If a negligent driver caused your or your loved one’s injuries in College Park, Georgia, a car accident lawyer from our firm is ready to fight for your rights. We can help you seek the damages you deserve.
What damages can you qualify for, and how can our team help you get them? We outline this below. You will also learn who you can file a lawsuit against and how to know if there is more than one liable party in your case. Our firm also offers complimentary case assessments.
What S. Burke Law can do for you
We understand how difficult it is to recover after a car accident. Our team at S. Burke Law can shoulder your legal burdens. We would be happy to handle:
- The investigation: To confirm the liable party’s identity and prove your need for damages, we will collect evidence from as many sources as possible.
- The paperwork: We will choose all the right forms, fill them out for you (or assist you in filling them out), and submit them on time.
- All communications: Your lawyer will keep you informed about your case’s progress and let you know if the liable party has any messages or settlement offers for you.
- The negotiations: The liable party’s insurance company may attempt to use your words against you. We will not allow this—a lawyer from our team will speak to and negotiate with them on your behalf.
- The trial: If necessary, we can arrange a trial and present your case for damages to the jury.
- Your questions and concerns: You can contact us at any time if you need explanations or reassurance about any aspect of your case.
Paying for legal services
You may not want to spend a lot right now, and that is understandable. At S. Burke Law, we work for a contingency fee. This benefits you in several ways:
- You do not have to pay us until you have received compensation.
- We take our fee out of your compensation, not out of your pocket.
- You can get the legal representation you deserve right now without worrying if you can afford it.
Determining a value for your case
How much is your lawsuit worth in College Park, Georgia? A car accident lawyer from our team can calculate the exact numbers. S. Burke Law has helped car accident victims recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for their injuries. The amount you receive will depend on the specifics of your case.
This next section provides a general breakdown of damages and what types of injuries are compensable under the law. Our team can help you apply this information to your case.
The ways in which your car accident cost you money fall into two main categories. The first is a decrease in income caused by things like:
- Loss of wages for those who took a leave of absence from work while their injuries heal
- Loss of earning capacity for those whose injuries prevent them from earning a living as easily as before
The second category is an increase in expenses caused by things like:
- Medical bills for those who needed treatment from a medical professional
- Repair bills for those who needed to have their car fixed
The ways in which your car accident affected you personally also fall into two main categories. First, there are physical consequences, such as:
- Disability for those who lost any physical or intellectual ability, either temporarily or permanently
- Disfigurement for those whose injuries left them with serious scar tissue
Second, there are the mental and psychological consequences such as:
- Reduced quality of life for those whose physical limitations prevent them from enjoying life the way they used to
- Loss of consortium for those whose relationship with their spouse has suffered in any way because of their injuries
The statute of limitations
Your ability to recover damages depends not only on the types of injuries you sustained, but also on when you file your case. In most cases, you must begin your lawsuit within two years of the accident. Otherwise, you lose the right to collect compensation. This is why it is important to get your case started as soon as you are able.
Finding out who is responsible for your accident
You may know right away who you want to sue after a car accident. Possible liable parties include:
- A driver, if you were hit by someone who was drowsy, drunk, or distracted at the time of the crash
- A car manufacturer, if there was something fundamentally wrong with your or the other driver’s car
- A maintenance team, if your or the other driver’s car did not work as it should
Even in cases that seem straightforward, however, there may be additional factors that influence who you file against. There may even be more than one liable party. Our team can help you figure out who to sue by collecting evidence such as the following:
- Police reports: Anyone involved in an injury accident or a fatal accident must make a report to the proper authorities as quickly as possible.
- Medical records: Seek medical attention as soon after the accident as you can.
- Expert testimony: An expert may be a doctor, a vocational rehabilitation specialist, or anyone else qualified to confirm that your accident had a severe and negative impact on your life.
We are ready to discuss your case for free
A car accident lawyer from our firm is ready and willing to help you with your case. S. Burke Law can give you the support and guidance you need to fight for fair compensation in College Park, Georgia. Give us a call at (404) 842-7838. We will evaluate your case at no cost or obligation, and we charge nothing until you win.