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Been in an accident? Call Spillers Law Firm today
Unfortunately, chances are that most families will receive or have to make a call that informs others that a loved one was injured in a car crash. Even minor fender benders can cause serious soft tissue damage, substantial property damage, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The more traumatic the crash, the more healing is necessary for the injured person and their family members. Part of that healing process is seeking legal and financial justice. Proving that you were in the right and the other driver was in the wrong is both a crucial aspect of keeping your driving record clean and receiving the financial compensation that will help you and your loved ones regain your footing in this tumultuous time. We understand that finding the right attorney can be a struggle, which is why we offer free consultations. Our compassionate, experienced Cumming car accident attorneys will fight for every cent that you are owed, and ensure that you are just as involved, or just as uninvolved, as you want to be throughout the ensuing legal process. Winning a lawsuit takes time, energy, and patience, and forming a good relationship and maintaining healthy communication with our clients is one of our top priorities.
Common Causes of Cumming, Georgia Traffic Collisions
It does not take an expert to notice that traffic conditions are growing worse every year. In fact, the past two years have seen incredible rising rates of injuries and fatalities in Georgia and across the U.S. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2,348 more people died in 2015 than in 2014, with over 35,000 people being killed in traffic collisions. And, make no mistake; these are often not “accidents,” despite the common vernacular. Traffic collisions happen when drivers do not pay attention, when they drive while intoxicated, when they make aggressive maneuvers, and when they fail to give the right of way to others. Driving culture has become one of impatience, intolerance, and self-centeredness. When a driver believes that their email or text conversation holds more importance than your well-being, or when another driver cuts you off to save a second on their daily commute, crashes happen and victims are sent to the hospital. These negligent drivers need to be held accountable for their careless and reckless actions, and you, as the victim, need to be financially compensated. Below are some of the most common causes of Cumming car crashes:
No matter the other driver’s excuse, if they caused the crash, they will be held financially responsible. Our attorneys will ensure that the investigation is carried out to the T by the responsible law enforcement agency, and will hire traffic investigators and expert witnesses if necessary to prove that the other party was solely responsible.
What if I Am Partially to Blame?
Contributory negligence is not an issue in Georgia unless you are found to be mostly at fault. According to Georgia statute § 51-12-33, a plaintiff will only be denied damages if they are “50 percent or more responsible for the injury or damages claimed.” In some states, if you were speeding 10 miles per hour through a green light, and were hit from the side by a drunk driver running a red light and going 25 miles per hour over the speed limit, you could, in theory, be found partially negligent because you were also speeding. In Georgia, even if you bare some of the responsibility for the crash, so long as you are not found to be 50 percent or more responsible, you will be entitled to seek compensation.
Alcohol-Impairment and the Lives DUI Drivers Take
Unfortunately, alcohol-impairment causes a devastating number of serious and fatal car crashes every year in Georgia. In fact, according to the NHTSA, the state of Georgia saw the second largest increase in alcohol-caused traffic fatalities in the country from 2014 to 2015. Eighty-seven more people died in 2015 than in 2014 due to alcohol-impaired drivers. While nothing can be done to take back the severe injuries and lives lost to a drunk driver’s reckless actions, alcohol impairment is quite possibly the most sure fire way to prove that the other driver was negligent. Proving negligence on the other party’s behalf, whether they were drunk, speeding, texting, infused with road rage, or just plain careless is a necessary step towards reaching a favorable outcome in your personal injury lawsuit or settlement.
What to Do Following a Motor Vehicle Collision
Below are the most important steps to take immediately following a traffic collision:
What Are My Injuries Worth?
Every traffic collision is different, and so too are the injuries sustained by the victims. Your claim depends on a variety of factors, including the extent of your injuries, pain and suffering, your property damage, work wages lost, the insurance policy of the negligent party, and the experience of your legal team.
Call Spillers Law Firm Today
If you were injured in traffic collision, we encourage you to call the Spillers Law Firm today at 678-208-0800. We are eager to assist you throughout each step of your case.
The Georgia Workers’ Compensation Expert
At Spillers Law Firm, we never lose sight of our number one goal — to obtain maximum compensation for you. Whether your case requires litigation, negotiation or simply waiting for the best settlement offer, we know how to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.
These settlement amounts are more than just money. They are a means of regaining the peace of mind, safety and security that was taken from you when you were injured.
Our clients often express just how much they truly appreciate the genuine concern and compassion shown by our staff. They also appreciate our attorneys’ willingness to wait for a better settlement or for an opportunity to litigate. This means that he does not settle for the first offer that comes along. The goal is maximum compensation for our clients.
For a FREE personal injury or workers compensation case evaluation, contact Charles Spillers now.
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