This is the first post in a series which will discuss the handling of car accident cases in Atlanta, Georgia. We feel it is necessary to write on this topic as, for obvious reasons, many people do not know how to proceed after they have been involved in a crash. The goal of our coming articles is to provide information which will help people understand what to expect from the legal process. It is also our goal to provide information which will help people make an informed decision when it is time for them to select a personal injury lawyer. If you have been injured through the negligence of another then contact our office today to speak with an attorney.
We will be addressing several topics over our coming articles. Issues which we will analyze include:
- What to expect immediately after a car accident
- How comparative fault impacts auto wrecks
- Conducting discovery in such cases
- The role of experts in such matters
- Taking a case to trial
There are several reasons why it is important to understand these issues. First, your lawyer will spend a substantial amount of time dealing with the insurance adjusters and one must understand the steps their attorney will be taking. Second, Georgia law recognizes the concept of “comparative fault.” This means that a victim can recover for their injuries even if they were partially to blame for the accident. Third, discovery can be a crucial tool for proving a defendant’s liability. Fourth, expert witnesses may be necessary to testify in regards to the victim’s long-term medical prognosis and the extent, if any, to which the victim can return to the workplace. Finally, knowing what to expect from the trial process can help to ensure that the matter goes smoothly.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own then it is important that you contact an Atlanta personal injury attorney immediately. You only have a limited amount of time in which you can file a claim. If you miss your filing deadlines then you will lose your right to any compensation. Our firm is experienced in handling car accident cases and we are ready to assist you. We service the greater metro area, including Macon, Savannah, Athens, Kennesaw, Marietta, Decatur, Dunwoody, Stone Mountain, Tucker, Alpharetta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Duluth, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Norcross, Gainesville, as well as the counties of Bibb, Chatham, Clarke, Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, and Richmond.