Car Accidents

Fair Compensation for Auto Accidents

Have you been injured in a car accident in Atlanta, GA? Now you need a personal injury lawyer. But how do you know when to call one? Here’s what you should know about hiring a lawyer in Atlanta if you’ve been in an auto accident.

Choosing an Atlanta automobile accident lawyer for any accident claim is an important and difficult decision. It should not be made lightly, because you want to know how much your case is worth. 

Results in Automobile Accidents Cases

Here are just a few outstanding cases we have won

MARTA BUS Claim

$7.4 million

Bus v. Auto - Recovery of

$4.1 million

Auto V. Motorcycle

$1.5 million

Legal Representation You Can Trust

Car accidents happen every day. Unfortunately, this often results in minor or severe property damage, serious injuries (or wrongful death), and gives rise to automobile accident claims.

We will seek fair compensation and ensure the best outcome of your case, thanks to our dedication, skill, and experience. Your personal injury claim is important to us, and we will use all available resources to make sure you are fairly represented during the process.

Devoted to obtaining 100% of the compensation available under the law in Atlanta, GA

Our legal team is dedicated to representing people and their loved ones who have suffered personal injuries or death behind the wheel of a car.  

We aim to fight for our client’s legal rights and hold accountable any individual, corporation, or government that causes personal injury or death. For over 30 years, we have been fighting to protect your interests and to get the full compensation you deserve! Start with a free consultation.  

Rightful Compensation With Personal Injury Lawyers

Our experience handling claims in Atlanta, GA has led us to valuable know-how. From gathering evidence to dealing with the opposing insurance company or party, you can trust us with every detail of your car crash claim.

As you may know, different states have different rules and accident laws, and sometimes you may still be eligible for compensation even on the occasion when you were partially at fault.

We will stand with you and fight for your rights. Partnering with us will increase the odds of getting you the fair compensation you deserve. 

When Should You Contact an Atlanta Automobile Accident Attorney?

It is best to get in touch with us as soon as possible after an accident – this will help protect your rights and get moving quickly on establishing your case.

It is best to contact an experienced Atlanta lawyer before you proceed any further with the matter so that you can fully understand the best course of action. There are also some time constraints involved in car accident cases, so time is of the essence.

The most common causes of taxi and car accidents in Georgia include distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving or influence of drugs, negligent driving, and other factors such as loss of friction.

What to do When a Car Accident Happens?

After a car accident occurs, it is important that you stay put and not leave the scene before the police arrive and take your statement.

Ensure you and everyone else involved are as safe as possible and in no way affecting the traffic.

Make sure you have the needed information – such as names and contacts of the others involved in the accident but it is not necessary to talk to the other party about the accident.  

You most definitely should take pictures if possible. Take pictures of your vehicle, the other vehicle, or the circumstances around.

Then contact Singleton Law Firm, LLC and get the legal help you need! 

Gathering Evidence of Liability

You can trust one of our experienced and reputable car accident lawyers in Atlanta, GA, to collect all the necessary evidence to prove liability in your personal injury claim or case. Your attorney may want to see what the scene of the accident looks like.

You may have taken some photos of the scene of the accident, but the attorney will probably go back to the scene. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but visiting the actual location can be worth a thousand pictures.

The attorney will obtain all accident reports (including police reports) for your case and often speak with witnesses and the investigating police officers. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers leave no stone unturned when gathering substantial evidence of liability.

We can ensure the best outcome of your case, thanks to our skills and experience. Your personal injury claim is important to us, and we will use all available resources to make sure you are fairly represented during the process.

In Atlanta, GA, we fight aggressively to obtain 100% of the compensation available under the law.

Gathering Evidence of Damages

Gathering evidence of your damages is critical to your case, especially when you have suffered severe injuries in a car accident.

Your healthcare providers will have medical records and bills related to your injuries, and it’s essential to obtain them. However, it is not always easy to get your hands on all documentation. Although you have an absolute right to your medical records, sending medical records and bills to lawyers and patients isn’t the priority of a healthcare provider.  We can make the process move quicker and smoother.  

You Need Valid Medical Evidence

To succeed on a personal injury claim, you must prove, through valid medical evidence, what your injury, physical limitation, or disability is, and that the defendant’s negligence caused it. Sometimes your medical records lack the “magic words” as to prognosis, disability, and causation.

Doctors often do not mention the extent and cause of the disability or injury in the accident victims’ medical records. If it happens to you, your attorney at Singleton Law Firm, LLC will write to your doctor to ask for a particular letter stating the physician believes that the accident caused your disability or injury and to what extent you are disabled or hindered and for what specific time period due to the accident.

Injured in an Auto Accident?

Personal injuries due to automobile accidents occur every day, in a wide range of situations, from motor vehicle accidents to injuries sustained while crossing the street as a pedestrian.  

These injuries can be upsetting and expensive, involving costs such as hospital and doctor fees, medical bills, future medical expenses, and lost wages. More importantly, they often involve disrupting the patient’s usual quality of life due to pain and suffering.

This important factor is considered when making automobile injury settlements, helping you bear any costs you might encounter in getting your life back to normal.

Vehicle Accident in Atlanta?

Avoid These Common Mistakes

When auto accidents occur, it is normal to feel scared, emotional trauma, and confused. Here are things to avoid after an accident to ensure your rights are preserved.

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Not calling the police

One of the first things you should do is call the police after a car accident. The police investigation and report are crucial for your potential case and recovering financial damages.

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Leave from the motor vehicle accident scene

In Georgia, it is illegal to leave the accident scene. You should always contact the authorities and wait for them to arrive. 

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Taking an immediate position on your injuries

Most victims are in a state of shock after a car accident and may not be able to feel pain. You can still suffer from injuries even if you’re involved in a minor accident. Other injuries, such as whiplash and concussion, may take time to appear, worsening days or weeks later. It’s crucial not to take an immediate position on the injuries you may have sustained as they may appear, develop, or worsen later.  It is ok to say at the scene of the accident that you are unsure or not sure yet regarding the extent of your injuries.   

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Settlement talks

Do not accept an insurance company’s settlement offer without speaking to an experienced attorney if you’ve been in a serious accident. Also, don’t offer to pay cash or settle with the other driver at the accident scene. You deserve a fair settlement.

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Admitting fault

When talking to the police, insurance company agents, the other parties of the accident, or witnesses, be careful with what you say. Even a simple apology might be misunderstood as admitting to fault.

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Assigning fault

Experts such as accident reconstructionists, insurance adjusters, and traffic police will decide who’s at fault depending on a range of factors that you may not be aware of. Don’t try to say that another driver was at fault. Also, don’t say that it was your fault or partially your fault. 

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Guessing the accident facts

It’s ok that you can’t recall or don’t know the answer they are looking for. Accidents happen quickly.  Some people feel like they should have all the answers when the police are interviewing them. Don’t guess or speculate about the accident (for example, the arrangement of the cars or how fast you were driving before the accident happened). You aren’t expected to know everything about the accident.

Free Accident Case Consultation

As your lawyer, we can help you find out whether you are eligible to receive any financial compensation because of the injury you sustained in an automobile accident and the difficulties that you encountered because of it.

At no cost to you, we help you get what you deserve. You will get a free case consultation by choosing Singleton Law Firm, LLC, and you will not pay anything until we recover a maximum compensation!

Your attorney will work closely with you and your healthcare providers to determine the extent of your injuries, the care you will need to recover, and how long the recovery process will take. 

 

The items that should be factored into your financial award include:

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Cost of medical treatment and care – including future expenses.

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Potential earnings in the future, which might include salary increases and bonuses.

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Cost of potential caretakers.

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Any lost income due to your injuries.

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Pain and suffering.

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Any home renovations to accommodate a disability.

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Prescription medications and medical equipment.

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Damage to your relationships and marriage.

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Emotional distress.

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Effects of a disfiguring injury.

FAQ

Is Georgia an “at-fault” state?

Yes, the drivers in Georgia are accountable for their share of any costs resulting from an automobile accident. These fees and money usually come from each driver’s insurance company.

How long after the accident can I file my claim?

In Georgia, you have two years after the car wreck to file an injury claim. However, there are often exceptions, so we strongly recommend contacting an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible to file auto accident claims.

What is the usual settlement after a car accident case?

The settlement offer depends entirely on the type of the accident, the results and damages from it, and the expenses needed for recovery. If you contact us as your Georgia car accident attorney, we can offer you a free consultation and get you some clarification.

If you think you need an Atlanta car accident lawyer, call us right away at

(770) 889-6010

This way, we can begin to prepare what we will need to handle your case.

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