PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY - TIFTON, GEORGIA
Are you searching for a personal injury attorney after being injured in Tifton, Georgia? The attorneys at Williams Elleby are ready to help you maximize your recovery. Our skilled personal injury attorneys are here to assist you with your case whether you were injured in a car wreck on I-75 or suffered injuries from a slip and fall accident while shopping on Main Street. The Williams Elleby law firm specializes in personal injury cases in Tifton and across the state of Georgia.
Choosing the right personal injury attorney is one of the most important decisions you can make for your Tifton case. An attorney’s knowledge of Georgia and local Tifton laws as they pertain to personal injury and courtroom experience can influence the outcome of your case. Do not be fooled into hiring an attorney based on gimmicky advertising on tv or billboards. Take the time to research different personal injury law firms and ask plenty of questions.
The personal injury attorneys at Williams Elleby are ready to answer all your questions during a free consultation. During this time, we will explain your options and evaluate the merits of your case. Our attorneys work hard to develop a solid foundation built on trust and open and honest communication with our clients.
If you are ready to schedule your free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney for your Tifton case, contact Williams Elleby at 833-LEGALGA (534-2542) today. If you are still in the process of deciding whether to hire an attorney, the informative videos on our YouTube Channel can help. Read on to find answers to some of the questions we are asked during our free consultations.
CAN I AFFORD TO HIRE A TIFTON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY?
Yes, you can afford to hire a personal injury attorney at Williams Elleby for your Tifton case. Our law firm works on a contingency fee basis. There are no upfront costs, down payments, or retainers. All costs related to your case are advanced. When you receive your financial recovery, our law firm will receive a percentage for the costs of the case and the attorneys’ fees. This percentage is agreed upon in the initial free consultation. If we are unable to win a financial recovery for you, you will not owe us anything.
HOW DO I LOCATE THE BEST PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY FOR AN INJURY IN TIFTON?
A great way to locate the best Tifton personal injury attorney is by doing some online research. Conduct a search to locate personal injury attorneys near you. Take your time and explore each firm’s website to make sure the attorneys specialize in cases like yours. It is also a good idea to check the firm’s online reviews. Make sure the Tifton personal injury attorney’s previous clients are happy with the way their case was handled and the outcome. A final online resource to check is the State Bar of Georgia’s member directory, which provides information as to whether an attorney has ever been disciplined.
Williams Elleby has an informative and user friendly website for our potential clients to explore. When visiting our firm’s website, you will be able to see some of the excellent results we have achieved for our clients as well as view former clients’ testimonials. Our Tifton personal injury attorneys have never faced any discipline from the State Bar and truly have our clients’ best interests in mind. We are proud of the reputation we have earned in our community and our 5 star reviews.
QUESTIONS TO ASK A TIFTON PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
Once you have narrowed down which attorney you are considering hiring for your Tifton personal injury, you should meet the attorney in person or via Zoom to ensure that he/she will be a good fit for your case. Have a list of questions prepared for your initial meeting to help you in your decision-making process. The questions listed below are a great start:
- Do you specialize in Tifton personal injury cases like mine? How many similar cases have you worked on in the past year, and what were the outcomes? The attorney you hire should specialize in personal injury and have ample experience.
- How many cases are you currently handling? Will you be able to devote the proper amount of time to my case? Attorneys with too big of a case load will not have time to give your case the attention it needs. Excellent law firms will limit the number of cases they accept at any given time.
- How much experience do you have in trying personal injury cases? Some attorneys will only handle cases up until a lawsuit needs to be filed and then they will refer your case out to another attorney who has the necessary courtroom experience.
- How can I get in touch with you if I have questions about my case? The personal injury attorneys at Williams Elleby are only a phone call, email, or text message away when you have concerns about your Tifton case.
- What are some of the biggest challenges in my case and how do I overcome them? A knowledgeable attorney will be able to pinpoint the strengths and weaknesses in your case. He/she will be able to strategize a way to overcome any challenges that will arise.
- Can you guarantee that I will win my case? How much money can you guarantee? An honest Tifton personal injury attorney cannot guarantee any outcome or monetary amount in any case.
Do you get referrals from other law firms? Other attorneys know which attorneys excel in their specialty area and send them referrals often.
HOW MUCH IS MY TIFTON PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
While no reputable Tifton personal injury attorney can guarantee you any monetary amount for your case, there are several factors that help determine its value:
- The extent of your injuries and the length of suffering;
- Pre-existing medical conditions prior to your current injuries;
- Whether you bear any fault in the accident that led to the injury;
- The cost of your medical treatment;
- The amount of insurance or assets of the at-fault party;
- Where the case will be tried;
- The experience of your Tifton personal injury attorney.
The value of a personal injury case can range from a few thousand dollars to millions depending on all these factors. Whether your case involves minor or catastrophic injuries, the attorneys at Williams Elleby will work tirelessly and put their experience to work for you to maximize your financial recovery.
WILL I HAVE TO FILE A LAWSUIT IN MY TIFTON PERSONAL INJURY CASE?
Your Tifton personal injury case might be settled without having to file a lawsuit. Once you are finished treating, our firm will order your medical records and bills. Your total cost of treatment will be calculated, and the amount of available insurance will be analyzed. Next, your skilled personal injury attorney at Williams Elleby will have an in-depth discussion with you to determine how much money to demand from the at-fault insurance company. The attorney will then submit a pre-suit settlement demand pursuant to O.C.G.A. §9-11-67.1, which states who is at-fault, the extent of your injuries, the cost of your treatment, and amount being demanded for compensation.
If a fair settlement amount can be agreed upon after submitting the pre-suit settlement demand, then your Tifton personal injury case will settle. Unfortunately, it is common for at-fault insurance companies to make initial offers far below the value of your case. When this occurs, a lawsuit will be filed on your behalf, and with your permission, by your attorney. If the at-fault party in your case resides in Tifton, then your lawsuit will likely be filed with the State Court of Tift County.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I HAVE TO FILE A TIFTON PERSONAL INJURY LAWSUIT?
Once a Tifton personal injury lawsuit is filed on your behalf, a lengthy and complicated process begins. The at-fault party or defendant will have 30 days to answer your complaint, which is the legal allegation being made. He/she can either admit or deny the allegations in the lawsuit.
Next, the discovery process will begin. During this phase, both parties in the lawsuit exchange pertinent information to gather facts and learn what the other party’s position is in the case. This exchange of information will last at least six months per Georgia law. Types of information exchanged include written answers to interrogatories and the production of certain documents that the other party holds. Formal investigations and depositions may also occur during this phase.
At the conclusion of the discovery phase, the Tift County judge in your personal injury case may order both parties to go through mediation. During mediation, an unbiased person, such as a retired judge, will serve as the mediator and help the parties try to resolve the case. This is the last attempt to settle the case before it goes to trial. If mediation is unsuccessful, your seasoned Tifton personal injury attorney will prepare your case for trial. The entire process can last from one to two years, and it is crucial that you hire a personal injury attorney that has the necessary courtroom experience for your Tifton case.
CONTACT A PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY THAT GETS RESULTS FOR TIFT COUNTY RESIDENTS TODAY
If you are ready to speak to a personal injury attorney about your case, contact the Williams Elleby law firm today at 833-LEGALGA (534-2542). We offer free consultations in-person or via Zoom. Your case deserves us.