If you were hurt in a head-on collision caused by another driver in Albany, you may be able to hold that driver responsible and recover compensation to pay for your medical care and other related expenses. Head-on accidents often involve a driver who made a careless or reckless mistake, which could make them legally liable for the accident under Georgia personal injury law.
If we believe we can help you seek compensation, an Albany head-on collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will represent you on a contingency basis. You will not need to pay anything upfront for our services.
You can speak to a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers team member today by calling (404) 888-8888. We provide complimentary consultations to accident victims. We will assess your traffic accident and injuries during this consultation to determine your rights and options for seeking a settlement or an award.
Head-On Collisions Cause Serious Injuries and Are a Leading Cause of Fatal Accidents
When two vehicles collide in an Albany head-on traffic accident, there may be serious injuries. In fact, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) lists head-on collisions as the most likely type of traffic accident to cause a fatality. Traffic laws, signals, and signs all work together to prevent vehicles from colliding. When one driver violates these road rules, an accident may occur.
Head-on accidents can occur when a driver:
- Crosses the double-yellow line on a two-way street
- Goes the wrong way on a one-way street or ramp
- Does not slow down enough in a curve and fails to maintain their lane
- Crosses over the median on a divided highway or interstate
- Passes without enough room to do so
To hold the negligent driver accountable for your crash, you will need to prove that the other driver did one of these things or violated another traffic law, which led to your collision. At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, our team may be able to help you with this process. Call (404) 888-8888 today to discuss your options with a team member.
For a free legal consultation with a head-on collisions lawyer serving Albany, call (404) 888-8888
Let Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Represent You in Your Albany Traffic Accident Case
If we represent you in your personal injury traffic accident case, an Albany head-on collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will take steps to seek a payout on your behalf. This includes:
- Investigating the accident to determine what happened
- Working with an accident reconstruction expert, if necessary
- Assigning liability and developing a case against the at-fault party
- Preparing and filing an insurance claim
- Presenting the evidence to demonstrate a fair value for your case
- Negotiating with the insurer or filing a personal injury lawsuit
Often, we can settle Albany traffic accident cases without taking the case to trial. Even when we need to prepare and file paperwork for a personal injury lawsuit in a Dougherty County civil court, we can sometimes reach a settlement before the time comes to go to trial.
In some cases, the at-fault driver’s insurer may accuse you of contributing to causing the accident. This is one reason why we may need to go to court.
If this occurs in your case, Georgia’s comparative negligence laws could limit the compensation you can recover. According to O.C.G.A. § 51-11-7, you can recover compensation as long as you are not more than 49 percent responsible for the accident. However, if you are found partly responsible for the accident, this may decrease your recoverable compensation. We will work to present a case to demonstrate the liability of the offending driver.
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Recoverable Losses After an Albany Head-On Collision
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers assesses a value for our client’s case before we file an insurance claim or civil suit. This allows us to request a just payout from the insurer and present evidence to prove these losses. We can also provide the same evidence to document a client’s losses if the case goes to court.
Some recoverable losses may include:
- Past and future treatment and care for accident injuries
- Ongoing expenses related to care and support
- Past and future loss of income and benefits
- Reduced earning capacity
- Repairs to your vehicle and other property damage
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Intangible losses
- Pain and suffering due to your injuries
- Other documented losses
In addition to victims filing an insurance claim based on their own injuries, certain family members can pursue wrongful death damages if their loved one died due to the accident. Under O.C.G.A. §51-4-2, Georgia law outlines who is eligible and the compensation they may be able to recover.
Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Georgia
O.C.G.A. §9-3-33 sets a two-year statute of limitations in Georgia for personal injury cases, including car accidents. This deadline generally applies to head-on traffic accidents and other types of collisions. You must file the initial paperwork before the deadline arrives to protect your right to take legal action. As long as we know about your case with sufficient time to do so, we can ensure you meet the necessary timeline.
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An Albany head-on collisions lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help accident victims seek financial recovery based on their accident expenses and intangible losses.
You can talk to a member of the team from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at no cost to you. We will discuss your accident, injuries, and prognosis with you to assess your options and explain them to you. Call (404) 888-8888 now to get started right away.