Lawrenceville Car Accident Lawyer
Being involved in a car accident is never easy. There’s the physical pain and the worry and stress of wondering who is at fault, and if you’re entitled to compensation for your losses. Fortunately, an experienced car accident lawyer can help. For legal assistance, contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.
Why Choose Bowen Painter For Your Car Accident Claim?
If you’ve been in an auto accident, you need an attorney who can fight for your rights and get you the justice and compensation you deserve. Here’s why Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers is the right choice:
- We have more than two decades of experience handling auto accident cases with proven success. In fact, we obtained the largest injury verdict in Chatham County—an impressive $18 million.
- We provide compassionate representation for each of our clients. We don’t just treat you like a case number; we treat your case with the care it deserves.
- When it comes to taking on corporations or insurance companies, we are not afraid to be aggressive advocates for our client’s rights. Our team is relentless when seeking justice, so rest assured knowing that we will fight for what is rightfully yours.
How a Lawyer Can Help With Your Lawrenceville, GA Car Accident Claim
Having an attorney after a car accident claim can drastically change the outcome of your car accident claim. Here’s how a lawyer can help you:
Analyze Police Reports and Witness Statements
After an accident, police officers will often arrive at the scene and document what happened in their reports. A lawyer will read through these reports and compare them with witness statements or other available evidence. They may also contact any witnesses who saw what happened and interview them to get more details about the accident. By doing this, your lawyer can build a clear picture of who was at fault and make a valid argument as to why you are entitled to compensation.
Examine Physical Evidence and Accident Scene Photographs
A lawyer will take time to examine any physical evidence that was collected at the scene of the accident. This includes things like skid marks on the road or damage done to vehicles involved in the crash. In some cases, they may also review photographs taken by police or bystanders that reveal additional information about how the crash occurred.
Consult With Experts in Accident Reconstruction and Other Relevant Fields
When necessary, lawyers may bring in experts who specialize in accident reconstruction or related fields such as engineering or a medical diagnosis in order to demonstrate how an accident occurred or explain how it led to certain injuries.
Liability and Comparative Fault in Georgia Car Accidents
In Georgia, car accident claims are governed by modified comparative negligence, which reduces the plaintiff’s damages if they are partially at fault for the accident that caused their injuries:
“Where an action is brought against one or more persons for injury to person or property and the plaintiff is to some degree responsible for the injury or damages claimed, the trier of fact, in its determination of the total amount of damages to be awarded, if any, shall determine the percentage of fault of the plaintiff and the judge shall reduce the number of damages otherwise awarded to the plaintiff in proportion to his or her percentage of fault.”
For example, you are involved in an accident with another driver. You were going 10mph over the speed limit, and the other driver ran a red light and hit your car. In this case, both parties might be assigned some degree of responsibility depending on how much each contributed to causing the crash. You would likely be found less responsible – let’s say 30%.
If you were awarded $100,000, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault – 30% – and you would take home $70,000.
Contact Bowen Painter For Help With Your Car Accident Claim
If you’ve been involved in an accident and need help recovering compensation for your medical expenses and other losses, we can help. Contact Bowen Painter Trial Lawyers to schedule a free consultation.