Sandy Springs Personal Injury Lawyer
Our Sandy Springs, Georgia personal injury lawyer is ready to help you and your family. Our law firm is located near Perimeter Mall, Mount Vernon Highway, and Roswell Road—some of the main landmarks in the Sandy Springs area. With Interstates 285 and 75, as well as GA 400, traversing in and around Sandy Springs, we have helped many clients after auto and trucking wrecks in the area. In addition, our injury law firm has represented numerous people who have been seriously injured in and around Sandy Springs after slip and fall accidents and other types of dangerous premises cases.
Common Personal Injury Practice Areas
Sandy Springs is located in Fulton County, Georgia and Fulton County has a police force; however, we usually see the Sandy Springs Police respond to car wrecks with the jurisdiction. After investigating a car accident, the Sandy Springs Police will generate an Accident Report, which is generally available within three to five days after the wreck at issue. Within the report, the responding officer will document many details about the collision, including among other things: the names of the parties involved, the types of vehicles, the insurance carriers, the location of the car accident, the weather conditions, any roadway defects, and the contact information for any eyewitnesses to the collision. Usually, but not always, the police officer will make a determination about fault for the wreck and issue one party a traffic citation. Sometimes, no one is issued a ticket and occasionally both parties receive a citation. For instance, the Sandy Springs Police officer might cite one person for causing the wreck and cite the other for failure to have proper insurance or registration for their vehicle. Of course, the later type of citation has nothing to do with the mechanics of the wreck and almost always does not prevent pursuit of a successful injury claim against the at-fault driver. In fact, even if the driver who was really at-fault for the car accident is not issued a traffic ticket, one can still pursue a personal injury claim. In other words, the responding police officer’s decision to issue a ticket does not control the outcome of any injury case.
Motorcycles do not offer the protection that cars offer to their drivers and passengers, which means that when a motorcyclist is involved in an accident, he or she is much more likely to suffer severe injuries than a motorist. Claims for injuries resulting from motorcycle accidents are handled the same way as those for car accident injuries, but if you are a motorcyclist, it is important to understand the specific risks that you face on the roadway, such as reduced visibility.
Bicyclists are not motorists, but not quite pedestrians. Bicyclists do have the right to seek compensation for the damages they suffer in collisions with other vehicles and accidents due to faulty bicycle parts and poorly-maintained roads and paths. We represent injured bicyclists seeking compensation for the damages they suffer in accidents caused by other parties’ negligence.
With GA 400 and Interstates 285 and 75 running in and around Sandy Springs, we see a lot of commercial truck accidents in the area. Unfortunately, many truck drivers operate tractor-trailers and other large commercial trucks despite being fatigued, driving over the allowable number of hours, or while distracted by cell phones and other hand-held devices. Again, the Sandy Springs Police may respond to wrecks on the highway involving large trucks, but we also see the Georgia State Patrol and officers from Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division report to the scene of Sandy Springs highway trucking wrecks. As you would expect, each of these entities will issue an accident report which is similar to those created by a local police jurisdiction.
Slip and Fall / Dangerous Store Lawyers
Sandy Springs is home to a wide variety of commercial establishments. Perimeter Mall, Home Depot, Costco, countless strip malls, and hundreds of other stores and restaurants call Sandy Springs home. Unfortunately, not all of these places take the necessary safeguards to protect their customers. We have represented clients who have sustained very serious injury due to the negligence of store management and employees in failing to keep aisles and floors safe for customers and due to failure to adequately train staff members.
Ways you Can be Injured in an Accident
Accidents like those described above can result in serious injuries for victims. A few examples of the physical and emotional injuries you can suffer as the result of an accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Broken bones;
- Organ and tissue damage;
- Nerve damage;
- Psychological trauma following the accident; and
- Limb loss.
These injuries can lead to life-long disabilities and disfigurement. For example, an injury to the spine can leave you paralyzed for the rest of your life. Burns and cuts can result in unsightly scars, which can lead to emotional difficulties and mental anguish as well as physical pain.
The injury you suffer can prevent you from working, which can have financial consequences for you and your family. If another party’s negligence was to blame for your injury, do not shoulder the burden of its expenses yourself. File a personal injury claim to seek the compensation you deserve.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you want to seek compensation for the damages you suffer as a result of your accident, consider filing a personal injury claim. You can seek compensation for your medical bills and related expenses, your lost wages, and any other expenses related to your injury that do not fit into either of these categories. After you have received medical attention for your injury, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to begin the process of filing and pursuing a personal injury claim. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims is typically two years from the date of the accident. Once two years pass after your accident, you generally cannot seek compensation for your damages. There are exceptions to this rule, which your lawyer can discuss with you. But to ensure that you are eligible to seek compensation, be proactive and start working on your claim with a personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. Your lawyer will help you obtain the evidence you need to support your claim and he or she can guide you through each interaction with the at-fault party’s insurance provider as well as any others involved in your claim, such as your doctor.
Sandy Springs Personal Injury Attorney Contact Info
Andrew Goldner is the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Call him today!
Law Offices of Andrew Goldner, LLC
Phone: (404) 869-1580