Like other personal injury incidents, most car accidents happen in the blink of an eye, yet can result in severe injury lasting a lifetime. For several reasons, many car wrecks can be avoided. But if you have been the victim of a car accident you know all too well how difficult is can be to avoid a collision. For instance, when a careless driver runs a red light or suddenly performs an illegal u-turn. In frantic and tragic times, you need a trusted advisor and legal expert who can efficiently guide you through the system aggressively protect your interests. Dealing with the insurance company alone is almost certain to result in a less desirable outcome!Car and Truck Accidents in Atlanta
Fulton County and DeKalb County have the highest prevalence of serious and fatal car accidents in the state of Georgia. Georgia has announced its mission to cut down on the number of injuries caused by automobile accidents and reduce the high number of fatalities. Over the 2013 4th of July weekend alone, State Troopers investigated nearly 800 car accidents which resulted in nearly 400 injuries and, tragically, several deaths. This was only in a span of four days. In addition to these car accidents, over 300 people were arrested for DUI or driving under the influence, which turns out to be a frequent cause of auto accidents causing serious injury or death.
These numbers are frightening, but they have decreased over the last few years as Officers and State Troopers have increased their diligence in arresting reckless drivers to keep them off the streets and roads. Atlanta residents see a higher number of serious accidents due to the number of people who live in the greater metropolitan area. Each large city has more traffic accidents than smaller, rural communities, but this should not be an excuse for lax enforcement.Automobile Accident Injuries and Treatment
The range of injuries a car accident victim may receive is broad. Car accidents can be as minor as a brief fender bender which only nicks paint off your car, or as severe as a head-on collision or flipped vehicle which tragically injures all involved. Injuries in severe car accidents include the following:
- Broken bones
- Spinal injuries
- Brain injuries
Car accidents occur for a number of reasons and can frequently result in severe injuries if the driver is distracted, texting, or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Under no circumstances should this conduct be excused, yet insurance coverage is often available to compensate the victim after the accident has occurred. Contact an aggressive Atlanta auto accident attorney today to discuss whether you may be eligible for compensation.Compensation for Car Accident Victims and the Claims Process
Providing personal attention to each client, T. Andrew Miller will assess your case and guide you through the process of contacting the insurance company, obtaining and completing medical treatment and seeking to efficiently conclude your claim by obtaining a cash settlement. T. Andrew Miller knows that your case is not about money, but also recognizes that under the current legal system, cash in your pocket is often the only recourse you may have in a tragic or unfortunate situation such as a car accident injury or the death of a family member. A cash settlement is practical, often paying for your medical treatment as well as the time, trouble and expenses you have incurred through no fault of your own. In addition, Georgia law allows for the recovery of damages for pain and suffering if you have been hurt in an automobile accident, and your compensation could even increase in egregious examples where the guilty party is charged with DUI or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol or texting in the car.The Law Offices of T. Andrew Miller | Atlanta, Georgia Auto Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one have been hurt in a car accident or injured elsewhere, you should contact an experienced auto accident attorney as soon as possible. T. Andrew Miller has years of experience in assisting clients in receiving the settlement they deserve for their pain, suffering, time, trouble and expense. Auto accidents can be extremely frightening and you deserve to be compensated for the damage caused and the massive disruption to your life. Contact our Atlanta offices today for a free consultation and case evaluation.