Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
Auto accidents and injuries have been on the rise in Atlanta, including fatalities. Fulton and Dekalb counties saw 105,912 crashes in 2017, causing 1,509 suspected serious injuries, according to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia. By the same report, 238 people lost their lives in traffic accidents in 2018 in the two counties.
Car accidents are serious, costly, painful… and preventable. Crashes happen because someone was drinking and driving, texting while driving, speeding, or doing countless other things they know they shouldn’t be doing. Every driver knows the rules for safe driving and the consequences for breaking those rules; there is simply no excuse for negligent, reckless, or aggressive driving and the needless pain it causes.
The Atlanta car accident attorneys at Durham Law Group in Atlanta are committed to holding negligent drivers accountable to the people have they harmed by their behavior. Whether settling your case out of court or going to trial, our lawyers have the wide breadth of experience necessary to obtain positive results and a significant amount of compensation, regardless of the type of accident or complex issues involved. Call Durham Law Group for help with an Atlanta auto accident. You can count on us to see your case through in any of the following cases, among others:
- Distracted Driving Car Accidents
- Drunk Driving Car Accidents
- Uninsured Motorist Car Accidents
- Hit-and-Run Car Accidents
- Rideshare Accidents
- Rollover Accidents
- T-Bone Accidents
- Rear-End Collisions
- Head-On Collisions
What to Do After an Atlanta Auto Accident
After an auto accident in Atlanta, it’s important to seek medical care and talk to an attorney right away. The other driver’s insurance company needs to be notified promptly after the accident, but speaking to the insurance company on your own can seriously jeopardize your claim. The first thing they will do is ask you questions and record your description of the accident. You might still be shaken up from the incident and haven’t thought out what you are going to say. The insurance operator’s questions can catch you off-guard, and you wind up saying things that confuse the issue of who was at fault. This recording can come back to haunt you when you are trying to get a settlement out of the insurer.
Another way the insurance company can trip you up includes sending you a check right away that covers your repair bills and incidental expenses. You might not realize this check is intended as a settlement of your claim. Once you find out what your damages from the accident really are, the insurer will say you already accepted a settlement and released them from any further liability.
When you call Durham Law Group to handle your case, we take over all communications with the insurance company. Once the insurer knows you have an attorney, they will not bother you anymore and will contact us directly. We’ll take on the job of providing necessary documentation and negotiating a settlement that fully compensates you for your legal damages, including car repair or replacement, medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering. We’ll make sure the insurer stays engaged with your file, but we don’t try to settle your case until you have received proper medical care and all your legal damages are known or reasonably predictable. We take the time necessary to build a strong case that proves the other driver’s liability to you for the harm done. Our experienced Atlanta auto accident litigators are prepared to settle your claim at the appropriate time or take your case to court if necessary to get you a better result.
Dealing with an insurance company can be a stressful situation with a lot at stake, but it’s not something you should have to worry about. We deal with insurance companies every day and have been doing it for years. It’s our job and something we have particular expertise with. You should feel comfortable focusing on healing and getting your life back in order, while we handle the task of getting you compensation for your injury.
Call Now for Help From Our Dedicated Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
If you’ve been hurt in an Atlanta auto accident because of another driver’s negligence, recklessness, or drunk or distracted driving, call Durham Law Group at 404-845-3434 for a free consultation. Let us get you the financial support you need and deserve while you focus on getting better.