Car Accident Claims in the Southeastern United States


March 15, 2017

At Montlick and Associates, we have been representing clients in car accident cases for decades. We represent clients located across the Southeastern United States, in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Our attorneys serve as fierce advocates for individuals who have suffered injuries as the result of automobile collisions.

Car accidents occur every day, and they are so common that most of us have either been in one, or know someone who has been in one. Many collisions cause only minor injuries and damage, but there are also very serious accidents that can lead to severe injuries that can have lifelong consequences, and, in some cases, even cause tragic death. Car accidents often are the result of a driver's negligence. When a negligent driver causes injuries to other individuals, the injured people have the right to be compensated by the driver who caused the accident. Sometimes the process of collecting compensation from an insurer is simple - perhaps the other driver knows that the accident was clearly his or her fault and the thankfully no one is injured. In other cases, the costs of serious car accidents are high, and many people, or insurance companies, will attempt to avoid liability if they are accused of being at fault.

When disputes arise regarding who is at fault in a car accident, it is important to have an advocate who understands the ins and outs of car accident claims. For instance, most car accident claims revolve around the concept of negligence. Negligence arises when someone fails to act in the way that a reasonably prudent person would act in the same or a similar situation, and the act or failure to act causes an injury to someone else. Anyone driving has a duty to drive reasonably, and they owe that duty to anyone else on the road. If they breach that duty and it leads to another person being injured, then negligence has occurred. In some cases, it is pretty easy to see that negligence occurred and who the negligent driver was. If you were sitting at a red light, and were rear ended by a driver who did not see you because he or she was looking at their phone, it can be pretty clear that the driver who was looking at the phone was negligent. 

Of course, reality is often more complicated, and it is not uncommon for both cars involved in an accident to have been negligent. Perhaps one driver was texting and not watching the road, and another driver rolled through a stop sign, and they collided. In this case, the collision could have been avoided if the texting driver was paying attention, or if the other driver made a full stop at the stop sign. So they were both negligent, but who was more negligent? This is a question that comes up in many automobile accidents, and the way it is handled and the impact it has on the case will depend on the state in which the accident occurred.  Georgia, for example, requires that plaintiffs claim that they were less than 50% at fault in order to obtain compensation.  This system is called modified comparative negligence.  

There so many factors that can impact the handling of a car accident case. If you were involved in a car accident, it is important to speak with an experienced attorney who works in your region.

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Category: Auto Accidents

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