Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer
Our firm will fight for you to make sure you are compensated for any and all harm done to you in your auto accident.
If you were injured in an auto accident, there are many things to be concerned about: physical injuries, vehicle damage, lost income and hospital bills will all need to be considered.
I am dedicated to helping to level the playing field between good people made victims by the insurance companies. Every member of our firm feels exactly the same way. We dedicate ourselves to successfully getting the money you deserve when you have been injured wrongfully by another.
Many people do not realize the amount of work required in handling auto accident cases. Our firm has the skill and the experience required to successfully handle your case. If you feel as if your injuries were caused by the actions of another, call The Issa Law Firm for a free consultation. We will do everything the law allows to make sure you are restored to legal, physical, and financial health as soon as possible. Georgia laws may bar your suit for damages if you wait too long. We can not stop bad things from happening to good people, but our firm will do everything in our power to make good come from a bad situation. Call now 404-574-4351!
Car Accident Types
There are many different types of car accidents that people can get in, whether on city streets or rural, country roads. If you have been involved in a car accident and have been injured, then call our office to schedule your consultation.
When the front of one vehicle crashes into the front of another vehicle that is coming from the opposite direction, then it is considered a head-on collision. These can result from someone driving on the wrong side of the road because one driver is either distracted, drunk, or even lost.
Usually caused by driver inattention, distraction, tailgating, or wet road conditions, a rear-end collision is when one vehicle crashes into the vehicle in front of it. These accidents can lead to whiplash, headaches, neck pain or stiffness, and back injuries in minor accidents. Serious rear-end collisions can lead to airbag injuries, spinal cord paralysis, and facial disfigurement.
These occur when two cars that are driving parallel to each other come together and impact each other’s sides. Most of the time the damage is minor with just a few scratches on the exterior. Thus, there are typically no injuries with these accidents. But if one of the drivers loses control of the vehicle as a result of the collision, then a rollover can lead to cuts, bruises, head trauma, spinal cord injuries, injuries to the joints, and internal organ damage.
Hit and run accident
By law, you must stop and exchange names, addresses, insurance information, and even registration numbers for your vehicles when you collide with another driver’s vehicle. According to the Georgia state law, any driver who is involved in a car accident must stop at the scene when the accident has resulted in:
- Damage to the other vehicle
- Injury to another person
- The death of another person
If you see that a person has been injured or appears to be deceased, or is unable to communicate or unconscious, then you are legally and morally obligated to make a reasonable effort to call 911 for help and to report the accident.
Frequently Asked Questions
It’s understandable to have a lot of questions about your car accident claim and injuries. Here are some answers to the most commonly-asked questions.
I was injured by a drunk driver. What do I do?
First of all, if you have not received medical treatment for your injuries then you need to immediately go to your nearest emergency room or clinic to be checked out. If you have been injured but do not have any reports from a licensed medical professional documenting your injuries, then It will be hard to develop your case. After you seek medical attention, then contact our law office. The drunk driver will be held liable for the injuries that they have caused and you may be entitled to punitive damages.
Can I afford an attorney?
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that you do not pay for our legal services unless we win your case for you. This is why we work very hard for all of our clients and exhaust all resources in order to prove their case and to win in the damages they deserve to cover their expenses. If you are stressed out because your injuries prevent you from working on your medical bills are piling up, then don’t delay. Call us now.
What is a statute of limitations?
These are the maximum amount of time that the injured party has to initiate legal proceedings, whether criminal or civil, from the date that the offense or accident occurred. The statute of limitations varies depending on the type of law and the state where the offense occurred. After this point, even if the claim is valid, no court will hear the case. In the state of Georgia the statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death cases is two years.
Statistics and Related Data
Every year millions of people are injured in auto accidents — many very seriously.
In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every 10 seconds someone in the United States is involved in a auto accident. In 2009, there were an estimated 6,159,000 police reported traffic crashes, in which 43,443 people were killed and 2,699,000 people were injured. Other startling facts are as follows:
- Motor vehicle crashes continue to be the leading cause of injury death in the United States for people ages 3 to 33.
- Motor vehicle crashes took the lives of 2,348 children (ages 1 to 15) and 6,964 teenagers (ages 16 to 20) in 2005. Older adults (over 65) continue to be a high-risk age group for motor vehicle fatalities.
- In the United States, 4,881 pedestrians died from traffic-related injuries and another 59,119 pedestrians sustained non-fatal injuries in 2005.
- In 2005, 33% of traffic fatalities were alcohol related; either the driver or an affected person (e.g., a pedestrian or a bicyclist) had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of at least 0.08 gram per deciliter (g/dl).
An analysis looked at the 2016 motor vehicle crash death rates for each state and ranked them. Georgia was ranked the 14th most deadly state for car accidents, falling between Florida and Illinois. 39% of fatal crashes occurred on rule roadways.
Why You Need A Car Accident Lawyer
All drivers assume that at some point they will be involved in a car accident, but nobody looks forward to when it will happen. Certainly, during inclement weather or when you see someone driving erratically, drivers think about their safety because of the dangerous conditions. When an accident happens, you will need an experienced attorney to help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries and damaged property, or any damages that you are entitled to.
Hiring an attorney is a wise decision because you’ll be less likely to be taken advantage of. It’s likely that you do not know all of the various laws in regards to motor vehicles in your state the way at attorney would. The attorneys with the insurance company know this, and with more knowledge than you they can use arguments beyond your thinking to be sure that you get less than you deserve.
Why Choose Us
At The Issa Law Firm, PC we use our experience in handling accident cases to investigate every possible contributing cause of an accident to ensure that you will receive full compensation for your injuries. Evaluating all of the facts involved in the cause of a motor vehicle accident requires skill and experience. Our office will take over the investigation of your case so that you can concentrate on recovering from your injuries. We can assist you in finding an appropriate medical specialist to treat you, and we can make arrangements with your medical care providers to wait for payment until your case is resolved through settlement or trial.
The Issa Law Firm has represented many clients in Georgia as well as in federal courts throughout the United States. Attorney Mark Issa has been admitted to practice in all Georgia state and federal trial courts, state and federal appellate courts and the Supreme Court of Georgia. His team of associates work hard to seek justice for all our clients. The Issa Law Firm believes in working personally with our clients and showing them the compassion that they deserve. Any type of motor vehicle accident is going to have a huge impact on a person’s life, either temporarily or permanently. We are here to fight for you.