Our Atlanta auto accident law firm understands that an accident can radically impact your life because of the pain and challenges of suffering personal injuries as well as the stress and pressure from dealing with insurance companies and responsible parties. Often, Atlanta auto accidents result in catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputation injuries, and many other injuries that will result in months of recovery and missed employment. In addition to all of these financial difficulties, there will be other physical and emotional hardships that can significantly diminish your quality of life.
Adding insult to injury, insurance companies that learn Atlanta auto accident victims are not represented by experienced attorneys often prey on them. Because these insurance companies handle thousands of car accident claims annually, they are equipped with the experience and resources to utilize their knowledge of the procedural and substantive complexities of the law to reduce settlements and judgments. Even though many insurance company adjusters appear friendly and anxious to help you, their financial interests are in direct opposition to yours. They want you to take a low-ball offer or divulge or admit to damaging facts that adversely impact your recovery. This is why you need an experienced Atlanta auto accident law firm to represent you and stand up for your rights when dealing with insurance companies.
Dangers of Atlanta Auto Accidents
It is no surprise that Atlanta commuters spend a lot of time in heavy traffic. Because of traffic congestion, there is a higher likelihood of collisions that can result from inattentive or careless driving. Tragically, the majority of injury accidents and wrongful deaths involve conduct which is obviously dangerous, such as driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, and excessive speed.
Particularly, inattentive driving is becoming one of the fastest growing causes of serious Atlanta auto accidents. Cell phones and GPS devices are specifically becoming the most common cause of distracted driving. Although Georgia has passed laws to limit the use of these devices, drivers still insist on talking, texting and web surfing while driving.
Common Causes of Atlanta Auto Accidents
In a Atlanta auto accident, the typical basis for imposing liability is the legal principle of negligence. Negligence is a legal term of art that refers to the legal duty a driver owes to others on the road to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent driver would have under the circumstances. Some the common breaches of this duty include:
- Texting while driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Using devices such as cell phones or GPS while driving
- Excessive speed under the circumstances
- Tailgating or following too closely
- Aggressive driving or failing to yield
- Making an unsafe turn
- Passenger distractions
- Running red lights and stop signs
In addition, public entities may be liable for unsafe or improper maintenance of roadways, or manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers may be liable for defectively manufactured or designed motor vehicles. These two special types of cases are inherently difficult so it is important to seek legal advice promptly if you believe these factors may have been involved if your car accident. Our legal team has a proven track record for success and handles these cases with compassion and expertise.
Advocacy for Serious Atlanta Auto Accidents
Auto accidents can have many different causes. Our experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney will have handled a wide spectrum of car accident cases during our nearly three decades serving the Atlanta community. Our Atlanta auto accident lawyers can provide assistance with the following types of motor vehicle collision claims:
- Single car accidents
- Head-on collisions
- T-bone crashes
- Intersection accidents
- Rollover crashes
- Chain reaction or pileup accidents
- Rear-end impact collisions
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Bus crashes
- Pedestrian accidents
In a serious Atlanta auto accident, victims may suffer a wide range of physical injuries including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Head or neck injuries
- Damage to internal organs
- Spinal cord damage
- Permanent disfigurement
- Possible amputation of limbs
- Wrongful death actions
Our experienced Atlanta auto accident law firm typically provides a careful investigation of the facts surrounding the accident, a detailed analysis of the applicable law, fierce and aggressive negotiation with insurance company attorneys, and proven litigation tactics. In addition, our legal team seeks many types of damages that are applicable to a specific client's case, which may include lost income, future disability, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, medical expenses for physical and emotional damage, and many other damages.
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 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 websit, www.montlick.com, to make use of our free consultation form or 24-hour live online chat service.