If you or a loved one needs assistance with a car accident, call our Macon accident attorneys at 478-845-6464 day or night, even on weekends. Have you been involved in a car accident? If you have, the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is here to help. Our Macon Injury and Accident Attorneys can assist you with your claims from obtaining medical treatment to getting your car repaired without a hassle from the insurance company.
After any accident you should go immediately to the emergency room for treatment. We strongly recommend going to the ER no later than 3-5 days after the accident. We have had clients to feel fine until a month later; therefore, it is important to monitor your health.
If you or a loved one needs assistance, call us at 478-845-6464 day or night, even on weekends.
In Georgia, the at-fault party, which is the person who caused the accident, is responsible for damages caused by their negligence. Some states, including Florida, are what we call a no-fault state. Put another way, in Florida each driver, regardless of fault, bears their own medical expenses and property damage cost. However, Georgia law states that if you cause the accident, you must pay for the other person’s damages: medical bills, car repair costs, pain and suffering, mental anguish, etc.
Our experienced Macon Injury and Accident Attorneys have litigated fatal accidents to major whiplash cases. For over 40 years we have gotten our clients favorable results with millions recovered from big insurance companies.
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Police Car Accidents
Types of injuries:
- Brain and back injuries
- Neck injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Facial injuries
- Internal injuries
- Psychological injuries
Car Versus Truck Accidents in Georgia: Why Injuries Are So Catastrophic
Think about the relative size and weight difference between cars and trucks. Then you’ll realize why accidents between these two types of vehicles can be among the most catastrophic on Georgia roads. Generally, a large tractor-trailer or 18-wheeler, including cargo, weighs about 80,000 pounds. If a truck is pulling a second trailer the weight will be significantly more. Compare this with the average weight of a car at 4,000 pounds. It’s easy to see why most serious injuries and deaths in large truck accidents are the occupants of the smaller, lighter passenger vehicles.
In Georgia, there are many strict regulations that must be followed by commercial truck drivers, but accidents still happen. Driver error, mechanical failure, dangerous weather conditions and other issues cause or contribute to car and truck accidents. Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other serious injuries can result.
If you’re driving a car, to avoid these types of accidents, be a predictable driver. Pass a truck quickly, pass on the left, avoid distracted driving, give a truck in front of you plenty of space, and stay out of a truck’s blind spot.
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Emergency Contact Information:
Macon-Bibb County Police Department
911 1st Street
Ph: (478) 751-7500
Bibb County Sheriff’s Department
668 Oglethorpe Street
Ph: (478) 746-9441
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