Coweta County Car Accident Lawyers
Although vehicle manufacturers have made strides to reduce the frequency and severity of car accidents, collisions involving all forms of motor vehicles continue to derail the lives of many in Coweta County and the surrounding areas of Georgia. The number of vehicles traveling the nation's roadways continues to rise faster than infrastructure improvements.
Based on data from the Department of Transportation, there were 65 million U.S. workers in 1960, and only one in seven had to commute outside of the community in which they lived. There are currently over 160 million workers, and one in four workers must commute. Coweta County residents who commute to work in the greater Atlanta metro area often sacrifice as much as two hours of each workday navigating traffic congestion. These commutes place motorists at risk from drunk, speeding or distracted drivers and other motorists that disregard the potential for life-altering auto collisions. Our many months of poor weather only accentuate these dangers.
Being involved in an automobile accident is always upsetting, but a collision can turn your life upside down if you suffer serious injury. The financial hardships, legal complexities and insurance hassles that flow from a traffic collision can promote intense feelings of anxiety about the future while you are trying to recover from your injuries. Our Coweta County car accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates has provided effective legal assistance in overcoming these hardships since 1984.
Legal Implications of Negligent Behavior
Six million automobile accidents occur in the United States annually, and over 30,000 Americans tragically die because of collisions involving motor vehicles each year. The ones who are lucky enough to survive serious vehicle crashes often experience severe injuries, which may cause permanent disability, impaired mental functioning and/or loss of mobility. While defensive driving skills may help you avoid an accident, this may not be enough when other drivers fail to comply with traffic safety laws and prudent driving practices.
If you are involved in an auto accident in the Coweta County area, it is important to determine what caused the accident. While most car accidents are caused by some form of negligence, there are many types of negligent conduct and multiple parties that may cause a car crash. The term "negligence" simply means that a party has not exercised reasonable care to avoid causing a collision resulting in injuries or wrongful death. Drivers, vehicle manufacturers, and public entities, motor vehicle owners and other parties may engage in unsafe conduct that causes a car accident in Coweta County. Two of the most common examples of negligence by drivers are texting or driving while intoxicated. These types of unsafe driving, along with other traffic violations, such as running stop signs and speeding, may provide a basis for liability if they cause a car crash.
Forms of Negligent Conduct Causing Coweta County Auto Collisions
The following are some of the most common ways accidents occur in the Coweta County area:
- Collisions caused by truck drivers experiencing fatigue
- Drivers who are intoxicated
- Tire blowouts that cause vans and SUVs to roll over
- Automobile drivers ignoring or overlooking bicyclists or pedestrians
- Drivers not exercising caution in construction zones
- Accidents caused by speeding drivers
- Accidents caused by drivers who do not check behind a vehicle when backing up
- Collisions caused by drivers who change lanes without checking blind spots or using a signal
- Collisions that occur because of motorists ignoring road signs
- Accidents caused by drivers who are sleepy or not fully aware
- Accidents that occur because of people following too closely
- Collisions caused by aggressive driving or traffic safety violations
If you have been in a Coweta County car accident and have suffered injuries, such as fractures, back injuries, spinal cord damage, brain trauma, severe burns, head injuries, brain injuries, dislocations, loss of extremities, whiplash or other severe forms of injury, you may be entitled to compensation. During the 35 years we have handled car accident cases in Coweta County, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in compensation. Our experienced car accident attorneys may be able to help you with your case and advise you of your rights in such cases.
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the negligence, intentional misconduct, or recklessness of a third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Coweta County car accident attorneys. Our attorneys are available to help you and may even visit you if needed. You can call us anytime 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) for your FREE CONSULTATION. Alternatively, you can visit our website www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.