auto accident lawyers savannah gaWe 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 claim in some cases. Among these is Savannah, GA’s no-fault insurance law. Savannah, GA requires all vehicle owners to have no-fault insurance coverage. Your insurance will cover certain expenses related to your injuries up to $50,000 regardless of who caused the accident. Taking liability out of the equation, no-fault coverage is designed to make sure that those injured in auto accidents receive compensation as soon as possible for their losses.
No-fault insurance covers only damages relating to physical injuries, such as medical expenses and lost income from being unable to work; it does not cover vehicle damage or noneconomic damages such as pain and suffering. Further, under Savannah, GA’s Insurance Law, you may not qualify for a no-fault injury claim unless your injuries pass certain thresholds of severity, including death, dismemberment, or significant disfigurement.

Where 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 if you had the right of way. Similarly, if icy roads caused two vehicles to spin out of control and collide, the state or municipality in charge of maintaining the road may be liable.
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?
Sure. However, the case will likely be more complicated if you were not wearing a seatbelt. The defense can 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. Another situation where you should contact a car accident lawyer to discuss your legal options is this one.

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.