If you are injured in a car accident, proving that the other driver was at fault will be crucial to your ability to recover compensation for your damages. While determining fault in some accidents is fairly straightforward, other accidents make this process very complicated.
It is always a good idea to have a police officer sent to the scene of the car accident. The officer will interview witnesses and drivers involved, examine the road for evidence such as skid marks, and assess the location of damage to each vehicle when determining who was at fault. The accident report will indicate the police officer’s opinion as to who was at fault, as well as if any citations for traffic violations were issued. If the police report indicates the other driver was at fault, it will significantly strengthen your case.
The state of Georgia adheres to a proportional comparative negligence rule. This means that you may be entitled to receive compensation for your damages if it is determined that you are not more than 50% at fault for the car accident. However, your compensation will be reduced by your percentage of fault. If you are more than 50% at fault for the accident, you will not be able to recover compensation at all.
For this reason, it is important to work with an experienced car accident attorney who can investigate the events of your accident in order to conclusively prove the other driver was at fault. The attorneys at Robbins & Associates have more than 30 of experience fighting for the rights of car accident victims in the Atlanta area. We will work with a team of accident reconstruction experts to demonstrate the other driver was at fault, and we will battle the insurance company tooth and nail to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Please contact Robbins & Associates today to schedule your free car accident consultation. We serve clients in Atlanta, Georgia.