Welcome to Wells & McElwee, P.C. Personal Injury Attorneys

Personal Injury Attorney in Athens, Georgia

No matter how big or small your personal injury case is, you can trust in our decades of experience and sincere concern for your well-being.

About The Firm

We know that each personal injury case is different – there are different people and circumstances involved in each one. That’s why we offer individualized representation for each case we take. We pay close attention to the details of your unique case to ensure we provide you with excellent counsel. Your welfare and getting you the settlement you need are our top priorities.

Personal Injury Law Practice Areas

There are many areas of personal injury practice that we specialize in. 

Car Accidents

The personal injury lawyers of Wells and McElwee, P.C., in Athens, Georgia, provide highly personalized and committed client service for car accident victims. We work closely with every client to make sure that they are getting the help they need – not only legal advice, but also assistance with medical, financial, personal, and insurance coverage problems. Our firm’s strong tradition of client service can help you meet all of the challenges that a serious auto wreck might present.

Truck Accidents

There’s a world of difference between a car accident and a truck accident when it comes time to sue the driver at fault. The severity of the injuries that typically result from a trucking wreck usually means that you won’t be looking at a $30,000 or $75,000 claim – you might need hundreds of thousands to support your family through a long recovery, or millions to help you adapt to a permanent disability.

Wrongful Death

It’s an unfortunate fact that in the aftermath of a deadly accident, the insurance company for the party responsible for the accidental death is preparing its defense against your future wrongful death claims while you’re still coming to grips with the shock of your loss. At the Athens law firm of Wells and McElwee, P.C., our attorneys are completely committed to helping your family through a difficult time while doing everything possible to protect your legal and financial interests.

Slip & Fall

At the law firm of Wells and McElwee, P.C., our lawyers are ready to accept the challenge of seeking damages for people injured in slip-and-fall accidents. These can be tough cases. Sometimes it’s hard to prove damages for soft tissue injuries to back, neck and other areas of the body. Sometimes it’s hard to tell whether the plaintiff or the defendant was in the better position to spot the hazard and avoid the accident.

Workers Compensation

Denied claims
Delayed benefits
Interrupted payments before you can return to work
Problems with access to medical tests or treatment
Unpaid medical bills
Reduced payments


After a serious accident, you may have injuries ranging from whiplash to paralysis, and no matter the injury, you will probably need medical care. If your injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, you may have a right to compensation to cover medical costs and other financial losses, so you can recover without having to worry about your finances.

More Practice Areas

What is a Personal Injury Attorney?

A personal injury attorney is a lawyer who represents people who have been injured, physically or psychologically, as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, company, government agency, or other entity. Personal injury attorneys predominantly practice in the area of law known as tort law. Tort law is the body of law that allows persons to seek compensation for wrongs committed against them. When someone is injured by the actions or negligence of another, they may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to recover damages. The goal of personal injury law is to make the injured party whole again and to prevent others from being harmed in the same way. Compensation in a personal injury case may include damages for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. In some cases, punitive damages may also be available.

How can a Personal Injury Attorney help me?

If you have been hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else, you may be able to file a personal injury claim. However, the process of filing a claim and pursuing compensation can be complex. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the legal system, gather evidence, and build a strong case. In addition, an attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf and fight for a fair settlement. If your case goes to trial, an attorney will also be able to represent you in court. By working with a personal injury attorney, you can increase your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve.

Choose Us

The attorneys of Wells and McElwee, P.C., represent northeast Georgia clients with a wide range of legal needs.
We work on simple car accident claims to complex personal injury cases.
It’s a point of principle with us to take the small cases as well as big ones, and we give every client the same individualized service we’d expect if we needed legal representation ourselves.

Phone: (706) 543-8596

Location: 255 E Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601

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Did an excellent job handling my case. Very pleased with the end result. Can not say good enough good things about Wells and McElwee as a firm and Mr. McElwee as my attorney.
Doug L
United States