Atlanta Vehicle Accident Attorneys
If you have suffered serious injury in an Atlanta auto accident, you may feel paralyzed by the pressure of coping with insurance carriers while trying to recover from intense physical pain and the anxiety that usually accompanies being involved in such a traumatic event. When one is recovering from the physical injuries and emotional scars caused by a serious Atlanta car accident, the stress of negotiating the complex legal requirements to protect your auto accident claim can be overwhelming. While some insurance adjusters are friendly and seem helpful, you should view the other driver’s insurance adjuster as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” The insurance adjuster, no matter how amicable, is not concerned with facilitating your auto insurance claim. The insurance adjuster’s job is to find a basis to deny your claim or to pay you pennies on the dollar.
Our Atlanta vehicle accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates have been providing conscientious and compassionate legal representation to those injured by drunk, distracted, speeding and otherwise negligent drivers since our law firm was founded almost three decades ago. When you are involved in a motor vehicle collision in Atlanta or throughout the greater Atlanta area, there is a ton of details to be dealt with including obtaining medical treatment, getting your vehicle fixed and paying household bills when you are unable to work. When Atlanta car accident injury victims attempt to negotiate directly with the insurance company without an experienced auto accident attorney, they are at an incredible disadvantage because of virtually unlimited resources insurance companies have to defend against claims. Our team of dedicated Atlanta auto accident lawyers are prepared to go toe-to-toe with insurance companies so that our clients are treated fairly and receive the financial compensation that they deserve.
Determining a Atlanta Car Accident Victim's Right to Financial Compensation
The law of negligence governs the right to compensation for injuries caused by drivers and other parties that cause car accidents because of a failure to exercise reasonable care. Drivers are expected to exercise reasonable care to prevent injury to other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. Sometimes merely establishing that a driver violated a traffic safety law and that the violation caused your injuries may be sufficient to prove that the driver was negligent. An obvious example would be a driver who runs a red light at an intersection and T-bones your vehicle in the middle of the intersection.
There are many types of negligent driving practices that may form a basis for liability in an Atlanta car accident case including:
- Driving more rapidly than the speed limit
- Driving while one’s driving abilities are impacted by drugs or alcohol
- Using a mobile phone to text message, place calls, surf the web, check email or read while driving
- Not allowing a proper following distance
- Distracted drivers
- Executing an illegal or unsafe turn
- Failing to check the adjacent lane before making a lane change
- Blowing through traffic signals or stop signs at intersections
- Lack of caution in work zones
- Driving aggressively or recklessly (e.g. passing on the shoulder or street racing)
While this is just a short list of unsafe driving practices that may constitute the basis for a negligence claim in an Atlanta car accident, these are among the most common causes of serious collisions. The vast array of auto collisions in Atlanta is as extensive as the types of collisions. Some of the types of collisions that our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys handle include:
- Single vehicle run off the road accidents
- Sideswipe accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Side impact collisions
- Rear impact accidents
- Rollover accidents
- Vehicle ejection accidents
- Multi-car pileups
Although in most cases, you will be seeking compensation and negotiating with a negligent driver’s insurance company, this is not the exclusive source of recovery for serious injuries suffered in a car accident. There are other parties that may be responsible for your accident including government bodies, vehicle manufacturers, vehicle owners, employers of negligent drivers and others. Many Atlanta car accidents cause devastating injuries that can result in staggering medical bills. Our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys explore all possible sources of recovery to secure sufficient insurance coverage to fully cover the full spectrum of our clients’ losses.
Serious Injuries Necessitate a Full Range of Damages
There are many types of injuries that may be caused by a motor vehicle collision ranging from soft tissue injuries that will eventually completely heal to catastrophic injuries that will have a severe permanent impact on an injury victim’s quality of life. Common soft tissue injuries include whiplash neck injuries and torn ligaments or tendons of the joints. More serious injuries that will eventually heal but may require surgery or substantial medical treatment include fractures, broken bones and serious burns. The most tragic of injuries are those that mean a permanent loss of intellectual or physical functioning, such as brain injuries, loss of extremities, spinal cord injuries and even wrongful death.
We carefully analyze the nature of our clients’ injuries to determine what type of compensation they may be entitled to seek. Generally, the more permanent and life-altering one’s injuries the greater the damages. While extensive medical bills often accompany cases where more substantial financial recovery is appropriate, this does not always need to be the case. The precise types of damages that are available in your Atlanta car accident case will depend on the specific circumstances of your case. Some of the types of damages that may be available in a Atlanta auto accident claim include:
- Reimbursement for lost wages, salary or commission
- Expenses related to diagnosis, treatment or rehabilitation
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Adverse impact on one’s relationship with a spouse
- Damages to punish particularly reckless driving (exemplary/punitive damages)
- Wrongful death compensation (e.g. costs related to funeral and/or burial)
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of Atlanta to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys.
Our Atlanta vehicle accident 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 a 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.