3 Key Facts You Need to Know in a Georgia Accident Case
A successful accident case requires three things: liability (also called fault or negligence), serious injury or death, and insurance.
Liability exists when another person, company, or product was at fault in causing your injury. Fault exists when that person or company was negligent, meaning they were careless or violated the law in a way that brought about your injury.
A serious injury is one that was severe enough to require ongoing medical treatment and to have caused you problems – lost wages, scarring, numerous doctor visits, and/or surgery. Minor aches and strains that heal quickly won’t result in an award big enough to pay for all the court costs, medical experts, and lawyer’s time to bring an accident case.
Insurance is needed to provide money to pay a settlement or court award. Many types of insurance policies exist, and a good attorney will look at all potential policies that might be available to pay your claim. For example, if an at-fault driver who caused you to be injured lacks insurance, uninsured motorist coverage from your own policy or a policy covering all family members in your household may be available for you. If there is fault and serious injury, always talk to an experienced accident attorney. The attorney will know how to locate all possible sources of insurance for your claim.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident and are unsure if there is liability or insurance, please talk to us at Stokes & Kopitsky. We are experienced Atlanta injury attorneys who have years of experience in fighting for top settlements for seriously injured clients. We answer our telephones 24/7, and there is no charge for your consultation. We advance all court costs, and our fees and the costs are paid from the settlement or award we obtain for you; if there is none, there are no fees.
Our entire office works as a team to help you get the medical treatment you need and compensation you deserve, and to provide the support, understanding, and caring legal representation that will aid you in the healing process. Please call us toll-free at 800-700-5050 for top-quality, skilled, caring legal help.