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3 Million Americans Are Injured This Way Each Year


Can you guess? We’ll give you a hint . . . it’s the leading cause of injuries in the United States. Still not sure? We’ll tell you. Its injuries caused by car accidents. There are millions of car accidents in the United States each year, resulting in 3 million injuries, 2 million of which are estimated to be permanent. If you have been seriously or permanently injured in a car accident, there may be legal options available to help you recover and move forward in life. Don’t hesitate to reach out to an experienced Cobb County personal injury lawyer for help.

Suing for Injuries Sustained in a Car Crash

As the statistics above indicate, car accidents often leave victims with serious, permanent, and debilitating injuries, as well as a seemingly insurmountable pile of medical bills. A single car accident can result in up to a million dollars of medical bills and damages when permanent injuries, multiple surgeries, and rehabilitative therapies are involved. Most people are not equipped to absorb that kind of financial blow. Often, a personal injury lawsuit is the only way to financially recover and afford the medical care that you need. You have standing to bring a personal injury lawsuit if another party or driver negligently caused or contributed to the accident and your injuries. You must be able to establish not only that they were negligent, but also that this negligence directly caused your injury.

Establishing Negligence

In some cases, negligence is very easy to establish. For instance, in cases where the other driver was in violation of a traffic or driving rule or regulation, such as by speeding or driving under the influence, their negligence will be presumed. This is known as negligence per se. In some cases though, it is not immediately apparent whether the other driver was negligent and an investigation must be performed by the police and insurance companies. Insurance companies will generally rely on the police report, as well as statements from both you and the other party, as well as witnesses, and any other available evidence to determine who was liable for the accident. In some cases, each party may bear some amount of liability. Provided that you are not entirely responsible for the crash, you can likely still recover. However, the more liability that is assigned to you, the more difficult your case will be, and your damages will be reduced accordingly. In this situation, it is best to consult with a lawyer before making a decision about whether to proceed with a lawsuit.

Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers

If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a car accident that was not your fault in the Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, or anywhere in Georgia, our experienced personal injury attorneys are ready to fight to get you the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to. Contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers today to schedule a free consultation and find out how we can help.

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