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 an Atlanta car accident attorney to review your legal options and discuss ways to obtain compensation for your damages.
Common Causes of Auto Accidents
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
Obtaining a Full & Fair Settlement
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.
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.
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.
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.