Georgia Car Accident Lawyer
When someone else’s bad decision causes you to be injured in a car accident, your injuries could keep you from working as you wonder how you’re going to pay for the extensive medical treatment you need. Our Georgia car accident lawyers will fight to make sure you aren’t stuck with the bill for someone else’s carelessness.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Georgia, you may be entitled to recover substantial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and reduced quality of life. Call Farah & Farah today at (877) 245-6707 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced Georgia car accident attorneys.
Why Should I Trust Farah & Farah to Handle My Georgia Car Accident Case?
When you work with the award-winning car accident attorneys at any of our Georgia locations, you’ll get the benefit of a small personalized team along with the backing of a large law firm with the resources you will need to fight against large insurance companies and win.
We are a family-owned law firm dedicated to protecting families from large corporations since 1979. We have always put our clients’ needs above our own as a matter of policy. We care about every client, and it’s through caring, understanding, and hard work we’re able to consistently help our clients get the most compensation possible.
We Have An Insider’s Perspective
Many of our Georgia personal injury lawyers started out working for insurance companies early in their careers. After seeing how insurance companies take advantage of injured people, they switched to the side of injured individuals. This insider perspective allows your legal team to anticipate and proactively combat insurance companies’ tactics designed to reduce your compensation.
We Win Trials
The best car accident lawyers in Georgia are also successful trial lawyers. When an insurance company knows a law firm is willing to go to trial and can win, they are more likely to be reasonable during settlement negotiations. We have a stellar record of winning at trial, which is powerful leverage when negotiating on your behalf.
Many of our attorneys were trial lawyers in their early careers, giving them the confidence and experience necessary for success. One such attorney is Bradley Robinson, a Savannah car accident lawyer and Georgia native who spent the early part of his career as a criminal prosecutor.
We're Committed To Giving Back to Our Local Communities
We consider it a privilege to live in the same communities as the clients we help, and we strive to make a difference in the lives of those around us through charitable donations and volunteerism.
Every year, we give away several Empowering Greatness college scholarships to needy high school seniors with strong academic potential and a commitment to community service. While we’re involved in multiple initiatives as a firm, our individual attorneys also take it upon themselves to give back to their communities.
Our injury attorneys in Brunswick have donated school supplies to Family and Children Education Services (FACES) and supported the Davis Love Foundation through the Young Lawyers Annual Charity Golf Tournament.
Christle Guinyard, a Georgia car accident lawyer in Albany, volunteers for the ASPCA and the Humane Society in her community. Our Valdosta personal injury lawyers are proud supporters of the Five STAR Veterans Center, which provides military veterans with mental health treatment, safe housing, and vocational assistance.
We Have a Consistent Track Record of Outstanding Results for Our Georgia Car Accident Clients
Experience makes all the difference for our clients. Below are just a few examples of the car accident case results our Georgia car accident lawyers have achieved for our clients:
- $2.5 million verdict for a young woman who sustained neck injuries in a car accident and required pain management.
- $1.2 million for a client who sustained spinal cord damage in a car accident, resulting in the loss of a high-paying job.
- $1.1 million for a Navy man who was injured in a rear-end collision.
Testimonials From Our Georgia Clients
Below are just a few examples of the types of unsolicited client testimonials our car accident attorneys in Georgia regularly receive from all over the state:
“I was injured in a car accident and reached out to Farah and Farah for legal representation. My husband and I were very fortunate to be assigned to Bradley Robinson and his legal assistant Jason. Mr. Robinson and his legal team made sure we understood the entire process and answered all of our questions. In the end, Mr. Robinson got me and my husband what we deserved. I couldn’t thank Mr. Robinson and his team enough.”
— A. Cooper of Savannah
“I got into a car wreck in October of 2019. Miranda Morgan was assigned to my case. She communicated with me every step of the way. If she didn’t call me, she emailed me and she made sure everything was convenient for me. I really appreciated her for helping me. If you’re ever in a jam, contact Farah & Farah of Brunswick, Georgia. They will definitely take care of you. Thanks again, Miranda!”
– Symone M. of Brunswick
“Larry Huttman, Vivian, and Christy were amazing and helped me get not only justice for my severe wreck due to the negligence of another driver, but they also helped me get enough back to pay all my medical bills incurred from this wreck and get my life back together after suffering from the injuries I received in this wreck. I love you guys. Thank you all so much for all your hard work!”
– Breana J. of Valdosta
Our Georgia Office Locations and Communities We Serve
No matter where you are in Georgia, when you’ve been injured in a car accident, our skilled car accident attorneys will put our experience to work for you in whichever of our Georgia locations is most convenient for you.
In the Atlanta metro area, you can count on attorneys like Lee Page to fight for the compensation you need to recover from your accident. Lee is a passionate advocate who understands the inner workings of large insurance companies due to his experience representing them early in his career.
This experience makes him a strong advocate for you at trial and gives you an edge in settlement negotiations. He will also team up with our other nationally recognized car accident lawyers in Atlanta to get you the results you need in Atlanta and the surrounding communities, including the following:
- East Point
- Peachtree City
- And more
In Coastal Georgia, our skilled Brunswick car accident attorneys will be there for you if you are in Brunswick, Saint Simons, Jesup, Kingsland, Hinesville, or the surrounding areas. If you’ve been injured in Savannah, Garden City, Rincon, Springfield, Port Wentworth, or other nearby cities, contact our Savannah car accident lawyers today.
Alex Fadoul is a Macon car accident lawyer with extensive experience handling car accident cases in and out of the courtroom. He is a seasoned attorney that you’ll want on your side after a car accident in Macon, Gordon, Jeffersonville, Orchard Hill, and the surrounding cities and towns in Central Georgia.
In Southern Georgia, our Valdosta car accident lawyers have you covered if you are in an accident in Valdosta or anywhere in Lowndes County, including Hahira, Lake Park, Remerton, and anywhere in between. Our Waycross car accident attorneys can help if you’ve been injured in Waycross, Douglas, Alma, Homerville, and other nearby areas.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Southwest Georgia, look no further than our nationally recognized car accident attorneys in Albany, who can help you in Dawson, Leesburg, Shellman, Newton, and beyond. Whether you’re at home or in the hospital, you never have to come to us. We will meet you where you are.
All it takes is one phone call to get started. Call us today at 877-245-6707.
With the Help of Our Experienced Car Accident Lawyers in Georgia, You May Be Able to Recover Significant Compensation
If you’ve been hurt in a crash, our Georgia car accident lawyers can help you recover special damages and general damages.
Special damages are compensation for the financial losses you can prove, including your current medical expenses, future medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning potential, and damages to your vehicle.
General damages are compensation for losses to your quality of life that don’t carry a dollar amount. These damages are also known as pain and suffering and can include such losses as the following:
- Physical pain
- Emotional distress
- Loss of bodily functions
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Loss of marital relations
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You may also be eligible for additional damages if there is clear and convincing evidence of gross negligence or intentional misconduct, such as drunk or aggressive driving. In these cases, you may also qualify to receive up to $250,000 in punitive damages.
Compensation for the Death of a Family Member
In the event of the tragic death of a spouse, parent, or other next of kin in a Georgia car accident caused by another driver’s negligence, you are entitled to recover financial compensation for the full value of your loved one’s life and expenses related to the accident and the death, such as medical expenses and funeral costs.
We know that no dollar amount can replace the value of your loved one’s life. Financial compensation is a means to get justice and restore your family to the financial position you would have enjoyed were it not for their death.
If you have lost a loved one in a car accident, our Georgia wrongful death lawyers can help you recover compensation for the following monetary and emotional losses and more:
- Loss of the lifetime income your loved one could have earned had they lived.
- Loss of your loved one’s services, such as childcare or housekeeping.
- Loss of companionship.
- Loss of love and affection.
- Loss of parental guidance, advice, support, and comfort.
Call our compassionate and skilled Georgia car accident attorneys at (877) 245-6707 today if your beloved family member was taken too soon because of another driver’s carelessness.
Details That Can Affect Your Compensation
Calculating the amount of compensation you can recover requires careful consideration of all the facts surrounding your accident and its aftermath.
The Extent of Your Injuries
Car accident injuries can range from minor to severe, and the most severe cases may result in the following painful or disabling conditions:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Back injuries
- Complete or partial paralysis
- Severe burns
- Loss of a limb
- Crushed or broken bones
- Chronic pain
You may already have faced more than one painful surgery and many other invasive tests and procedures. Even with the best medical care, you may or may not be able to fully recover from your injuries. As a rule, the more severe and long-lasting your injuries, the more compensation you can recover. However, this is only one factor.
How Much Medical Care You Will Require Because of Your Injuries
Some injuries, such as widespread severe burns, severe traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injuries, require lifelong medical care. Our Georgia car accident lawyers work with lifecare planners and financial experts who help us calculate the lifetime cost of your medical care. This is added to the compensation we will pursue for you.
Available Car Insurance Coverage
Insurance companies pay most car accident damages. No matter how high your damages, insurance companies are only obligated to pay up to the amount of coverage the at-fault driver purchased.
If the driver only purchased the state minimum, then the maximum compensation you can receive for your injuries from that policy is $25,000.It is possible to sue an individual driver if the insurance coverage is lower than your damages, but this can be challenging if the driver doesn’t have significant assets and income from which to collect damages.
This is why it is important to hire a knowledgeable car crash attorney who is willing to do the work required to find insurance coverage you may not have known you had and identify all liable parties.
You can count on our dedicated and passionate car accident lawyers in Georgia to leave no stone unturned when finding sources of compensation for you.
Waiting Too Long to File Your Claim Could Be a Costly Mistake
Every state has a time limit on when you must file a car accident claim, known as a civil statute of limitations. In Georgia, your personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the date of your accident.
Although this may seem like sufficient time, it is important not to wait to contact a reputable attorney. The insurance company will quickly initiate its investigation, and you need someone on your side to investigate too.
During this early period, the insurance company will have access to crucial evidence that may be unavailable later, such as eyewitness statements, camera footage, and forensic evidence.
The longer you wait to contact a trusted Georgia car accident lawyer, the more time the insurance has to chip away at your claim. Don’t wait for the statute of limitations to draw near. Contact us today to schedule your free case review.
Georgia’s At-Fault Car Accident Laws
Georgia is a tort state regarding accidents, which means the at-fault driver’s insurance pays damages. If the insurance company refuses to pay fair and reasonable compensation, you can file a lawsuit to pursue the amount you deserve.
Can You Get Compensation in Georgia If the Accident Was Your Fault?
The short answer is it depends. Fault in a car accident is not an all-or-nothing determination. It is possible to be partly at fault for the collision. According to Georgia law, you can be partly at fault for a car accident and still recover compensation, but only if you are less than 50 percent at fault.
However, your compensation will be reduced in proportion to your share of fault. This means that if you are found 10 percent at fault for the accident, you can only recover 90 percent of your damages.
Don’t Accept a Finding of Fault Without Talking to Us First
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and found more than 50 percent at fault, you should still contact our car accident attorneys in Georgia as soon as possible. Whether it was law enforcement or the insurance company that told you that you were at fault, this doesn’t make it true.
We work with accident reconstructionists who will help us perform our own investigation and make our own determination of fault. We may uncover evidence that will reduce or eliminate the fault assigned to you. Call us now at (877) 245-6707 for a free case evaluation.
Multiple Parties May Be Responsible for Your Accident, and We Will Go After Them All
Even if it seems obvious that the other driver is responsible for your accident, there may have been other contributing factors independent of their careless actions. This is one of the most important objectives of our forensic investigation. Our Georgia car accident attorneys have been able to implicate the following parties in car accidents:
- Manufacturers of defective tires, airbags, brakes, and other parts.
- Negligent mechanics whose workmanship was poor or who failed to inform you or the other driver of a dangerous condition.
- City, county, or state agencies that failed to address dangerous road conditions, such as potholes, insufficient signage, inadequate road markings, or poor lighting.
- Vehicle owners even if they weren’t driving, including private individuals or employers.
- Bars, restaurants, and other establishments that served excessive alcoholic beverages that resulted in an intoxicated patron driving drunk and causing your accident.
How Do I Prove Liability After a Georgia Car Accident?
To prove someone is liable for your car accident injuries, you must prove that all four elements of negligence were present during the accident.
First, you must prove that the other driver owed you a duty of care. This is proven by showing that the other driver was, in fact, driving. Every driver in Georgia owes all other roadway users a duty to follow traffic laws, pay attention, and take reasonable measures to avoid harming others.
Second, you must prove that the other driver breached the duty of care. Any error in judgment can constitute a breach of duty, including speeding, failure to yield, driving while impaired, or driving while distracted.
Third, you must prove that you suffered a physical injury. This is usually accomplished by providing medical records. Other evidence could include eyewitness testimony, medical expert testimony, and testimony by friends and family who can describe how much the accident changed your life.
Fourth, you must prove that the breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of your injuries. This means you must prove that your injuries would not have occurred were it not for the driver’s negligence and that the accident did cause the injuries. Our accident reconstructionists can often provide the necessary testimony to show how the accident caused your injuries.
Car Insurance Requirements in Georgia
Every driver in Georgia is required to carry a minimum of $25,000 of liability coverage for bodily injury per person per accident and at least $50,000 total coverage per accident in case more than one person is injured. In addition, all drivers must carry $25,000 of property damage liability.
Tips For Dealing With Insurance After A Georgia Car Accident
Insurance companies have vast experience handling car accident claims, and their objective is always to minimize how much they have to pay. Adjusters who claim to be your allies are really working for the best interests of the insurance company.
We recommend that you not speak to the insurance company at all. Instead, contact one of our Georgia car accident lawyers as soon as possible after the accident so we can deal with the insurance company for you.
If you do talk to any representative from the at-fault party’s insurance company, the following tips will help you protect your case:
- Do not admit fault or apologize for the accident.
- Do not minimize the impact of your injuries when talking to the adjuster.
- Do not accept an early offer. The insurance company hopes you will accept its offer before you know the true long-term costs of your injuries. If you accept the offer, you will not be able to ask for more compensation later.
- Do not provide the insurance company with a recorded statement.
- Do not sign any documents from the insurance company without an attorney.
- Do not talk to friends or relatives about your accident, especially on social media. If a large amount of compensation is at stake, the insurance company may monitor your social media and could require friends and relatives to testify in a deposition.
Remember that the adjuster wants to persuade you to say something they can later use against you. With our experienced Georgia car accident attorneys on your side, you can rest assured that every word spoken to the insurance company about your claim will work for your benefit.
How Careless Drivers Cause Accidents
You can do everything right and still end up in a devastating car accident because of negligent drivers. The most common causes of car accidents include the following:
- Distracted driving
- Speeding or racing
- Aggressive driving
- Drunk driving
- Drowsy driving
According to WALB News 10 in Albany, fatal car accidents are on the rise in Georgia, with almost 500 fatalities in 2022. This could be due at least in part to an increasing amount of distracted driving, with as many as one in three drivers distracted by their phones.
Distracted driving is only part of the problem. According to a study by MoneyGeek, approximately 20 percent of traffic fatalities in Georgia are caused by drunk driving, the highest cause of any category, including speeding.
Where Do Most Car Accidents in Georgia Happen?
According to the MoneyGeek study, the following stretches of road are the most dangerous places to drive in the state, in descending order from the most to the least dangerous:
- Georgia 42 (Moreland Avenue) from South River Industrial Boulevard SE to Wylie Street SE in Decatur and Atlanta.
- Interstate 20 from Exits 71 to 65 in Decatur.
- Interstate 285 from the Route 6 Interchange to Riverdale Road in East Point and College Park.
- Interstate 285 from the Bouldercrest Road exit to the Interstate 20 interchange in Decatur.
- Georgia 85 from Exit 237A to Springdale Drive in Forest Park and Riverdale.
- Georgia 279 from Bethsaida Road to the Interstate 85 overpass in Atlanta.
- Interstate 85 from Exits 71 to 77 in East Point, College Park, and Atlanta.
- Interstate 285 from Exit 53 to South Loop Road in Forest Park and Atlanta.
- Georgia 6 from Riverside Parkway to Maxham Road.
- Interstate 285 from Exit 25 to U.S. Highway 41 in Marietta and Sandy Springs.
The vast majority of these roads are in the Atlanta metro area. In 2022, Georgia had the fourth-highest number of car accident fatalities in the country, a tragic statistic that demonstrates just how dangerous it is to drive in the Atlanta metro area.
You Can Count on Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers To Handle All of Your Legal Details So You Can Focus on Recovering
When you hire our renowned car accident lawyers in Georgia, you will be treated like family while we put our experience and resources to work to prove your case and fight for the compensation you deserve. When you have our supportive and talented lawyers on your side, you can focus all of your energy on getting better while we handle the details.
This is just a partial list of what you can count on from our caring and devoted car insurance lawyers in Georgia:
- We will work to prove the negligence of the other driver.
- We will work with accident reconstructionists to find out who else contributed to your accident so we can hold them responsible.
- We will deal with the insurance companies and tell them not to call you because we are representing you.
- We will work with medical experts who can help us understand the extent of your injuries and how they will affect you long-term.
- We will work with economists and life care planners to estimate your future medical expenses.
- We will consult with vocational experts to calculate how much your earning potential has been reduced.
- We will listen to your concerns and attempt to understand how your injuries affect you.
- We will negotiate a settlement that covers your losses, and we won’t accept less.
- We will confidently take your case to trial if the insurance companies refuse to pay the settlement you deserve.
- We will work to persuade your health care providers to reduce your medical bills so you can keep more of your settlement in your pocket.
- We will keep you up-to-date on the status of your Georgia car accident claim and answer all of your questions.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident in Georgia?
In Georgia, the typical car accident settlement ranges from $5,000 to $30,000, and the national average is $23,900. However, our accomplished car accident lawyers in Georgia have a track record of obtaining substantially higher results for our severely injured clients and the families we represent whose loved ones have perished in a car accident.
Who Pays My Medical Bills After a Georgia Car Accident?
The first insurance to cover your medical bills is usually the at-fault driver’s liability insurance. If this insurance is exhausted before all of your medical bills are covered, we’ll help you file a claim against your underinsured motorist policy. If any other parties are liable, their insurance can also cover your medical bills.
Your doctors may also file a claim with your health insurance. In most accident cases, your health insurance will only provide coverage after all the accident policies have been exhausted.
One of our most important jobs as Georgia car accident attorneys is to find all the available insurance coverage to ensure finances do not stop you from receiving the medical care you need to recover to the fullest extent possible.
Do I Have To Report a Car Accident in Georgia to the Police?
If a car accident results in injury, death, or property damage that appears higher than $500, Georgia law requires you to report it to your local law enforcement agency by the fastest means possible. This is usually accomplished by calling 911.
How Long Does an Insurance Company Have To Pay a Claim in Georgia?
An insurance company is required to acknowledge that it has received your claim within 15 days after you file. It then has another 15 days to confirm or deny liability. Once the insurance company agrees to a settlement, it has 10 days to make a payment.
What If the Driver That Hit Me Doesn’t Have Insurance?
Being hit by an uninsured driver can complicate your claim, but it doesn’t stop our dedicated car accident lawyers in Georgia. We will investigate the uninsured driver to determine whether a family member or other vehicle owner has coverage that could apply to your claim.
We will also file a claim with your uninsured motorist policy while we continue to look for additional insurance coverage. During the accident investigation, we may find large companies, such as manufacturers or large employers, who share liability for your accident, which may reveal additional sources of compensation for you.
We are often able to find insurance our clients didn’t know they had. Our Albany car accident attorney, Christle Guinyard, recently found two active insurance policies for an elderly man hit by a careless driver while walking. The driver was underinsured, and our client believed he had no other resources. Thanks to Christle’s tenacious research, our client recovered the compensation he needed and deserved.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident in Georgia?
There are no upfront costs to hire a Georgia car accident lawyer at Farah & Farah. This ensures that financial limitations don’t become a barrier to justice. If we successfully recover compensation for you, we will collect our fees when you get paid.
The amount we collect will be a percent of your settlement or verdict and will be disclosed to you upfront. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. This means you have nothing to lose by contacting us today.
Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Are Here for You When You Need Us
You don’t have to go through this alone. Call us today at (877) 245-6707 to schedule your free consultation.