Are personal injury lawyers and lawyers that specialize in car accidents the same thing?

Asked over 2 years ago - Atlanta, GA

I've seen some lawyers that do a lot of personal injury and car accident work, and some that seem to just focus on car accidents. Is it okay to hire either type?

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  1. Glen Edward Ashman


    Contributor Level 20


    Lawyer agrees

    Answered . Generally the two likely mean the same thing if you have a car accident. My office handles car acciudents where there is an injury. Feel free to call me at 404-768-3509 with details if you have questions.

  2. David H. Burns


    Contributor Level 13


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    Answered . The vast majority of personal injury lawyers handle car accident cases, because more serious injuries and death occur in car accidents than any other way.

    The above is general advice regarding applicable state law. It does not create an attorney-client relationship in... more
  3. J. Phillip Boston

    Contributor Level 7

    Answered . I agree with the other posters. Most personal injury lawyers handle car accident cases. Some personal injury lawyers may focus on one particular area, such as large truck collisions or products liability cases. Please feel free to give me a call if you would like to discuss your situation. My office is in Athens, however I formerly practiced in Atlanta, and regularly meet clients in the Atlanta area. Sincerely, Phil Boston.

  4. Randy William Ferguson

    Contributor Level 19

    Answered . Yes. Most personal injury attorneys do lots of automobile accidents.

    The response given is not intended to create, nor does it create an ongoing duty to respond to questions. The... more
  5. Paul Y. Lee

    Contributor Level 18

    Answered . Majority of personal injury lawyers handle car accident cases. Car accident cases are one type of personal injury case. Other examples of personal injury cases include construction defect injuries, product liability cases, workplace injury cases (other than worker's compensation cases), premises liability (including slip and fall) cases, and medical malpractice cases. There are other examples. There are some personal injury lawyers who will not handle auto accident cases. In sum, almost always a car accident lawyer will also be a personal injury lawyer. However, a personal injury lawyer may not necessarily be a car accident lawyer (although most personal injury lawyers are also car accident lawyers).

    This response is for information purpose only and does not constitute a legal advice. This response does not... more

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