If you navigate the streets and highways in and around Powder Springs, you are probably well aware of how treacherous unsafe drivers can make travel for other drivers of cars, trucks or SUVs, as well as motorcyclists, bicyclists, pedestrians and others. Many drivers routinely speed despite knowledge that exceeding the speed limit by even a few miles per hour can greatly increase the risk of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. Most drivers have probably also had the disconcerting experience of watching a driver swerve while trying to maintain his or her position in the lane while vigorously texting on a cell phone. When those who travel Powder Springs roadways engage in unsafe or illegal driving practices they place everyone else with whom they share the streets and freeways at risk of being involved in a Powder Springs car accident.
If you are the victim of a driver who ignores the Georgia Rules of the Road or takes to the roads after a long night of consuming alcohol, you may suffer devastating injuries or wrongful death in a motor vehicle collision. Once you have obtained treatment for your injuries, you will eventually turn to the legal and insurance issues. Insurance adjusters for negligent drivers are neither cooperative nor interested in you obtaining fair compensation for your injuries. While an insurance adjuster may seem amicable and even offer a nominal recovery, you should beware of the “wolf in sheep’s clothing.” Representatives for the insurance company for the other driver have only two objectives which are to develop defenses to your claim and figure out how to reduce any recovery you receive. Insurance adjusters salivate at the prospect of dealing with an auto accident victim who does not have the benefit of legal advice from an experienced Powder Springs auto accident attorney.
While we recognize that car accident victims may have bills to pay and struggle with a lack of income during their recovery, it is never a good idea to negotiate directly with an insurance company or accept a settlement of your claim without legal advice. Insurance companies often communicate with motor vehicle collision victims to obtain information or statements that can later be used to compromise an injury victim’s legal claim. It is also important to consider that if the insurance company is offering you a settlement you probably have a viable case that is likely worth far more than you are being offered. At the very least, you should seek legal advice with an experienced Powder Springs car accident lawyer at Montlick and Associates before accepting any settlement or even speaking with an insurance company adjuster.
Overview of Legal Basis for Determining Fault in Powder Springs Car Accidents
There are many types of unsafe behavior that may cause serious car crashes and serve as a basis for imposing liability. Unsafe driving and other forms of negligence cause millions of car accidents across the U.S. that would otherwise be preventable. When our experienced Powder Springs auto accident attorneys analyze the issues in our clients’ car accidents, we carefully consider available evidence, including law enforcement reports, position of the vehicles, witness statements, vehicle damage, medical records and depending on the facts and seriousness of the case expert reconstruction opinions. Our goal is to develop a compelling case by identifying any parties whose conduct may have helped cause the accident and the precise hazardous behavior or conditions that caused the Powder Springs car accident. We handle all types of motor vehicle accidents involving the full spectrum of motor vehicles including:
- Rollover accidents involving SUVs, vans and pickup trucks
- Motorists who hit bicyclists
- Motor vehicles with product defects
- Fatal head-on crashes involving drunk drivers
- Collisions involving alcohol or drug-impaired drivers (drunk drivers)
- Multi-car pileups caused by adverse weather
- Single passenger road departure accidents
- Pedestrians hit by motor vehicles
- Bad weather accidents where drivers do not adapt their driving
- Dangerous roadways
- Failing to obey the speed limit or follow at a safe distance
- Cases involving children hit by vehicles backing out of driveways
- T-bone accidents caused by running traffic signals or stop signs at intersections
- Accidents caused by drowsy drivers
- Motorcycle crashes caused by inattentive or inconsiderate drivers of passenger vehicles
- Tractor-trailer crashes (i.e. trucking accidents) caused by fatigue, poor maintenance, distracted driving or other factors
Powder Springs auto accidents can be life-changing events that result in permanent physical injury and severe emotional anguish. Because of our long history of successfully representing motor vehicle accident victims, we often are able to persuade insurance companies to settle cases on favorable terms for our clients rather than risk the uncertainty of a verdict at trial.
Compensation for Severe Injuries Incurred in Powder Springs Car Accidents
The human body is not designed to withstand the impact of thousands of pounds of steel colliding with another vehicle at high rates of speed. Whether you are the driver or passenger in a passenger car, a motorcyclist, bicyclist, pedestrian or occupant of any other motor vehicle, you may suffer injuries that cause short-term or long-term disability and other serious adverse effects including:
- Chronic debilitating pain
- Impaired nerve sensation
- Diminished capacity for speech
- Damage to cognition, judgment and memory
- Disability from employment
- Loss of use of one’s extremities
When you suffer catastrophic injuries that result in these types of long-term effects, every aspect of your life may change overnight. Some types of injuries will eventually get better like dislocations, torn ligaments or tendons, whiplash, other soft tissue issues and broken bones or fractures. Other types of injuries may permanently cause the type of serious effects referenced above including spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, paralysis, internal organ damage and wrongful death.
If you suffer injury in a Powder Springs motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to seek a broad range of types of compensation depending on the specific circumstances of your personal injury case. Some of the types of compensation that may be available include:
- Medical and hospitalization expenses
- Past, present and future lost wages, salary and commission
- Cost of vehicle repair and other property damage
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Compensation for adverse impact on your marriage and quality of life
- Wrongful death expenses (burial and funeral costs)
- Punitive damages
If you or someone you love has suffered a serious personal injury or a loved one has died, our experienced Powder Springs auto accident attorneys 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 Powder Springs car 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 website at www.montlick.com to make use of our FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM or 24-hour live online chat service.