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College Park Car Accident Lawyer

Car accidents are stressful and frightening experiences. Unfortunately, many crashes are caused by someone else’s recklessness and can lead to severe, even life-threatening injuries. If you were injured in a car accident for which you were not at fault, you have the right to hold that party accountable for their careless actions and obtain compensation for your injuries and property damage.

Call a College Park car accident lawyer at Rafi Law Firm today for more information.

Car Accident Statistics for Fulton and Clayton Counties

College Park is located in both Fulton and Clayton counties. A city at the southern boundary of Atlanta, close to the international airport and I-85, College Park is busy, crowded, and no stranger to car accidents.

Unfortunately, the number of traffic fatalities in Fulton County rose steadily from 77 in 2014 to 144 in 2019. Forty-two of the fatalities in 2019 were alcohol-related, i.e., a drunk driver caused or was involved in a deadly accident. 30 deaths were related to speeding, and 34 were pedestrian deaths.

The most recent data for overall crashes in Fulton County is from 2018. In that year, there were 45,944 crashes and 656 suspected serious injuries.

Clayton County has a significantly smaller population than Fulton, so the number of crashes and traffic fatalities is also less. However, one fatal crash is one too many.

In 2019, there were 51 traffic fatalities in Clayton County, 17 of which were alcohol-related, and 20 of which ended in pedestrian deaths.

In 2018, there were a total of 10,087 accidents and 134 suspected serious injuries.

If you were injured or your loved one killed in a car accident in College Park (Fulton or Clayton County), you deserve compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance company. A College Park car accident lawyer from Rafi Law Firm will represent you and your best interests while working to get you the money you deserve for treatment, lost income, and more.

Call Rafi Law Firm at (404) 800-1156 for more information.

What to Do After a Car Crash

We get it – car crashes are jarring. It’s hard to think straight after suddenly being hit by another vehicle. When you’re involved in a car accident, there are several things you can do to protect yourself and your legal rights. Follow the guide below to make sure you keep yourself safe and don’t compromise your potential case.Saying or doing the wrong thing could make you unable to claim for injuries or property damage, so it’s important that you follow the guidelines below. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact Rafi Law Firm. There’s no obligation to hire us; we just want to make sure your legal rights are protected.

If your car is driveable, move it to the side or shoulder of the roadway. This will protect you against the possibility of being in a pile-up crash, which is common when two or more vehicles have already collided and blocked the road.

If the accident occurred at night, turn on your hazards. If the accident occurred in the day, it’s not a bad idea to turn on your hazards, either.

If you can’t move your vehicle, get yourself, your passenger(s), and anyone else involved in the accident to a safer location.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Soft tissue injuries include strains, sprains, bruises, and/or tears in the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries are extremely common in car accidents due to the unnatural, rapid movements that take a toll on the body.

How We Can Help

The attorneys at Rafi Law Firm are compassionate in our dealings with clients, vigilant in obtaining and scrutinizing evidence, and relentless in our approach to representing victims of negligent drivers.

We won’t take your case and forget about you; we want you to be involved and informed about your case from beginning to end. If you were injured because of someone else’s reckless actions, you deserve justice and compensation. Other lawyers may treat you as a number, the next in a long line of clients to whom they won’t pay proper attention. Rafi Law Firm isn’t like that, and we like it that way.

Here’s why we’re different from other law firms.

It takes a seasoned, experienced lawyer to get you maximum compensation. Parsing through evidence takes time and requires hard work, and many lawyers aren’t up to the task. They’ll do a halfhearted job of representing you so they can get you out the door and have another client take your place.

At Rafi Law Firm, our clients deserve nothing less than the full amount of compensation available. Anything less is a waste of our clients’ time.

A settlement is an agreement between the plaintiff (injured party) and the defendant (at-fault party) showing that they resolved the dispute without the need for a trial. On the other hand, a verdict is when the parties cannot reach an agreement and must have a court of law provide a ruling (whether or not the defendant should pay the plaintiff for damages).

Most personal injury cases are settled out of court, and most of the time, defendants are compliant and willing to reach a settlement and have the whole ordeal over with. Other times, the defendant and their lawyer are noncompliant and unwilling to offer an equitable settlement to the injured plaintiff.

In that case, the only way to obtain maximum compensation is by taking the other party to court. Trial preparation is intense and requires much work, which is why many attorneys don’t bother and will try and convince you to settle instead.

At Rafi Law Firm, we’re here to get you the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries and suffering. We won’t settle for anything less than what you need and deserve, and we prepare every case for trial. If the other party and their lawyer refuse to offer a fair settlement, we’ll be ready to take them to court.

What types of damages can I recover from my car accident?

Other than your physical wellbeing, one of the first things you’re probably worried about after being in a car accident is how you’re going to pay for treatment, make up for lost income, and more. Under personal injury law, victims with serious injuries may be able to recover economic and/or non-economic damages.

Economic damages are the calculable, measurable costs associated with the crash. You can probably account for every penny you are owed through bills and invoices. Economic damages usually include:

  • Medical expenses – All medical expenses related to the accident, including surgeries, hospital visits, medical equipment, medications, and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages – Wages that were lost due to the inability to work. In cases of permanent disability, a victim may be awarded loss of future income
  • Benefits – This may include loss of retirement benefits, health care coverage, and other benefits lost due to the victim’s inability to work

Non-economic damages are the incalculable, often intangible costs associated with the crash. When we say “costs” here, we refer to the emotional and mental toll that an accident can have on a person.

Non-economic damages may be harder to prove, but with the help of an experienced College Park car accident lawyer, you’ll earn every penny of the compensation you deserve.

Non-economic damages may include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Physical impairment
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Shortened life expectancy

You have the best chance at earning maximum compensation by hiring a knowledgeable lawyer who is familiar with both economic and non-economic damages and knows how to negotiate for both, if applicable.

For more information about the damages you may be able to receive in your case, call Rafi Law Firm at (404) 800-1156.