Calhoun County Courts

The need for a Calhoun County personal injury attorney is not something that many people in Georgia anticipate. Local residents are wrapped up in their daily routines, while visitors are enchanted by the area’s attractions. However, what occurs when this tranquility is disrupted, and someone suffers an injury?

The responsible individual or entity should be held accountable for the consequences of the injuries, whether they involve financial or other forms of harm. Nevertheless, securing fair compensation is a complex endeavor. It demands a thorough grasp of Georgia’s laws and court procedures, substantial evidence, and a substantial amount of paperwork.

Prioritizing contact with a Calhoun County personal injury lawyer is imperative for those who have been injured due to another party’s negligence. If you’ve sustained a personal injury, do not hesitate to reach out to the office of Joe Durham Jr., P.C. at 229-210-6226 today. Your ability to file a claim depends on taking action as swiftly as possible.

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Representing Clients in Calhoun County, Georgia

In Calhoun County, the courts include the Calhoun County Morgan Magistrate Court, Calhoun County Superior Court, Arlington Municipal Court, Edison Municipal Court, and Leary Municipal Court.

The Magistrate Court handles dispossessory, garnishments, writ of possessions, and small claims for civil actions involving $15, 000 or less.

The Superior Court has exclusive jurisdiction over felony criminal cases, juvenile cases, domestic relations, equity and cases regarding title to land.

The Municipal Court has jurisdiction over city ordinances and misdemeanor traffic offenses.

At Joe Durham Jr., P.C., we are dedicated to pursuing and obtaining justice in the following courts:

Calhoun County Overview & Information

Calhoun County is located in the southwestern part of the state of Georgia and the county seat is Morgan.

It is bordered by several other counties, including Baker County, Dougherty County, Early County, and Miller County. The population has fluctuated over the years, according the the 202 United States Census the population was around 6,200 people.

The economy of Calhoun County is primarily based on agriculture. The county is known for the production of crops such as peanuts, cotton, corn, and pecans. Agriculture plays a significant role in the local economy.

The county operates a public school system, which includes a number of public schools in the area. It is also served by the Calhoun County Career and Technical Center.

Recreation in Calhoun County offers opportunities for outdoor activities, including hunting, fishing, and hiking. The county’s rural setting provides a peaceful and scenic environment.

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Calhoun County Court Locations

Below is the contact information for the local courts.

Calhoun County Morgan Magistrate Court

31 Court St
Morgan, Georgia 39866

Phone: 229-849-2115

  • Probate / Magistrate Annie Doris Holder


Calhoun County Morgan Superior Court

31 Court St
Morgan, Georgia 39866

Phone: 229-849-2715

  • Clerk of Court Karen Taylor


Arlington Municipal Court

567 Pioneer Road NE
Arlington, Georgia 39813

Phone: 229-725-4276

  • Clerk of Court Pamela Davis


Edison Municipal Court

444 Turner St
Edison, Georgia 39846

Phone: 229-835-2323


Leary Municipal Court

39292 Mercer Ave
Leary, Georgia 39862

Phone: 229-792-6121

Local Law Enforcement & Other Agencies

Below is a list of the local law enforcement and fire departments.

Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office

Sheriff Josh Hilton

6 Court St
Morgan, Georgia 39866

Phone: 229-849-2555
Emergency: 911


Arlington Police Department

567 Pioneer rd NE
Arlington, Georgia 39813

Phone: 229-725-4211
Emergency: 911


Edison Police Department

Chief Walt Ingram

444 Turner St
Edison, Georgia 39846

Phone: 229-835-2323
Emergency: 911


Calhoun County Fire & Rescue

133 Calhoun St
Morgan, Georgia 31766

Phone: 229-849-4804
Emergency: 911

Cities & Towns in Calhoun County

  • Arlington
  • Edison
  • Leary
  • Morgan
  • Dickey
  • Williamsburg
  • Moye

Calhoun County Personal Injury Q&As

Why Do I Need A Personal Injury Lawyer?

If you were injured due to someone else negligent or reckless actions, you should contact an experience lawyer who can help you with:

  • Case preparation/filing a lawsuit
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Trial preparation and representation

What Are The Steps To Filing A Personal Injury Claim?

If you have been injured in an accident, follow these steps to help you prepare for a personal injury case:

  • Seek medical treatment and keep records of your treatment
  • Take photos and videos is possible of the accident scene
  • Get contact information, name and phone numbers, of any witnesses and take note of any security or traffic cameras in the area
  • If you were in a car accident, report it to the police. If you were in a workplace accident, report it to your supervisor, etc.
  • Never admit any fault
  • Contact a personal injury lawyer

What Kind Of Damages Can I Recover In A Personal Injury Case?

In Georgia, there are no limits on the amount of economic or non-economic damages that can be awarded. There are three main categories of damages in Georgia, and any of them may be relevant to your personal injury case. These are:

  • Economic Damages: these damages include monetary loss such as lost wages, property damage, and medical bills
  • Non-Economic Damages: the damages can include inconvenience, pain and suffering, emotional distress, stress, anxiety, loss of companionship, and loss of consortium
  • Punitive Damages: these are awards under specific circumstances. Punitive damages apply to financially punish the at-fault person from behaving similarly in the future.

Will I Have To Go To Court For Personal Injury?

Personal injury claims frequently end amicably and without the need for court action. Through agreements outside of court, we routinely settle cases for our clients to everyone’s satisfaction.

Why Do Personal Injury Claims Go To Court?

A personal injury claim will end up in court if a settlement cannot be reached during negotiations, or when the company or person that the claim is against does not respond.

Which Georgia Court Will Handle My Personal Injury Case?

Georgia is an at-fault state, therefore accident victims must first file a claim for compensation with their insurance companies before filing a lawsuit. The courts’ resources won’t be used excessively thanks to this law, which simplifies the legal process.

When the other side refuses to settle, you can take them to trial seeking compensation for your injuries. These are the five types of trial-level courts:

  • Magistrate: issues warrants, hears minor criminal and civil cases with the amount less than $15,000, civil disputes that include landlord/tenant, bad checks, county ordinance and dispossessory actions
  • Probate: probate of wills and estates, as well as authorized to handle commitments to incapacitated adults or appoint legal guardians
  • Juvenile: criminal offenses involving minors under the age of 18, also works concurrently with superior courts to handle child custody and child support cases
  • State: county jurisdiction, traffic violations, warrants, and preliminary hearings
  • Superior: civil and criminal jurisdiction, felony and divorces

What Happens To My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

The value of the claim is one of the variables that determine where your case will be heard in court. A magistrate judge often hears cases with a value of less than $15,000 in which the party in question represents themselves.

The lawsuit would go forward in the higher court system, though, for claims worth more. Personal injury lawsuits often need to be filed in the county where the accident happened. Because state laws and state courts have authority over matters involving personal injuries, this is true.

What Happens If My Personal Injury Claim Goes To Trial?

If your personal injury case goes to trial, a jury will listen to the evidence presented and determine if the defendant is responsible. If the jury finds the defendant liable, they will award you compensation, either as a lump sum or structured settlement.

Contact Our Calhoun County Personal Injury Attorneys Today

In personal injury cases, prompt action is absolutely crucial. Any delay can result in the loss of vital evidence and the fading of witness memories. With each passing moment without obtaining experienced legal counsel, there’s a greater risk that those responsible for your injuries could avoid their obligations.

Protecting your rights and claims is paramount. If you’ve been injured in an accident due to someone’s negligence, reach out to Joe Durham Jr., P.C. without hesitation today at 229-210-6226!

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