Law Office of John B. Jackson

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About the Law Office of John B. Jackson

“Our Mission is to provide our clients with a network of innovative legal solutions, excellent legal representation and a dedication to quality customer service.”

For more than a decade John has focused his practice on personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death, and workers compensation claims in Carrollton, Atlanta, and Douglasville GA. He also has a limited domestic practice. He has worked for one of the premier trial firms in the United States on cases involving product liability, trucking accidents and motor vehicle accidents with injuries ranging from soft tissue injuries to fatalities. John has worked for the insurance companies and knows how to present your claim in a manner that will maximize the value of your claim.

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We have in depth experience in our core specialties. Our experienced lawyers at Solicians law firm has successfully helped dozens of major corporations and businesses in many fields and countries.

Personal Injury

Compassionate, Professional Legal Representation In Personal Injury Cases. Our personal injury lawyers in Carrollton are ready to help you 24 hours a day.

Workers' Compensation

We want to work on your case from the very beginning to ensure that we take the best possible care of you.

Car Accidents

Building a solid car accident lawsuit begins in the moments immediately after the accident. Call our team of dedicated accident attorneys in Carrollton today.

Georgia Car Accident Lawyer

“Building a solid car accident lawsuit begins in the moments immediately after the car crash. “

A car accident can be a terrifying experience. The days and weeks following the car wreck can be confusing and unsettling. While the actual car crash happens in the span of a few seconds, your injuries may take weeks, months, or even years to heal.

In order to get compensation for the pain and suffering, minimize the confusion, and speed up the process contact one of the car accident attorneys at John B. Jackson. The John B. Jackson Law Firm has car accident lawyers in 3 different locations to serve you.

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Injury Lawyer

“Compassionate, Professional Legal Representation In Personal Injury Cases.”

Accidental injuries can happen anywhere, and when they do, they often result in serious damages. Your injuries may require extensive medical care and treatments, lengthy recovery times that can prevent you from working or doing the activities you once enjoyed, and long-term disabilities that can impact your overall quality of life. If you are the victim of a personal injury and you live in Carrollton or Douglasville GA, you may require the services of a personal injury lawyer. Contact John B. Jackson Law firm today for a free consultation. You deserve the kind of dedicated, effective legal representation that gets results.

In cases involving personal injuries and accidents, determining what your claim is worth is more than just adding up medical bills and damages to property. It is important to take into consideration the impact your injury could have on your life in the future, psychically, emotionally, and financially. When determining what your injury claim may be worth, it is important consider the following factors:

  • The potential for suffering chronic conditions, with could result in periodic relapses and require ongoing treatment;
  • The impacts health problems could have now and in the future on your ability to participate in activities and do the things you enjoy;
  • The potential for permanent scarring or disfigurement; and
  • Lasting disabilities that could affect your ability to work in your chosen field and could impact your earning potential and future savings.

All of these things and more need to be carefully considered when calculating the total amount your personal injury claim may be worth. Unfortunately, these are often the type of expenses that are either left out or underestimated when dealing with insurance companies. To get a truly accurate estimate of what your claim is worth is to contact our experienced Georgia personal injury attorneys for a free case review.

In the aftermath of an accident, injured victims often mistakenly believe that the insurance company is on their side and will help them to get the amount of compensation they deserve. Unfortunately, this is not the case. The insurer is operating a business, and like any business, their bottom line is making money. In order to accomplish this, companies often limit administrative costs by limiting the amount of time and effort spent on each claim, with the result being that offers to settle your claim may be far less than what you expected or what your case is actually worth. According to the Georgia Office of Insurance, avoid signing an insurance release accepting settlement of your accident claim before doing the following:

  • Conducting your own investigation into the costs associated with replacing or repairing any property damaged in the accident;
  • Speaking with your doctor about the prognosis for your injuries, any future treatments you may require, and any lasting effects or disabilities you may suffer;
  • Keeping a written record of all bills and statements you have received, as well as all correspondence you have had with the company and its representatives; and
  • Consulting with a legal professional before signing a release accepting a settlement amount.

You have one chance to get the compensation you need to recover from your injuries. It pays to have our experienced personal injury attorneys working on your behalf and negotiating with the insurance company to ensure you get the maximum amount you deserve.

In the aftermath of an accidental injury, it does not take long for medical bills to come flooding in. Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be entitled to compensation for these bills and other costs associated with your injuries. How do you manage these medical costs while waiting for your case to settle? You can always elect to have your bills paid through your own private insurance. If you do this, you are still free to receive compensation for these costs through your insurance claim or through a personal injury lawsuit. Your other option is to have our attorneys file a letter of protection on your behalf with your medical providers. This letter lets them know that you are involved in a lawsuit, and assures creditors that they will be paid through the proceeds of your suit or claim.

While most accident victims want to get the maximum amount of compensation for their injuries, many have concerns about actually taking their cases to court. According to statistics from Black’s Law Dictionary, in approximately 95 percent of personal injury cases, the injured party receives a settlement without ever having to step foot in a courtroom. A major reason that insurance companies are willing to settle is that a court proceeding will likely result in increased costs, such as court fees and legal expenses.

Any money saved by offering you less than what your claim is worth is cancelled out by these costs. Additional motivation for at-fault parties to settle is that if a claim amount cannot be agreed upon and the case goes to trial, a judge will then set the amount, which is again likely to involve additional costs, thereby eliminating any savings for the insurer or at fault party.

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Georgia Workers' Compensation Lawyer

“We want to work on your case from the very beginning to ensure that we take the best possible care of you.”

Suffering an injury on the job can affect your ability to continue working, necessitating a workers’ compensation claim. That accident can also be career-ending or life-threatening. No matter how severely you were injured, contact The Law Office of John B. Jackson, in Atlanta, Douglasville, and Carrollton, Georgia for the information you need on the process of filing a workers’ compensation claim.

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Appeals Process: Navigating Legal Complexities

If you have ever been through a legal battle and lost, the option of an appeals process may be something you are considering. Navigating this process can be complex and overwhelming, but with the right

Suffering personal injury due to someone else’s negligence can be a traumatic and life-altering event for anyone. The physical and emotional aftermath, not to mention the confusing and exhausting legal battle that often follows can seem like a long and confusing uphill fight. When the unfortunate victim of personal injury happens to be a child, this battle becomes that much more difficult. Further, the potential lifelong consequences are far more severe and devastating for both the child and this child’s family and loved ones. As such, the Georgia legal system has ensured that there are special safeguards in place to protect these young and fragile victims of personal injury.

If your child or one of your loved one’s children has suffered personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you will need to have a legal representative in your corner to help you understand and navigate exactly how the Georgia legislature and judicial system has enacted special laws to protect minors who have suffered personal injury.

Before we dive too deeply into the world of negligence as it specifically relates to minors, please know that you are not alone should you find yourself struggling to recover compensation on behalf of a child who has suffered personal injury. Experienced personal injury attorney in Atlanta, Georgia will fight this legal battle for you. You and your child have suffered enough. Let the Law Offices of John B. Jackson fight for you and the rights of your loved one. 

What Age is a Minor in Georgia?

A child, according to Georgia law, is any individual under the age of 18 years old. Even a teenager, technically considered a “young adult” is presumed to be a child for personal injury law. Whether a child is seven years old or 17 years old,  he or she has a tremendous amount of life yet to live. If your child is under the age of 18 years old, there are special rules that apply that are intended to ensure that your child receives full and fair compensation for his or her injuries.

Negligence: An Overview

There are certain commonalities that apply to anyone and everyone who has a potential personal injury claim. Whether a child or an adult happens to be the victim of personal injury, the basic legal requirements of a negligence claim are fairly common across the board. Namely, the injured party has the burden of proving four basic elements. Simply put, these elements are (1) duty (2) breach (3) causation, and (4) damages. While this area of law is extremely complex, understanding the fundamental requirements in this area of law will be helpful in understanding the nature and implications underlying the particular laws that apply to minors. 

An individual may be  guilty of negligence if found that that individual did not act as careful as any other individual would have under the circumstances. Further,  this person’s failure to be reasonably prudent must have been what ultimately resulted in the personal injury of another. 

What “reasonable” means does not have a straightforward definition. Rather, it varies from one case to the next. Nevertheless, it is the intent of the legislature that the legal definition of “unreasonableness” corresponds as closely as possible to that which each and every one of us would collectively consider wrong and irresponsible under the circumstances. Nevertheless, one answer certainly cannot account for very set of circumstances, which is exactly why a legal representative will be essential in your personal injury action. 

Negligence Revised: Protecting the Most Fragile

If navigating the Georgia laws surrounding negligence isn’t already making your head spin, things only get more complicated when a child is involved. However, the added complexity is a welcomed trade- off when it comes to ensuring that there are special rules in place to protect our youth. 

Legal Differences in Personal Injury Cases When a Minor is Involved

The Wonderful Tender Years Doctrine

With respect to negligence in general, there are rules in place that lessen an injured individual’s right to recovery to the extent that his or her negligence contributed to the injury at issue. For adult Plaintiffs, this makes sense. 

Nevertheless, while the concept of comparative negligence makes sense in the world of grown-ups, it simply does not apply when a child is involved. For example, if a day care center supervisor failed to properly supervise the 3-year olds on a playground, certainly a three-year-old that suffers a personal injury shouldn’t be held “comparatively negligent” for failing to recognize that the broken jungle gym equipment posed a hazard. It is common knowledge that children do not possess the same capacity to understand and appreciate danger and risk that an adult otherwise would. Thankfully, the Georgia legal system recognized this key difference. 

As set forth by Georgia’s “Tender Years Doctrine”, children are not treated like adults to assess comparative negligence. Some of the specific differences that apply under this doctrine are as follows:

  1. The general presumption that a child who is four years old or younger is presumed to be incapable of any legal negligence
  2. Children between the ages of 5 to 13 are to be judged on an individual basis depending upon his or her particular capacity.
  3. If a child is 14 to 17, while they are more likely to be held to the typical adult standard of negligence, there are still grounds to argue that such young adults should be granted some leeway and held to a more lenient standard or that of a typical adolescent of similar age. 

Capacity to Sue and Settlement

The technical legal jargon, “Guardian Ad Litem,” simply means that a child must have a legal representative authorized to make financial decisions on his or her behalf. By law, a child cannot sue. However, there is a legal process in place to ensure that an adult is appointed to pursue legal compensation for a child who is the victim of personal injury. For the same reason, there are narrowly tailored laws in place relating to the handling of a child’s settlement proceeds. These extremely stringent laws are in place to ensure that a child’s settlement proceeds are adequately protected until the child becomes an adult. 

Schedule a Consultation with an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney

If your child is suffering from injuries and someone else is to blame, contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of John B. Jackson today to determine whether you have a case. You can schedule an appointment at no charge to you. Call us today.