When a driver runs a stop signal, they are at risk of causing a T-bone collision, which is one of the most dangerous types of car accidents. Victims are often caught unaware of the oncoming car and do not have time to react. The crash may result in heavy property damage, severe injuries, or even fatalities.
If you or a loved one were injured in a car accident caused by someone running a stop signal, then contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers. A Sandy Springs running a stop signal accident lawyer from our firm can go to work to help you pursue compensation for your losses. Contact us today to discuss your accident and explore options for how to proceed with your case.
Call (404) 888-8888 for a free case assessment from a member of the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team.
Why Drivers Run Stop Signals
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) reports that nearly 1,000 crashes where a participant is injured occur daily in the United States at intersections containing traffic signals. Many of these accidents occur as a result of negligence or reckless driving. Some of the cases that our law firm takes on involve:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Speeding through intersections
- Traffic law violation
- Brake malfunction
- Signal Light malfunction
In many cases, the driver is at fault for running the stop signal. However, some car accident cases occur as a result of a manufacturer defect or the city failing to maintain the stoplights. Regardless of how your accident occurred, we can listen to your case and recommend a course of action for pursuing compensation when we represent you.
For a free legal consultation with a running a stop signal accidents lawyer serving Sandy Springs, call (404) 888-8888
How to Establish Liability in a Car Accident Case
To prove your personal injury case, our legal team must establish that someone else is at fault for the accident and that their actions directly led to your injuries and subsequent damages. A Sandy Springs running a stop signal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can gather evidence that substantiates your claim when we represent you. Evidence in car accident case may include:
Video or Photos of the Accident
Many highways and road systems now contain surveillance video cameras that capture vehicle activity. We may be able to obtain a video of the accident, which will give us a better of how the accident occurred.
Were there eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident? If so, we may be able to speak with them or others who can give us details of the accident. If possible, try to get the names and contact information of the eyewitness so that we can contact them while working on your case.
It is common for police officers to arrive at an accident scene if someone is injured. The reporting officer may include the details of the accident in their report. We may be able to use the accident report to verify who was at fault for the accident and to obtain more information about your injuries.
We may reach out to expert witnesses who can provide insight into the accident and substantiate your claim. Expert witnesses may include law enforcement, medical experts, or accident reconstruction experts. They may be able to testify that the other driver was at fault for the accident.
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What You Can Claim in a Car Accident Case
Damages in a car accident case can range from economic losses such as lost income or medical costs to non-economic damages. How much your case is worth depends on the circumstances of the accident and the extent of your losses. You may be able to claim the following damages:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages or benefits
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or dismemberment
- Property damage
To discuss your damages and your legal options in a free consultation with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You With Your Case
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we understand the legal system in Sandy Springs and how to help clients navigate their personal injury claims according to Georgia law. We can help you with your car accident case in the following ways:
Assess Your Claim
We can assess your claim to determine its validity and help you choose a course of action to take to pursue compensation. Throughout the process, our lawyers can provide counsel and help you avoid mistakes that could hurt your case.
Investigate the Accident
When you are recovering from your injuries, you may not have the ability to examine the details of the accident. Our law firm can conduct a thorough investigation to uncover the facts and identify the at-fault party.
Communicate With the Insurance Company
Our lawyers can engage with the insurance company and act as the liaison on your behalf. We can handle all correspondence and work with the adjuster to negotiate a fair settlement.
Estimate the Value of Your Claim
We can look at the total value of your claim based on your economic and non-economic losses. Our goal is to fight for maximum compensation based on the total amount of your damages.
File a Lawsuit
If the insurance company denies your claim or offers a low settlement, you may have the option of filing a lawsuit and taking your case to trial. If so, our legal team is prepared to build your case and represent you on trial. We will continue to fight for a fair settlement throughout the litigation.
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Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Georgia
According to O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33, you generally have two years from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. If you fail to file a lawsuit within the allotted time, you may no longer be eligible to recover your damages.
Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for more information on what specific deadlines pertain to your case. Our law firm can help you file a lawsuit before the deadline when we represent you.
Get Help From a Sandy Springs Running a Stop Signal Accident Lawyer
A Sandy Springs running a stop signal accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you every step of the way. Call (404) 888-8888 for a free case review from a member of our team.