Experienced Savannah, GA Car Accident Attorney
A car crash is one of life’s most rattling experiences. Unfortunately, it’s a common one. Studies show that the average American driver will endure three to four auto accidents during his or her lifetime.
In fact, if you begin driving at the age of 16, you are likely to have a car crash before the age of 34, with another accident to follow once every 18 years (on average).
That is an incredible statistic, and one that probably rings true if you think about your own experiences, as well as those of your family and friends.
Of course, the fact that car accidents are common doesn’t make them any less serious. Indeed, many are devastating — and most of them involve some sort of economic loss.
This is why we all carry auto insurance. As a matter of fact, like most other states, Georgia requires its drivers to carry at least basic auto insurance coverage — for the very purpose of ensuring that someone is available to pay for the damages after an unexpected car crash.
Therefore, we all pay out of our own pockets to our insurance providers, with the understanding that if we’re ever injured or sustain a financial loss after an accident, they’ll foot the bill.
Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t always hold up their end of that bargain.
If you’ve been injured in a car crash in Savannah or anywhere else in Georgia, and the crash was caused at least in part by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation — often from one of the party’s insurance companies. Only an experienced Savannah auto injury attorney can help you determine if you have a case.
At The Law Offices of B. Clarke Nash, P.C., we fight for car crash victims’ compensation every single day. If you’ve been injured because someone else drove irresponsibly, we are going to take a strong stand and demand the money you deserve.
When Are Car Accidents Caused by Negligence?
Generally speaking, you are entitled to compensation after a car wreck if anyone else’s negligence contributes to the crash.
“Negligence” is a legal term that essentially means unreasonable or irresponsible behavior. It usually involves some form of dangerous driving or perhaps even a traffic violation.
Driver negligence is, by far, the leading cause of all car accidents in Georgia. Common examples of driver negligence include:
- Texting and driving
- Other kinds of distracted driving
- Reckless driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged driving
- Following too closely
- Violating state or local traffic laws
- Driving dangerously under the specific road or weather conditions
- Running a red light
- Failure to yield to pedestrians
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Driving in the wrong direction on a one-way street
- Failure to keep one’s vehicle in proper working order
- Failure to use turn signals
- Casting high beams (bright lights) into other drivers’ line of sight
- Losing control of the vehicle
These are only a few forms of driver negligence. Any unreasonable behavior can constitute negligence.
Drivers aren’t always the ones at fault, though. Defendants in a Georgia auto accident lawsuit might also include the state government, vehicle manufactures, private corporations responsible for a dangerous condition, and insurance companies.
Note: Sometimes, it isn’t immediately clear whether you or the other driver was at legal “fault” for your car crash. The good news is that even if you were 49% at fault, Georgia will still allow you to recover 51% of your total damages. An experienced Savannah car accident attorney can help you sort out confusing issues like fault and proportional liability for your particular case.
Legal Help for Victims of Car Accidents in Savannah, Georgia
If you’ve been injured because of an auto accident in Savannah or anywhere else in Georgia, The Law Offices of B. Clarke Nash, P.C. can help. We offer experienced and aggressive legal representation for the victims of all vehicle accidents (and, in the tragic event of a wrongful death, for their families).
We will fight hard for each and every penny you deserve.
When you contact our office, you can set up a free case review right away. That’s your opportunity to ask questions, get answers, and understand your rights (including an approximation of how much your case might be worth). We offer that with no cost and no obligation. All you have to do is contact us through this website — or simply pick up the phone and call.
If we ultimately accept your case, we are happy to do so on a contingency basis, which means you won’t have to pay for our services unless and until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Please contact us to talk with an aggressive Savannah, GA car accident lawyer today.