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Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are one of the leading causes of preventable death and injury in the United States. Everyone knows at least one person who has been in some kind of car accident. However, unless you have been through it before, most people don’t how difficult the aftermath of a serious car accident can be.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident as the result of a careless third party, you may be eligible for financial compensation. At Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, our Atlanta car accident lawyers can help.

Whether it’s working with insurers to make sure your story is honored in the outcome or facing a long road of physical and emotional recovery ahead, Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, is committed to bringing you the justice you seek.

Contact our Atlanta personal injury attorneys any time for a free, no-obligation consultation and case review.

Car Accident Rates in Georgia

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, motor vehicle crashes are the number one cause of injury-related deaths and the second leading cause of ER visits and hospital stays.

387,444 – that’s the total number of crashes reported in Georgia in 2021, and 1,909 were fatal. Ranked the 4th most deadly state for car accidents by the U.S. Census Bureau, Georgia motorists need to be aware that a car accident isn’t just something that happens to other people. It can likely happen to you or your family.

And if you’re here because it’s happened to you or your loved ones, the team of Atlanta car accident attorneys at Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, is standing by to help.

Understanding Different Types of Car Accidents

If you’re reading this, you may have gotten in one of the following types of car accidents:

  • Head-On Collision: two drivers hit each other, front bumper on front bumper – head-on. Head-on collisions can occur with a car, truck, semi, or motorcycle.
  • Vehicle Rollover: when a larger vehicle like a truck, SEMI, SUV, or van flips onto its side, potentially ejecting the occupant or occupants in the process.
  • T-Bone: when a vehicle drives head-on into the side of another, often hitting the driver’s side and making the side look like a T shape.
  • Multiple Vehicle Collision: A multi-car pile-up occurs when three or more vehicles are involved in a chain car accident.
  • Sideswipe Collision: when two cars in parallel drive too closely and one hits the other.
  • Side-Impact Collision: different from a sideswipe, side-impacts are when a vehicle is hit by the front end of another vehicle on the side.

Potentially hazardous car wreck situations may occur in intersections, parking lots, freeways, highways, driveways, and city and county roads. Additionally, car accidents can also occur via the negligence of officials maintaining roads, but these incidents tend to be more uncommon.

How Can an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Help After a Car Crash?

Car accidents can be complex. Whether you were the victim or you are working on behalf of a loved one, you may be overwhelmed with what to do next. With the Atlanta car accident attorneys at Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, you won’t have to go through this process alone. We’re with you every step of the process.

When you become our client, the Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, team of car accident lawyers in Atlanta will:

  • Investigate the accident thoroughly to understand who or what was the cause
  • Interview witnesses to the accident
  • Communicate directly with all insurers, yours and the other party’s (if applicable)

Of course, after we complete discovery, we may find it is in your best interest to settle or even take the case to trial. But at the end of the day, it’s always your choice what avenue we take.

Regardless of which option we take, we will fight for you to receive the maximum compensation to try and make you whole again.

Are My Car Accident Injuries Eligible for Compensation in Atlanta, GA?

Car accident injuries can range in type and severity, many ending in fatalities. Our Atlanta wrongful death lawyers have represented families of fatal car accident victims and successfully recovered financial compensation.

A car accident may result in the following physical injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Concussions
  • Broken Bones
  • Burn Injuries
  • Lacerations and Bruises
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Spinal and Nervous System Injuries
  • Internal Bleeding
  • Multiple Organ Failure

Additionally, you may be experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges after you experience your car crash.

How Much Compensation Can I Receive in an Atlanta Car Accident Claim?

Every case we settle or bring to trial is different. Therefore, it may be difficult to provide accurate estimations for the compensation you could receive. Often, compensation is directly tied to the extent of pain and suffering you or your loved one experienced in the car accident. Minor injuries will often be awarded less than more substantial ones or fatalities.

It is worth noting that in Georgia, there is no upper limit on the amount of compensation you can receive from car accident litigation.

What Types of Damages Can I Receive For My Car Accident in Atlanta?

Regardless of if you settle your case out of court or go to trial and the jury decides in your favor, you could receive either economic or non-economic damages.

How Does Determining Fault or No-Fault Work in Georgia?

Georgia is a “fault” state. This means you have the choice between filing a claim with insurance through your insurance company, filing a claim directly with the at-fault insurer’s company, or filing a personal injury lawsuit.

Additionally considering Comparative Negligence, you may receive a modified percentage of the award based on the court’s perspective on your contribution to the collision occurring.

What is the Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents in Georgia?

In Georgia, the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases (including car accidents) is two years, which means that starting from the accident date, you have two years to file a claim.

Count On The Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers at Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC

We take car accident personal injury suits seriously, doing everything within our power to get you and your family peace of mind after this traumatic time.

The team of Atlanta car accident lawyers at Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, want you to know that we are here to work with you to make you whole again.

With over $100 million in payouts since 2021, Piasta Newbern Walker, LLC, has a success rate that demonstrates legal excellence and a commitment to getting you maximum compensation.

A free, no-obligation consultation is all you need to get started. Contact us today or call (404) 996-1296 to schedule a free consultation.

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