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Man Driving Horse Drawn Carriage Injured in Collision with Car in Atlanta Georgia

February 12, 2011

Donald Borchardt has filed a lawsuit for injuries he suffered when the horse-drawn carriage he uses to show people the Peachtree sites in Atlanta was rear-ended by a black Lexus. The incident resulted in Borchardt being thrown thirty feet in the air before slamming into the hood of a car. The retiree used the job to supplement his retirement income. Borchardt suffered serious injuries in the collision, including a broken clavicle and broken ribs as well as head and neck injuries.

The driver who collided with Borchardt was driving on a suspended license, which is hardly surprising given that he was also cited for following too closely, driving too fast for conditions and violating the open container law (having an open container of alcohol in his automobile). Borchardt has filed a lawsuit seeking lost wages, disability, pain and suffering and medical bills, which are in excess of $30,000. Unfortunately the damages reportedly exceed Borchardt's insurance coverage.

This rear-end accident underlines the potentially crippling life-changing physical and financial consequences of a serious auto accident. It is not uncommon that those who suffer a rear-end collision suffer serious injuries that result in massive medical bills, long periods of rehabilitation and permanent disability. The financial and emotional stress that results from the aftermath of such an accident can be overwhelming.

Unfortunately, when one suffers this type of serious injury, it is also not at all uncommon that the driver responsible for the accident does not have enough insurance to cover the auto accident victim's damages. Sometimes an auto accident victim's own uninsured motorist coverage or underinsured motorist coverage will provide additional compensation in this situation. However, it can be extremely frustrating to deal with one's insurance company not to mention the insurance company for the other driver while trying to heal from major injuries. The adjuster works for the insurance company, and, no matter how nice he or she may sound, their job is to pay you as little as possible or nothing at all. It is commonly experienced in this situation for both insurance companies to drag their feet, making it extremely difficult to deal with your financial challenges as you heal from a serious Georgia auto accident.

At Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have been representing drivers seriously injured in rear-end collision accidents, including situations where there is an underinsured or uninsured motorist, throughout Georgia for over 38 years. If you have been seriously injured or are the family member of someone who has been killed in a Georgia auto accident, Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, will handle the financial and claims issues with the insurance providers. We know that the most important thing is for you to focus on taking care of yourself and recovering from your auto accident injuries. We try to remove as much stress and anxiety as possible by being there for you and dealing with reluctant and uncooperative insurance companies.

Our experienced Georgia rear-end collision auto accident attorneys are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located we 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 and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Auto Accidents

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