Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
According to the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were 387,444 police-reported crashes in Georgia in 2021. That figure included 1,818 fatalities, a nine percent increase in traffic deaths from 2020. Meanwhile, statistics show that the number of serious crash injuries in the Peach State has steadily increased every year since 2017, reaching 8,937 in 2021. We know this from police crash reports, emergency medical services dispatched to the scene of an accident, emergency room admissions, and hospital inpatient records that all tell the same story: car crashes, serious injuries and traffic deaths in Georgia are on the rise.
Atlanta personal injury attorney Christine Forsythe spent over a decade of her legal career as an insurance defense lawyer for State Farm, the second-largest auto insurer in the nation. Christine brings that knowledge and experience to her role representing car accident victims in Atlanta and helping them get the full amount of compensation due to them. Christine knows how to prove the other driver’s negligence, fault and responsibility for your damages, while dealing appropriately with the various tactics insurance companies use to delay, deny, avoid and underpay valid claims. Make sure you get the compensation you need and deserve after a crash. Call our experienced Atlanta car accident attorney today.
Comprehensive Atlanta Auto Accident Attorney
With over a decade of legal experience handling car accident claims for insurance companies, Christine Forsythe has dealt with most of the different ways car accidents happen and the most serious injuries that arise. The Forsythe Law Firm is ready to take on any car accident case in Atlanta or surrounding areas, including:
- Front-end (head-on) collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side impact/sideswipe accidents
- T-Bone crashes
- Lane departure incidents
- Hit-and-Run and Phantom Driver Accidents
Our firm handles auto accident claims caused by negligent drivers in any number of different ways, such as:
- Distracted driving car accidents
- Drunk driving crashes
- Uninsured motorist accidents
- Speeding accidents
- Following too closely
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to signal a turn or lane change
- Running a stop sign or red light
Whatever your damages in an Atlanta car accident, The Forsythe Law Firm can help ensure you get appropriate medical care and compensation that accounts for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other legal damages. Car accident injuries can be painful, debilitating, and even permanent. Common auto accident injuries include:
- Cuts and facial lacerations
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and brain injury
- Back and neck injury
- Internal injuries
- Loss of limb
- Burn injuries
- Muscle tears, sprains and strains
- Wrongful death
How The Forsythe Law Firm Can Help After an Atlanta Car Accident
Make no mistake. People who negotiate a settlement with the insurance company by themselves typically receive far less compensation than people who engage a lawyer to represent them in settlement negotiations or litigation as needed. Insurance company representatives are trained experts in settling claims as cheaply as possible, as well as disclaiming liability altogether whenever they can get away with it. Our former insurance defense lawyer at The Forsythe Law Firm has the same training and experience as those lawyers do; we know the insurance company tactics and how to fight back against them.
One common tactic of insurance companies is to argue that the crash was not their insured’s fault; they’ll say you were the negligent party at-fault. At the very least, they might say both parties were partially to blame, and if they can convince you (or a jury) of this, their liability is reduced according to the percentage of negligence assigned to you. And if you are considered to be 50% or more at fault, then under Georgia’s law on comparative negligence, you won’t be able to recover any compensation at all from the other driver. We’ll fight to prove the full amount of the other party’s liability in the crash and keep you from being wrongly blamed for any portion of responsibility that doesn’t belong to you.
Another move by the insurance company is to dispute your injury. They’ll say you had a preexisting condition, such as a degenerative disc disease, that caused your back injury instead of the crash. Or, they’ll say you are exaggerating how serious and debilitating the injury is. The insurer will often require you to be examined by a doctor they hire who will downplay your injury or say that it couldn’t have happened in the accident as you claim. We take the time to understand the factual, medical and legal issues in your case and prepare a strong case proving the full extent of your injury and the damages caused by the crash.
Contact The Forsythe Law Firm Today
If you’ve been injured in a crash, don’t let yourself become a victim of the insurance company’s attempt to avoid their liability to you. Call the Forsythe Law Firm for professional advice and passionate representation dedicated to getting you the results you need. Contact our experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer today.