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Car Accident Lawyers in Atlanta

Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims

A car accident that injures you or a loved one can be devastating, but pursuing compensation from the driver who caused the crash can minimize your losses. At Holston & Huntley, our car accident lawyers in Atlanta can provide assistance to victims suffering from the extensive physical, emotional, and mental injuries caused by an automobile crash. Our Atlanta car accident lawyer can help you maximize recovery after a car accident and get you back on the road to recovery.

Schedule a free consultation with a our car accident lawyers today. 

Holding a Negligent Driver Accountable for Your Injuries

In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. To succeed, you will need to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Negligence is the legal theory behind most car accident cases. Negligence holds a person responsible for the harm they caused to others as a result of their carelessness.

To establish a negligence claim in Georgia, you must prove four elements:

  • 1

    Duty

    The defendant had a responsibility to act with care toward the plaintiff
  • 2

    Breach

    The defendant failed to meet that obligation
  • 3

    Causation

    The defendant’s actions or inactions caused harm or injury to the plaintiff
  • 4

    Damages

    The plaintiff suffered damages or losses as a result of the defendant’s actions or inactions

Drivers must exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle.

They must avoid posing an unreasonable risk of harm to others on the road. This is called their duty of care, which they owe to other drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. A driver breaches their duty of care when they fail to operate their vehicle under this standard. A negligence case in Georgia revolves around the degree of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person under similar circumstances as those faced by the defendant.

 

Every car accident has distinct characteristics that could affect your claim.

Some of the claims we have successfully filed on behalf of clients include damages for:

Types of Damages

Damages in car accident cases must be reasonably ascertainable and not too speculative. They may include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are car repairs, medical expenses and lost wages, while non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering.

In some cases, your actions may have partially caused the crash. However, that will not stop you from recovering damages because Georgia has adopted a principle of modified comparative negligence. This means that, as long as you are less than 50% at fault, you may recover damages. The less you are at fault, the more you can recover.

Types of Injuries

The moment you are able to safely get out from the vehicle after an accident, you must call an ambulance, even if you initially feel fine. Adrenaline is a natural anesthetic, but, soon enough, you will feel the terrible physical aftershocks.
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Take a careful assessment to check whether you are suffering from any of the following injuries:

Maybe of these will not be readily apparent,

Which is why seeing a doctor—no matter how you feel—is critical. Additionally, you may recover less from a claim if the defendant proves that you did not uphold your “duty to mitigate.” In other words, you did not seek treatment for an injury when that’s what a reasonable person would have done. The defendant, in this case, cannot be fully responsible for the extent of your injury because it was exacerbated by your failure to see a doctor.
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Explore Your Options with our car accident lawyers

At Holston & Huntley, we understand that your case is critical to your ability to recover after an unexpected collision. Providing aggressive, thorough, and ethical legal representation is our goal. We also seek to recover the maximum amount of damages on your behalf. Call us immediately after a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia—we will always put your interests first.

Contact us online or call (678) 928-7729 to schedule a free initial consultation with our car accident lawyers. We are here to provide the support you need.

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