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$

8.6

MILLION

Verdict for motorcycle wreck resulting in
leg amputation.

$

4.0

MILLION

Global settlement for defective tire
claims resulting in a death and personal
injuries

$

4.0

MILLION

Settlement for client rear ended by
tractor-trailer, resulting in facial fractures
and broken ribs

Seeking full and complete financial compensation for our clients is important, but it isn’t everything.  Money cannot bring a family member back, reattach a limb, or take away a lifetime of physical pain or mental anxiety.  Clients come to us because they know that helping others make informed decisions about their health, safety, and financial wellbeing is an important part of our mission.  We frequently work with law enforcement, legislators, and federal agencies to understand the root cause of problems.  This often leads to uncovering dangerous trends or patterns of behavior that must be changed.

Through legislation, refusing to settle unless changes are made, and simply sharing their stories, our clients’ have saved MILLIONS of people from serious injury or death.  Our clients understand that even saving one other person from being hurt or injured will help make every day of recovery a little bit better.  If you are considering hiring us for your case, it is important that you know that we care about you as a person and will work with you however you want to help make the world a safer and better place.

The Wetherington Law Firm and its lawyers have received just about every award or accolade available.  In 2020 and 2021 the Wetherington Law Firm was voted one of the top 3 personal injury law firms in Georgia by other lawyers.  Our firm’s founder, Matt Wetherington, is nationally recognized for his trial record, philanthropic efforts, and consumer advocacy.  Matt was one of the youngest attorneys to be inducted into the ALM Veridicts Hall of Fame and his ability to effect change outside of the courtroom has earned praise from corporate leaders and all sides of the political spectrum.  Even Ralph Nader has praised him for his ethical and persistent efforts to craft solutions to difficult problems. The associate attorneys in the firm are equally decorated, including recognition from SuperLawyers, 40 under 40, Lawyers of Distinction, and dozens of others.

Our

Perspective

After a serious injury or financial loss, injury victims and their families are unwillingly thrust into a legal system that they are unprepared for and where the odds are dramatically stacked against them.  Often, this fact is not realized until it is too late.  What appears to be a straightforward problem can end in a financial or health disaster.

Despite rapid economic growth, record corporate profits, and stock market highs year after year, corporations — including those who we are expected to trust the most — continue to prioritize profits over everything, including health and safety.  Insurance companies are among the worst offenders.  Despite all-time high profits, insurers continue to raise premiums, deny claims, and refuse insurance to those who need it most.  Worse, individuals and small businesses that purchase insurance are not getting the protection they were promised and claimants do not receive the compensation they are ethically and legally entitled to receive.

When hiring an attorney, state ethics rules have made it extremely difficult for the public to distinguish between attorneys and understand their legal rights in the civil justice system.  Despite these rules, many personal injury attorneys use unethical and illegal tactics to solicit clients immediately after a personal injury.

Millennials are particularly vulnerable to corporate exploitation and unscrupulous law firms.  They are in worse financial shape than every living generation ahead of them.  Millennials have less wealth, less property, and slower career advancement than every other living generation.  This is a perfect recipe for corporate exploitation.

Our

Mission

We help young professionals even the playing field against insurance companies and predatory corporations.  Then we take steps to help others make informed decisions about their health, safety, and financial wellbeing.

Our

Core Values

  • Empowerment
    We help our clients and the public take back control of their lives.
  • Innovation
    We welcome ideas and pursue changes that will enhance our firm and the results provided to our clients.
  • Diligence
    We read the documents, case law, and statutes that affect our clients.
  • Persistence
    We follow up and we follow through. We do not give up or let things fall through the cracks.
  • Creativity
    We challenge traditional ideas, patterns, and methods to find a better way to solve problems.
  • Diversity
    We believe that growth and progress can only come through exposure to the new ideas and perspectives that diversity brings. We are committed to creating an environment within and outside the firm that respects, values, and supports diversity in all its forms.
  • Positive Thinking
    We are thankful for the opportunities we have and the clients we work with. We strive to help all people live the best life possible, regardless of circumstance.
  • Integrity
    We follow the rules and stand by our values in making decisions.

The Wetherington Law Firm Has Recovered Millions for Our Clients

Our attorneys are highly skilled and respected by opposing counsel and the judges presiding over our cases.  In many cases, settlement is not possible until a judge rules that the proper defendants have been named, the claims asserted are valid, and there is enough evidence to proceed forward to a jury trial.  By that point, it is too late to fix problems in a case.  It is important that you start with an attorney that has the experience and resources necessary to put your case in the best position possible.  Our attorneys have literally spent months in the courtroom presenting cases and obtaining record-breaking verdicts.  We also have attorneys that have spent years working for defense firms and know the traps that are set by corporations and their insurance companies.

How To Hire The Best Lawyers For Your Case

Hiring a personal injury lawyer is one of the most important financial decisions you can ever make.  There are a number of attorneys who hold themselves out as “experts” who have never tried a case or even settled a case involving catastrophic injuries or large financial losses.  It is important that you ask any prospective attorney about his or her experience with your specific type of case.  Not all lawyers are the same!

If we accept your case, it will be on contingency.  That means that you do not pay anything up front and only pay us if we win your case.  If we do not accept your case, we will help you find a lawyer who can.  We generally only accept cases involving significant injuries, financial losses, or serious threats to the general public.  However, we know many good attorneys and will make sure that you do not have to search around for someone to accept your case.

You Can Make a Lasting Difference in the Lives of Others by Hiring the Wetherington Law Firm

We have offices in Atlanta and Macon. From these offices, we service Fulton and Macon-Bibb Counties. We will have more information about new office locations soon.