Jonesboro, Georgia

The City of Jonesboro was incorporated as a town in 1859. Jonesboro has a long history from first being named Leaksville, to becoming a commercial center because of the railroad from Macon to Atlanta. The Battle of Jonesboro was the most crucial in the Civil War, after Jonesboro lost the battle they had to rebuild. In 1936 Jonesboro received international attention, with the publication of Margaret Mitchell’s novel entitled Gone with The Wind. There where numerous scenes for this book set in Clayton County. The characters and their homes were all from the author’s imagination and therefore inspired the prototypes, which can still be found in the county today.

There are many different attractions that bring people to Jonesboro. There is the Road to Tara Museum located inside the Jonesboro Depot Welcome Center, this is the largest permanent Gone With The Wind exhibit. The Stately Oak Plantation which is a historic site and The Peter Bonner’s Historical & Hysterical Tours. Patrick R. Cleburne Confederate Cemetery, which contains rows of mostly unmarked graves of confederate soldiers who died in a local hospital. There are also many different attractions to just relax such as, the beach at the International Park and the many different golf courses surrounding Jonesboro.

Jonesboro is in the center of it all when it comes to Clayton County. Jonesboro is the county seat for Clayton County and the Clayton County courthouse and the county jail are both located in Jonesboro, Georgia.

Sometimes a person finds themself in a position where they have to make a personal injury claim against a city such as the city of Jonesboro. For instance, they might trip and fall on a defectively designed or hazardous Jonesboro city sidewalk. They may be involved in a car accident or trucking collision involving a city owned vehicle that was negligently driven by a city of Jonesboro employee. Filing and pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city governmental agency is tricky and can lead to the denial of your personal injury or wrongful death claim if certain mandatory time restrictions are not met. These mandatory time restrictions are in addition to the two year state of limitations requirement for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. If you have a personal injury or wrongful death claim against a city, county or state government agency, you should immediately seek legal advice from the experienced personal injury attorneys at Falanga and Chalker who can advise you of the notice (called “Ante Litem Notice”) requirements involved with your city, county or state personal injury or wrongful death claims.

For instance, when filing a claim against a city such as the city of Jonesboro, for your personal injury claim, the Georgia state law states as follows:

OCGA § 36–33–5. This statute provides, in relevant part:

1. (a) No person, firm, or corporation having a claim for money damages against any municipal corporation on account of injuries to person or property shall bring any action against the municipal corporation for such injuries, without first giving notice as provided in subsection (b) of this Code section.
(b) Within six months of the happening of the event upon which a claim against a municipal corporation is predicated, the person, firm, or corporation having the claim shall present the claim in writing to the governing authority of the municipal corporation for adjustment, stating the time, place, and extent of the injury, as nearly as practicable, and the negligence which caused the injury. No action shall be entertained by the courts against the municipal corporation until the cause of action therein has first been presented to the governing authority for adjustment.

Additionally, a person is barred from recovering any amounts for personal injury damages that are greater than the amount of the city insurance policy limits as any amounts in excess of the insurance policy limits would be barred under the legal theory known as “Soverign Immunity”. Soverign immunity goes back in time to England where the royal rule of law was that you could not sue the king unless the king said that you could sue him. Therefore, you can’t sue the city except for the amount of their liability insurance policy because they enacted a statute that says that they are immune from any personal injury liability over and above their liability insurance policy limits for any city, including the fine city of Jonesboro.

If you live in or around the Jonesboro, Georgia location and are need of a dedicated and determined law office then you need to contact the attorneys at Falanga and Chalker. Our attorneys at Falanga and Chalker are specialist in all personal injury cases, including auto accident and trucking accident cases. Our attorneys at Falanga and Chalker are dedicated to represent the injured residents and tourists who are injured or killed in an automobile or trucking accident in the Jonesboro, Georgia area. We have a south Atlanta satellite office located in Riverdale, Georgia which is only a about 6 miles from Jonesboro. Our staff is well educated and are here to help you and your loved ones through all the stresses that are caused after an auto or truck accident. Our staff will be here to assist you in all the aspects of your auto and truck accident case from your property damage to your medical bills, our staff will be with you every step of the way.

Each member of our firm is proud of the work we do on behalf of our injured clients and is committed to bringing all of our resources to fight for victims rights on behalf of each injured client which we take the honor and responsibility of representing.

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