Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Did you suffer an injury in a collision in Atlanta? Our attorneys can handle your insurance claim, file a lawsuit, or take other action to get justice and obtain compensation for your expenses. Having one of our Atlanta car accident lawyers on your side can make navigating this process easier, especially if you are undergoing treatment and recovering from your injuries.
At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we offer free case consultations for victims of Atlanta-area crashes. We understand how frustrating and challenging it is to know where to turn and how to sort out your options following this type of event. Let us review your car accident case and help you decide what to do next. Contact us now to get started.
Atlanta Has Some of the Most Dangerous Roads in the State
The city’s travel woes surprise nobody who lives in the metro Atlanta area or has driven through it during the morning or evening rush. Congestion, infrastructure issues, reckless driving, distracted driving, and other significant concerns occur daily.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta has roughly 372,455 daily commuters. This does not account for those traveling through on their way to other areas or vacationing in the city. An analysis Vox published even named I-285 the deadliest interstate in America a few years ago.
Unfortunately, the dangers of the city’s six interstates and numerous surface streets lead to injuries and deaths. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, 1,664 fatalities occurred statewide in 2020. Of those, 1,014 occurred in urban areas.
When looking at the counties with the most traffic fatalities across the state, the top five usually occur in the metro Atlanta area:
- Clayton County
Both the 2020 year and five-year trends have these five counties in these spots. While it is worth noting that these are also the most populous counties in the state, and none made the list based on deaths per population, traffic accidents are still a significant concern.
We at Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. have served injured Georgia drivers since 1977. Our team helps accident victims understand and protect their rights, hold the at-fault parties accountable, get justice, and recover compensation.
We take on all parts of the client’s case so that they can focus on their treatment and physical recovery. We know the last thing you want to do after a significant injury is deal with an insurance company. That’s why we take care of it for you.
Our Atlanta Collision Lawyers Can Build Your Case to Recover Accident Damages
Whether you went to Grady Memorial, Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center, or another facility after your car accident, our attorneys hope you can focus entirely on your injuries and recovery. Don’t worry about your medical bills or rushing back to work because your family needs the income. We are here to help you pursue fair and just compensation to pay your medical bills, lost income, and other costs.
We have experience with a wide range of injuries in Atlanta car accidents. Our lawyers know how to build a case based on catastrophic injuries, complex injuries, and those that require ongoing care and support costs. When we represent clients, we work to secure the money they need based on their injuries and the resulting financial effects.
Types of injuries our clients suffer include:
- Head injuries, concussions, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Neck and back injuries, including spinal cord injuries (SCIs) and paralysis
- Broken bones, including compound fractures
- Internal injuries and bleeding
- Soft tissue injuries, including whiplash
- Joint injuries
- Bruising and lacerations
At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we are familiar with medical bills for recommended treatments, rehabilitation, therapy, and other related expenses for many car accident injuries. We know how quickly these expenses pile up, especially when you cannot work because of your injuries.
We seek damages for our clients based on their expenses and losses.
Common recoverable damages include:
- Medical bills
- Future rehabilitation treatment and care expenses estimated by experts
- Lost income and benefits
- Reduced earning ability
- Property damages or property loss
- Miscellaneous related expenses
- Pain and suffering and other non-economic damages
Our Atlanta car accident attorneys also represent clients in wrongful death actions. Under Georgia law, the crash victim’s personal representative—the administrator of their estate or executor of their will—can file a wrongful death action. The recoverable compensation in these cases goes to the decedent’s immediate family in most cases.
This could include money for:
- Non-economic damages
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of services
- Other related expenses
Proving Fault in an Atlanta Car Accident Case
Our Atlanta traffic accident attorneys from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., know how to determine what happened in a collision and build a case against an at-fault driver.
We understand how drivers cause crashes, especially if their actions are:
In each of these examples, the driver acted negligently and caused the collision.
Negligence occurs when:
- The driver must do something specific, usually because of a traffic law
- They violate the law and do not act as required
- Their action or inaction causes the crash
- Others suffer injuries as a result, including passengers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and other road users
For example, a driver must stop when a traffic light turns red. If they continue through the intersection, it will not only violate traffic laws, but it is likely to cause an accident. When a collision injures people, the at-fault driver acted negligently. We must only show the driver ran the red light and that their negligence injured our client.
Evidence showing a person was drinking or not paying attention at the time of the crash only strengthens the case. Under Georgia law, an accident victim can legally hold the negligent party responsible for their injuries and related damages. If the at-fault driver is driving a commercial vehicle, vicarious liability may apply under Georgia case law. This means we could hold their employer accountable, too.
Our legal team must investigate what happened to collect the necessary evidence to support our client’s insurance claim.
Investigating an Atlanta traffic accident could require our attorneys and other team members to:
- Request and obtain official reports, including accident reports and medical records
- Identify and interview witnesses
- Seek any photos from the scene
- Talk to local businesses about their security video footage
- Survey the accident scene for evidence
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists to understand how the accident happened
- Gather documentation of damages to show why compensation is due
Through this process, we identify, collect, and analyze evidence that could include:
- The accident reports that responding officers filed
- Eyewitness statements and information
- Video footage of the crash, when available
- Critical information about the accident scene
- Date from accident reconstruction
- Physical evidence, such as each vehicle’s damage
- Our client’s relevant medical records
- Bills, receipts, estimates, and other proof of accident-related expenses
Our Atlanta-area attorneys also use our firm’s resources to strengthen the case and better understand our client’s injuries. This includes working with a network of medical experts who we call on to help us understand the client’s prognosis, future and ongoing care needs, and estimated expenses. This is essential for clients who suffer serious, lasting, or long-term injuries.
How Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Can Seek Compensation for You
Why us? Our Atlanta traffic accident team from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., advocates for our clients and fights to recover the compensation they need and deserve. When we build an accident case, we do so because we believe our clients deserve justice after enduring injuries, expenses, and losses. The best way to get that justice is to recover fair compensation that holds the at-fault driver accountable and helps our client pay their bills.
We may seek and recover compensation for our car accident clients by:
- Filing an insurance claim
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit in the appropriate civil court
Most of the cases we win for our clients end with a negotiated settlement and payout from the at-fault driver’s insurance provider. However, sometimes we must sue and take a case to trial because of certain circumstances unique to that case. Our trial lawyers are ready to pursue this option when necessary.
Most of our injury cases only require us to navigate the insurance claims process, which entails:
Demanding Fair Compensation
When we file an insurance claim on our client’s behalf, we ensure the insurance company has all the information it needs to make the right decision and compensate our client fairly. We demand fair compensation for our clients, outlining their injuries, expenses, and losses.
If we represent you in your Atlanta car accident insurance claim, we can demand that the insurer pay you for your medical care, lost income, pain, suffering, and more. We can use the documentation of your damages to support the claim.
The insurance company is unlikely to respond to our demand letter by saying it is willing to make the payment we requested. Instead, it may send a counteroffer that is usually too low to cover your losses. We must ensure you do not need to pay any future medical bills out of your pocket, so we continue the negotiations until we agree with the insurer or decide to sue for damages.
Settlement and Moving Forward
If we reach an agreement with the insurance company, it will require you to sign a release. This contract states that, in exchange for the payout, you will not pursue further compensation in the case. Without this release, the insurer likely will not offer the payout, which means we cannot close the case.
After completing all the paperwork, the insurance company will cut a check and send it to our team. We will take the agreed-on contingency fees and ensure you receive the rest as soon as possible.
When Should I Hire Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers for My Case?
We recommend reaching out to an attorney from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., as soon as your car accident injuries allow. Our team cannot file your injury claim or lawsuit until you complete your treatment or we have a good idea of your future medical needs. However, we can gather evidence to build a case against the at-fault driver.
Investigations and the rest of the claim process take time, and we know you need money as soon as possible following a crash. Having the case ready to go when we get the essential information about your medical care costs or future care estimates can help move the process forward. Still, it could take months to negotiate an agreement or longer to get a trial date on the docket.
Sometimes, we need to sue because the deadline is coming soon. Georgia law usually gives an accident victim up to two years to begin a lawsuit. This requires us to prepare and file the initial paperwork in the appropriate civil court. If the crash occurred in Fulton County, we would file your lawsuit in Fulton County court.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Today for Free
Why us? Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys from Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., provide a free initial consultation for people who suffered injuries in a Fulton County crash. We can work to secure compensation for you by handling your case against the at-fault driver, whether that is an insurance claim or lawsuit. Let us assess your legal options for free.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Atlanta Office
1995 N Park Pl SE Suite 207,
Atlanta, GA 30339
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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident in Atlanta, you need to take action now. To schedule your free case evaluation, please contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. today by calling 404-890-5631.