Cumming Personal Injury Lawyer
Experienced Attorneys Defending Your Interests
Having a serious injury produces an abundance of pain and stress, especially
when the situation is further complicated because the injury is a result
of someone else. You may not be feeling up to taking a third-party to
court to get your just compensation, so you need a Cumming
personal injury lawyer from Kalka and Baer, LLC. During our extensive practice, we have effectively
handled many different cases from defective products to vehicular accidents.
As proof of our excellent case history, our firm has been voted the
2012, 21013 and 2014 Client's Choice for Personal Injury in Avvo®, a well-known legal ranking website. We have also been recognized in the
legal community. Our attorneys both have been listed as
Rising Stars℠ in Georgia's
Super Lawyers®, an honor that is given to less than 2.5% of lawyers in the nation. Attorney
Kalka was given this honor in 2006, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, as
well as being chosen for the list of
Georgia's Super Lawyers® in 2014-2017. Attorney Baer was included in
Rising Stars℠ in Georgia's
Super Lawyers® in 2010-2013 and
Georgia's Super Lawyers® in 2015-2017. Attorney Kalka was listed in
National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 under 40 for 2012 and 2013 as well.
The Town of Cumming, GA
Cumming is located in Forsyth County, Georgia, about 40 miles northeast
of the capital city, Atlanta. It officially has a population of about
5,608, but since it is the county seat of Forsyth, about 100,000 people
have a Cumming address. The estimated median household income of Cumming
residents is approximately $42,000, with almost 30% of residents below
the poverty line, almost doubling the national average. The overwhelming
majority of citizens reported their ethnicity to be White, about 76%,
the rest are a mixture of Black, American Indian, and Asian.
Cumming was originally occupied by the Cherokee nation, who coexisted with
American settlers until the Georgia gold rush. The discovery of gold brought
many greedy settlers who wanted the Cherokees out of the area. After an
official order stated that the nation must move onto a reservation, Federal
Troops came to forcibly remove them from the area, ending in the famed
Trail of Tears. The city formed officially in 1834 when a post office
was established; it was named after Colonel William Cumming. Though the
California gold rush hurt the town of Cumming initially by drawing settlers
away, its insignificance allowed it to be spared by Sherman's March
to the Sea during the Civil War, a campaign that devastated much of the area.
In the 20th century, Cumming drew national attention on account of some racial incidents.
In 1912, white residents charged some of the black citizens with rape
that ignited the town. The state militia was called in to prevent riots,
but masked riders launched a reign of terror that forced many of the African
American residents to leave. In the late 1980s, a similar incident of
racial intolerance occurred during a demonstration for Martin Luther King's
birthday. The local Ku Klux Klan pelted them with stones and broken bottles,
inciting national outrage. The media from this event turned out to be
one of the largest of the Civil Rights movement.
Crime and Injury Rate
Crime statistics report that Cumming has an overall downward trend of crime.
Currently, violent crimes rate are below the national average by 28.51%.
Property crime, on the other hand, is above the national average by a
huge gap of 112%. There were about 383 total incidents reported in 2010,
a rather larger ration for a town of only 5,000. In 2008, about 4,000
vehicular crashes were reported. Of those, 1,208 reported injuries, and
14 were fatalities.
Hire a Cumming Personal Injury Attorney
You may have been a victim of a violent crime or motor accident seeking
to get compensation for your physical or emotional damage. If so then
you need a personal injury lawyer from our firm to guide you through the
complicated and grueling process. We have plenty of experience in dealing
with all manner of corporations and third parties.
Even if you're dealing with a large insurance company, we will be able
to handle your case. Our Cumming
personal injury lawyers at Kalka & Baer, LLC, have previous experience defending these large
corporations so they have inside knowledge about them. You don't need
to worry about us making mistakes that many other lawyers will when handling
these large insurance companies. We can easily take care of all your needs.
If you're concerned about finances, rest assured that we don't
charge until you have been compensated.
Contact us today for your free evaluation. We want to fight for you!
Cumming Resource Links
Personal Injury Info Center
Official Website for Cumming, GA
Map of Cumming