Car Accident

Car Accident Lawyers in Atlanta

Protecting the Rights of Injury Victims

A car accident that injures you or a loved one can be devastating, but pursuing compensation from the driver who caused the crash can minimize your losses. At Holston & Huntley, our car accident attorneys in Atlanta can provide assistance to victims suffering from the extensive physical, emotional, and mental injuries caused by an automobile crash. We can help you maximize recovery after a car accident and get you back on the road to recovery.


Call (404) 620-3337 or contact us online so you can get on the road to recovery today.


Holding a Negligent Driver Accountable for Your Injuries

In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim. To succeed, you will need to prove the defendant’s negligence.

Negligence is the legal theory behind most car accident cases. Negligence holds a person responsible for the harm they caused to others as a result of their carelessness.

To establish a negligence claim in Georgia, you must prove four elements:

  1. Duty;
  2. Breach;
  3. Causation; and
  4. Damages.

Drivers must exercise reasonable care while operating a motor vehicle. They must avoid posing an unreasonable risk of harm to others on the road. This is called their duty of care, which they owe to other drivers, passengers, cyclists, and pedestrians. A driver breaches their duty of care when they fail to operate their vehicle under this standard. A negligence case in Georgia revolves around the degree of care that would be exercised by a reasonable person under similar circumstances as those faced by the defendant.

Types of Car Accidents

Every car accident has distinct characteristics that could affect your claim.

Some of the claims we have successfully filed on behalf of clients include damages for:

  • Accidents involving one car
  • Accidents involving multiple cars
  • Crashes made head-on
  • Collisions from the side
  • Sideswipe impacts
  • Rear-end collisions
  • Rolling vehicles

Types of Damages

Damages in car accident cases must be reasonably ascertainable and not too speculative. They may include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are car repairs, medical expenses and lost wages, while non-economic damages consist of pain and suffering.

In some cases, your actions may have partially caused the crash. However, that will not stop you from recovering damages because Georgia has adopted a principle of modified comparative negligence. This means that, as long as you are less than 50% at fault, you may recover damages. The less you are at fault, the more you can recover.

Types of Injuries

The moment you are able to safely get out from the vehicle after an accident, you must call an ambulance, even if you initially feel fine. Adrenaline is a natural anesthetic, but, soon enough, you will feel the terrible physical aftershocks.

Take a careful assessment to check whether you are suffering from any of the following injuries:

  • Whiplash
  • Cuts, bruises, and scrapes
  • External and internal bleeding
  • Dizziness and migraines
  • Injuries to your head
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Injuries to vital organs, such as your heart and lungs
  • Other broken or sprained bones, joints, and ligaments
  • Broken ribs
  • Knee, joint, and ankle trauma
  • Herniated disc

Maybe of these will not be readily apparent, which is why seeing a doctor—no matter how you feel—is critical. Additionally, you may recover less from a claim if the defendant proves that you did not uphold your “duty to mitigate.” In other words, you did not seek treatment for an injury when that’s what a reasonable person would have done. The defendant, in this case, cannot be fully responsible for the extent of your injury because it was exacerbated by your failure to see a doctor.

Explore Your Options with Our Legal Team

At Holston & Huntley, we understand that your case is critical to your ability to recover after an unexpected collision. Providing aggressive, thorough, and ethical legal representation is our goal. We also seek to recover the maximum amount of damages on your behalf. Call us immediately after a car accident in Atlanta, Georgia—we will always put your interests first.

Contact us online or call (404) 620-3337 to schedule a free initial consultation. We are here to provide the support you need.

Hear from Our Clients

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  • “My case/medical expenses were treated with the utmost care and efficiency. I recommend anyone with any type of accident injury to visit Holston and Huntley.”

    - Rashad P.
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    - Kim W.
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    - Former Client
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Helping You Financially Recover

At Holston & Huntley, we aren’t just personal injury attorneys—we help many of our clients file bankruptcy, as well. Whether or not your financial hardship was caused by an injury or loss, we can help you assess your situation and determine which method of debt-relief will be most effective. Bankruptcy exists to give debtors a fresh financial start, and we can use our years of experience to help you take full advantage of this solution.

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