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All drivers know what it feels like to fear a car accident. Drunk drivers, distracted drivers, and near misses have left us all fearful of the possibility that we might someday find ourselves in a serious accident.
Unfortunately, far too many people in Georgia have already experienced an auto accident. In fact, accidents happen here every single day. According to highway statistics, more than 1,720 drivers are involved in Georgia auto accidents every day. That equates to 70 drivers an hour!
Victims are often injured and not able to provide for their families. Car crashes usually happen in a split second, so the surprise alone can be horrific.
Careless Drivers are the #1 cause of car accidents in Georgia. “Negligence/Careless” refers to another driver’s failure to act reasonably, failure to take proper care, drive safely, or simply follow the rules of the road.
Every driver is obligated to exercise care when traveling the roadways. That includes other car drivers, truck drivers, passengers, pedestrians, motorcyclists, and anyone else in the vicinity. Georgia is an “at fault” state meaning if you breach your duty of care you can be held legally accountable for the damages caused — even if by accident.
From time to time, car wrecks happen because someone other than the driver was negligent. For example, passengers often times cause car accidents. Other times it can be a local government, business or a distracted driver.
You deserve to be fully compensated for the losses you’ve sustained. While the law can never undo the accident, it can at least provide you and your family with the financial resources you need to move on with your life.
At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm we understand how difficult the aftermath of a car accident can be. With our experienced Georgia auto accident attorneys on your side there is nothing to fear.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-738-WE-WIN to schedule a free case consultation or fill out the free case review form.
How to Proceed After a Car Crash in Georgia
Car accidents occur every day. A serious car accident can result in permanent injuries or even wrongful death. If you have been involved in a car accident in Georgia, there are several things that you should do:
- Call 911 – Make sure that you and any other people involved in the car accident are safe. When the police arrive do your best to describe how the accident happen.
- Move Vehicles From Roadway – If the vehicles involved in the car accident are blocking traffic and can be moved safely the vehicle should be moved to the side of the roadway.
- Collect Witness Information – If there are any witnesses to the accident collect their name, phone number, and address.
- Do Not Make Any Admissions – Never admit fault for causing the accident.
- Contact a Car Accident Lawyer Near You – Our attorneys at the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm are ready to assist you.
Unfortunately, many people wait too long after an auto accident to find out if they have a case or they attempt to handle the claim on their own. This can cost you thousands of dollars in the end. Contact our attorneys who know the law and will gladly assist you throughout the process.
Waiting for the insurance company to contact you could be the biggest mistake made after an auto accident.
Auto Insurance Companies
Car accident victims are sometimes tempted to take the first offer from the adjuster. This is a huge mistake. The adjuster handles accident cases everyday all day, most individuals on the other hand have not been in an accident so they do not know accident law therefore putting them at a disadvantage.
Insurance adjusters are not on your side. They do not represent your best interests. They represent the interest of the insurance company only that means they are only interested in saving money at your expense. The adjuster may sound nice, but their job is to pay you as little as possible. Be very careful about what you say to an adjuster, and never accept a settlement offer without consulting an Atlanta accident lawyer first.
Remember: insurance policies can be complex. Even for experienced and educated policyholders, understanding your policy can be difficult.
Those errors often cost a lot more than an attorney’s representation will. At Merritt & Merritt Law Firm you don’t pay anything unless we win.
Call us toll-free at 1-800-738-WE-WIN to schedule a free case consultation.