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Car Accident Lawyers in Athens, GA

Protecting Your Rights & Fighting for Your Compensation

If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, you are not alone. By calling Hall & Collins Injury Law, LLC, you can put an experienced Athens, GA car accident attorney on your side. We have decades of experience helping injured clients maximize their recovery in motor vehicle accident cases.

Why Call Hall & Collins Injury Law, LLC?

  • Millions of Dollars Won to Compensate Our Clients
  • We Bring 30+ Years of Collective Legal Experience
  • Our Firm Is Backed by 5-Star Client Testimonials
  • Personalized Care & Honest Communication for Every Client
  • Prompt Responses & A Free Consultation

Injured in a car accident in Athens, GA? Call (706) 445-3785 today to discover your legal options.

National Statistics on Car Crashes

The most dangerous thing most people ever do is get behind the wheel of a car. Nationwide, auto accidents are the leading cause of death for younger adults and kids.

  1. According to NHTSA, there are over 5.5 million reported accidents each year. These car wrecks kill over 30,000 people each year and injure more than 2 million.
  2. The Governor's Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) reported 27,729 crashes in the Athens-Clarke County region from 2013 to 2017, resulting in 9,122 injuries and 50 fatalities.
  3. On average, 90 people a day die in motor vehicle accidents – one every 16 minutes.
  4. Distracted driving is now a serious threat to our safety. At any given moment, approximately 660,000 U.S. drivers are using cell phones.
  5. Drivers who use cell phones are three times as likely to cause a collision.
  6. Texting while driving is now the leading cause of death for teen drivers.
  7. Always wear your seat belt – nationally, seat belts save over 12,000 lives per year.
  8. Avoid texting or distracted driving – texting/distracted driving kills almost 10 people per day and injures more than 1,100 people per day.

How Can Our Firm Help You?

We have seen the devastation and injury caused by car crashes from distracted and careless driving. When we accept your auto accident case, we take away your legal worries and anxiety. Our Athens legal team takes quick action to preserve the evidence needed to prove your personal injury case and alleviate some of your stress and worry. For instance, we take care of all communications with the insurance companies or defendants, send certified letters requiring important evidence to be saved, and obtain cell phone bills and records. We have experts trained in accident reconstruction who can inspect the vehicles involved in the accident, measure and record the accident scene, and download the “black box” information now found in most U.S. vehicles.

Many times, accidents can be explained simply by a driver being focused on a cell phone rather than on the road ahead of them. Further, it is important to identify who an at-fault driver calls or texts immediately after the auto accident. Generally, the at-fault driver will contact someone they trust and confess accurate details about the cause of the car wreck.

With so many people involved in distracted driving from the use of cell phones and other technology, and with “onboard event data recorders” (black boxes) in most vehicles, you need a lawyer experienced in obtaining and interpreting the electronic information needed to prove your case. Technology plays a huge role in proving who may be at fault in an auto accident.

How Do I Know if I Have a Case?

Generally speaking, anyone injured in a car accident may have a valid case not matter how the crash occurred or how severe the injury. If you need medical attention after a crash, there is a high likelihood that you will have ongoing issues that will cost more than the insurance company is willing to cover.

Call an attorney if your car accident claim involves any of the following:

  • Whiplash
  • Brain injury
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Broken bones
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Distracted or texting drivers
  • Defective tires
  • Hit and run collisions
  • Uninsured motorists

What to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

If you have been involved in a car accident in Georgia, be sure to do the following:

  • Call the police and report the crash immediately if there is an injury or death, or if there appears to be more than $500 worth of property damage
  • Attend to any injured parties and call an ambulance if necessary
  • Exchange names, contact information, license plates, and insurance information with all involved drivers
  • Remain at the scene of the accident until cleared by police to leave
  • Get detailed photographs of all aspects of your crash, including damage to all vehicles, injuries, tire marks, weather conditions, and traffic patterns
  • Do not admit fault to the other driver or police and avoid unsure statements
  • Even if you feel fine, seek medical attention soon after your crash to establish a medical record of your injuries

Georgia Car Accident Statute of Limitations

Car accident victims in Georgia are subject to time limits for filing a civil claim, collectively known as "statutes of limitations." The purpose of these deadlines is to ensure that car accident claims are filed while evidence is still valid and accessible, as well as to limit the threat of legal action against defendants long after the crash has occurred. Filing a lawsuit after the statute of limitations has expired may result in your case being dismissed, thereby preventing you from pursuing damages for your injuries. These time limits are also unaffected by pending insurance claims, so it is important you speak to an attorney as soon as possible after a crash to ensure you meet all applicable deadlines.

In Georgia, statutes of limitations on car accident claims are as follows:

  • Two years for car accident injury claims
  • Four years for property damage claims

Who Is Going to Pay My Claim?

Finding insurance policies to pay your injury claim can be difficult. Many times, an injured victim must “stack” insurance policies together to provide enough money to pay for all the losses caused by the car accident. This process can be complex and confusing.

We can help. Our Athens car accident lawyers know how to uncover all available insurance. For instance, in many cases, the defendant will only disclose the initial liability policy — and try to “hide” the additional umbrella policy that “floats” above the first policy. Also, car accidents may involve multiple “uninsured motorist policies” that can be “stacked” to maximize the amount of money to pay your injury claim. Timely notice may be required to unlock these additional insurance policies. When we take your injury case, we also take away any worries that the insurance company will try to trick you or play games with the amount of insurance money available to pay for your injury claim.

How Do Car Accident Settlements Work in Georgia?

It is rare for a car accident case to actually proceed to trial; most claims are eventually settled out of court for a mutually agreed-upon amount. This allows both parties to avoid the cost and time commitment of litigation and reach an agreement with minimal contention. Unfortunately, insurance companies know that most people would prefer to avoid litigation and will offer minimal settlement amounts that are far less than what the injured party actually deserves to quickly resolve the matter. This is why it is important to retain the services of a skilled attorney who can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf and maximize your eligible recovery.

Car accident settlement amounts are influenced by the following factors:

  • The long-term consequences of your injuries
  • The extent of injuries suffered
  • Whether anyone was killed
  • The amount of available insurance coverage

Contact Us Today for a Free Consultation!

We handle a low volume of high-quality injury cases. After we take your case, we spend time getting to know you and your family.


Here's What Our Clients Have to Say

5 / 5 stars
"I was T-Boned by a reckless driver who had (no name insurance). My wife called Adam and other lawyers the day of the accident. She made the choice to use Adam and I’m glad she did. During our first meeting with him, I could tell he is passionate about fighting for those injured because of someone else’s negligence. He was quick to return calls if he was unable to take the call on the spot. I must have bad luck because the lady that hit me had the same low-cost insurance as another person who hit my family and me several years prior. The outcome for this most recent accident was far better than when I tried to take care of it myself years ago. Thank you Adam and team for helping make sure I got a fair settlement."

In sum, Mr. Tim Hall and our trial team are completely devoted to helping you recover from your injuries and maximizing the amount you recover in your injury claim. For a free, no-obligation meeting about your injury case, give us a call. We would love to hear your story.

Call us at (706) 445-3785 to learn more about how we can help you and schedule a free consultation at our Athens office.

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  1. 30+ Years' Combined Experience
  2. Personalized Care for Every Case
  3. Millions Recovered for Our Clients
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