Car Accidents in Fulton County
If you were recently injured in a car accident, you are likely facing many significant challenges. A serious car crash can lead to severe injuries, requiring extensive medical treatment and ongoing care. You may be unable to return to work, meaning you’re losing income at a time when you need it most. On top of all this, the physical and emotional trauma of the accident can leave you struggling to move forward.
At The Roth Firm, LLC, we understand how difficult it can be to get back on your feet after an accident, but our team is here to help. From our office in Atlanta, our car accident attorneys represent victims and the families of those killed in all types of passenger vehicle collisions throughout Fulton County and beyond. Since 2006, we have successfully represented clients against major insurance carriers and secured numerous favorable settlements on their behalf. In every case, our goal is to help you recover maximum compensation in as little time as possible, but whenever necessary, we are ready to represent you in the courtroom.
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Is Georgia a No-Fault Car Accident State?
Georgia is not a no-fault car accident state. Instead, the state follows a fault-based (or “tort”) system when it comes to motor vehicle accident claims. What this means for you is that you must prove another person or party was at fault for the accident to have grounds for a case.
To successfully bring a car accident claim in Georgia, you must prove the following:
- The defendant (the person or party against whom you are bringing the claim) owed you a duty of care. Typically, this is implied, as all drivers owe others on the road a duty of care.
- The defendant breached the duty of care by acting negligently, carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally, and this was at least partially the cause of the accident.
- If you were partially to blame for the accident, you were not more at fault than the other person or party or not more than 50% at fault in crashes involving more than two parties.
- You were injured and suffered damages, such as medical care costs, lost income or wages, pain and suffering, lost quality of life, or disability.
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers have extensive experience representing victims of all types of motor vehicle accidents and can help you determine if you have grounds for a claim during a free, no-obligation consultation. Contact us today to learn more.
Comparative Negligence in Georgia
While some car accidents have a single at-fault party, many involve multiple contributing factors, meaning blame can be assigned to more than one person. Georgia law recognizes that fault is often shared in motor vehicle accidents and, as such, follows a rule of modified comparative negligence.
Under this rule, you are permitted to file a car accident claim and seek compensation for your injuries if you are partly at fault—as long as you are less than 50% at fault. If you are 50% or more at fault for the accident, you cannot file a claim. Insurance companies know this and often try to deny your claim by arguing that you were mostly to blame for the accident. Even when they cannot successfully argue that you were more than 50% at fault, they may inflate your at-fault percentage to limit your payout.
Under the state’s modified comparative negligence rule, your total recovery will be reduced by your at-fault percentage. So, if you are found 25% to blame for the accident, you can only recover up to 75% of the full amount. Often, insurance companies will argue that you were more at fault than you really were in an effort to reduce your recovery and save money.
At The Roth Firm, LLC, we know how to fight back against these and other unjust insurance company tactics. With past experience in insurance defense, our attorneys bring unique insight into how the other side operates to every case. They use this knowledge to effectively fight for their clients’ rights and seek the maximum compensation they are owed.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our Atlanta car accident lawyers represent victims of all types of accidents, including but not limited to:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Rear-end collisions
- Side-impact crashes
- Head-on collisions
- Hit-and-run accidents
- Rideshare (Uber and Lyft) crashes
- Motorcycle-car accidents
- Pedestrian-car accidents
- Collisions with large trucks and commercial vehicles
- Fatal car accidents
- Auto defects, including defective airbags
We have represented victims who have suffered serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries and whiplash, get back on their feet and secure the financial resources they needed to heal.
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If you or someone you love was involved in a serious car accident in or around the Atlanta area, contact The Roth Firm, LLC as soon as possible. In Georgia, you only have two years from the date of the accident (in most cases) to file a lawsuit. The sooner you act, the better.
Our attorneys provide free consultations and can travel to meet you at a more convenient location if needed. We do not collect any attorney fees unless/until we recover compensation for you. When you choose The Roth Firm, LLC, you will receive personalized and attentive legal counsel, along with dedicated and aggressive advocacy, from start to finish.
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