Unfortunately, car accidents are extremely common, even in Fairburn. In fact, most people will be involved in a car crash at some point in life. While most crashes are simple fender benders that result in minor damage and few injuries, some accidents are serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital or worse. These can affect a car accident victim for the rest of their lives. When your life (and your finances) have been affected by a car accident, it’s time to involve a Fairburn car accident lawyer.
When you’re in a serious car accident, you need someone by your side who can help with the legal case. John Foy & Associates can be there for you every step of the way. We can do everything from investigating your claim to presenting your story before a jury in the Fairburn area. We are happy to answer questions, explain your rights to you, and help you get the money damages you deserve after a crash. We’re here to put over 20 years of experience on personal injuries cases to work for you. Let us give you a free consultation. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
What Are the Most Common Types of Car Accident Cases?
We see many of the same types of crashes over and over again. But, that doesn’t mean every case is identical or is even handled the same way. Each situation is different. The people, vehicles, and damages are never the same—which is why every case that comes to our office gets the unique attention that it deserves.
Below are just a few of the most common types of car accident cases that we see in our office.
A rear-end collision means that one car hit another vehicle in the back (often with the front of their vehicle, but not always). Rear-end accidents are one of the most common types of crashes throughout the United States, and Fairburn is no exception. Whiplash is also one of the most common injuries for this type of accident.
This type of crash is often caused by:
- Inattention or distraction
- Following too closely
- Poor road conditions
- Bad tires that make stopping quickly difficult
In the vast majority of cases, the car that was rear-ended is not at fault for the crash, and the rear driver is often legally liability.
Impacts to the side of the vehicle can be just as dangerous and frightening as head-on crashes. Side-impact crashes often happen when one vehicle runs straight into the other, as in a t-bone collision.
These accidents are common at intersections and in parking lots. Intersections are one of the most common locations where crashes occur. In fact, side impacts make up about one-fourth of all crashes that lead to fatalities in the United States.
When two or more vehicles collide in the front while they are going opposite directions, a head-on collision has occurred. These crashes are the most common type that leads to fatalities. Factors like a distraction, speeding, and failing to follow posted stop signs or traffic signals will very often lead to head-on collisions.
A “rollover” is just like it sounds—the vehicle has literally rolled over.
These violent accidents can be caused by a wide variety of factors, but they’re usually a result of the driver losing control of his or her vehicle. Loss of control can be caused by someone pulling out in front of the driver or even severe weather conditions. While these crashes are often the fault of the driver in the vehicle, that’s not always the case. In fact, sometimes there is more than one person at fault in a rollover—even if the rolled vehicle is the only car damaged.
What Should I Do to Prepare for a Meeting with a Can Accident Attorney?
If you haven’t already talked with a lawyer and set up an initial consultation, the time to do that is now.
Speaking with a Fairburn car accident lawyer will help you determine your rights after a crash. Chances are, you have many questions about the legal aspects of your accident, including your potential compensation—and you’ll never know until you ask. Plus, a legal professional will make the process much smoother, and likely more successful. Even minor car accidents may warrant a claim that can help you with expenses.
Your attorney will help you investigate the claim. But, it’s a good idea to do some initial investigation on your own and start gathering information to bring to your meeting with a potential lawyer. If possible, bring the following documents with you to your consultation.
- Police report
- Photos of the incident
- Pictures of the damage to your vehicle
- Photos of your injuries
- Lost wage records
- Medical bills and related expenses (prescriptions, medical devices, etc.)
- Medical records
- Any notes or journals that you kept after the crash
Be prepared to talk to your lawyer about how this accident has affected you. Telling your story is very important, and you will be expected to discuss what your life was like before the accident, what you remember about the crash, and what your life is like now. Those factors are sometimes the most important aspect of your car accident case.
You should always be honest and forthcoming with your lawyer about the facts surrounding the crash. Don’t wait until a deposition or the day of trial to admit that you were speeding, for example. To assert your case properly, your lawyer will need to know everything you can recall about the incident—even the details that are hard to admit or recall.
Talk to a Fairburn Car Accident Lawyer for Free
You need a legal expert you can rely on after your car accident. John Foy & Associates will listen as you walk us through the facts of your case, and we will give you a realistic evaluation of what your case is worth. We will provide you with some suggestions on what you should do next. Let us give you a FREE consultation. Call us at 404-400-4000, or fill out the form to your right and get your free consultation today.