Peachtree Corners is a beautiful planned community in Gwinnett County located to the northeast of Metro Atlanta. For each of its nearly 40,000 residents that need to commute, before they walk out the door, it is best that they locate the traffic tie-ups. This valuable information can allow them to avoid sitting in a traffic jam and improve their commute. Commute times spent on Metro Atlanta roads can reach nearly two hours every day. Peachtree Corners residents face a real risk of having an auto accident despite the fact that they are only 15 miles from downtown Atlanta due to the high number of autos and trucks on the road.
Georgia state statistics reveal an increasing numbers of arrests for both drunk driving (DUI/DWI) and alcohol involved fatal traffic accidents. There are also more people that text message while driving on the road. The increasing concern about the dangers of text messaging while driving has resulted in the practice being prohibited, but the penalties are relatively lax and enforcement poses a serious issue. It is presumed that many drivers in Peachtree Corners and throughout Georgia continue to text and drive. Further, adult non-commercial drivers are still allowed to use a cell phone for other uses when driving, including making cell phone calls.
It is unfortunate but highly likely that a Peachtree Corners driver will eventually be involved in an auto accident. This problem is not just limited to Peachtree Corners, but to all communities that comprise Metro Atlanta. Georgia Highway Patrol data reflecting a rise in traffic accidents reinforces the danger posed to Peachtree Corners motorists by unsafe and distracted drivers. The experienced Peachtree Corners car accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates understand the intense physical, financial and emotional toll experienced by auto collision victims.
Peachtree Corners Auto Accident Injury Recovery Attorney: Negligence Explained
Auto accident legal claims are most often based on the law of negligence. The legal theory of negligence regards unreasonably careless behavior that causes foreseeable injury to another. As noted, drunk driving and distracted (texting) driving are two of the most common and important types of negligent driving. It is common knowledge that people are aware of the hazards posed by drunk drivers on the road. For a criminal conviction of drunk driving, admissible evidence must establish impaired mental or physical driving skills or a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) that exceeds 0.08 percent. The reality is that any amount of alcohol in one’s system may contribute to a serious Peachtree Corners car accident.
A growing body of research, including a study conducted by the University of Utah, suggest that drivers who text while driving exhibit as much impairment of their driving ability as a driver with a BAC of 0.08 percent. It is important to note that any measureable amount of alcohol may decrease driving abilities and contribute to an auto accident.
A sampling from the long list of causes of auto accidents and factors that may be the basis for fault in cases handled by our Peachtree car accident attorneys include:
- Limited safe roads provided for public driving
- Autos drivers not allowing bicycle right-of-way
- Blowouts of tire causing SUV and passenger van rollovers
- Drivers excessive speed
- Drunk drivers, distracted or confused drivers in head on collisions
- Blindly exiting driveways so that one runs over pedestrians
- Drivers not focusing their attention or eyes on the road
- Improper lane changes causing auto and motorcycle accidents
- Bus drivers on the road without proper training, screening or supervision
- Accidents caused by fatigued trucks drivers
- Ignoring stop signs/signals when driving through intersections
- Driving if sleepy and not pulling off the road
- Staying at least 2-seconds from the car directly ahead
- Aggressive driving (e.g. engaging in multiple unsafe traffic violations simultaneously)
- Ignoring proper right of way
Our experienced Peachtree Corners traffic accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates aggressively negotiate with insurance companies and do not stop working for our clients until their case is resolved. Our Peachtree Corners car accident lawyers endeavor to provide our clients with an appropriate investigation of the facts, thoughtful analysis of the law and theories of liability, effective negotiation and compelling advocacy in court.
Have the Right Partner to Protect Your Quality of Life after a Peachtree Corners Car Accident
Insurance companies work diligently to minimize the amount they payout on claims. The economic reality is that insurance companies do not make billions of dollars annually by rushing to offer fair and full settlements. With the use of various experts, the insurance company may look to develop evidence and legal theories supporting the position that their insured did not cause the car accident. Where this claim cannot be supported by the evidence, the insurance company will generally dispute whether the car accident caused your injuries. The insurance company also may hire medical experts to dispute the extent or severity of any injuries.
There are many types of injuries that can disrupt your life, including so-called “soft tissue” injuries, which can be intensely painful injuries, but also broken ribs or fractures that take time to heal. Regardless, either of these varieties of injuries can still force victims to take time off from work. Accident also can cause catastrophic injury, including loss of limbs, brain damage, spinal cord damage, disfigurement from burns, paralysis and even death.
Be aware of your legal rights! If you have been injured in a Peachtree Corners car accident because of a negligent driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation. Call now for a FREE CONSULTATION with Montlick and Associates experienced Peachtree Corners car accident attorneys.
Our Peachtree Corners car 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 www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.