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Marietta Car Accident Attorney

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Injured in an accident in Marietta? Attorneys Andrew W. Jones and M. Chase Swanson can help you recover damages for your medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, physical and mental pain and suffering, and physical impairment. Our top-notch Marietta auto accident attorneys also assist the families of catastrophically injured victims in recovering for the wrongful death of their loved ones.

When an accident occurs, we seek to hold the responsible party accountable. Our extensive experience allows us to handle a wide range of cases, always focusing on the best interests of our clients. Call (770) 884-6652 for your free case review.

What to Do After a Car Accident

If you are not transported to the hospital for your injuries after an accident, there are a few things you can do immediately after your car accident to help strengthen your injury claim.

  • Take as many pictures as possible, from every angle
  • Take videos, especially if someone is behaving oddly or seems intoxicated
  • Take note of the exact date, time, and location of your accident
  • Write down witness statements, if any are willing
  • Exchange information with the other driver(s), including name, phone number, driver's license number, and insurance info
  • Notify your insurance company of the accident
  • If you are not examined at the scene, get a medical examination as soon after the accident as possible

Our Marietta car accident lawyers can use this information to help create a strong case that will lead to full compensation for your injuries.

Car Accident Statistics

In 2018 (the last year for which statistics are available), 36,560 people died in motor vehicle crashes. In Georgia, a total of 1,504 motor vehicle occupants died. Even those who survive are left with serious, sometimes life-changing injuries, and some statistics suggest over 70 drivers are hurt in Georgia car accidents every hour!

Car accidents account for 37% of roadway deaths in Georgia, but accidents involving large trucks, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are common, as well. Multi-vehicle accidents accounted for 45% of fatal crashes, but automobile defects may have contributed to some of the 831 single-vehicle accidents that occurred in the state.

Nationwide, most deaths (57%) were the result of head-on collisions, but side impacts accounted for 27% of fatalities, rear-end accidents caused for 6% of deaths, and rollovers accounted for 8-10% of total fatalities. Other fatal accidents included sideswipes and collisions with fixed objects, animals, pedestrians, and trains.

Sadly, many fatal accidents involved drunk or distracted drivers. In 2017, a total of 3,166 people was killed in distraction-affected crashes and 14% of these incidents involved cell phone use. In 2018, 53% of Georgia drivers were killed with known BAC (blood alcohol concentration) results.

If you’ve been injured or left to grieving by a drunk, distracted, or otherwise injured driver, you may be entitled to damages. We encourage you to contact Jones & Swanson today!

Do You Need a Lawyer After a Car Accident?

Not necessarily. If it's a minor accident with minimal soft tissue injuries then you can likely get by without hiring a lawyer. If there were serious injuries and property damage, then hiring a lawyer is likely a good idea. Additionally, if the car accident was not your fault, hiring a lawyer may help you avoid liability.

Comparative Fault

The state of Georgia follows the modified comparative fault law. What does this mean for you? If you are found to be 50 percent or more at fault for the accident, you will not be eligible to receive compensation for your damages. Additionally, if you are found to be 10 percent at fault, for example, your final settlement will be reduced by that amount. If the other driver is trying to pin you as the person at fault, our Marietta car accident attorneys may be able to help you prove that you were less than 50 percent at fault, helping you to recover as much compensation as possible.

Statute of Limitations - Georgia

You have exactly two years from the date of your accident to file a car accident lawsuit, according to Georgia's statute of limitations. It is imperative that you meet this deadline; if you don't then you lose your right to pursue compensation.

Call our firm today at (770) 884-6652 before it is too late!

We Seek To Recover Maximum Compensation

If you or someone you love is injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to compensation and deserve a Marietta auto accident lawyer who can provide you with quality, professional representation while maximizing your recovery. Your health and safety are of the utmost importance and you should seek medical attention as soon as possible after an accident. To determine the cause of your accident and prove fault, we work with forensic engineers.

To prove the extent of your damages, we work with medical and psychological professionals whose findings are evaluated by economists. The findings of these experts our legal team to recover maximum compensation for your loss. After suffering injuries in an auto accident, your priority should be getting the appropriate medical care, not dealing with an insurance company. At Jones & Swanson, we are here to assist you throughout the process.

We strive to help you recover damages for your:

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical impairment
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Physical and mental pain and suffering

How Can I Factor in Pain and Suffering?

It's easy enough to add up the hard costs of medical expenses, costs of repairs or replacements, and lost income due to missing work, but how do we factor in another very real part of being involved in a car accident? Pain and suffering can include any of the following:

  • temporary or permanent physical pain
  • permanent scarring
  • emotional trauma
  • depression and/or anxiety
  • loss of consortium
  • physical limitations as a result of your injuries
  • insomnia
  • feelings of shame, fear, humiliation

How is Pain and Suffering Calculated?

There are two common methods for calculating pain and suffering in an injury claim. The more common method is the multiple method. Using this method, your Marietta auto accident lawyer will add up all your hard costs that can be proven with receipts and bills, then multiply that total by a number that is fair based on your level of pain and suffering. For example, if your total of hard costs is $5,000 and you've been suffering from PTSD and insomnia as a result of your accident, we may multiply that by four, fighting for compensation in the amount of $20,000.

Another way we include pain and suffering into your injury claim is the per diem method. As the name suggests, we determine a daily dollar value, often influenced by your daily wages, then multiply that by the number of days you were affected by your injury. If, for example, you were rear-ended and suffered from whiplash which caused you to miss work for two weeks to recover, we would determine your daily wage, factor in other hard costs (medical bills, car repairs, etc) and then multiply that by 14 days.

Hired a Trusted Legal Team to Fight for You

Unfortunately, the victims of car accidents are often seriously injured or even killed. Aside from the pain, discomfort, and frustration, many individuals experience following a motor vehicle accident, your injuries may become permanent and debilitating resulting in mounting medical bills, lost wages, and other damages.

Contact us today to get started with a free consultation!

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“As soon as I got into a car accident I didn’t know what to think. I was so devastated from the car accident injury. I contacted a few law firms before finding Jones & Swanson. The way their team greeted me made me feel like a very important client. It was a very positive experience. Mr. Chase have helped me every step of the way with my case. I am glad to have chosen you guys to be on my side. I highly recommend Jones and Swanson’s law firm to fight your case. I can’t thank you guys enough!”

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