Johns Creek Personal Injury Lawyer
In 2017, USA Today listed Johns Creek as the third best city to live in America. We have arts and culture, including an annual international festival, championship sporting venues, and limitless recreational activities in some of the most beautiful areas on land and water. We are only minutes from Atlanta but with enough major employers that thousands make their home here and also stay here to work and shop and spend their weekends.
Johns Creek has a great life to offer its residents, but that quality of life can be shattered or greatly diminished after suffering a serious personal injury. Georgia personal injury law gives victims the opportunity to recover compensation from the party responsible for their injuries, but the burden falls on the victim to prove the other party’s liability and fault, and prove the extent of their injury and damages. Hawkins Spizman helps with that. We are a team of experienced trial lawyers who know how to build and present a strong case and recover significant compensation for personal injury victims. We work to resolve your case as quickly and effectively as possible. That means if your case can be resolved without a trial, we’ll negotiate a fair settlement that fully compensates you for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. But we’ll never sell you short and settle your case for less than you deserve; if we need to go to court to fight for the best result, we are more than ready and willing to do just that.
If you’ve suffered a personal injury at the hands of another in Johns Creek, call Hawkins Spizman for a free evaluation of your case. Our Johns Creek personal injury lawyers handle many different types of personal injury cases, including:
- Distracted Driving Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Motorcycle Crashes
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Nursing Home Negligence
- Premises Liability (Slip and Fall)
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Injury
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Wrongful Death
What Happens if the Driver Who Hit Me Didn’t Stop?
Sadly, hit and run car accidents are on the rise nationally, but safety researchers don’t yet know why. Hit and run accidents are especially dangerous to the victims because they might need immediate First Aid and not be able to summon help. Georgia law requires any driver involved in a car accident to stop or return to the scene, exchange information, and render aid or get help, including calling 911 if necessary.
Hit and run accidents not only leave the victim susceptible to more serious injury or death, but they also leave the victim facing the prospect of having to cover their expenses related to the accident on their own. Normally, a personal injury victim can get money damages from the negligent party to compensate them for their doctor bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. But how can the victim do this when the negligent driver sped away without exchanging information? Hawkins Spizman can help you locate the driver through various means, such as working with law enforcement and employing private investigators. The driver who caused the crash likely left a trail of evidence, such as car parts or video footage from an area security camera. They might have taken their car to a repair shop to hide the damage, or neighbors might notice the damage to their vehicle. If we can locate the driver, we’ll take them to court and make sure they pay for all the harm they have caused, including punitive damages for their willful misconduct or their entire lack of care showing their conscious indifference to the consequences of their actions.
If the driver can’t be found, our Johns Creek personal injury lawyers can represent you in an uninsured motorist claim. Assuming you carry liability insurance, you likely also have uninsured motorist (UM) coverage. Georgia law requires insurance companies to include UM with your liability policy unless you specifically reject it in writing. UM not only covers you when the driver who hits you is uninsured, but it can also be used in a hit and run accident by an unknown driver.
Even though your UM claim is filed with your insurance company and not the other driver’s, you should still get an attorney to represent you. Your goal (full compensation) is not the same as the insurance company’s goal (pay as little as possible). It’s been shown time and again that people who don’t have a lawyer represent them get far less from the insurance company than when they are represented by a skilled and experienced lawyer with a record of success in the courtroom. Insurance companies would rather settle for a significant amount than face a battle-tested trial lawyer in front of a jury in court. Whether settling or litigating your case, Hawkins Spizman can position you for the best result.
Call Hawkins Spizman for Immediate Help With Your Johns Creek Personal Injury Claim
If you have been hurt by the negligence of another in a Johns Creek car, truck or motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury, call Hawkins Spizman at 770-685-6400 for a free case evaluation. Call any time of the day or night and receive a swift response. Se habla español.