If you were hurt in a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia or the surrounding area, you likely have a lot of questions about what to do next. This can be a scary time. You may be injured, your car is likely damaged, and the medical bills may be piling up. However, you do not have to face this difficult time alone. If you were injured because of another driver's negligence, you are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to win financial compensation for yourself and your loved ones. An experienced Atlanta personal injury attorney can help you win the compensation you deserve.
John D. Hadden is an experienced car accident attorney in Atlanta. Contact him with your questions or to get started on a personal injury claim. In the meantime, below is some information relevant to car accidents and personal injuries in Atlanta, Georgia.
Car Accidents in Atlanta, GA
Atlanta has heavy traffic and car accidents are, unfortunately, a very common occurrence. Hundreds of thousands of people take to Atlanta streets and highways every day. The high level of congestion is a breeding ground for dangerous, frustrated, and negligent drivers who can cause you and your loved ones serious harm.
Serious injuries can occur as a result of these dangerous accidents, including but not limited to:
- broken bones
- traumatic brain injury
- spinal cord/back injury.
After a car accident, the first thing you must do is get medical help. This is true even if your injury is minor. Seeing a doctor immediately after the accident not only gets you the treatment you need, but establishes a clear link between the accident and your injuries. In more serious cases, you won't be able to decide if you can go to the hospital or not – you will just be taken. In less serious cases, it may be your choice – so choose to go and get both the medical help you need (because you may have an injury like internal bleeding or a spinal injury that may not be noticeable immediately) and the link between the injury and the car accident (because some injuries have delayed symptoms, like concussions).
The medical treatment to treat your injuries, however, can get expensive really fast. What you need to do after you seek medical attention is to consult with a highly experienced personal injury attorney to ensure that you are not the one to bear these costs. The person who caused the accident should have to pay for your injuries—not you.
Causes of Car Accidents in Atlanta
In a busy city such as Atlanta, the potential for car accidents is very high, for many reasons. Ultimately, the careless driving of another driver is most often the cause of your injuries, and when that is the case, you can file a personal injury lawsuit to get the financial award you deserve.
Common causes of car accidents in Atlanta include, but are not limited to:
- distracted driving (texting, playing with the radio, talking on the phone, dealing with kids, etc.)
- intoxicated driving (alcohol or drugs)
- excessive speed
- tired drivers
- inexperienced drivers
- improper vehicle maintenance
- failure to account for poor weather conditions (rain, snow, fog, etc.)
- failure to follow traffic rules and laws
- road rage
If the cause of the accident is another driver's fault, and resulted from that driver's negligent or intentional acts, he or she should be held responsible for the harm caused to you and your vehicle.
Winning Financial Compensation in Your Case
As the victim in a motor vehicle accident in Atlanta, you have the right to win financial compensation for your injuries. This compensation is designed to make you whole again, as well as compensate you for all that you have gone through. You, and any passengers in your vehicle who were injured, deserve to have your rights protected by an experienced personal injury lawyer, who can help you win compensation for:
- past medical bills
- future medical costs
- rehabilitation costs
- lost wages
- lost future earning capacity
- pain and suffering damages
- loss of consortium or companionship
- disfigurement damages
- punitive damages (in limited circumstances)
These awards can help you to put your life back on track, and help you move forward with your life. Don't let yourself end up on the hook for costs that should be the responsibility of the negligent party.
Consult an Experienced Atlanta, Georgia Car Accident Attorney
Car and motorcycle accidents can lead to catastrophic injury or death and are all too common in the busy city of Atlanta. When this is the case, you are entitled to financial compensation for your injuries. You need an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for your rights.
Contact experienced Atlanta car attorney John D. Hadden at the Hadden Law Firm today for a consultation.