Roundabout Motor Vehicle Accident Law Firm
With more than 125 roundabouts in the Atlanta metro area alone, many North Georgia drivers are accustomed to maneuvering through these circular intersections. However, despite the safety improvements this type of intersection provides, dangerous accidents still occur on a regular basis.
At Millar & Mixon, LLC, our roundabout car accident lawyers represent drivers, passengers, pedestrians, and bicyclists who have been injured in these types of crashes. With more than two decades of experience in personal injury lawsuits, our dedicated legal team has succeeded in securing more than $60 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our in-depth knowledge and commitment to customer service have also led to us being named a Top Attorney in Personal Injury on Avvo and receiving the Avvo Clients’ Choice pick for personal injury law.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an Atlanta roundabout car accident, you need a strong advocate to fight for full and fair compensation. Contact our skilled roundabout car accident lawyers today to schedule a free case consultation. Call or fill out our online form now to get started on your case.
Types of Compensation We Will Pursue After a Roundabout Car Accident
When we meet with people who have been seriously hurt in roundabout car accidents, one of the most important things we discuss is how much compensation they will need to recover from their injuries. Unfortunately, insurance companies are not going to automatically give you a full and fair settlement for what you have been through. That’s why you need an experienced Atlanta roundabout car accident lawyer on your side.
The dedicated legal team at Millar & Mixon will thoroughly investigate your accident and fight for maximum compensation, including:
- Payment for all past and future medical bills related to the accident
- Damages to your vehicle that occurred in the roundabout accident
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity, depending on the seriousness of your injury
- Compensation for the pain and suffering you have been through
- Punitive damages in extreme cases where the at-fault party acted particularly dangerously
When you trust us to handle your car accident case, we will take the burden off of you by managing all communication with the insurance companies and the at-fault party. And if the insurance company refuses to offer you a full and fair settlement, we will aggressively pursue your roundabout car accident lawsuit in court.
Schedule a free case consultation today to discuss how we can help you.
Who Has the Right of Way in a Roundabout?
Drivers who are entering the roundabout should yield to vehicles that are already in the circular intersection. However, that does not mean that you are automatically at fault if you are hit while entering the roundabout.
There are many other factors that can lead to a roundabout car accident, including dangerous driving and speeding. If you have been injured in this type of accident, you need to speak with a knowledgeable attorney who can investigate exactly who is at fault and determine how to pursue full and fair compensation.
Common Types of Roundabout Car Accidents
Roundabouts have been proven to be a safer alternative to traditional traffic light intersections in some instances. However, negligent and distracted drivers can make even the safest roads dangerous to those around them.
Although drivers in roundabouts typically avoid some types of serious accidents such as head-on collisions and T-bone crashes, they are still at risk of suffering injuries in other types of accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, common types of roundabout car accidents include:
- Running off the road: This can happen when one car forces another out of a lane and off the road, or it could happen when a vehicle crashes into the center island of the roundabout.
- Rear-end accidents: These occur when one driver is following another too closely, when a driver fails to yield, or when a driver suddenly brakes to make an exit.
- Sideswipe collisions: In roundabouts with multiple lanes, drivers trying to make last-minute lane changes can sideswipe other vehicles, causing serious injuries.
- Entering the roundabout: Accidents happen both when drivers entering the roundabout fail to yield, and when drivers already in the roundabout are careless. For example, if a driver in the roundabout accidentally has a turn signal on but doesn’t intend to exit, an entering driver may not wait to pull in.
- Exiting the roundabout: Drivers who are going too fast or are distracted, particularly in a multi-lane roundabout, can miss their exit and try to change lanes hastily, causing a crash. Pedestrians walking along the roundabout can also be hurt when exiting drivers aren’t paying attention.
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Need Advice on an Atlanta Roundabout Car Accident Lawsuit?
When you schedule a free consultation with the skilled legal team at Millar & Mixon, our attorneys will answer any questions you have about your roundabout car accident claim. Some of the common questions our clients have when they have been injured in an accident include:
We will answer all these questions and discuss the specific details of your case during your free consultation.
It is important to know that the Atlanta roundabout car accident attorneys at Millar & Mixon handle these types of cases on a contingency fee basis. That means we do not charge you any legal fees upfront. In fact, we don’t collect legal fees unless and until we secure compensation for you.
Contact us today, and find out how an experienced attorney can make all the difference in your case.