Georgia Car Accident Attorneys
Car Accident Lawyers Who Never Stop Fighting for You
When it comes to automobile crashes, Georgia is an at-fault state. That means the person who’s responsible for an accident is legally required to pay for the harm they cause. This includes medical bills, nursing care and other expenses such as lost wages and providing wheelchair ramps for the victim’s home.
At Butler Prather LLP, we know how to stand up to the big insurance companies. If they refuse to make a serious offer, then we aren’t afraid to take them to trial. We have a well-earned reputation for winning big cases and getting our clients a fair settlement.
If you were seriously harmed by another driver’s careless behavior, find out how we can help by calling (706) 322-1990.
Why Choose Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers?
The Georgia car accident lawyers at Butler Prather LLP have been helping seriously injured car wreck victims get fair compensation for their injuries for over 35 years. We’ve recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients.
Insurance companies can be pretty stingy. After all, they make their profits by denying claims or only offering accident victims a fraction of what they deserve. We’ll negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf, and we’ll take them to trial if they refuse to make a reasonable offer.
Butler Prather LLP is located in Georgia with offices in Columbus, Savannah and Atlanta. But our firm is a national powerhouse, and we’ve won record-breaking settlements for clients in over 30 states.
What Causes Car Crashes in Georgia?
Most car crashes could be avoided if everyone took some simple precautions. But there are drivers out there who only follow the rules when it’s convenient. That’s the kind of behavior that gets innocent people killed.
An automobile is a dangerous machine that weighs thousands of pounds. For the sake of everyone on the road, people should only operate motor vehicles when they’re in the right frame of mind. When someone is angry or intoxicated or facing some type of problem that makes it impossible to drive safely, they shouldn’t get behind the wheel of a car.
Factors that lead to automobile crashes include:
- DUI. Drugs and alcohol impair a driver’s reflexes, vision, judgment, coordination, and other abilities that are essential for safely operating a motor vehicle.
- Tailgating is never ok because it doesn’t allow enough reaction time if the driver has to stop suddenly. The National Safety Council recommends maintaining at least three seconds of stopping time whenever you’re following another vehicle.
- Speeding. The posted speed limit isn’t arbitrary. It’s designed to prevent accidents. When drivers go too fast, crashes are much more likely to occur, and they’ll cause worse injuries and more fatalities when they do.
- Work zones can be very hazardous for drivers. Many people fail to slow down before entering a work zone. Accidents can also result when work zones are poorly designed, don’t have traffic signs posted, or when workers leave equipment and other obstructions in the roadway.
- Distracted driving is a growing problem due to the increased popularity of cell phones. Georgia Law prohibits using handheld devices for texting and talking while driving. Eating, checking your GPS, and reaching for items inside the cabin are all behaviors that may lead a driver to take their eyes off the road long enough to cause an accident.
- Running red lights and stop signs creates a totally unexpected hazard for other drivers. There is no acceptable reason for such senseless risk-taking.
- Street racing. The roads in Georgia are not a playground. And the state has strict penalties for people who intentionally endanger pedestrians and other drivers for their own amusement.
- Weather. No matter what the posted speed limit may be, drivers in Georgia must slow down to a reasonable and prudent speed when fog, rain, snow, and ice make driving more dangerous.
- Poorly maintained roadways that contain hazards such as drop-offs, missing guardrails, obstructions, malfunctioning traffic lights, and traffic signs that are obscured by foliage create unacceptable risks for drivers.
- Mechanical failure caused by faulty equipment can lead to brake failure, tire blowouts, and other types of driving mishaps.
The Automobile Insurance Agent Is Not Your Friend
It’s important to allow your attorney to do all the negotiating with the insurance company. If you don’t have a Georgia personal injury attorney by your side, insurance companies will do everything they can to take advantage of you.
Insurance agents might try to trick you into admitting responsibility for the accident, or they could ask you to sign an agreement that limits the amount of money you can collect.
At Butler Prather LLP, we go up against the big insurance companies every day. We’ll conduct our own investigation to find out what really happened. Our team will use the following types of information to build your case:
- Witness interviews
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Forensic evidence
- Accident scene photos
- Expert testimony
- Surveillance camera video
- Accident scene re-creations
Damages Available for Car Accident Victims
Another tactic used by insurance companies is offering victims a lump sum that doesn’t come close to covering the actual cost of your accident. People injured in automobile accidents have various types of expenses, such as long-term medical treatment and assisted living care.
Our team at Butler Prather LLP will file a claim that represents the full extent of your damages, including these types of expenses:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Medical devices
- Occupational therapy
- In-home nursing care
- Lost earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Accessibility modifications for your home and vehicle
- Wrongful death
Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Careless drivers cause all kinds of dangerous accidents, including rollovers, head-on collisions, T-bones, rear-end crashes, and multiple-car pileups. Injuries that frequently result from these accidents include:
- Head trauma
- Severe burns
- Neck and back injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Nerve damage
- Broken bones
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At Butler Prather LLP, we believe that the person who harmed you should have to pay for it. We’ve won nine verdicts that exceed $100 million. We’ve also won over 60 verdicts and settlements of over $10 million.
Call (706) 322-1990 to learn more today.