Gainesville, GA Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Claims in Hall County
According to the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration, one American is killed every 12 minutes due to a motor vehicle accident. Moreover, almost 7,400 people are injured a day in this country because of auto collisions. Fortunately, there is hope for those who have been involved in serious car crashes.
If you or someone you know has recently been injured while on the road, you should hire an experienced car accident lawyer. At Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, our seasoned trial team is intimately familiar with all the procedures related to accident litigation and knows all the key filing deadlines necessary to ensure your case moves forward.
Don’t wait until it is too late! Call Hasty Pope Davies, LLP today, and hire an experienced Gainesville car accident attorney backed by a history of satisfied clients.
Schedule a free consultation today! Dial (770) 741-1951 to request a free consultation. Spanish-speaking services are available.
Common Causes of Car Accidents in Georgia
Car accidents happen for a wide variety of reasons, but the most common cause is negligence. When motorists are careless, reckless, or break the law, they can leave others injured or suffering with the unexpected loss of a loved one.
Some common causes of car accidents include:
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Unsafe lane changes
- Unlawful passing
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Running a red light
- Vehicle malfunctions
- Dangerous road conditions
No matter the cause of the accident, our team is here to help you get back on your feet. If you believe someone else was to blame for your car accident, reach out to Hasty Pope Davies, LLP to speak to a lawyer at our firm for free.
Filing a Car Accident Claim in Georgia
When it comes to filing a claim for damages after a car accident in Georgia, there are several things you need to know. First, you generally only have two years from the date of the accident to bring your claim/lawsuit. If you fail to file within the two-year statute of limitations, you will most likely be unable to recover compensation for any damages.
Second, you should know that Georgia is a “fault” or “tort” state. This means that you must prove another person or party was at fault for the accident, and you typically file a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance provider, whether directly or through your own insurance provider. While you may have additional options for compensation through your auto insurance provider, the bulk of your damages will likely be paid through the at-fault party’s insurance company.
You should also know about Georgia’s rule of modified comparative negligence. Under this rule, you can still file a claim for damages if you were partially at fault, but you must be less than 50% to blame. Additionally, your recovery will be reduced by the same percentage of blame you are assigned; so, if a jury finds you 30% responsible for the accident, your total recovery will be reduced by 30%.
Insurance companies often use the rule of modified comparative negligence to deny claims. They may argue that you were more than 50% to blame for the accident, or they may try to limit their payout by saying you shared some of the fault when, in reality, you were not to blame at all. Additionally, insurance companies may use other tactics, such as working to prove you had a pre-existing injury or condition, to attempt to dispute or deny your claim. It is important that you work with an aggressive and skilled attorney who can fight back and advocate for your best interests.
Compensation After a Car Accident
No one should have to suffer due to another individual’s negligence. That’s why our Gainesville car accident lawyers work to secure compensation for all your expenses, including:
- Damaged property
- Medical bills
- Lost earnings
- Lost earning potential
- General pain and suffering
When it comes to car accidents, we believe our job is to hold every responsible party accountable and fight tirelessly to recover every penny you deserve. We work with a team of accident reconstructionists, economists, medical professionals, and other experts who help us obtain a clear, comprehensive picture of your damages. We then take this information and build a solid case on your behalf, negotiating with the insurance company and even taking your case to court if necessary.
How Much Money Do You Get from a Car Accident Settlement?
There are different types of damages that can potentially be covered by a car accident injury claim.
In Georgia, you can file to recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages:
- Economic Damages – This type of damages would include any tangible costs that you can prove resulted from the accident, including medical bills, transportation costs, therapy, lost wages, etc.
- Non-Economic Damages – These damages are intangible and include items like physical pain, suffering, PTSD, emotional distress, depression, etc.
While it is not possible to speculate on the exact value of your case without first going over the specific details, you can rest assured that, as a client of our firm, you will receive representation aimed at maximizing your recovery. At Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, LLP, our legal team has been representing injured clients since 1953 and has extensive experience proving liability and recovering maximum compensation.
How Hasty Pope Davies, LLP Can Help You
While you may be tempted just to go through your insurance company following an auto accident, the sad truth is that the insurance companies rarely have your best interests at heart. Going over coverage, determining fault, and documenting physical injuries usually falls completely on your shoulders—even if you are the victim.
Thankfully, our Gainesville car accident lawyers can assist you in all these matters and, if necessary, argue your case in court. While your insurance company will fight to protect its bottom line, and the insurance party of the other driver involved will do everything to make it seem like you were at fault, Hasty Pope Davies, LLP has the extensive experience in accident litigation needed to fight for justice on your behalf.
We Offer Personalized Service for Every Case
When you hire Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, you get a team of attorneys committed to analyzing and understanding all the unique details of your case. We are passionate about standing up for clients in their battles against giant insurance companies and reckless motorists. We are ready to exhaust every resource at our disposal to achieve a settlement fitting of your injuries. However, the longer you wait to pursue litigation, the harder it is to secure victory, so it is extremely important you contact our auto accident team as soon as possible.
A History of Winning
Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, has a history of winning favorable results for our clients with over $100 million recovered in settlements and verdicts over time. Unlike some law firms, we are unafraid to take your case to trial and will always pursue every avenue to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
Since 1953, our car accident injury attorneys have been going above and beyond on behalf of our clients from our offices in Gainesville and Canton. With over 150 years of combined experience, you know you can always trust Hasty Pope Davies, LLP, LLP for the legal knowledge and acumen it takes to handle your case.
Expectations Exceeded- Brian and Sheryl
Simply the best- Christine Chester
Quality representation by intelligent and honorable legal team- Former Client
Absolutely satisfied with the way were treated- Michael Smith
Top notch service- Nicole Smith
$9,000,000 Wrongful Death
Settlement of $9 million in September of 2019. This was for the family of a 20-year-old man struck and killed by a driver who crossed the centerline in Cherokee County, Georgia on May 18, 2018.
$6,000,000 Truck Accident
A tractor-trailer lost control and struck two motorcyclists, both suffered catastrophic injuries.
$5,000,000 Rear-End Accident
A female client was rear-ended at a high rate of speed in Fannin County, Georgia, a county in North Georgia. The negligent driver was following too closely and failed to maintain control of her vehicle.
$2,800,000 Dental Malpractice
A woman sustained permanent injury to her mouth and teeth as result of dental work performed below the standard of care by a dentist employed by a large corporate dental chain.
$2,500,000 Intersection Collision
A woman suffered multiple injuries including head trauma, multiple rib fractures, and a collapsed left lung when another car ran a red light and struck her vehicle in West Palm Beach, Fla.
$2,000,000 Intersection Collision
Our 76-year-old client, Sara, was on her way home from the salon. She was driving through an intersection on a green light when a young driver turned in front of her.
$1,735,000 Distracted Driving Accident
Our client was struck and killed on I-985 in Hall County, Georgia. Our client had pulled off I-985 to secure his load and was outside all lanes of travel.
$1,700,000 T-Bone Collision
A woman suffered permanent injury to her dominant arm after being involved in a collision at Davis Drive and Mansell Road in Alpharetta, Georgia.
$1,650,000 Accident on MARTA Bus
Our client sustained an injury in an accident in which the wheelchair ramp of a MARTA bus closed on her foot in 2016.
$1,300,000 Rear-End Collision
Our client, a 49 year-old small business owner was on his way home from a job when his life was forever changed - he was rear ended at a high rate of speed by a large construction truck.