Being in a car accident is a very stressful event. It can be just as stressful and traumatic in the aftermath as you try to deal with what happened to you and move on with your life. Even though car accidents happen quickly, injuries sustained can take years to heal and may impact your life from there on out. It can also be a struggle to receive the fair compensation that you deserve for the injuries you suffered.
The compensation you receive can seem to hinge on whether the driver’s insurance agency decides to fight against your claim. All of this can be very confusing and stressful to deal with alone. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, having an experienced car accident attorney on your side can alleviate stress.
At Personal Injury Attorney Georgia, we have the knowledge and expertise of how to move forward with these cases to help you receive the best possible outcome. We will fight for you to receive the compensation and justice that you deserve. Our lawyers have years of experience working specifically with car accident related personal injury cases. You don’t have to fight this battle alone.
Car Accident Statistics in the State of Georgia
We collected these numbers from The Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia. These records are from the year 2013, so more current numbers might vary slights.
- There were 1,179 deaths in the year 2013 from traffic accidents
- 297 of these deaths were caused by intoxicated drivers.
- These statistics are only showing the number of deaths. The number of injuries sustained from traffic collisions is much higher.
How does a car accident lawsuit in Georgia work?
First, the plaintiff, also known as the victim of injury, will file what is called a vehicular collision lawsuit against the party they allege is at fault. If the evidence produced proves the plaintiff’s legal case true, then the plaintiff will win their case. To win a case the injured party must be able to prove four basic components of negligence. Once they do so, the plaintiff will be entitled to receive compensation.
The four basic aspects of negligence are:
- Proving the defendant, or the accused, has a “duty of care.” Basically this means proving that the defendant had a legal obligation to have concern for the plaintiff.
- Proving that the defendant breached the this duty of care.
- Proving that the breach caused the plaintiff harm or injury
- Proving that the plaintiff suffered injuries that can be compensated. This can be done by showing bills or invoices for medical bills, loss of work, etc.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Georgia, let us help you.
Our expert attorneys will listen to your case and decide the best way to more forward. We fight for you with passion and dedication. We also offer free consultations, so you can recieve help right away. Give us a call 24/7.