Every 10 seconds in the US, someone is injured in a motor vehicle accident, according to the National Safety Council. That’s more than 6,000,000 people per year.
And with more and more people texting or using cellphones while driving, the number of people suffering from car crash injuries is rising.
We’ll file a lawsuit on your behalf and fight to get you the cash settlement you deserve to help pay for medical bills or compensation to replace lost wages from work. We’re experienced car accident lawyers who’ve won hundreds of personal injury cases just like yours.
We only represent the victims in motor vehicle accident cases
Our personal injury lawyers only represents plaintiffs; we never represent insurance companies! Stop going in circles with claims and settlement offers from your insurance company. Seek help today if you or a loved one has been injured in an accident.
Decisions that you make immediately after being injured in a car accident can determine your future. The law firm of Banks, Stubbs & McFarland LLP in Cumming, Georgia, wants to ensure that you are making smart decisions to ensure that your rights are protected and your future is stable.
If you were injured in a car accident, seek medical attention. While many car accident victims are taken to the hospital in an ambulance, others are not. Make an appointment with your doctor to get checked out. Oftentimes, injuries may not manifest immediately. It is important to have documentation about your medical care — this documentation can bolster your personal injury claim.
We Have Won Hundreds Of Personal Injury Cases
We are highly experienced car accident lawyers with a wealth of knowledge about accident claims. We know how the insurance companies work — we know that they are working against you. We know how to maximize your claim, and we know the steps to take to get there.
Banks, Stubbs & McFarland LLP handles many types of car accident claims, including those arising from:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents (including dram shop and social host liability cases)
- Hit-and-run accidents
- T-bone collisions
- Rear end accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Uber car accidents
If the medical bills are piling up and you are missing time from work, now is the time to seek the caring, effective legal help that you require. We can file a lawsuit on your behalf and get you the cash settlement that you deserve.
Talk to us today about how we can help make sure you get what you deserve for:
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Parker represented me in a personal injury case (automobile accident). I had grown weary in dealing with insurance company in an effort to retrieve the minimal medical expenses incurred. As it turns out Parker was able to settle for 5 ½ times the amount of the medical bills! The investigation into the at fault driver’s driving history and the briefing on potential punitive damages caused by a pattern of dangerous driving made the difference. I am grateful for Parker’s expertise in as much as I am for his professionalism, genuine care and concern.
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Arrange your initial consultation at our law office in Cumming, Georgia, by calling 770-887-1209 or use the contact form below.
Were You Injured By A Driver Who “Did Not See You?”
Far too often, inattentive and negligent motorists switch lanes, make turns, merge and perform other vehicular maneuvers and hit, graze or “buzz” motorcycle riders. A large number of riders are hit by cars, and many are simply “buzzed” off the road. While they may wear helmets, leather pants, leather jackets and gloves, motorcyclists are not protected from high-speed crashes, hitting the road at full force and facing other dangerous situations. It is likely that if you or a loved one was injured in a motorcycle accident that you are now dealing with serious injuries. Our personal injury lawyers are well-versed in the ways that motorcycle accidents can occur and the serious injuries that can result. We handle:
- Brain injuries
- Head injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Disfigurement and scarring
We will fight to get you every penny that you deserve. We will protect you in all interactions with the insurance company. If the medical bills are piling up, if you are missing time from work, and if you want a serious attorney who will stand up for you throughout the entire process of pursuing a personal injury claim, turn to the injury lawyers at our Cumming & Forsyth County Georgia law firm.
Who is Liable for Your Car Accident in GA?
In some two-vehicle collisions, it might seem immediately clear who was to blame. After all, another driver might have run a red light or swerved into your lane and crashed into your car, and you are certain that you did nothing wrong. In reality, issues of liability can be complicated even in a seemingly straightforward crash. Whether it is a two, three, four, or five vehicle crash, collisions involve many factors, and determining and proving liability can be highly challenging.
The following are some examples of parties that might have some liability for your car accident and injuries:
- Another driver - If a driver made a mistake or violated a traffic law and crashed into your car, they should be held liable for your losses.
- Third-party drivers - Sometimes, another driver (aside from the one who directly hit you) is also to blame. Someone might have made an illegal lane change, causing a driver to swerve to avoid a collision and then crash into your car instead. In this situation, both drivers might share liability.
- Employers of drivers - The law holds companies strictly liable for the negligence of employees, and you do not have to prove negligence on the part of the employer itself. Employers often have higher insurance policy limits, so identifying such liability is critical in cases involving serious injuries.
- Car manufacturers - Perhaps a driver did not make any mistakes at all, but they lost control because of a brake failure, tire blowout, or another malfunction of their vehicle. If a defective vehicle part causes a crash, the manufacturer might also be held responsible.
- The city or state - Cities and states have transportation agencies and departments that are responsible for the upkeep of the roads and highways. If an unreasonably dangerous road hazard caused your accident, you might need to file a claim against the city or state, which have their own special processes.
Many car accident cases involve claims against multiple parties, and things can get complicated very quickly. At our firm, our first step is to identify all possible liable parties to ensure you have the best chance of receiving full compensation.
Seeking the Car Crash Compensation You Deserve
You might think that the aftermath of a car crash is as simple as exchanging information with the other driver, contacting insurance companies, and receiving a check. Unfortunately, the process can be far more complex and stressful. You might need to file several insurance claims, and the companies may not be willing to issue a global settlement collectively that makes you whole. These types of headaches are the last thing you need while you are recovering from your injuries and incurring medical treatment.
Our car accident lawyers are standing by ready to help you take the following steps to ensure you receive the maximum recovery for all of your losses:
- File all necessary insurance claims with proper supporting evidence of liability and damages
- Obtain all policies of insurance which may be used to pay your injury claims
- Communicate with the insurance adjusters on your behalf
- Obtain all necessary evidence related to the car crash and your injuries
- Prepare a comprehensive demand package to auto insurance companies
- Advise about a reasonable demand amount, whether settlement offers are reasonable, submit counteroffers, and establish expectations should the case proceed to litigation and trial;
- File a personal injury lawsuit and proceed to trial when an insurance company refuses to make a favorable offer
- Negotiate and pay off medical bills, subrogation interests, and other rights to reimbursement
- Maximize your net recovery
If you are looking for full-service car accident representation, we are ready to help.
Contact Us For A Free Case Evaluation
Our Forsyth County attorneys at Banks, Stubbs & McFarland LLP can help you recover maximum compensation for your losses sustained in a car accident. We offer free initial consultations. Call 770-887-1209 or submit a FREE case evaluation form.
$2,750,000.00 Tractor Trailer Red Light Violation – Wrongful Death
70 year old man who was killed when a tractor trailer ran a red light on U.S. Highway 441. During litigation following a day long mediation, this case was settled for $2,750,000.00. Other details are omitted due to a confidentiality agreement.
$750,000.00 – Automobile Negligence
Client (V.G.) was injured when an elderly lady attempted to turn left in front of Client on Georgia Highway 369. Client sustained multiple fractures to her ribs, sternum, L1, and T12 and underwent a back surgery.
Client incurred $296k in medical bills. Because Client had a history of previous back injuries and surgery and the other driver claimed that Client hit her, the insurance company only offered $430,000.00 to settle the case prior to litigation.
Attorney Parker McFarland filed a lawsuit in Forsyth County State Court for negligence and following litigation and mediation, settled the case for $750,000.00.
Attorney Parker McFarland drastically negotiated and settled the outstanding medical bills and liens including a $39,000 lien from Medicare which was reduced to $328.24, which greatly increased Client’s net recovery.
$377,250.00 Auto Accident Wrongful Death Suit in Cherokee County, Georgia
Grizzle v. Hickory Flat Grading, Inc., Case No. 04-SC-1806, State Court of Cherokee County
“Lowboy” tractor trailer pulled out in front of the Client’s husband on Georgia 400 in Cumming, Georgia early in the morning which caused the death of the husband. Defense alleged that the client should not collect since he could have seen the truck. On the eve of the jury trial, Parker McFarland’s former firm, McFarland & McFarland, P.C. negotiated this settlement despite the conflicts in evidence and disputed liability.
$281,198.22 Personal Injury Case Settlement in Hall County, Georgia
Client (J.O.) was a passenger in his uncle’s truck in Hall County when the defendant pulled out in front of them, causing a collision. Although the defendant was issued a citation for failure to yield, a witness identified in the police report stated that Client’s uncle was speeding. Moreover, Client’s uncle admitted in his deposition that he had been speeding at the time of the car wreck.
Client underwent elbow surgery, chiropractic care, physical therapy, and numerous injections. Client was diagnosed with herniated discs in his lower back and neck at L4-L5, L5-S1, and C6-C7 and incurred $95,000 in medical bills. Surgery was recommended to treat the disc injuries. Attorney Parker McFarland filed a lawsuit in Hall County State Court. Despite the evidence that Client’s uncle was partially at fault in the automobile wreck, a settlement was reached prior to trial for all of the remaining insurance policy limits of $281,198.22.
$245,000.00 Sideswiped by Tractor Trailer
Clients’ pickup truck was sideswiped by a large 18-wheeler on I-285 in Atlanta. The client was treated at the hospital and eventually required to undergo two arthroscopic knee surgeries four months after the car collision, incurring $46,500.00 in medical bills. Attorney Parker McFarland filed a personal injury civil case in Cobb County on behalf of the client against the driver and his trucking company and settled the case prior to trial for $245,000.00.
Personal Injury Case Settled for $175,000 in Forsyth County
Client (J.V.) was rear-ended by another driver while stopped at a traffic light, totaling Client’s vehicle. Client sustained injuries to her neck including cervical radiculopathy and stenosis at the C5/C6 and C6/C7 disks which ultimately required neck surgery. Client incurred $83,000.00 in medical bills. The insurance adjuster refused to pay for anything above the medical bills. Attorney Parker McFarland filed a lawsuit against the other driver in Forsyth County State Court and settled the case before trial for $175,000.00.