If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, call Walton Law Firm as soon as possible for a free* initial case consultation. With over 55 years of combined experienced, our team of top attorneys and support staff will assist you in understanding your options, walk you through the personal injury claim process and work relentlessly to get the monies you deserve.
Alabama Car Accident Statistics
According to Drive Safe Alabama, there were 932 people killed in a car accident during 2020. Meaning a person was killed in Alabama every 9 hours and 30 minutes in a traffic accident. But it isn’t just fatalities in car accidents. In 2020 for 37,280 people suffered a personal injury while involved in a car wreck in Alabama. Alabama is ranked 14th in the country for highest number of car accidents per capita. A car wreck was reported every 3 minutes and 55 seconds in Alabama in 2020.
In the lifetime of a typical Alabama driver, it reported by the Alabama Department of Transportation that the chance of being involved in an automotive accident resulting in serious injury or death was over 33%.
Georgia Car Accident Statistics
In Georgia, there were 1,776 people killed in a car accident during 2021. Meaning a person was killed in Georgia almost every 5 hours in a traffic accident. This was a 20% spike from 2019. Despite being the 8th most populous state in the country, Georgia ranks 4th for the largest number of fatal accidents.
But it isn’t just fatalities in car accidents. In 2020, nearly 125,000 people were reported as injured while involved in a wreck in Georgia. Data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety showed that 95% of ALL visitors to the Emergency Room in 2019 were motor vehicle occupants, and of that number 75% of them were hospitalized for their injuries.
Car Accident? Here’s What You Should Do
Any automotive accident can cause unwanted stress, especially if an injury or fatality is involved. Our experienced team of top personal injury attorneys will be able to assist you in collecting important information pertaining to your case and guide you through the process of a personal injury claim in order to get you the monies you deserve for your injuries.
What You Should Do if Involved in Car Accident:
- If you feel that you are injured, seek medical attention immediately.
- If you are able to, collect witness names and contact information.
- Take photographs of damaged vehicles and accident scene.
- Write down any details regarding the time and place of the accident, how it occurred and speed you were traveling.
- Do not speak to any insurance company who may contact you about any of the details of the car wreck or details regarding any injuries.
- Call Walton Law Firm! The sooner we can get started on your potential claim – the better.
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
One of the most common questions from clients overwhelmed with bills and medical expenses is “How much money is my case worth?”. It is important to understand that each case is different and claim values and settlements vary; however, our team of top personal injury attorneys will work tirelessly to get you compensation for not only medical expenses but also lost wages and any pain and suffering you’ve endured. The Walton Law Firm has recovered over $100 million in Verdicts and Settlements.
Types of Car Accident Damages
Car accident lawsuits typically have two types of damages for compensation: economic and non-economic damages. Our dedicated personal injury attorneys work to prove every aspect of how your auto accident has impacted and will impact your finances.
These types of damages are meant to compensate injured victims for financial losses such as medical expenses and lost wages. Typically these damages can be used for past and future expenses and wages lost due to the accident.
These types of damages are intended to compensate injured victims for pain and suffering or any mental distress caused by the accident. The most common form of non-economic damages are mental anguish, pain and suffering, and punitive damages.
Most Common Car Accident Claims
Thousands of people every day drive responsibly, obey traffic laws, and still unfortunately find themselves involved in an auto accident. Here are three of the most common car accident claims for not-at-fault drivers:
The most common type of car accident claim, negligence is when it is proven that the defendant failed to meet a reasonable level of care and this failure caused the accident. Examples of negligence include: improper driving safety practices, intoxicated driving, distracted driving, and improper truck/bus safety practices.
This typically occurs when the other driver’s vehicle had a defect that caused or contributed to the accident. Common automotive defects include: faulty brakes, airbags, accelerators, and any other manufacturer defect that can be proven to have caused or contributed to the accident.
Car Insurance Policies
Never assume the compensation offer from insurance is the most you can get. Our experienced attorneys have spent decades working with insurance companies to help our clients receive the maximum amount of compensation for their cases.