Despite improvements in vehicle safety and public awareness of the importance of safe driving practices, auto accidents continue to cause serious injury and death throughout Georgia. According to the state's Department of Transportation, roadway fatalities actually increased in 2015, the first recorded rise in a decade, as more than 1,500 people lost their lives in an auto accident. Thousands more suffered serious, life-threatening, and life-altering injuries.
Dealing With the Aftermath of a Car Accident
Most auto accident victims are not prepared for the long-term costs and consequences of their injuries. The most immediate concern is usually paying for medical care. Approximately 14 percent of Georgians lack health insurance of any kind, according to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. And even those victims who do have coverage may still be liable for high deductibles and certain out-of-pocket expenses.
In addition, the time spent recuperating from injuries often means a loss of income. Unless the car accident happened in the course of employment, victims cannot rely on workers' compensation to make up for lost wages. So even a few days or weeks in the hospital can be financially devastating for a person–and their family–who are living paycheck to paycheck.
These are just some of the reasons you need to speak with a qualified Atlanta auto accident attorney. At the offices of Calvin J. Edwards, Jr., Attorney, we pride ourselves on providing personal service tailored to your needs. Unlike larger personal injury firms, we do not treat accident victims as pieces on an assembly line. Our lawyers and staff understand that you have suffered a serious physical, emotional, and financial trauma. And we will put all of our resources to work in holding the responsible parties accountable.
We Represent All Types of Georgia Auto Accident Victims
Some motor vehicle accidents are simple to understand, e.g., a drunk driver runs a red light and smashes into a minivan. But other accidents are more complicated, such as a multi-car pileup on I-20 caused by a commercial truck overturning. Even if you think you know exactly who caused your accident, knowing it and proving it to a court are two different things. This is where having an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney on your side is critical.
Our firm knows how to investigate many common types of auto accidents, including but not limited to:
- Rear-end collisions;
- “T-bone,” i.e. side-impact crashes;
- Commercial truck and 18-wheeler accidents;
- Drunk driving accidents;
- Rollover accidents; and
- Accidents involving pedestrians and motorcycles.
Once we have completed our review, we can advise you on the best course of action. That does not necessarily mean litigation. In many cases, just having an attorney on your side will help secure a favorable settlement with an insurance company or a negligent driver looking to avoid a public trial.
Speak With Us Today at No Cost to You
We know the last thing that you want to contemplate after an accident is spending more of your limited financial resources on a personal injury lawyer. That is why we offer all potential clients a free consultation. You will also find that our fees are substantially lower than most of the big personal injury firms in Atlanta. This is because our emphasis is on providing personalized attention to clients, not maximizing case volume in order to drive revenue.
If you still have questions or concerns, please pick up the phone and call the offices of Calvin J. Edwards, Jr., Attorney, today at 470-539-8528. We look forward to learning more about how we can best serve you and your family.