Griffin Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents are a near-daily occurrence in Spalding County. After the physical and emotional toll of a collision, it can be overwhelming to deal with insurance adjusters, vehicle valuations, claims representatives, police records, and hospital visits. On top of that, you may need serious medical care and might even be unable to work, causing bills and expenses to pile up.
Our experienced personal injury representatives at Scholle Law have helped thousands of car accident victims recover compensation for their injuries and undue hardships. Traffic accidents can cause serious injuries, missed time from work, substantial property damage, and prolonged psychological anguish — especially when the incident involves high-speeds or large commercial freight vehicles.
If you have been injured in a car wreck due to someone else’s actions or negligence, we are here to help. Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Griffin car accident lawyer.
What if I Am Partially to Blame for the Wreck?
The easiest car accident cases are ones in which it is clear one person was at fault. However, these kinds of cases are rarer than you may think. In many instances, all of the parties involved in a collision share some of the blame. The good news is, Georgia law addresses this concern in the same way that most other states do.
There are two general types of negligence statutes: contributory and comparative negligence. Under contributory negligence statutes, if you were even 1 percent at fault for your injuries, you cannot seek compensation. Because it is “all or nothing” and does not take all factors into account, contributory negligence is only used in Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, and Virginia. Washington, D.C. also uses contributory negligence with a few exceptions.
Most states follow comparative negligence doctrines. This means you can recover compensation even if you were partially at fault for the wreck. However, the amount of compensation you recover is reduced by the percentage you are found at fault.
There are three main types of comparative negligence:
- Pure comparative negligence means you can file for damages no matter how much you are at fault. Even if you are 99 percent at fault, you can collect 1 percent of your total damages.
- 50% modified comparative negligence simply bars you from seeking compensation if you are 50 percent or more at fault for the wreck. This is the doctrine that Georgia follows.
- 51% modified comparative negligence is virtually identical to the 50% rule, except you can seek compensation if you are up to 51% at fault for the accident.
Get Help from a Griffin Car Accident Attorney Today
If all of these numbers made your head spin, you are not alone. The good news is that your attorney will handle these details on your behalf. They can explain in simple terms what can impact your case, including your own liability, and what you can expect from the legal process.
At Scholle Law, our experienced lawyers understand the complexities that surround personal injuries and know how to maximize your compensation. If you have been injured in a car wreck due to someone else’s actions or negligence, we are here to help. Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Griffin car accident lawyer.