car accidents

Car Accidents

The world is full of skilled drivers. However, those skills are often challenged at the hands of drivers who may be distracted, driving aggressively or perhaps simply less adept behind the wheel. Car accidents have a countless number of causes, but the most common among them include distracted driving such as a driver who was texting or otherwise using a cellphone, excessive speeding, following too closely and excessive lane changing. Each of these causes is rooted in the negligence of another driver against whom you may be able to recover for your injuries. If you were injured in a car accident, it is best to consult an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

In the wake of a motor vehicle accident, having the right attorney can make all the difference in your financial recovery. Receiving compensation for your unexpected medical bills and your loss of income due to an inability to work, can relieve some of your burden and allow you to place your focus where it needs to be - on your physical recovery.

At Starks Byron we have represented countless accident victims suffering from a wide range of injuries. We are here to assist you in your time of stress and uncertainty to achieve the maximum recovery to which you are entitled. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Hit and Run Accidents

A hit and run accident is one in which at least one driver leaves the scene of an accident without taking the time to provide the other party with their contact information.  It might be shocking to learn that more than 11% of all motor vehicle accidents can be classified as hit and run accidents.  If you are the victim of a hit and run, you should know that there are ways to recover for your losses, including medical bills, lost wages, and even compensation for your injuries, despite a lack of information about the negligent driver.  The process can be complicated and knowing which insurance company to file your claim with can confuse even the most insurance savvy among us.  It is important to reach out to an experienced personal injury attorney immediately after your accident.

If you hire Starks Byron regarding injuries sustained by a hit and run driver, we can help you protect your rights, ensure your medical bills are covered and aid you in bringing an investigation that will preserve evidence and help you bring the strongest personal injury case you can. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Hit & Run Accidents
Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Accidents

If someone chooses to drive under the influence, they are putting every other driver on the road at risk of injury or even death.  While the criminal justice system will punish those found guilty of drunk driving, and this may punish the offender and deter the behavior in the future, it does nothing to compensate the victim for their injuries. 

If you have been in a car accident with a drunk driver, you should contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help you seek compensation for your injuries.  Attorneys with significant experience representing drunk driving accidents will know that these types of accident cases are very different from your everyday negligent driving accident as there are special rules governing civil drunk driving accident claims such as the ability for the victim to pursue punitive damages.  A competent drunk driving attorney will also be able to inform you if you have any other claims unique to this type of accident such as a claim against a bar or bartender that inappropriately served the drunk driver, the host of a party where the driver became intoxicated, or claims against a corporation or individual who let the driver operate a vehicle owned by them when they knew or should have known it was unsafe to do so.

Contact Starks Byron to ensure that all of your interests are protected.  Our staff will vigorously pursue each and every liable party to properly get you compensation for your injuries, medical expenses and loss of income. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Property owners are responsible for maintaining their property in a reasonably safe condition.  If a property owner fails to do so, and a person who lawfully entered their property suffers an injury as a result, the property owner can be held responsible for those injuries.  Common causes of slip and fall accidents include untreated snow and ice conditions, slippery floors, unsafe stairs including those without a railing, uneven flooring or sidewalks, debris on walking surfaces, and unsafe parking lots with insufficient lighting and tripping hazards.  Slip and fall accidents can result in a multitude of injuries but often consist of broken bones, sprained wrists or ankles, knee damage, dislocated shoulders, muscle strains, spine and nerve damage, cuts and bruises and traumatic brain injuries. 

The victim of a slip and fall accident is not automatically entitled to recover damages.  In Georgia, in order to prove that a property owner is responsible for your accident you must show that there was an unsafe condition or defect that caused your slip and fall and that the property owner had knowledge of the unsafe condition prior to your accident.

If you have suffered an injury as the result of a fall, give Starks Byron a call before discussing your case with any representatives of the property owner.  A skilled personal injury attorney can help you protect your rights and obtain compensation for medical bills, lost wages and your pain and suffering. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Slip & Fall
Dog Bite Injuries

Dog Bite Injuries

Millions of innocent children and adults are injured as a result of a dog bite every year.  If you have been bitten or otherwise injured by someone’s dog you may have a personal injury claim against that person for your injuries. 

Very often the animal’s owner is a friend, family member or neighbor and therefore many victims are hesitant to pursue legal action or seek compensation.  It is important to know that it is the homeowner’s insurance policy of the animal’s owner that will often be responsible for compensating you for your injuries.  Rather than attempting to negotiate your claim directly with the insurance company, it is wise to consult with an experienced and savvy attorney who will be familiar with the value of your claim and skilled in negotiations so that you may recover swiftly and without harsh feelings developing between you and the dog’s owner. 

Call Starks Byron to speak to a qualified attorney to discuss your injury claim. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Premises Liability

A premises liability claim results when a person suffers an injury in an accident caused by a dangerous condition on another person’s property. A property owner has a duty of care to ensure that their property is safe for all those who are entering the property.  If they have failed to safely maintain their property, an injured party who suffered as a result of a defect to the property may have a personal injury claim against the owner.  Common premises liability claims include those arising from:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Snow and ice accidents
  • Inadequate maintenance of the property
  • Defective conditions on the premises
  • Inadequate building security (common in apartment buildings)
  • Elevator accidents
  • Escalator accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Accidents occurring on amusement park rides
  • Fires
  • Water leaks and flooding and
  • Toxic fumes or chemicals

A premises liability claim can be brought against the owners of residential or commercial properties as all property owners have a duty of care to those entering their premises.  Whether you have been injured in the home of a loved one, while shopping in a grocery store or while riding a roller coaster at an amusement park you should speak to an accomplished personal injury attorney, like that of Starks Byron, about your potential claim. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

Premises Liability
Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle accidents are a common occurrence on our roads and highways.  Despite being a careful motorcycle operator, you may still find yourself injured in an accident as studies have shown that most accidents involving a motorcycle are caused by the driver of an automobile.  Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents have a tendency to result in catastrophic injury or death to the motorcyclist as they are so exposed while driving and motorcycles are not equipped with the same safety features common to cars.  If your accident was caused by the negligence of another, you will need an experienced attorney with a record of success to represent you in your personal injury claim to protect your legal rights and your financial future.

When you hire an attorney immediately after your accident, he or she can ensure your medical bills and lost wages are recovered, assist you in dealings with insurance companies, assist you with an accident investigation and help you build a strong personal injury case against any negligent parties.

Our staff at Starks Byron will conduct a thorough investigation of your motorcycle accident to understand the cause and to assess your potential claims and their value.  We represent clients who have suffered a range of injuries from cuts and bruises all the way to traumatic brain injuries.  Call Starks Byron to discuss your claim with our empathetic and talented attorneys. Call today (404) 795-5115 or request an appointment.

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