Motor Vehicle Accidents

When you are walking, biking, in a car or on a motorcycle, you have the right to expect other drivers on the road to obey the rules and be reasonably careful not to hurt you. Unfortunately, sometimes drivers are negligent or careless, or they violate safety rules like driving too fast. When this happens, a serious accident could occur and you could be badly hurt or a family member could be killed.

Auto accident injuries or death can cause devastating financial, physical and emotional losses. The law in Georgia says that the person or company responsible for those losses must pay damages, but victims must pursue a claim to get the money they deserve. An Atlanta car accident lawyer at the Law Office of Brian C. McCarthy can help you after a car accident. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and to get answers to important questions including:

  • What are my rights after an Atlanta car accident?
  • What types of damages can I get after a car accident in Atlanta?
  • How can a motor vehicle accident lawyer help after my Atlanta accident?

What are My Rights After an Atlanta Car Accident?

When an auto accident occurs and you are hurt, you have the right to obtain compensation if another driver caused the collision. You can pursue a claim for damages if you can prove:

  • The driver was unreasonably careless or broke the rules of the road.
  • The driver's negligence was the direct cause of a collision
  • You were harmed by the accident

Many car accident cases are resolved without you actually having to go to court and prove your case. If the insurance company accepts that its policyholder is to blame, then the insurer may offer a settlement in exchange for you giving up the right to sue. A settlement is final once you accept, so do not sign any paperwork or agree to anything until you've spoken with a motor vehicle accident lawyer.

If your case does not settle, then you will pursue a damage claim in court. You need an experienced litigator with understanding of car accident laws in Georgia. The Atlanta law firm of Brian C. McCarthy has been representing clients in car accident claims for nearly a decade and has helped countless clients to recover compensation for injuries and losses. Whether you need help negotiating with the insurer or showing a jury how badly you were hurt, we can help.

What Types of Damages Can I Get after A Car Accident in Atlanta?

Victims of a motor vehicle accident are entitled to be "made whole," which means fully compensated for financial and non-financial loss. The damages you can receive after a car accident can include:

  • Payment of all medical bills and costs
  • Compensation for lost wages or days off work
  • Payment for ongoing financial loss if your earning potential is reduced or work impossible because of your injuries
  • Compensation for pain and suffering and emotional distress
  • Monetary compensation for the death of a loved one, including payment of funeral expenses and for lost companionship

Serious car accident injuries can cause millions of dollars in damages. You need an attorney who has handled complicated car accident cases and who has been recognized for past client advocacy. Brian McCarthy has been named a SuperLawyers Rising Star from 2010 to 2013 and has the legal knowledge you need to help you recover full and fair compensation for your damages.

How Can an Atlanta Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyer Help Me?

A motor vehicle accident lawyer can assist in many ways with your accident claim in Atlanta. From gathering evidence to negotiating with the insurer to giving you your day in court, your attorney is here to help you get compensation for your collision.

The Law Offices of Brian McCarthy serves Atlanta, Alpharetta, Marietta, Athens, Buckhead, Decatur, Roswell, Newnan, Lawrenceville, Fayetteville, Douglasville, Cumming, Savannah, Macon, Fulton County, DeKalb County, Cobb County, Forsyth County, Cherokee County, Clayton County, Henry County and all of north Georgia.

To learn more about how we can help with your case, contact a motor vehicle accident lawyer at the Law Office of Brian McCarthy today to schedule your free consultation.