Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injury and accidental death in the United States, and Johns Creek is no exception. If you or a loved one has recently suffered an injury in a Fulton County car accident, the negligent driver may owe you compensation for the full extent of your injuries, pain and suffering. The lawyers at Kaufman Law, P.C. have been advocating for victims of negligence for over 40 years. Schedule a free initial consultation with our firm and let us provide a confidential review of your legal options.
Car Accident Laws in Georgia
Georgia follows a traditional “fault” system when it comes to car accident claims, which means you have the option of seeking damages from an at-fault driver in the event of an accident. Any driver who commits negligence that leads to injury may be liable for the following types of damages:
- Economic damages. These include the quantifiable expenses of your injuries: medical bills, lost wages, any loss in earning capacity, and even the ongoing costs of your rehabilitation. Compensation for property damage is also included.
- General damages. These compensate for the intangible losses of your accident. In a car accident, these may include loss of partnership or guidance, pain, suffering, or loss in life quality.
Car Accidents in Johns Creek
Johns Creek is an idyllic town, enjoying a slower pace of suburban life. Though it may be one of the greatest towns in the U.S., it’s not immune to car accidents. Three major state routes cut through town, bringing commercial trucks and cars from all over the state to the area. Several factors may play a role in Johns Creek car accidents, including:
- Distracted driving. Though Georgia is one of many states to have statutes that discourage distracted driving, not everyone follows them.
- Inclement weather. As the northeast seat of Fulton County, Johns Creek is not a stranger to the occasional snow or ice storm – but even wet pavement can contribute to car accidents at any time of year.
- Speeding. Driving too fast is one of the biggest contributing factors to car accidents around the nation.
- Drunk driving. Operating under the influence of alcohol or any intoxicating substance can lead to disastrous consequences. Thousands of Americans are killed or injured each year due to drunk driving.
Your Next Steps
If you or a loved one recently suffered harm in a car accident, you have legal options. You may choose to file a claim against the at-fault driver’s car insurance, but you also have the option of filing a personal injury lawsuit in civil court. To protect your right to compensation, we recommend:
Seek the medical care you need. Taking care of your health is not only important to your well-being but also the health of your claim.
Contact a personal injury attorney. The lawyers at Kaufman Law, P.C. have been negotiating with insurance companies and securing fair compensation for their clients for over 40 years.
Don’t pay the price for someone else’s negligence. For a free case evaluation, contact us today.