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Rome Car Accident Lawyer

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Rome Car Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been in a car or truck accident in or around Rome, Georgia, you'll need an attorney that focuses on motor vehicle collision and similar personal injury cases. 


That's because your case and your health is too important to be left to chance. 


Rome is the business hub of northwest Georgia.  It also stands as the gateway point with north Alabama.  Unsurprisingly, Rome experiences a disproportionate amount of car and tractor-trailer collisions each year.  Contact an experienced attorney at Wheale Law Firm for a free consultation.

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What to do after a Rome motor vehicle collision?

There are some basic steps you can take after being involved in a motor vehicle collision in or around Rome:

  • Call 911:  Documenting the collision is important, and emergency responders can provide prompt medical care;

  • Seek Medical Treatment:  Whether in an ER, urgent care, or with your primary care physician, immediate medical care should be a top priority to document your condition and identify all injuries.

  • Preserve Evidence:  In short, this means take pictures of your injuries; pictures of the property damage; and pictures of the scene, if possible and practical. And, avoid posting anything on social media and do not delete any social media posts.

  • Consult with an Attorney:  Call a car accident attorney to discuss the facts of your case.  If nothing else, the attorney may be able to identify potential issues for you to address, individually. 

  • Contact Your Insurance Carrier:  Insurance policies usually have strict notice requirements, so it's important your insurance carriers are notified timely.

In Georgia, a personal injury victim usually has two years from the date of the injury to file the case in Court.  So, it’s important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible

How can Wheale Law Firm help with your Rome car wreck?

Wheale Law Firm focuses exclusively on car accident, catastrophic injury, and wrongful death cases.  There are several reasons why we stand apart:

  • Small Case Loads

  • Proven Results

  • Unique and Focused Experience 

  • Superior Communication and Accessibility

After a collision, you should be focusing on your health.  Let us handle the rest.  Some things we handle to protect your rights include:

  • Investigation: Obtaining police report, speaking with witnesses and investigating officer, identifying and researching all potential defendant(s).

  • Obtaining Evidence:  Taking witness statements, requesting public records (i.e. E911 records, citation dispositions, etc.), obtaining your certified medical records and bills.

  • Medical Treatment:  Assisting you with obtaining medical treatment you need, especially if you lack health insurance.

  • Insurance:  Identify the insurance carriers, obtaining insurance information, keeping track of specific insurance information (claim number, adjuster contact, etc.), and responding to daily telephone calls.

  • Legal Issues:  Identifying the specific legal issues for your case researching these issues.

  • Legal Documents: Drafting demand letters for pre-suit settlement.  If that fails, researching, drafting and filing all legal documents involved in litigation.

  • Experts: Identifying likely experts (i.e. accident reconstructionists, roadway engineers, etc.), consulting with these experts, and preparing them for trial.

  • Liens and Subrogation:  Managing your medical and health insurance liens to make sure you only pay what you owe.  Nothing more.




Floyd County Sheriff's Department

(706) 314-0710

Floyd County Police Department

(706) 235-7766

Rome Police Department

(706) 238-5111

Georgia State Patrol - Post 38

(706) 295-6002


Lloyd's Rome Towing

(706) 291-6292

Sunrise Towing Service

(706) 295-0035

Rome Automotive and Towing

(706) 234-5242


AmTran EMS

(706) 291-0043

Floyd EMS

(706) 509-3820

Floyd Medical Center

(706) 509-5000

Redmond Regional Medical Center

(706) 291-0291

Floyd Urgent Care

(770) 382-0029


Floyd County Superior Court

(706) 291-5190


Floyd County Probate Court 

(Traffic Court)

(706) 291-5136

Rome Municipal Court

(706) 238-5150

How much does Wheale Law Firm cost?

There are no upfront costs or retainer. 


Wheale Law Firm’s car and truck accident attorney works strictly on a contingency fee.  The contingency fee is a portion of the final settlement or resolution value.

This means, your attorney only collects a fee after your case has been successfully resolved.  Stated another way, if your case does not resolve for one reason or another, you owe nothing.  This way, our attorney takes on the risk of your case and is motivated to see it through to maximum compensation.

What compensation may be available for my Rome automobile accident?

If you were injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to several types of compensation, depending on your injuries.  These include:

  • Medical expense (past and future);

  • Lost wages (past and future);

  • Pain and suffering;

  • Disability (temporary or permanent);

  • Disfigurement;

  • Emotional distress;

  • Loss of enjoyment of life.

In addition, your spouse may be entitled compensation for their loss of consortium as a result of your injuries.  

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High-risk car accident locations in Rome

Between 2015-2019, Rome drivers experienced over 12,339 motor vehicle collisions


And, during that same period, it's estimated that Floyd County experienced approximately 18,302 motor vehicle collisions of one variety or another. 


Rome has a few places that are particularly at higher risk for a motor vehicle collision, including:

  • Highway 27 (also known as Cedartown Highway, and Martha Berry Highway)

  • Highway 411 (also known as Cartersville Highway)

  • State Route 1 (also known as E. Rome Bypass, Redmond Circle, Horseleg Creek Road)

  • State Route 53 (also known as N. Broad Street

  • Awkward intersections of Martha Berry Boulevard, North 2nd Avenue, Shoter Avenue, and Turner McCall Boulevard (near Floyd Medical Center)

  • Busy intersection of Broad Street and North 2nd Avenue

  • The busy stoplights in front of Kroger and Home Depot on Highway 27

Contact Wheale Law Firm for a free case consultation

For a free case consultation, give Wheale Law a call at 678-580-8936 or send an email.  No Commitments.

Unlike most attorneys, Patrick J. Wheale handles personal injury cases exclusively, specializing in helping injured victims.

Wheale Law provides legal services exclusively on a contingent fee basis.  In other words, you pay no upfront costs.  Wheale Law only collects attorney's fees if your case successfully resolves. 

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What are the different types of car accidents?

There are several types of car accidents that Wheale Law Firm has experience handling, including: 

  • Tractor Trailor Collisions

  • Drunk Driving Accidents

  • Motorcycle Accidents

  • Bicycle Accidents

  • Pedestrian Collisions

  • Uber and Lyft Accidents

  • Work Zone Accidents

  • Chain Reaction Collisions

  • Rear-End Collisions

  • Failure to Yield Accidents

  • Head-On Collisions

  • Hit and Run Accidents

  • Rollover Accidents

  • Side Impact Collisions

  • Teen Driver Car Accidents

  • Elderly-Related Accidents

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Car Accidents

  • Parking Lot Accidents

  • Rental Car Accidents

What are typical causes of car and truck wrecks?

Car accidents can be caused by various reasons.  A seasoned car accident attorney will know how to investigate each of these potential causes, including:

  • Distracted Driving:  Distracted driving is usually the result of texting or internet surfing on a mobile device, adjusting the radio or bluetooth, or engaging a passenger rather than watching the road.

  • Drunk or Impaired Driving:  Impaired driving can also include the use of prescription or narcotic drugs in an amount and a way that impairs the driver's senses.

  • Fatigued Drivers:  Drivers who are tired are more prone to collisions.  This is often seen by overworked truck drivers.

  • Aggressive Driving:  Aggressive driving due to being in a hurry or as a result of road rage frequently results in unnecessary car accidents.

  • Dangerous Road Conditions:  Defective engineering in the roadway, such as insufficient rain runoff, or improperly maintained roadways have been known to cause collisions.

  • Mechanical Malfunctions / Defective Car Parts:  When car parts malfunctions, the results can be disastrous.  This can include stuck gas pedals, defective brakes, or inexplicable tire separation.

Who can potentially be held responsible for my injuries?

At its heart, an injured victim's compensation will depend on the insurance availability. 


The type of collision, the availability of insurance, and the potential defendants will all influence the compensation available.  Potential sources of liability and/or compensation include:

  • The At-Fault Driver:  The at-fault driver's insurance is the most obvious source of compensation.

  • Resident Relative:  If the at-fault driver's insurance is insufficient to cover your damages, Georgia law allows a resident relative's insurance to also provide coverage in some circumstances.

  • At-Fault Driver's Employer:  If the at-fault driver was in the course and scope of employment at the time of the collision, his employer may be held responsible uner their insurance policy.

  • Governmental Entities:  For defective roadways that cause collisions, the governmental entity responsible for building and maintaining the roadway - as well as their private contractors - may be held responsible in limited circumstances.

  • Car Mechanics:  Poorly maintained and serviced vehicles that cause a collision can provide another source of coverage, such as through the repair shop's insurance.

  • Vehicle Manufacturer:  In rarer cases, when the collision is caused by a defective motor vehicle component part, the vehicle manufacturer can be held responsible.

  • Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist Insurance:  When there at-fault driver has no insurance or has insufficient insurance, your own vehicle insurance may be able to fill in the gap to cover your medical expenses and damages.

  • Workers Compensation:  If you were injured by a motor vehicle collision while on the job, you can seek compensation through workers compensation.  This won't affect your right to pursue additional compensation from the at-fault driver.

What are common injuries from car accidents?

Over time, it becomes clear that certain types of injuries are more prevalent in motor vehicle collisions. 


Experience with these types of injuries is important to effective advocacy.  Common injuries include:

  • Airbag Burns and Bruising

  • Whiplash

  • Seatbelt Bruising and Contusions

  • Closed Head Injuries (i.e. Concussions)

  • Back & Spine Injuries (& herniated discs)

  • Knee and Dashboard Injuries

  • Amputation and Loss of Limb

  • Death

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What are Georgia's "rules of the road?"

A violation of any of Georgia's safety statutes - also known as the rules of the road - can result in a presumption of negligence by the at-fault driver. 


This is known as negligence per se


An experienced car accident attorney will know these statutes and how they apply.  Some of the most frequently violated rules of the road include:

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-253 (Drunk or Impaired Driving)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-49 (Following too Closely)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-181 (Speeding)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-241 (Texting While Driving)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-70 (Failure to Yield at an Intersection)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-71 (Failure to Yield When Turning Left)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-72 (Failure to Obey Stop/Yield Sign)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-73 (Failure to Yield When Entering Roadway)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-91 (Failing to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-270 (Hit and Run)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-390 (Reckless Driving)

  • O.C.G.A. 40-6-397 (Aggressive Driving)

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