Let’s say that you have just completed a long day at work, and all you want to do is get home and relax with your family. You get into your car, put on your seat belt and drive off. You get on the highway and prepare to cruise home, but then something unexpected happens: the vehicle next to you collides with your vehicle, and you have just been involved in a serious car accident.

This happens millions of times every year. Americans all across the country are involved in car accidents. Some lose their lives. Others survive, but are left dealing with injuries and the legal fallout of the crash.

In the state of Georgia alone, there are roughly more than 2,500 injuries per week as a result of car accidents (according to data from 2000 to 2006). In addition, there were 11,435 fatalities during this time, which is about 31 deaths per week as a result of car accidents. These wrecks claims lives, and they can change them in the blink of an eye. If another driver caused a car accident, and it can be proven that the driver was negligent or reckless, then the victims of that crash need to consider their legal situation.

A personal injury lawsuit is likely in order. The injuries you suffer in a wreck could leave you in the hospital or dealing with a mountain of medical debt. Should you be in this unenviable situation, then you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.