We’ve all been there. Cruising along I-75 or I-16 on our way to or from Georgia’s “International City” when traffic grinds to a halt and the familiar lights of the GSP announce the inevitable accident. While it’s not always easy to be patient, it’s important to remember that traffic accidents can – and do – happen to anyone at any time on any road. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that there are about 10 million vehicle accidents each year, ranging in severity from parking lot fender-benders to multiple car pileups. Accordingly, the car insurance industry estimates that the average driver (which most of us are, whether we like to admit it or not) will file a claim for a collision every 18 years. For a typical motorist, that’s three to four accidents in a lifetime.
When those accidents occur because of someone else’s poor choices, a Houston County car accident lawyer can investigate the circumstances to determine the best legal course of action. At the Mann Law Firm, we have successfully represented victims throughout Middle Georgia who have been injured in traffic crashes, as well as the families of those who have been killed by a negligent driver. If you have been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, you can rely on our experience for legal guidance. A graduate of Mercer University’s Walter F. George School of Law, Warner Robins vehicle accident lawyer, David Mann, practiced insurance defense work early in his career, which gives him unique insight into both sides of the legal process and can be very advantageous to plaintiffs. He knows how the Georgia legal system operates and will work closely with you every step of the way. For more than 50 years, the Mann Law Firm has been helping injured clients put their lives back on track, and we are ready to help you.
With Atlanta to the north on I-75 and Savannah to the South on I-16, Warner Robins is nestled right in the middle of it all – including U.S. Route 23, U.S. Route 41, and U.S. Route 129. Being home to the largest industrial complex in Georgia that requires more than 20,000 military and civilian personnel to run translates into a lot of commuters who must make their way through Warner Robins during the week. On the weekend, tourists flock to visit the Museum of Aviation or depot row while locals enjoy the Wellston Walking Trail, grab some BBQ at Martin’s, or shop the sales at Belk in the Galleria.
Whether in Echo Glen or Settlers’ Landing, a serious vehicle accident in Warner Robins can throw your life into chaos. Every day, cars are T-boned, rear-ended, hit head-on. Every season brings its own challenges — in the summer, motorists have to be cautious of the sun’s glare; in the winter, the biggest weather danger is black ice.
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Houston County had 3,071 crashes and over 1,350 injuries just in 2013. That same year, approximately 1,300 people across Georgia were killed in motor vehicle wrecks (part of 30,000 nationwide fatalities), which cost as much as $14 million in medical expenses and $1.61 billion in work losses. No one traveling local roads thinks they will be in an accident, and while you can’t prepare for the unpredictable, you can take steps after a traffic accident to protect your rights.
It doesn’t matter if you were struck by another vehicle while you were operating a car, traveling in one as a passenger, riding a bicycle, or walking across the street — if you sustained a Warner Robins car accident injury due to someone else’s negligence, or your loved one was injured or sustained fatal injuries, you need an attorney who will listen to what happened and provide the best representation possible. Common causes for motor vehicle accidents are negligence, recklessness, driver impairment, hazardous road conditions, and defective vehicles. More specifically, Warner Robins vehicle accidents happen due to:
- Distracted driving (eating, texting, adjusting GPS)
- Drowsy driving
- Drunk, buzzed, or drugged driving
- Potholes/tire blowouts
- Road rage/aggressive driving
- Running red lights or stop signs
- Street racing
- Unsafe lane changes
- Wrong-way driving.
It takes just one negligent driver to drastically change your plans. Whether it’s a drunk driver, a distracted motorist, or a hit-and-run, contact the Warner Robins Mann Law Firm vehicle accident attorneys today at (478) 742-3381 or through our online form for a free initial consultation about your legal options. You may be entitled to a variety of damages, including compensation for medical costs, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
If a loved one has died after an accident or injury caused by the negligence or misconduct of another, we can assist you in determining whether you have a valid claim and, if so, guide you through the legal process. We have represented many survivors of wrongful death victims and we know how to do so skillfully, yet compassionately. Because each case has its own unique set of circumstances, we invite anyone who has been the victim of a Warner Robins auto accident to contact us to schedule a free case consultation.
Involvement in a vehicle crash can lead to trying days ahead, and you may be asking how often do car accident cases go to court? While the last thing you want to do is drag out the process and delay receipt of payments for medical expenses, replacement of property, and other potential damages, sometimes going to court may be your best option to get......