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Sandy Springs Auto Accident Attorney

Car accidents are a common danger in Sandy Springs. From negligent drivers who engage in dangerous, illegal behaviors to inclement weather conditions and poor road upkeep, many factors can contribute to a collision — and if someone else’s actions are responsible for your injuries, you have the right to collect compensation.

Trust the attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. to represent your auto accident claim. Our lawyers have over 35 years of experience helping victims of negligent drivers file insurance claims, navigate the lawsuit process, and collect the settlements they deserve.

Why Choose Us

  • Our Sandy Springs personal injury lawyers have handled hundreds of auto accident cases across the state of Georgia. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies, evaluate your damages, and craft a strong case in your favor.
  • Our firm is the recipient of numerous awards and prestigious memberships recognizing our dedication to our clients, including the National Trial Lawyers’ Top 100.
  • Our track record speaks for itself — we have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, proving our commitment to your maximum possible recovery.

Georgia Car Accident Statistics

Each year, thousands of people suffer injuries, fatalities, and property damage in car accidents throughout Georgia. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety provides the following statistics on traffic accidents in the state:

  • Georgia saw 1,504 traffic deaths in 2018, a 2.3% decrease from the 1,540 traffic deaths that occurred in 2017.
  • Out of these fatalities, 994 deaths were drivers and passengers in motor vehicles.
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol contributed to 375 traffic fatalities.
  • 2,147 individual drivers were involved in a fatal accident in 2018.
  • Georgia has a higher fatality rate per population than the national average: 14.30 deaths per 100,000 people, compared to the United States’ 11.17 deaths per 100,000 people.

The Governor’s Office also provides the following statistics for Fulton County traffic injuries and fatalities:

  • 63,984 car crashes occurred in Fulton County during 2017.
  • 1,180 of these crashes resulted in suspected serious injuries.
  • 115 of these crashes resulted in a traffic fatality.
  • 27 of these fatalities involved alcohol use and 21 involved speeding.

Your Legal Options After a Georgia Car Accident

Georgia follows a traditional fault-based system for car accident claims. State law dictates that the person responsible for a car accident must pay for the damages the other victims sustain. This means you can pursue compensation through one of the three following avenues:

  1. File a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company
  2. File a claim with your own insurance, if you have appropriate coverage
  3. File a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia civil court

For most car accident cases, the first step is to file a claim with the insurance company. If the company cannot provide you with the compensation you need to recover or denies your claim, you may wish to pursue a lawsuit. In some cases involving high amounts of damages, filing a lawsuit may be the best option. Speak to your attorney to determine which pathway is right for you.

Contact Hilley & Frieder, P.C. Today

Auto accidents are common on Sandy Springs roads, but when someone else’s negligence leads to your collision, you deserve recovery. The Sandy Springs personal injury attorneys at Hilley & Frieder, P.C. will advocate for your best interests in the courtroom and at the negotiating table, ensuring you receive the compensation you need to heal.

Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with one of our Sandy Springs car accident attorneys.