Thomasville Car Accident Lawyer
Car Accident Attorney Serving Thomasville and Surrounding Areas
Car accidents have unfortunately become so routine throughout the country that many people don’t think twice about observing a car accident on the side of the road. However, every car accident involves a victim and repercussions on that victim’s life, livelihood, and family. Each car accident is unique and is caused largely by the actions of one individual, whether that be due to distracted driving, driving under the influence, speeding, or other reckless behavior. A Thomasville Car Accident Lawyer can help sort things out and provide sound legal guidance if you have been in an accident. Call The Rodd Firm today for a free consultation. Chris Rodd and his team are standing by to assist you.
Information About Georgia Car Accidents
Georgia, unfortunately, experienced a sharp rise in the number of car accident fatalities from 2014 to 2015. According to the Governor’s Office Of Highway Safety In Georgia, the state also experienced a steady rise in the rate of serious injuries resulting from car accidents and was at its highest rate in over 10 years during 2018. Many of these spikes in car accidents throughout Georgia, and throughout the country, can be blamed on the rising number of distracted drivers.
The advent of smartphones has been great for staying connected to family members and getting accurate directions from place to place. However, smartphones are also one of the top reasons for distracted driving, particularly texting while driving. Georgia passed a hands-free cell phone law in 2018 as an effort to curb the number of accidents resulting from drivers on their phones. The law made it illegal for a driver to have a phone in their hands or use any part of their body to support a phone.
While distracted driving is one of the top causes of car accidents in the state, there can be many other causes, including driving under the influence, or vehicle malfunction. It is important to determine the cause of the accident prior to bringing a claim for damages. A claim for damages will include all aspects of the car accident, such as witness statements and police reports taken shortly after the car accident occurred.
Georgia Car Accident & Personal Injury Claims
Georgia is a comparative negligence state, which means that the individual who breached their standard of care will be liable for any resulting damages after an accident. Every motorist on the highway is held to the same standard of care – that of a reasonably prudent driver. A victim of a car accident may bring a claim against the negligent driver, even if the victim was a percentage at fault. However, if the victim is determined to be more than 50 percent at fault for the accident, the claim will not proceed forward. This can be confusing so it is recommended that you reach out to an experienced Thomasville personal injury attorney who fully understands the local and state laws regarding accident claims.
You may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim for damages that includes the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to assist you in calculating each of these options to ensure that you receive the claim amount you deserve.
Call a Thomasville Car Accident Lawyer at The Rodd Firm, LLC Today
If you have a loved one have been involved in a car accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for damages against the responsible party. Contact our Thomasville, Georgia office today for your initial free consultation.