Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney Maximizes Your Recovery for Serious Injuries and Wrongful Death
Helping car crash victims in Georgia get compensation for serious injuries
Car crashes occur several times each day on metro Atlanta roads and highways. Car accident victims often suffer permanent disabilities, long-term stress and financial difficulties. When auto accidents result in wrongful death, surviving loved ones are entitled to recover damages for medical expenses, funeral costs and other expenses. McMenamy Law fights for the maximum compensation when you need it most.
Do I need a lawyer after a car accident?
Time is of the essence when it comes to recovering damages for injuries sustained in a car crash. Georgia has a two-year statute of limitations for car accidents, motorcycle accidents and other personal injury claims. This means car accident victims only have two years from the date the car accident occurs to file a lawsuit for damages.
Preserving evidence is key to prevailing in these cases. Witnesses, photographs and medical and police records are key types of evidence that must be preserved in auto accident cases. McMenamy Law devotes significant resources to interviewing witnesses and obtaining statements, securing photographic and documentary records, and using investigators or accident reconstruction specialists when needed. Our attorney analyzes the legal issues involved to thoroughly and carefully prepare for trial or a settlement conference.
Do not let the two-year statute of limitations pass you by or lose evidence critical to your case before consulting with our car accident lawyer at McMenamy Law. We have a strong track record of winning high-dollar verdicts and settlements for victims and their families who experience major injuries or death due to a car crash.
Common types of car accidents
In Atlanta, the most frequent types of car crashes are:
- Rear-end collisions — Rear-end collisions occur when a car is hit by the driver behind him or her. In most rear-end crashes, the driver who hits the vehicle in front is assigned fault and liability for following too closely.
- Intersection collisions — Hurried drivers frequently speed through Atlanta intersections immediately after the traffic light turns from yellow to red, often colliding with another car that is lawfully entering the intersection in response to a green light. This side impact usually occurs at a high rate of speed, causing internal injuries, head injuries, neck and back injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
- Speeding accidents — Excessive speed is a factor in about one-third of traffic fatalities. Drivers on Atlanta highways often exceed 80 miles per hour. Cars that are speeding at the time of a collision have a higher chance of causing serious injuries to other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
- Head-on collisions — Head-on collisions are the most dangerous type of auto accident and often result in death. Head-on crashes frequently involve drunk drivers, drivers impaired by recreational or prescription drugs, or drivers who have fallen asleep behind the wheel. Both vehicles are usually traveling at a high rate of speed, and the combined speed of both cars increases the force of the impact.
Common causes of car accidents in Atlanta
Most car and motorcycle accidents result from driver negligence. Negligent driver behaviors, including talking or texting on a cell phone while driving, eating, or driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, cause thousands of car accidents each year throughout the Atlanta area. Vehicle defects are also a common cause of motor vehicle crashes. Tire blowouts and malfunctioning brakes cause accidents that lead to serious injuries or death. At McMenamy Law, our attorney helps you establish the cause of your accident and obtain the compensation you deserve.
Contact our Atlanta auto accident lawyer to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation
To speak with an experienced lawyer about your vehicle accident case involving serious injuries or wrongful death, contact McMenamy Law at 404-846-2828 and 866-957-3928 or online for a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located at the corner of West Paces Ferry and Peachtree roads in Buckhead. We can also meet with you at your home or hospital if needed. All cases are handled on a contingency fee basis.