Georgia Car Accident Lawyers
No two car crashes are the same. Some involve minor auto damage and cuts, scrapes and bruises. Others are more severe, causing a car to be totaled and a life to be changed forever by catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis, burns, brain damage or harm to the neck and spinal cord. In the worst cases, a car accident may lead to a tragic loss of life.
The sad fact is that most car accidents could have been prevented. They are the result of senseless conduct, such as driving after you’ve had too much to drink, texting while behind the wheel or racing through a red light. Some people act without any regard for the consequences.
At Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., our Georgia car accident lawyers understand the physical, emotional and financial turmoil that can be caused by negligent, reckless drivers. We are passionate about holding them responsible and securing compensation for their victims.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one to a car accident, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation at one of our Northeast Georgia offices in Athens or Lake Oconee. We are committed to excellence, and we are committed to helping you.
We represent injury clients from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Bainbridge, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Lake Oconee, Wintersville, Hull, Watkinsville, Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties.
Causes of Georgia Car Crashes
More than 1,200 people have died in traffic accidents each year in the state of Georgia since 2005, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data. That includes nearly 120 fatalities per year in the region comprised of Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties. Several thousand others suffer injuries that require medical treatment.
Why do accidents happen? Factors vary from crash to crash, but common causes include:
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Weaving or failing to stay in a single lane
- Running a stop sign or red light
- Failing to yield when turning at intersections
- Mechanical or design defects
Our car accident attorneys have focused in particular on individuals harmed by automotive defects that cause rollovers, fuel line explosions or seat belt injuries. We also have secured compensation under the Georgia State Tort Claims Act for victims who incurred serious injuries in accidents involving state or county-owned vehicles, including a maximum allowable recovery for an individual who suffered quadriplegia as the result of a police chase.
When we represent you at Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., we make sure to conduct a thorough investigation of your car accident to determine its cause and the extent of your injuries. We analyze police and medical reports, interview eyewitnesses, examine the accident scene, study the vehicles involved and consult with highly trained experts. The more evidence we collect, we believe the stronger your case will be.
How We Can Help You
Whether a car crash involves a serious personal injury or wrongful death, one of the main issues will be dealing with insurance companies. We prepare each case as if it is going to trial, which allows us to be prepared for negotiating with insurers for a pre-trial settlement. If negotiation fails to produce a reasonable recovery, however, our lawyers are skilled and aggressive in the courtroom. We will work hard to protect your rights.
Our ultimate goal is to make sure you are fully compensated for your car repair or replacement, medical expenses, lost wages, mental anguish, emotional distress and other economic and non-economic damages. We may also pursue punitive damages to punish and deter reckless driving.
In addition, we know that many Georgia car accident victims need medical treatment while their case is pending. If they cannot afford treatment, we work with them to find the best options available for payment assistance, including federal government plans such as Medicaid and Medicare, and we work with them on reimbursing those sources from their recovery.
Contact Our Georgia Car Accident Attorneys Today
Since 1984, the law firm of Blasingame, Burch, Garrard & Ashley, P.C., has assisted victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits from across Georgia in the cities of Atlanta, Albany, Augusta, Macon, Columbus, Brunswick and Savannah, as well as Athens, Greensboro, Eatonton, Winder, Commerce, Covington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Elberton, Hartwell, Homer, Lexington, Crawford, Gainesville, Milledgeville, Winterville, Hull, Danielsville, Comer, Colbert, Watkinsville and Bogart and surrounding Northeast Georgia communities in Clarke, Oconee, Barrow, Banks, Franklin, Hall, Habersham, Stephens, Jasper, Jones, Baldwin, Hart, Elbert, Greene, Putnam, Columbia, Richmond, Newton, Jackson, Madison, Morgan, Walton and Oglethorpe counties. Our lawyers have also been involved in significant, complex nationwide litigation, and we have represented clients and tried cases in many other states across the country.
Our Georgia car accident attorneys are innovative counselors and aggressive advocates who have been recognized by Super Lawyers, the American College of Trial Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, among others, for the quality of their legal skill and professional service.
If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in a Georgia car accident, call us today at (866) 354-3544 or use our online form to receive a free consultation. We won’t simply refer your case to another law firm. We will listen to you, answer your questions and work with you to map out a path to legal relief.