Car Accident Lawyer in Atlanta

Car accidents are a fact of life in Atlanta. Almost every single day vehicles collide in parking lots, driveways, and out on the open road. Our city’s drivers are not the safest in the country, unfortunately, and it shows in the number of collisions that could have been avoided. These accidents cause countless injuries to innocent victims who must pay for expensive medical care and possibly miss work.

None of this is acceptable. If you were injured in a crash, help is available. At MG Law, our Atlanta car accident lawyers have negotiated favorable settlements for our clients, and we are able to help you today. Contact us for more information.

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Car Accident Injuries

Car accidents are traumatic incidents which leave many people bloodied and bruised. At MG Law, our firm has seen clients suffer from the following:

  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Fractures
  • Burns
  • Nerve damage
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Life-threatening internal organ damage

The best step is to immediately seek medical treatment for any pain you experience after a crash. A doctor can help diagnose even slow-developing injuries and provide proper advice for getting better.

Compensation after an Accident

Car accidents are expensive. One minute you are riding down the road, and the next your life has been tossed upside down. Many people go deeply into debt after an accident, even one that is not their fault.

In a settlement, our team will aggressively pursue compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills, such as the cost of surgery, doctor visits, prescription drugs, and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and lost income
  • Property damage, such as the cost of repairs to your damaged vehicle
  • Pain and suffering

Members of the public often want to know how much they can receive. This is an excellent question, but the reality is that the amount of compensation available depends on many factors, including the severity of a person’s injuries.

Another consideration is the amount of insurance that the other driver carries. Georgia only requires that motorists carry $25,000 in bodily injury liability insurance, and many motorists carry only the bare minimum. This might not be enough to cover all of the financial losses associated with your injuries. However, if you have underinsured motorist insurance, then that could also step in and pay benefits.

Is Georgia a Fault or No-Fault State?

Georgia is a fault state. This means that the motorist who is responsible for the accident must pay compensation to injured victims. In a no-fault state, like Florida, each driver carries their own personal injury protection injury, which they can use if involved in an accident regardless of fault.

Because fault is important in Georgia, we must carefully analyze the circumstances that led up to the collision. Another word for “fault” is negligence, and motorists are negligent when they injure someone by virtue of not using adequate care.

Many accidents are caused by:

  • Driver fatigue
  • Distraction
  • Carelessness
  • Refusal to yield
  • Failure to use turn signals
  • Speeding
  • Tailgating
  • Passing illegally
  • Other careless or reckless acts

To determine whether you have a case, you should meet with a member of our legal team today.

Comparative Fault for Atlanta Car Accidents

Georgia recognizes that in some accidents both motorists have been negligent. Under our laws, a court will compare the negligence of each driver. If a driver is at least 50% at fault for an accident, he or she cannot receive compensation. If the driver is less than 50% to blame, then compensation is available, though the amount the victim receives is reduced by their percentage of fault.

Look at it this way: Tammy and Mike collide head on, and the jury finds that Tammy suffered $100,000 in damages. However, she is also 30% to blame. In this example, Tammy can receive a maximum of $70,000. Mike can receive nothing, because he was 70% to blame for the crash.

Because of the comparative fault law, we need to understand what our clients were doing in the moments before an accident. We can then try to minimize how they might have contributed to a crash.

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Reach Out to Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers Today

The insurance system in Georgia is confusing, and many victims feel intimidated trying to bring their own claims. This is where hiring a lawyer will be a huge help.

The team at MG Law has helped many people just like you get the compensation you need after a serious Atlanta car accident. Please reach out to us today to schedule your free consultation.

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"MG Law has the type of lawyer every client wants, and all other lawyers strive to be like. It is no coincidence that MG Law has the utmost respect and admiration of clients, defense attorneys, district attorneys, clerks, and judges alike. Their skills and hard work is surpassed only by modesty and compassion. If you are in need of a lawyer please contact them.. they have a wonderful staff they will do all they can to defend you or your family members."

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Why Should You Choose MG Law?

Dedicated To Providing Justice For Our Clients
MG Law is dedicated to the cause of justice. This dedication drives our attorneys to provide the best legal representation possible. Whether that means obtaining an in-depth understanding of city ordinances or being able to fully understand an insurance policy to maximize the recovery for our client, our focus on personal injury cases provides us with the knowledge and focus necessary to take on all types of cases and win. We stop at nothing to get our clients the best possible results.

We Have Experience Representing The Injured
At the law offices of MG Law, our attorneys only practice injury law, which means that we are devoted to being up to date on all matters of personal injury laws, rules, and regulations. Our attorneys have been awarded the prestigious National Trial Lawyers, 40 Under 40, and Top 100 Trial Lawyers awards. We have a 10/10 rating on Avvo and are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell.

Michael Geoffroy

Owner, Attorney

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Associate Attorney

Nneka Asika

Associate Attorney

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Litigation Paralegal

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