Areas of Practice
Our firm approach is straightforward. We work on your case without charge to you unless we recover any money for you.
These are the types of cases we handle:
Motor Vehicle Collisions:
If you or your loved one has been in an automobile accident we can help. If have occurred as a result of a crash the best practice is to consider hiring a trained professional rather than trying to handle claims on your own for one simple reason: the insurance company will most certainly be consulting with its lawyers
Basic Guidelines If You are in A Motor Vehicle Wreck:
- Obtain the other driver’s identification and insurance information.
- If you or your passenger is injured, obtain immediate medical treatment.
- Insist on a police investigation and report.
- Obtain eye witnesses contact information.
- Take photos of your damaged vehicle and visible injuries such as bruises and or cuts.
- Report your loss to your insurance company, but do not give a statement to the other driver’s insurance adjuster.
The main causes of auto accidents are:
- Distracted drivers
- Driver fatigue
- Drunk driving
- Aggressive driving
- Road imperfections: pot holes, standing water, road signs, lanes
- Poor road design
Cell phones have drastically increased the risk of being in a car accident. People who use their cell phones while they drive have a slower reaction time than those who don’t.
TEXTING AND DRIVING WRECKS:
Did you know?
At least 30 states enforce a ban against texting while driving. In Georgia any person caught violating the law can be fined up to $150 and have a point added to their license. A violator could ultimately be arrested for breaking this law.
The law states that no one operating a motor vehicle of any kind in the State of Georgia may use a cell phone other than to make phone calls. This includes writing, sending, or reading a text message, e-mail, instant messages, or using social networking sites. Also, drivers under 18 with an instruction permit or Class D license may not use a cell phone at any time while driving, except in emergency situations.
WHAT IF I AM STOPPED AT A RED LIGHT, CAN I SEND A QUICK TEXT?
No. Only a driver that is legally parked can send a data message without being charged under the texting law.
In addition school bus drivers are also prohibited from using a cell phone while one or more children are on the bus.
When you send a text while driving a motor vehicle you are putting yourself and all other people around you in danger. Texting while driving is the equivalent of driving while blindfolded and you risk causing a serious car wreck while texting. If you are driving then it is not the time to send a text. Simply wait until you have reached your location. No text is worth risking your life for.
A rideshare accident attorney can help individuals who have been injured or harmed as a result of an accident involving a rideshare driver or their vehicle. Although the use of rideshare apps, such as Uber and Lyft, have become a popular form of transportation, lawsuits allege that driver negligence may have led to the death of a passenger and pedestrian.
Ridesharing, also known as carpooling, is the sharing of vehicles to reduce the number of vehicle trips, traffic congestion and automobile emissions. People carpool for many reasons, and it wasn’t until the past few years that people began to turn to rideshare companies (sometimes called transportation network companies) to get around town.
Popular rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft operate through mobile apps downloaded to a person’s smartphone. When people want a ride, they simply place a request through the app, and a driver arrives to take them to their destination.
Drivers for rideshare companies such as Uber and Lyft must carry and maintain their own vehicle insurance. In most cases, the type of insurance a driver will need to have depends on the city and state in which the driver lives, however, some states may require drivers to purchase a commercial insurance policy before they can contract as a rideshare driver.
Uber and Lyft offer a series of insurance policies that change as the driver’s status changes. For example, Lyft drivers are covered by the company’s contingent liability plan until a passenger enters the vehicle for a ride. From the time a passenger is picked up to the time they are dropped off at their destination, Lyft’s primary liability coverage insures the vehicle for up to $1 million. Uber and Lyft offer similar insurance coverage plans for collision coverage as well as uninsured/underinsured motorist accidents.