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Atlanta, Georgia Car Accident Lawyers With Over 25 Years of Experience

Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers

Car Accident Clients: Here’s How We Work For You

Call us, today. A caring and friendly Atlanta car accident lawyer will talk to you on the phone, in-person, or by email – no charge about your vehicle traffic accident. You decide. Getting started quickly on your case is usually a good idea, but you won’t feel pressure to hire our firm, and there is never a fee unless we recover money for you: Guaranteed.

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Why Trust Our Atlanta Car Accident Lawyers to Help You?

  • We are NOT high-volume “TV” lawyers.
  • You will receive fast, caring, personal service.
  • 65+ years of combined experience.
  • Over $100 Million in verdicts and settlements recovered for our clients.
  • Best car accident lawyer ratings in Atlanta: AV Rated, 10.0 AVVO, and A+ with the BBB.
  • No Need To Travel – We can come to you at your home or hospital, or handle your case sign-up on-line.

Personal Injury Case Help With You in Mind

If you have suffered trauma, broken bones, traumatic head injury or concussion, harm requiring surgery or hospitalization, or the wrongful death of a loved one, our mission is simple: to serve our clients like family. Most of our car accident and personal injury clients are referred to us by your Atlanta neighbors, former satisfied clients, other lawyers and even Judges who have seen our work.  We work hard to help you recover a settlement or award and to minimize your personal and medical costs.

Money doesn’t mean happiness will be restored after a car accident – but you need it to get back on your feet. We help with that and keep you informed and involved every step of the way toward your recovery. And, some of our clients have received quite a lot of money at the end of their case.

Don’t Settle Before Speaking to an Attorney

Car accidents never come at a convenient time and insurance adjusters may contact you claiming to offer help, but they will try to get you to settle early for a low settlement offer before you know the full amount of your medical bills, lost work and pay or damage.  We recommend that you decline to give a recorded statement or written statement to an insurance adjuster and politely let the adjuster know he or she will soon hear from your car crash lawyer.

Fast Help From Car Accident Lawyers Near You

Our experienced car accident attorneys we can help and advise you about how to deal with these common questions and issues:

  • How do I pay my hospital and medical bills after a crash?
  • Can I recover past and future lost pay?
  • What should I do to get my car repaired and recover diminished value?
  • How much do Atlanta area car accident attorneys charge in fees?
  • Who are the best kinds of lawyers and law firms to work on bodily injury cases?
  • Can my medical costs be reduced, so I take home more of my settlement?

Our attorneys have over 75 years combined personal injury experience. Most members of our support staff have over 20 years legal experience, each. Very few Georgia law firms have our depth of experience. Chances are, no matter what you come up against, we have seen it before and can give you immediate expert advice.

We have built our firm and our careers around the core values of personal service, continuous improvement, commitment and professionalism. As a valued client we welcome you to come in at any time for a meeting with your lawyer – try that at a high-volume television or billboard law firm. Call or contact us, and you will immediately see we are serious about our core values.

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What types of car accident injury cases do you accept?

What types of car accident injury cases do you accept?

Our Firm’s personal injury attorneys are selective about the case we accept. Our firm never accepts or files frivolous or nuisance cases with made-up or exaggerated claims. Common cases our Atlanta car and truck accident lawyers handle include serious back and neck injuries, torn and herniated disc cases, broken bones, torn knees and shoulders, head and brain trauma and injuries requiring physical therapy or surgery.

We work closely with you and carefully document your medical condition and care to ensure that your injuries are proven, your medical bills are paid, and that you receive the full and fair settlement or verdict you deserve.

Common accidents and crashes we accept include:  Rear-End Collisions; Single-Vehicle Crashes; Passenger Injuries; T-Bone or Intersection Collisions; Interstate Highway Crashes; and other car, motorcycle and truck accidents with bodily injury.

How do I find the Best Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyer for my car accident case?

There are many lawyers advertising in Atlanta (and around Georgia) for your injury case.  So, a good question is how do you find and hire the best Georgia accident and injury lawyer for your case?  Personal injury is not a “general” area of law, it is very specialized and requires knowing and understanding insurance law and how do deal with and negotiate with adjusters, how to discover all of the available insurance coverage, and how to collect all of the damages you are entitled to.  It also involves knowing how to try a personal injury case and actually taking those cases to court.

Before hiring a personal injury lawyer in Atlanta, be sure to check out their online reviews (we have dozens of 5 star reviews), AVVO rating (ours is a Perfect 10), and Better Business Bureau rating (The Millar Law Firm is rated “A+”).

What can I expect if I hire your car accident law firm?

Our Georgia lawyers specialize in motor vehicle traffic accident cases, like car, truck and motorcycle collisions. We are trained to help clients recover as much in damages (money) as possible. The process begins with a telephone or in person consultation during which the personal injury case is evaluated. If we decide we can and should work on the case, the next steps include advising you about how to deal with the insurance company, working together to ensure your medical care is obtained and paid for, collecting and gathering the right evidence, preparing a detailed demand package, negotiating with the insurance company, and consulting with you at each step.

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Will my case settle quickly, or go to trial?

We will work fast to get you a fair settlement but unlike some lawyers you may have hear about, we will never put ourselves ahead of you to make a quick legal fee.  Most cases do settle without a lawsuit being filed.  We will work together to decide whether a lawsuit should be filed or a settlement accepted.

We don’t let the insurance company get away with making you a low-ball or unfair offer. Our interest and passion is helping all of our clients receive fair compensation, whether through settlement or trial.

For a car or truck accident in Georgia, what is the statute of limitation?

In the State of Georgia a personal injury lawsuit must be filed within two years of the time that your injury happened.  This is known as the Georgia personal injury statute of limitations.  Georgia laws: O.C.G.A. 9-3-33.  And, in personal (bodily) injury claims or cases, the two year period begins on the day of the crash and usually ends on the day before the two year anniversary.

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How much is my case worth?

We are asked this question a lot. The value of your case is determined by how serious your injuries are and, to some degree, what the at-fault driver did to harm you. As you may imagine, a sprain or strain is worth far less than a devastating injury caused by a drunk driver.

Each case is different. Once we learn the details of what happened, how serious your injuries are and what your condition may be like after you are medically stable, we can start to determine the value of your injury claim.

How do I protect myself and my case after I am injured in a crash?

Although every case is different, we recommend doing at least the following things:

  • Get Medical Care Quickly – Going to the ER or ED (emergency department) is the first step to proving your car, motorcycle or truck accident case.
  • Protect Your Evidence – take photographs of your car, the at-fault driver’s vehicle, the scene of the incident and your injuries.
  • Do Not Talk to Insurance Adjusters – until you have spoken to an experienced car accident lawyer, don’t talk to the insurance adjuster.
  • Do Not Post to Facebook or Instagram – Anything you post online can be used against you by the Insurance Company.  Don’t do it!
  • Get a Free Consultation – Ask “Do I owe it to myself to speak to a personal injury near me?” – If you have read this far the answer is probably, Yes.
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How long does an Atlanta, Georgia car accident injury case take to settle?

Usually the best time to settle a car accident injury case is when you have completed your medical care. At that point, your injury attorney will evaluate your case and make a demand for payment to the insurance company.

How much is demanded usually depends on the amount of your medical bills or the severity of your injury. The settlement negotiation process usually takes place after you have completed your medical treatment and all of the records and reports have been received from your doctors.

What if my case does not settle?

If the insurance company still does not offer a fair settlement or some other factor means that a lawsuit must be filed, it is often filed in the County in Georgia where the at-fault driver lives.   Georgia Constitution, Article Six, Section two, Paragraph Seven.

I was hit by a driver from another state, how does that work?

Most claims against drivers from other states can be handled through and settled with that driver’s insurance company, even if the driver and insurer are from another state. Georgia also has a non-resident motorist act, allowing you to bring a claim against an at-fault driver from another state.  If a lawsuit needs to be brought against that driver, it can be served upon the Georgia Secretary of State under O.C.G.A. 40-12-1(a), and 40-12-2.  The lawsuit is filed in the county where the car accident happened, or in the county where you live, your choice.  O.C.G.A. 40-12-3.  Under the Georgia long-arm statute the lawsuit can also be served directly to the out of state driver and may be filed in the County where the wreck happened.  O.C.G.A. 9-10-93.

 

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Who is responsible to pay for my medical care in a Georgia car or truck accident case?

In the end, the insurance company for the driver who caused your injury usually pays for your past and future medical bills and expenses. While your are treating, your own health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare most often pays the bills. Those insurers are then repaid at the conclusion of your case.

If you have no medical insurance and are not eligible for Medicaid or Medicare, many medical providers will give you medical care on a lien basis, meaning that the doctor, chiropractor or therapist is paid when your case settles or resolves. In Georgia, clients and attorneys can sign letters of protection, indicating, on your behalf, that our office will repay the medical bills when the case settles or a verdict is paid.

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Will the insurance company offer a fair settlement?

The answer to this question may depend on a number of factors, but also largely upon what kind of injury you have, the quality and ability of your personal injury attorney, and the amount of insurance available.

In Georgia, an injury victim is entitled to be compensated for the harms and losses suffered. This usually means your past and future medical expenses, your lost pay, and your pain and suffering – including future limitation caused by your injury.

“Fair” may also depend on your expectations and the conduct of the at-fault driver. If you are seeking a huge amount of money in “revenge” for a small negligent act, you are likely to be disappointed (and you would not be a good fit for our law firm). The law does not usually entitle you to punish and at fault driver unless he or she did something outrageous, such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, hit and run, or reckless driving.

Our firm will discuss with your what other injury victims have received for similar injuries and under similar circumstances. If the insurance company is making you an offer below that range, we will discuss your options of making a counter-offer and continuing to negotiate, or filling a lawsuit. Insurance adjusters often make better and larger settlement offers to attorney and law firms that have a reputation for filing suit against low-ball offers.

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How much does it cost to hire a personal injury lawyer with your law firm?

There is no upfront cost to hire our law firm, and no charge to consult with us.   If our law firm can and does accept your case, you won’t pay us anything unless we recover money in your injury case.

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How do I hire a personal injury lawyer with your law firm?

Once we have spoken about your case, either by telephone or in person, and we have decided we are a good fit to work together, you will sign our new client forms. We can do this electronically through email, or in person. It is very easy and convenient. Once we receive your signed forms, we will immediately start working on your case so that you can focus on feeling better.

How do I find the best Atlanta area car accident injury lawyer near me?

  • Good law firms specialize.  You want lawyers who are experts in traffic accident injury law.
  • Local attorneys who know and understand your area and the local metro-Atlanta court system can give you an advantage.
  • Don’t hire a “discount fee” personal injury lawyer.  Some lawyers advertise cheap or discounted rates (25% contingency fees, or even less).  This often means they are high volume firms, or are inexperienced lawyers with few staff or resources.  Unfortunately, you often will get exactly what you pay for.
  • A Georgia law firm that handles only injury cases (like ours) is a firm you can trust because we are experts in car, truck and motorcycle accident claims.
  • Experience. When deciding which law firm to hire, be sure to ask how many trials the firm has had recently. Most strong personal injury firms go to trial several times each year.

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Car Accident FAQs

What should I do if I am in an accident with another automobile, motorcycle or truck?

We recommend that, if possible, you collect certain information at the scene. Obtain all you can from the at-fault driver, such as name address and home and cellular phone numbers.  Get the license plate number and the driver’s automobile or commercial truck insurance policy information and number. Get the contact information of all witnesses. Take cell phone pictures of the vehicles and the scene.

If you have been hurt at all, seek medical care at the ER or your primary doctor immediately or shortly following the accident, no more than a few days.  Taking each of these steps will help ensure that if you do need or choose to hire a car accident attorney, your case is off to the best possible start.  If you have any questions, call the Atlanta car and truck accident lawyers of The Millar Law Firm, our telephone consultations are free.  770-400-0000 (770-“4 Million”).

If my car was a total loss or was damaged, but I was not injured, what can and/or should I do?

When your car is damaged by an at-fault negligent driver, in a hit-and-run, or in another type of incident, even if you are not hurt you must report the accident (damage) to your insurance company, or you risk losing your insurance coverage.  The driver who caused the collision’s insurance policy should cover your damage, but if that driver is not insured, under your policy, if you have collision coverage, you may be entitled to repairs, diminished value or total loss.  Review your insurance policy to see if you have collision coverage.

For even more legal information, read our handy Georgia property damage guide.

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