Automobile, and other, accidents happen every day, but, frankly, they rarely happen without the negligence on the part of another person, a company, a government, or some other entity. A basic legal definition of negligence is any conduct that falls below the standards of behavior established by law for the protection of others against unreasonable risk of harm. So, if someone does less than what a reasonable person would do in their situation to keep you safe and you get hurt, then you are the victim of their negligence.
If you have been injured in an automobile accident or any other type of accident in Georgia due to the carelessness, which is basically negligence, of another you may have the right to compensation for pain and suffering, loss of quality of life, reimbursement for medical bills and lost wages incurred, and payment for property damages. When the responsible party's conduct was particularly egregious, you may additionally be eligible to receive punitive damages. There are several different sources of possible recovery for people hurt in car crashes, including auto liability insurance, resident relative automobile insurance, uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, medical payment coverage on auto policies, umbrella coverage, health insurance and disability insurance to name a few.
When you are injured due to someone else's negligence your top priority should be recovering and getting back to a normal life. Trying to battle your case against adjusters and insurance companies will only add unnecessary stress to your life. You don't need that on top of the injuries you may already be suffering from. Attorney Fleming knows that it is of critical importance to start the initial investigation into the facts of your accident as soon as possible. Crucial evidence can be obtained during this initial period that can greatly impact the amount of your recovery. Additionally, he will skillfully analyze statutes, case law, and alternative legal theories to present your case in a way that will maximize the results. He will help you develop written documentation of your injuries and their impact on your day-to-day life in a way that would likely bolster your claim for compensation. Finally, he will diligently and competently work your case ensuring that all legal time deadlines and notice requirements are met so that you do not lose valuable legal rights.
Many auto accident victims have no idea what steps to take to increase the likelihood of being adequately compensated for the injuries they have suffered. Even if you've already been involved in an accident and are now reading this there are steps you can take to increase your chances of a viable case.
First, if you haven't already done so, seek medical attention for your injuries. This step cannot be overemphasized. Physical injuries typically make up the greatest proportion of compensation in auto accident cases therefore its absolutely critical to begin to have all injuries and treatment documented as soon as possible. Second, call The Fleming Firm for a free consultation. Provided that the claim is not barred by statute of limitations Attorney Fleming may be able to assist you in getting a fair settlement. Third, start trying to get as much evidence as possible to show what happened to you and why it happened. If you have them, gather any police reports, photos of your damaged vehicle, photos of your injuries, gather the names and contact information of witnesses, and generally preserve whatever evidence you think might be relevant to your case. Finally, compose in your own words what actually happened, how it happened, how it caused your injuries, how it has impacted your life, what expenses it has caused you, and most importantly, what are some of the things you could do before the accident that you can no longer do that is a direct result of the accident. Once all of the evidence and information is collected, The Fleming Firm can hold the responsible party accountable for his or her misconduct or negligence which led to the accident. And remember, as is the case in all personal injury cases, you will not be charged a penny by The Fleming Firm unless we are successful in obtaining a recovery.