Car accidents happen quickly and unexpectedly. You were likely driving down the road only to have your life suddenly upheaved. Such an incident can lead to serious injuries, missed time from work, extensive medical bills, and even permanent disability. Fortunately, you can make sure that the financial impact of a wreck is no greater than necessary by retaining an experienced personal injury attorney. Counsel can work to make sure that your rights are protected. Richard Summers is an Atlanta car accident lawyer who has been practicing law since 1978. He takes great pride in the level of service he provides and our office is ready to assist you. Contact us today to schedule an initial consultation. We assist individuals throughout the state of Georgia.
Atlanta personal injury attorney assisting those involved in car wrecks
Georgia law protects those who have been injured in a car wreck due to the negligence of another. Ours is a “comparative fault” state, which means that a victim may be entitled to compensation even if they were partially to blame for the accident. This is true whether the matter involved an intersection collision, an accident caused by distracted driving, or other such circumstances. A case generally must be filed within two years of the time at which the accident occurred. A victim may seek to recover past and future medical bills, past and future lost wages, and compensation for pain and suffering.
The first step in an auto accident case is for the victim’s counsel to contact the defendant’s insurance carriers. The carriers will then deal with counsel directly. Once the victim’s damages can be reasonably calculated then a settlement demand will be sent to the insurer. If a fair settlement offer is not made then it will be necessary for the matter to proceed to litigation in the appropriate Court. The discovery process (which is how information is gained from the other side in a lawsuit) will be used to obtain evidence of the defendant’s negligence. This evidence may include phone records which show that the defendant was texting and driving, DMV records which show that the defendant had a poor driving record, and more. The matter will proceed to trial after discovery has been completed. A jury will decide the issues of fault and the extent, if any, to which the victim is to be compensated. Trial is a complicated process and the rules of evidence will be strictly enforced. It is crucial that you retain a qualified lawyer to assist you.
Richard Summers is an Atlanta personal injury attorney who has been practicing law since 1978. Prior to your initial consultation he will review any available accident reports, and other information, in order to gain a better understanding of your situation. He will immediately contact the insurance companies so that you may focus on the important business of getting healthy. Richard will stay in contact with your medical providers so that he is up to date as to your situation and so that a settlement demand may be sent as soon as possible. If a settlement cannot be reached then he will quickly file a lawsuit. Our firm will fully investigate the matter, work to uncover all available evidence, and retain any necessary experts to prove both liability and damages. Richard will ensure that you know what to expect from the process and that your interests are protected from beginning to end. Contact us today.
Our firm serves residents of Atlanta and its greater metro area. This includes the Fulton County cities of Sandy Springs, Roswell, Johns Creek, Alpharetta, Milton, and East Point, the DeKalb County cities of Dunwoody, Decatur, Brookhaven, Redan, and, the Cobb County cities of Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, and Kennesaw, the Fayette County cities of Fayetteville and Peachtree, the Hall County city of Gainesville, as well as other areas throughout the state of Georgia.
Lawyer staying in regular communication with Atlanta car accident victims
Richard understands that one of the most common complaints against attorneys is that they fail to stay in contact with their clients. Richard works to be different in this regard. He regularly provides clients with his cell phone number, he quickly responds to emails, and he makes himself available to answer questions. We copy clients on important correspondence, provide copies of filed documents, and take steps to ensure that you are up to date as to the status of your case. Our lawyer is honored to serve those in Atlanta, and throughout Georgia, and we provide this level of service in each and every case we handle.