Alpharetta Personal Injury Lawyer
Accidents happen and people get hurt, sometimes seriously so. When an accident happens because of another person’s negligence or wrongful conduct, that person is responsible to the victim for the harm done. The trial lawyers at Hawkins Spizman help Alpharetta personal injury victims hold responsible parties accountable and recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering they are forced to endure because of the other party’s negligence. Whether settling out of court or taking your case to the jury, we fight for you all the way and never sell you short. With decades of experience in Georgia personal injury matters, we know what your personal injury claim is worth and dedicate all our energies to getting you the full value for your claim.
Call Hawkins Spizman for immediate assistance after a personal injury in Alpharetta. Our attorneys handle the full range of Georgia personal injury matters, including:
- Car, Truck and Motorcycle Accidents
- Bicycle, Pedestrian and Scooter Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Rideshare Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
- Slip and Fall/Premises Liability
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Spinal Cord Injuries and Paralysis
- Soft Tissue, Whiplash, Broken Bones and Injury Complications
- Wrongful Death
What Happens if I’m Injured in an Alpharetta Car Accident?
Car crashes don’t happen without a reason. In some cases, a vehicle defect or roadway defect may be to blame, but most often the crash occurs because one of the drivers was not paying attention to the road or driving carefully enough according to the traffic and weather conditions. Sometimes the drivers of both cars are considered partially to blame for causing the accident. So long as you are less than 50% at fault for causing the crash, you can make a claim against the other driver, and their insurance company should compensate you for your injuries.
Georgia drivers are required to carry liability insurance in at least the following amounts: $25,000 for personal injury to one person injured in an accident; $50,000 to cover injuries to more than one person injured in the same accident; $25,000 for property damage caused in the crash. This 25/50/25 coverage is the minimum amount required by law. Prudent drivers carry even higher limits to protect their personal assets if they are at fault in a crash, knowing how expensive a car accident claim can be if the injuries are serious or if multiple people are injured.
At the other end of the spectrum, some people don’t bother to maintain even the minimum amount required by law. They might get insured just long enough to renew their vehicle registration and then drop it, taking the chance that they won’t get into an accident. It is estimated that about one in every eight drivers in Georgia is uninsured.
If the driver is insured, you can file your claim directly with their insurance company, and you’ll want an attorney to represent you in this process. First of all, the insurance company might argue that their insured did not cause the accident, putting the burden on you to prove how the accident happened and who was at fault. This issue is not always clear-cut or easy to prove. Even when the insurer admits liability, they will still have one of their claims “adjusters” decide how much to pay you. If you don’t have an attorney representing you, the amount they offer to settle your claim will be far below what your claim is actually worth. The Alpharetta personal injury trial lawyers at Hawkins Spizman know what your claim is worth and will fight to see that you get a fair settlement, or we’ll take your case to court and put it before a jury to decide how much you are owed. Nine times out of ten, insurance companies would rather settle than face off against a tested plaintiff’s law firm with a proven record of success. Hawkins Spizman is your Alpharetta law firm for those nine times out of ten and that critical tenth time as well.
If the driver isn’t insured, you can make a claim with your own insurance company through your uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. UM comes with your liability coverage, so assuming you have liability insurance and didn’t specifically reject UM coverage in writing, you have UM insurance. Even in this instance, your insurance company will want to pay as little as possible, so having Hawkins Spizman attorneys represent you can help ensure you get the right amount of compensation for your injuries.
Call Hawkins Spizman for Immediate Help With an Alpharetta Personal Injury Claim
Whether your car accident claim is against the other driver’s insurance company or your own, count on Hawkins Spizman to represent you skillfully and diligently. We’ll settle your case out of court or resolve it at trial, but either way, we fight for you and don’t sell you short. Remember that our firm handles all types of personal injury matters in Alpharetta, including every kind of motor vehicle accident, slip and fall premises liability, medical malpractice, nursing home negligence, and more.
If you or a loved one has been injured because of another’s negligence, call the Alpharetta personal injury lawyers of Hawkins Spizman at 770-685-6400 for a free case evaluation.