Articles Tagged with atlanta accident attorney

Car accidents are a leading cause of injuries and a leading cause of injury-related fatalities.  When a motorist is involved in a car accident, it is important for the driver to understand what his rights are so he can pursue a claim for compensation. Many injuries sustained in a car accident are very costly to treat and can interfere with the ability of the accident victim to earn a living after the crash. When negligence was the cause of the accident, the negligent or careless driver should be held responsible for causing the collision to occur and for all damages that happen as a result. Atlanta car accident injuries

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to prove the extent of their losses and to demonstrate the cause of the collision. It is important to talk with an accident lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so your lawyer can advise you on how to get the full extent of your injury losses covered.

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April is distracted driving awareness month, and unfortunately the public safety activities during this month are more important than ever because a substantial number of people continue to drive while they are distracted despite the serious dangers of doing so.  atlanta distracted driving accident

When a driver is distracted and causes a collision to occur, the driver should be held accountable if he hurts others. An Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyer can help victims of a collision to pursue a claim for damages and to hold the distracted driver accountable for the harm that he has caused. You should contact a distracted driving lawyer as soon as possible to find out what options you have for pursuing a claim and to begin putting together your case for compensation. Continue Reading

If you have become involved in a car accident in Atlanta, you may be facing substantial financial losses due to the collision. If you got hurt, you have medical bills to pay and you may have lost income due to missed work or taking sick days. You may also have property damage, and may be in significant pain.Atlanta car accident

The law allows you to recover compensation for accident losses, but you have to prove your right to damages. This means demonstrating the other driver was negligent or broke the rules of the road. It also means showing the extent of your losses.

You’ll need convincing evidence to either get an insurance company to make you a reasonable settlement offer or to convince a jury to award you damages in a civil claim. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you to prove your case for compensation, so call an attorney as soon as you can after an accident.

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Daylight Savings went into effect on March 12. This change in the clocks may seem harmless, but unfortunately it can actually increase the risks of an Atlanta motor vehicle accident occurring. According to WTOP, research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has shown a significant increase in deadly automobile accidents when the clocks change.  This increased risk of a deadly collision lasts for a full six days after the time change. Atlanta car accidents daylight savings

Drivers need to be aware that daylight savings time can make the roads more dangerous. Motorists need to ensure they are being responsible behind the wheel at all times. If a driver causes a collision to occur because he’s not driving safely or following the rules of the road, that motorists could be sued by victims of a collision he causes, or could be sued by the family members of victims if a crash is fatal.

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can help victims to determine if they have a claim, so it is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible following a crash.  Continue Reading

Aggressive driving is very dangerous. Unfortunately, many motorists will give into their anger at some point on the road and will drive in an aggressive and dangerous way. In fact, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported recently that the vast majority of U.S. drivers becomes aggressive while driving at least some time over the course of every year. Atlanta road rage accidents

Accidents caused by aggressive drivers are preventable, and should never happen. If you or someone you love is involved in a crash that is caused by a motorist’s road rage, you should pursue a case for full and fair compensation for both financial and compensatory damages. An Atlanta car accident attorney can provide assistance in taking legal action when your life is changed because a driver could not keep his temper.  Continue Reading

Drowsy driving has become a leading cause of car accidents, largely because few people are getting the recommended amount of sleep.  Missing even a few hours of sleep per night could significantly increase the chances a drowsy driving collision will occur. These collisions can cause serious injuries or fatalities, and often it is someone besides the sleepy driver who is hurt or killed if a collision happens. Atlanta drowsy driving deaths

If a serious or deadly car accident occurs, it is important for crash victims or families of victims to understand what their rights are and to pursue a claim for compensation against those who hurt them. An Atlanta car accident lawyer helps with both personal injury and wrongful death claims following a drowsy driving crash.  Continue Reading

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speeding kills close to 10,000 people each year. Speeding makes the roads much more dangerous, and it increases the chances a car crash will occur. If a collision happens at a higher speed, the chances the auto crash will be deadly are also much higher.  Despite the fact most people are aware that speeding can be really risky, a lot of drivers unfortunately continue to persist in violating speed limit laws. There are numerous reasons why drivers tend to speed, even despite being made aware of the dangers of this risky behavior. Atlanta speeding accidents

If a driver opts to exceed the speed limit or to drive faster than it is safe to travel based on the conditions of the road, the driver can be held accountable if a collision occurs. Victims of a speeding accident should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to determine how best to pursue a claim to recover compensation for car accident loss.  Continue Reading

The population is getting older, and young people are getting their licenses later. Because of these two factors, the average age of people who drive is rising. Older drivers are safer, in some ways, than other motorists. However, there is a substantial risk that older drivers will continue to operate their vehicles past the point where it is safe for them to do so. Older drivers tend to experience physical and mental impairments at some point in the aging process that affect their abilities to be safe drivers. If they do not voluntarily stop on time, they could hurt themselves or others. senior driving accidents

If an accident is caused by a senior driver, victims should consult with an Atlanta auto accident attorney to get help pursuing a claim for compensation.  States have some laws aimed at preventing senior driving collisions, but unfortunately these restrictions may not be enough to address the realities of the aging population.  The problem is, there are various factors in place that are making it harder for legislatures to make new rules for senior drivers, even though passing stricter regulations could be important to public safety and health.

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Car accidents can have a devastating impact. When an accident happens, the person who caused the crash should be held responsible. However, it is important to understand exactly what it means to hold someone responsible for a motor vehicle accident. A person who causes a collision could sometimes be criminally responsible and face charges. The driver who caused the crash could also face civil liability and be held responsible for the monetary damages an accident caused to occur. There are different rules for criminal and civil liability, and car accident victims should understand these essential differences. car accidents

An Atlanta car accident lawyer can provide assistance in pursuing a civil claim for damages. A civil claim gives victims the chance to take legal action and prove a defendant was responsible for causing a crash to happen. Contact Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. today to find out more about what an attorney can do to help you make your case if you are a crash victim or if your loved one was killed in an auto accident.

Civil vs. Criminal Cases After Auto Accidents in Atlanta

Halloween is fast approaching, which means that kids and adults of all ages will be celebrating the holiday.  While halloween should mean a great time for everyone, unfortunately sometimes tragedy happens and people who are out on the holiday end up getting seriously hurt or even killed. Auto accidents, and especially pedestrian accidents, are a big risk on Halloween. Steps need to be taken to try to prevent these accidents from happening. atlanta auto accident

If an accident does occur on Halloween, accident victims and their family members need to understand how Georgia law applies to auto and pedestrian accidents. Victims could potentially pursue a claim for monetary damages for losses, but must be able to prove the other driver was to blame for the accident. An Atlanta car accident lawyer can offer assistance to victims who wish to pursue a claim for compensation.

Avoiding Atlanta Car Accidents on Halloween