If you were injured during a collision with a teenage driver, you may be eligible to receive compensation. If there is evidence to prove the teen driver is at fault, the compensation you receive can cover a wide variety of damages. A Brookhaven injury lawyer from our firm can be there to help answer any questions you may have throughout your proceedings—and that is only the beginning.
The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers is here to ease your burdens while you continue working on your road to recovery. We can assist with every part of your case, giving you the freedom to focus on what truly matters after a life-changing accident.
You Have Two Years to Take Action
When preparing to seek damages from a negligent teen driver in Brookhaven, you must note that OCGA §9-3-33 places a two-year statute of limitations on filing. If this deadline passes before you are able to initiate a lawsuit, you will lose the right to do so.
One of the first steps our firm will take when we represent you is to identify the date of your accident and use it to calculate your filing deadline. If any exceptions to this deadline apply in your case, we will take advantage of them to ensure you do not miss your chance to seek compensation in court if necessary.
For a free legal consultation with a teen driver accidents lawyer serving Brookhaven, call (404) 888-8888
Compensation for Victims of Teen Driving Accidents
Georgia has favorable laws for victims of negligence, and teen driving accidents are no different. Ultimately, the damages you can recover will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of the accident and the specific losses you suffered. Recoverable damages can fall under many different categories, including:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Inability to earn your previous amount of income (due to injury)
- Property damage
- Mental suffering
- Damages to your personal life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Loss of enjoyment in daily life
- Loss of consortium
- And more
We Can Calculate Your Losses
A teen driver accident attorney from our team can help you make sense of all the statutes and legal precedents that affect settlements in Brookhaven. Most importantly, we can examine every aspect of your economic and non-economic suffering to determine your overall case value. One of our main tasks is to gather proof of your losses so we can back up your claims and negotiate an agreeable settlement on your behalf.
Our attorneys have made it a point to contact third-party specialists for support when the situation calls for it. We have found that this is especially helpful if our client experienced a disabling injury or mental anguish from the collision. To combat the abstract nature of these damages, we can call upon psychologists, economists, and medical experts to help diagnose your ailments and translate them into a tangible monetary value.
The way we see it, some of the deepest wounds cannot be seen by the naked eye. These accidents can be traumatic, and you deserve compensation for every hardship you are facing and may continue to face.
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Proving Liability In Teen Driving Accidents
In today’s modern age, there are numerous ways you can gather evidence after a car accident. Still, some evidence can disappear after a certain period, such as surveillance footage and witness memories. We suggest getting started as soon as you feel well enough—after you seek medical attention, of course.
Here are some evidence collection methods that our team may employ when investigating your accident:
- Speaking to the eyewitnesses who saw the accident occur and obtaining their testimony
- Requesting and reviewing your medical records
- Obtaining and analyzing a copy of the police report
- Collecting photographs of your injuries, vehicle damage, and the accident scene
- Contacting the driver’s phone company to obtain cell phone records
- Speaking to local businesses about obtaining any surveillance footage leading up to the accident
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Reasons a Teen Driver May Be Liable for Your Collision
One of the main causes of teenage driving accidents is cell phone use behind the wheel. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a teen’s risk of crashing goes up six times when dialing a phone number. When teens text behind the wheel, that risk skyrockets to 23 times the average risk level.
Though texting while driving is a common culprit, we will also look for evidence of other types of negligence when building your case. The possibilities include:
- Poor visibility when driving at night
- Neglected maintenance
- Failure to secure cargo
- Eating while driving
- Driving while fatigued
- Looking at GPS navigations
- Aggressive driving
- Failure to yield
- Failure to check blind spots
- Driver inexperience
Call Our Staff to Get to Work On Your Case
If you hire an injury lawyer at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can be there to fight for your Brookhaven case wherever it goes. If needed, our team can even take your case to trial in civil court.
No matter what legal services you are looking for, you do not need to pay us anything upfront for our services. We understand that money can be tight after an accident like this. Instead of requiring payment before we begin working on your case, we will simply agree to a percentage of your final settlement instead. That means if we do not win, you do not owe us a dime.
To learn more about your legal options after a teen driving accident, contact a Bader Scott Injury Lawyers representative today at (404) 888-8888.