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North Decatur Auto Accident Attorneys

There are over one 340,000 car accidents in North Decatur and the rest of Georgia annually involving over 133,000 injury victims and over 1,700 fatalities. North Decatur car accidents often result in catastrophic injuries and wrongful death. Most of these serious car accidents are avoidable, which makes them all the more tragic. Driver negligence causes the majority of these devastating car accidents. The leading causes of Georgia car accidents involve different forms of driver negligence, including the following:

  • Lack of attention (distracted driving)
  • Not yielding right of way
  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Speeding or driving too fast for road and traffic conditions
  • Not following at a safe distance

Anyone involved in a serious North Decatur car accident will have many questions and concerns. People often do not know what to do or what to expect when they are involved in a serious car accident. Many accident victims do not obtain the compensation to which they are entitled because of inadequate available insurance coverage or the failure to seek legal advice regarding their right to full compensation for their injuries. At Montlick and Associates, our North Decatur auto accident attorneys have been representing those injured in North Decatur auto accidents since our law firm was founded in 1984. We have built our reputation with insurance defense attorneys, judges and clients throughout Georgia based on almost three decades of successful results for our clients.

North Decatur Car Accident Negligence

Driver error is the leading cause of car accidents, but sometimes accidents are also caused by negligent conduct by other parties. Negligent conduct is essentially the failure of drivers or other entities to exercise reasonable care in preventing injury to others in motor vehicle collisions. Drivers are expected to observe traffic safety laws and otherwise engage in safe driving practices. Other parties that may also not exercise reasonable care to prevent North Decatur car accidents include manufacturers of defective motor vehicles and public entities that fail to design, construct or maintain safe roadways. Some common forms of driver negligence include:

  • Driver negligence
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • DUI (driving under the influence)
  • Distracted driving (talking or texting while driving)
  • Mechanical defects
  • Poorly built or maintained roadways

What Should I Do If I Am Involved in a North Decatur Auto Collision?

The actions that a North Decatur car accident victim takes following a serious car accident can substantially impact the viability of a car accident claim and the amount of damages. It is important not to speak directly with the insurance carrier of the other driver who may use information you provide to compromise your claim. The best way to preserve your North Decatur car accident claim is to speak with an experienced car accident lawyer in North Decatur who can evaluate your claim, negotiate with insurance carriers and comply with legal deadlines as well as procedural requirements. The other actions that you should take if you are involved in a North Decatur auto collision include:

  • Call 911
  • See if anyone is injured and assist where possible
  • Exchange information with the other driver
  • Take pictures of the accident, injuries, and surrounding area
    • Get the names and addresses of witnesses
    • Get a copy of the police report
    • See a doctor even if you think you are uninjured because your injuries may not be immediately apparent

How Do Different Types of Injuries Affect the Value of a Motor Vehicle Injury Claim?

Injuries suffered in a North Decatur car accident can vary in severity from fairly mild injuries that will heal completely in a relatively short period of time to devastating permanent injuries that will have a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Permanent mental or physical injury can prevent a collision victim from working, engaging in normal pre-accident activities and taking care of one’s family. If you suffer injuries that result in a longer period of recovery or that require invasive medical procedures like surgery, the value of your case generally will be greater than if you have only soft tissue injuries, like muscle strains and torn tendons or ligaments. If you suffer injuries that will cause permanent injury or disability, these North Decatur car accident claims typically have the highest value. Some of the common types of injuries we see in car accident cases in North Decatur include:

  • Broken or crushed bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs
  • Head and brain injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Severe full thickness burns
  • Back injuries and whiplash
  • Dislocations

If you suffer these injuries or other injuries or a loved one dies, you may seek a broad spectrum of damages, including the following:

  • Medical bills present and future
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
    • Disability and disfigurement
    • Pain and suffering
    • Impaired enjoyment of life
    • Loss of consortium for spouse
    • Pain and suffering
    • Other damages

If you are seriously injured in a car crash or you lose a loved one to wrongful death, our experienced North Decatur car accident attorneys diligently represent the rights of those injured by the negligence of others in Georgia. Our attorneys zealously pursue the best possible recovery for our clients so that they can focus on recovering and rebuilding their lives. Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured because of the failure of a driver on the streets or highways of North Decatur to engage in prudent driving practices, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates' experienced North Decatur car accident attorneys.

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