Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Atlanta? Call our Atlanta accident attorneys today at 404-975-1775. We will get you compensation for your injuries, medical bills, pain and suffering, and property damage.
As we all know, Atlanta is Georgia’s capital and it’s also infamously known as Georgia’s accident capital. On every news station day, noon, or night you hear of a bad accident that’s happened on I-20, I-75, I-85 or I-275. Often times, the accidents are so bad that our hearts go out to these people, who we don’t know, because we all know someone who has been in a serious accident.
At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm our Atlanta injury and accident attorneys are here to help you with any size car accident or injury. We understand that any injury can be life altering at worst and a horrible inconvenience at best. Either way, you did not ask to be injured by another’s negligence and the person at fault should be held responsible for their actions. In Georgia, all drivers are required to have minimum liability coverage of $25,000 on their vehicle for bodily injuries; however, many drivers, including trucking companies, have liability policies in excess of $1,000,000. Georgia does not require you to have full coverage on your vehicle. It is important you contact an attorney as soon as you can because evidence disappears and memories fade. An attorney can capture this evidence quickly if hired.
|$1,000,000||Semi truck accident|
|$250,000||Head on collision|
|$205,000||Slip and fall – knee injury|
|$135,000||Car accident with serious ankle injury|
|$135,000||Car Accident with back injections|
|$125,000||Client T-bone by police officer|
|$100,000||Car accident with fractured neck|
|$100,000||Car accident involving a pedestrian. Broken fibula and tibia.|
|$90,000||Car accident with a DUI driver|
|$85,000||Slip and fall|
|$50,000||Rear end collision|
|$25,000||Car accident with whiplash injury|
Almost any law firm will do when you have a simple divorce. But, when you need a law firm specializing in serious auto accident and wrongful death cases our team of attorneys’ are prepared. Working on major cases is what we do. The insurance companies have a team of attorneys to defend them; you need a team of experienced attorneys representing you.
We have represented accident victims injured by:
- 18-Wheeler Trucks
- Dump Trucks
- Delivery Trucks
- Police Cars
- DUI Drivers
No matter what caused your car accident, your injuries are your biggest concern. And because your injuries are your biggest concern, they are our biggest concern. As Atlanta injury and accident attorneys, some of the most common injuries our clients suffer in interstate accidents include:
- Broken bones
- Cuts and Lacerations
- Head, Neck, and Spinal Injuries
- Internal Bleeding and Organ Damage
- Paralysis and Nerve Damage
- Wrongful Death
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Atlanta or the surrounding area, call our Atlanta car accident attorneys at 404-975-1775 or 1-800-738-WE-WIN. We have three convenient Georgia offices located in: Atlanta, Savannah, and Statesboro. If you cannot come to us, we can come to you. The Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is here to help.
Loss of consortium is the inability of one’s spouse to have normal marital relations, which is a euphemism for sexual intercourse. Such loss arises as a claim for damages when a spouse has been injured and cannot participate in sexual relations for a period of time or permanently due to the injury, or suffers from mental distress, due to a defendant’s wrongdoing, which interferes with usual sexual activity.
Your uninsured motorist coverage covers you when you are riding in your car or in any other automobile or while a pedestrian if the injury is caused by an uninsured motorist.
A personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the injury. A workers’ compensation claim must be filed within one year after the injury or death of the employee.
Car accident attorney fees
Car accident attorneys usually charge a contingency fee. In a contingent fee arrangement, the attorney agrees to accept a fixed percentage of the recovery. If you win the case, the attorney’s fee comes out of the money awarded to you. If there is no recover, no fee. Typically the fee ranges from 30 to 40 percent, and 33.33 percent is the standard rate. If you have a 33.33% contingency fee arrangement and you recover $100,000 in your car accident case, your attorney will receive $33,333 and you would receive $66,667.
Lawyers typically have two fee structures: 1.) Contingency fee which the attorney gets paid from what you recover. 2.) A flat rate fee is normally charged in criminal or family law cases. The fee is set upon an agreed contractual amount between the attorney and client. An example, a client retains an attorney for a traffic ticket. The attorney charges $500 to handle the ticket-this is a flat rate fee.
Determining the At Fault Party
Almost every accident that happens on Atlanta’s roads is someone’s fault. The law states even if the two cars never make contact, a driver who forces another off the road may still be responsible. When evaluating fault after an auto accident, courts will allocate fault depending on the circumstances.
Unfortunately, this can be bad news for injury plaintiffs. If a jury believes that a victim contributed in any way to the accident that caused their injuries, the jury can reduce the plaintiff’s award. Insurance adjusters are aware of the law and will record your statement without your knowledge; therefore, before you speak with an insurance adjuster, call the Merritt & Merritt at 1-800-738-WE-WIN.
Potential Indications of Defendant Negligence
Every driver, when driving upon the roadways, has a responsibility to drive safely and to exercise reasonable care. As a result, plaintiffs have two main ways to prove a defendant was negligent.
The best way to demonstrate negligence is to present evidence that a defendant violated a law while driving. If a police report indicates that the defendant was cited, that is a plus. Some of traffic violations are speeding, driving to fast for condition, failure to yield, failure to stop at stop sign, and failure to maintain lanes.
There are more ways to prove negligence but it’s a little more difficult. In cases where the defendant does not receive a ticket, a more in depth investigation should occur. This may involve visiting the scene of the incident, speaking with witnesses, and getting a statement from the police officer. Our skilled Atlanta car accident lawyers can identify the best way to pursue a case for full compensation.
Emergency Contact Information:
Atlanta Police Department
226 Peachtree St SW
Atlanta, Ga. 30303
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston Hospital
1405 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA 30322
Emory University Hospital Midtown
550 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30308
Grady Health Hospital
80 Jesse Hill, Jr. Drive SE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Piedmont Atlanta Hospital
1968 Peachtree Rd NW
Atlanta, GA 30309
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Road
Riverdale, GA 30374
Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center
303 Parkway Dr NE
Atlanta, GA 30312