If you were injured in a Dunwoody passenger vehicle accident, you’ll have accident costs. Medical bills, lost wages, and vehicle repairs are common damages. You might also have emotional trauma from the crash. And if you didn’t cause the accident, you have rights.
Our Dunwoody passenger vehicle accident lawyers can help. We’ll let you know if you have a successful case. If you do, we’ll fight for the recovery you deserve.
Our firm has specialized in personal injury accidents for over 20 years. We always fight for the victims—never the insurance companies. If someone else caused your crash, reach out today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a FREE consultation.
What Our Passenger Vehicle Accident Lawyers Do for You
Our knowledge and compassion set us apart. We will take the time necessary to build up your case. If the insurance company fights your claim, we’ll be ready to respond.
We can help you and your family by:
- Investigating the cause of the accident
- Dealing with the driver’s insurance company for you
- Calculating all of your accident damages
- Making sure you understand your rights
- Building a strong personal injury claim
- Keeping you up-to-date on your case
We also have a risk-free process for our clients. There are no upfront costs to you. You don’t pay us at all unless we win you a settlement.
During the free consultation, we’ll answer your questions and get to know you. If you hire us, we’ll fight as hard as it takes for your rights.
What You Need to Do as an Accident Victim
If the accident was not your fault, you might be eligible for money to cover your costs. But it’s important to protect your case. If a loved one was injured in the accident, you can help them build their claim too.
After the crash, do the following:
- Call 9-1-1 to report the accident to the police.
- Get any emergency medical treatment you need.
- Take pictures of the accident scene.
- Get the contact information for any witnesses.
If you don’t need an ambulance, see a doctor as soon as possible. Even if you feel okay, have a doctor check you for injuries. Some damages take time to appear.
Also, call an experienced accident lawyer. Your lawyer will know how to protect your rights from the beginning.
Common Causes of Passenger Vehicle Accidents
According to the Insurance Information Institute (III), there were 36,120 passenger vehicle occupant deaths in 2019. In Georgia alone, there were 1,504 deaths in 2018. These crashes can happen in many different ways.
Here are some of the most common causes of accidents.
Driving “too fast for conditions” is the most common cause of deadly crashes. There are two ways a driver can violate Georgia speed laws:
- Driving too fast for current conditions (Georgia Code §40-6-180)
- Going above the posted speed limit
Many accidents happen when someone is not paying attention to road conditions. Or, the driver might choose to ignore current conditions. For example, drivers should slow down if the roads are icy or flooded.
Speeding can easily lead to a serious passenger vehicle accident. If the other driver was going too fast, tell a lawyer about it. Your lawyer will work to prove that the other driver was speeding.
Driving Under the Influence
Drunk driving is the second most common cause of accident deaths. The driver could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Impaired driving is incredibly dangerous. Many times, the other driver faces a DUI conviction. If so, the sentence will help support your claim.
Distracted driving happens all over Dunwoody roads. Examples of distracted driving include:
- Texting while driving
- Talking on the phone
- Watching or recording a video
- Checking email or social media
- Messing with the radio or GPS
- Eating or drinking
- Putting on makeup
- Talking to passengers
If the other driver was distracted, tell the police officers who respond to your accident. Also, contact a Dunwoody passenger vehicle accident lawyer. A lawyer will help you prove the driver’s distraction caused the accident.
Failure to Yield
Careless drivers will ignore yield laws. If the other driver didn’t yield and caused your accident, you have rights. Your claim will need to show that:
- The driver failed to yield according to the laws, and
- The failure to yield caused your accident.
Drowsy driving is hazardous. Fatigued drivers can be as dangerous as drunk drivers.
Driver fatigue is especially common with commercial drivers. If you noticed the other driver was tired, talk to your lawyer.
Reckless or aggressive driving often causes accidents. Common actions include:
- Weaving in and out of lanes
- Speeding excessively
- Not using a blinker
- Running red lights
- Tailgating other drivers
Many careless driver actions can lead to accidents. It will help your case if the other driver’s actions were obviously reckless.
Dealing with the Insurance Companies
If someone else caused your accident, you can file a claim to recover costs like:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
- Pain and suffering
If the other driver has insurance, you can file with that insurance company. But here’s where it gets frustrating. The insurance company will rarely make things easy.
Insurance companies care most about their money. After you file a claim, the insurance company will look for ways to pay less. For example, you might get a lowball settlement offer. Insurance companies also know how to use a victim’s pain against them.
Contact a lawyer if the insurance company offers less or denies your claim. At John Foy & Associates, we know how to handle insurance companies. To learn more, call for a FREE consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Call a Dunwoody Passenger Vehicle Accident Lawyer for Free to Learn More
You should not have to pay for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Call our lawyers today for experienced and compassionate legal service. At John Foy & Associates, we treat each client like our own family.
We have over 20 years of experience helping accident victims. Our attorneys are not afraid to “Strong-Arm” the insurance companies and fight for you. Plus, we do not charge you unless we win you a settlement.
Let us give you a free consultation to learn more. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get your FREE consultation.