Auto accidents are unanticipated and disruptive events that can force those injured to suffer intense physical pain, difficult emotional challenges, and burdensome financial hardships. When you are struggling to overcome the physical pain caused by a motor vehicle collision, it can be difficult to focus on legal and insurance issues that must be navigated to obtain monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and vehicle repair. These losses do not even include less tangible but important damages like pain and suffering, impaired quality of life, loss of consortium, extreme emotional distress and other damages. Many Lilburn auto accidents leave injury victims unable to walk, work or care for their family.
At Montlick and Associates, our Lilburn auto accident attorneys are committed to imposing the costs of serious injury on the negligent and indifferent drivers who are responsible for causing car accidents in Lilburn. While sometimes the facts that determine who is responsible for a motor vehicle collision are clear, this is the exception and not the rule. Insurance companies typically take aggressive positions denying the fault of their client. Even when the fault of a driver is fairly obvious, the insurance carrier for the other driver may try to claim that your own unsafe driving also played a significant role in causing the Lilburn car accident. Our experienced Lilburn car accident lawyers’ investigation of our clients’ car accidents may include reviewing accident reports; interviewing witnesses; screening video footage; as well as examining photos of the accident scene, vehicle damage and/or surrounding area.
Common Varieties of Lilburn Motor Vehicle Accidents
Our Lilburn auto accident attorneys represent clients injured in collisions involving all types of vehicles and accidents, such as:
- Head-on collisions on freeways
- Blowouts leading to road departure accidents
- Cars T-boned at intersections
- Rear impact collisions
- Bicycle collisions with passenger vehicles
- Chain reaction or multi-car pileup accidents
- Pedestrians run over by motor vehicles
- Vehicle malfunction accidents caused by product defects
- Trucking accidents (jackknifes, rollovers, carriage under-ride accidents and other tractor-trailer accidents)
- Driveway and parking lot backup accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Legal Principles Involved in Proving Liability for Lilburn Car Accidents
Most Lilburn car accidents occur because drivers do not obey basic traffic laws or otherwise drive in an inattentive manner. While some motor vehicle collisions really are accidental events caused by drivers who are at less than their best because they are tired or upset, the vast majority of car crashes are caused by conscious decisions to take risks. When a driver climbs behind the steering wheel after a night of drinking, drives with one hand while text messaging, or drives ninety miles per hour or more, car accidents that result can hardly be characterized as an “accident.” Drivers that choose to engage in unsafe driving should be held accountable for the injuries or wrongful deaths that they cause to other innocent vehicle occupants and pedestrians.
If you are involved in a car accident in Lilburn, the legal principle that constitutes the focus of most car accident cases is negligence. Negligence is a legal term of art that basically refers to the failure to exercise ordinary care to prevent foreseeable injury to others. The burden of proof is on the injury victim in a Lilburn auto accident case to establish that the defendant’s unsafe conduct caused the accident and that the accident was responsible for the victim’s injuries. Some of the types of negligence that cause Lilburn car accidents include the following:
- Alcohol-impaired driving (drunken drivers)
- Improper following distance (tailgating)
- Using a cell phone to text or call while driving (distracted driving)
- Weaving through traffic while speeding (aggressive driving)
- Failing to stop or yield as directed by Georgia law and traffic signals/signs
- Violating the speed limit
- Motor vehicle defects
- Driving while fatigued or drowsy
- Unsafe road design or faulty road maintenance
- Failure to adjust driving to traffic and weather conditions
Although this is hardly a comprehensive list of the types of dangerous driving that can cause a serious Lilburn auto accident, these are some of the more common forms of negligence that contribute to car accidents. When you are involved in a car accident you may suffer a wide range of injuries from less serious injuries like soft tissue injuries, torn tendons or ligaments and whiplash to severe injuries that can permanently influence your quality of life, such as:
- Head trauma resulting in brain injuries
- Loss of use or amputation of extremities
- Damage to the spinal column impairing sensation or mobility
- Severe fractures, crushed and broken bones
- Wrongful death
At Montlick and Associates our dedicated team of Lilburn auto accident attorneys understand the way severe injuries can turn an accident victim’s life upside down. We are committed to aggressively pursuing our clients' Lilburn car accident claims by using state of the art litigation technology, proven legal strategies and persuasive legal arguments, as well as zealous and impassioned advocacy. Our Lilburn motor vehicle accident lawyers do not view our clients as “plaintiffs” but as real people who need compassion and commitment from their legal advocates. We know that clients recovering from their injuries will have questions so we try to provide clear and reasonably timely answers to our clients’ inquiries.
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Lilburn 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 a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced Lilburn 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 a 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.