Frequently Asked Car Accident Questions
Auto accidents are one of the most common causes of personal injuries. If you have experienced a crash, you understand how frightening, stressful and painful it can be. In some cases, it deprives families of their loved ones.
Jeffrey S. Bowman Attorney At Law has a mission to connect clients to the money they need to recover as fully as possible. The insurance and legal issues that you may face can be overwhelming, but you do not have to give up hope. I, Jeffrey S. Bowman, can answer your questions. Call me at 706-724-0815 for a free consultation in Augusta today.
What Should I Do If Another Driver Hits Me?
After a crash, make sure to get the other driver’s name and insurance information. Report the accident to the police regardless of how mild or severe your injuries may seem at first. Make a prompt appointment with your doctor or get emergency medical care if necessary to identify and treat your injuries. Taking these steps now will help you prepare to file an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit later.
How Can I Get Compensation After A Car Accident?
If you are injured, you have the choice to seek compensation to cover your medical costs and related damages. You may be able to negotiate a settlement with the other driver’s insurance company, but settlements often provide less compensation than a claim is worth. A lawsuit may be the best way to get a fair award.
How Do I Prove That The Accident Was The Other Driver’s Fault?
In Georgia, multiple drivers can share fault for the accident. The amount of compensation depends on the percentage of fault of each party. Proving that the other driver has a higher percentage of fault can help you get the full amount of money that you need.
Your lawyer can help you maximize compensation by finding several forms of evidence that suggest the other driver’s negligence. For example, your lawyer might work with accident reconstructionists, who can recreate the scene to show how the other driver’s actions could have caused the crash. Your attorney can also build your case with traffic camera footage, witness testimony, photos of the crash scene or vehicle damage, the police report and more.
How Does My Case Change If I Was Hit By A Commercial Truck Driver?
Trucks are more likely to cause serious or life-threatening damage. However, if the accident involved a commercial driver, your claim may become more complex.
There may be multiple parties at fault – even if the truck was the only other vehicle in the crash. Liability could belong to trucking companies, contractors or manufacturers depending on which factors caused the accident. It can be difficult to determine which party to hold accountable for your damages, but your personal injury lawyer will have the knowledge necessary for these cases.