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Car Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims
A car accident that injures you or a loved one can be devastating, but pursuing compensation from the driver who caused the crash can minimize your losses. At Holston & Huntley, our car accident attorneys in Atlanta can provide assistance to victims suffering from the extensive physical, emotional, and mental injuries caused by an automobile crash. Our Atlanta auto accident attorney can help you maximize recovery after a car accident and get you back on the road to recovery.
Holding a Negligent Driver Accountable for Your Injuries
In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. To succeed, you will need to prove the defendant’s negligence.
Negligence is the legal theory behind most car accident cases. Negligence holds a person responsible for the harm they caused to others as a result of their carelessness.
To establish a negligence claim in Georgia, you must prove four elements:
- Causation; and
Drivers must exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. They must avoid posing an unreasonable risk of harm to others on the road. This is called their duty of care, which they owe to other drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. A driver breaches their duty of care when they fail to operate their vehicle under this standard. A negligence case in Georgia revolves around the degree of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person under similar circumstances as those faced by the defendant.
What are the Different Types of Car Accidents
- Accidents involving one car
- Accidents involving multiple cars
- Crashes made head-on
- Collisions from the side
- Sideswipe impacts
- Rear-end collisions
- Rolling vehicles
Types of Damages
Damages in car accident cases must be reasonably ascertainable and not too speculative. They may include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are car repairs, medical expenses and lost wages, while non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering.
In some cases, your actions may have partially caused the crash. However, that will not stop you from recovering damages because Georgia has adopted a principle of modified comparative negligence. This means that, as long as you are less than 50% at fault, you may recover damages. The less you are at fault, the more you can recover.
Types of Injuries
- Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
- External and internal bleeding
- Dizziness and migraines
- Injuries to your head
- Difficulty breathing
- Injuries to vital organs, such as your heart and lungs
- Other broken or sprained bones, joints, and ligaments
- Broken ribs
- Knee, joint, and ankle trauma
- Herniated disc
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Helping You Financially Recover
At Holston & Huntley, we aren’t just personal injury attorneys—we help many of our clients file bankruptcy, as well. Whether or not your financial hardship was caused by an injury or loss, we can help you assess your situation and determine which method of debt-relief will be most effective. Bankruptcy exists to give debtors a fresh financial start, and we can use our years of experience to help you take full advantage of this solution.