Even a seemingly minor car accident can result in life-changing injuries like painful spinal damage. A driver whose negligence causes a car crash can and should be held accountable. Unfortunately, automobile wreck cases can be complicated – especially when insurance companies don’t want to pay on a claim. That’s why it is important that you have tough, tenacious representation from an expert personal injury lawyer who knows Georgia motor vehicle accident law – and will fight to get you the compensation owed to you.

The dedicated personal injury attorneys at the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta have helped countless clients throughout Georgia get the compensation they need to recover from injuries suffered as the result of a serious car wreck. While our firm always tries to negotiate a fair settlement, we are fully prepared to take a case to court to get the best outcome for a client.

Aggressive Representation on Your Side

Founding attorney W. Winston Briggs has been practicing law in Georgia for over two decades. With more than 200 jury trials to his credit, he is recognized throughout the legal community as a skilled litigator who is committed to going the distance to secure compensation for his clients.

Our law firm is prepared to handle any motor vehicle accident case, including:

Distracted Driving Accident

When drivers are behind the wheel, their attention should be on the road in front of them and nowhere else. Unfortunately, people allow themselves to be distracted by a whole host of things that have nothing to do with safely operating a vehicle. Cell phones, texting, PDAs, radios, MP3 players, children, reading the newspaper, eating and putting on makeup are just a few of the things that can make these drivers a hazard to everyone else on the road. However, these car crashes could have ultimately been prevented. At W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, we are available to help you fight for your rights due to another’s irresponsible actions.

When these drivers cause accidents that result in serious injury, victims have the right to seek damages from the negligent parties. The Atlanta distracted driving accident lawyers at the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm have extensive experience handling all types of car accident cases. We fight aggressively to secure maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered due to a car wreck.

Drunk Driving Accident

When someone makes the decision to drink or use drugs and then get behind the wheel, they not only put themselves at risk, but other lives as well. Tragically, they often cause serious injury to victims and their families. These accidents can be avoided entirely if those who drink would make the right decision to let someone else drive them. If you have been injured in a wreck caused by a drunk driver, you should immediately seek the advice of an experienced Atlanta attorney from the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm.

If you are the victim of a car crash due to another driver operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you have the right to obtain compensation for your injuries. This includes:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Funeral costs
  • Pain and suffering

Drunk drivers have to answer to the authorities for the DUI offense, but they also have to answer to their victims. And the law is on your side. Georgia law does not favor drivers who have made the choice to get behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Typically, there is clear proof from the wreck that the driver was under the influence, often a charge of DUI or a drug offense. This means that victims sometimes receive larger settlements as well as punitive damages.

Bus and Marta Train Accident

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) buses and trains transport thousands of people throughout the Atlanta metro area every day. It is the responsibility of bus drivers, train operators and MARTA police officers to ensure the safety of passengers and others on property under the control of this commonly used public transportation system. Atlanta bus and train accidents are uncommon, but accidents that do occur can create injuries that a far more serious than an accident involving an automobile. Buses and trains transport many people at one time and they typically do not have significant forms of protection, such as seat belts or airbags. Because protection is limited, there is a greater likelihood that serious injuries will occur in an accident.

Bus and train accidents are not only a threat to those inside them, but also to pedestrians crossing the road or walking near these vehicles. The amount of weight of a commercial transportation vehicle can create a more serious impact—resulting in wrongful death or life-changing injuries.

If you have been injured in a wreck involving a MARTA bus or train or suffered an injury on MARTA property, you should seek the advice of an experienced Atlanta public transportation accident attorney from our firm who knows the law and has the ability to protect your interests.

SUV Rollover Accident

There are warnings all over SUVs and other high-profile vehicles alerting drivers to the dangers of making sudden turns at high speeds. It is the driver’s responsibility to use caution to avoid rollovers when operating an SUV. When rollovers do happen, however, the manufacturer carries the responsibility of producing a vehicle that is crashworthy enough to ensure the safety of the driver and passengers.

If you have been injured in an accident that involved an SUV rollover, it is important that you discuss your case with an experienced SUV rollover accident lawyer immediately. At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm in Atlanta, we represent clients in all aspects of SUV rollover accidents. Whether you were a victim of driver negligence or your injuries occurred because of a manufacturing or design flaw in the vehicle, we are ready to fight for your rights.

Uninsured Motorist Accidents

An uninsured or underinsured driver does not have enough insurance to cover your loss after an accident. But if you have suffered serious injuries from a car wreck and the other driver’s insurance cannot cover the damages, don’t feel like you have no further options. There is good news, as many insurance companies offer policies that include coverage for accidents involving uninsured or underinsured motorists—allowing you to collect compensation for your injuries.

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our Atlanta uninsured and underinsured motorist accident lawyers have extensive experience handling all types of cases in which the negligent driver’s insurance didn’t cover our client’s injuries after a car crash. Even if you were the victim of a hit-and-run crash, we still may be able to help you pursue a claim through your own insurance company.

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Contact our law office today to discuss your car accident claim and learn more about how our law firm can help you. You can reach us by phone or via our easy contact form. We take most cases on a contingency basis, which means that you don’t pay any attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you. We proudly serve the communities of Alpharetta, Gainesville, Kennesaw, Marietta, Smyrna and the greater metro Atlanta area.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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Representing Georgia Accident Injury Victims

The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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