Atlanta Georgia Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured due to someone else’s fault, I hope you are on the road to recovery. I am willing and ready to fight for you to win the rightful justice you deserve and seek compensation so you can resume your normal life.
I am well-suited to serve all your needs. I will provide a free and honest appraisal of your case and answer every question you have about the difficult aspects of personal injury law and the equally complicated claims process. When you call my injury law firm — no matter the time — you will have a quick response to discuss your needs.
I strongly believe that an educated and informed client makes a successful plaintiff. Below you will find an overview of what personal injury law is about. It will only take a few moments to read and it is well worth your time. When the better you understand the basics, the more informed your decision will be when choosing your appropriate lawyer to represent your interests.
Car Accident FAQS:
- How Do I Get the Police Report?
- How Do I File a Claim?
- Should I Hire an Attorney for My Car Accident?
- How Much Is My Case Worth?
- Basics of Auto Insurance
- Do You Have a Diminished Value Claim?
- How to Determine Who Was At Fault
- What to Do If Seriously Hurt in a Auto Wreck
- Helpful Forms
Types of Automobile Accidents:
Rear-end collisions occur when one car crashes into a vehicle directly in front of it. Rear-endings can be caused by the front vehicle "suddenly stopping" or when the following car is traveling faster than the vehicle in front of it. Injuries to impacted vehicle are usually much worse due to multiple reasons. Whiplash injuries are the most common injuries in rear-end collisions. The driver of the vehicle that rear-ends the other vehicle is generally considered to be at fault due to not keeping a safe distance to stop, or following too closely, or not paying attention. However, an exception applies when the impacted vehicle is in reverse.
Side-impact collisions are often referred to as a "T-bone" collision, or "broadside" collisions. These occur when the side of a vehicle is struck by the front or rear of another vehicle. These types of accident tend to lead to more seriously injuries. However, the severity of injuries vary based on where the vehicle that is struck, the vehicle's safety features, types of vehicles, and the speed and weight of the vehicles involved in the wreck. People in side-impact wrecks typically have more serious injuries than rear-end collisions.
Sideswipe collisions are when the sides of two parallel cars contact or "swipe" each other. If both motor vehicles are going the same direction and neither loses control, only cosmetic damage may be sustained.
Vehicle rollovers occur when a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side. Rollovers often happen at high speeds and sharp turns. Even though all vehicles can rollover, SUVs (Sport Utility Vehicles) are more susceptible to rolling over because of their higher center of gravity.
Head-on collisions occur when the front ends of two vehicles strike each other. Head-on collisions can be fatal.
SINGLE CAR ACCIDENTS
Single car accidents, like the name says, only involve one vehicle. The usual situation is where a car strikes a pole, wall, or other object without striking another vehicle. Single car accidents often result in property damage and injury.
Multi-vehicle accidents or "pile-ups" are accidents involving more than two vehicles. Pile-ups usually happen on highways or interstates. They can be one of the deadliest kinds of traffic accidents since a bunch of crumpled vehicles makes rescue or escape more complicated. Sometimes fire can start due to spilled gas and heat or a spark. There is also an increase of injury because those involved often feel multiple impacts. People can also be in increased danger if they exit their vehicle. Determining the cause of and at-fault party of multi-vehicle collisions is difficult; it's sometimes impossible to tell what caused the crash.
Principles of Personal Injury
Accidents happen all the time. Many times these are very serious. Bodily harm is colloquially the same as personal injury. A common thing I hear is "a few days after an accident I'm super sore and stiff." Injuries often do not even come to the surface until well after the initial adrenaline wears off. The shock of a traumatic event affects the body immediately. You should always seek professional medical advice if you are injured. If this is an emergency, then please call 911.
There are, unfortunately, many ways for you to be injured at the fault of other people. These always involve a duty someone else owes to you, them breaking that duty, and harm being caused to you. If you have suffered damages due to another, then contact me to discuss your rights. This can be as simple as a distracted driver running a light and striking your vehicle.