Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help if you suffered car accident injuries because of a driver who did not yield the right-of-way. Our Athens, GA, failure-to-yield accident attorneys can investigate your crash and prove another party is at fault for your damages.
We will work tirelessly to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other expenses so you and your family do not pay out-of-pocket for a collision you did not cause. We can tell you more about our services and help you get started with a free consultation.
You Can Recover Your Failure-to-Yield Car Accident Damages
Our Athens personal injury attorneys are passionate about helping those who have been harmed by another’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful actions. We will handle your case against those who caused the accident, so they are responsible for paying–not you or your loved ones. In general, failure-to-yield accident compensation may include:
- Current and future medical bills. We can seek reimbursement for medical bills you’ve already incurred and estimate the cost of future treatment. Medical damages may include ambulance transportation, emergency department services, surgeries, hospital and doctor fees, physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and long-term nursing care.
- Pain and suffering. If you suffered a severe car accident injury, you deserve compensation for the pain, suffering, and inconvenience it causes. We can pursue monetary awards for severe and disabling injuries, disfigurement, scarring, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, mental and emotional anguish, loss of enjoyment, and diminished quality of life.
- Current and future lost income. We can pursue wages, benefits, and earnings you have lost due to your injuries and recovery. If you will be out of work for an extended time or must permanently change jobs, reduce your hours, or leave the workforce, we can seek compensation for future lost income and lost earning capacity.
- Vehicle damages. We can seek the cost of vehicle repairs or the value of a comparable replacement if the damage constitutes a total loss. We can also secure compensation for other damaged or destroyed personal property, including cell phones, laptops, watches, and jewelry.
- Miscellaneous expenses. We can review your case to identify and recover various out-of-pocket costs, such as rental car fees, medically necessary home or vehicle modifications, and household services, such as cooking, cleaning, and property maintenance.
- Wrongful death. If your loved one passed away because of a car accident injury, our Athens wrongful death lawyers can seek medical expenses, lost wages, and more on behalf of their estate and qualifying survivors.
For a free legal consultation with a failure to yield accidents lawyer serving Athens, call (404) 888-8888
Proving Fault for a Failure-to-Yield Accident
Whether pursuing an insurance claim or taking legal action, our attorneys must prove that another party is at fault for your accident and resulting damages.
Because failing to yield at traffic signs, signals, marked intersections, and when making left turns is illegal under O.C.G.A. § 40-6-72, it is negligence per se, or “on its face.” Therefore, proving a driver did not stop or slow down when required by law is usually enough to establish negligence. We can do this by collecting and analyzing case evidence, which may include the following:
- Police reports
- Medical records
- Eyewitness accounts
- Dash Cam, surveillance, or cell phone footage
- Pictures of your injuries and the damaged vehicles
- Photographs and physical evidence from the scene
- Crash reconstruction reports
- Expert testimony
- Bills, invoices, pay stubs, receipts, and other proof of financial losses
Our team will also handle all other case-related details, including tracking and managing deadlines, communicating with involved parties, and negotiating on your behalf. You can leave your insurance or legal issues to us, knowing you have a team of professionals with decades of combined experience on your side.
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Athens, GA, Auto Insurance Requirements
Georgia is an at-fault insurance state, which means motorists must purchase liability insurance to pay for auto accident injuries and damages they cause to another party. According to the Office of Commissioner of Insurance and Safety Fire, mandated coverage minimums are as follows:
- $25,000 in bodily injury liability per person
- $50,000 in bodily injury liability per accident
- $25,000 in property damage liability
When you file an insurance claim against an at-fault driver, their provider will only pay for damages up to the policyholder’s limits. However, insurance minimums may not fully satisfy your losses if you or your loved one suffered severe injuries. In that case, we may be able to seek a settlement through optional policies you hold, such as underinsured/uninsured (UM/UIM) coverage or collision coverage.
We can also see if other parties (such as a vehicle manufacturer or roadway owner) may bear financial responsibility and proceed with cases against them. In addition, our Athens failure-to-yield accident attorneys can pursue your damages with a civil lawsuit.
Time Limits for Seeking Compensation
You should notify your insurer and file a claim with the liable party’s provider as soon as possible. Waiting to do so can lead to complications that may hurt your chances of securing a successful settlement. For example, case evidence can degrade or get lost, witness memories can fade, or the insurance company may use the delay to allege your injuries did not occur during the crash.
Furthermore, you want to leave our attorneys ample time to investigate your accident, collect evidence, draft and file paperwork, and work through negotiations before the two-year statute of limitations outlined in O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 expires. If the deadline passes, the court will likely refuse your personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit, potentially leaving you without options for recovering damages.
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Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for Help With Your Car Accident Case
An Athens failure-to-yield car accident attorney can assist with your auto insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit at no upfront or out-of-pocket costs. Our lawyers work on contingency, meaning our payment comes from a percentage of your case winnings.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation. Learn more and connect with an attorney near you.
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