If you or a loved one live in Mableton and suffered injuries in a car accident involving a distracted driver, you may be eligible to pursue compensation for the damages you incurred. In these types of cases, distractions can stem from multiple causes, including but not limited to:
- Texting while driving
- Eating or drinking while driving
- Changing the radio station or GPS location coordinates
- Talking with other occupants in the vehicle
Our legal team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can investigate your car accident case and identify who may be held liable for the injuries and damages you suffered. We offer a free case review to begin your legal journey, and we can guide you throughout the litigation process once you hire a Mableton distracted driving accident lawyer from our team.
Our Legal Team Can Take the Lead on Your Case and Manage It for You
Once you become a client at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can start handling the legal duties involved in moving your case forward. You can continue to focus on your physical and mental recovery while we manage your case on your behalf.
Our team will update you as your case progresses. In the meantime, you can expect to receive the following services from us:
We Will Investigate Your Accident to Retrieve Information
To begin building your case, our team will first ask if you have any evidence already on you, which might include:
- The crash report
- Photos and videos of the accident scene
- Driver’s license, license plate, and insurance information of all involved parties
- Your medical records
From there, we may conduct a private investigation to see if we can gather more evidence to support your case. We will be looking for information that can support how the accident occurred, whether another party was negligent, and what kind of damages the accident caused.
We Will Notify the Liable Parties About Your Intention to Sue
During our investigation, we will identify who can be held liable for your injuries. We may pursue compensation from the at-fault driver or pursue compensation from multiple parties if applicable.
For example, if a truck driver was driving while fatigued, we may pursue compensation from the trucking company for pushing drivers to disobey hours of service regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
We Will Represent You as Necessary
Many car accident cases end in an insurance settlement or an out-of-court settlement, which means your case might not have to go to court at all. A Mableton distracted driving accident lawyer from our team can serve as your legal representative during negotiations and communicate with the other involved parties on your behalf.
However, if negotiations do not prove fruitful, your legal journey does not have to end there. We may suggest filing a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party or parties and continuing your pursuit of compensation in a trial case if necessary.
For a free legal consultation with a distracted driving accidents lawyer serving Mableton, call (404) 888-8888
We Can Evaluate Which Damages May Be Recoverable in Your Case
When we notify the liable party or parties about your case, we will also issue a demand letter, which lists the amount of compensation we believe you are entitled to collect based on your injuries and damages.
To reach that estimate, our team will work with you to collect financial documents and other supporting evidence that can prove the value of your damages or how they affected your life. Then, we will list and categorize your compensatory damages, which may include:
- Medical care expenses
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Current and future loss of income
- Reduced earning potential if your injuries limit your working abilities or force you to leave your work industry
- Property damage expenses, such as for vehicle repairs or replacing your vehicle entirely
- Permanent disability or loss of bodily function, such as your vision or hearing
- Physical changes in your appearance, including scarring, disfigurement, and burns
- Costs for care services you need due to loss of independence from your injuries
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You Have Two Years to File Your Car Accident Lawsuit
Per OCGA §9-3-33, you generally have two years from the date of the car accident to file your lawsuit against a liable party. If there are multiple liable parties, you may have to file more than one personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation from each party.
If you do not meet this deadline set by the statute of limitations in Georgia, you may be stripped of your right to pursue compensation through the court system. To prevent that, our team will monitor your case’s legal deadline and inform you of whether other factors might affect how long you have to submit your case. We can also file your lawsuit on your behalf.
What Can Be Considered a Distraction in Car Accident Cases?
A common example of distracted driving is texting while driving, which is against the law in Georgia, per OCGA §40-6-241. However, while texting and driving is a major cause of accidents in the state, it is not the only form of distracted driving.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that there are three types of distractions:
- Visual: Distractions that take the driver’s eyes off the road. These include using a smartphone, reading road signs, and looking at sideroad scenery while driving.
- Cognitive: Distractions that take the driver’s mind or attention off driving. These include daydreaming, fatigue, and paying more attention to the conversation in the vehicle.
- Manual: Distractions that take the driver’s hands off the steering wheel. These include changing the radio station, eating or drinking, or reaching for an object in the backseat while driving.
Proving Another Driver Was Distracted
Claiming another driver was distracted while driving requires evidence to make your point valid, and there are ways to prove the at-fault party was negligent moments before the accident occurred.
As we investigate your case and gather evidence, we may search for the following:
- Cell phone records if the other driver was texting while driving
- Dashcam footage from a vehicle that captured the accident
- Surveillance footage from a commercial business or residence that captured the accident
- Witness testimony
- Photos and videos of the accident scene
- Observations from the officer that wrote the accident report
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You Can Get a Free Consultation about Your Case When You Call Us
If you would like to start your legal journey, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 to get a free consultation with one of our team members. We can discuss how a Mableton distracted driving accident lawyer from our firm can help you build your car accident case and pursue financial compensation. Don’t hesitate to reach out, so call now.