Macon Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents can happen to even the safest drivers. Unexpected road conditions, unexpected maneuvers, and the unpredictability of other drivers can easily lead to a crash. When you suffer injuries due to an accident that was not your fault, recovering from your injuries should be your top priority. While you rest and heal, our lawyers can help you seek compensation for your damages.
At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., our team stands ready to assist you when you need us most. We understand how stressful the time following an accident can feel. However, we want to ensure that you receive fair treatment and the proper time to recover from your injuries. When you need a Macon car accident lawyer, our team can discuss your options with you. Contact us today for your free case review.
Why Choose Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C.
At Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C., we put our clients above everything else. We stand committed to providing you with a great experience even during one of your darkest times. We can fight on your behalf to ensure that you seek the compensation you deserve, even if that means representing you at trial. Consider these reasons to choose our team:
When you need a car accident attorney, you likely don’t want to worry about how much you need to pay just to speak with a lawyer’s team. For this reason, we offer free consultations. This allows you to speak with our team and determine if our services make a good fit for you.
In addition to free consultations, we do not collect any money unless you receive a settlement or award. That means that if you do not win your case, we do not charge you.
Many people come to us concerned that their life will not return to the way it was or that they may not recover the compensation they deserve. We aim for everyone who hires us to feel satisfied with the final result.
To learn more about how we have helped clients in the past, visit the testimonials page on our website. When our past clients speak about their experiences, they often comment on our promptness with communication, dedication to their case, and satisfaction with their settlement or award.
Our Experience and Results Speak for Themselves
We have been serving the greater Atlanta area for over 40 years. During that time, we have helped our clients recover millions of dollars in financial compensation. This experience, combined with our knowledge of Georgia state law, gives us the tools to represent you.
How a Macon Car Accident Attorney Can Help You
Following a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next. However, taking a few simple steps can prove invaluable for your health and your case. Immediately following the accident, seek medical attention for your injuries. Then, as you recover from your injuries, you may want to seek legal assistance to take the next best steps for your case.
Our Lawyers Can Help You Recover Damages
Depending on the nature of your accident, you could recover significant financial compensation. To help you recover the optimal amount you deserve, we can work to identify all damages for which you qualify.
Damages that you could recover include:
- Medical expenses: For your past, present, and future losses, including emergency room care, ambulance services, diagnostic testing, surgeries, hospitalizations, physical therapy, medications, visits to a specialist, and more
- Lost earnings: For your missed paychecks, gig work, tips, or other missed opportunities to earn
- Lost future earnings: If you go on to earn less income in the future because of your injuries, such as when you need to take a lower-paying job or work reduced hours
- Property damage: For damage to your vehicle and other property losses
- Pain and suffering: For more emotional or psychological challenges related to the accident
- Scarring and disfigurement: If your appearance changed as a result of the crash
- Loss of enjoyment of life: If you no longer enjoy your usual hobbies and activities because of the injury
- Wrongful death damages: For those who lost a loved one to a car accident
Some damages prove more straightforward to calculate. Medical expenses can include all bills related to injuries or mental health treatment due to the accident. Lost earnings include any work you miss because your injuries prevent you from completing your job. Our lawyers could also work to obtain compensation for work you can no longer perform because of a newly developed temporary or permanent disability.
Some damages, such as pain and suffering, can prove harder to evaluate. However, a car accident lawyer from our team can help you determine the value you should seek for intangible damages. They can use evidence to demonstrate how much you deserve to recover.
We Can Demonstrate Liability
To recover compensation, the plaintiff must prove that the negligent party directly caused their accident and injuries. A lawyer from our team can prove that the at-fault party was negligent in their actions.
As defined by Georgia law, negligence occurs when one party fails to provide proper care to those around them in a particular situation. One of the simplest examples of this would be if another driver rear-ended you. In this case, the other driver would likely be at fault. The rear driver often bears responsibility for a rear-end accident.
In more complicated situations, your lawyer can work to prove the other party’s negligence by:
- Reviewing police reports
- Reviewing eyewitness testimonies
- Speaking with expert witnesses
Once your attorney identifies who should bear liability for your accident, they can work with you to bring a case against that party.
Our Lawyers Can Speak With Insurance Companies for You
We can speak with insurance companies following an accident, as it can prove one of the trickiest things you must do. Anything you say to an insurance company can affect your case. The insurance company may use your words as evidence to downplay your injuries, damages, or compensation.
When you work with an attorney from our team, we can help explain what you should say to an insurance company to ensure that you do not harm your chances of recovering compensation. We can also handle all conversations with the insurer, such as settlement negotiations.
We Can Ensure You Adhere to the Statute of Limitations
Following an accident, you must adhere to the statute of limitations deadline. The statute of limitations defines how long a party has to bring a lawsuit against another party for their injuries. For example, you have two years to file a lawsuit in Georgia for injuries sustained during a car accident.
Our team can ensure your case remains on track and you stay within the statute of limitations. However, never wait to seek assistance following your accident. If you do not file your lawsuit within the timeframe designated by law, you may not recover any compensation for damages. Again, our team can ensure you comply with any deadlines in your case.
Forms of Negligence That Could Cause a Macon Car Accident
Unfortunately, some drivers do not follow the rules of the road. They may ignore posted speed limits, traffic signals, and traffic signs. We can help demonstrate another driver’s negligence if they violated traffic laws or drove carelessly.
Types of negligence that could have caused your crash include:
- Texting or distracted driving
- Drowsy driving
- Driving while intoxicated
- Failing to yield
- Improper lane change
If the driver receives a citation for one of these forms of negligence, we can use this as evidence to recover compensation in your case. We can also use other forms of evidence to make your case.
Most Dangerous Intersections in Macon
Macon drivers face many dangers on the roads. Our attorneys are familiar with many of these areas, and we know how to gather evidence of the accident to support your case.
According to WGXA News, some of the most dangerous intersections in Macon include:
- Gray Highway and Shurling Drive
- Riverside Drive and Northside Drive
- Mercer University and Log Cabin Drive
- Gray Highway and Clinton Road
- Eisenhower Parkway and Log Cabin Drive
- Pio Nono Avenue and Rocky Creek Road
- Mercer University and Bloomfield Road
- Riverside Drive and Spring Street
- Riverside Drive and Pierce Avenue
- Zebulon Road and Peake Road
Our attorneys work to determine the cause of your crash and hold the appropriate parties accountable.
Frequently Asked Questions in Car Accident Cases
Getting into a crash can leave accident victims with many challenges. However, you can get answers to your questions if you contact our team for a case review. Here, we answer some of the most common questions we hear from accident victims.
How Often Do Serious Car Accidents Happen?
According to research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), an estimated 42,915 people passed away in automobile accidents in the United States in 2021. That was an increase of 10.5 percent from the total calculated in 2020.
In Georgia, NHTSA reported 1,806 fatalities in one recent year, an increase of 8.5 percent from the previous year. While this increase was less than the national average, this still represents a significant increase from one year to the next.
What Factors Contribute to the Most Serious Accidents?
NHTSA reported that the major causes of injury accidents and fatal crashes included speeding and alcohol-impaired driving, among other factors.
We can work to demonstrate how another driver’s negligence caused your accident. If you face serious damages or even lose a loved one to a crash, our team can help.
What Are Some of the Most Common Car Accident Injuries?
Car accidents can cause injuries that range from mild to severe.
Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Injuries to the upper and lower extremities
- Loss of limb
While many of these injuries will present themselves immediately, some may take a few days before showing symptoms. However, if you feel unwell, you should seek medical attention promptly to rule out anything serious.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident?
Once you begin receiving medical care, you should continue to receive it until you heal from your injuries. Stopping medical care too quickly could result in complications in the future.
Keep a record of your medical visits to ensure that you can recover fair compensation for your visits. You should not have to pay for any bills related to injuries suffered during an accident that was not your fault.
Additionally, get a free case review to learn more about your legal options. This can help you make informed decisions for your case.
Contact Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. Today
Why us? After your car accident, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to turn next. During this challenging time, you should not feel so discouraged that you do not act. You could have options, no matter how severe the injuries or how expensive your bills may be. However, you must act promptly to ensure you can meet the statute of limitations and recover the compensation you deserve.
We are committed to our clients’ success at Buckhead Law Saxton Accident Injury Lawyers, P.C. We strive to ensure that you receive every dollar you deserve—and we do not settle for anything less than what you deserve. While you recover from your injuries, we can help you determine liability, the damages you should recover, and then handle your case. When you are ready to seek legal assistance, contact our Macon personal injury attorney’s team today at (478) 226-4148 for a free consultation.
Buckhead Law Saxton Injury & Accident Lawyers, P.C. – Macon Office
461 3rd St ste 6,
Macon, GA 31201
Get Aggressive Legal Help Today!
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.