A car accident can be an incredibly stressful experience, especially if you suffer a severe or devastating injury. Some common injuries sustained by car crash victims include:
- whiplash and other neck injuries
- concussion and traumatic brain injury
- spinal injury, including fractures and disc injuries
- serious damage to internal organs
- broken bones and lacerations
- wrongful death
The extent of a car accident injury is not visible immediately. What may seem like simple whiplash may have serious health ramifications months or even years later. Even beyond physical injury, a car crash can cause long-lasting emotional issues such as a fear of driving or depression.
A yearly study by Allstate Insurance consistently ranks Atlanta as one of the most car accident-prone cities in the country – and other Georgia cities rank poorly as well. In fact, on average, a driver in Atlanta is involved in an auto accident once every 7 to 8 years. If you are in an auto accident in Atlanta or elsewhere in Georgia, and your car crash was caused by another party’s negligence, then you have the right to be fairly compensated for your injury and any accompanying hardships. Unfortunately, insurance companies try to settle for the lowest amount possible after a car accident. The insurance companies are not on your side, which is why you need a personal injury attorney to represent, and fight for, your needs after any car wreck.
The attorneys at the Atlanta law firm of Bruce A. Hagen are experts in automobile accident law, having spent decades in the practice of auto accident cases. They know the many tricks that insurance companies use to protect their own interests in an auto accident claim. With a vast amount of knowledge and skill in the field, personal injury attorney Bruce A. Hagen and his associates will work closely with you to obtain the best possible compensation in your car accident lawsuit.
Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Vehicle Accidents
Q: I have been in a motor vehicle accident. Should I go to a doctor?
A: If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you should see a doctor right away. Firstly, you should see a doctor for your own well-being. You may not be able to discern the extent of your injuries yourself; a small ache could be something significant, or it could be nothing at all. Only a doctor can tell you for sure. Secondly, you should see a doctor because if you decide to bring a legal claim against the at-fault driver or another party, you will need documentation of your injuries and what was done to remedy the issues.
Q: Do I have to go to court if I want to recover monetary damages?
A: Maybe. Your case may settle even before your attorney files a lawsuit; on the other hand, it may go all the way to a trial and a jury verdict. The majority of lawsuits are settled before they get to trial, but what happens in your case depends on the facts, the law and the parties involved.
Our Georgia car accident lawyers bring more than 30 years of experience to the table, and personal injury is all we do. If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, please contact us today and a member of our law firm will be in touch as soon as possible.