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 Atlanta car accident lawyers at the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm 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 Accidents
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 Accidents
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 crash-worthy 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. Contact an Atlanta car accident lawyer at the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, 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.
Call for a Free Consultation
If you’d like to schedule a free consultation with an Atlanta car accident lawyer at W Winston Briggs Law Firm, call (404) 522-1500 today or submit a 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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