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With a growing population of around 500,000 in Atlanta and 3.7 million across Georgia, auto accidents in Atlanta are an unfortunate inevitability of living in a densely populated city.

Tens of thousands of vehicles travel the network of roads and six major interstates every day. Dozens of accidents are reported affecting the lives of many.

In fact, according to, there were 5,839 road accidents reported across Georgia in 2019. The harsh reality is that this resulted in 481 fatalities, and 7,921 injuries.

If you or a loved one has recently been involved in an auto accident in Atlanta, we know how easily it can turn your life upside down.

It can change your life both physically and financially. If you were injured, you need to focus on getting well. Unfortunately, for most people, this means being unable to work and mounting financial stresses.

Hiring a personal injury lawyer might seem like an additional thing to worry about. But it’s likely to end up being the best decision you make.

Many vehicle accident victims are not aware of how much money they’re entitled to. If you’ve suffered losses in any way, such as medical costs, vehicle costs, any other losses as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation.

Time is not on your side. The sooner you retain an attorney and start the process, the more likely you are to secure the largest possible payout.

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What You Should Do if You're Involved in an Auto Accident

If you’re involved in an automobile accident, there are some things you should do to protect yourself legally.

No matter how minor the incident, you should stop your vehicle and do the following:

Secure the Scene – A lot of accidents happen due to vehicles blocking a freeway after an accident. Put your vehicle’s hazard lights on. Then move your vehicle away from the middle of the road if possible, and stay out of the road yourself.

Call the Police – Even if it was a minor bump, you should call the police and ask for their advice. You may need a police report number to file a claim with your insurance company. Plus, it doesn’t do any harm to have a record of the time of the incident.

Take Pictures/Video – If you have a mobile on you with a camera, take lots of pictures of the damage. It’s also a good idea to take some video, too. You may not have another chance to take pictures if the vehicles are towed, so take plenty.

Exchange Details with the Other Driver – You should obtain as much information about the other driver, passengers, and witnesses as you can. Ask to see their driver’s license and insurance card, and either take a picture or note down their license tag.

Seek Medical Attention – Your health should be your primary concern. If you’re seriously injured, seeking treatment comes first. If you’re able to seek medical attention in your own time, do so as soon as possible.

Call your Insurance Company – You also need to call your insurance company as soon as you can. Many policies have a short timeframe to report the accident. The sooner you call and act on your insurance company’s advice, the better placed you’ll be to make a claim.

Call an Attorney – Being involved in an auto accident can be physically and emotionally demanding. A personal injury lawyer will be able to advise you on what to do next. Such as how to protect your rights, and what compensation you’re eligible for your injuries and other losses.

About Atlanta

Atlanta is the capital of Georgia, and is the most populous city in the state. There were an estimated 506,811 residents living in Atlanta in 2019, and this number continues to climb every year.

It’s a wonderful place to live, work, and visit, with no shortage of things to see and do.

Atlanta is often referred to as a “cultural hub” of the Southeastern U.S. as there is such a diverse and eclectic mix of cultures leaving their imprint on the city.

There is also a stark contrast between being in the city where you’re overshadowed by impressive skylines, and natural beauty to rival any state once you leave the city.

Some of the must-see attractions include the impressive Georgia Aquarium, children’s Museum, World of Coca-cola. There is an almost endless amount of restaurants, cafes, and other places to stop and enjoy a drink and something to eat, too.

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How We Can Help

Whether you were the driver, passenger, at fault or not, an auto accident in Atlanta can change your life.

Dealing with insurance companies, chasing police reports, scheduling doctor’s appointments, facing the financial worry of not being able to work, it can all mount up and add to the stress of the situation.

When you call our office, we will assign a personal injury lawyer to your case. Your personal attorney will help protect your rights and advise you on the best course of action:

Handling Paperwork

The paperwork becomes overwhelming for most people. You’re not expected to understand the legal terms. If god forbid you’ve been injured, filling out forms is the last thing you want.

We will make sure all the paperwork is in order and you don’t miss any deadlines. In Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. We’ll make sure that happens and you’re in the best position to be properly compensated.

Pursuing Compensation

Irrespective of whether you were driving the car, a passenger, or a pedestrian that was hit by a car. If you have incurred medical costs, and/or suffered the loss of earnings, you have a right to be compensated.

We will fight for you and pursue the maximum amount of compensation you’re eligible for. We know that emotional and psychological can last much longer than physical injuries. You deserve to be well compensated for your injuries.


Whether this is the first time you’ve been a victim of an auto accident or not. It’s still a daunting prospect dealing with the challenges that follow.

Our personal injury lawyers have a wealth of experience handling complex auto accident cases in Atlanta. We’re often able to speed up the process and secure a higher amount of compensation than expected. We always put the rights of our clients first.

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Michael LaScala is a former prosecutor and has litigated complex and high-profile cases on both sides of the law.

As one of the leading criminal defense and personal injury lawyers in Atlanta, Georgia you’re in safe hands. You can rest easy knowing Michael LaScala is committed to helping you in every step of your journey.

If you were recently involved in a severe auto accident near Atlanta, contact the LaScala Firm at (404) 881-8866. We will schedule a consultation to discuss your case.