Alpharetta Auto Accident Attorneys


March 28, 2012

If you have been involved in an auto accident, our experienced Alpharetta auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates work diligently for our clients to obtain the full amount of damages our clients are entitled to collect so that they can rebuild their lives. We have knowledge and expertise based on representing Alpharetta auto accident victims for nearly three decades so that we can advise our clients about whether an insurance company's offer to settle is fair as well as whether the full extent of our client’s injuries have been taken into account when coming up with a proposed settlement offer.

 

Georgia Auto Insurance Laws

Georgia is a tort state for auto insurance purposes, which means that accident victims have the right to sue an at-fault driver or other parties for injuries and damages following a car crash if it was caused by unreasonably unsafe conduct (e.g. negligence). When an accident occurs, the other driver’s insurance company will conduct an investigation to determine which driver was at fault. The at-fault driver, through his or her insurance company, will be responsible for paying for medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, lost wages and other damages incurred by the occupants of the other vehicle involved in the accident.

Common Causes of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence of alcohol of a drug (prescription or illegal)
  • Fatigue
  • Distraction (eating, using a cell phone, changing the radio station or CD)
  • Reckless driving
  • Poor highway conditions
  • Inclement weather

Types of Injuries Caused by a Motor Vehicle Accident

A driver or passenger traveling in a vehicle will likely suffer injuries caused by striking its interior as a result of the accident. In the case of a front-end collision, it's not uncommon to sustain injuries to the lower limbs. People involved in this type of accident may need to seek medical treatment for dislocated or broken hips, knees or ankles.

A whiplash injury may occur when a vehicle is struck from behind, since this can cause a jerking motion which causes the accident victim's neck to snap back abruptly. This type of motion can cause injury to the nerves, muscles, ligaments and discs in the neck.

A side impact in an accident can cause internal injuries to the driver and/or his or her passengers, which have the potential to be quite serious. All types of accidents may result in soft tissue injuries, which can cause pain and discomfort for some time even though they don't appear on x-rays or other types of diagnostic medical tests.

 

Contact an Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer immediately. It may take some time before the full extent of your injuries are known and the last thing you want to do is accept an insurance company's offer to settle before you are finished with your medical and rehabilitation treatments.

Keep in mind that the at-fault driver is also responsible for compensating you for your lost wages and pain and suffering and other damages incurred as a result of your Alpharetta car accident. This is an important consideration if you or a family member suffered severe injuries, which resulted in a permanent disability, such as spinal cord injuries, brain injuries or amputation of limbs. Even soft tissue injuries may take some time to heal and require months of follow-up therapy and doctors’ visits before they are resolved.

Being injured in an Alpharetta motor vehicle accident is a stressful event. Apart from the trauma of the accident itself, you have to deal with getting medical care and trying to meet your financial obligations after the event. Our experienced Alpharetta car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will work towards you being compensated in a fair manner for the injuries and damages you suffer if we decide to take your case. If a settlement cannot be reached through Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) techniques, then you will need an experienced legal advocate on your side that will aggressively pursue your case at trial.

After the accident, you have a limited time to file your claim. Once the limitation period has passed, you will no longer have the right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact an Alpharetta car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates right away to make sure that you do not give up your legal right to be "made whole" if you have been injured due to someone else's negligence.

Know your legal rights! Whether you are injured by the negligent, reckless or intentional misconduct of a third party, we invite you to speak to an experienced Alpharetta auto accident attorney at Montlick and Associates. Call us today for your Free Consultation.

No matter where you are located, our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Posted by David Montlick

Please Note:
Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied up as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.