Advocating for you when a negligent driver causes personal injuries
The National Transportation Safety Board reports that car accidents occur every 10 seconds in the United States, resulting in more than 40,000 deaths per year. In fact, the most common type of personal injury is from an auto accident. The number of potential distractions on the road has been on a steady rise for some time now, and it is not surprising that most car crashes occur when drivers fail to focus exclusively on driving. An auto accident attorney at Nicholson Phillips in Marietta, GA can investigate the unique circumstances of your accident. We are well-prepared to help you obtain the compensation to which you are entitled for your car accident injury.
Causes of auto accidents
In Canton, Marietta, Cartersville and throughout the rest of North Georgia, negligent driving is the leading cause of car accidents and subsequent injuries. The following behaviors and circumstances can greatly increase the risk of all types of collisions on the road:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving or driving while under the influence of drugs
- Speeding or reckless driving
- Debris on roads, which can cause tire blowouts
- Fatigued driving
- Talking on a mobile phone or texting while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
Inattentive driving is hazardous behavior. When a driver operates a vehicle carelessly, it presents a danger to everyone in the vicinity. Drivers who cause accidents due to negligence are responsible for any resulting damages and may even be found grossly negligent in fatal car accidents.
When you can pursue damages for a car accident
If you suffer an injury or property damage in a car accident due to the negligent acts of one or more parties, you have the right to pursue compensation for your losses. Even if you share as much as 50 percent of the fault, you can potentially recover up to 50 percent of the expenses you incur for injuries and other losses. And if the responsible party lacks the proper insurance, you should still be able to collect damages, depending on the terms of the uninsured and underinsured motorist provisions in your own policy.
Accidental injury cases can become quite complex when two or more parties share liability for an accident in Georgia. With car accidents, you must pursue separate cases against each liable party based on the proportional share of negligence. A Marietta auto accident attorney from our firm can help you navigate the complexities of such a situation.
In every case, Nicholson Phillips provides dedicated and caring support. We have helped thousands of satisfied clients in a wide variety of personal injury cases.