Smyrna Car Accident Lawyer
As a local boutique law firm, The Champion Firm offers a personal approach to personal injury. We live right here in the Smyrna area and win for our neighbors and fellow Atlanta residents every day who have suffered from a car or truck accident. When car crashes cause serious injuries, victims may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault driver and often involves complicated dealing with insurance companies. Contact us today for a free consultation and remember, you pay nothing unless we win.
As the number of people traveling to and through Smyrna continues to rise, so too does the number of roadway accidents. Tourists help grow Smyrna’s economy, but they also contribute to car accidents. Just a few years ago, Cobb County, GA had only a few hundred car accident injuries per year. That car accident rate has increased significantly to more than 2,000 per year.
Smyrna Car and Truck Accidents: Common Causes
Every car crash is different, and each one involves its own unique set of factors. It is important for a victim injured in a car accident to have an independent investigation performed to determine the actual cause of the wreck. Our trained team of Attorneys do this every day.
In many cases another driver is at fault and may be held liable for your injuries and losses. Some of the most frequent causes of car crashes in Smyrna include:
- Failure to obey a traffic sign or control device
- Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or a controlled substance
- Distracted driving
- Aggressive driving
- Reckless driving
- Defective parts
- Driver fatigue
- Inclement weather, such as heavy rain or ice
- Dangerous roadways
Causes are not always immediately apparent, and it is important to get a Smyrna car accident lawyer involved as soon as possible to preserve critical evidence.
Did you suffer severe injuries or was your loved one killed in a car accident in Smyrna? Call us or contact us online to have The Champion Firm, P.C., review your case and discuss your best legal options in a free consultation.
Many people wonder what happens if they are partially responsible for an accident. Georgia uses a system called modified comparative negligence under which a victim who is 50% or more at fault for an accident cannot recover damages. However, unlike some states, drivers in Georgia who were less than 50% at fault can still recover some compensation.
Georgia Code § 51-12-33 provides that in a case where a victim is partially at fault for the crash, the judge must reduce the amount of damages awarded in proportion to the victim’s percentage of fault. In other words, a person who is awarded $100,000 in damages in a car accident case for which they are found to have been 10% at fault would have their damages reduced by $10,000 and ultimately receive $90,000.