Injury & Death Attorney
Restoring Your Dignity.
Free Consultation. No Retainer.
No Fees Unless You Win.
Personal Injury Attorney
Wheale Law Group
THE FIRM'S VISION
It's Wheale Law Firm's vision that justice is achieved, tailored to each client's case.
Most injury lawyers define success in one way: money. Not surprisingly, these attorneys also treat each case and each client the same. You deserve more than the bare minimum, assembly-line justice.
Wheale Law Firm aims to bring dignity back to each client by listening and working toward their specific goals and needs.
Justice is defined differently in each case. And, at the end of each case, it's the Firm's vision that the client's trust has been earned, for life.
Meet Patrick Wheale
Tried and True Trial Attorney.
"My hope and goal is that I treat each client as if they are part of my own family - with the same sense of urgency, diligence, and dignity I would expect for myself and my loved ones."
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Delivering on Our Promises.
Very Professional, Very polite, and took care of everything that was needed to be taken care of. I strongly recommend Patrick. He is the best.
I highly recommend him for all your legal needs. He will aggressively pursue your best interests. He pulled me from the depths of despair. He literally took me from Ruin to Riches! He's definitely the tip of the spear. If you hire Mr. Wheale you will not be disappointed. Mr. Wheale Thank you for winning my case and restoring my peace of mind.
PERSONAL INJURY Q&A
WHAT IS A PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM?
A claim for a personal injury can arise any time a victim suffers injuries for the careless, reckless, or intentional acts of another person.
The at-fault person or entity can be held civilly responsible for their actions and your injuries. Most often, this is done by pursuing a claim for negligence.
Learn more @ Civil Justice System FAQ and/or Negligence FAQ
WHAT IS A WRONGFUL DEATH CLAIM?
A wrongful death is actually a broad term that's often used to help nonlawyers understand their legal rights.
Technically, it describes two separate legal claims created by Georgia's statutes. These claims arise when someone has lost their life due to the wrongful – or negligent – conduct of someone else.
These statutes permit surviving family members and/or estate administrators to pursue civil justice for the unnecessary loss of life. Incidentally, these claims allow the families to achieve closure on their sudden loss of a loved one.
Learn more @ Wrongful Death Overview FAQ
HOW MUCH DOES A PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR WRONGFUL DEATH ATTORNEY COST?
A personal injury and wrongful death attorney should only work on a contingency fee.
You have probably heard the slogan before - "no fees unless we win." This is true for all personal injury and wrongful death attorneys.
This means that there are no upfront costs, expenses, or retainer. Instead, the attorney advances his own money to cover the case costs. And, the attorney does not collect a fee - nor is he reimbursed his case costs - until your case finally resolves.
Learn more @ Attorney Fees and Expenses FAQ
HOW MUCH TIME DO I HAVE TO PURSUE A CLAIM?
In Georgia, a personal injury or wrongful death victim generally has 2 years from the date of injury or death to initiate their claim in court.
A victim could forever lose their right to pursue their claim if they do not timely pursue it. This time period is known as the statute of limitations.
It's important for a victim not to wait too long before consulting with an attorney. An experienced attorney will need time to gather evidence and investigate your case. Also, in order to be eligible under certain insurance policies, the insurance carrier is required to receive timely notice.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AT AN ATTORNEY CONSULTATION?
Attorney consultations for personal injury and wrongful death cases are free. No commitments.
In order to take advantage of this consultation, it's important that you are prepared. Bring evidence and documents for the attorney to review. This could include the police report, photographs, medical bills and records, and other similar items. This way, the attorney can provide precise answers to your questions.
You should also prepare a list of questions for the attorney. Decide the purpose of the consulation before you call the attorney - i.e. Do you want to hire an attorney? Do you want to understand your options? Do you need help with a property damage claim only?
Knowing your purpose and having specific questions for the attorney will help make the most out of your free consultation.
Learn more @ Attorney Consultation FAQ
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
You've Got Questions. We've Got Answers
THE FIRM'S INVESTMENT
Dedicated to Your Case.
We obsess over details.
Each case is won or lost on the details of the facts and the details of the law.
Case loads are purposefully kept small. Because, you're more than just a number.
Details matter. And, there is no replacement for work, over time.
Case loads are kept small so quality time can be invested in the facts and laws unique to each case.
We put our money where our
We advance our own money for case expenses, including hiring experts and litigation expenses. We are betting our time and experience is a winning formula.
Wheale Law Firm advances money to pay for all case costs and expenses. It symbolizes the belief that investing time and experience creates a winning formula for your case.
Personal injury is all we do.
It's all we've ever done.
After spending years harnessing and sharpening these skills with some of the best attorneys in Atlanta, we're ready to bring this experience to you.
Unlike most law firms, Wheale Law Firm only handles personal injury cases. This means each hour of each day is spent refining personal injury knowledge and experience. Put that expertise to work for you.
THE FIRM'S PROCESS
Your Solutions Start Here.
Earning trust with each client is essential to success.
Each client is treated like family. This means a dedication to listening, understanding, and communicating with each client. More importantly, this means a committment to being honest, even when the truth hurts.
Wheale Law Firm invests time to make this relationship work.
Attack the Facts
Each case is different. There is no such thing as "assembly-line" justice.
Unlike large advertising firms, Wheale Law Firm is territorial about time and caseloads. Each client's case deserves thoughtful attention.
The unique facts and circumstances of your case will dictate the legal issues. Wheale Law Firm works hard to uncover and master those facts.
Attack the Law
"Winning" the facts is not enough. Each detail must be proven - and responsibility shown - when the facts are applied to the law.
And, an attorney can't master the law until he masters the facts.
Wheale Law Firm works with the goal to set each case up to succeed by anticipating, identifying, and researching legal issues in advance.