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Car accidents are some of the most common types of accidents to occur in the United States and can cause serious injury for both the drivers and passengers involved. According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of injury deaths and the second leading cause of ER visits and hospitalizations in Georgia.
Often, these car accidents could have been prevented if the other driver was not careless or distracted.
If you or someone you love was in a car accident caused by another person, contact a car accident lawyer at Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP for assistance. We can help you pursue full compensation and justice for your injuries.
How Our Firm Can Help
When you hire our firm, you do not have to worry about paying any upfront fees – as we only charge you after we have recovered compensation on your behalf. You can also trust that our attorneys will:
- Devote the resources necessary to fully investigate your case and prepare it for trial.
- Offer a team of experienced trial lawyers, investigators, and paralegals that will help you get the best possible result, whether that is by a settlement or a jury verdict.
- Provide decades of experience successfully handling car accident cases.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Typically, car accidents are caused by reckless, aggressive, distracted, or impaired driving on the road. However, other factors like vehicle defects and dangerous road conditions may also contribute to your accident.
Common Injuries in Car Accidents
One of the most common types of injuries a car accident can cause is a soft tissue injury, where there is damage to the body’s connective tissues. An example of this is a whiplash injury, which occurs to the neck. Catastrophic car accidents can also result in severe and long term injuries to the brain or spinal cord. In these cases, our Georgia brain injury lawyers and spinal cord injury lawyers can help you file your claim and seek compensation.
Understanding Fault in Georgia Car Accidents
Georgia is an at-fault state – meaning that after an accident, the responsible driver has to pay for any damages their negligent or reckless actions caused. However, to be compensated for your injuries, the liable, or legally responsible party needs to be determined. Your car accident lawyer can help you prove that the other party was at fault.
Also, Georgia follows a modified comparative fault system, which means that as long as you are less than 50 percent responsible for the accident injuries, you can recover compensation.
Statute of Limitations in Georgia
The statute of limitations is the time limit you have to file a lawsuit and varies by state. In Georgia, you have two years to file a lawsuit following a car accident, with a few exceptions. This time limit is very important – if you do not file in time, you may risk losing your right to compensation.
Contact a Georgia Car Accident Lawyer
After a serious car accident, make sure to seek medical assistance immediately and keep your medical records. While you are focusing on your physical recovery, contact our Georgia personal injury attorneys at Peak Wooten McDaniel & Colwell LLP to help you get started on your financial recovery. Our team of experienced car accident attorneys can help ease the legal process for you – by handling negotiations with the insurance company and determining liability. You can rely on our experience and reputation to get you the results you deserve – without having to pay any money upfront.
Call (833) 644-1899 today to schedule a free case consultation with one of our attorneys.