According to the National Safety Council, speed contributes to a third of fatal automobile accidents, and it’s also the third most common reason that traffic accidents happen in the first place. In Georgia, driving at an appropriate speed is about more than staying below a certain number, which on Interstates can range from 55 mph to 70 mph. Section 40-6-180 of the Georgia code indicates that people need to adjust their speed according to what is “reasonable and prudent under the conditions,” which means taking factors into account such as road conditions, weather, the amount of traffic, construction, or any curves or hills along their path.
But people are in a hurry. Some leave the house five minutes late and figure they can make it up somewhere along the road. Others simply have the classic “lead foot” and find themselves going faster than they should without even realizing it. Some are simply used to getting away with it, and for a while they aren’t in the wrong place at the wrong time where they actually get ticketed, but eventually someone else pays the price when they wind up causing a car accident.
Get an Attorney Involved
If you’ve been in a car accident in Kennesaw, Acworth, or Cobb County, it is important that you speak to a car accident lawyer as soon as possible. Whether the accident seems minor at the time, or the crash results in serious injury it is important to get an attorney involved right away rather than just relying on your insurance company to take care of the details. It’s built into an insurance company’s business model to look out for themselves, which can easily translate into you getting a settlement offer that is far less than what your long term expenses will be from your personal injury.
As much as you are able, record the details of your accident, get information from witnesses, take pictures of your own injuries as well as damage to your vehicle, and report everything as clearly as possible to the police so that there is a thorough record of the accident. An experienced car accident attorney in Kennesaw will be able to use that information as well as hospital reports, police reports, and even reports of limitations you experience at work in order to figure out how much you will really need to get your life as close to “normal” as you possibly can and move forward.
Choosing the Right Attorney
Finding a car accident attorney may seem like a relatively simple task, but it is important not to underestimate how vital it is to make the right choice. One of the best indications of a good attorney is longevity and experience. These are two things that Roger Ghai of the Law Offices of Roger Ghai possesses. Roger was accepted into both the Georgia and Minnesota Bars in 1989, giving him a quarter century of experience helping clients with various legal matters.
Although he also practices in bankruptcy , the majority of his practice centers around cases related to personal injuries, making the Law Offices of Roger Ghai an excellent choice when you need a car accident attorney in Kennesaw or Acworth.
As a car accident lawyer, Roger has worked hard to find his clients compensation for their injuries, as well as damage to their vehicles from a variety of sources, In addition to helping clients who need a regular lawyer, he also has extensive experience dealing with commercial truck accidents, that often cause much more damage, and even result in fatalities, especially when speeding is involved, and the impact is that much greater.
If you or a loved one.have been injured in a car accident in Kennesaw, Marietta, or Cobb County, you owe it to yourself and your family to work with an attorney that will be committed to each detail of your case from start to finish, and who is ready to do the legwork necessary to help you and/or your family receive the best possible settlement. To learn more about what you can expect in your own individual case, contact the Law Offices of Roger Ghai at (770) 792-1000.