If a distracted driver is responsible for causing you to suffer injuries in a car accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, and more. At the Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we are aware of a car accident’s physical and financial effects on a person. This is why we are here to help you understand your right to compensation.
If you’re looking for a way to hold the driver financially liable for your injuries and losses, a distracted driving accident lawyer at our Mableton office will gladly provide you with a free case review to determine if you are eligible to receive compensation.
How Are Distracted Driving Accident Cases Valued in Georgia?
Each and every car accident case is going to differ in value. That’s because an accident affects each person involved differently. There are a number of factors we can use to determine how much your case is worth; it starts with assessing your injuries.
If you sustained a catastrophic injury, or one that has led to you becoming permanently disabled, your case might be worth more (given the extent of your injuries and how they will impact your life in the future). However, because your injuries will play a large role in determining how much your case is worth, it’s important that we accurately value them.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Mableton, call (404) 888-8888
Other Factors That We Can Use to Value Your Distracted Driving Accident Case
Some of the other factors that will influence how much your case is valued include:
Your Medical Expenses
We will need to calculate the amount you have spent on medical care (or accrued in medical debt) to determine how much you should seek for medical care. Some of the things that should be taken into account when calculating your medical expenses include:
- Trips to the emergency room
- Ambulance transportation costs
- Primary care physician visits
- Visits with a specialist or physical therapist
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical devices
- Home health care service costs
If you know the extent of your injuries, a distracted driving accident lawyer at our Mableton location can value your case using what was already spent on medical care—and what you intend on spending in the future.
If you aren’t sure how serious your injuries are or the type of care you might need, an attorney will likely want to wait until you reach maximum medical improvement. This way, we can ensure all your medical care is accounted for.
Your Lost Wages
If you were unable to work due to your distracted driving accident, you would want to calculate how much you were unable to earn. You might no longer be able to work or have to find a new job due to your injuries preventing you from resuming the position you had prior to the accident. In this case, your lawyer can use all of this when determining how much you should seek in lost wages.
Your Pain and Suffering
Another category that will represent a large percentage of your case’s value is pain and suffering. We will consider the following when determining how much you should receive for your pain:
- How much pain you experience on a daily basis as a result of the injuries you suffered
- How your pain/injuries impact your physical/cognitive abilities
- How the pain from your injuries impacts your ability to carry out your day-to-day tasks
To find out more about what we will use to value your distracted driving accident case, speak with someone from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers.
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How Can Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Help With Your Distracted Driving Case?
At Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can do many things for you that will help you get your life back on track. The first and most important thing is to establish liability. Before you can recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, or anything else, you will need to prove that another person’s negligent actions led to your accident.
Proving negligence and liability is something your distracted driving accident lawyer will help you do. Whether we need to request phone records or hire experts to help us with this, we can take the necessary steps to help prove another driver’s liability for your crash.
After an attorney at our Mableton office has determined another party was responsible for your accident, they can:
Explore Who Is Liable for Your Losses
Determine the sources from which you can recover compensation. In most cases, your attorney will start with the insurance company (to see what types of coverages and limits are available). If we exhaust insurance policy limits, your lawyer will then look into whether filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver would be in your best interest.
File a Lawsuit
If you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit, your lawyer will help you get it filed before the statute of limitations expires. O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33 generally allows an accident victim two years from the date of their incident to file suit in Georgia.
We will prepare and file most, if not all, documents with the insurance company and the court (should your case escalate to that point). Our team will also do the following for you:
- Ensure you understand your rights throughout your case
- Assist you with making an informed decision if the insurer offers you a settlement
- Help you fight for a fair outcome in your case
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Understanding Georgia’s Distracted Driving Laws
Drivers in Georgia are required to operate their vehicles with caution and care. The Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway and Safety asserts that the state is also considered a “hands-free state.” This means drivers are prohibited from having their phones in their hands to talk, text, or watch videos while operating their vehicles.
When a driver ignores Georgia’s distracted driving laws and causes an accident, we must hold the negligent driver liable for their poor choices.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Want to Hear From You
If you or a loved one was injured in a distracted driving accident in Mableton, GA, and you would like to find out if you have a case against the other driver (and what it is worth), contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at 404.888.8888. We offer all prospective clients a free consultation. Tell us about your accident and how it has affected your life.