If you’ve been injured and your vehicle has significant damage due to a car accident in Georgia, then you must take action to avoid being held financially responsible for this accident, especially if it wasn’t your fault.
In the state of Georgia, the at-fault driver or the driver responsible for the accident must be held financially accountable. Although sometimes it’s easy to determine who is at fault, there are other times when it’s not as easy, that is why if you know you are not responsible and deserve to win a car accident case you must hire a lawyer that can help you win your case.
Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late
To win your case, you must file a lawsuit on time. In Georgia, the law is quite clear; the driver that was not at-fault has two years to file a claim. However, as the old saying will say, it’s better to be three hours too soon, than one minute too late. “The Statute of Limitations allows a person at least two years to file a claim, but these deadlines vary depending on the kind of harm you suffered and/or the kind of case you want to file,” says attorney Zachary Gaeta who has many years of experience winning the cases of drives that didn’t caused the accident.
Duty of Care
According to the Legal Dictionary, a Duty of Care “requires that a person act toward others and the public with the watchfulness, attention, caution, and prudence that a reasonable person in the circumstances would use. If a person’s actions do not meet this standard of care, then the acts are considered negligent, and any damages resulting may be claimed in a lawsuit for negligence.” Once someone has drive carelessly provoking a car accident, this person is held liable and therefore must be responsible for paying for medical bills, rehabilitation fees, loss of income, and property damage. This is why hiring a lawyer is so essential to winning your case. You must have someone that understands and practices the law and can fight for your rights and to offer you a fair compensation after ‘someone’s negligent acts.
Negligence and compensation
If you have been injured, it doesn’t really matter how an accident happened the only thing that matters is that the driver that was not at-fault receives a fair compensation for all the trouble the accident has caused in his or her life. Here are some simple ways to determine negligence of another driver:
- Obtain evidence of the careless act of the driver at-fault. For example: police record, pictures of the scene of the accident, and witnesses.
- Know that if you were also negligent your right to be compensated is reduced to the extent your carelessness was responsible for the accident — your comparative negligence.
- Hire a lawyer that can easily show the other driver carelessness and who has a record of winning car accident cases in Georgia.
At Díaz & Gaeta Law we have a team of well respected and recognized lawyers who are experts in car accidents. We are happy to help you win your case if you were not responsible for the accident. For a free consultation call (678) 503-2780 or click here for more details.