Serious Car Accident Injury?
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a car accident in Georgia, it is important to obtain the advice and help of an experienced personal injury attorney.
Kip Jones has the experience helping personal injury victims to obtain the damages to which they are legally entitled from individuals and businesses that have injured them through negligence. If you have suffered a serious injury in a car accident, contact Kip Jones, P.C. for a free personal consultation to find out how we may be able to assist you.
Car Accidents Are Common In Georgia
There were 385,000 vehicle crashes in Georgia in 2015. As a result of these crashes, there were over 19,000 serious injuries.
- In 2014, there were 38,627 crashes in Fulton County
- In 2014, there were 26,921 crashes in Cobb County
- In 2014, there were 38.627 crashes in Dekalb County
- In 2015, 25% of all Georgia motor vehicle fatalities occurred in
Fulton, Dekalb, Gwinnett, Cobb and Chatham counties
Car accidents are a common occurrence in the state of Georgia.
Source: Governor’s Office of Highway Safety.
Suing For Negligence
Car accidents occur from a variety of causes, but all too often, they are caused by someone else’s negligence. Negligence is a specific type of civil tort. To show negligence, a plaintiff—that is, the person who is injured—must prove that:
- The negligent party owed a duty of care to the plaintiff
- The negligent party breached that duty
- The breach caused an injury
- The plaintiff suffered damages
In the context of car accidents, a duty of care is owed by drivers to all other users of the road—whether other motorists, pedestrians, motorcyclists, or bicyclists. That duty consists of using the degree of care that any ordinary and prudent driver would use under the circumstances. At a minimum, this means following all traffic laws and rules of the road, but it can require more: for example, if there is a dense fog, a prudent driver will drive even slower than the posted speed limit.
Whether the breach of duty is speeding, driving while intoxicated, ignoring a stop sign, or any other malfeasance or omission, any driver who breaches this duty of care and thereby causes an accident can be held financially liable for any injury or damage they cause.
We Help Car Accident Victims
If you have suffered an injury in a car accident as the result of a negligent driver, obtaining the advice of a qualified and experienced lawyer in a timely manner may be critical, especially when an injury is serious. You may legally be entitled to damages for:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical costs
- Lost income
- Loss of future earnings
- Loss of consortium; and/or
- Any other available damages
If you have been in a car accident and suffered an injury, or someone you love has been injured or killed in a vehicle accident, contact Kip Jones at 404.943.1118, or use the online form on this website, for a free consultation.
Let us use our know-how to do the legal work necessary to protect your interests while you concentrate on recovering from your ordeal. We serve clients throughout the metropolitan Atlanta area.