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If you're injured, you need the award-winning car accident lawyers in Carrollton at SWS Accident & Injury Lawyers. Our attorneys have won millions for our clients, and we want to help you too.

That is why we always offer 100% free consultations if you've been injured in a car accident. Plus, if you hire us, you don't have to pay us at all unless we recover compensation for you. That's right - if we don't WIN your case, we don't get a DIME. So we will fight to ensure you get the money you need after an accident.

Call our Carrollton car accident attorneys today at 770-214-2500 to start your free consultation.
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Steps to Take After a Car Accident

Take these three steps after a car accident in Carrollton to protect your injury claim.

Call the Police

Always report your accident and get a police report. It is vital to document evidence when it comes to a car accident case.

Get Medical Treatment

Seek immediate medical treatment for any injuries you sustained in the accident. Follow your doctors orders and complete treatment for your injuries.

Hire a Lawyer

Protect your rights by hiring an attorney. Don't settle for less. Call our experienced car accident lawyers in Carrollton, GA, at 770-214-2500 for a free consultation.
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Trusted Local Car Accident Attorneys in Carrollton

After a car accident, contacting our car accident lawyers in Carrollton, GA, is imperative to ensure your rights are protected. With the screech of brakes and the sounds and sights of the collision still fresh in your memory, you are likely overwhelmed, emotionally and physically. Once you've had a beat to catch your breath and your bearings, however, you need to focus carefully on the next steps.

A car accident – even one that doesn't lead to serious injuries – can make everything seem like a blur afterward. But if someone else caused the crash, or if you or someone you know got hurt, your well-being and chances to obtain fair compensation for damages may depend on what you do in the critical hours that follow!

Hiring an experienced Carrollton, Georgia car accident attorney makes a lot of sense if you've been seriously injured in a motor vehicle accident. But how do you go about finding appropriate legal representation?

You're in the midst of a difficult situation, and you may be tempted to simply go online and contact the first law firm appearing on the search engines. Resist that temptation – your entire case depends on doing your research and finding a qualified firm that shares your values and has the capacity, knowledge, negotiating chops, and courtroom skills to advocate aggressively on your behalf.

You need the best car accident lawyer in Carrollton on your case. Don't settle for less - call our Carrollton car accident attorneys today at 770-214-2500 to start your free consultation.

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Compensation Available to Georgia Car Accident Victims

Monetary damages cannot reverse the pain of a car accident, but they at least can provide an element of financial relief. Let's take a closer look at the various forms of compensatory.

Medical Expenses

Depending on the extent of the injuries related to the accident, medical expenses can pile up quickly. In addition to sometimes lengthy hospital visits, victims may require ongoing rehabilitative care. Compensatory damages may cover a variety of immediate and ongoing medical expenses.

Lost Wages

If the injuries that occurred during your Georgia accident have left you unable to carry out your usual duties at work, you may be eligible for compensation.

Pain & Suffering

The suffering caused by a car accident goes far beyond physical pain. Emotional trauma is also common. Pain and suffering damages recognize this and compensate victims accordingly.


Auto Accident Cases We Handle

Car Accidents
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Motorcycle Accidents
Bicycle Accidents

Car Accidents

Whether you're suffering from whiplash or broken bones, our car accident lawyers in Carrollton, GA, are here to help you.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents have caused some of the most severe injuries we've seen, and injured victims deserve to be compensated. Contact our accident legal team now.
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Motorcycle Accidents

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries or death in a motorcycle accident, call our carrollton auto accident lawyers for a free consultation.
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Bicycle Accidents

Have you been injured in a biking accident in Carrollton, GA? If a car hit you while riding your bike, we will be happy to dicuss your legal options with you in a free consultation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Who pays for my car repair after a Georgia car accident?

Georgia is a fault state, so if you are deemed responsible for 49 percent of the accident or less, you can obtain damages, including the cost of your vehicle's repair. However, if courts deem that you played a small role in the accident (perhaps by speeding or following another vehicle too closely), your total compensation may be reduced.

How does a Carrollton, Georgia car accident settlement typically work?

With car accident settlements, sooner is not always better. Typically, it is best to wait until you are medically stable, as you will only understand the full extent of your injuries. However, it is also essential to keep the statute of limitations, generally two years from the date of the accident, in mind.

Once you've obtained appropriate documentation, submit a demand package, including a letter explaining what happened and how it impacted you, plus plenty of documentation to back up your allegations. After the demand package is reviewed, there will likely be some negotiations with the insurance provider. The insurer may claim that the demand is too high, given the extent of the injuries – but this can be negotiated until a settlement that both parties find acceptable is reached. Further complications may occur due to Georgia's modified comparative fault approach, in which the negligence of both parties is considered.

Contact Smith, Wallis & Scott, LLP today to schedule a private consultation; we are here to help you get the compensation you need to rebuild your life.

What happens if negotiations break down?

If negotiations come to an impasse, all hope is not lost. In many cases, mere persistence can spell the difference between coming away with the damages you deserve or nothing at all. Sometimes, the threat of a lawsuit can spur adjusters to act — most are eager to avoid lawsuits at all costs due to both the cost and potential for reputation damage. A different attorney (or, if you've been working alone, an initial attorney) can also make a huge difference.

Is there a formula to determine the compensation you Will receive from car accident injuries?

Statistics rule the insurance industry, and yet, there is no clear formula for calculating the value of injuries incurred in car accidents. Insurers generally use averages to determine what a typical driver may receive, but in reality, nobody fits perfectly into the profile of the "average" person. A vast array of factors play into compensation values, as highlighted below:

Georgia's Fault-Based System

As in many states, Georgia follows a fault-based system in which the at-fault individual is responsible for both property damage and personal injury. This approach offers the potential for several resolutions:

  • The injured person can file a claim with his or her insurance company, which then obtains remuneration from the other driver's insurer.
  • The victim can go directly to the other party's insurer for compensation.
  • The issue can be settled via a personal injury lawsuit.
  • Insurance adjusters seek to determine what the injured party would receive in a jury trial. Companies put a lot of effort into compiling personal injury statistics, along with negotiated settlements.
  • Through examining this data, adjusters have developed multipliers, which may be combined with special damage awards to determine the full extent of compensation.

The Role of Comparative Fault

Comparative fault makes an already confusing system that much more complicated. In Georgia, the primary victim of an accident may be found partially at fault for the incident and, therefore, not entitled to complete damages. For example, if evidence indicates that one driver was impaired, but the other also demonstrated reckless behavior behind the wheel, fault may lie with both parties. The upside? You can usually still secure remuneration if you somehow contributed to the accident — it's just tricky to predict how much you'll receive.

What happens in Georgia if the driver who hit you had no insurance?

The Insurance Research Council estimates that up to 11 percent of Georgia drivers lack insurance coverage. These uninsured individuals constantly put others at risk, leaving them on the hook for financial damages when collisions inevitably occur.

If the other person involved in your recent crash failed to maintain a mandated insurance policy, hope is not lost; you may be able to secure compensation for your accident. Additionally, you can take steps to ensure that you are prepared for future incidents with uninsured drivers.

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Coverage in Georgia

Uninsured motorist coverage (UMC) protects motorists involved in accidents with those who drive without proper insurance. Underinsured motorist coverage (UIMC) is similar but designed to accommodate crashes involving drivers who obtain the bare minimum — $25,000 in bodily injury liability for one person involved in a collision, $50,000 for all those in a single accident, and $25,000 in property damage liability, as mandated by Georgia law. The state does not, however, require drivers to purchase UMC or UIMC coverage — these are strictly optional. Insurance companies often hesitate to provide fair compensation for those with UMC or UIMC policies, so be prepared for a fight.

Taking Your Case to Court in Georgia

If the other driver was responsible not only for your financial woes but also for the accident itself, personal injury litigation might be possible. A skilled attorney can help you prove that the responsible party behaved negligently not only by failing to obtain necessary insurance but also by exhibiting other reckless behaviors (such as speeding, running through stoplights, or driving under the influence of alcohol) behind the wheel. Consult with a trusted attorney to determine whether litigation is a potential approach.


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