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Assisting Auto Accident Victims

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car or auto accident in Cumming or in the surrounding area, it is highly recommended that you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Having a legal professional to deal with the insurance companies, meet with all witnesses, talk to the attending police officer, and interview emergency personnel who were first to respond to the emergency call can be extremely beneficial to your case. A car accident lawyer will also speak with your doctors and other healthcare providers to gain a thorough understanding of the nature of your injuries.

Injured in an auto collision? Dial (678) 926-9208 today to find out how we can help you pursue fair compensation.

We Fight Insurance Companies Who Don't Give Proper Compensation

When it comes to resolving your automobile accident insurance claim concerns, it is important to understand that the insurance companies are not working with you, but against you. Their job is simply to settle the claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. A seasoned car accident attorney will help level the playing field and make sure that you are treated fairly. Compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, future expenses, and punitive damages may all be recovered with proper legal support. While money will not roll back the clock for individuals who have suffered severe and often overwhelming consequences of a serious car accident, it can help them move forward in a constructive manner.

Whether your car, truck, or motorcycle accident happened on major roads such Interstates 75, Georgia Highway 400, or just a neighborhood street, it is important to take quick action. Once we have a firm understanding of the accident, injuries, and your prognosis for recovery, we will be able to help you pursue a fair settlement or jury verdict. We provide counsel and representation aimed at obtaining monetary compensation to cover all medical expenses for temporary or permanent disability, as well as intangible losses like pain and suffering.

Common Types of Auto Accidents in Georgia

The Manton Law Firm, LLC represents clients who have suffered brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones (fractures), nerve damage and injury, muscle sprains, strains, and whiplash as result of a car collision. If you are unable to get to our office, we can visit you at your home or another location.

Some of the most common types of car accidents that we focus on include:

Specific Insurance & Driving Laws in Georgia

Georgia legislators have made efforts in recent years to improve safety on highways and roadways by improving driving and insurance laws in the state. Understanding and adhering to these laws will not only decrease your chances of getting into a car accident but will also increase your chances of winning a fair recovery should you have to take your case to court through a personal injury claim.

Some of pertinent and somewhat unique driving and insurance laws of Georgia State are:

  • Move-Over Law: Drivers must shift over at least one lane when passing an emergency response vehicle that is on active-duty but also stopped at the side of the road. When moving one lane over is not a safe option, drivers must slow down below the speed limit of that area. If you were in a collision due to another driver's unwillingness to either move over one lane or to slow down, you could have grounds for a lawsuit against them.
  • Proof of insurance: Before a car owner can register their vehicle in Georgia State, they must show the Motor Vehicle Division proper proof of insurance. This is meant to help reduce and eliminate the number of uninsured drivers on the road yet people will still find a way to illegally drive with no insurance. If and when such motorists cause a car crash, civil litigation is often the only means of recovering fair compensation.
  • Minimum coverages: While on the topic of insurance, it is worth mentioning that certain liability amounts must be met through minimum coverages. For bodily injury liability, there must be $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident provided. For property damage, $25,000.
  • Texting ban: Georgia State has a complete ban on texting and driving, regardless of driver age and experience. Texting behind the wheel is only permitted during emergencies and if the car is completely parked, not just stopped at a red light. If you can prove that your car accident was caused by a texting driver, your chances of success in your case will increase.
  • Joshua's Law: Young drivers between the ages of 16 and 18 must adhere to Joshua's Law when applying for an intermediate driver's license. This law states that they must have at least 40 hours of driving experience with a licensed adult (21 or over) driver in the car with them, and that 6 of those hours were completed at night. If you are struck by a young motorist, an investigation may reveal that they had been in violation of Joshua's Law.

What to Do After a Car Accident in Forsyth County

Our Cumming car accident attorney wants nothing more than for you to be safe and sound after a car accident. In order to help you achieve this ideal outcome, you should know a few easy and brief steps to take after being in a collision that can help maximize your chances of winning proper compensation later.

  1. Check on everyone: Take some time to ensure that everyone involved – drivers, passengers, pedestrians, etc. – are unharmed. Do not hesitate to call emergency responders if someone has been seriously injured.
  2. Talk to everyone: You should record insurance information from all parties involved. If any passerby or other drivers saw your car accident, see if they would be willing to give testimonies that you can use in your car accident filing.
  3. Take pictures: Accident reconstruction is a tricky process experts from insurance companies use to "rebuild" the scene of a car crash. If you take plenty of photographs right after your collision, it will make their job easier and your side of the story more valid.
  4. Do not apologize: Insurance companies keep their ears open for "I'm sorry" and are quick to shift blame and liability onto whoever says it first. No matter how courteous and kind you may be, do not apologize or take blame that is not yours.
  5. Hire an attorney: Car accidents can feel like a competition once people start realizing that someone has to pay for repairs and medical expenses. Put a fighter in your corner by hiring early on a Cumming personal injury lawyer you can trust.

Get Your Free Case Evaluation Today!

When you reach out to our Cumming car accident lawyers by phone or by email, you can schedule a free case evaluation and learn about our contingency-based personal injury representation.

At our firm, we truly care about helping you recover the compensation you deserve after your accident. Learn about your options and your legal rights after suffering an injury from a car collision by contacting us today.

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