Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents are what we informally call “wheels accidents.”  It doesn’t matter what kind of wheels accident it is, the results are usually the same–serious injuries and serious pain.

Our Roswell personal injury lawyers have helped hundreds of victims of wheels accidents.  Our experience and our results is what sets us apart.  We have won cases in the courtroom, and have also settled cases when the circumstances called for settlement.

We understand how car insurance companies operate, and we know the tricks that insurance companies use to minimize what they should pay.  We also know how to find additional insurance that other lawyers may not know about. We pursue liability insurance policies, uninsured/underinsured motorist (“UM”) insurance policies, and resident relative polices—and we often find policies of insurance that our clients didn’t know they had.

Car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and truck accidents all involve vehicles and our lawyers know which laws to cite depending on what kind of wheels case it is.  We take the time to craft the right strategy in each case so that we can lay the foundation for a successful resolution.  Part of that strategy includes thinking about what questions to ask doctors and key witnesses, and deciding what documents to file with the court.

It is our client’s job to focus on getting better; it is our job to focus on the rest.

Roswell Pedestrian Accident Lawyer

Nature trails, rivers, and highly-rated restaurants make Roswell a pedestrian friendly city.  It’s not uncommon to see residents and tourists walking on Canton Street and around the city.

Pedestrians are supposed to cross the street in the crosswalk.  But even when pedestrians do what they’re supposed to do, drivers don’t always see them.

The Uniform Rules of the Road set out rules that govern all drivers.  Some of the rules that govern motorists and pedestrians include:

  1. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-91: motorists must stop their cars and yield to pedestrians who are walking in a crosswalk;
  2. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-93: motorists must exercise due care for pedestrians who are walking on the road;
  3. O.C.G.A. § 40-6-180: motorists must drive at a reasonable and prudent speed;
  4. O.C.G..A § 40-6-390: motorists must not drive recklessly.

At a minimum, all motorists must always keep a proper lookout ahead.

Unfortunately, motorists don’t always follow these rules. When they don’t, pedestrians suffer the consequences.  Our Roswell injury lawyers know which laws to apply and how to make insurance companies pay for pedestrian accidents so that our clients can make the best possible recovery.

Roswell Bicycle Accident Lawyer

Many Roswell residents enjoy spending time in the beautiful outdoors that Roswell offers.  For that reason it’s common to see outdoor enthusiasts cycling on Roswell’s roads and on trails.

Cycling providers a healthy and enjoyable exercise, and it gives people the chance to experience nature.

Unfortunately, cycling is not without its risks.  While cycling is supposed to be safe, that isn’t always the case, and bicycle accidents do happen.  Our Roswell injury lawyers understand the risks that bicycle riders face.  We understand that cyclists and motorists have rights.  When those rights are violated we know how to hold the offending parties and their insurance companies accountable.

Drivers owe a duty of care to bicyclists just as they do to anyone on the road. However, bicycling near motor vehicles carries risks. When a motorist doesn’t see a bicycle, the motorist may violate the bicyclist’s right of way.  Common causes of bicycle crashes occur when a motorist pulls in front of the bicyclist, swerves into the bicycle’s lane, illegally turns in front of the bicyclist or tries driving around a cyclist. Even when a motorist sees a bicycle, they may not respect their right to the roadway. Just because Georgia law requires motor vehicles to give bicyclists three feet when passing under O.C.G.A § 40-6-56, doesn’t mean everyone obeys the rules of the road.

If a motorist is responsible for your injuries when you are in a bicycle accident, you have a legal right to be compensated for your medical expenses and other losses. When you consult with our Roswell bicycle accident attorneys, we’ll give you advice and explain what options are available.

Getting compensated for your injuries is important.  Compensation for your injuries includes:

  1. Your medical expenses:  You are entitled to get reimbursed for all of your past as well as your future medical costs.
  2. Interference with normal living: You are entitled to compensation for injuries that prevent you from enjoying the activities you used to enjoy before the accident.
  3. Lost wages
  4. Loss of earning capacity
  5. Pain and suffering
  6. Punitive damages: If the other party was so reckless that their behavior warrants special damages, then under O.C.G.A. § 51-12-5.1 you can ask for “punitive damages.”

If you find yourself in a bicycle accident, the first priority is getting medical help.  If while at the scene of the accident you are able to speak with the driver who struck you then call 911 and get the driver’s insurance information. After you have spoken with police and gotten yourself checked out by the right medical professionals, consider consulting with a Roswell bicycle accident  lawyer.  Even if you decide not to hire a lawyer its in your interest to first speak with a lawyer who can prepare you for what you will likely be asked by the other driver’s insurance company’s representatives.

For more information about bicycle accidents in Georgia, visit our Bicycle Accident FAQ page.

Roswell Wrongful Death Lawyer

If you’ve come to this page seeking information about Georgia wrongful death law, we’d first like to offer our sympathy and condolences.  We are sorry for the tragedy that you and your family are going through.

Second, we’d like to offer a high-level overview of Georgia wrongful death law.  Wrongful death law varies significantly from state to state, but in Georgia, there are actually two types of claims typically made when a family takes action after the death of a loved one.

The first is a “wrongful death claim,” brought under Georgia’s wrongful death statute.  Georgia’s Wrongful Death Act requires the at-fault party to compensate the deceased’s family for the “full value of the life” of the person who died.  The “full value of the life” is measured from the point of view of the deceased, and it has two parts.  The first part is the intangible.  The intangible component of a wrongful death claim requires compensation for the parts of life that are hard to put numbers on, like the value of time with family and friends, the value of reaching personal milestones like graduation and marriage, and the value of the parts of life that we enjoy.  The second part is tangible, and includes things like the money that the deceased would have earned and the value of the household services that the deceased no longer performs for the family.

A wrongful death claim need not be brought by the Administrator of the deceased’s estate.  Georgia law generally requires that a family member bring the wrongful death claim, and although figuring out who should bring the claim can be complex, it is fairly clear under the Georgia wrongful death statute.

The second type of claim typically brought after the death of a loved one is the estate claim.  This claim, which is made on behalf of the deceased’s estate, allows  the heir or beneficiaries to collect damages for pain and suffering, funeral expenses, and certain other expenses.  The estate claim (unlike the wrongful death claim) must be brought by the Administrator of the decedent’s estate.

Typically, both the wrongful death and estate claims should be brought within two years of the death.  That time period can be longer if there was (or could have been) a criminal prosecution in connection with the death, and it could be shorter if there is a governmental entity at fault.  A spouse’s loss of consortium claim has a longer statute of limitations, but the loss of consortium claim is usually brought alongside the wrongful death and estate claims, so in practice, it is normally filed within two years.

For more about Georgia wrongful death law, see our Wrongful Death FAQ.

Roswell Sexual Assault and Rape Lawyer

Sexual assault and rape are hard to talk about.  But they’re important.

Victims of rape and sexual assault have a hard time coming forward.  Most never do.  It takes a lot of courage.  Most victims of sexual assault and rape wish they could forget, wish it had never happened, and worry that if the do come forward with the truth, they won’t be believed.  They worry that they’ll be attacked for speaking out, and thus victimized again.  Coming forward after a sexual assault or rape is an act of bravery.  When victims do come forward, it is usually from a desire to make sure the attacker can’t victimize anyone else, and to make the attacker confront the consequences of his (or her) actions.

When a victim of sexual assault or rape hires us, our first job is understand our client’s goals.  Many want to handle the situation quietly and privately.  Others want to publicize the attacker’s name.  We respect the wishes of our clients, whatever they are.  Our job is to give our client a voice, and help our client fight back.

In many sexual assault or rape cases, there is more than one party at fault.  If the sexual assault or rape occurred at an apartment or hotel, and the owner or operator of the apartment or hotel knew there was an ongoing crime problem but failed to provide security for the tenants or guests, the apartment or hotel may bear responsibility for the rape or sexual assault.  We have handled cases where medical facilities—even facilities that were supposed to provide psychiatric help to underage girls—allowed their residents to become victims of sexual crimes.  We have handled sexual assault and rape cases against churches whose pastors sexually abused underage parishioners and schools whose teachers were caught on camera having sexual relations with students under their supervision.  Unfortunately, sexual assault and rape can happen anywhere.

For more information about sexual assault or rape lawsuits, visit our Sexual Assault & Rape FAQ.

Personal Injury Lawyer for Roswell and Surrounding Areas

Roswell is one of the top ten most populated cities in Georgia.  Roswell lies just north of Atlanta.  It shares its borders with the cities of Milton, Alpharetta, Johns Creek, Peachtree Corners, and Sandy Springs.

Roswell residents are fortunate to live in a city that has easy and fast access to everything outdoors.  The Chattahoochee Nature Center is a vast forest with 127 acres.  It offers hikers and cyclists four nature trails to explore.  The nature trails travel across wetlands and woodlands. With trails like the Big Creek Greenway, and rivers including the Chattahoochee River, Roswell residents take advantage of what nature offers.

In 2010 CNN named Roswell number 76 in its list of Top 100 Places to Live in the US.  And there’s good reason for that: Roswell has 22 parks with 918 acres of active and passive parkland and facilities.

It has been ranked one of the safest cities to live in the US according to City Crime Rankings, and Atlanta Magazine has twice chosen Roswell as the best place to live in the Metro-Atlanta area.

For all of these reasons we chose Roswell to open our Roswell personal injury law firm.

Welcome to Our Roswell Office

Welcome to the building!

We offer free parking in an open parking lot.

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Our Law Firm welcomes you as you enter the building.

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We often meet with our clients in the conference room.

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The reception area is inviting and comfortable.

Know Who You're Hiring

Before you hire a personal injury lawyer, make sure you do your research.  You want a fighter who knows what it takes to build your case.  Below are three video clips of our Roswell trial lawyers that either show what our lawyers do to build a case for trial, or what we do to fight for victims of crime.

Butler Law Firm attorney reviewed all of the medical records ahead of time so that there would be no surprises at the orthopedic surgeon’s deposition.  

Jeb traveled to New York to depose a security guard who had failed to provide proper security at an apartment complex.  

Our firm fights for victims of sexual assault.  Jeb was asked to speak at the Georgia General Assembly on the importance of laws that help victims of abuse.

If We Can't Help, We Will Refer You to a Lawyer Who Can

We pride ourselves on providing exceptional service and delivering first-class results.  Our Roswell injury attorneys have the tenacity, training, and trial experience that it takes to win.  Our verdicts and settlements prove it.

If you or someone in your family needs an aggressive personal injury lawyer, call us. If after speaking with you we realize that your case may not be a fit for our firm, we’ll refer you to another good Roswell injury lawyer who may be able to help.

Every consultation is free so if you have questions we invite you to call us.

Client Review

“I referred one of my employees to [Butler Law Firm]. My employee was severely injured and [Butler Law Firm] took great care of him. He got him a big settlement and helped get all of his bills paid. I would HIGHLY recommend his services.”

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Roswell Office

154 Stone Mountain St.
Lawrenceville, GA 30075
T: 770-766-1056
jeb@butlerfirm.com

Roswell GA News Updates

On October 1st, the Fulton County Environmental Health Department reported it had recently graded several Roswell restaurants on their cleanliness. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score of 100. Each restaurant inspected each received a grade of 89 or higher.

On Sunday, Police were called to a woman’s home after she found a body in her garage. The body had been hidden in the woman’s garage for a few days when she noticed the smell and flies. She immediately called 911 once she noticed it on Sunday.  The Medical Examiner’s Office is conducting an autopsy to determine whose body it is.

This Friday through Sunday, there will be single-lane closures along a north Fulton county road from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. The $3.9 million project is set to resurface Medlock Bridge Road, or Ga. 141, from the Gwinnett County line to the Forsyth County line, which is about 5.5. miles long.

Four people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shooting. Alyssa Katherine Locke (19), Ramsey Elisabeth Pack (19), Paris Terrell Holland (27), and Jayson Michael Harris (21) all face murder charges in the shooting. The shooting took place on Aug. 28 at the Roswell Pointe Condominiums. Police believe the shooting was related to drugs and resulted in the deaths of Elijah Weems, 23, of McDonough, and Letreyveonn Wise, 19, of Sandy Springs. One of the victims died at the scene. Both survivors were taken to a hospital, where one later died.

The three cities along Ga 400 are working to negotiate with road planners for the plans to expand 400. There are now new concerns of how the expansion project will effect Fulton County school district.

A grand jury has indicted several people for child abuse at a local Roswell school. The unaccredited school for troubled youth near Roswell called Advancing Youth’s Academy is under fire for allegations of cruelty to children. Rommys Beltran, 49, was indicted last on 29 counts of cruelty to children, abuse, and theft.

On August 20th, officers responded to a 911 call from a woman who said she was kidnapped. The woman was drugged, sexually assaulted, and kept hostage for two days in a Roswell home until she was able to escape. The woman lives in College Park, but was kidnapped and taken to a rented house in Roswell. Police were unable to track down her kidnappers and are working to identify the two men responsible.

Police raided a house in North Fulton County on Tuesday and found narcotics along with a baby and two dogs living in unfit conditions. The house is along the 400 block of Michael Drive. Officers found heroin, fentanyl, methamphetamine and illegal prescription pills throughout the home; not to mention, they also found two dogs chained in the backyard and a child living inside the home.Four individuals were arrested and are now facing jail time.

The Alpharetta City Council recently approved a deal to operate school zone speed detection cameras. They signed a contract with RedSpeed Georgia to install, maintain and operate cameras in school zones. RedSpeed would send a notice of violation to the driver; collect payment by mail or through its online violation viewing and payment portal; and deposit the payment into the city’s bank account after getting percentage from the service fee. The city council is hoping this measure will keep drivers and students safe and driving at reasonable speeds.
Chatari Henegar was arrested yesterday after sexually assaulting a client during a massage. The masseur was accused of sexually assaulting a 21-year-old woman in a Sandy Springs Massage Heights. The woman immediately called 911 and the masseur was arrested after police investigated the case. He faces two counts of sexual batter, one count of aggravated sodomy and one count of sexual battery.

Overnight lane closures will take place along West Peachtree Street, Peachtree Road, and Roswell Road from Friday and Sunday. Crews will repave Ga. 9 –  from Midtown Atlanta to I-285 in Sandy Springs. Lanes will be shut down between 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. Friday and Sunday.

Fulton County school officials are investigating an alleged severe bullying attack on a football player at Roswell High School. A fight was recorded on camera inside a football locker room where the boys ganged up against one student in particular, egging him to hit back, calling him names, and physically beating him up. The mother of the underage student, reached out to police to investigate the case.

A MARTA contractor died last year after being struck by a train. On August 1st, a court deemed the death due largely in part to human error. An investigation lead by NTSB found that the MARTA employee responsible for Robert Smith’s death last year was responsible for not ensuring Smith’s safety and failed to follow many safety procedures. He also failed the operator of the train that struck Smith.

On July 31st, Roswell police arrested a woman who threatened her neighbors with a sword. 59-year-old Rowine Conley was charged with assault and criminal trespassing. In more recent weeks neighbors said Conley would attempt to poke them with a sword or enter their backyards uninvited, yelling , and threatening them.
This past Tuesday, firefighters rescued a small child who was caught in the water. Battalion 204, Quint 25 and Squad 21 were called to a help a small boy who was trapped between some rocks in thimble of a river. Vickery Creek Falls at the edge of Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is a popular destination. But conditions at the river were worsened by storms over the last several days. The child was rescued without any life-threatening injuries.
On July 29th,Roswell Police arrested Alessandro Alva (20) for the murder of 40-year-old Jennifer Morro. Video surveillance revealed Alva dropped Morro off, then minutes later, returned and and shot her. Morro was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police are still investigating the case.
In 2017, Max Gruver died from fraternity hazing at LSU and now his former frat members are facing charges. Gruver graduated from Blessed Trinity Catholic High School, went on to major in political journalism at LSU, and was a Phi Delta Theta pledge. Members from his fraternity were found guilty of negligent homicide for his death after pressuring him to drink excessively. One fraternity brother in particular is facing up to five years in prison with a sentence scheduled for October 16th.