According to statistics released by the Georgia Department of Motor Vehicle Safety, around 9% of Georgia’s total population are involved in car accidents each year. Although not all of these accidents resulted to serious injuries or death, the fact remains that drivers and their passengers are at risk once they hit the road. In fact in 2010 alone, it has been recorded that there were 1,317 fatalities from road collision accidents.
Unfortunately, even if a car accident did not result in the death of the driver or any of his or her passengers, injuries will require medical attention. If the injuries were serious, the life of the victim and that of his or her family’s will change dramatically. For one thing, serious injuries like head trauma or amputation of a limb may prevent the victim from living the kind of life he or she once had. This can also be very taxing on the part of his or her family.
Car accident victims are entitled to a compensation if the accident was caused by the negligence of another party. First however, it is important to hire an experienced Atlanta, Georgia car accident attorney so the case can be evaluated carefully and the best legal action can be determined. Compensation for car accident victims include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Reimbursement of medical bills and medications
- Recovery and rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of income
- Pain and suffering
Who Can Be Held Liable in a Car Accident Lawsuit?
More often than not, the negligent driver is liable in a car accident lawsuit. However, there are cases where the accident may have been caused by other factors like mechanical malfunction or poor roadway conditions. In these types of instances, a third party like the car manufacturer or government entities responsible for maintaining roads can also be held liable.
Establishing liability is very important because it affects the total amount of the compensation that victims can receive. For this reason, it is imperative that victims hire an attorney who has vast experience in handling car accident lawsuits.
Hiring the Right Car Accident Attorney
Hiring the a car accident lawyer is one of the first things that a victim must do after accident. Having legal representation as early as possible will ensure that the victim’s rights will be upheld throughout the entire process. Sadly enough, most car accident victims forgo their right to file a lawsuit because they are worried about legal fees. What they don’t know is that most car accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means they don’t get paid until they win the case and their clients receive their compensation.
When hiring a car accident attorney, the first thing the victim should look at is experience. Hiring an experienced law firm will give them a better chance at winning the lawsuit
Another important thing that a car accident victim should consider is whether or not the attorney is backed up by a support team. These types of lawsuits require a lot of paperwork and gathering of evidence. It is important that the lawyer the victim chooses to hire has a team of paralegals, staff, and adjusters who can help him or her do the things that need to get done so they can be accomplished as quickly as possible.
Lastly, it is important that the victim hires an attorney who he or she is comfortable working with. Car accident lawsuits can take months so it is important that the victim is represented by someone he or she trusts and can talk to freely.
Ted A. Greves & Associates, P.A. has been handling personal injury lawsuits for over 2 decades. They understand that their clients have already been through enough because of their injuries which is why they make it a point to always use a one-on-one approach.
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