Car accidents in Savannah or throughout Chatham County can present a serious financial burden to those who sustain injury or property damage. The Georgia Department of Transportation reports 1,549 people lost their lives in Georgia car accidents in 2017 alone, and thousands more reported serious injuries. If you or a loved one recently suffered harm in a car accident, you need the assistance of a personal injury attorney. The Savannah car accident lawyers of Butler Wooten & Peak LLP offer a free consultation and contingency-fee based legal services. Contact us at our Savannah office to schedule a free case evaluation today! (912) 443-4036
You can count on our experience and knowledge of personal injury law. Here are a few reasons why:
We have a selective caseload so that we can devote our full attention to each and every case we decide to take. Additionally, other attorneys refer about half our cases because we have a reputation for success in Georgia liability claims.
Car accidents can occur in any number of ways, and some are more common than others. Some of the most common causes of vehicular crashes across the state include:
In Savannah, a high percentage of collisions occur along state routes and interstates. These include:
Like many other states, Georgia follows a traditional fault model when it comes to insurance claims. This means an insurance company will investigate an accident, determine who is responsible, and pay for the other driver’s damages, including medical bills, lost wages, and damage to property.
Liability in a car accident stems from the legal concept of negligence. To collect damages in a car accident, the following elements must apply:
Savannah is the largest city in Chatham County. As of 2016, Chatham County was Ranked #6 in the state of Georgia for fatal crashes. Here is a breakdown of the motor vehicle fatalities since 2012:
2013: 44 Deaths
2014: 26 Deaths
2015: 54 Deaths
2016: 43 Deaths
Looking at the most recent data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety above, the total number of accidents and injuries has increased each year since 2013. However, the total fatality numbers have fluctuated. The number of deaths in 2016 decreased by 11 fatalities, and it is one death less than the stats from 2013. We hope that these death tolls continue to drop as the state of Georgia works to improve the road conditions and overall safety on the frequented roads and interstates.
Insurance law is notoriously complex, and claims adjusters know this. In fact, insurance companies often use a variety of techniques to avoid paying out a fair claim, using a plaintiff’s lack of knowledge to justify a low ball settlement. As personal injury attorneys with years of experience, we not only know the tactics insurance companies use to confuse claimants – we know exactly what a car accident claim is worth and will demand fair and full compensation for your injuries.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries or other losses in a car accident, you need the guidance of an attorney. Contact the Savannah car accident lawyers at Butler Wooten & Peak LLP today to schedule a free review of your legal options. Call today! (912) 443-4036