Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
Leading Cause of Atlanta Personal Injury Claims
With an average of six million car accidents happening each and every year—which subsequently result in nearly three million injuries—car accidents make up the leading cause of
personal injury claims. Emergency rooms across the country tend to victims of motor vehicle accidents every day, with injuries ranging from cuts and bruises to fatal physical trauma. Many times, when an individual survives a serious car accident, however, they may find that their life has been changed forever.
Catastrophic injuries like traumatic
brain injury and permanent disfigurement from
burn injuries are not uncommon, so it is every victim's right to pursue compensation in the event that the accident was caused by the negligence and/or recklessness of another.
What constitutes negligence?
When every driver makes the decision to get behind the wheel, they must also take on the responsibility of adhering to the rules of the road. This means that if they fail to uphold this responsibility, they may be held liable for any harm that they cause anyone else as a result. Sadly, many of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions are due to the carelessness of an irresponsible driver, including actions like
distracted driving, drunken driving, and reckless driving. With the growing popularity of technology, distracted driving—including texting while driving, talking on a cell phone or otherwise taking attention away from the road—has become an increasingly dangerous liability.
Although laws have been implemented in order to prevent such behavior, countless drivers still decide to act negligently while navigating their way around busy city streets. Another problem that has remained consistently problematic is the prevalence of drunk drivers getting behind the wheel. Not only are they endangering their own lives, but they are posing a serious risk to all other drivers in the vicinity. Similarly, when a driver decides to behave recklessly in any other way, the consequences can be devastating for the victims of their negligent actions. If you have been injured in a similar situation, determining negligence will be a crucial component of your case.
Claiming Compensation for a Car Accident
When you have been involved in a serious car accident at the hands of a careless driver, you may be entitled to claim compensation for the injuries that you have sustained. This means that a drunken, distracted, or reckless driver that has put your life at risk can be held accountable for their actions through a
civil lawsuit, and will be responsible for compensating you for the harm that they have caused. In order to do so, however, you must first review the facts of your case with a knowledgeable attorney in order to discern whether or not you have
grounds for a personal injury claim. You may also have grounds to file a claim for compensation if
defective equipment played a role in your accident. With the help of a lawyer from Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C., you can rest assured that your case will be handled with the level of attention that it deserves.