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Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Being in a car accident is scary enough – you shouldn’t have to live in fear of financial damage, too. If another driver made a negligent mistake and caused the accident that led to your injury, you have the legal right to hold them accountable and recover compensation for damages.

If you were injured in an accident, don’t let the other driver or their insurance company cheat you out of what you deserve. Call Rafi Law Firm today to speak with a lawyer who will represent you, advocate for you, and fight for your best interests. Call (404) 800-1156 now.

Call an Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer Today

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you have legal rights. One such right is to seek compensation for your injuries. Don’t let the other driver or their insurance company talk you out of exercising your rights. They’re not looking out for you, and the insurance company wants to pay you as little as possible.

At Rafi Law Firm, we’ve helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We know what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.

To speak with an Alpharetta car accident lawyer, call us at 404-948-3311 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Car Accident Statistics for Fulton County

One of the northernmost cities within crowded and busy Fulton County, Alpharetta is no stranger to car accidents. According to data from the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, there were 45,944 crashes in Fulton County in 2018 alone. Of those, 656 involved serious injuries, and 131 involved a fatality.

In 2018, 27 people died as a result of speeding and 37 people died from being hit or causing an accident due to alcohol impairment. Those were valuable lives that were lost due to someone else’s recklessness, and their families deserve justice.

If you were injured or a family member killed in a car accident for which they were not at fault, you can seek compensation from the other party’s insurance.

An Alpharetta car accident lawyer at Rafi Law Firm will work toward getting you the closure and compensation you deserve. Call today for a free, no-obligation case consultation.

Case Results

Our mission is to help you get the full compensation you deserve. Some of Mike Rafi’s recent cases include
$3,900,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client shot at Gwinnett hotel
$3,013,000
Jury verdict as part of trial team in wrongful death tractor-trailer crash on I-285
$2,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client who injured hand in defective machine
$1,850,000
1,700,000.00 jury verdict against gas station operator
$1,600,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit by car while walking his dog
$1,250,000
Settlement for client injured at convenience store
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured at factory
$1,100,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment complex
$1,100,000
Settlement for client injured at gas station in Tucker
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client shot at Brookhaven apartment
$1,000,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client hit while driving motorcycle
$800,000
Settlement in medical malpractice case
$637,500
Settlement ($100,000.00 policy limits) for client injured while passenger in car
$700,000
Settlement for client injured at construction site
$575,000
Settlement for client shot at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement for client injured at Decatur apartment complex
$500,000
Settlement ($25,000.00 policy limits) for client in car crash
$475,000
Settlement for client who crashed in unmarked section of road work
$475,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$460,000
Settlement for client rear-ended on I-285
$450,000
Settlement for client who fell from 2nd floor balcony due to defective railing
$450,000
Settlement for client injured in head-on crash
$450,000
Settlement before closing arguments in dog bite case
$414,000
Settlement for client injured in backseat of police car
$400,000.00
Settlement for client injured in car wreck
$400,000
Settlement for client injured near Lenox Mall
$375,000
Settlement for client injured in truck crash on I-285
$375,000
Settlement for client shot at Lithonia apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$350,000
Settlement for client rear-ended by 18-wheeler
$333,333
Settlement for client injured at trailer park
$325,000
Settlement for client injured at Atlanta apartment complex
$315,000
Settlement for client injured in car crash
$300,000
Settlement as co-counsel for client injured in car crash on I-20
$300,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park apartment complex
$300,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in head-on crash
$300,000
Settlement for client injured by police officer who ran red light
$300,000
Settlement for client injured when tire flew off his car after faulty tire installation
$300,000
Settlement for client who fell because of greasy floor mat at big box store
$275,000
Settlement for client who fell at restaurant
$260,000
Settlement (policy limits) for client injured in 3-car crash
$250,000
Settlement for client shot at College Park shopping center
$210,000
Jury verdict for clients hit by car while walking on sidewalk (highest offer by defense was $62,500.00)

What to Do After a Car Crash

We get it – accidents are scary, and you’ll likely be overwhelmed at the scene. After all, if your car is in bad shape, you’re going to have to figure out how to get around without a vehicle. If you’re injured, you’re going to have to figure out where to go for treatment and how you’ll pay for it.

There’s plenty to think about, but try and keep these tips at the forefront of your mind. They’ll help you protect your legal rights and prevent you from saying or doing something that could compromise your claim.

Here’s what you should do after being in a car crash:

If it’s safe to do so, move your vehicle to the shoulder of the roadway, away from other cars that increase the risk of a pileup crash. If the accident caused serious damage and you are unable to move your vehicle, shift to park and turn on your hazard lights.

How We Can Help

Rafi Law Firm is passionate about getting our clients the compensation they deserve after being injured in a crash. We’ll work tirelessly on your behalf to protect your legal rights and fight for your best interests.

Here’s how we stand out from other law firms (we like it that way).

Every case is different, so while we can’t tell you now exactly how much your claim may be worth, we won’t settle for anything less than what you deserve. Other law firms just want more cases, so they’ll settle for a low amount just to get you out the door.

We think that’s a waste of time, and we’ll work towards obtaining maximum compensation for you.

If someone else was at fault for your collision, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries, property damage, and more. This compensation, or damages, is divided into two general categories: economic and noneconomic. Economic damages are intended to compensate you for the financial losses you’ve suffered due to your wreck. These can include:

  • Past and future medical and rehabilitation bills
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages due to missing work
  • Out of pocket expenses

Noneconomic damages, on the other hand, compensate you for the non-monetary losses you suffered. This includes mental anguish, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and more. Economic damages are objective since you can produce invoices and receipts to show your monetary loss, but noneconomic damages are very subjective.

Your Alpharetta car accident lawyer will work with a variety of experts to create a strong claim for compensation on your behalf. This amount of compensation will be presented to the defendant’s lawyer during negotiations.

If a satisfactory settlement isn’t reached, your car accident attorney will fight for the full compensation you deserve in court.

How Does Negligence Affect Your Compensation?

One of the most important aspects of your car accident claim is negligence. Legally speaking, a person is negligent when they act in a way that a reasonable person wouldn’t, and therefore cause injury.

Four general elements of negligence must be proven for you to seek compensation:

Each person on the road has a duty of care to avoid causing injury to others who are sharing the road. This includes following all traffic laws, paying attention to other drivers, and more.

Common Causes of Car Accidents

Car accidents can happen for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Distracted driving
  • Speeding
  • Drunk driving
  • Not obeying traffic control devices
  • Drowsy driving
  • Driving aggressively
  • Following too closely
  • Inappropriate lane changes

The cause of the accident will be listed on the report made by the police when they arrive at the scene of the accident. You can get a copy of this report both for yourself and for your lawyer to serve as evidence for your case on the Alpharetta police website.

Don’t Accept the Settlement Offer from Your Insurer (Yet)
After your accident, your insurance company will probably send you a settlement offer, especially if you weren’t at fault. Accepting that offer may be incredibly enticing, especially since you probably have a stack of medical bills, car repair invoices, and other expenses piling up. Insurance companies know about your predicament, which is why they will likely offer you much less money than you deserve.

At Rafi Law Firm, we know the tactics insurance companies use to get you to take their lowball offer. They may include language saying you will not receive more money, or that you must accept by a certain date. They do this because the moment you accept their settlement offer, you cannot later sue them for greater compensation.

Before you accept the settlement offer, give us a call for a free evaluation. Our Alpharetta car accident attorneys can evaluate your case and help you decide if we can get you greater compensation.

Car Accident Questions and Answers

You need to tell your own insurance company about the crash, but you have no obligation to speak to the other driver’s insurance company.

In fact, you should be wary of their insurance and tell them to call you back when your lawyer is present. Insurance companies think they’re clever and will try to get you to say something that will put you at fault for the accident. If they call you, you don’t have to answer any of their questions, and you don’t have to provide any information. If you feel like you must, you can tell them your name, address, and contact information, but nothing else.

Avoid saying things like “I’m sorry,” “I didn’t mean to,” “I didn’t see them,” or “I’m not in a lot of pain.” Any of these statements could be used as an admission of guilt or a reason to lessen the value of your claim. As a rule of thumb, it’s best to say as little as possible to the other party’s insurance company. Remember, they’re not looking out for you.

Yes, you should absolutely seek medical attention after being in a car accident, even if you don’t feel injured. Latent injuries are a real and common threat in car accidents, and you may not get all the money you need if you file a claim before you know the extent of your injuries.

Many latent injuries, such as internal bleeding, are serious and even life-threatening. Your doctor will treat you for these and be in communication with your lawyer, who will keep a record of all your injuries. Of course, even if nothing ends up being wrong, you’ll have still received a check-up, which is never a bad idea.

If you’re new to the area or don’t have medical insurance, contact Rafi Law Firm. We’ll refer you to a doctor or medical professional who can help. Call (404) 800-1156 today.