Gainesville Car Accident Lawyer

As home to some of the most successful poultry processing plants in the country, Gainesville, Georgia, sees a significant amount of interstate shipping. The city is also well-known for its association with Northeast Georgia Medical Center, which is the largest employer in the area. While these thriving industries play an important role in the local economy, they also result in a significant amount of traffic, which in turn increases the likelihood that a Gainesville resident will be involved in a car crash at some point. Vehicle collisions can take a devastating financial, emotional, and physical toll on victims and their families, so if you or a loved one were injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Gainesville car accident attorney who can protect your interests.

Common Causes

While some car accidents are caused by another driver’s intentional wrongful act, such as choosing to drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, other crashes are merely the result of negligent driving. Some of the most common types of car accidents include those caused by the following negligent actions:

  • Distracted driving;

  • Improper vehicle maintenance;

  • Negligent manufacturing or vehicle design;

  • Speeding;

  • Failing to adjust driving to poor weather conditions;

  • Unsafe lane changes;

  • Improper turns;

  • Driving while drowsy;

  • Tire blow-outs; and

  • Tailgating.

Injuries

The severity of property damage and physical injury sustained in a car accident that occurs as a result of another driver’s negligence depends on the specific circumstances of the crash. For instance, crashes involving large vehicles are much more likely to result in serious and sometimes life-threatening injuries, while fender benders may cause no physical injury and only a few scratches to the bumper of the victim’s car.

Some of the most common injuries sustained in car accidents include:

  • Broken bones;

  • Lacerations from broken glass;

  • Burns;

  • Toxic exposure;

  • Spinal cord injuries;

  • Nerve damage;

  • Head injuries;

  • Pregnancy complications;

  • Whiplash;

  • Internal bleeding; and

  • Psychological trauma.

Damages

Treating these types of injuries can require multiple surgeries, hospital and doctor’s visits, rehabilitative therapy, and prescription medications. Some injuries may even be permanent, requiring victims to obtain 24-hour nursing care. These costs can quickly add up and overwhelm victims’ families, especially when the injured person contributed a significant amount to household expenses before the accident.

Fortunately, car accident victims are not without recourse. Negligent and reckless drivers should and can be held accountable for the consequences of their actions. By establishing the other party’s negligence, victims may be able to obtain compensation for medical costs, lost wages, the loss of future income, and pain and suffering.

Verdicts and Settlements

Our attorneys have over 32 years of combined trial experience and are recognized by the legal community for excellence and dedication in the legal field. The members of our legal team have also been named amongst the Top 100 Lawyers in Georgia by Super Lawyers on multiple occasions and also claim membership in the exclusive Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Our dedication has enabled us to claim over $30 million in verdict awards and settlements on behalf of our clients in the last five years. Some of our most notable successes include:

  • A $1,500,000 award for the wrongful death of an elderly woman who was killed while making a left turn at an intersection that had been negligently designed by the Department of Transportation;

  • A $900,000 settlement with an insurance company, based on a $25,000 policy, when the victim was rendered quadriplegic due to a car accident;

  • A $395,000 settlement for a woman who required a spinal stimulator implant after being injured in a rear end collision; and

  • A $100,000 award for the victim of a rear end collision who sustained post-concussive syndrome that lasted for two years after the accident.

While nothing can fully compensate a family for the loss of a loved one or a devastating injury sustained in an accident, monetary compensation can play a significant role in a victim’s ability to move on with his or her life.

Car accidents are not only physically and financially devastating for victims, but can also be emotionally or mentally traumatic as well. Many victims are unable to drive for months or even years after sustaining an injury and may require ongoing therapy to deal with anxiety and panic attacks. It is important that victims obtain the best possible medical and psychological care, and our legal team can help to ensure that you receive the care you need. If you or a loved one were injured in a car crash, please contact the Gainesville car accident lawyers at the Christopher Simon Attorney at Law by calling 404-259-7635 for a free consultation.


Client Reviews
My wife and I were hit by a tractor trailer in 2014. After extensive research online, we were deeply impressed with the various reviews we read on Google and Avvo and chose Chris to represent us. We could not have a made a better decision. Chris and his firm treated us like we were their only clients, soothed our worries, and instantly gained our trust. Chris settled both of our cases for more than we expected.
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A co-worker of my wife recommended Chris to us. At the very beginning Chris showed that he cared and his knowledge is priceless. Going through this process can be aggravating but Chris did a great job guiding me through this and was always available to answer my questions. Chris fought to get what I deserved even though at times I wanted to give up. Tracy
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I want to express my deepest sense of gratitude and appreciation to Attorney Chris Simon & Attorney Chris Carsten, for all the hard work that they put forth into my case (car accident filed after being hit by drunk driver). Their attention to detail and professionalism far surpasses their firm's reputation. Because of their diligence and dedication to their craft, they were able to bring my case to a successful close, one that I could live with. You will not find a better team for your case. Should I have a need for their services again in the future, or know of anyone looking for a top notch Auto Accident Law Firm, I would not hesitate to recommend them!!!! Elle
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Wow...Chris is a very good attorney. Me and my son was in a very bad car accident an I was clueless on how to handle the situation. It's very hard to find an attorney who allows you to contact them personally instead of you contacting their asst. I was told that I didn't have a case because the hosiptal put a lien on my acct. Chris prove different and I was able to file my case with the insurance company. The process was very quickly and Im glad I selected the right attorney..Thanks Chris A Car Accident client
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Chris is a great lawyer and the most people friendly attorney I have ever delt with. He handled my case with great attention to detail and did so in a very short period of time. He is very consice, efficient, patient and understanding. He has a strong passion for what he does and he does it well. I recommend Chris Simon as legal representation for anyone who has suffreed damages or a loss at the negligence of others. He really cares about you and your case. A Car Accident client
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