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Auto Accidents

Whether people are located within or outside the Interstate 285 beltway known as “The Perimeter” in Atlanta, motor vehicles are the most common form of transportation in Georgia’s largest city. In addition to the hundreds of thousands of vehicles that use Interstate 20 (I-20), Interstate 75 (I-75), and Interstate 85 (I-85) every day, many residents and visitors also use a variety of other smaller local roads that also see serious automobile accidents.

While some accidents are mere fender-benders involving minimal property damage, many other crashes result in far more serious property damage and even bodily injury. When a collision is the direct result of another party’s negligence, injured victims may be entitled to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Lawyer for Auto Accidents in Atlanta, GA

If you sustained serious injuries or your loved one was killed in an automobile accident in the greater Atlanta area, it is in your best interest to immediately retain legal counsel. Marcus A. Roberts & Associates helps residents and visitors injured in motor vehicle collisions in communities throughout Fulton County, DeKalb County, Gwinnett County, Cobb County, and Clayton County.

Atlanta personal injury attorney Marcus A. Roberts will work tirelessly to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve. He can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon you call 404-577-4444 to take advantage of a free, no obligation consultation.

Fulton County Auto Accidents Information Center

Types of Auto Accidents in Georgia

No two motor vehicle accidents are the same. Just as there may be multiple types of vehicles that can be involved in crashes in the Atlanta area, there may also be any one of a number of causes.

Certain kinds of collisions can involve additional complex circumstances that can affect which party may be held legally liable to the injured victim. Some of the most common types of collision cases that Marcus A. Roberts & Associates handles include, but are not limited to:

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What You Should Do After an Auto Accident in Atlanta

No one hops on the Downtown Connector or gets behind the wheel on any road in Georgia with the intention of being involved in a crash. The immediate aftermath of any motor vehicle collision can be an extremely stressful and disorienting time for everyoneinvolved, but it is especially critical for people who have suffered injuries to take certain steps in order to protect their legal rights.

Georgia Code § 40-6-270 requires the driver of any vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury to or the death of any person or in damage to a vehicle which is driven or attended by any person to immediately stop his or her vehicle at the scene of the accident or stop as close to it as possible and then return to the scene of the accident and do all of the following:

  • Give his or her name, address, and the registration number of the vehicle he or she is driving;
  • Provide his or her driver’s license upon request;
  • Render aid to any injured person, whether by transporting or making arrangements for the transporting of such person for medical or surgical treatment; and
  • If an injured person is unconscious, appears deceased, or is otherwise unable to communicate, drivers should “make every reasonable effort to ensure that emergency medical services and local law enforcement are contacted for the purpose of reporting the accident and making a request for assistance.”

In addition to satisfying all of these legal requirements, people involved in accidents should also make sure to do all of the following:

  • Call the police — Even when a crash does not appear to result in serious injuries, it is still a good idea to contact authorities to obtain a police report that is often required to file a claim with an insurance company;
  • Take pictures — Most cell phones have cameras on them, and people who are involved in a collision in Georgia can often help their cases by snapping photographs of the accident scene. You should either personally take multiple shots from various angles or have someone do it for you if you require medical attention. No lawyer will ever tell you that you took too many pictures.
  • Maintain a file — People involved in motor vehicle accidents will often be overwhelmed with important information. It is imperative to write down and keep an organized record of all claim numbers and representatives who attempt to contact you.
  • Do not talk about your accident — Agents will immediately contact individuals harmed in auto accidents from the negligent motorist’s insurance company or their attorneys. You should say absolutely nothing to any party that attempts to contact you, and you should also avoid posting any comments about your accident on any Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts—even if you have them set to private.
  • Call a lawyer — If you have been injured in a motor vehicle collision in Atlanta, you need to focus on your physical recovery. An experienced personal injury attorney can handle all of the work that needs to be done related to your legal claims and help protect all of your legal rights.

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Georgia Auto Accident Resources

Atlanta Police Department | Central Records Unit — The Central Records Unit is the main repository for all reports created by police officers in Atlanta. Visit this website to find information about obtaining accident reports. Reports can be picked up from Central Records between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at the following location:

Atlanta Public Safety Annex
3493 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy. NW
Atlanta, GA 30331
(404) 546-7461

Georgia Crashes, Injuries & Fatalities Statistics | Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety — The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety states that its “number one goal is to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries and to provide highway safety data and fact-based analyses that will assist communities and safety advocates in implementing effective programs that will change high-risk driving behavior and increase safety on our streets and highways.” On this section of its website, you can find various traffic accidents statistics, including alcohol-impaired driving, motorcyclist, and pedestrian fatalities as well as many other categories. As the map near the bottom of this page shows, the Atlanta area accounts for a majority of the roadway fatalities in Georgia, with Fulton, DeKalb, Gwinnett, and Cobb County being the four counties with the most fatalities.

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Marcus A. Roberts & Associates | Atlanta Auto Accidents Attorney

Have you suffered serious injuries or was your loved one killed in a motor vehicle crash in the Greater Atlanta area? You should not say anything about your accident to anyone until you have first contacted Marcus A. Roberts & Associates.

Marcus A. Roberts is an experienced personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who represents clients throughout Fulton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, Clayton County, and DeKalb County.

Call 404-577-4444 or complete an online contact form to have our attorney review your case and answer all of your legal questions during a free initial consultation.