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Smyrna, Georgia Car Accident Attorneys

Smyrna, Georgia is located in Cobb County and is a part of the greater Metro-Atlanta area. Smyrna has a population of over 51,000 people and is around ten miles northwest of the city of Atlanta.

Smyrna, Georgia is near the intersection of interstate 75 and interstate 285 and has multiple local roads as well as roads used in commuting to Atlanta, Marietta, Sandy Springs and Buckhead. Unfortunately, car accidents can happen both on the highways and on the local roads in Smyrna.

If you or a loved one was involved in an accident in the area and suffered injury, you may be able to take legal action to obtain compensation. A Smyrna Car Accident Attorney from Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. can help you to understand your legal rights and to take action to recover the money you need and deserve after your crash.

Your Rights After a Smyrna, Georgia Car Accident
As a city within Georgia, Smyrna has fault auto accident rules. This means that when a driver is to blame for causing an auto accident, he or she is responsible for paying monetary damages to accident victims.

Whether or not a driver is to blame for a crash or not will depend upon whether the driver was negligent or careless in his actions. A driver is negligent when he behaves in an unreasonably unsafe manner or engages in behavior that no reasonable driver would do. A driver can also be blamed for a crash caused by his or her violation of driver safety laws. Some examples of different behaviors that can result in a driver being held liable for an auto accident include:
  • Speeding
  • Road rage
  • Tailgating
  • Aggressive driving
  • Distracted driving (texting, using a cell phone, etc.)
  • Driving while fatigued
  • Drunk driving
  • Failing to yield
When a driver engages in these or other dangerous behaviors, he can be held responsible for an accident he causes and made to pay compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress and wrongful death damages.

How a Smyrna, Georgia Car Accident Attorney Can Help
In order to hold a driver accountable for a crash he causes, the injured victims will need to take legal action. An injured victim can file a personal injury lawsuit and prove to a jury that the defendant was to blame for the accident. An injured victim can also negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company that represents the driver who is to blame for the crash.

Whether you are settling your case outside of court or whether you wish to have your day in front of a jury, you need to have a legal advocate who is looking out for your interests. The insurance company has experts and professionals on their side trying to pay you as little money as possible or even looking for reasons to deny your legitimate claim. You need a Smyrna, Georgia Auto Accident Attorney to stand up to the insurer, to fight on your behalf and to get you the compensation you deserve.

At Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., our Smyrna, Georgia Car Accident Attorneys have extensive experience representing victims injured in auto accidents or representing family members who have lost loved ones. We can help with all aspects of your claim, from gathering initial evidence to deciding whether to sue or settle to proving your case. Every step of the way, we will communicate and keep you informed since we know how important your claim is to you.

To learn more about how we can help you after your Smyrna car accident, contact us online or give us a call at (404) 991-5950.  

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