Gainesville, GA Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Attorneys Serving All of Georgia
Every year, tens of thousands of people are involved in car crashes in Georgia. Car accidents cause a variety of injuries that may require costly imaging (such as CTs and MRIs), physical therapy, procedures such as epidural injections, radiofrequency ablation, and even surgery on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Our Gainesville, GA Car Accident Lawyers are here to help.
Many car accident victims are left with chronic pain and physical disability that results in lost income and significantly affects their quality of life. If you or a loved one has been injured in a collision, you need the experienced attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law.
Distracted Driving Accidents
Distracted driving is a serious cause of car accidents in the United States. In 2018, over 2,800 people were killed and an estimated 400,000 were injured in crashes involving a distracted driver. Many of the people who died in these crashes were not in vehicles, but were pedestrians, bicyclists, or were otherwise outside of a vehicle. Distracted driving occurs anytime the driver’s attention is diverted from the road. Leading causes of distracted driving include cell phones and alcohol-impaired drivers. Every day, approximately 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The Gainesville, GA personal injury attorneys at Davies Hothem Injury Law will fully investigate all claims and parties, preserve all evidence, and dismantle frivolous defenses so that you receive the compensation you deserve.
Car Accident Cases We Handle
At Davies Hothem Injury Law, our Gainesville, GA car accident lawyers have the skills necessary to pursue any type of motor vehicle collision, including but not limited to:
- Truck, Bus, and Commercial Vehicle Accidents
- Wrongful Death Accidents
- Ride-Sharing Accidents (e.g. Uber / Lift)
- DUI Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Tire Blowout and Rollover Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Road Defect Accidents
Recovering Damages in a Car Accident Case
Davies Hothem Injury Law is here to advocate for you and defend your legal rights. We will pursue full and just financial compensation for your damages. Georgia damages are divided into two categories, general and special. General or non-economic damages are presumed to flow from the negligent act and include physical and mental pain and suffering. The amount of damages awarded for pain and suffering is determined by the “enlightened conscience” of a jury.
Special or economic damages are those that actually flow from the tortious act and must be proven by a skilled attorney in order to be recovered. Types of special damages include:
- Lost wages. Past, present, and future lost income can be recovered if the injury sustained prevents you from working in the same capacity as before the accident.
- Medical expenses. Past, present, and future medical expenses relating to the injury can be recovered. These include the costs of the ambulance and air transport, hospitalizations, outpatient visits, treatments and procedures, diagnostic tests such as X-rays and MRIs, operations, physical and occupational rehabilitation, and prescription medications. Medical equipment such as wheelchairs and prosthetic devices, as well as long-term expenses for around-the-clock care, are also recoverable.
- Property damage. The fair market value of property damage to your car, home, or belongings can be recovered.
Georgia also allows the spouse of an injured party to recover for damages to the spousal relationship which resulted in a loss of affection, emotional support, and companionship. If you or your spouse have sustained injuries due to the fault of someone else, call one of our Gainesville lawyers at Davies Hothem Injury Law today.
Deadline to file a Georgia Car Accident Lawsuit
Personal injury cases must be filed within the applicable statute of limitations. In Georgia, the typical time allowed for a personal injury claim is two years from the date of the accident. There are certain exceptions that shorten the statute of limitations and notice requirements. Contact Davies Hothem Injury Law today to preserve your claim.
Contact Our Gainesville, GA Car Accident Lawyer
Losing a family member or suffering an injury in a car accident can be challenging. You will most certainly encounter overwhelming obstacles during the recovery process. It will be a difficult time for you physically, emotionally, and financially. If a negligent, careless, or reckless driver is to blame for your injury or the death of a loved one, you need a powerful attorney from Davies Hothem Injury Law to represent you. Davies Hothem Injury Law will not rest until you have received the compensation you deserve. Reach out to our Gainesville Car Accident Attorneys today at (678) 681-9618, or fill out our convenient online form.