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    How to Handle a Car Accident Involving a Pedestrian

    Last updated 2 days ago

    As a driver, it’s your responsibility to stay alert and avoid any potential hazards that may appear on the road. However, there’s only so much you can do if a pedestrian runs out in front of you. Auto accidents that involve pedestrians are often fairly complicated, and should be thoroughly examined by auto accident attorneys. 

    If you strike a pedestrian with your vehicle, you should stop immediately, administer first aid as best you can, and call emergency services. The police and paramedics should arrive shortly to treat the injured pedestrian and evaluate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Be honest with the officer on the scene, but do not admit guilt. The injured pedestrian may file a personal injury claim against you; if that’s the case, you should have an experienced attorney represent you.

    Just because pedestrians are more vulnerable than motorists doesn’t mean injured pedestrians should obtain compensation. The Law Office of Neil Flit can examine your case and represent you in court. Call our Atlanta personal injury office at (678) 809-7428 to schedule an appointment

    Tips for Hiring an Auto Accident Lawyer

    Last updated 23 days ago

    If you are injured during an auto accident that isn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to suffer the financial consequences of that accident. The best way to ensure that you’re fairly compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages is to hire a skilled Atlanta auto accident lawyer. However, you shouldn’t just choose any lawyer. Here are a few tips that will help you select a personal injury lawyer who can adequately represent your interests. 

    Set Up a Meeting

    After finding a potential candidate online, consider setting up a meeting. Meeting an attorney face to face is a great way to determine whether you and the attorney can work together. It will also give you an opportunity to thoroughly discuss the circumstances surrounding your accident.

    Ask for References

    Just as you would hire a skilled plumber to fix your kitchen sink, so should you hire a skilled lawyer to help you file a personal injury claim. When you sit down for a meeting with a lawyer, ask for a list of references. You might also read past testimonials on the attorney’s website.

    Discuss Win-Loss Ratio

    The more experience an attorney has, the more likely it is that he’s tried a case similar to yours in the past. It’s not enough to be experienced, however; it’s also important to have a winning record. If your attorney has more wins than losses, there’s a good chance he will achieve a positive result for you.

    Ask About Fees

    Lastly, it’s important to discuss fees during the initial meeting with your attorney. A good personal injury lawyer should work on contingency, which means he doesn’t get paid until you receive a settlement or favorable judgment.

    The Law Office of Neil Flit provides outstanding legal services to victims of auto accidents in the Atlanta area. If you’re looking for a skilled, experienced, and intelligent personal injury attorney, call our Atlanta office at (678) 809-7428. 

    What Happens When Auto Accident Injuries Don't Appear Immediately?

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Whenever a car accident occurs, the adrenaline of all those involved goes way up. One of the effects of adrenaline is dulled pain, which is helpful in instances when it’s necessary to run away. After a car accident, however, adrenaline can make you feel unharmed when in fact you have suffered an injury. 

    It’s common for auto accident injuries to lie dormant for hours or even days. That’s why it’s important to visit a doctor soon after any auto accident—even if you aren’t feeling any pain. Whiplash, which refers to a soft tissue injury in the neck, is one of the most common auto accident injuries. Resist the urge to settle with the other driver immediately after getting into a car crash—you could have a serious injury that hasn’t presented any symptoms yet.

    Call The Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428 if you believe that you’ve sustained an injury during a recent auto accident. The statute of limitations for personal injury cases in Georgia is two years, which means you must hire an Atlanta personal injury lawyer and file a lawsuit within two years of the date of your accident. 

    Technology Helps Make Roads Safer

    Last updated 1 month ago

    Driving is an inherently dangerous activity. Every year, more than 30,000 Americans die in car crashes. However, the number of fatalities has been going down in recent years thanks to aggressive safety campaigns and advanced vehicle safety features.

    This video offers a look at how traffic fatalities have gone down in recent years. Though Americans have more distractions and are driving more than ever, the number of fatalities has decreased largely thanks to safety features like electronic stability control. Previously only available in luxury models, advanced safety features can now be found in affordable vehicles like the Chevy Cruze. 

    Though safety features can save your life, they may not prevent you from suffering an injury. If you’ve recently been in an accident that wasn’t your fault, consider hiring an Atlanta personal injury attorney. You can call The Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428 to set up an appointment. 

    A Look at Different Types of Car Accidents

    Last updated 1 month ago

    When you’re in a car accident, you probably don’t care much about what kind of accident it is. However, analyzing all aspects of an auto accident can help the police and your personal injury attorney make sense of why the accident occurred and who was to blame. If the evidence points to the other driver, you may be eligible for compensation. Here are a few common types of car accidents. 

    Single-Car Accident

    Single-car accidents occur when one driver loses control and drives off the road. Much of the time, the driver of the damaged vehicle is the only one to blame for the accident; however, it’s possible for another driver’s actions to cause the first driver to swerve off the road. 

    Rear Collision

    A rear collision occurs when a car’s front end collides with another car’s rear end. A rear collision is often a result of following too closely, then failing to brake fast enough when the car in front stops. The rear driver is most often at fault in these circumstances, though the front driver may be at fault if he stops unnecessarily fast or drives in reverse.

    Side Collision

    It’s not uncommon for a vehicle to brush up against the side of another vehicle or “t-bone” a vehicle in the middle of an intersection. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 30% of all collisions are side collisions.

    Head-On Collision

    Lastly, a head-on collision occurs when the front ends of two cars collide. Since head-on collisions typically involve more force than other collisions, they often cause injuries and even deaths. Head-on collisions are sometimes caused by a sleepy drivers and vehicles attempting pass on two-lane highways.

    If you’ve recently been injured in one of the above types of auto crashes, consider calling The Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428. You don’t have to endure the pain and financial hardship of your injuries alone—Neil Flit of Atlanta can eloquently present your side of the story are increase your chances of receiving fair compensation.

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