Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Athens? Call our Athens accident attorneys at 706-955-1559. An accident can cause minor or sometimes serious injuries. No matter what your circumstances, having a trained experienced lawyer on your side can help. At Merritt & Merritt our Athens injury and car accident attorneys specialize in personal injury law and can walk you through the process
What makes us different?
Regardless of whether you are in the hospital or recovering from your injuries at home, we can come to you. We understand the inconvenience that an accident can place on a family and we are here to provide you with peace of mind, simplifying the process as much as possible. The most common injury from a car accident is whiplash. Whiplash is a neck injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash most often occurs during a rear-end auto accident but the injury can also result from a sports accident, physical abuse or other trauma. Usually, whiplash injuries can be treated through physical therapy or chiropractic care but some severe cases require surgery.
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The Most Popular Types of Car Accidents
Car accidents occur in many different ways, but there are some types of collisions that our Athens injury and car accident attorneys see more often than others. Some of the most common are listed below.
Rear-end collisions occur when one vehicle crashes into the rear of another vehicle. In most of these accidents, the rear driver is at fault.
These accidents occur when two vehicles collide on their sides. Only one car can be moving, or both cars can be in motion when these collisions occur.
Head-on collisions are some of the most dangerous accidents that can happen. When these collisions occur, two vehicles collide on their front ends as they are traveling in opposite directions. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or death.
A T-bone collision occurs when one vehicle strikes another on its side, thereby forming the shape of a “t”. These accidents generally occur when one vehicle runs a red light or stop sign and crashes into the side of another vehicle.
Fixed Object Collisions
A fixed object collision occurs when a car crashes into an immobile object, such as a tree or concrete barrier. These accidents occur when the driver of the vehicle leaves the roadway and collides with the fixed object.
Legal Tip Property Damage:
Claims for vehicle damage are covered by your collision or comprehensive policy, if you have one. If another motorist is at fault in an accident, you may sue for property damage to your car regardless of whether you can sue for bodily injury.
Legal Tip Personal Injury Claim:
If another motorist is at fault in an accident, you may sue for personal injuries which are generally measured by your medical expenses and loss wages caused by the accident and an amount which may be determined by the jury for pain and suffering. Under special circumstances, other types of damages may be recoverable.
Legal Tip Car Accident:
Did you know med-pay coverage on your automobile covers the named insured, resident spouse, and any resident relative while occupying the covered vehicle, and any other person legally occupying the automobile?
Emergency Contact Information:
Athens-Clarke County Police Department
3035 Lexington Road
Athens, Georgia 30605
Athens Sheriff Department
325 E. Washington St.
Athens, Georgia 30601
St. Mary’s Health Care System-Hospital
1230 Baxter St.
Athens, Georgia 30606-3791
Athens Regional Health System-Hospital
1199 Prince Avenue
Athens, Georgia 30606