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Marietta Car Accident Lawyer

Marietta Car Accident Lawyer

Marietta Car Accident Attorney

Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Marietta? If so, please call our Marietta accident attorneys today at 404-975-1775.  Our Marietta injury and car accident attorneys are here to help guide you through your accident claim.

I-75 is one of the most dangerous interstates in the nation.  Many accidents along I-75 involve drivers sitting in traffic with another vehicle rear-ending them.  To help avoid these kinds of accidents, it’s always prudent to leave four car lengths between you and the driver ahead of you This allows you to take action if a driver from behind is not slowing down properly.

Free Consultations

We offer free consultations, can come to you, and our fees are reasonable.   Our Marietta injury and car accident attorneys only work on accident cases; therefore, auto accident law is our specialty.  The attorneys handling your case will always be accessible and be able to answer your questions as they arise.

A car accident can be life altering; it can destroy your health and your finances.  Many times after an accident medical bills pile up and collection agencies begin to call.  The attorneys at Merritt & Merritt will make sure the “at fault” party is held responsible for your injuries and that all your medical bills are paid in full.  Not only do we ensure your medical bills are paid in a timely manner, we make sure you are fairly compensated for your pain and suffering.

Don’t wait any longer, call us now at 404-975-1775.  Again, the consultation is free and our attorneys are paid only if you win.

Car Accident Facts:

People ages 16-20 have the highest fatality and injury rates in car accidents per 100,000 people.

The number of buses involved in fatal crashes increased from 245 to 251.  An increase of 2%; however, the vehicle involvement rate for buses in fatal crashes decreased by 4%.

What Is the First Step in a Personal Injury Claim?

If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are seeking compensation for your injuries and property damage, the first step is to file a complaint. If you are filing the complaint, you are known as the “plaintiff.”  The party from whom you are seeking compensation is known as the “defendant”. Depending upon the value of your case, you will file the complaint in either Georgia Magistrate Court or Georgia Superior Court.

Claims of money damages that are less than $15,000 are filed in Magistrate Court, which are county courts where the decision is rendered by the judge. Complaints of higher value are filed in Superior Courts, Georgia state courts which exercise broad civil and criminal jurisdiction.

The plaintiff in a civil case must tell the defendant that a claim is being made against them. This notification is very important. The defendant is usually notified by being served a copy of the complaint and a paper called a “summons.”  The summons tells the defendant that they have 30 days from the date of receiving the summons to respond to the claims made in the plaintiff’s complaint.

You should be aware that Georgia’s statute of limitations in a personal injury case related to a car accident is two years. Your claim will be dismissed if you fail to file within the window of time.

You should also be aware that Georgia follows a comparative negligence system. This means that your financial recovery will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to your actions.

Did you know that someone who permits another to operate a vehicle when the owner knows or should know the brakes are defective is liable for injuries proximately caused by the defective brakes?

Emergency Contact Information:

Wellstar Kennestone Hospital
677 Church St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: 770-793-5000

Marietta Police Department
240 Lemon St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: 770-794-5300

Marietta Fire Department
112 Haynes St.
Marietta, Georgia 30060
Phone: 770-794-5466

Marietta Accident Report

If you have further questions or need to discuss a potential claim, contact us at 404-975-1775 or via our free case review form.