When we speak of personal injury cases, perhaps one of the things that first comes to mind is car accidents. This is completely understandable. For one, besides using public transportation, driving is the top option to get from one point to another that is not within walking distance. Given this prevalence, the odds of car accidents occurring are indeed high. Of course, another factor is the reality that despite their legal duty to exercise a standard of care while on the road and behind the wheels, as well as the strict road safety rules in force, there will always be drivers who would nonetheless drive negligently or recklessly, without regard to such duty, and thereby causing injuries and even wrongful deaths.

Duty of Drivers under the Law

In Georgia, and other parts of the country for that matter, drivers are under the responsibility to exercise caution and due diligence while on the road, so as not to cause dilatory road obstruction, unnecessary damage to property, and, most importantly, undesired injuries and deaths. 

When drivers fail in this responsibility, they may be found legally negligent and, consequently, answerable to liability and damages arising from their carelessness and negligence. Some of the most common ways a driver is considered reckless and careless include:

  • Going above (or below) the speed maximum and minimum speed limits
  • Ignoring traffic signs and lights
  • Texting while driving, or any other act of distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Failing to check blind spots before changing lanes
  • Failing to turn on their signal lights before making a turn

Duty of Personal Injury Lawyers in Car Accidents

In the event that you get involved in an unfortunate incident involving reckless or careless driving, it would be best to engage the services of a legal professional who will expertly handle your case. This, of course, is true whether you are seemingly the guilty driver in the mishap or just an innocent party who unluckily got implicated by the negligence of another.

Some of the services that personal injury lawyers include:

  • Offer a free consultation. While some law firms charge fees for these consultations from the get-go, we at Musgrove Trial Firm provide these initial discussions with no charge and, more importantly, no commitment. The goal is to apprise us about your situation and discuss your next possible steps, without expense on your part.
  • Deal with the insurance company as well as the other parties involved. The only thing you should be concerned about after a car accident is your complete recovery. Thus, personal injury lawyers will be the ones to take over all transactions with the insurance company, including all paperwork and communication in relation to your claim or case.
  • Properly compute for the full and fair compensation, and ensure you get paid the amount. It is difficult to provide an exact calculation as to how much you are entitled to claim, but given our knowledge and experience, we will make sure that you will be paid right and well. We will meticulously study your documents, receipts, and even compute the loss of earning capacity, if necessary, so that you will be able to claim the maximum compensation possible.
  • Represent you in judicial proceedings. If, after negotiations, settlement among the parties and insurance companies involved is not possible, things will be brought to court. Legal representation is necessary, but, most certainly, what you need is a lawyer who is persuasive, skillful, and competent to litigate in court. This is to ensure that you will not only be represented, but will be proficiently represented.

For a proficient and trusted legal representation, Musgrove Trial Firm is here to help. We are located in Norcross, Georgia, and we offer our legal support and expertise in car accidents involving reckless and careless driving and other types of personal injury cases to clients within Atlanta and nearby areas. 

It will be our pleasure to serve you. Send us a message on our website or give us a call at (678) 226-1994 for immediate assistance.