Fender benders and parking lot dings happen all the time. You’ve probably been involved in a few of these kinds of accidents yourself. These incidents are frustrating, especially when it’s not your fault, but they usually don’t require any kind of legal action. You can file a claim with your insurance company and move on. However, when you are seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault, it’s time to call an experienced personal injury attorney. I am committed to helping people who have been injured by another driver’s negligence, and I can help you too.
What Caused Your Crash?
You should give me a call after any kind of crash that leaves you or your passengers with injuries that require medical treatment. If the other driver was at fault, they should be held liable for your medical bills and other losses. Typically, causes of negligent car crashes include:
- Distracted driving. Using a cell phone behind the wheel is the most common form of distracted driving, but accidents happen when people are eating, programming a GPS device, talking to passengers, doing makeup, dealing with children in the back seat, tending to a pet, and numerous other activities. If a driver’s full attention is not on the task of driving, they are negligent.
- Drunk driving. Impaired driving is the leading cause of fatal car accidents across the country. When a driver is drunk or on drugs, they are less attentive, unable to react to dangerous situations quickly, and may lose control of their vehicle. Impaired drivers must be held accountable for their actions.
- Speeding and reckless driving. Almost every serious collision involves a driver who is speeding or breaking other traffic laws. The fact that an accident occurred is proof that someone was driving recklessly. If the other driver was issued a traffic ticket, the case against them is that much stronger.
- Aggressive driving. Road-rage accidents are not uncommon in the Atlanta area. Frustrated commuters can turn on their fellow drivers, using their cars as weapons and causing violent collisions. These drivers could face criminal charges in addition to financial liability.
- Drowsy driving. When a driver dozes off behind the wheel, they can drift into another lane or even cross into the oncoming lane, causing a potentially devastating head-on collision. It is not easy to prove that a driver was fatigued when they caused your crash, but it is not impossible.
If the driver who caused your accident is guilty of one of these negligent actions, they should be held accountable for the damage they have caused. I will gather the evidence necessary to prove fault and make sure you get what you need to recover.
Common Serious Car Accident Injuries
Negligent drivers cause all kinds of devastating crashes, including head-on collisions, t-bone wrecks, rollover crashes, multi-vehicle pile-ups, hit-and-runs, and rear-end collisions. These types of car wrecks can result in catastrophic injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries. Even if there is no direct impact to the skull, the victim of a motor vehicle collision can sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI can cause life-long difficulties, including mobility problems, impaired communication skills, and loss of cognitive function.
- Damage to the cervical spine. In a head-on collision or rollover crash, even occupants who are wearing seatbelts can suffer spinal cord damage. This devastating injury can cause full or partial paralysis and change the course of the victim’s life forever.
- Lower back injuries. Many car accident victims complain of lower back pain caused by the force of the collision. These injuries can be disabling and require a lifetime of physical therapy and rehab.
- Broken bones. The impact of a vehicle can shatter bones in the legs, pelvis, and upper body. Compound fractures can require surgery and months of rehab.
- Ligament tears in the shoulder or knee. Strains, sprains, and tears can be more difficult to recover from than broken bones as there is no easy way to heal these kinds of injuries. Knee and shoulder tears can be disabling.
As your personal injury attorney, I will see to it that you get the compensation you deserve after suffering a devastating injury. That compensation might include payment of medical bills, lost wages, cost of future medical treatment, loss of future earning potential, compensation for your pain and suffering, and treatment for post-traumatic stress. I know how to determine the full value of your car accident claim, and I will make sure you get what you are owed.
How I Will Protect Your Rights
In all the uncertainty following a catastrophic car accident, one thing is certain. The insurance company for the negligent driver will try to take advantage of you by offering you less than your case is worth. When you call me for help, rest assured that I will help protect your rights. Best of all, there is no need to worry about whether you can afford to hire me. I work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay me a dime until and unless I win your case. If you or a loved one needed medical treatment after a car accident that was not your fault, call me or complete the contact form to learn about your rights and how I can help.