Helping Car Accident Victims: It’s What We Do and Do Well
We take car accidents very seriously no matter if they are minor or catastrophic. We take great pride in handling many of the problems that come from car accidents that other lawyers refuse to do. We know your 2 biggest stresses right now are getting your car repaired or replaced and dealing with your injuries. We help you with all of it. Call us today for a FREE consultation at (404) 418-8244 or send us a message.
David Brauns started his legal career working for insurance companies in defending car accident lawsuits. His clients included Allstate, Hertz, Progressive, and GEICO to name a few. We understand the injuries and problems that come from car accidents. Injuries can range from whiplash to serious back injuries like herniated discs that require surgery. There are a lot of moving parts to even the most minor car accident claim. Making sure everything is handled and positioned towards maximum value is what we do.
How Car Accidents Happen
Car wrecks happen for lots of reasons. The investigating officer will usually list 1 or more of the reasons on your police report, but there can be more reasons than what he lists. Our job is to investigate and document ALL the reasons for your car wreck and use the totality of the facts to maximize your claim. Some of the factors we look for are:
- Failure to control speed
- Distracted driving
- Failure to maintain a proper lookout
- Failure to yield
- Car defects or negligent maintenance
- Negligent driving
- Road rage
- Failure to obey red lights and stop signs
- Driving while texting
- Fatigued, exhausted, or sleep deprived drivers
These are a few of the things we are constantly on the lookout for in car accident cases. The more theories of fault we identify, the more settlement negotiating leverage you will have.
Insurance studies show people with attorneys get higher settlements.
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Where Car Accidents Happen in Atlanta
The majority of car accidents in Atlanta happen on highways or at intersections. We all know the speeds at which everyone drives on Georgia 400, I-85, I-75, and I-20. We also know you can go from 75 MPH to stand still traffic at the blink of an eye. Our reaction times, especially when distracted or tailgating, don’t mix well with these conditions.
Intersections by their very design seem to create car accidents. In Atlanta, you have people trying to beat red lights or jumping out into traffic when they should’ve waited. The sheer number of intersections and volume of traffic make wrecks inevitable.
Car Wreck Injuries
The high-speed nature of Atlanta car wrecks makes them likely to cause serious injuries. Usually they involve your head, neck, and back. Some of the more common injuries associated with car accidents include:
- Whiplash (called cervical strain/sprain)
- Herniated discs
- Bone Fractures
- Bruised or broken ribs
- Rotator cuff and should injuries
- Hip injuries
Many of these injuries may not be visibly apparent to you. It may take weeks for you to notice them or for your doctor to discover them, so you should always get medical treatment as soon as possible, even if just for peace of mind. Getting prompt medical attention will also help your claim and the overall claims process. It goes without saying that you can’t get money for an injury you didn’t know existed or that a doctor did not document.