Our experienced Atlanta automobile accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates have decades of experience representing personal injury victims injured in collisions involving all types of vehicles including passenger cars, commercial trucks (tractor-trailers), SUVs, 15-passenger vans, buses and motorcycles. We know that being involved in a Fairburn car accident can cause an injury victim enormous stress, chronic pain and difficult financial burdens. The Fairburn auto accident lawyers at our law firm have recovered tens of millions of dollars for our clients. We are dedicated to seeking fair compensation for car accident injury victims in Fairburn and to holding those whose negligent or reckless conduct causes such accidents accountable for any injuries and loss of life.
While there have been improvements in vehicle safety features that reduce the probability of a collision and severity of injuries, there are many drivers that continue to ignore basic safe driving practices. When drivers elect to violate the speed limit, multi-task while driving, and drive after a night of partying, they put innocent drivers and passengers in other vehicles at risk. Most car accidents are not really accidents at all but the result of inconsiderate or careless drivers making a conscious decision not to drive safely. Drivers that obey all traffic laws, focus on their driving, and avoid driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol rarely cause motor vehicle accidents. It is tragic that the simple decision to drive safely could prevent millions of people from suffering injury and tens of thousands of wrongful deaths each year in motor vehicle accidents.
The Legal Basis for Fairburn Car Accident Claims
While there are many causes of collisions in Atlanta, the legal principle of negligence is the typical basis for imposing liability in most car accident cases. The law of negligence basically imposes liability on those who fail to exercise reasonable care to prevent foreseeable injuries to others. This means that most Atlanta car accident claims will involve two key issues: (1) who caused the accident; (2) what injuries were the foreseeable result of the accident.
Many people presume that vehicle accidents involve a single party who is “at fault”. While there are many auto accident cases where this is true, it is not necessarily the case. Many times there may be multiple parties whose conduct contributes to a serious Atlanta motor vehicle accident. A negligent driver of a tractor-trailer may collide with an SUV that rolls over causing the roof to crush a vehicle occupant because it is not adequately reinforced. In this tragic and all too common scenario, the driver of the tractor-trailer may have caused the collision but the manufacturer’s failure to reinforce the roof of the SUV may have exacerbated the injuries. In such cases, both parties may be defendants, which may be critically important if the negligent driver is uninsured or lacks adequate insurance. Sometimes third parties also contribute to serious motor vehicle accidents, such as manufacturers of defective vehicles or public entities that fail to construct or maintain safe roads.
The situation becomes more complicated when the insurance company for a negligent driver tries to blame the injury victim for causing the motor vehicle collision. A driver may be T-boned in an intersection because the other driver blew through a red light. If the driver that was T-boned suffers severe injuries like a spinal cord injury or a traumatic brain injury that results in permanent physical or mental disability, the insurance company for the defendant may claim that the injury victim was speeding which resulted in more severe injuries.
Even if the judge or jury determines that the injury victim was partially responsible for causing the accident or exacerbating his or her own injuries, this does not prevent recovering for one’s injuries unless the degree of fault assigned to the injury victim is fifty percent or more. However, the amount of the injury victim’s damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault assigned to the car accident victim. Many car accident victims make the mistake of presuming that they cannot pursue a car accident claim because they are partially at-fault, but we often are able to obtain financial compensation in these cases.
Because our Atlanta car accident law firm has been representing Fairburn car accident victims for almost three decades, we are able to provide effective legal representation in all types of motor vehicle accidents, such as:
- SUV rollover accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Drivers not paying attention (i.e. distracted drivers)
- Trucking accident (Semi-truck crashes)
- DUI/DWI (drunk driving)
- Rear impact collisions
- Motorcycle crashes
- Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
- Bus crashes
- Drivers impaired by drugs
- Side-impact accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Reckless driving accidents
- Violations of the Georgia Rules of the Road
- Intersection accidents
- Backup accidents
If you are involved in a serious Atlanta car accident, you may experience severe injuries that severely impact your ordinary daily life activities. Some of the injuries that we see in the Atlanta auto accident cases that we handle include:
- Dislocations of joints
- Torn tendons/ligaments
- Knee injuries
- Back and shoulder injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Burn injuries
- Paralysis (paraplegia and quadriplegia)
- Amputation injuries
- Wrongful death
Our experienced Atlanta automobile accident lawyers are dedicated to aggressively seeking the full measure of monetary compensation for our clients so that they have the resources they need to overcome their injuries and get their lives back on track. The motor vehicle accident lawyers of Montlick and Associates may be able to obtain compensation for lost wages, medical costs, burial/funeral costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, future diminished earnings, impaired enjoyment of life, punitive damages and interference with your marital relationship depending on the specific facts of your case.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers are committed to representing personal injury and wrongful death victims in obtaining compensation to rebuild their lives and support their families. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta auto 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 at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.