How Your Degree of Fault Affects Your Georgia Car Accident Claim

Sheryl L. Burke
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Your degree of fault in your car accident in Georgia plays a huge role in the total amount of financial compensation you can recover after your accident. It's a good idea to consult with a serious injury lawyer in Atlanta, who can assess and investigate your accident, as well as defend your best interests.

After your car accident in Georgia, insurance adjusters will review all the facts and then determine who is at fault. Often, more than one party is at fault, in which case, the insurance adjusters apportion a percentage of fault to each responsible party.

Once your degree of fault is determined, they will then reduce the dollar amount of your total damages by the percentage of your comparative fault.

So for example, if you're found to be 25% at fault in your accident with $100,000 worth of damages, your total settlement offer will be reduced to $75,000.

It's important to note that if you're found to be 50% or more at fault, you will be ineligible to recover compensation from the other party.

Because there are no hard and fast rules that the insurance companies follow when determining fault for car accidents, it's important to work with a serious injury lawyer in Atlanta to help defend your case and work toward getting you the best settlement possible. 

Contacting a Serious Injury Lawyer in Atlanta

If you are the victim of someone else's negligence or carelessness, such as in an Atlanta car accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. To help you understand these rights and seek the compensation you may be eligible for to help get your life back in order, contact the Atlanta Law Offices of Sheryl L. Burke for a no-cost consultation on your injury case - 1-404-842-7838.

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