You Had an Auto Accident?
We understand the pain and devastation that follows an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence. The goal of our firm is to help our clients receive the full and fair compensation they deserve – any other outcome is unacceptable to us. Among these damages are:
- Medical treatment
- Pain and suffering (emotional and physical)
- Lost wages
- Property damage
Have I got a case?
It is very possible that you have a valid personal injury claim if you were injured in a auto accident that was the result of another person’s negligence. It may not be necessary for you to file a lawsuit in some cases. Some claims are settled in advance of litigation.
How can I find out who is responsible?
An auto accident lawyer who takes your case must prove that the other party was negligent and that their mistake caused your injuries. When another driver fails to yield, it is very likely that they are responsible for the crash.
Georgia has a modified comparative negligence system. Even if you were partially to blame, you can recover damages from the party or parties responsible for your injuries, so long as your percentage of fault doesn’t exceed the percentage of fault of the other party, or the percentage of fault of all parties combined. You will also be responsible for a portion of the damages awarded.
If I wasn’t wearing a seat belt when the accident occurred, can I still file a claim?
Failure to not wear a seatbelt in Georgia will not disqualify you from a personal injury claim. That may differ in other states. But, the defense may argue that even if you did not cause the accident, your injuries would not have been as severe if you had worn your seat belt. This could reduce the amount of compensation you receive. This is a factor to discuss with your lawyer before giving any statements to others.
My injuries do not appear to be serious. Should I see a doctor?
Yes. You may not realize how serious your injuries are at the scene of the accident, either due to adrenaline or because it is a kind of injury that develops more slowly, such as Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A doctor should be consulted soon after an accident not only for medical reasons, but also for legal ones. It is beneficial to your case if your medical records demonstrate you sought treatment for your injuries in a timely fashion following your accident.