Georgia Car Accident Law

Georgia Car Accident Lawyers

Suffering an injury in a Georgia car accident can be incredibly challenging. No matter how careful a driver is on the roads, car accidents still happen. Georgia car accident victims often suffer significant financial damages, even when they were not at fault for the accident. In addition to steep medical bills, car accident victims often suffer damage to their careers and emotional trauma. One of the best actions Georgia residents can take after a car accident is to hire a skilled lawyer to represent their interests. 

 

Our Attorneys Get Real Results for Georgia Car Accident Victims

At Smith Hulsey Law, our lawyers focus a large part of our practice on assertively representing Georgia car accident victims. Our attorneys have a record of achieving significant awards for our clients who have been in automobile accidents. The following settlements are examples of significant settlements we have negotiated for our clients injured in car accidents:

  • A $1.9 million dollar settlement in a roadside wrongful death accident 
  • A $1 million dollar settlement for a traumatic brain injury caused by a truck accident 
  • A $1 million dollar settlement for a pedestrian truck accident 

We understand how stressful suffering an injury in a car accident can be for individuals and families. Our attorneys focus on providing excellent legal representation. We fight hard for our clients to receive the most compensation for their injuries possible. Our clients frequently comment on our excellent customer service and responsiveness to clients. We keep our clients informed every step of the way. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury in a Georgia car accident, we can help. Make sure that your car accident claim is in great hands. Contact our law firm today to schedule your initial consultation.

How to Succeed in a Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit

Even the safest drivers can become victims of someone else’s negligent or reckless driving. Under Georgia law, negligent, reckless, or intentionally dangerous drivers are liable for any injuries caused by their driving. Drivers who fail to use reasonable care when driving breach the duty they owe to other drivers, passengers, and pedestrians. Examples of negligent driving include the following:

  • Texting while driving
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving while under the influence of prescription medication
  • Driving while under the influence of illegal drugs
  • Speeding
  • Failing to follow road signs
  • Failure to properly yield
  • Driving while distracted by technology
  • Driving while distracted by kids or animals in the car
  • Driving while too tired to safely drive
  • Failure to stop when instructed
  • Road racing
  • Driving with road rage

Holding Municipalities Accountable for Georgia Car Accidents

Sometimes, the negligence of one or more drivers is not the cause of the car accident. Poorly designed roads, highways, and intersections can be the cause of a victim’s injuries. In these situations, the following government entities may be liable for a car accident’s injuries:

  • Georgia towns or cities
  • The state of Georgia
  • The Federal government
  • A private individual or business who owns the property

The lawyers at Smith Hulsey Law have the necessary experience to bring lawsuits against municipalities and government agencies. If you are unsure who is at fault for your Georgia car accident injuries, we can help. We conduct thorough investigations of all of our client’s car accidents in order to determine who is at fault. When the government agency’s failure to maintain the area where the accident occurred, they may be liable for the victim’s damages.

Common Types of Georgia Car Accident Injuries

Car accident injuries range from mild to severe, depending on the circumstances of the accident. According to the National Highway and Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), over 37,000 individuals died in motor vehicle accidents in 2016 in the United States. That year, over 2 million individuals suffered injuries as a result of car accidents. Approximately 100 people die in motor vehicle accidents every day in the United States. 

Head injuries are some of the most common and devastating injuries caused by car accidents. The force of a motor vehicle accident can cause a driver or passenger’s head to crash against the steering wheel or window, causing injury to the brain. In severe cases, car accidents cause brain hemorrhages that can result in significant brain damage, cognitive delays, and even death. Concussions are also common in car accidents. 

Back, Neck, and Spinal Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Back and neck injuries are also extremely common in car accidents. Back injuries often require ongoing, costly medical treatment. Whiplash is a type of car accident injury that causes damage to the tissue, ligaments, and muscles in the neck. In a rear-end car accident, a person’s head propels forward and backward quickly, while the body stays in place. Sometimes car accident victims do not realize how serious their whiplash or back injury is until days after the car accident. 

Whiplash injuries often take a long time to heal and cause fatigue, blurred vision, dizziness, pain, and stiffness. Spinal fractures are some of the most severe back injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents. Victims who suffer from spinal fractures can experience ongoing pain and even paralysis.

Recovering Damages in Georgia Car Accident Lawsuits

Georgia is an at-fault state when it comes to car accidents. The person who causes the car accident is responsible for paying all of the costs, or damages, associated with the accident. The car accident victim has a right to file an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. Successful car accident plaintiffs are entitled to the following types of damages:

  • Medical costs including hospital bills, surgery, and physical therapy costs
  • Vehicle repair and property damage costs
  • Missed past and future wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Compensation for physical impairment
  • Compensation for loss of companionship
  • Compensation for mental anguish

Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Fight for You

At Smith Hulsey Law, our attorneys help clients recover as much compensation as possible. We help our clients recover through insurance payments, settlements, or at trial, depending on the facts of the case. Contact our experienced Georgia car accident lawyers today to learn how we can fight for you.