Motor Vehicle Collisions
Negligence Causes Collisions
Few activities of daily living are more dangerous than driving or riding in a motor vehicle. Individuals use roadways every day to get to work, go to school, buy necessities, and take part in family and community activities. Further, our state and country rely upon trucking to provide us goods and services, and these trucks operate around the clock. Unfortunately, our endless dependence upon driving leads to human error, and these errors cause collisions—sometimes deadly.
Almost every collision is caused by driver negligence. Some of the most common collisions result from distracted driving, aggressive driving, impatience, drowsy or fatigued driving, and driving while impaired. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 94% of collisions are caused by driver error. This statistic illustrates the importance of immediately investigating and determining a collision’s cause in order to hold the at-fault driver responsible for any resulting injuries and damages.
Types of Collisions We Handle
There are different rules and regulations that govern the various types of vehicles and drivers on our roadways. Our firm knows these rules and how to apply them to any collision, which provides our clients with the ability to recover the maximum amount of damages against negligent drivers. Our firm handles collisions involving:
- Trucking (e.g. tractor-trailers, commercial vehicles, shipper’s liability)
- Buses (e.g. school buses, MARTA, commercial buses)
- Ride-sharing (e.g. Lyft, Uber)
- Uninsured vehicles (e.g. hit-and-run, driving without a license, driving without insurance)
- DUI (e.g. collisions related to alcohol, medication, or drugs)
- Aggressive and/or distracted driving
How We Can Help
After a collision, insurance companies immediately begin investigating and employing tactics aimed at paying you as little as possible, if anything. Further, many firms will promise you anything to get you to retain them, only to then pawn you off to a non-lawyer whose job is to settle your claim as quickly and cheaply as possible—acting in the firm’s best interests and not yours. Most of these firms do not take clients’ claims into litigation, and the few that do so rarely, if ever, try cases. The endless amount of lawyers hawking services on television, radio, billboards, etc. demonstrates this common approach. This makes a client’s choice of hiring an experienced trial firm all the more important.
Our firm has represented thousands of clients in collisions that left them injured. We know insurance companies’ games, we know how to litigate and try a case, and we know how to preserve any resulting appellate issues. We know all of this from nearly four decades of acting in the best interests of our clients, which is why our firm has thrived on referrals alone. If you needed surgery, would you hire the first surgeon that pops up on television or Google? You should treat your legal claim the same way—by hiring experience and the best opportunity for success. This is what our firm is all about.
Contact lawyers who can help you recover from an automobile accident
Call The Blaska Law Firm, LLC at 877.871.0750 or contact us online to schedule your initial consultation. The consultation is free and there is no obligation to accept our services.