Rockdale County Car Accident Attorneys
Our Rockdale County car accident lawyers understand the disruptive impact of injuries suffered in a collision. While you are coping with pain and enduring medical treatment, you must also overcome the financial challenges that accompany significant medical expenses and extended periods of disability from employment. As you try to juggle both the physical hardships and financial obstacles caused by a driver who disregards traffic safety laws or otherwise drives unsafely, the notion of also dealing with insurance companies and navigating the legal process can be overwhelming.
Our Rockdale County motor vehicle accident lawyers at Montlick and Associates recognize these hardships and provide the experience and legal knowledge to guide our clients through the legal process. Every motor vehicle accident poses its own specific factual and legal issues. Our personal injury attorneys have been providing legal advice and advocacy to victims of motor vehicle crashes since our car accident law firm was established in 1984. Our personal injury attorneys have successfully represented victims in hundreds upon hundreds of vehicle crashes of all kinds.
Unique Risks Associated with Different Types of Rockdale County Motor Vehicle Accidents
SUV Rollover Accidents: These accidents are especially dangerous because there is a high probability that when a vehicle overturns in a collision vehicle occupants will experience roof crush injuries or vehicle ejections. These accidents frequently occur when a driver is forced to employ sudden evasive action when reacting to a drunken or distracted driver or a road hazard. Rollover accidents also may be caused by tire blowouts or brake malfunctions.
Motorcycle Accidents: Motorcycle riders are at a distinct disadvantage when they are confronted by unsafe riders that violate traffic safety laws. Bikes provide less stability, which impairs a rider’s ability to safely respond to driver errors, defective roadways and other potential hazards. When a motorcyclist is involved in a collision, the complete lack of protection typically means permanent injuries and wrongful death.
Pedestrian Accidents: When a pedestrian is hit by a car, truck or SUV, the human body is simply not designed to withstand impact with several thousand pounds of steel moving at high rates of speed. Tragically, pedestrian accidents tend to impact the most vulnerable among us – senior citizens and children. Senior citizens may have diminished physical agility and mobility or impaired vision and hearing. While children do not typically have these sorts of limitations, they may lack the experience to make sound judgments regarding speed and distance.
Bicycle Accidents: Bicyclists have the same right to use the roads and streets of Rockdale County as those in vehicles propelled by engines. However, many motorists are oblivious to the presence of bicyclists or worse, intentionally crowd bicyclists or honk incessantly at riders, who some drivers regard as nothing more than an obstruction to the flow of traffic.
Tractor-Trailer Accidents: When a forty ton commercial truck (big-rig, semi-truck 18-wheeler truck) collides with a 3,000 lb. passenger car, the result is frequently life-changing injuries for the occupants of the car. The trucking industry is subject to extensive state and federal regulations that are often relevant to the issue of liability in tractor-trailer accident lawsuits. Our Rockdale County trucking accident lawyers have extensive knowledge of these regulations and the practices of trucking companies aimed at manipulating or eliminating evidence.
Factors That Contribute to Severe Auto Collisions in Rockdale County
If you are injured in any of these types of motor vehicle collisions, your basis for recovering financial compensation will typically be negligence of another driver. However, sometimes shoddy repairs, defective vehicles or unsafe roads may also contribute to serious collisions at least in part. The causes of collisions like those above include:
- Driving at unsafe speeds
- Failure to comply with right-of-way
- Drivers that fail to focus their full attention on their driving
- Alcohol and drug-impaired driving
- Failure to obey the two-second following rule
- Defective vehicles
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Dangerous roads and malfunctioning traffic signals
- Blowing through traffic lights and stop signs
- Lack of caution in construction zones
- Other violations of traffic safety laws
Vehicle accidents caused by these types of negligence can result in significant injuries, including broken bones, fractures, dislocations, knee injuries, neck or spinal injuries, traumatic head injuries, dismemberment, vital organ damage and other severe injuries that can cause long-term disability.
When you suffer debilitating injuries of this kind, our experienced Rockdale County Car Accident Attorneys may be able to pursue recovery of medical expenses, lost income, impaired earning ability, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, vehicle damage, burial/funeral costs and/or punitive damages.
Make sure you know what your legal rights are and contact us if you or someone you know has been injured in a Rockdale County car accident. Call now for your free consultation. We invite you to call 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). A member of our professional legal team may even be able to pay you a visit. For further information, visit us on the web at www.montlick.com and or use our free case evaluation form or access our 24-hour live chat service.