All it takes is one moment of inattention to cause a life-altering vehicular accident.
In 2016, 1,554 accidents proved deadly in the State of Georgia alone. When these incidents are caused by the negligent actions of individuals, justice must be served.
We know that being involved in an accident can be difficult, as you or a loved one are forced to deal with abrupt consequences which could include physical injuries, medical bills, property damage, missed time from work, and the emotional distress that comes with it all.
Having all of this thrown at you at one time can be extremely overwhelming, but you are not alone. Our dedicated team is ready to guide you through the difficulties that come with being involved in a car accident and we are ready to fight to get you back to where you were before your car accident.
What Steps Should I Take If I Have Been Injured In A Car Wreck In Georgia?
The very first step that needs to be done after an accident is to call the police. Having a police report means you have a record that someone else was liable for an accident that happened on a particular day, which can definitely help your case.
After that, go to the hospital or seek treatment immediately if you’re injured. The name of the game is documentation; if we get in front of a jury, we’ll have to prove that there were injuries, and those injuries were caused by this accident. Your medical records need to be able to show that you were injured on this day, what was injured, and the actions you took to treat that injury. It starts with your first day of treatment to demonstrate you were injured from the particular event, which in this case, is a car accident. Typically, it needs to be a hospital record or a doctor you visited in close proximity to the date on which you were injured. Read More
What Happens If I Am Hit By An Uninsured Or Underinsured Motorist In Georgia?
Although these two terms are almost interchangeable, let’s look at this as a two-pronged question. Let’s start with getting hit by an uninsured driver. As I always tell my clients, it’s very important to protect yourself in case of the event that you’re hit by an uninsured driver. As of 2018, about 1 in every 8 drivers are uninsured. (Insurance Research Council) However, even if you’re hit by an uninsured driver, you do still have a chance of recovery, but it won’t be from the person that hit you. They obviously don’t have insurance, and you typically won’t have much luck going after the at fault driver personally because they most likely don’t have enough money in their pocket to be able to pay for all of your medical bills and other expenses. The vast majority of the time your only avenue of recovery when you are hit by an uninsured driver would be Uninsured Motorist Coverage on your own car insurance. Read More
What Happens If I Am Hit And Injured By A Drunk Driver In Georgia?
Getting hit by a drunk driver is a traumatic event. It is important that steps are followed to make sure you don’t end up in an even worse situation. After any kind of accident, it’s extremely important to get a police report. Some people feel bad asking for a report or don’t want to wait around for the police to get to the scene, but most of the time that will end up hurting their case. Without a report, it’s all too easy for the other person to lie and say they were never involved in the accident or to downplay what actually happened. You need documentation to formalize what happened, and a police report is the most credible and reliable evidence you can get before you even leave the scene. Read More
I Was a Passenger in a Car Where the Drive Caused the Accident and Was Injured in a Crash. Can I File a Lawsuit? (do I have a case)
If you were a passenger in a vehicle where the driver was at fault, you have the same legal remedies as if the person was driving another vehicle. The at-fault driver will be liable to anybody who was hurt. and you can driver’s at-fault insurance. Understandably, this may not be the easiest thing is the person who caused the accident was someone close to you, but if you are badly injured, filing a claim with their insurance will be necessary. Read More
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