Exclusively Representing
Injury Victims Since 1977

We Know How To Present Medical Evidence In Catastrophic Injury Cases

Because we are lawyers with over 40 years of trial experience, we have learned a great deal about serious injury claims over the years, and we know how to present complex medical evidence in court. This means that we know what questions to ask your treating physicians, we know how to guide the work of our consulting experts, we know how to find the weaknesses in defense medical testimony, and we know how to estimate your future damages – all in plain language that you and a Georgia trial jury can understand.

We are attorneys Donald Wells and Stephen McElwee, and at our law firm, Wells and McElwee P.C., we can help victims of personal injury accidents in northeastern Georgia. We understand the emotional and financial challenges that come with such injuries and are committed to providing you with personalized legal services.

Legal Support After A Neck Or Back Injury

Our thorough approach to back or spinal cord injury evidence can help ensure that your settlement or jury verdict will cover your future lost income and medical needs. In cases of paraplegia or quadriplegia, we also calculate your future expenses for adaptive technology or in-home assistance as necessary.

We handle neck and back injury cases, ranging from herniated discs to severe spinal cord trauma resulting from situations such as:

We also help clients resolve problems concerning access to medical tests and diagnoses in soft tissue injury and pain cases. We work hard with our clients to identify the resources available to help them obtain medical care. Our commitment to your recovery goes far beyond developing and presenting your legal claims.

Settlements In Burn Injury Cases Should Never Be Rushed

Because it can take many years or even decades to make the maximum medical recovery from burn injuries, a burn survivor’s personal injury attorney must avoid the temptation to recommend a settlement that might prove inadequate. You may need the means to support the costs of a long convalescence and long-term therapy.

It might take several rounds of surgery even to make an accurate prognosis for recovery. Infection can always threaten setbacks. Psychological trauma related to pain, discomfort and physical disfigurement must also be part of your damages demand. Our experience with the proof and presentation of complex damages claims can help protect you from the risk of an inadequate settlement or understated damages demand.

While our advocacy on your behalf can’t minimize the pain or discomfort of a long recovery from serious burn injuries, our support can help you and your family in many ways while we pursue our goal of maximizing your financial compensation.

Proper Presentation Of Head Injury Claims Requires Thorough Investigation

Except in the most severe traumatic brain injury cases involving massive loss of cognitive function or extended periods of coma, there’s always a lot of room for argument in a head injury case. That’s why we work closely with you, your family, your treating physicians and forensic medical experts to ensure your injury is understood and documented as thoroughly as possible.

We closely monitor your symptoms and recovery and look into your previous level of brain function to define a clear baseline for comparison. Even at the relatively mild levels of brain damage characteristic of a closed head injury, the immediate and continuing symptoms can be severe. These can include:

  • Loss of memory
  • Change in personality
  • Chronic headaches
  • Change in sleep patterns
  • Reduced capacity for concentration

We have the experience and skill with complex medical evidence to present contested damages claims clearly and convincingly. We also make a thorough demonstration of your current and projected treatment needs.

We Can Help You Recover

Discuss your catastrophic injury and your accident with the dedicated attorneys at our Athens law firm. Whether the injury resulted from a car accident, a slip-and-fall or some other means, we will provide you with the compassionate, sincere, experienced and attentive legal service you are entitled to. We offer free consultations. To make an appointment in our Athens offices, call 706-510-2815 or contact us online.