Forest Park Car Accident Lawyers
Forest Park’s climate can lead to risky driving conditions. Hot, humid summers and wet, cold winters create challenges like reduced visibility and slippery surfaces. Partly cloudy skies can also affect driver response times. As a result, vigilance and adaptability are crucial to reducing car accidents. Accidents happen, and innocent individuals suffer injuries when drivers fail to follow the rules of the road.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a car accident, seeking compensatory damages can be a very urgent matter. The costs associated with medical care and lost income from work or long-term treatments and care are significant and should be the responsibility of the negligent driver. At Grant Law Office, our car accident lawyers in Forest Park are focused on fighting for the rights of the injured and pursuing justice and full compensation for all damages, both financial and personal. Head attorney Wayne Grant was named among the top 5% of attorneys in Georgia by Super Lawyers and currently holds an AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Get in touch with our Forest Park personal injury attorneys at (404) 995-3955 to discuss your rights and choices and discover how we can assist you.
Car accidents are far too common in the Forest area, often the result of negligent driving conduct. Drivers who fail in the duty of care to operate a vehicle in a reasonably safe manner must be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. Some of the most common types of negligent driving conduct include, but are not limited to:
- Distracted driving: Texting, cell phone use, eating, grooming, daydreaming, etc.
- Speeding: Violating posted speed limits, weaving in and out of lanes, etc.
- Driving under the influence: Drug or alcohol intoxication continues to be a major cause of serious or fatal traffic accidents.
- Failure to yield: Drivers merging onto lanes or failing to yield when legally necessary can impact an innocent driver.
- Failure to stop at stop signs or red lights: Running red lights or stop signs can lead to a severe or fatal accident.
- Tailgating: Tailgating is among the most dangerous of all driving conduct, as the tailgating driver does not have sufficient space to stop when necessary.
- Wrong-way driving: A driver who is driving the wrong way, whether due to an error or DUI, can be the cause of fatal head-on collisions.
- Improper lane changes: Drivers who fail to ensure the lane is clear before changing lanes often cause serious multi-vehicle collisions.
Vehicle Issues, Roadway Conditions, and Poor Visibility
While car wrecks caused by vehicle issues are not as frequent, they still occur. Some examples of these issues are:
- Flat tires
- Brake malfunction
- Electrical issues
Poor roadway conditions are a major contributor to car accidents, leading to situations where vehicles lose control. Collisions caused by poor road conditions can occur due to various reasons, including:
- Slippery or icy roads
- Construction zones
- Fallen trees or electrical lines
Accidents are often caused by poor visibility due to weather conditions. Examples of such accidents include:
- Glare caused by the sun
- Windy conditions
Traffic collisions can lead to a variety of injuries, ranging from minor to serious, including:
- Disfiguring injuries, facial lacerations
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Head injuries
- TBI (traumatic brain injuries)
It is important to exercise caution when operating motor vehicles as they are powerful and heavy machines that can lead to severe injuries and fatalities if not handled carefully.
The amount of time you spend in the hospital depends on the severity of your injuries, ranging from several hours to several months. However, hospitals can be costly, and the expenses for treatment can increase rapidly. It is common for a patient’s medical bills to surpass their insurance coverage or the other driver’s insurance coverage. Additionally, the loss of income during hospitalization can lead to significant financial losses.
When a family loses a loved one in a fatal car accident, the tragedy stays with them for a lifetime. The law allows specific family members to file a “wrongful death claim,” seeking damages for the loved ones left behind. The damages pursued in these cases may include:
- Recovering the income the family member would have earned had they lived.
- The cost of medical care, ambulance, surgeons, and other costs prior to death.
- The pain and suffering experienced by the family member prior to the loss of life.
- Damages for the loss of support, care, love, and guidance from the loved one.
- In cases of gross negligence, punitive damages may be pursued. This type of compensation is paid to punish the negligent or reckless driver and deter others from similar actions.
At Grant Law Office, our experienced Forest Park car accident lawyers are committed to helping you settle your claim with a favorable outcome. We will work tirelessly to ensure you receive an offer that doesn’t leave money on the table, even if that means taking your case to trial.
Led by the husband-and-wife team of attorneys Wayne and Kimberly Grant, our firm is committed to advocating for your legal right to compensation for your injuries and losses.
To schedule a free and comprehensive case review, call (404) 995-3955 today.
Contact us today for a free and comprehensive case evaluation.
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