Serious, life-changing car accidents can happen anytime and anywhere. Statistical accident data reveals that over twenty percent of Georgia’s fatal traffic accidents occur within the five counties surrounding Atlanta. Atlanta commuters have longer commute times on average than commuters from Los Angles and New York City because of heavy traffic congestion. Because nearly 220,000 residents live in Cherokee County and many others drive through the county to work, it is hardly surprising that our county is the site of many serious car accidents.
Auto accident victims and their families, both, experience the devastating effects of a Cherokee County car accident. Our Cherokee County auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have nearly three decades of experience representing auto accident victims and their families struggling to overcome physical injuries, as well as the psychological and financial hardships that result from motor vehicle collisions. At Montlick and Associates, we are committed to seeking the financial recovery that auto accident injury victims need to pay their mortgage or rent, household bills, children’s education and other expenses while they recover from their injuries. While we cannot give you back your health, we can seek the financial means to obtain quality medical care and to ease our clients’ financial hardships.
Cherokee County Auto Accident Personal Injury Recovery Based on Negligence
Many motor vehicle collisions that result in severe permanent injury and traffic fatalities are preventable. While fatal traffic accidents occur throughout the U.S., the Atlanta area is over-represented in terms of car accident wrongful deaths. Many of those who die in car accidents are the victims of careless or inattentive driving.
The prevalent legal theory for imposing liability in a Cherokee County auto accident is negligence. Individuals owe each other a duty of care judged by the standard of a reasonably prudent driver under similar circumstances. When the failure to act as a reasonably prudent driver results in foreseeable harm, such as property damage, personal injury or wrongful death, the negligent driver may be held financially responsible. Our Cherokee County car accident attorneys have experience representing clients in pursuing legal claims in many types of motor vehicle accidents like speeding accidents, intersection collisions, red light running accidents, vehicle rollovers, DUI accidents, trucking (tractor-trailer) accidents, fatigued driver accidents, driveway back up accidents and many others.
The plaintiff in a personal injury case must prove that the other driver engaged in unreasonably unsafe driving and that the hazardous driving behavior caused foreseeable harm. Occasionally the evidence needed to prove fault in an accident is fairly straightforward, such as when a driver is rear-ended while stopped at a red light. However, this is the exception and not the rule. Even in those cases where fault is fairly apparent, the insurance company for the other driver may look for grounds to suggest that the plaintiff also engaged in driving conduct that contributed to the auto accident. Alternatively, the insurance company may dispute whether the collision caused the plaintiff’s injuries or the severity of the injuries. Other common forms of negligent driving behavior that may cause an auto collision include:
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to observe right of way
- Intoxicated or impaired drivers
- Fatigued or sleepy drivers, including truck drivers
- Failure to observe stop signs or red lights
- Negligently exiting driveways so that one hits bicyclists or pedestrians
- Rear-end collisions
- Defective motor vehicles caused by factors like tire blowouts or sticky accelerator pedals
- Following too close (i.e. tailgating)
- Unsafe or improperly maintained public roadways
- Aggressive driving
Our Cherokee County auto accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates understand insurance company strategies and work diligently to prevent them from taking advantage of our clients. Our car accident law firm delivers small firm personal service with the expertise and aggressive advocacy of a big firm. We understand the hardships our clients face so we tenaciously pursue the financial recovery they need to put their lives back on track after a serious motor vehicle collision.
Make sure to protect your legal rights when you have been harmed by the negligent or reckless misconduct of another driver. Do not let insurance companies walk all over you! If you or someone you love is injured or seriously injured in a Cherokee County car accident, please contact us immediately for a FREE CONSULTATION so we can assess. Please contact us anytime at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by visiting our website at www.montlick.com to make use of our online case inquiry form or 24/7 online chat service.