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Articles Posted in Motor Vehicle Accidents

A stethoscopeCar accidents happen on a daily basis in the Atlanta metro area. While vehicle crashes are certainly capable of causing extremely severe injuries that require emergency medical attention, in most car accident cases, victims are able to walk away without a trip to the ER.

This is not to say that people do not sustain serious injuries in these less-than-catastrophic accidents, however. Victims who do not need emergency medical attention may still suffer from injuries such as whiplash, concussions, and serious soft tissue injuries. For this reason, they need to protect their rights by seeking medical attention and calling an Atlanta car accident lawyer as soon as possible.

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Medical staff removing a patient from an ambulanceA Dunwoody man was killed while driving on I-285 in Cobb County in March of this year. According to police, the accident was caused when a tire blew out on an Isuzu box truck, causing the driver to lose control and crash into two other vehicles. Moments after the accident, another driver tragically smashed into the rear of the truck and was killed. 

According to the most recent data available from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, 2018 saw 34 traffic fatalities involving large trucks and 193 fatalities involving utility trucks. The tragic accident above highlights some of the potential hazards associated with truck accidents. 

Who is at Fault?

emergency worker standing near emergency vehicleCar accidents are catastrophic events. Sometimes it can be difficult just to determine what happened, let alone who may be at fault. Even when you can determine what happened, the other party may deny that it was their fault, or may even say that you caused the accident. If the other driver is trying to blame you for the accident, don’t lose home – there are things you can do to protect yourself and still successfully pursue a claim. 

Get Statements from Witnesses

The people who were involved in the accident aren’t always reliable witnesses. For one, they may not have seen what happened or may have difficulty remembering details. Second, they are sometimes motivated to give a version of events that is biased in their favor. Any third-party witnesses to your accident can be tremendously helpful when it comes to proving liability. Because they are considered to be neutral parties, their statements or testimony can be very persuasive. 

A magnifying glass over the words "frequently asked questions"The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have helped thousands of people across the state of Georgia who have been injured in a car accident. As a result, we know how overwhelming it can be, leaving you unsure what to do next. We thought it might be helpful to dedicate some space to answering some common questions to help you get pointed in the right direction.  

Do I Have to Hire a Lawyer?

You are not obligated to hire a lawyer. You can pursue a claim on your own. However, you should be aware that the other driver will probably have a lawyer provided by their insurance company. A personal injury attorney can use their knowledge of the law and their experience to help you get the most value from your claim.

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