Each Atlanta car accidents lawyer from Montlick & Associates understands serious and life-changing car accidents can happen to anyone without any prior warning. Statistics reveal that over twenty percent of Georgia’s fatal traffic accidents occur within the five counties surrounding Atlanta because of heavy traffic congestion. In fact, Atlanta commuters have longer commutes on average than commuters from Los Angles and New York City. Moreover, Fayette County is surrounded by some of the most heavily trafficked roads in Georgia. With nearly 110,000 people living in this area and many more using these roads to travel daily, there is a significant risk of being involved in a Fayette County auto accident.
Each Atlanta car accidents lawyer at Montlick and Associates has experience representing auto accident victims and their families who endure physical injuries as well as psychological or emotional harm. We recognize that auto accident victims need compensation for their physical injuries and emotional harms as well as financial assistance for their mortgage or rent and household bills. When car accident victims are struggling with pain and emotional anxiety, these financial challenges can impede their recovery. This is why our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyers have been providing zealous representation for nearly three decades allowing our clients to focus on their physical and emotional recovery.
A significant portion of our Atlanta car accident law practice involves representing individuals injured in auto accidents. Our knowledge of the law, common reasons for imposing liability and analysis of car accident scenes has equipped us to be a strong advocate in all types of motor vehicle accidents. Even though the legal issues in auto accident cases can be complicated, our Atlanta auto accident lawyers know how to uncover and prove unsafe driving practices, such as failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, violating the speed limit, driving while impaired by alcohol, operating a motor vehicle when distracted or fatigued and other negligent driving practices. Our auto accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have a proven track record and the experience you need when taking on negligent drivers and the insurance companies that represent them.
Atlanta auto accidents and personal injury recoveries based on negligence
Most traffic accidents resulting in fatalities and serious injuries are preventable. Georgia’s share of traffic deaths in relation to the population exceeds the national average with a significant number of these severe collisions occurring in Atlanta. Most of these car accidents are caused by careless, reckless or inattentive driving.
The principle theory for imposing liability in a Atlanta auto accident is negligence. Individuals owe each other a duty of care judged by the standard of care of a reasonably prudent driver under similar circumstances. When an individual fails to act as a reasonably prudent driver would have under similar circumstances, the motorist may be financially responsible for the harm caused. These types of negligent driving can result in a vast array of collisions, including but not limited to the following:
- DUI accidents
- T-bone accidents in intersections
- Side impact collisions
- Multi-vehicle pileups
- Rollover accidents involving SUVs and 15-passenger vans
- Backing up accidents in driveways
- Parking lot accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Head-on impact crashes
- Rear impact collisions
- Single car run off the road crashes
Under the legal theory of negligence, the plaintiff (car accident victim) must prove all of the elements of a negligence claim with the most important being unreasonably unsafe conduct (negligent conduct), causation and harm in the form of injury and/or property damage. Occasionally establishing a negligence claim is reasonably straightforward, such as a rear-end collision. Most times the responsible party is a matter of dispute based on a wide array of evidence, including law enforcement accident reports, witnesses at the accident scene, vehicle positions and/or damage and other relevant evidence. Even in rear-end collision cases, the other driver’s insurance company will look for viable theories to impose some portion of fault on you. Some of the most common causes of Atlanta car accidents include:
- Improper lane changes
- Failure to observe right-of-way regarding other vehicles, pedestrians or bicyclists
- Public entity accidents (bus crashes) due to negligent hiring, supervision, or training
- Intoxicated or impaired drivers resulting in auto accidents
- Fatigued, sleepy/tired drivers
- Alcohol and drug impaired collisions
- Failure to observe stop signs or red lights
- Negligently exiting driveways without checking behind one’s vehicle
- Motor vehicle defects, such as tire blowouts or sticky acceleration pedals
- Tailgating a vehicle at a rate of speed that does not allow sufficient time to stop
- Unsafe or improperly maintained public roadways
- Aggressive and unsafe driving violating the right-of-way or duty to yield
Our attoneys understand how insurance companies defend these cases and work diligently to prevent them from taking advantage of our clients. Each Atlanta car accidents lawyer at Montlick and Associates delivers small firm personal service with the expertise and aggressive advocacy of a large firm. We pride ourselves on the zealous representation for our clients based on a thorough familiarity with the deceptive tactics of insurance companies.
Make sure you understand your legal rights and contact us if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident. Call now for your FREE CONSULTATION. Our telephone hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). If necessary, a member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit. For further information, visit us on the web at www.montlick.com and download our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or access our 24-hour live chat service.