Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

Riah Greathouse of Greathouse Trial Law protects the rights of truck accident victims while ensuring that the driver is held accountable

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Atlanta Car Accidents

A car accident can change your life in an instant, but the after-effects may last a lifetime. You could be out of work for weeks or even months while you recover. How will you and your family cope without your income?
Medical bills may pile up too. If you were hospitalized and face months of physical therapy and follow-up care, the costs will add up quickly.
That’s all on top of dealing with the physical trauma of your injuries, the emotional trauma of the accident, and the financial trauma of the aftermath. While you work at rebuilding your life, you don’t need the added stress of fighting with insurance companies while trying to ensure the driver who caused the accident is held responsible. Let us handle it.
Our experienced Atlanta car accident attorneys at Greathouse Trial Law are here for you. We’ll make the process of filing a claim and arguing your case to seek damages for your physical, emotional, and financial injuries as hassle-free as possible so that you can focus on whats important—your recovery.

Steps to Take If You’re Involved in a Car Accident

Remain on the Scene

You need to safely remain at the accident scene until police clear you to leave. If you leave the scene of the accident without an okay from the police, you may face criminal charges whether you were responsible for the accident or not.

Call 911

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Once the police arrive, they will investigate and try to figure out who is responsible for the accident. They will also prepare a police report that will serve as an official record of the incident.

Share Relevant Information

You should trade information with the driver of the other vehicle. Relevant information includes names, phone numbers, drivers licenses, and insurance details. If there are witnesses to the accident, you should request their information as well.

Keep a Record

You should trade information with the driver of the other vehicle. Relevant information includes names, phone numbers, drivers licenses, and insurance details. If there are witnesses to the accident, you should request their information as well.

See a Medical Professional

For your own health and well-being, this is the most critical step. Be sure to get treated for your injuries. Even if you don’t feel like you need to go to the emergency room or the doctor’s office, you absolutely should. In these cases, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Plus, your medical visit will result in medical records detailing your injuries.

Contact an Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

Once you've received medical treatment and are safely able to do so, contact Greathouse Trial Law. Even if you're not sure if you have a case, we can help you make that determination and decide on your next steps.

Why choose greathouse law?

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At Greathouse Trial Law in Atlanta, Georgia, we’ve made it our mission to give the voiceless a voice.

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, we’ll partner with you to seek compensation to give you the resources you need to rebuild your life.

Why contact us? In addition to our knowledge and experience, here are a few reasons:

  • Free Consultation –We’ll take the time to listen to you to determine whether or not you have a case and let you know the potential worth. If you’re recovering from injuries, we realize you might not be up to a meeting in our offices. We offer phone and virtual consultations for your convenience.
  • Strong reviews –Greathouse Trial Law has excellent reviews and ratings. We have more than 100 Google reviews. We also have a score of 10.0/10.0 and a five-star rating on Avvo, the respected lawyer search site.
  • Highly responsiveWhen you reach out to us with a question or concern, we understand you’d like an answer sooner rather than later. We’re proud of our prompt responses when we’re dealing with clients.
  • Highly efficientOur team doesn’t like to waste time. We work efficiently to resolve cases as soon as possible and get you your settlement in a timely fashion.
  • Complex understandingWe know the law in Georgia, and we're not intimidated by a challenge. Our team is tenacious, and we'll work hard, particularly in the most challenging cases.
  • Straight ShootersContacting a car accident attorney may be a big decision for you. We bet you want nothing more than to return to a normal life. We’ll tell you the truth and work efficiently to resolve your case.
  • Compassionate lawAt Greathouse Trial Law, compassion is not just a buzzword. We genuinely care about you and understand that your life has been turned upside-down. We'll work hard to make things right.
  • Personal attentionWe know you and your case are unique. Our team will treat you like a person, not just another case file.
  • We Keep You Updated – Transparency is key. We want you to know what’s happening with your case at all points in the process.
  • Transparent progressSometimes the car accident lawsuit process moves slowly despite our best efforts. We know that can be frustrating. We're committed to communication, and we'll update you every step of the way.
  • Flexible accessWe respect your busy schedule. That’s why we offer flexible meeting times for your convenience. We answer the phone 24/7, so someone is available at all times. You can also contact us anytime via the live chat feature on our website.
  • Another opinion If you already have a lawyer, but you don't feel you're getting enough information, attention, or results, we can provide a second opinion on your case.Greathouse Trial Law is located in Atlanta, but we serve clients throughout the state of Georgia. We’ll partner with you to reach the best possible outcome, and we don’t collect fees or costs unless we win your case. Call us at (678)-310-2827 .

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Two Things You Should NOT Do Following an Accident

Though you can certainly ask the other driver and any passengers if they are okay, you should never apologize or admit fault in any way. If the other driver decides to file a lawsuit, even a statement like, “I’m sorry, are you okay?” may be used by an insurance company or attorney to claim that you were responsible for the accident.

Also, do not discuss the accident with people or post about it on social media. Whatever you say to your boss, coworkers, or neighbors may be repeated if they're deposed during a lawsuit. Even if you're trying to lighten the mood, a social media post like, "Waiting for my big payoff" may not do you any favors.

The Most Common Causes of Car Accident in Georgia

Car accidents have many causes, but on today's roads, distracted driving is a common culprit. Anytime a driver is splitting focus between driving and another activity — talking on the phone, texting, scrolling through social media, changing the radio station, eating and drinking, dealing with a child in the back seat — that driver is distracted. Though any of these activities may only pull a driver's focus for a few seconds, those few seconds can be dangerous.

Distracted driving is only one common cause of car accidents. Other typical car accident causes include driving after consuming alcohol or drugs, driving on poor road conditions, or operating a car that’s defective or malfunctioning.

Suppose you can show that any of these factors played a part in the accident and that the other party was responsible. In that case, you may be able to recover damages as a result of a personal injury claim.

If you’re not sure, our car accident attorneys can discuss the details of your accident with you to help determine if you have a viable personal injury case.

How Do You Know If You Have a Case?

Personal injury laws are complicated. We can’t say whether you have a claim against another driver without discussing your case’s specifics.

Here's what we can tell you. If you or a loved one sustained injuries due to a car accident with another driver, you might be able to file suit.

Under personal injury laws in the state of Georgia, you need to follow specific procedures to file a lawsuit. While one of our qualified car accident attorneys can deal with the more complex rules, the most important one you need to know is the statute of limitations.

The statute of limitations is a time limit. In Georgia, you have two years from the accident date to file a lawsuit, or you may give up your right to seek compensation from the other driver.

Though two years may seem like a long time, when you’re dealing with medical appointments and insurance company hassles, that time can pass quickly. As soon as you are comfortably able to reach out to our team, please do so.

You want a car accident attorney with knowledge of the laws in the state of Georgia and experience filing personal injury claims. That’s Greathouse Trial Law.

Different Types of Car Accident Injuries

If you are in a car accident, you may suffer a variety of injuries. Some, like minor scrapes or bruises, may heal in a short time with few lasting effects.

Other types of injuries may be more serious, leaving you with lasting pain or a disability. Some of these typical car accident injuries include:

  • Cuts
  • Burns
  • Broken bones
  • Back injuries
  • Spinal cord damage
  • Neck injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Psychological damage

If you’ve been in a car accident and have an injury or injuries causing ongoing pain or disruption to your life, contact our team at Greathouse Trial Law to discuss the specifics.

What Should You Know About Damages?

If another driver injures you or a loved one in a car accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your damages. This compensation falls under three different categories:

Economic Damages

Economic damages include losses that are objective and relatively easy to calculate, like lost wages, loss of future earnings, medical bills, and property damage. In broad terms, you have the numbers to back up these amounts. You can show the receipt for your new car. You can show pay stubs and medical bills. You can provide an accurate estimate of future income.

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are somewhat trickier to determine. Our experienced car accident attorneys can help. These damages represent harder-to-quantify losses like ongoing pain and suffering caused by the accident.

Punitive Damages

Georgia law allows victims of certain accidents to pursue punitive damages. Punitive damages apply in instances of severe liability or extreme negligence. These accidents typically involve extreme physical impairment or death.

We can help determine which damages you may reasonably seek, as well as the amount of damages, and help decide whether or not you should pursue an out-of-court settlement or continue with litigation and a trial.

Your car accident attorney will also discuss comparative fault with you during your consultation. In Georgia, comparative fault or comparative negligence refers to any responsibility YOU, as the injured party, may share in the accident.

Under state law, you may not recover any damages if you are considered more than 50% responsible for the events surrounding the accident.

The different types of damages and the comparative negligence issue certainly make this part of car accident law confusing for many people. That’s why it’s essential to have a knowledgeable car accident attorney to help you work through the complexities.

“As a former felony prosecutor, I believe that there is no fight that is too small or too big to fight when seeking justice for my clients.”

-Riah Greathouse

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Do I have a case?

If you or a loved one were a victim of a truck accident, you might have a case against the at-fault party. You must comply with the legal guidelines to file a successful claim. That includes filing the claim before the statute of limitations expires and proving that the other driver was at fault. You also must prove that the truck accident caused your injuries. Other conditions must be satisfied, as well. Fast and deliberate action is critical after a truck accident. An experienced truck accident attorney can evaluate the evidence, determine if you have a claim, and file the necessary paperwork on your behalf.

How much is my case worth?

Each case is unique and must be evaluated by an experienced attorney to determine potential compensation. Your attorney will consider your verifiable losses, the severity of your injury, the at-fault party’s degree of negligence, and more. Then, your attorney can provide information regarding the potential value of your legal claim.

We understand the complex nature of truck accident claims. We will evaluate your claim and then can help you recover damages that might include lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

Our Law Office is conviniently located at 260 Peachtree Street NW Suite 803 Atlanta, GA 30303

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