Dedicated Personal Injury Attorneys in Atlanta, GA
If you have been involved in an accident, you understand how quickly life can change when you are injured. At The Marks Law Group, our personal injury attorneys in Atlanta, GA have successfully represented individuals and families who have suffered from the negligence of another, whether it was in an auto accident, pedestrian accident, or even a slip and fall claim.
Our Atlanta personal injury law firm’s only goal is to achieve a successful financial recovery for our clients, so they can move forward with life in a positive way. Car Accidents have a way of changing lives, and when those circumstances are the result of negligence, we will not rest until justice is served for our clients.
Atlanta, Georgia Traffic Accident Statistics
Being involved in an accident in Atlanta, GA isn’t uncommon, and the results are often devastating. According to the Georgia Department of Transportation, 1,549 people were killed in traffic accidents in our state in 2017.
The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety acknowledges how dangerous our Atlanta, GA roadways are, listing statistics from last year reflecting:
- 385,221 traffic crashes, accounting for:
- 19,405 serious injuries
- 232 pedestrian deaths
- 179 fatalities involving a large truck
- 172 motorcyclist deaths
- 29 bicyclist deaths
The Marks Law Group Personal Injury Practice Areas in Atlanta, GA
Our community relies on their mobility and wellness to enjoy life, and when that is taken away from them after an accident – temporarily or permanently – it is our personal injury lawyers who will provide the answers that allow you to overcome these life-changing events.
At The Marks Law Group, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys focus on the following practice areas, which allow us to best serve our Fulton County residents:
When an auto accident occurs, you have no way of knowing the extent of your injuries until you see a physician. Never skip visiting a doctor after an auto accident, as the sooner you know the extent of your injuries, including internal issues you have no way of diagnosing on your own, the clearer your physical and financial needs will reveal themselves. Our Atlanta auto accident attorneys can help you get the care you need, no matter what type of insurance coverage you have.
If you have been involved in an accident with a large, semi-truck, seek medical care and contact our Atlanta personal injury law firm right away. When a truck accident occurs, there are several points of contact that can cause immediate confusion. The truck’s driver, the trucking company, and potential maintenance or manufacturing components can come into play, and it requires an accomplished truck accident attorney to sort through the details. Getting medical care should be your only concern. We will handle the details with each person or company that is responsible for your injuries, so there is no room for error.
Since 2007, over 10% of all traffic fatalities in the State of Georgia were motorcyclists. With over 200,500 motorcycles registered in our state, accidents are common, and are generally the result of passenger vehicles or larger trucks simply not seeing the motorcyclist on the road. Failing to share the road with motorcyclists is negligent and can cause serious injuries simply because the rider is vulnerable while the occupants of the vehicle have more protection during an accident. The rider’s injuries usually reflect this contrast and can be life-threatening.
Bicycle accident victims, too, suffer from severe injuries because of their unprotected nature. The speed of a car, truck or SUV colliding with a bicyclist can cause brain injury, spine injury, and catastrophic circumstances that require long-term care that is not only costly, but life-changing. We can help ensure you get the care you need by pursuing financial recovery that will extend the duration of your healthcare needs.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, pedestrian fatalities account for 16% of all traffic-related crash deaths. When pedestrians are hit by a vehicle, and their injuries are not fatal, the severity of their medical needs can be devasting and lengthy. Georgia has stringent crosswalk laws that require vehicles to stop when a pedestrian is using the crosswalk, no matter where they are in the process. When these laws are broken, people get hurt. Our Atlanta personal injury attorneys can help you hold the negligent party responsible.
With over 700 buses running each day in Georgia, transporting more than 200,000 people every weekday, year around, bus accidents are not uncommon on our roadways. As a popular form of transport, it is possible to be hurt on a bus that hasn’t been maintained properly, where equipment and safety malfunctions are overlooked. Bus accident injuries can also occur when the vehicle collides with another car, truck, or stationary object. No matter how your injury occurred, our Atlanta personal injury attorneys understand that you are expecting safe transport when using the city’s busing system, and when that fails, someone must be held responsible – and we will help ensure that happens.
Much like those of us who put our trust in public transportation, non-emergency medical transport, or NEMT, transfers individuals who are disabled, ill, or elderly to appointments where their wheelchairs or other medical equipment must accompany their travels. With more than 3.6 million NEMT trips made in Georgia alone each year, there’s a high probability for these vehicles to be involved in an accident. Outside of colliding with another vehicle during transit, the negligence that can occur when boarding these vehicles, during transport, and exiting the vehicles should all be considered when NEMT is used, or when your loved ones require the option. If you believe an accident has occurred on one of these vehicles, we want to help you hold the driver and company responsible for their unlawful behavior.
Severe Injuries Are Common Occurrences During Accidents in Atlanta, GA
Being involved in an accident with injury is devastating enough but imagine catastrophic injuries that require life-long care. Our personal injury attorneys are devoted to helping those who have suffered severe injuries get the medical care and financial settlements they deserve.
No detail will go unchecked when we pursue recovery claims for our clients who have suffered severe injuries or have lost a loved one to negligence, including:
According to the Centers for Disease Control, Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is a contributing factor in 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States. Non-fatal brain injuries can cause severe, long-term issues with cognitive, motor, sensation, and emotion functions that requires lengthy – even lifetime – care. The direct and indirect costs associated with TBI totals over $76 billion each year in the United States. The cost per individual is estimated between $85,000 to $3 million dollars over a lifetime.
Like brain injuries, spine injuries require a lifetime of expensive care, and can leave you out of work for an extended amount of time. Spine injuries can cause mobility issues and increase additional medical problems because of the spine’s importance to your body’s functionality. Last year alone, 46% of reported spinal injury cases were the result of auto accidents; 40% were the result of motorcycle accidents.
Catastrophic injuries are often caused by slip and fall cases that take our clients by surprise. Whether a fall happens in a poorly lit stairwell, or in an unsafe environment that is negligently maintained, falls accounted for 47% all TBI-related emergency room visits, patient hospitalization and deaths in the U.S. last year. These injuries compromise our clients’ quality of life, and the financial fallout can be devasting, which is why the negligent party must be held responsible for their actions – or inactions – that caused your injuries.
Wrongful death occurs when someone loses their life because of the negligent act or inaction of another. If you have lost a loved one under untimely circumstances, including traffic accidents, medical malpractice, or even violence, we want to understand the conditions surrounding your loss, and how we can build a case to afford you and your family the financial recovery that will help you build the life your loved one would have wanted you to have.
What Sets The Marks Law Group Apart from Other Personal Injury Attorneys in Atlanta, GA?
Our Atlanta personal injury law firm’s focus is on more than your emotional, physical and financial needs, but also the amount of care, length of care, and quality of care you demand going forward. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers will employ each of the resources necessary to ensure your Atlanta personal injury case’s medical and financial needs are fully understood in and out of the courtroom to recover the best settlement available.
Our partnering resources include:
- Accident reconstruction experts
- Forensic accountants
- Law enforcement officials
- Medical professionals
- Witness depositions and testimony
Never Talk to Insurance Representatives Without an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Present
If you have been injured in an accident or are caring for a family member who has been hurt, never communicate with the other driver’s insurance or legal representatives without having an attorney present. Insurance companies are notorious for getting injury victims to express fault in a way that can be used against them later. Refuse to answer any questions without an attorney and contact The Marks Law Group right away for help. We will take the lead in all communications, so your only worry is healing.
Contact the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at The Marks Law Group Today for a Free Consultation
If you have been injured in an accident, or are caring for someone who has been, contact the Atlanta personal injury attorneys at The Marks Law Group today at (404) 609-1284 to schedule a free consultation. If you are unable to meet in our law offices, we will come to you to ensure each detail of your Atlanta personal injury case is accounted for, allowing us to build a successful claim that delivers the best financial outcome available for your overall needs.