In a bustling metropolis like Atlanta, it’s no surprise that hundreds of motor vehicle collisions and accidents occur every day. The Georgia Department of Transportation recorded 1,561 crash-related fatalities in the state in 2016. This is an increase from 1,431 in 2015 and 1,170 in 2014. Motor vehicle accidents can happen in a split second – just one moment of driver inattention or delayed reaction to changing roadway conditions. If a Georgia highway, rural road, or railroad was the setting of your recent motor vehicle accident, come to Butler Wooten & Peak LLP. You may be eligible to recover for your damages.
At Butler Wooten & Peak LLP our exceptional attorneys have won record-breaking settlements and verdicts for motor vehicle accident victims. For example, our truck accident lawyers recently won an $11 million cash settlement for our client, Bert Jessmon, when a truck driver for W.A. Kendall & Company, Inc. crashed into the garbage truck he was working from. In addition, we won over $75 million in collective settlements for a devastating truck accident that killed five young nursing students. Our competent team has handled a wide range of case types, including:
We can handle motor vehicle accidents that involve drunk drivers, drowsy drivers, drugged drivers, distracted drivers, defective vehicle parts, hazardous roadways, malfunctioning stoplights, and much more. We want to help you get to the bottom of what caused your accident, and pursue the compensation the responsible party owes you. Whether your goal is to achieve a fair insurance settlement or to take your case to court if necessary for maximum compensation, we can help.
Motor vehicle accidents can have a number of different defendants depending on the circumstances of a crash. A public bus crash, for example, may come down to the bus company’s liability, or the municipality in charge of the bus system. A train accident may be the fault of a negligent conductor, the train company, or a worker that left tools on the tracks. An Uber crash might be the company’s fault, or you might have to file your claim with the individual driver’s insurance company. There’s no end to the possible defendants in motor vehicle accidents in Georgia.
To successfully bring a claim and maximize your odds of recovery, retain capable Atlanta attorneys. You will have to identify the defendant(s) and prove negligence to receive a settlement or award for your crash-related injuries. This may involve gathering evidence such as photographs, eyewitness statements, medical documents, and expert testimony. Our firm has years of experience helping clients prove claims and assign liability to negligent parties for motor vehicle accidents. No matter how complex your case gets, we have the power to handle it.
Motor vehicle accidents can leave you with chronic pain or a permanent disability. You may not be able to return to your job, or survive without live-in care. Your loved one may have passed away in such an accident, cut down in his or her prime. Butler Wooten & Peak LLP wants to help you and your family after an injurious or deadly motor vehicle accident in Atlanta. We excel in both pre-trial settlement negotiations with large insurance companies and personal injury trials in front of a judge and jury. We’ll listen to your specific case goals and help you reach your desired outcome. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your injury or wrongful death case.