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If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured in a car crash, the path forward toward recovery can be long and difficult, and you may be overwhelmed by the losses you experience.

In fact, Georgia ranks well above the national average when it comes to both traffic fatalities per 100,000 population and per 100 million vehicle miles traveled. If someone else leaves you injured in a traffic collision, it’s time to speak to an experienced car accident attorney.

The Garden City is bustling, which translates to a lot of traffic and the car accidents that come with it. In fact, the spiderweb of roadways that meet at the intersection of Peach Orchard Road and US-25 is a common culprit.

The practiced Augusta personal injury lawyers at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys appreciate how challenging your situation is and are committed to zealously advocating for the compensation you deserve.

 

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JAMIE CASINO INJURY LAW: AUGUSTA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS

Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys is a premiere car accident law firm in lush Augusta, and we’re proud to faithfully serve the innocent victims of driver negligence. Our fierce advocacy in the face of political injustice has garnered international attention, and it showcases our unwavering commitment to our clients’ legal rights and their rightful compensation.

 

If you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, our dedicated traffic accident lawyers can help.

 

HOW WE CAN HELP

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you need the skilled legal advice of an accomplished Augusta personal injury lawyer, and at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we can help in the following ways:

  • Gather and skillfully compile all the available evidence in our efforts to build your strongest auto accident claim, which includes addressing every category of negligence involved. This can include driver negligence, a defective car or car part, or a poorly designed or maintained road.
  • Committed to recovering on the full scope of your medical expenses, including those that extend into your future, that relate to physical complications, or that lead to secondary health concerns.
  • Carefully address the matter of your lost earnings, which may need to include a decrease in earning potential and other losses related to your career’s trajectory.
  • Assess and address the pain and suffering you endure, which can make the other categories of loss you experience that much more challenging and can easily exceed them in terms of overall damages. While this form of loss is more difficult to quantify, it shouldn’t be ignored.

A primary component of your solid car accident claim is ensuring that your losses are clearly and carefully accounted for. Having savvy legal guidance on your side from the start can make a world of difference in the outcome of your claim – and in your ability to fully recover.

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IMPORTANT INITIAL ADVICE!

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident that was caused by another person or entity’s negligence, your case is unique, but there are several important steps that every accident victim should take:

  1. Immediate medical care: Keep in mind that even very serious injuries may not be symptomatic to begin with and seek the immediate medical attention you need. Early diagnosis is too closely related to improved health outcomes to take a wait-and-see approach in the wake of a car accident. 
  2. Legal support: Contact an Augusta car accident attorney as soon as you can. Taking this step early in the process helps set your claim up for success.
  3. Continued medical treatment: Follow your doctor’s instructions and advice carefully and ensure that you attend all of your follow-up appointments. This is not only the right thing to do in terms of your health but also sends a strong message to the insurance company regarding the extent of the losses your claim represents.

It’s also important to recognize that the car insurance company handling your case is in the business of turning high profits, which means it will do what it can to keep your settlement low. To avoid falling into the traps these companies are known to set, consider the following:

  • Communication with insurance companies: You’re not required to make a statement to the insurance company, and it’s a good idea to leave all the talking to your seasoned car accident attorney. The insurance company is not above twisting the statements made by vulnerable car accident victims and using them to damage their own claims. 
  • Avoid socials: It’s also an excellent idea to stay off social media while your claim is pending – for the same reason.  
  • Don’t accept early settlements: As the victim of a car accident, you’re likely watching your medical bills pile up while your income may be plummeting, which means you may be tempted to accept an early settlement offer – even if you’re not sure it will cover your complete losses. Don’t accept a settlement offer before you talk to your lawyer.

DEADLINES

Every state has a time limit for filing lawsuits against at-fault drivers in place, and the Georgia car accident statute of limitations is a brief window of two years from the date of the injury-causing accident. In the aftermath of a serious car accident, you’re facing a difficult journey toward recovery, and this two-year period can pass very quickly.

While you focus on overcoming the injuries you’ve sustained, you can trust your experienced car accident lawyer to keep your case moving effectively and efficiently forward toward an advantageous resolution.

GATHERING EVIDENCE

Every car accident claim is built from the available evidence, and if you’re able to participate in evidence collection post-accident, that’s great, but if you aren’t, you can count on bystanders and attending officers to take over on your behalf.

The kind of evidence that can make a serious difference in the outcome of your claim includes:

  • Testimony of eyewitnesses at the scene of the accident
  • Testimony of professionals with relevant expertise
  • Police report and any traffic citations issued can help determine who caused your accident
  • Photos and videos taken at the scene by bystanders, other drivers, or the authorities
  • Footage captured by nearby security cameras or by nearby motorists’ dashcams
  • Your medical records and bills, which speak to the extent of your damages
  • Your doctor’s report regarding your physical condition, health prognosis, and potential future medical needs
  • Accident recreation models that describe and define the mechanics of the accident
  • You and your loved ones’ accounts of how the accident has affected the quality of your life

Taking legal action after a car accident is an important step in your recovery, and while you tend to your health, our auto accident attorneys in Augusta are well prepared to skillfully fight for your claim’s best possible resolution.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT TO PAY?

If you’ve been injured in an accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, hiring an Augusta car accident lawyer early on is a critical step in the process, but you may have concerns about cost. Fortunately, our personal injury attorneys work on contingency, which means our pay is based on or is contingent upon, the settlement amount recovered – or the amount awarded by the court.

When your claim is successfully finalized, we will receive a prearranged percentage of the amount. And if your claim isn’t ultimately successful, you won’t owe us anything. 

 

WHY CHOOSE US OVER OTHER AUGUSTA CAR ACCIDENT ATTORNEYS?

At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we spare no effort in our focused defense of those who’ve been victimized by the negligence of others, and we have an imposing track record backing us up. If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident that was caused by another party’s negligence, you need professional legal counsel on your side, and our formidable car accident lawyers in Augusta deliver.

GENERAL INFORMATION ON CAR ACCIDENTS IN AUGUSTA

While every car accident is specific to the involved circumstances, there is general information that applies to claims across the board and that may help you with your own car accident claim.

COMMON CAUSES OF CAR ACCIDENTS

There are a range of factors that tend to cause car accidents in Augusta, but many involve negligence on the part of another person or entity. Some of the most common forms of driver negligence include:

  • Excess speed is the most common cause of deadly car accidents throughout the nation, and this includes the State of Georgia. When motorists exceed the speed limit or drive too fast for the road’s condition, they’re not only more likely to cause accidents but the accidents are also more likely to be deadly.
  • Failure to follow the rules of the road includes failure to yield and failure to follow traffic signs, lights, and signals. Tailgating also falls into this dangerous category.
  • Distraction is also a common culprit when it comes to dangerous traffic accidents, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) calls texting the most alarming distraction of all.
  • Impairment by alcohol or drugs is a well-known risk factor on our roads, but too many drivers refuse to give up the practices that lead to impairment. Drunk driving plays a pivotal role in a significant percentage of serious car accidents.
  • Exhaustion behind the wheel leads to impairments of its own, and many are similar to those experienced by drunk drivers.
  • Aggression and recklessness behind the wheel are the most dangerous forms of driver negligence because motorists who engage in these practices actively ignore the safety of others on the road.

Not all car accidents, however, are caused by negligence on the part of other drivers. Additional causes include:

  • Poorly maintained roads
  • Poorly designed or constructed roads
  • Faultily manufactured vehicles or vehicle parts

Note: Ride Safe Georgia reports that the most common causes of car accidents in Savanah in 2023 were distracted driving and excessive speeding. Failure to yield and other forms of aggressive driving were also prime contributors.

TYPICAL TYPES OF CAR ACCIDENTS IN THE MASTERS CITY

Some of the most common types of car accidents in Augusta include:

  • Rear-End Accidents: Involves a motorist driving directly into the back of another driver’s vehicle. These are not only some of the most common forms of traffic collision but are also some of the most dangerous.
  • Sideswipe Accidents: In a sideswipe accident, one motorist swipes against the side of another driver’s car and, in the process, can push them into another lane of traffic – thus increasing the risk factor. These accidents are closely associated with distraction and impairment.
  • T-Bone Accidents: Generally happen in intersections, and they involve one driver plowing headlong into the side of another’s vehicle. Because the sides of our cars are less protected, such as by airbags and by a crumple zone, these accidents can be especially dangerous.
  • Head-On Collisions: A head-on collision happens when one motorist drives straight into the front of another driver’s car, and they are closely associated with driver impairment, aggression, and excess speed.
  • Rollovers are often tripped by either defects in the road or by a form of extreme driver negligence that leaves another motorist with no safe options. Rollovers are some of the most terrifying and dangerous traffic accidents on our roadways.

The victims of car accidents can also include injured pedestrians and cyclists, and these accidents often involve multiple vehicles, such as with pileups.

TYPES OF INJURIES WE SEE AS LAWYERS

No two car accidents are exactly alike, but the most common car accident injuries in Augusta include:

  • Broken bones, which are slow to heal, can lead to chronic pain, and are associated with serious complications
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): As dangerous as they are unpredictable, causing many victims to experience an altered sense of self
  • Internal injuries are exceptionally dangerous and often take longer to diagnose and effectively treat
  • Serious burns: Highly susceptible to infection, are exceptionally painful, and can be permanently disfiguring when they’re on or near the face
  • Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, are closely related to a decreased range of motion and can lead to chronic pain
  • Spinal cord injuries: Interfere with range of motion in the affected area and – when the spinal cord is severed or seriously damaged – can leave victims permanently paralyzed
  • Serious injuries to hands or feet that interfere with daily functioning

LOCATIONS WE SERVE

At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we’re proud to serve cities throughout Georgia, including but not limited to:

Aiken

Augusta

North Augusta

Savannah

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  • UNWAVERING COMMITMENT

    Our Augusta personal injury attorneys are fully committed to skillfully guiding your car accident claim to a favorable conclusion that supports your rights.

  • FEARLESS ADVOCACY

    We are fierce defenders of car accident victims like you, and we’ll leave no stone unturned in our quest for justice on your behalf.

  • INSURANCE INDUSTRY INSIGHT

    The insurance company handling your claim is in the business of settling low and making huge profits in the process, but we know how the industry works and have the know-how to fight back.

  • PROVEN RESULTS

    Our success at the negotiating table and in the courtroom is well established, and we harness the full force of this experience and skill for every client we represent.

FAQs

Is your car accident claim worth a lot in Augusta?

The value of every car accident claim is unique to the circumstances, and your settlement should accurately reflect each of the following in its entirety:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Your lost earnings
  • Your physical and psychological pain and suffering
  • The degree to which your life has been affected by the accident

Georgia is a fault-based state when it comes to car accidents. This means that, if you’re injured by another driver’s negligence, you’ll likely file your claim with their insurance provider. Only if the insurance company won’t negotiate fairly will you move forward with a lawsuit against the at-fault driver.

Every car accident claim follows its own course, but the factors that generally affect timelines include:

  • How serious your injuries are
  • The degree to which your life has been affected
  • How willing the insurance company is to engage in fair negotiations
  • Whether or not your case goes to court

Car accident lawyers in Georgia generally work on a contingency fee basis, which means they receive a specific prearranged percentage of each claim’s settlement nor a court award after the matter is finalized. And if you receive neither a settlement or court award, you won’t owe anything.

In Georgia, the following elements must be present in order to file a successful car accident claim:

  • The other driver had a responsibility for your safety.
  • The other driver failed to live up to this responsibility.
  • You were injured as a direct result. 
  • You suffered legal damages.

Insurance policies generally cover specific cars rather than specific drivers. As long as the person driving your car had your permission to do so, wasn’t in the practice of driving it regularly, and wasn’t driving dangerously, your policy should cover your losses. A knowledgeable car accident attorney can help.