A car accident is a traumatic event that happens unexpectedly and instantaneously. What follows next are weeks, months or even years of recovery from injuries and pain.
The financial stress from the medical expenses after a crash only adds to the turmoil. Our attorneys have helped both accident victims seek and obtain compensation for their injuries, as well as the families of victims in fatal car accidents. We are here to support you, too.
Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC is proud to offer clients over 50 years of combined legal experience handling cases just like yours. In addition to car accidents, we have specific expertise in personal injury litigation that involves tractor-trailers and commercial truck accidents. In fact, over 75 percent of our practice is dedicated to this specific area of the law.
Regardless of the type of crash you have endured, clients that hire our law firm can feel confident that they have an accident attorney who knows about the laws surrounding accidents in Atlanta and is ready to fight for the maximum compensation owed to them.
If you have been seriously injured in an auto accident, contact our law firm today for your free consultation. Our attorneys are licensed to handle cases not only in Georgia, but in several other states as well. We help people throughout the Southeast seek justice.
The Accident Lawsuit Process
When youâ€™ve been involved in a serious car accident, your first question might be: What do I do now? Pursuing a personal injury claim without the aid of a lawyer can result in a minimum payout, if any, to you. Insurance companies arenâ€™t concerned with the extent of your injuries. They want your claim settled as soon as possible for as little as possible.
You need an attorney who knows how to negotiate on your behalf and fight for your right to compensation.
The lawsuit process starts with collecting accident-related documents. This includes:
- Emergency room, hospital and rehabilitation reports
- Information regarding wages lost due to inability to work
- Post-accident care necessary to aid in your recovery
We use this information to start piecing together a claims summary. Despite the valuable importance of these details, we know they donâ€™t even begin to speak to the amount of pain, suffering and stress you and your family have endured.
We know the cost of an accident is more than just facts and figures. Being a victim impacts your quality of life. Speak with an attorney at Fried Rogers Goldberg LLC to start the process and get one step closer to getting your life back on track.
Time Limits for Georgia Personal Injury Lawsuits
A personal injury lawsuitÂ must be filed in accordance with the stateâ€™s statute of limitations.Â TheÂ GeorgiaÂ statutes of limitations deadline is two years from the time of the accident when filing a personal injury lawsuit, and four years if you wish to file one for property damage.
Note that there is a difference between filing a car accident lawsuit and submitting an insurance claim. Insurance companies have their own statute of limitations to adhere by, so you donâ€™t want to delay in pursuing your options. Let an attorney deal with insurance companies on your behalf.
Accidents Involving Government Vehicles
When a car accident involves government property, such as a collision with a city bus or a crash that happened on government land, there are special regulations in place such as sovereign immunity. The statute of limitations in these types of accidents is significantly shorter — in some cases just 30 days — and you will want to review your legal options with a lawyer immediately.
To seek compensation for any damages, the claim must be filed against the city on time and in the right manner. A formal claim includes the following information
- Your contact information
- Date of the accident
- Injuries sustained
- The city employee responsible for the accident
Our attorneys have familiarity with all types of motor vehicle accidents, including those operated by government entities. An attorney works on your behalf to ensure that your claim information is accurate, itâ€™s submitted in a timely fashion and you are seeking the maximum compensation reward available.
Georgia Comparative Fault Laws
When it comes to at-fault accident laws, some states apply â€ścomparative negligenceâ€ť and others implement â€ścontributory negligence.â€ť Georgia has what is called a â€śmodified comparative negligence law.â€ť
What does this mean?
Georgia law says that you can recover compensation for damages from any party that is found more at-fault than you. However, if you are more than 50 percent at fault for the accident, youâ€™re not allowed to recover anything at all. If you were responsible for 20 percent, you could potentially collect 80 percent of the available compensation.
These percentages are determined by a judge or a jury, and the process can be complex
Without proper legal experience on your side to fight your claim, it can mean less of a reward — or even none at all.
Georgia Auto Insurance Fault Laws
With regards to liability following a car crash, Georgia maintains a â€śfaultâ€ť system, which means that if you are at-fault for the accident, you and your insurance company are responsible for covering any personal injury or property damage.
You have the option to recover compensation for damages by filing a claim with your own insurance company, pursuing a third-party claim with the at-fault driverâ€™s insurance or filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Keep in mind that insurance companies are only interested in wrapping up their claims as quickly and as inexpensively as possible. They arenâ€™t interested in the suffering youâ€™ve had to endure and the expenses youâ€™ve had to cover as a result of an accident that wasnâ€™t your fault.
Our attorneys want you to be able to receive full compensation as per your legal rights. Itâ€™s not in your best interest to settle with an insurance company without seeking legal counsel first.
How Much Does a Car Accident Attorney Cost?
All the different factors that follow a car accident can seem overwhelming. From medical bills to time missed from work to ongoing rehabilitative care, the expenses never seem to stop. Fortunately, seeking legal counsel to pursue a personal injury lawsuit has no upfront cost to you.
We dedicate our time, efforts, legal experience and resources to fight on your behalf. We do this all without taking an attorney fee until there has been a successful verdict for your case.
Our law firm is proud to have secured multi-million dollar awards for our clients in the past. While each case is different and no outcome can be guaranteed, we put the same amount of energy and focus into every case we handle.
How Does a Lawyer Prepare for an Auto Accident Lawsuit?
You may not even consider pursuing a lawsuit regarding your crash since the only thing you want to do is heal and move on from the trauma.
We understand, and thatâ€™s why we want to ease some of this burden for you. An auto accident lawyers concentrate on the progress of your personal injury lawsuit so you can focus on your recovery.
When you hire the Truck Accident Attorneys at Fried Rogers Goldberg, we will diligently fight for you. We have a track record of success that speaks to our dedication and desire to win for our clients. Contact us today for a free evaluation of your case.
Decades of Legal Experience
Suffering from personal injuries can be stressful, frustrating and last far longer than anyone might realize. We want our clients to know they have someone on their side during this ordeal.
If you have suffered serious injuries as a result of a car accident, we are here to help you seek the compensation you deserve. We will pursue an outcome that can help you start feeling back to normal.
Contact our law firm at (404) 591-1800 or fill out the form on this page for your free consultation. There is no obligation. Our attorneys are ready to fight for you.
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The checklist will help ensure that:
- You take down necessary information about the other drivers and vehicles involved
- You properly assess the damage to your vehicle
- You document potential evidence at the scene
- You are aware of your legal rights