No one wants to imagine the worst-case scenario when they get into their car to go to work, the store, or to drop the kids off at school. Getting into a serious wreck may not cross your mind until it happens to you.
Unfortunately, accidents happen on Georgia’s roadways every day. Numbers compiled by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and distributed by the Georgia Governor’s Office found that 1,504 Georgia residents lost their lives in fatal traffic accidents in 2018. Countless others have been left with serious and sometimes life-altering injuries that may never fully heal.
You may practice safe driving practices, but what about the driver next to you? Your health, safety, and financial future can be put at stake in a matter of seconds by the actions of a negligent or reckless driver. If that’s happened to you, there are legal options available to you. You could be owed significant compensation for your medical expenses, missed work, and pain and suffering.
If you don’t seek the financial damages you’re owed, a serious accident could leave you and your family in financial jeopardy. Don’t let medical bills weigh you down. Contact a lawyer to hold the at-fault driver responsible.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we understand that your focus is on recovering from your car accident, not the court system. But we believe a reckless driver’s actions should never leave you paying their tab. That’s why we work hard for our clients.
The experienced legal team of Alpharetta car accident attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. will work diligently to earn you the compensation you deserve following a car accident. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident in Alpharetta, contact us at (678) 213-2401 to schedule a free case evaluation.
Common Car Accident Cases We Handle
Many Americans like to believe that we’ve all become masters of multitasking. Whether it’s checking a phone during the workday or cooking and watching a show at the same time, everyone does it. When it comes to motor vehicles, multitasking is never real.
There is growing scientific evidence that shows multitasking is a fallacy that may cost you your life. Despite the warnings, more and more drivers text and drive. As a consequence, distracted driving is quickly becoming one of the leading causes of car accidents today.
The Centers for Disease Control estimates that distracted driving is responsible for killing nine people and injuring more than 1,000 others every single day in the United States. Distracted driving is dangerous, reckless, and often illegal, but it isn’t the only behavior that can lead to a serious car accident.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we have experience dealing with a wide range of car accident cases. Some of the most common accident cases we handle include:
- Distracted Driving
- Drunk Driving
- Road Construction Accidents
- Reckless Driving Accidents
- Hit and Run Crashes
- Rear-End Collisions
While this list is long, it isn’t exhaustive. If you’ve been injured in any kind of car accident that wasn’t your fault, contact the legal team at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. We can review the circumstances surrounding your accident and provide you with advice about your legal options.
Types of Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Car collisions can cause serious injuries. All too often, those injuries are fatal. Thousands of pounds of steel hitting each other can lead to catastrophic damage to the drivers and their passengers.
Recovering from a serious car accident may take months or years. Some victims are never able to regain the function they once had, which can change their everyday habits and lifestyle. Such serious consequences require aggressive legal action to seek fair compensation.
One of the myths about car accidents is that minor fender benders don’t require medical treatment. Even minor crashes or collisions that take place at slower speeds can have severe consequences.
Even if you feel fine immediately following an accident, you might have invisible injuries. Symptoms of head trauma, concussion, and spinal injuries may not manifest themselves immediately. Anyone involved in a car crash should seek medical attention immediately for a thorough checkup.
What types of injuries could you suffer following a car accident? That depends on the nature of the accident. While some people are lucky enough to walk about with a couple of cuts and bruises, others may suffer broken bones or brain trauma.
In general, these are some of the more common types of injuries that can result from a collision:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Neck and spinal cord injury
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage
- Internal bleeding
- Chest and rib injury
- Cuts and bruises
- Wrongful death
These types of injuries can mean lengthy hospital stays, surgeries, multiple follow-up visits, and physical therapy. Medical treatment is expensive, so costs can quickly add up to a financial burden.
If this has happened to you, contact an attorney to find out how you can get money to cover your car accident bills through a personal injury claim. Victims of negligent car accidents should never suffer long-term financial consequences when they were hurt by someone else.
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we help car accident victims recover the compensation they deserve. Insurance companies won’t want to pay what they should, but that doesn’t bother us. We have the experience and the knowledge to negotiate with insurance companies for your benefit, not theirs. If an insurer is unwilling to negotiate in good faith, we have the trial experience necessary to hold them accountable in an Alpharetta court.
Georgia Car Accident Liability
Georgia uses what’s called “modified comparative negligence” for car accidents and personal injury cases. Don’t be intimidated by the legalese. Modified comparative negligence simply means that a victim has the ability to recover damages against any party who is more at fault for an accident than they were.
In practice, that means that if a victim is found to be 10 percent at fault for an accident and the negligent driver is 90 percent at fault, your final damages settlement would be decreased by that 10 percent. Under this rule, you can’t recover damages if you’re found to be more than 50 percent at fault for causing an accident.
An experienced attorney is an important tool for getting the monetary damages you need following a car accident. Our team will defend you from being blamed for an unfair percentage of the accident’s fault. We want you to get the maximum compensation possible.
We’ll review the facts and circumstances surrounding your accident, gather evidence, and build a strong case that proves the other driver was liable for the crash. Let Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. protect your rights and fight back against misleading insurance company tactics.
Georgia Statute of Limitations on Car Accident Claims
At Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C., we know that the first call you make following a car accident isn’t going to be to a lawyer. But the sooner you get an attorney on your side, the better.
The moment a car accident happens, the clock begins to tick. Georgia limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver. If you want to recover damages related to a personal injury following a car accident, you have only two years from the date of the crash to file a civil action in court. This deadline is called the statute of limitations.
The statute of limitations on a wrongful death claim related to a car accident is also two years, but the clock starts running on the date of the victim’s death, not the date of the crash.
Why Choose Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. to Handle Your Car Accident Claim
Insurance companies are businesses. That means their bottom line is making a profit. Paying out large settlements for negligent car accident claims is not in their best interest, so they try not to.
Some companies may resort to offering low-ball settlements and intimidating victims into settling for less than what they deserve. They may even try to play a victim’s inexperience with how Georgia’s insurance system works to their own benefit. The simple fact is that insurance companies look out for themselves. They aren’t looking out for you.
Working with an experienced attorney with Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. means that you’ll have someone in your corner. We’ll work for you, protect your rights, and fight to get you every penny you deserve.
After you choose us, we’ll thoroughly review your case, investigate the accident, gather the evidence before it becomes lost or destroyed, and work tirelessly to get you the maximum compensation for your injuries and pain and suffering.
We are tenacious when it comes to taking on the insurance companies and their legal teams because we believe you deserve just treatment and fair compensation after being injured by a reckless driver.
Contact Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. Today for a Free, No-Obligation Consultation
Are you or is someone you love suffering from injuries related to a serious car crash? Then you deserve legal protection. You need someone willing to fight to get you the compensation you need to take care of yourself and your injuries.
Don’t wait until for the other driver’s insurance company to offer you money out of the kindness of their hearts. Get the help you deserve by scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled attorneys at Jonathan R. Brockman, P.C. Call (678) 213-2401 to set up your no-cost consultation today.