Setup a free consultation with one of our Morrow accident attorneys at 1-800-738-WE-WIN.
Our Morrow car accident attorneys know that each accident is unique. We treat our clients as individuals, paying close attention to the specifics of each claim.
Winning Personal Injury Cases for over 40 Years
Whether you were rear-ended on I-75, sideswiped on Tara Blvd, lost a loved one due to a head-on collision on US HWY 85, the attorneys at the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm are here to help you.
When a reckless driver causes personal injuries, property damage, or a wrongful death, victims of accidents call the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm to represent their case. We ensure our clients are justly compensated for their losses so they can focus on recovering from their injuries.
The accident lawyers at the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm are prompt, reliable, and professional. We understand that each car accident is different. Accidents are caused by a variety of factors including, but not limited to:
- Semi-Truck Collisions
- Multi-vehicle pile-ups
- SUV turn-overs
- Small car collisions
- Haphazard road conditions
- Distracted drivers
If you were hit by a third party that was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or texting while driving, you may be entitled to a settlement. At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, we know how to deal with insurance companies to ensure our clients get the compensation they deserve. If the insurance adjusters are unwilling to settle, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, we pay attention to the minute details, give every client the attention they need, and prepare the strongest possible case for every client.
According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, approximately 1.3 million people die in car collisions each year. Although you cannot control the actions of others, you can help protect you and your loved ones by wearing seatbelts and by practicing safe and careful driving procedures.
The Merritt & Merritt Law Firm is a law office with a recognized reputation for winning settlements for our clients. We are devoted to helping each car accident victim receive the treatment and compensation you deserve. Our attorneys always have the best interest of our clients at heart as we negotiate settlements. We are prepared to take your case to trial to get you the compensation you need to get your life back on track.
Reckless Driving and Car Accidents
Georgia law defines reckless driving as driving with a “willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property.” Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, speeding, ignoring traffic signs, weaving in and out of traffic, failure to yield, racing other vehicles, tailgating, and other dangerous driving behavior may be considered reckless driving.
In Georgia, reckless driving is considered to be a misdemeanor criminal offense punishable by up to 12 months in jail, or a fine of up to $1,000. The judge may impose other penalties, such as community service and/or completion of drug and alcohol programs.
If there are other charges involved, penalties will increase. For example, fleeing from an officer of the law will result in increased fines and jail time. If there is serious injury or homicide by vehicle related to reckless driving, this is likely to result in a felony charge.
There are many negative ramifications to a reckless driving charge, which stays on your record for life in Georgia. Your insurance rates will go up, and it could have an effect on your employment opportunities. A driver under age 21 who is convicted of a reckless driving charge will have their license automatically suspended.
If you or a family member has been hurt in a car accident:
Please call 1-800-738-WE-WIN or fill out the online form on our Contact Us page for a free consultation. During your complimentary consultation, we will review your claim, discuss your rights, and take the necessary steps to get you the help you need.