Macon Car Accident Lawyers
Millions Recovered for Accident Victims in Georgia
Car accidents occur every day in this country and throughout our state, causing extensive property damage as well as severe and often fatal injuries for the people involved. Anyone harmed by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing can and should hold wrongdoers accountable. Unfortunately, going through insurance companies for a fair settlement can be complicated and aggravating.
In the aftermath of such an ordeal, you should have professional representation from a firm that can stand up for your rights and fiercely pursue the damages you deserve for your losses. Insurance companies have many resources to help them avoid paying the full and fair settlement. At Childers & McCain, our personal injury lawyers can match those resources and level the playing field to help you recover the compensation you deserve.
Auto Accidents in Georgia
According to the most recent data collected by the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), there were over 1,500 traffic fatalities in Georgia in the year 2017. Out of those fatalities, over 360 were a result of alcohol-impaired driving, while over 240 were a result of excessive speed.
Nearly everyone has been involved in a car collision at some point in their life or has known a family member or friend who has. Car accidents often leave victims with injuries that can take months or even years of recovery, requiring surgeries, physical therapy, occupational therapy, medical equipment, personal assistance, and more, all at a massive cost.
Common causes of car accidents include:
- Drunk or drug-impaired driving
- Distracted driving, especially due to texting or cell phone usage
- Disobeying traffic signs and signals
- Other moving violations, such as tailgating, speeding, failing to yield
- Defective auto parts
- Dangerous road conditions
- Poorly designed roads
Should You Hire an Attorney After a Car Accident?
While car accident victims are not required to hire an attorney to represent them following their accident, if you have been injured, you should certainly consider hiring a lawyer. There are several reasons for this:
- Statistically, victims who are represented by attorneys when filing a claim against an insurance company are more likely to receive a higher settlement offer
- If you are suffering from serious injuries, you may have a hard time representing yourself; hiring an auto accident lawyer to represent you allows you the time you need to recover, while also knowing your case is being taken care of
When To Call an Attorney After a Car Accident:
It's important that you speak with a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. This can help ensure that the details of your case are fresh and that there is ample time to recover evidence. It is also important to keep in mind what the statute of limitations is for Georgia (2 years from the date of your accident) so that you do not unwittingly miss the deadline for filing your claim.
Seek Proper Legal Advice
In the wake of such a life-threatening experience, you and your family should spend your time and attention on your recovery without the stress and uncertainty of a legal battle. Our Macon car accident attorneys are here to apply our experience, knowledge, and resources to your claim for a fair resolution. You can rely on our ability and dedication to our clients as evidenced by the millions of dollars in recoveries we have made in the past. You can discuss your case with us for free to learn more about your situation and how we can begin immediately building your case.
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