Auto and Vehicle Accident Injuries
Every day in the U.S., lives are lost and many people are injured on our roadways due to auto accidents. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that there were 37,461 fatalities in vehicle accidents and millions of others were seriously injured. While some accidents are just that, accidents, many are preventable. If you are injured or lose a loved one in an auto accident in Atlanta, you need to know your rights.
Car accident cases are typically governed by the law of negligence or “the failure to use reasonable care under the circumstances.” A person who negligently operates a vehicle may be required to pay for any damages, either to a person or property, caused by his or her negligence. Dwayne L. Brown works with victims of auto accidents who have been injured due to another driver’s negligence to seek compensation to cover medical costs, lost income and other expenses, as well as damages for pain and suffering.
Types of Injury Vehicle Accident Lawsuits
There are many types of personal injury vehicle accident lawsuits that can result from negligent driving. The injured party, known as the plaintiff, is required to prove that the defendant was negligent, that the negligence caused the accident and the accident caused the plaintiff’s injuries. It is not just the driver of the other vehicle that can be found negligent. The company the driver works for and other entities may also be found negligent and liable for injuries caused by the accident. Some of the types of vehicle accident lawsuits Dwayne L. Brown handles include:
- Cell Phones Texting Other Distractions
- Distracted Driver Accidents
- Dram Shop Liability
- Drunk Driving Accidents
- Hit and Run Accidents
- Insurance Claims
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Non-Emergency Medical Transportation
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Private Person Transport Wrecks
- School Bus Accidents
- Speeding Accidents
- Uber and Lyft Accidents
You are more likely to be injured in a vehicle crash than any other type of accident. Make sure you receive the compensation you deserve when you are injured due to someone else’s negligence. Contact our Atlanta office to schedule a free consultation to discuss your auto accident injury case.