As the number of large vehicles on Georgia roads
has increased, so has the number of auto accidents involving
serious or catastrophic injuries. The number of wrongful deaths
from car accidents has also increased.
In 2006, more than 42,000 people were killed in motor vehicle
accidents according to a study by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
The same study showed that more than 2.57 million were injured.
When accident victims survive, they may suffer serious or
life-changing head and brain injuries, back injuries, neck
injuries, paralysis or amputations. Even a relatively minor
collision can cause serious physical injuries.
Dozier Law Group handles serious motor vehicle accidents involving
cars, SUVs, tractor-trailers, semi-trucks and motorcycles.
We take a special interest in handling cases involving drunk
and impaired drivers. Our intense case preparation often results
in our clients’ obtaining significant out-of-court settlements,
which allow them to avoid the time, expense, and uncertainty
of a trial.
At Dozier Law Group, we investigate every possible contributing
cause of an accident to ensure that you will receive full
compensation for your injuries. Evaluating all of the facts
involved in the cause of an accident requires skill and experience.
We will thoroughly investigate your case so you can concentrate
on recovering from your injuries.
Courts look to a number of factors in determining whether
a driver was negligent. Some examples of these factors include,
but are not limited to, the following:
- Driving too fast or too slow
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Failing to signal while turning
- Disregarding weather or traffic conditions
- Disobeying traffic signs or signals
- Failing to drive on the right side of the
A driver may be liable for an accident caused
by intentional or reckless conduct. In certain cases, accidents
are caused by factors unrelated to the conduct of any particular
driver. For example, under product liability law, an automobile
manufacturer or supplier may be responsible for injuries caused
by a defect in the automobile or a component of the automobile.
A products liability suit is a lawsuit brought against a manufacturer
which produced a product that caused physical injury to a
user. If a manufacturer creates a defective product - either
in developing, designing or labeling the product - the manufacturer
may be liable for any injures the product causes.
Other factors such as poorly maintained roads and malfunctioning
traffic control signals can contribute to an accident. Improper
design, maintenance, construction, signage, lighting or other
highway defect, as well as improper striping on the road's
passing lanes, a sharp obstruction or problem with the roadway
that obstructs a driver’s vision, or poorly placed trees
and utility poles can also cause serious accidents. Finally,
if an accident is caused by an intoxicated driver, a bar or
social host may be liable for damages sustained if they served
a visibly intoxicated guest who then drives and causes an
Insurance companies often try to quickly settle motor vehicle
accident cases, especially ones involving rollovers, rear
end collisions, and railroad crossing accidents. However,
insurance adjustors work for an insurance company, not for
you, and their job is to keep financial costs low. Often,
insurance adjustors will offer you far less than what you
would be entitled to under the law to get the case settled
quickly. Settlements offered by insurance companies typically
contain significant restrictions on compensation for future
medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Occasionally,
insurers will find excuses not to provide coverage to you
at all, even when your insurance plan should cover the accident.
When an insurer refuses to honor a legitimate claim, it’s
called insurance bad faith, and it’s illegal. Victims
of insurance bad faith have the right to sue their insurance
companies to recover the compensation they deserve and expose
the insurers’ illegal behavior. Never accept an insurance
company’s settlement offer without first consulting
with an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney.
In all accident cases it
is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence,
investigate the accident in question, and to enable physicians
or other expert witnesses to thoroughly evaluate any injuries.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a motor vehicle
accident, call Dozier Law Group at (404) 949-5600 or
. The initial consultation is free of charge. It is important
that you take action quickly, as a cause of action must be
brought before the statute of limitations expires and the
passage of time eliminates important evidence.
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Accidents | Motorcycle
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Liability | Wrongful
Dozier Law Group represents clients
in and around the Atlanta metro area, including Alpharetta,
Fairburn, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Lithonia, Druid
Hills, Dunwoody, Tucker, Marietta, Smyrna, Vinings, Duluth,
Acworth, Fayetteville, Marietta, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville,
Norcross, Chamblee, Snellville, Woodstock, Gainesville, Morrow,
Carrollton, College Park, Peachtree City, Riverdale, Newnan,
Conyers, Covington, Canton, Milton, John's Creek, Stockbridge,
McDonough, Douglasville and other cities throughout the state of Georgia.