Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Henningsen Injury Attorneys for Auto Accident Victims
With nearly 6 million car accidents in the United States every year —and nearly 3 million resulting injuries—car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims in Georgia. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you have the right to pursue monetary compensation to cover your losses. Our
Atlanta car accident attorneys are here to help.
How can an Atlanta car accident attorney help me?
At Henningsen Injury Attorneys, clients often come to us with many questions and concerns over things like medical care, lost wages, and vehicle repair costs. Our firm fights for auto accident victims so they can recover full monetary compensation for things like:
- Past medical bills
- Future medical bills
- Past lost wages
- Future lost wages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Car repair/purchasing a new car
You shouldn't have to pay for damages you did not cause. Henningsen Injury Attorneys represents individuals who deserve financial compensation because their accident was caused by the negligent or wrongful actions of another driver. Our goal is always to obtain maximum financial recovery.
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Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. works on contingency fee, meaning you don’t pay attorney fees unless we win a financial recovery for you! Read more about our contingency fees.
Causes of Car Accidents in Atlanta, Georgia
In this day and age, Americans are constantly attempting to multi-task so they may finish tasks faster, easier, and more effectively. However, this often means multi-tasking while driving, which is extremely dangerous. Distracted driving is the number one cause of car accidents in America today. Whether a driver is talking on the phone, texting, eating, or performing any other task that takes their eyes away from the road, they are not only putting themselves in danger, but other drivers, as well.
Drunk driving is also another common cause of car accidents. According to MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving), 300,000 accidents occur on a daily basis due to drunk driving. Alcohol affects people in multiple ways, including:
- Impaired hearing / eyesight
- Poor decision-making
- Slowed reflexes
- Over-confidence / recklessness
When a person has any amount of alcohol in their system, their reaction time is greatly hindered. They will react more slowly than usual in the event that something unexpected occurs, which can cause a serious accident. Judging how far other cars, lights, and people are from a drunk person's vehicle is also challenging to a driver who has consumed alcohol. Unfortunately, because alcohol gives many people a false sense of confidence, a large majority of people who do drink believe they can drive. Based on annual drunk driving statistics, this is not the case, and as a result of people's poor judgment, millions of people are injured every year in preventable car accidents. While these types of car accidents are not extremely common, accidents may also occur due to defective equipment, such as brakes, tires, and airbags.
How an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Can Prove Negligence
Every driver must uphold their driver duty of reasonable care, or they may be found in violation and can be held liable for any negligent actions. While a person is operating a motor vehicle, they must:
- Drive at a reasonable speed
- Keep a proper lookout on the road and the things around them
- Maintain control of the automobile
- Use the car's equipment properly
Drivers must always drive at a reasonable speed. Even if they are the only car on the road, drivers must still drive the stated speed limit. Those who are driving the speed limit in poor weather conditions or in situations that require caution can also be considered negligent. Individuals behind the wheel must also be aware and alert of everything that is occurring around them while driving. Hit and run accidents are almost always caused by drivers who are not paying attention while driving. Drivers are also expected to keep their cars under control, in the event that something unforeseen occurs. A motorist should also ensure that their vehicle's equipment is working properly at all times, including breaks, windshield wipers, and lights.
If a driver fails to do any/all of these things and causes an accident, they can and should be held liable for their negligence. Depending on your case, an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer from Henningsen Injury Attorneys can also subpoena certain documents needed for court. For example, if you were hit by a driver who was texting and driving, an attorney from our firm can subpoena phone records to help prove that the other driver was utilizing their phone while driving. It is extremely difficult for people who do not have legal representation to attain such documents.
Should I speak to my insurance adjuster first?
After a serious car accident, you might assume that your insurance adjuster wants to help you obtain the money you deserve for your injuries. In reality, your insurance company wants to avoid paying for your injury. They will often offer you the lowest amount of money they possibly can to ensure that their bottom line is not affected by the accident. The following instructions should always be kept in mind when dealing with the insurance company after an accident:
- Never make statements that admit fault without first speaking to a lawyer
- Never sign paper work without first speaking to a lawyer professional Atlanta car accident attorney
- Avoid speaking with an adjuster from the other driver's insurance company (any statements that you make could be used to avoid giving you the money that you deserve)
- If you must speak with an insurance company, only talk about the facts of the accident so that the insurance company can draw a rational conclusion from your statements
While you should report the accident to your insurance immediately, you should never make any statements regarding the accident to the other person's insurance company without an Atlanta car accident lawyer present. Insurance companies are trained to find ways to pay you less than what you deserve, and if you say anything wrong, you may not receive the amount of money to which you are entitled.
Fight for Compensation with an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
After a serious auto collision, you need a qualified Atlanta car accident attorney to help you file for the compensation you deserve. If you wish to seek compensation, you must first review the facts of your case with a knowledgeable lawyer who can help you discern whether or not you have grounds for a personal injury claim. With the help of a lawyer from our firm, you can rest assured knowing that your case will be handled with the level of attention it deserves. We strive to give our clients the best legal representation and assistance possible, and Henningsen Injury Attorneys also offers clients:
- One-on-one legal service
- 24/7 availability and rapidly returned phone calls
- A free initial consultation
Read to get the compensation you deserve? Take the first step! Contact our Atlanta car accident lawyers today by dialing 404-857-3127 or 404-835-4935.
Henningsen Injury Attorneys, P.C. is located at:
3405 Piedmont Road Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30305