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Riverdale Car Accident Lawyers

With Additional Offices in Greensboro, Alpharetta & Ellijay

In Georgia alone, there are over 100 thousand car accidents a year on state roads and highways. These accidents result in over 1,000 deaths and 100,000 injuries classified as minor, moderate, or serious. Serious injuries can include brain injury, spinal cord injury, paralysis, and other injuries that can result in a life-time of disability and inability to work.

Don’t Wait to File Your Claim

Auto accident law in Georgia has a statute of limitations that applies to all auto accidents. All claims and lawsuits must be filed within two years of the accident. Georgia will not award damages to anyone who files a lawsuit after the two years have passed.

Georgia Fault Laws

Georgia follows a “fault” system when it comes to issues like liability and insurance coverage after a car accident. This means that an at-fault driver is liable for any personal injury or property damage resulting from the accident, and his or her insurance policy will be looked to first in order to satisfy this liability. In Georgia, a person injured in an auto accident can look for compensation for damages by hiring an attorney, such as the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker, to represent them. Our experienced Riverdale auto accident attorneys can file a claim with your insurance company, pursue a claim with the other driver’s insurance company, and represent you in a personal injury lawsuit.

What Damages Can Pursue in a Personal Injury Case?

Generally speaking, there are two types of damages an injured party can pursue compensation for, compensatory damages and punitive damages. The main purpose of compensatory damages is to compensate the injury victim for as many losses as possible, while the main purpose of punitive damages is to punish the negligent party. Since punitive damages can be quite severe, they are often reserved for cases where the negligent party knew their actions would cause harm but did them anyway.

Compensatory damages can be further broken up into two, more widely recognized categories, economic and non-economic. Economic damages compensate for financial losses associated with suffering an injury such as the inability to work and medical bills. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, compensate for more abstract losses such as pain and suffering.

We offer free, no-obligation consultations. Call us today at (470) 450-1164.

What to Do After a Car Accident

There are many dos and don’ts when it comes to an auto accident. Many of your friends and family may have been in an accident and will tell you what to do, but they may not know what you should actually do and not do.

Our attorneys have a list of dos and don’ts when it comes to an accident:

  • Do call your own insurance company and tell them about the accident.
  • Do visit the hospital or your family doctor if you are injured. If you do not have a doctor, your attorney at the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker can help find one.
  • Do immediately gather evidence.
  • Do call an attorney as soon as possible.
  • Do Not give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company. (Our lawyers can do this for you.)
  • Do Not believe the insurance adjuster when they tell you to send them your medical bills so they can be paid. Do not send them anything without contacting your attorney at the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker.
  • Do Not accept money or sign anything unless your attorney has had a chance to review it.
  • Do Not expect to get wealthy from a car accident.

Get Help With Your Case Today

The law provides compensation for people who were injured because a negligent driver did not obey the routine rules of the road and failed to drive in a safe manner. Unfortunately, most injured victims will not get justice because they try to settle their own case or wait too long to get help. Insurance companies win many car accident cases that they should not be winning. They win these cases because they know how to manipulate the system. This is why you need the dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Falanga & Chalker by your side so this does not happen to you.

If you or a loved one was involved in an auto accident in Georgia, contact our experienced Riverdale car accident lawyers today. You can reach us at (470) 450-1164.

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