Here in Georgia, news stories of serious and fatal car accidents are an everyday occurrence.

Driving is dangerous - especially in the Metro-Atlantic area, which is one of the highest ranked places in the country for traffic fatalities. Because of our large population and overcrowded roads, Atlanta residents are at a high risk of being involved in a crash at some point in their lives. 

Such a high prevalence of auto collisions means that local civil courts are easily overwhelmed by endless car accident lawsuits. Getting the maximum compensation possible for your personal injury claim in such a burdened system requires a lifetime of experience and knowledge. The law offices of Julian Sanders understand the serious nature of auto accident injuries, and we will fight hard to not only make sure that justice is served, but that you receive the maximum compensation rather than just a fair settlement for your personal injury case. 

Common Causes of Car Crashes

Although the term car “accident” is widely used, the reality is auto collisions all have an instigator. Meaning, most motor vehicle accidents aren't accidents at all, but rather the result of someone's negligence, a product malfunction, or other external factors.
The most common causes of car crashes in Atlanta include:

Dangerous Roads

Dangerous Roads

Government entities can sometimes be held partly liable for accidents and injuries caused by improperly maintained or dangerous roads.

Driver Error

Driver Error

A majority of accidents can be blamed on a driver's negligence behind the wheel and their distracted driving. Whether disobeying traffic laws like speeding or running a red light, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, a driver who puts others at risk by failing to act responsibly can be held liable for injuries and emotional distress they caused.

Weather/Low Visibility

Weather/Low Visibility

Poor road conditions caused by rain, hail, fog or wind can reduce driver visibility or control, leading to an accident.

Mechanical Failure

Mechanical Failure

Accidents resulting from a defective vehicle part can lead to a product liability lawsuit in which the manufacturer is held liable for injuries and damages.

Should I Sue?

With the help of a car accident attorney, the benefits available under the negligent driver's insurance policy can be used to compensate your financial losses due to the accident, such as medical bills, property damage and lost wages. Having legal representation from an experienced attorney will be able to help you identify the liable parties and with the settlement negotiations to make sure you receive the financial compensation you deserve.

A driver may also be able to file a lawsuit against a third-party, not including the other driver, if the third-party contributed to the accident. For instance, if a defective car part was a factor in the collision, the plaintiff may choose to sue the manufacturer. Other occasions when third-party lawsuits occur is when an employee of a government agency is responsible for a wreck or when dangerous road conditions contribute to a serious crash. In such cases, an individual may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault party. 

After determining liability, a car accident attorney will calculate how much your case is worth. A number of factors are taken into account when estimating the value of your case, including: 

  • Medical Costs – both current and future expenses related to the medical care required to treat injuries sustained in an accident, such as hospitalization, physical therapy, medicine, other medical records, etc.
  • Lost Wages – compensation for past and future missed time at work as a result of injury recovery/rehabilitation
  • Pain and Suffering – mental and emotional trauma caused by the accident, such as depression, anxiety, fear and other non-physical, yet life-altering injuries
  • Loss of a Loved One – financial costs associated with the death of a loved one in a fatal car accident, such as funeral expenses, loss of consortium and other wrongful death damages

Think you can negotiate a good settlement on your own?
Think again.

On average, people who hired a personal injury lawyer received 4 to 5 times more compensation than those who didn’t. What’s more, you’re more likely to receive a payout when represented by an attorney. On average, the insurance payout for car accident victims with an attorney doubled or tripled, compared to those who settled without personal injury lawyer.

Sources: Martindale-Nolo Research’s 2017 personal injury study, The Insurance Research Council’s study, 1999

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Julian Lewis Sanders founded The Law Offices of Julian Lewis Sanders and Associates in 2003. The dedicated team proudly serves the communities of Georgia in personal injury law.

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