If a driver ran a stop sign and caused your Fulton County car accident, we may be able to help you secure a financial recovery for your injuries and related losses. The driver who ran a stop sign or red light and collided with your vehicle is liable for your car accident under Georgia personal injury statutes. A Roswell running a stop signal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you navigate the process and seek a fair payout.
To learn more about your legal options and determine if you qualify to file a claim, call the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers about your Roswell car accident today. You can reach our team at (678)-562-5595 for a free evaluation of your case.
Running a Stop Signal May Support a Negligence Claim
All car accident cases hinge on being able to prove the other driver acted negligently. You must show they were careless or reckless behind the wheel and caused your accident. There are generally four factors required to prove negligence:
- The driver had an obligation to do something
- The driver failed to uphold their obligation
- This failure caused the accident
- You suffered losses (physical and financial) as a result
In the case of a driver who ran a stop sign or red light, their obligations are clear. When you come to one of these stop signals, you must stop. These requirements are codified in the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (O.C.G.A.) per:
The only exception to these rules is when there is a police officer directing traffic at the intersection. Then, the obligation is to follow the directions given by the law enforcement officer.
When a driver caused an accident by failing to stop at a red light or stop sign, the resulting accident is generally a side-impact collision. These accidents can be especially dangerous, because there is little material between the impact and occupant of the vehicle to absorb the forces. While there are some safety features that reduce the risk of serious injuries in a side-impact accident, they are often not enough to prevent:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries
- Hip injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
If a driver ran a stop signal and caused your Fulton County accident, the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will review your case for free today. Contact us now and let us discuss your accident and injuries with you. We may be able to take action in your case right away.
For a free legal consultation with a accidents caused by running a stop signal lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Our Attorneys Know How to Build a Solid Case for Compensation Based on Your Accident Facts
If you were hurt in a north Fulton County traffic accident, a Roswell running a stop signal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to seek a payout on your behalf through:
- An auto insurance claim based on the at-fault driver’s liability insurance coverage
- A personal injury lawsuit filed in a Fulton County court or another nearby jurisdiction
Not only will we take care of gathering evidence, proving your claim, and seeking a payout, we will also prove the value of your damages. You can count on Bader Scott Injury Lawyers to seek a fair payout for your injuries, losses, and other damages. We will put a value on your claim that includes losses, such as:
- Your medical treatment and care
- Expenses caused by the accident, such as rental car costs
- Lost wages and reduced earning ability
- Repairs to your car and other property damages
- Pain and suffering
- Other losses that are non-economic in nature
If your loved one died as a result of car accident injuries in Roswell, you may be entitled to wrongful death damages. These cover your expenses and losses related to the accident and the loss of your loved one. O.C.G.A. § 51-4-2 describes who qualifies for this type of damages.
We may also be able to help you protect your rights and seek a fair payout even if the other driver alleges that you contributed to causing the accident. If they try to blame the accident on you, we can present evidence to prove otherwise or minimize the role you played. As long as you are no more than 49 percent at fault, you can still recover a payout, per O.C.G.A. § 51-11-7. However, any contribution to causing the accident will reduce your recoverable damages.
To learn more about how the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help with your case, call (678)-562-5595 today. We handle these cases based on contingency. You will pay nothing until we reach a settlement or win an award.
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Speak with a Member of Our Roswell Car Accident Team About Your Case
You can discuss your Roswell traffic accident today with a member of our team at no cost. We evaluate car accident cases for free. If we believe the other driver caused your accident and you have the right to take legal action, a Roswell running a stop signal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can go to work investigating your accident and building a case today.
We encourage you to reach out to our office as soon as your injuries allow following your accident. Under O.C.G.A § 9-3-33, we only have a limited time to pursue a personal injury suit in your case. While this is not always necessary, we will not know until we try to negotiate a just settlement with the insurance company. If we wait too long, the two-year period to act may pass, and you could lose the right to seek a court award.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (678)-562-5595 to learn more.