Atlanta Traffic Accident Lawyer
The time that workers spend behind the wheel commuting to work has grown longer as infrastructure improvements have failed to keep up with a rising number of drivers. Forty years ago, it was reported by the Department of Transportation that there were 65 million workers within the U.S., and only one in seven had to commute outside of their home community to work. Now there are over 160 million workers, and one in four of them commute to work.
Many people must commute into various areas of metro Atlanta and the surrounding vicinity on a daily basis. Those who brave the commute to work commit two hours of each day that they work to driving. This amount of time on the road opens the door for anything to happen. Drivers must endure many accident hazards, such as bad weather, poorly maintained roadways and distracted drivers while negotiating their path through heavy traffic. Serious traffic accidents can cause intense financial, emotional and physical obstacles. Montlick and Associates and their Atlanta traffic accident lawyer have represented those involved in motor vehicle accidents since 1984.
Negligent Behavior and Atlanta Automobile Accidents
Each year 6 million accidents occur in the U.S., and over 30,000 Americans die. Those who survive are often severely injured by the accident, and many end up permanently disabled. Defensive driving skills can help you avoid an accident, but this may not be enough when you are driving in heavy traffic filled with impaired drivers, texting drivers, speeding drivers and other forms of unsafe driving.
Determining what caused one’s car accident is extremely important to obtaining the compensation to pay medical bills and replace lost wages. Most automobile accidents in Atlanta are caused by negligent drivers. A negligent driver is one who fails to exercise reasonable care to avoid a collision. The two most common and dangerous types of negligent drivers are those who text while driving, and those who choose to operate a motor vehicle while they are intoxicated. Negligence is the most common basis for liability in a car accident lawsuit. Some of the most frequent forms of negligent driving include:
- Fatigued truck drivers
- Intoxicated drivers
- Blowouts which cause vans and SUVs to rollover
- Drivers which do not pay attention to motorcyclists and bicyclists
- Motorists who do not notice pedestrians in and around roadways
- Drivers who do not exercise caution around roadwork
- Speeding drivers
- Drivers who do not look before driving out of driveways or traveling in reverse
- Drivers who change lanes without using their signals or checking their blind spots
- Motorists who ignore road signs
- Drivers who do not pull off the road when they become sleepy
- Drivers who follow too closely
- Aggressive drivers
Those who have suffered a serious foreseeable injury during a motor vehicle accident caused by a careless or inattentive driver generally have a right to seek legal compensation. These injuries may include broken or fractured bones, spinal cord damage or other back injuries, whiplash, brain trauma or head injuries, severe burns, loss of extremities, and other forms of physical injury. Montlick and Associates’ auto accident attorneys have handled car accident cases effectively in Atlanta for nearly 30 years. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. If you have been involved in an accident, our lawyers can advise you of your rights and may be able to represent you in pursuing a personal injury claim.
Montlick and Associates' Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Atlanta
Montlick and Associates has a well-established history of protecting the legal rights of victims in the Atlanta area. Our Atlanta traffic accident lawyer have the ability to anticipate problems posed by insurance companies and maneuver around them. We may be able to assist you in rebuilding your quality of life and overcome the financial hardships by seeking compensation for lost wages, medical costs, pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium and other damages based on the specific circumstances of your case.
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 Atlanta 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.