Adairsville Car Accident Attorneys
Automobile Accidents in Bartow County
Every year, thousands of Georgians are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents across the state. All too often, these accidents are the result of preventable errors and negligence. When this is the case, injured motorists—and the surviving family members of fatal accident victims—have the right to take legal action.
At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, our Adairsville car accident attorneys can help you file your personal injury or wrongful death claim after a serious motor vehicle crash. We have extensive experience navigating the legal system and have recovered countless favorable settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Our attorneys have nearly 100 years of combined legal experience, and they are ready to put this experience to work for you.
Is Georgia a No-Fault Car Insurance State?
Some states follow a no-fault car insurance system—but Georgia is not one of them. In no-fault states, injured accident victims can file personal injury protection (PIP) or medical payments (MedPay) claims with their auto insurance providers after an accident and receive compensation for covered losses, regardless of who was at fault. However, in fault-based states, you must prove that someone else—whether another driver or some other party—was at least partly to blame for the crash in order to receive damages.
This means that, in Georgia, you’ll need to prove that someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct caused the accident that left you injured. Under the state’s modified comparative negligence rule, you’ll also need to prove that you were not more than 50% at fault (if you share some of the blame). Even if you are found to be less at fault than the other party, you won’t be able to recover the full amount you are seeking in damages unless you can prove that you were not to blame whatsoever for the crash.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
To identify the liable party, our Adairsville car accident lawyers first work to determine the root cause of the accident. This often involves working alongside accident reconstructionists and other experts as we investigate the crash and begin building your case.
Some of the most common causes of car accidents, many of which can be attributed to negligence, include:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Fatigued or drowsy driving
- Texting while driving
- Failing to yield the right of way
- Dangerous turns
- Illegal driving maneuvers
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Failing to keep a lookout
- Driving too fast through construction zones
- Unlawful passing
- Poorly maintained roadways
- Faulty road construction or design
- Auto defects
- Inclement weather
- Poor visibility
Once we have determined the cause of the crash, we can begin putting together evidence and building a case against the at-fault party. At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, our goal is to maximize your recovery, allowing you to move through the healing process and get on with your life.
What Damages Are Available in Georgia Car Accident Cases?
The main purpose of filing a personal injury claim after a motor vehicle accident is to recover compensation for your economic and non-economic damages. “Damages” is a legal term that refers to the various losses you have suffered due to your injury.
Examples of common damages in Georgia car accident cases include:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance and hospital fees
- Surgery and other treatments
- Medical co-pays
- Prescription and over-the-counter medications
- Medical equipment/devices
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Ongoing and future medical expenses
- Lost income, wages, and employment benefits
- Loss of earning capacity due to disability or impairment
- Loss of future earnings and benefits
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disfigurement and inconvenience
- Home modifications
- In-home assistance and medical care
- Lost or reduced quality/enjoyment of life
The exact types of damages you can expect to receive—as well as the potential overall value of your claim—depend on numerous factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the cost of your medical care, and the extent of your mental pain and suffering, among others.
At Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC, we know that every case is different. That’s why we take the time to really get to know our clients, listen to their stories, and address their unique needs, concerns, and goals. We develop creative legal strategies and seek personalized solutions tailored to each individual client.
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Getting back on your feet after a serious auto accident can be incredibly difficult—but you don’t have to do it alone. The Perrotta, Lamb & Johnson, LLC team is ready to fight for you and the full, fair recovery you are owed. We are passionate about holding negligent parties accountable for the pain and suffering they cause and will even take your case to trial if necessary.
In Georgia, you typically have just two years from the date of the crash to file your car accident lawsuit. You likely have even less time to file an insurance claim. We encourage you to act quickly so that you do not miss out on your right to recover fair compensation for your damages.
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