Representing Georgia Clients After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Being in a car accident can be devastating. While some injuries are immediately known, others manifest over time, sometimes long after the accident. It is important to have an attorney that can assess your case, guide you through your legal matter and zealously represent you in a car accident case. If you were in a car accident, you should speak to a lawyer. You may have a case against the negligent driver, which can help you recover compensation for your medical bills and the damage to your property. Contact the Alfred Law Firm to discuss your situation with an experienced attorney.
What should I do after an accident?
If the accident caused serious damage to a car (over $500) or someone suffered an injury or death because of the crash, it is required that you call the authorities and file an accident report. In addition, you are required to exchange information with the other parties involved, help anyone in need get medical attention, and stay at the scene of the accident. Do not talk about the accident with anyone but the officer. After the accident, contact an attorney that can help assess your legal situation.
Car accident laws in Georgia
Georgia is an “at-fault” state and follows the principles of modified comparative negligence. For one, a person would need to file a lawsuit against the negligent party to recover medical bill and lost wages because of the accident. Like with all personal injury cases, the burden of proof is on the injured party. This means that he or she would need to show evidence of negligence. In addition, one’s entitlement to damages depends on the assessed percentage of fault for the accident. For example, if you were in an accident and were over 50% at fault, you would likely be barred from recovering any compensation because the accident was mostly your fault. If you were 40% at fault for the accident, you would only be able to recover 60%.
Contact an experienced car accident attorney
If you have been in an accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible. An accident attorney should be able to assess your case, guide you through your options, and represent your interests. The Alfred Law Firm has over a decade of experience fighting for the rights of all clients. Contact our firm for a consultation.