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Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We regularly handle lawsuits in Macon, Warner Robins, Atlanta, and other regions throughout the state of Georgia.
Yes. We’ve handled cases in Tennessee, South Carolina, and Alabama. We’re always willing to consider taking on a case in other locations. Call our office for more information.
Absolutely. We always prefer to meet new clients in person, but we realize that isn’t always an option. If you need, we can travel to meet with you at any location you wish. We can also do an easy telephone conference if an in-person meeting is out of the question.
During your initial consultation, our attorneys will evaluate your case and determine whether our firm can help. If so, we’ll build a strategy for your defense that maximizes your chances of success.
Before your consultation, we ask that you bring any documents or supporting evidence you may have that will help the attorneys better evaluate and understand your claim.
To begin a civil lawsuit, we file a complaint with the clerk of court that states the facts of your case. It’s that easy.
After a complaint is filed, the defendant is served and instructed on how to file an answer. As this proceeds, we’ll begin discovery—the legal process for investigating the facts of your case. Subsequently, we may file motions and conduct several pre-trial hearings, depending on the scope of your issue.
Once served with a lawsuit, you should consult an experienced litigation attorney as soon as possible. Defendants must file a response to the lawsuit within a limited window, and failing to do so can lead to a default judgment against you.
Possibly. Many civil complaints settle before they get to the point where a trial is needed. While our attorneys work to settle disputes as simply as possible, trials can be unavoidable—and we’ll be by your side every step of the way.
Fees are based on factors such as the type of case, details of the case, and the spectrum of work required. We’re happy to discuss any legal fees with potential clients and work together to come up with an appropriate fee arrangement.
It’s difficult to predict how long it will take to get a result in any legal case. The length of proceedings depends on numerous factors, including the type of case, whether a lawsuit was filed, willingness to come to the mediation table, and more. Generally, smaller cases are resolved within a few months, though larger cases make take several years.
In Contingency Cases, clients are not charged for any legal services until monetary damages are recovered as a result of legal proceedings.
In Contract Cases, the client and attorney draw up a contract that details the hourly pay rate for which services will be rendered. Depending on the type of case and the work involved, a flat fee may be arranged wherein the client would pay an agreed-upon fixed retainer fee.
Contact our office for more details on which arrangement would work best for you.
First, remain calm. Even if you’re at-fault, you still have options. We recommend starting by contacting a qualified attorney who can help you evaluate your case and determine the best course of action. Take note of any medical care you receive or any medical facilities you visit as a result of the accident. These details will help your legal team understand the scope of the incident and how to calculate the compensation you may be owed.
Not immediately. We recommend that you first speak with a qualified attorney before making contact with your insurance company.
Legal representation can guarantee that the insurance provider treats you fairly—something you absolutely cannot take for granted. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses, and it’s not unheard of for these companies to push victims into settlements that don’t offer full compensation for damages. The right lawyer can protect you from these predatory practices.
Business / Contract Law
Technically, yes—but if you want the contract to hold up in court, you’ll need to make sure it contains all of the appropriate provisions. In our experience, most clients aren’t able to draft contracts that hold up to this intensive legal scrutiny. As such, we recommend letting a qualified attorney handle your contract for you.
A party “breaches” a contract when they break their end of the deal, or otherwise fail to fulfill their contractual obligations. If you believe a contract you’ve made has been breached, you may be able to seek legal recourse.
If another party breaches the contract, you can go to court to try to collect damages or to receive a mandate requiring the other party to comply with the contract. However, many contract disputes can be settled out of court to the satisfaction of both parties.