The purpose of filing a lawsuit after a car crash is to recover damages, which are the losses you have suffered because of the accident. You are generally entitled to property damages to repair or replace your car and personal injury damages to compensate you for bodily harm.
The Gumprecht Law Firm thoroughly investigates your claim to determine the extent of your damages and meticulously values your damages to determine how much you are entitled to. We aggressively pursue your maximum possible damages from your insurance company and the other at-fault driver.
Our lifetime membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a testament to our skills and determination to help our clients. We are here 24/7 to help you recover the damages you deserve. Call our Georgia car accidents law firm to learn about your right to compensation.
Damages We May Pursue in an Auto Accident Claim
Damages may be economic, which have a calculable financial value attached, and noneconomic, which punish the at-fault driver for gross negligence. Noneconomic, or punitive, damages may be available when drunk driving or texting caused the crash. Depending upon the circumstances of your case, we may pursue such damages as:
- Lost wages
- Reduction in future earnings
- Medical bills
- Future medical care
- Scars and disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
Proving Injury Damages
Whether negotiating a settlement with your insurance company or suing an at-fault driver, you must prove your injuries and the resulting damages. Our firm guides you through the process of gathering valuable evidence to support your claim, including:
- Medical records. Your doctor’s observations and prognoses are instrumental in building your case. You should pursue medical treatment as soon as practicable after a crash to protect your health and to preserve important evidence in your case.
- Diagnostic tests results. Imaging tests are powerful evidence as to the nature and extent of your injuries. You may undergo such diagnostic tests as x-rays, MRIs and CAT scans.
- Mechanic repair quotes. How badly was your car damaged? This is not only necessary property liability evidence, but also bolsters the claim for injuries to the occupants.
- Police reports. Law enforcement provides an objective assessment of the accident. Obtaining a police report after a crash is always a good idea because you will have a professional, neutral record of the events that took place.
- Pictures of the accident scene. A picture speaks a thousand words – especially when presenting evidence in a car accident case. If safe for you to do so, take pictures of the vehicles and other aspects of the accident scene that will help prove the other driver’s liability.
- Phone records. Phone records can reveal whether the driver was texting or talking on the phone at the time of the crash. We obtain these phone records by subpoena.
To prevail on a liability claim, you must show that the other driver was at least 51 percent at fault for the accident. Your damages are reduced by the percentage of your fault, so you should aggressively seek to reduce the amount of fault attributed to you. Evidence of fault may include:
Call Our Georgia Car Accidents Law Firm for Representation 24/7
If you were involved in an auto crash, call our Georgia car accidents law firm at 678-800-1050 to discuss your right to damages. The Gumprecht Law Firm offers you a free initial consultation and will take your call 24/7. Under our contingency fee arrangement, you do not owe attorneys’ fees until you recover damages.