Car Accidents

If You’ve Been Injured, Jon Helps You Get Your Life Back On Track

Car accidents happen every day in Middle Georgia. People get hurt in crashes on highways, city streets, back roads and parking lots. And their injuries can leave them in pain, unable to work and unable to take part in normal activities. Macon car accident attorney Jon R. Hawk helps victims recover the compensation they need so they can recover as much as possible.

Attorney Jon Hawk at work

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may not know what to do next. Things can get very confusing very fast. You feel you should be compensated by the insurance company, but you aren’t sure for how much, or how you should respond to a settlement offer. Jon R. Hawk, Sr., LLC guides you through the claims process step by step and fights to get you the compensation you deserve.

Jon has experience handling cases involving many different types of car accidents and knows the injuries they can cause. Whatever type of car accident you were in, he knows how to build a strong case that gets results.

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You could be seriously hurt in any type of crash. Accident victims can suffer spinal injuries or traumatic brain injury, internal injuries, broken bones, sprained muscles, torn ligaments or other injuries. Jon makes sure that you get the full medical attention you need for your injuries—both now and in the future.

When another person’s negligence led to the accident that left you injured, you shouldn’t have to pay any of the damages. There are some common types of negligence seen in car accidents. Jon fights to hold the negligent party responsible.

When Jon Hawk is your lawyer, you have an entire legal team in your corner. Our registered nurse can assess your injuries and determine the treatment you’ll need. Our other team members investigate your car accident to find evidence of negligence. We examine medical records and police reports, and interview witnesses. If needed, we’ll consult experts who can help us prove your case.

Jon’s main goal is to resolve the case in a way that meets your needs. He considers the full impact the accident has had on your life. This includes medical expenses for any past and future treatment, lost wages if you can’t work, and property damage, as well the emotional trauma and pain and suffering you experienced because of the accident.

The insurance company may make a settlement offer that falls far short of the damages you’ve suffered. Jon knows how to build a strong case that gets their attention. He began his legal career working on behalf of insurance companies, so he knows how they operate. He knows how to build a case that gets the results that are right for you.

He is often able to negotiate a settlement with the insurance company that works for you. But if the insurance company won’t negotiate, Jon will fight for you in court. In his 20-year legal career, he has become known for his litigation skills. And he is proud of the case results he has achieved to help clients.

If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Georgia, talk to Jon Hawk. He’s focused on helping you recover the compensation you need so you can move forward with your life. Call (478)-757-6336 today to schedule a free consultation.

“How did your accident happen?”

Rear-End Accident

In this type of accident, one car crashes into another from behind. The at-fault driver may have been following too closely and was unable to stop in time. Or the driver may have been distracted, speeding or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Rear-end accidents can easily lead to injury, which can be serious at higher speeds.

If you were hurt in a rear-end collision, in general the driver who hit you from behind is considered responsible. However, Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. This means that if you were found partially responsible for the accident, the amount of damages you could collect could be reduced. Jon fights to prove that the other driver was at fault for the accident.

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Head-On Collision

In these types of crashes, one car crosses over into the other late, hitting a car traveling in the opposite direction. As both cars are in motion, sometimes at high speed, the injuries suffered in head-on collision can be severe. Victims can suffer spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. Other injuries prove fatal.

The negligence that leads to a head-on collision can include speeding, driving recklessly, texting or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Jon’s experienced legal team will investigate the crash. They know where to look for evidence that proves the other driver was negligent. Then he can pursue the compensation you deserve.

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T-Bone/Intersection Accident

This type of accident is often seen at intersections throughout Georgia. One car crashes into the side of another, usually while one car was making a turn. A driver may have failed to stop at a red light or stop sign, did not yield the right of way or simply wasn’t paying attention. T-Bone accidents are also called right-angle or side-impact crashes.

Drivers and passengers in these types of accidents can suffer broken bones, internal injuries, shoulder injuries, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. Some of these injuries may require years of medical treatment. Jon fights to recover financial compensation for your injuries that meets all your needs.

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Sideswipe

This type of accident can happen when a driver attempt to change lanes without looking or drifts into the other lane without realizing it. The side of one car crashes into the side of another that is going in the same or opposite direction. In this type of accident, a side of one car crashes into the side of another car that is traveling in the same or opposite direction.

Drivers and passengers can suffer broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord injuries or traumatic brain injury. Our legal team investigates the crash to determine how the accident happened. Often, it is because the other driver was texting, was under the influence or alcohol or drugs, or because they fell asleep.

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Rollover

In some accidents, a car rolls over onto the road. This can happen when a driver hits a curb or pothole, or tries to overcorrect steering after veering out of the lane. But other factors can also lead to a rollover crash, such as faulty vehicle design, defective tires or weather conditions. The injuries suffered in a rollover accident can be quite serious.

Our legal team investigates your crash to find out how it happened. A negligent driver may have run you off the road. Or a defective tire could have caused the crash. Jon helps you identify the negligent parties so you can recover damages.

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Multi-Vehicle Accident

These accidents typically happen on highways or at busy intersections. There’s a crash and other cars are unable to stop in time. The result is a chain reaction and a pileup of several cars. Multiple factors can lead to these accidents. One driver may have rear-ended another car. Another driver may not have been paying attention and is unable to stop in time. Alcohol or drugs could also be a factor.

Since there can be several drivers at fault, and different types of negligence involved, sorting out what happened in a multi-vehicle crash can be difficult. But our legal team is up to the task. Jon will determine which party’s negligence led to your injury, and pursue financial compensation that meets your needs.

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“Why did your accident happen?”

Distracted/Texting Driver

Texting while driving is illegal in Georgia, but still some drivers ignore the law. Others talk on the phone while driving. Some are distracted by switching the radio station, eating or drinking, or talking to passengers. The result of all of these activities is the same: A driver’s attention is taken off of the road. And an accident that leaves people hurt can happen in just seconds.

If you were injured in an accident, our legal team conducts an investigation into your crash. We know where to look for evidence that the other driver was distracted. This includes reviewing police reports, seeking phone company records and talking to witnesses. Jon holds distracted drivers responsible and will fight to recover compensation for your injuries.

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Drunk Driving

It is against the law to drive while under the influence of alcohol, and for good reason. A drunk driver is not able to operate a car safely, reacts slowly to conditions on the road and makes poor decisions. Unfortunately, each year drivers choose to drive while under the influence, and many of them cause accidents that leave people seriously injured.

If you were hurt in a crash caused by a drunk driver, Jon will act fast to protect your rights. Our legal team reviews police reports and interviews witnesses to establish that the other driver was under the influence. Jon determines your needs to recover from your injury, and will fight to recover the compensation you deserve.

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Speeding

Every road has a speed limit, and every road gets drivers who ignore it. But speed limits exist for a reason. Traveling at higher speeds makes it more difficult to control a car and bring it to a complete stop. Speeding greatly increases the risk of causing an accident and getting people hurt. But speeding remains a common cause of car accidents.

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, our legal team goes to work. We examine police reports to see if speed was estimated in the crash. We look for evidence of speeding at the scene. And if needed, we will bring in an accident reconstruction expert who can determine if the other driver was speeding. Jon knows how to build a case to hold negligent drivers responsible.

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Asleep at the Wheel

A fatigued driver is a dangerous driver. Lack of sleep affects driving skills, slowing reaction time and leading to poor judgment. In some cases, a fatigued driver can fall asleep at the wheel while driving, creating a very dangerous situation. The car doesn’t stop until it crashes into something, often another car carrying drivers and passengers.

It can be difficult to prove another driver was fatigued or fell asleep at the wheel. But our legal team knows where to find evidence. An investigating officer may have noted drowsiness as a factor in the accident. Or a witness may be able to verify the other driver was fatigued. Jon explores every option to prove negligence and get you the compensation for your injuries that you deserve.

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Defective Vehicle

Some accidents happen because there was a problem with the car itself. A tire may have been defective. There was a transmission problem, or a part failed. Or an airbag didn’t deploy properly, leading to injury. In these cases, the negligence can lie with an auto manufacturer, part manufacturer or mechanic.

Our legal team looks into your accident to determine which part was defective and where it came from. We seek company records and safety reports. We talk to witnesses who are familiar with ongoing problems related to the vehicle or part. It can take time to resolve this type of case, but Jon is determined to get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.

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Weather-Related Accident

When the weather gets bad, road conditions become dangerous. High winds, driving rain or even light snow can make roads difficult to navigate. In bad weather, all drivers are responsible for slowing down and being extra cautious. When this responsibility is ignored, it can easily lead to a crash, and people getting hurt.

Proving driver negligence during an accident in bad weather can be difficult. Our legal team looks for evidence that the other driver was driving faster than conditions warranted or was driving recklessly. Documenting your accident and getting contact information for witnesses can often help build a strong case. Jon guides you through the claims process and helps you recover the maximum compensation possible.

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