At The Lynch Law Group, we understand that as an auto accident victim, you may be overwhelmed and suffering from emotional, physical, and financial injuries. Our firm wants you to focus on recovery. Let us focus on the justice system. Let our Georgia car accident lawyers help you return to the life you led prior to your injury.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Common causes of our clients’ car accidents include:
- Reckless or aggressive driving, such as excessive speeding or weaving through traffic
- Following too closely (tailgating)
- Unsafe lane changes, including failing to signal or check mirrors and blind spots
- Unsafe turns, such as from failing to signal or failing to yield to oncoming traffic or traffic and pedestrians in the intersection
- Failure to yield at signs or yield the right of way
- Failure to stop at stop signs and red lights
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving, usually due to cell phone use, adjusting car radio or navigation units, or interacting with other occupants of the vehicle
- Inexperienced drivers
Common non-driver related causes of car accidents include snow, ice, or pooled water on road surfaces, potholes and broken pavement, low lighting or low visibility caused by heavy precipitation or fog.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A car accident can lead to catastrophic injuries for motorists and passengers. Injuries car accident clients commonly suffer include:
- Bruises (contusions)
- Cuts (lacerations)
- Sprains and tears of tendons, ligaments or muscles
- Broken bones
- Herniated and ruptured discs
- Internal organ injury
- Internal bleeding
- Spinal cord injuries, which can lead to paralysis
- Head injuries, including skull fractures and eye or ear trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
Tips for Dealing with Insurance Companies After a Car Accident
In Georgia, car owners must carry proof of insurance coverage. If the other driver has no liability insurance or does not carry enough insurance to pay for your injuries, your own policy may provide you with uninsured or underinsured motorist benefits. When dealing with the insurance companies following your car accident, keep these tips in mind:
- The other driver’s insurance company is not looking out for your best interest. Insurance companies, even your own insurer, do not necessarily have your best interests as a priority. You may need compensation to help pay bills, but the insurance companies can be more concerned about turning a profit. They try to pay as little as possible on any claims. Insurance adjusters will try to get you to accept as little compensation as possible.
- The insurance company’s first offer usually is not their best offer. A car accident lawyer in Georgia working on your behalf can almost always increase the insurance company’s offer of compensation. The lawyer will use persuasive legal arguments during negotiations.
- If you are asked to give a statement to an insurance adjuster, tell the insurance company to speak with your lawyer. If you must speak directly with the insurance company or give a statement about the accident, stick to the facts as you remember them. The insurance company may use anything you say as evidence that you were partially at fault for your accident and deny your compensation.
- Before signing anything, have a lawyer from The Lynch law Group review documents the insurance company gives you. The lawyer can review documents to ensure that you aren’t signing away important rights or giving up rights to damages.
Contact A Lawyer Today
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you may need to hire a Georgia car accident lawyer. An experienced lawyer from the Lynch law Group can help you recover losses resulting from a car accident and/or reduce the hefty amount of paperwork, “red tape,” and hassle often associated with car accident insurance claims.