A Guide to Georgia Car Accident Laws and the Claims Process


January 15, 2019

Car accident cases in Georgia can vary widely, but all injured people are deserving of compensation. A knowledgeable car accident attorney in Georgia can help you understand the steps involved in making a car accident claim in the state. 

Types of Car Accidents

Car accidents can occur in many ways in the state of Georgia. Some of the most common car accidents include:

  1. Rear-End Collisions
  2. Head-On Collisions
  3. T-Bone Collisions
  4. Left-Turn Collisions
  5. Single-Wreck Collisions
  6. Run-Off-The-Road Collisions
  7. Sideswipe Collisions

These accidents are caused by multiple factors. Frequently, accidents in Georgia are caused by distracted driving, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, reckless driving, speeding, and inattentive driving. Georgia lawmakers have sought to reduce distracted driving collisions and road fatalities in the state by enacting a Hands-Free law, which prohibits all hand-held electronic device use while driving. 

Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents in Georgia can cause serious and life-threatening injuries. Typical car accident injuries include:

  • Bruises and lacerations
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Blunt trauma to the body
  • Head trauma
  • Burn injuries
  • Internal injuries

These injuries can result in significant medical expenses and lost time from work, as well as in the loss of a loved one. Accident victims are often left with chronic pain and emotional distress. 

Deadline to File Your Case

In Georgia, all personal injury claims, including car accident claims, must be filed within a certain amount of time. The statute of limitations for car accident claims in Georgia is generally two years. However, many factors can change a person’s statute of limitations date, which is one reason it is very important to hire an experienced attorney to investigate your case.

Back and Neck Injuries in Georgia Car Accident Cases

Back and neck injuries are some of the most common associated with car accidents. These injuries can lead to chronic pain and discomfort, mental and emotional distress, and large medical expenses. Our aggressive Georgia car accident attorneys  fight for our clients to obtain the maximum amount of compensation under the law from those responsible for their injuries.

Back and neck injuries often occur during the impact of vehicle crashes. The delicate components of the neck and spine can easily become irritated and injured during a violent, forceful accident. They frequently result in injured persons becoming temporarily or permanently disabled. When this happens, not only do people experience physical pain, they also must deal with the severe distress of lost income for their families. 

In traffic collisions, victims commonly suffer herniated discs and compression fractures. Car crash victims can also suffer ruptured discs, slipped discs, and injuries to their spinal cords. People might not understand that they have been seriously injured, but all victims of car accidents who feel any type of back or neck pain should seek medical attention. 

Symptoms of a back or neck injury can include pain in the area, as well as nausea, blurred vision, headache, foggy memory, and impaired mobility. Some people might also feel a tingling or burning sensation or numbness near the injury. Treatment might be as simple as over-the-counter pain medications and physical therapy or as involved as injections or surgery.

All of this means more time away from work and more medical bills coming in the mail. Car accident victims in Georgia can work with personal injury lawyers in the state to pursue much-needed damages for their injuries. 

Put Our Law Firm's Over 35 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!

If you have been injured in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 35 years, 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 our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours 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 chat. 

Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law

17 Executive Park Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Telephone: 1 (800) LAW-NEED
Telephone: 1 (404) 529-6333

Category: Auto Accidents

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 upon 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.