A serious car accident can bring your life to a screeching halt, instantly changing the future you once imagined. During the aftermath of the crash, you’ll be forced to reckon with how to deal with your injuries (or your loved one’s injuries or death), as well as how to handle the financial impact of the accident. After your immediate medical needs have been tended to, you will want to contact Jason Schultz, P.C., a Georgia car accident attorney, to review your legal options and discuss ways to obtain compensation for your damages.
Types of Car Accident Cases Our Experienced Peachtree City Auto Accident Lawyer Handles
A Peachtree City Auto Accident Lawyer typically handles a wide range of cases related to auto accidents. Some of the common types of cases they handle include:
These cases involve collisions where one vehicle crashes into the back of another vehicle. The lawyer represents individuals who have been rear-ended by another driver and helps them seek compensation for injuries, medical expenses, property damage, and other related losses.
In cases where the at-fault driver has inadequate insurance coverage or no insurance at all, the lawyer assists their clients in navigating through their own insurance policies, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, to pursue compensation for their injuries and damages.
Traffic Light Accidents
When accidents occur due to a driver running a red light or disobeying traffic signals, the lawyer helps victims pursue legal action against the negligent driver. They work to establish liability, gather evidence, and seek compensation for injuries, property damage, and other losses sustained in the accident.
T-bone accidents, also known as side-impact collisions, occur when one vehicle strikes another vehicle broadside, forming a "T" shape. The lawyer represents individuals involved in T-bone collisions and assists them in proving fault, negotiating with insurance companies, and pursuing compensation for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.
When an accident involves a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the lawyer helps victims pursue legal action against the impaired driver and seek compensation for their injuries and damages.
In hit and run cases, where the at-fault driver flees the scene, the lawyer assists victims in identifying the responsible party and pursuing compensation through uninsured motorist coverage or other legal avenues.
If an accident involves a rideshare service such as Uber or Lyft, the lawyer helps passengers, drivers, or other affected parties navigate the complexities of insurance coverage and seek appropriate compensation.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Georgia Where You Can Receive Compensation
Each year, more than 1,100 people on Georgia roadways are killed in traffic crashes, and thousands more are injured, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That means that on average, three or more people die in the state in a preventable incident. Many more suffer life-altering injuries such as head and brain trauma, crushed and severed limbs, internal organ damage, and spinal injuries.
Some of the most common causes of auto crashes are listed below:
- Distracted driving, e.g., texting or talking on the phone, eating, talking to other passengers, daydreaming, etc.
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Driving while under the influence
- Aggressive driving, e.g., dangerously overtaking or tailgating
- Looking but not seeing
- Auto part failure, e.g., faulty tires or brakes
- Road or weather conditions
- Traveling in another driver’s blind spots
- Confusing roadway design or defective traffic signals
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- Following a defective GPS device
What Should You Do After a Car Accident in Georgia?
If you are involved in a car accident in Georgia, prioritize safety by checking for injuries and moving to a safe location. Contact the authorities and exchange information with the other parties involved. Gather evidence and identify witnesses if possible. Report the accident to your insurance company and seek medical attention, even for minor injuries. Consider consulting with a car accident attorney to understand your rights and navigate the legal process.
Obtaining a Compensation in Your Georgia Car Accident Case
Victims of car accidents have the right to seek recompense for their damages. The first route to take is generally to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. If the claim goes sour, e.g., fault is disputed, or the insurance company fails to provide a fair settlement offer, victims have the right to file a civil suit to pursue compensation.
If you or your loved one were injured in a car accident, you will want to contact a lawyer to review your case. For accidents in Georgia, you are welcome to call our office for a free case evaluation. We can help you with all stages of the claims process, from filing paperwork to negotiating with adjusters. If we can’t come to a fair agreement with the insurer, we can help prepare your case for court, continuing to pursue the restitution you need.
Car Accident Attorney Jason Schultz Can Handle Any Complexity That Arises in Car Accident Cases
Each accident case is unique and must be approached in the way that suits that particular case best. When you decide to entrust your case to the Law Office of Jason R. Schultz, P.C., we will take the time to understand your injuries and the accident, and handle your case effectively and determinedly. Complexities often arise that can complicate matters in serious car accident cases, but in his 20+ years of legal experience, Attorney Schultz has developed a keen ability to handle any situation that comes up. Jason Schultz also practices as a wrongful death attorney for cases involving fatalities.
For example, if the other party tries to skirt liability by claiming you were at fault for the accident, we will argue that you were less than 50 percent at fault, and thus still eligible for compensation under Georgia’s comparative fault rules. If your accident was the result of the Department of Transportation or other government entity’s error, we carefully and quickly will navigate the claim and argue against government immunity. If the accident involved a commercial truck, we will rush to preserve the evidence for your case that carriers often destroy and begin collecting telltale trucker records that often can make or break the case.
Contact Top Peachtree City Personal Injury Attorneys Today
Regardless of the nature of your auto accident, our team has the background, skills and passion to represent you effectively. We invite you to learn more about us and how we can help you secure the settlement you need. Contact us today at 404-474-0804 to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Jason Schultz.