Rockdale County Car Accident Attorney

Car accidents are a huge public safety problem in our region. The devastating effects of motor vehicle collisions impact every community in Georgia. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, there were 3,753 crashes reported in Rockdale County in 2016. Altogether, these accidents resulted in at least 888 injuries and 13 confirmed fatalities.

Following a serious accident, victims need to be able to get a full and fair settlement offer so that they can pay their medical bills and provide much needed financial support for their loved ones. Sadly, the big insurance companies rarely make the car accident claims process easy for injured people. In all too many cases, victims struggle to get the compensation that they rightfully deserve.

At MG Law, our experienced Rockdale County car accident lawyers work aggressively to protect the rights and interests of injured victims in Georgia. If you were hurt in a crash in Conyers, GA, or in any of the surrounding cities and towns, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact our law firm for immediate legal assistance.

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What to Do After an Auto Accident in Rockdale County

  • Seek Medical Attention

If you were hurt in a collision in Rockdale County, you should get yourself in for a checkup as soon as possible. Severe injuries always require immediate medical care. In an emergency situation, you should take a ride in an ambulance to the nearest hospital. In non-emergency situations, you still need to get yourself to a doctor. Many common car accident injuries take up to 72 hours to fully develop.

  • Report the Crash

Under the law, Rockdale County accidents must be reported to law enforcement if there was an injury or more than $500 in vehicle damage. You should be sure to report your wreck to the state or local police. This way an officer can be dispatched to the scene to write a timely crash report.

  • Document the Accident

When you file a car accident injury claim, you will want to have the strongest possible evidence in hand. You should document your crash to the best of your ability. This includes taking pictures, getting witness contact information, exchanging information from the other drivers, and securing any other relevant evidence.

  • Contact a Rockdale County Car Accident Lawyer

Finally, you should not make any statement to insurance companies immediately after your crash. You have the legal right to take some time to gather your thoughts and speak to a professional. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters, even from your own company, are simply not on your side. If you suffered major injuries in a crash, you should be sure to work with the insurer through an experienced Rockdale County car accident attorney.  

The Georgia Statute of Limitations

Rockdale County auto accident lawsuits are controlled by our state’s statute of limitations (Ga. Code Ann. Sec. 9-3-33). Under the law, injured victims must file their legal claim within two years of their collision. The failure to do so will likely result in the legal claim being automatically dismissed as a matter of state law.

While this may seem like plenty of time, there is simply no reason to wait to take action. There are many benefits to hiring a car accident lawyer immediately after your crash. Not only will your lawyer protect your rights and help you bring a strong claim, but your lawyer will also be able to help you get financial compensation as quickly as possible.

Who Is Liable For A Car Accident?

Georgia is an at-fault, comparative negligence jurisdiction (Ga. Code Ann. Sec. 51-12-33). In some cases, car accident claims are brought against vehicle manufacturers, private companies, or even government entities. However, most Georgia car accident claims are brought against other drivers. Research suggests that more than 95 percent of all car crashes are caused by driver negligence. This negligence can come in many different forms. Examples include:

  • Running red lights;
  • Running stop signs;
  • Failure to yield;
  • Tailgating;
  • Unsafe lane changes;
  • Reckless driving;
  • Distracted driving;
  • Using a cell phone while behind the wheel;
  • Drunk driving; and
  • Drugged driving.

Regardless of the specific nature of your auto accident, you will be required to prove negligence with supporting evidence. In some cases, the other driver may simply admit fault. Though, unfortunately, this does not always happen. In some cases, an at-fault driver may even lie to law enforcement or the insurance company. If fault is disputed in your car accident case, it is imperative that you speak with a top-rated Rockdale County car accident lawyer as soon as possible.  

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Compensation Available To Injured Victims

Our Rockdale car accident lawyers are committed to helping injured victims fight for complete financial compensation. Under Georgia law, victims can hold a negligent party liable for the full extent of their damages. However, compensation can only be recovered if the victim can actually prove the value of their losses. This can be challenging. Insurance companies are well-known to push back aggressively against auto accident injury claims, attempting to reduce the value as much as possible. Our car accident lawyers in Rockdale County have the skills and experience needed to help victims properly document and present their claim. We may be able to help you get money for:

  • Vehicle repairs and replacement;
  • Emergency room fees;
  • Ongoing medical care;
  • Medical equipment;
  • Prescription drugs;
  • Rehabilitative care;
  • Disability;
  • Lost wages;
  • Diminished earning capacity;
  • Pain and suffering;
  • Emotional distress;
  • Physical disfigurement; and
  • Wrongful death.

Were You Injured In A Car Accident In Rockdale County?

We are prepared to assist you. At MG Law, our Rockdale County car accident attorneys have helped many injured victims secure full and fair compensation. If you were hurt in a car wreck, please do not hesitate to contact our law firm to arrange a free, no obligation initial consultation.

With an office in Conyers, GA, we represent car accident victims throughout Rockdale County, including in Ebenezer, Honey Creek, Magnet, Milstead, Oak Hill, Pleasant Hill, Princeton, Salem, and Union Grove.

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