Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys
Helping You Fight for a Fair Recovery
Unfortunately, car accidents occur on Atlanta-area roads and highways every day. Thousands of people are injured or killed in automobile collisions in Georgia every year, and many of these accidents are the result of negligence.
If you were injured or your loved one was killed in a car accident and the other driver was at fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation. This is intended to serve as recovery, meant to cover the cost of medical expenses, lost wages, and other economic and non-economic damages. Contact the experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys at Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC to discuss your situation today.
Injured in a car crash? Call (404) 800-4661 or submit an online contact form to request a free consultation!
According to the NHTSA, in 2017 there were a total of 1,540 fatalities due to traffic accidents. This means that every day, there were more than 4 fatal car accidents in Georgia. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 23% of fatal accidents were a result of alcohol impaired driving.
Car accidents can cause serious injury to those who are involved and depending on the situation, the details of accidents may not always be clear. It's important to contact one of our accident attorney in Atlanta when you have been involved in an accident due to someone else's negligence.
How Negligence Causes Car Accidents
While some accidents are truly unavoidable, most car collisions are the result of careless and/or reckless drivers. In other, rarer instances, the negligence of another party—such as an automobile manufacturer—may lead to an accident. In either case, the injured party can seek financial recovery from the liable party.
There are many ways in which negligence can contribute to an accident; some common examples include:
- Distracted driving, including texting while driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol
- Reckless driving, including street racing and road rage
- Failure to yield the right-of-way
- Failure to stop at red lights/stop signs
- Careless driving
- Unsafe and/or illegal driving behaviors
- Fatigued driving
- Following too closely (“tailgating”)
- Automobile defects
- Dangerous and/or defective road design
This list is not exhaustive; there are nearly infinite ways in which negligence can lead to accidents. When this is the case, the negligent party can be held legally accountable.
Contact Our Firm for a Free Consultation
At Whiteman, Hamilton & Conklin, LLC, we pursue the maximum compensation our clients deserve. In many cases, the liable insurance company will often try to offer a lowball settlement in an effort to devalue your claim. They may even deny your claim outright. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys are here to fight for you and protect your right to a fair recovery. We work to ensure that the insurance company honors its word and we never back down from even the toughest of cases.
Put over 80 years of combined trial experience to work for you; call (404) 800-4661 to schedule a complimentary consultation with our legal team today.