Skip to Main Content
phone logo
Call us for FREE Consultation (404) 418-8507 We don't get paid unless we win for you.
post image

Examples of Distracted Driving Stories

By James Ponton | Car Accident

What is Distracted Driving?

[block_image id='1183' width='300' height='200' float='right']

Many of us have become so accustomed to driving everywhere that we feel comfortable multi-tasking behind the wheel. We assume it’s safe to do other tasks, like text messaging, taking phone calls, eating, applying makeup, etc. However, that overconfidence in our capacity to multitask can lead to a distracted driving violation.

The environment in which you are driving is a significant factor as to how well you drive. Worse environments require greater driving skill and focus. Such environments are even more dangerous when drivers are distracted. Distractions come in all forms including drinking, smoking, using your cell phone or the numerous elements outside the car among others. If you get into a car accident in one of these conditions while you were distracted, it is a good idea to contact an Read More

post image

What to Do in Case of a Single Car Accident

By James Ponton | Car Accident

A single car accident involves and affects only one vehicle. Single car accidents may include hitting an inanimate object by the side of the road, such as a tree. It may also include the car spinning or rolling without hitting anything, veering off the road and flipping over. Because a single vehicle accident involves only one car, the driver is often assumed to be at fault for the accident. For that reason, an Read More

post image

Do I need a Car Accident Attorney Near Me in Atlanta?

By James Ponton | Car Accident

If you’ve ever asked the question “Do I need a Car Accident Attorney near me?” it’s good to know at a minimum it is best to have a car accident attorney who is licensed to practice in the state where the accident took place.   However, our experience has shown that it is also better to hire a car accident attorney near where you physically live or work. Here are a couple of reasons why:

(1) Knowledge of local medical provid...
Read More

post image

Atlanta Dram Shop Liability

By James Ponton | Car Accident

I was hit by a drunk driver, can I file a claim and sue the bar that overserved him? 

In the right circumstances, yes.    These cases are what Georgia refers to as “Dram Shop” cases.    Ponton Law has handled a number of these cases. Georgia Dram Shop liability is found in OCGA 51-1-40.    In a nutshell, the statute protects people who sell alcohol from being legally responsible unless:

Can I recover for future medical bills in my Car Accident Case?

Here is one that pops up fairly regularly.    You may be nearing the end of your treatment, and the doctor has made some recommendations about some additional treatment you may need after you are discharged from his care.   These recommendations most often occur for: (1) additional chiropractic or physical therapy modalities; (2) additional facet or epidural injections, a...
Read More

post image

What to Do If You Witness a Fender Bender

By James Ponton | Car Accident
If you witness a fender bender, there are several things you can do. The law doesn’t mandate you to take any prompt action, but it may save a life or secure a claim. Given that you want to help, you must do so safely. Below are some guidelines for what to do if you witness a fender bender. If you feel the need to consult an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer, the team at Ponton law can...
Read More
post image

Does Health Insurance Cover Car Accident Injuries?

By James Ponton | Car Accident

If you have been involved in an auto accident, your first priority should be your health. You should seek medical care before you do anything else. Unfortunately, everything that follows after that, i.e., paying your medical bills, may become a bit complicated. If you are wondering, does health insurance cover car accident injuries? Read on for more information.

The exact responsibility a specific party or in...
Read More

post image

What are the Types of Car Accident Injuries That Require Surgery?

By James Ponton | Car Accident

Auto accidents can bring devastating consequences to the involved parties. The types of car accident injuries that require surgery are numerous. Such surgeries can be extensive, and the victim might require long-term medical treatment. That can bring emotional, physical and monetary strain on both the injured individual and his or her family.

Common Car Accident Injuries That Require Surgery

<...
Read More
post image

Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn’t My Fault?

By James Ponton | Car Accident

Car accidents are without a doubt a trying experience and no one wants to go through that. However, life is not fair. Nothing’s obvious about the outcome of a car wreck case. So, if you’re wondering, “Should I get a lawyer for a car accident that wasn’t my fault?” Yes, you certainly should and here’s why.

1.The At-Fault Driver Can Deny Causing the Collision

Not all people are ho...
Read More