Woodstock Car Accident Lawyer Casey W. Stevens has six Georgia offices to serve you throughout Marietta and Cobb, Cherokee, Barrow and Forsyth Counties and all of North Georgia. We provide free consultations and charge no up-front fees.
Every time someone gets into a vehicle, they have the potential of having a car accident. From minor fender benders, to major collisions resulting in injuries, accidents can ruin your day, week, year, or even your life. The stress of dealing with vehicle repair and replacement, doctor appointments, and medical expenses can be overwhelming. Finding a top-rated Woodstock car accident attorney to handle your car wreck case can also be stressful. We can help. The Law Office of Casey W. Stevens has provided North Georgia clients award-winning service for nearly 25 years. We help clients maximize the compensation due to them for property damage and medical expenses, and also for expenses related to lost wages, loss of potential future earnings, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Georgia Law on Auto Accidents
Title 40 of the Official Code of Georgia contains the Uniform Rules of the Road. These rules apply to everyone who drives on Georgia’s interstate highways, state roads and county/city roads. Some of the most common rule violations are:
- O.C.G.A. § 40-6-181 - speeding
- O.C.G.A. § 40-6-49 - following too closely
- O.C.G.A. § 40-6-390 - reckless driving
A violation of these rules means the driver is subject to a citation. However, a violation of these rules that result in a vehicle accident can result in a financial legal claim against the negligent party.
Vehicle Accidents Caused by Negligence
In order to prevail in a plaintiff’s lawsuit, the victim must prove the accident was the result of another driver’s failure to follow the State of Georgia Uniform Rules of the Road. They must be able to prove the violation of one or more of those rules resulted in “damages”, such as property damage, injuries and other accident-related financial repercussions.
Determining who is at fault in an accident is not always that simple, but sometimes even more difficult is proving that the injuries sustained were as a result of the accident. Police officers are adept at evaluating accident sites and determining based upon the position of the vehicles how the accident happened. They will also interview witnesses, but cannot always rely on the accuracy of testimony from those who were present when something happened so quickly. Sometimes accident reconstruction experts are called in, especially in the case of a serious accident or death.
If you are in a vehicle accident, it is very important that you receive medical attention as quickly as possible after the car crash. Often our clients feel fine at first because of shock and adrenaline, but when symptoms start to develop, they hold off seeing a doctor in hopes the pain will go away. The longer you wait to be seen, the more difficult it will be to prove your injuries are due to the impact of the car accident. When there are questions of whether injuries were sustained from the impact, or were there prior to the accident, it is imperative you obtain the assistance of an attorney who specializes in personal injury law. Remember, insurance adjusters are paid to minimize loss to the insurance companies. That’s the main reason personal injury lawyers are in business – to make sure accident victims get the compensation they are entitled to. All of it. Experienced personal injury lawyers work with doctors and experts who will evaluate the accident victim’s injuries and give a legal opinion as to whether the injuries were sustained during the accident or prior to it. Many times, injuries of the back and neck are denied coverage by insurance companies who try to claim the victim had a prior degenerative disc disease, aging of the spine or prior back and neck pain. In most cases, the Law Office of Casey W. Stevens is able to defeat these arguments using medical records and expert testimony.
What Can I Expect to Get Paid from My Auto Accident Case?
Compensation for property damage and injuries related to car accidents is determined greatly by the types and severity of injuries, and the type of coverage the at fault party, you, and possibly your employer have. Clients who require surgery, physical therapy and long-time care are among the highest level when it comes to compensation. Permanent disfigurement, brain injuries and even death are at the very top. Whatever the extent of your injury, we will be aggressive, efficient, and empathetic in our efforts to bring your case to the optimal resolution that results in you recovering the greatest amount of compensation possible.
Clients can be compensated for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills, loss of future enjoyment of life, loss of future income or support, and the like. We don’t just assist our clients with financial compensation. Many of our clients are not insured and cannot afford to see a doctor. Without a settlement check in hand, who will pay the up-front medical expenses? We work with doctors who are willing to defer payment until after our clients receive a settlement check. We can also help to negotiate down medical bills when clients are uninsured or under-insured.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We understand that after an accident travel can be difficult, so we make it easy for you. We can meet with you in one of our six North Georgia locations, or at a location more convenient for you like your home or hospital. Woodstock, GA – Alpharetta, GA – Suwanee, GA – Dawsonville, GA – Canton, GA – Atlanta, GA