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DEFENDING THE RIGHTS OF CAR CRASH VICTIMS SINCE 2003
The Atlanta car accident attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP are exceptionally qualified in auto accident cases. The attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP understand that following an auto accident, injured victims can experience painful debilitations, the inability to return to work, and economic hardship. As a result, the firm works tirelessly in the pursuit of justice for injured victims. When the auto accident occurs due to another’s reckless actions, the victim should be entitled to compensation – for medical bills, for pain and suffering and for the disruption in daily life. After a car accident, consider seeking your right to compensation with the legal guidance and support of the dedicated attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP.
DO YOU HAVE A CASE?
You have a case if you were injured or suffered damages, if it was someone else’s fault, and if you bring the lawsuit within the time required by law (the statute of limitations).
- Injury/Damages: Damages include pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost income from missed work, emotional turmoil, and property damage.
- Fault: you can only recover if someone else’s negligence caused your accident or injuries. In car crashes, the at fault party can be another driver, the driver of your vehicle (if you are a passenger), a pedestrian, or anyone that causes an unsafe road condition.
- Statute of Limitations: The law requires you to make a claim within a certain amount of time. Usually in Georgia you have two years to file a claim. But the time limits differ from state to state, and there are exceptions that could make the time shorter or longer. For example, in Georgia you must provide notice of a claim against a government entity within six months. If the victim is under 18, the time to file a claim is longer. Call now and we will tell you how long you have to make your claim.
What to Do When You Get In A Car Crash?
- Check Medical needs: Make sure that you and your passengers are safe and need medical attention.
- Call 911: Call 911 for police and medical attention
- Take Photos/Video: If possible take photos and video of all vehicles involved in the accident, the area around the accident, and anything relating to the cause of the accident
- Move vehicle to safety: move your vehicle out of the traffic lanes if possible and turn on your lights and hazards when doing so.
- Work with Police: when the police arrive, identify what happened to the police officer and explain all of your injuries and any painful condition that you are experiencing.
- Identify Drivers and Witnesses: it is important that you get the name, drivers license number, address, and insurance company and policy information from all other drivers. If possible take a photo of the other drivers’ license and insurance card but remember also to get the phone numb. It is important to get the names, addresses and phone numbers of all witnesses.
- Get Medical attention: if you are injured seek immediate medical attention. If you do not go the emergency room immediately, follow up with your doctor the next day.
- Contact a lawyer: contact a lawyer even if it is after hours before contacting your insurer.
- Contact Insurance: Do not admit fault to any insurance representative and do not agree to recorded or sworn statements. If you report the incident before speaking with a lawyer, simply report the facts and do not participate in a question and answer session relating to how the accident was caused. Do not tell the insurer you are “ok” unless you know that you are not injured and are in fact “OK.” Sometimes after the shock of an accident, the onset of pain relating to injuries does not occur until the following days. This is particularly true relating to back and neck injuries, and concussive syndrome from head injuries. Insurance representatives are trained to get information from you that actually will hurt your case. They do this to limit their own responsibility for providing coverage for the accident. You should speak to a lawyer before speaking with an insurance representative about the details of the accident.
WE KNOW THE COMPLEXITIES OF PAIN, PROGNOSIS, AND MEDICAL TREATMENT AND HOW TO PROVE YOUR CASE
The experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys at Hall & Lampros, LLP understand the complexities relating to pain, interference with life and work activities, prognosis, and medical treatment. But that understanding and knowledge is important only if we learn about you, your suffering and your story.
We have worked with medical experts and won cases relating to these injuries that often result from car crashes:
- Soft tissue
- Torn rotator cuff
- Neck injury
- Torn meniscus
- Torn acl
- Broken wrist
- Broken elbow
- Broken arm
- Broken leg
- Lacerations and face lacerations
- Fractured vertebrae
- Broken hand
- Broken feet
- Broken hip
- Herniated disk
- Cervical spine injury
- Lumbar spine injury
- Thoracic spine injury
- Bulging disc
- Neck injury
- Back injury
- Brain injury
- Injuries to children
- Crushed and fractured heal
- Fractured ankle
- Broken ribs
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Serious Injuries With Minor Vehicle Damage: There often is no correlation between the damage done to a car in a crash and the damage done to the car’s occupants. For instance, a car accident can result in a totaled vehicle, where the driver suffered only small cuts and abrasions. On the other hand, a minor auto accident can sometimes have fatal consequences, particularly when the injured person did not seek medical attention and left his or her wounds untreated.
Delayed Onset of Pain from Injuries: It is important to understand that many of the most critical injuries sustained in a car accident do not present symptoms right away. Some injuries can continue to develop over time, often exhibiting symptoms days or weeks after the accident occurred. This is particularly true relating to back and neck injuries, and concussive syndrome from head injuries. As a consequence, it is very important to seek a medical evaluation after the accident to ensure unseen or unrecognized injuries are being treated.
THE LEADING CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN ATLANTA, GA
There are many factors that can contribute to a car accident. Sadly, a vast majority of auto accidents are caused by an avoidable action. The following are leading causes of car accidents in the state.
Driver Negligence – In the State of Georgia and throughout the country, drivers have a duty to use reasonable care when driving. Unfortunately, not every motorist will drive in a safe and responsible manner. Driver negligence can be reflected through:
- Driving while sleep deprived,
- Driving while intoxicated,
- Distracted driving,
- Aggressive driving,
- Following too closely,
- Failure to maintain the vehicle,
- Failure to yield, or
- Turning into oncoming traffic
- Failure to follow traffic laws
Defective Auto Parts – Auto part manufacturers are held at a high standard as each vehicle part they produce will need to cork in perfect conjunction with other parts in the vehicle so that it functions accurately and safely. While a majority of manufacturing companies comply with federal standards, some do not. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that the following auto defects can greatly impact driver safety, and should therefore be immediately addressed when found:
- Defective and/or recalled airbags,
- Faulty wiring systems,
- Poor craftsmanship in the vehicle’s ignition switches,
- Cracked or otherwise sticky accelerator components,
- Malfunctioning power steering component,
- Malfunctioning engine cooling blades,
- Exposed or cracked belting in the tires, and
- Defective shifters or transfer cases that could cause a vehicle to move without warning
Road Defects and Road Debris – Auto accidents can also be caused as a result of dangerous or unsafe road conditions, which can include the following:
- Poor water drainage,
- Dangerous curves,
- Construction hazards,
- Insufficient lighting,
- Overgrown trees or shrubbery,
- Missing guardrails,
- Deteriorating roadways,
- or Missing or improperly placed road signs
DISCUSS YOUR CASE WITH A PROVEN AUTO ACCIDENT ATTORNEY IN ATLANTA
With over three decades in dedicated legal experience, the firm has helped injured victims recover the compensation they needed to get their lives back on track. Following an auto accident, defend your right to a fair compensation. Schedule a free consultation today with a highly experienced car accident attorney in Atlanta. Hall & Lampros have recovered over $400 million throughout Georgia. For your free case evaluation, call or text 404-876-8100 now or complete an intake form on our contact page and we will call you!