Every year in the state of Georgia, hundreds of thousands of car accidents occur. Many of these car accidents result in injuries – the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety reports that in 2015, there were 19,405 serious injuries from car accidents reported, and nearly 1,500 fatalities.
There is nothing that can truly compensate someone who is harmed in a serious car crash that is caused by the negligent actions of another. However, if you have suffered a major injury from a car crash, you can seek financial compensation for your damages, which can help you afford the care you need and provide for yourself moving forward.
Major Injuries from a Car Crash
Major injuries from a car accident include all injuries that result in disability, significant medical expenses, and pain and suffering. These injuries can include, but are not limited to:
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Spinal cord injuries;
- Burn injuries;
- Back and neck injuries;
- Internal injuries; and
- Amputation injuries.
How You Can Recover Compensation After a Serious Car Crash
When you are injured in a car crash in Georgia that was caused by the fault of another party, you can file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. In order to be compensated for your losses, you will need to prove that the negligent actions of the other driver were the direct cause of the accident, and that you have suffered injuries as a result. You can seek damages for the full value of your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and all other economic and noneconomic damages.
Unfortunately, recovering the compensation that you are entitled to is not always easy – an insurance company is rarely eager to offer accident victims the compensation that they deserve. As such, you will likely need to engage in negotiations, which can take weeks or months to settle. In some cases, reaching a settlement is impossible. When this is the case, you have the right to file a lawsuit and bring your case to court.
Working with an Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney
In order to prove fault, establish the extent of damages you have suffered, and negotiate for a settlement that compensates you for your losses, it is recommended that you consult an experienced car accident attorney. An attorney will handle the investigative side of your accident, will collect evidence on your behalf, and will competently build your claim. Your attorney will also advise you regarding accepting/rejecting a settlement, and whether or not your case is worth taking to court.
Contact Us Today
Our Georgia car accident lawyers have the trial experience that you deserve after you have suffered serious injuries in a car accident, and the compassion that is necessary for handling cases like this. If you are harmed in a crash, do not hesitate to contact us today to schedule a free case consultation and begin the recovery process. We will never charge you if we don’t recover a settlement on your behalf. We will work hard for you.
The foregoing answer is not legal advice and is merely a general overview. You are advised to consult a lawyer to address your specific situation. Feel free to send comments or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org of Apolinsky & Associates, LLC, or call (404) 377-9191.
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