A serious car accident can be life-changing, if not deadly, for everyone involved. If you have been in a car accident that you believe was the fault of the other driver, then you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for your injuries and your suffering. There are many different things that can lead to a car accident as a result of someone’s negligence, which we will discuss in greater detail below.
If you believe that your accident was not your fault and you have suffered financially from this incident, contact us immediately for a free case evaluation. You will have the opportunity to discuss your case in the context of car accident law in Atlanta, and get a better understanding of your rights through a civil court process or an out-of-court settlement. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can begin the process of fighting for the money you deserve, and the sooner you can focus on rebuilding your life.
What Types of Car Accidents Qualify For Personal Injury Lawsuits?
There is no set designation in the Code of Georgia that lists the exact types of car accidents that can qualify for a personal injury claim, but there are a few distinguishing factors that are required before you can move forward:
- The accident must have been caused by someone else’s negligence, malpractice, or malice
- There must have been injuries that occurred
- The injuries must have had some sort of economic impact on the victim
If your situation sounds like it may meet these criteria, then you may be eligible for compensation from the guilty party or their insurance company. Some examples of car accidents that would lead to this type of case are the following:
- Driving under the influence
- Reckless driving
- Driving with a suspended license
- Road rage
- Operating an unsafe vehicle
- Unlicensed drivers
What Amounts To Seek After a Car Accident
Because no two car accidents are exactly alike, there is no exact way to determine the amount you rightfully deserve as a result of your injuries. However, there are some major factors that are considered as both economic and non-economic damages that you can rightfully seek.
Economic damages refer to any type of damage that has a measurable economic impact. This includes things like medical costs, recovery expenses, and lost wages if you are unable to return to work, or return to work in your normal capacity. In addition, it includes estimates of future medical bills or lost wages, or long-term disability costs.
Non-economic damages cover the financially intangible aspects of an accident. This means that things like the pain and suffering you must endure following your accident, or the depression you may feelif you are unable to continue to enjoy your life as you could before the accident. There is no set formula for determining these amounts, but we will work to determine an amount that fairly represents your situation and compensates you accordingly.
Contact Us Today
We understand that no amount of money can make your life go back to normal after suffering injuries in a serious car accident, but we want to work with you to make sure that the stress of recovery costs and other financial issues are not in the way of your recovery. With our team on your side, you can focus on getting your life back on track, knowing that we are fighting for what you deserve through a civil case.
If you are unsure of your situation or whether or not you can legally seek damages, take advantage of our free case evaluations. In your evaluation, we will discuss the specifics of your injuries and the accident that caused them, and explore the possibilities of seeking financial redress for your suffering. At the same time, you will be able to get a better understanding of how the team at Seay & Felton handle cases like yours.