Even a minor car accident can be life-changing. Many car accidents in Brookhaven leave the victims with pain, mobility restrictions and difficulty working. Others require hospitalization or multiple surgeries—and can have lifelong effects. Don’t get left coping with these injuries—and the medical bills—on your own. If you were injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you have legal rights. You need to talk to a Brookhaven car accident lawyer.
Our attorneys are ready to help. We have spent decades protecting car accident victims and fighting against insurance companies. We know how to win cases and get our clients the most money possible—and we don’t charge anything unless we win money for you. Let us give you a FREE consultation. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.
How does fault work in a Brookhaven car accident?
Brookhaven follows Georgia law, which means that the driver who caused the accident is “at fault” and is liable for what happened. That driver or their insurance company is supposed to pay. However, it’s not always easy to tell which driver is at fault, and insurance companies may make mistakes—or even try to blame the victim. This is one of the reasons it’s so important to have a legal professional look at your case.
In general, there are four ways a driver can be found at fault:
- They broke some kind of traffic law
- They were drunk or on drugs while driving
- They were driving distracted (by their phone or anything else)
- They were simply careless
Often, the at-fault driver wasn’t actively breaking any laws. They may have simply not been careful enough or made a bad decision. This is known as “negligence” and a negligent driver is liable for the accident even if no law was broken.
How much money can I win for a car accident claim in Brookhaven?
Georgia law does not put any cap on how much you can win. The amount of the recovery is supposed to be enough to cover all of your “damages” or losses. There are two types of damages you can recover money for:
- The hard costs of the accident, or “special damages.” These are things like medical bills, car repairs, physical therapy, or lost work time—things that carry an actual price tag and can be added up.
- The intangible costs of the accident, or “general damages.” These are serious personal losses such as:
- Suffering severe pain
- Suffering emotional anguish
- Suffering the loss of a loved one
- Any kind of major physical loss such as a disability, loss of a limb, restricted mobility, etc.
To figure out the total, insurance companies will take the hard costs and multiply them by a number (usually between 1 and 5) that represents how severe your suffering and personal losses are. In other words, the amount you actually win could be 3x, 4x or even 5x the cost of the accident.
It is our belief that this money can never make up for the kinds of serious losses an accident victim must face. Our hope is that the money helps you and your family find financial stability as you recover from the accident.
How do I know if I have a valid car accident claim?
You should never assume you don’t have a claim. Strictly speaking, the only way to know for sure is to talk to a lawyer—don’t believe the insurance company. A good lawyer can launch an independent investigation into the accident and find out exactly what happened, helping show who was at fault and prove that you have a valid claim.
We have had successful car accident claims in almost every kind of accident, including:
- Whiplash claims
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-end collisions
- Side impacts and “T-bones”
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents involving pedestrians or bicyclists
- Accidents caused by fog or rain
- DUI accidents
- Distracted driving accidents
- Accidents caused by defective tires, brakes or other auto parts
In fact, you could have a valid claim—and recover money—even if the other driver was uninsured.
Do I have to go to court for my car accident claim?
Usually the answer is no. There are times when the insurance company will refuse to bargain, and we will give you our professional opinion whether it’s worth it to file a car accident law suit in Atlanta, Georgia. But this is uncommon. Most of the time, we can force the insurance company to the bargaining table and resolve your claim without ever going to court—and potentially get you far more than what the insurance company first offered.
How much does a car accident lawyer cost in Brookhaven?
Getting legal representation doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, we don’t believe you should have to pay anything out of pocket to get a lawyer. That’s why we offer a different fee structure:
- Your consultation with us is free
- We don’t bill you anything while working on your case
- If we can’t recover money for you, you owe us nothing—ever
In other words, we don’t get paid unless you get paid. If we win you a recovery, we take a small percentage as our fee and you keep the rest. That way you can get a lawyer with NO risk.
Talk to a Brookhaven Car Accident Lawyer for Free
A car accident can affect you for years—even for life. But that doesn’t mean you should have to pay. Our legal team has devoted decades to fighting insurance companies and winning. Let us give you a FREE consultation to help you understand your rights and the best next steps. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.