Sandy Springs Car Accident Lawyer
Unfortunately, almost everyone who drives a car regularly will, at some point in their life, be involved in a car accident. That accident can happen anywhere, even in Sandy Springs, Georgia. When this happens, you should call car accident lawyer Charles Scholle so that you have an experienced attorney fighting for your legal rights. Luckily, most small collisions do not result in severe injuries, but a serious car accident can present a whole range of problems for the people involved.
Drivers must be responsible when on the road, both to themselves and those around them, each time they get behind the wheel. Impatience and distraction while driving lead to more preventable deaths than any other type of accident.
Up to 80 percent of serious car accidents are caused by distracted driving and speeding just five seconds before the accident, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. These collisions account for the leading cause of brain injuries and spinal injuries in the United States, both of which may lead to permanent disability like paraplegia.
Additionally, many severe medical injuries that result from auto accidents are also accompanied by long-term financial and emotional burdens that require a period of recovery for both the victim of the accident and his family. These losses can be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit. At Scholle Law, our attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve through settlement negotiations or, if the insurance company refuses to make a fair offer, through a court verdict.
What is the difference between a settlement and a verdict? Generally speaking, a settlement is an agreement reached by your attorney and the insurance company outside of court. If those parties are unable to resolve their legal case by mutual agreement, then the judge will call the case for trial.
A verdict is the decision of a jury (or judge, in the case of a bench trial) at the conclusion of a trial. However, a settlement can still occur post-trial pending an appeal. It can also happen while the case is being tried in court. It is important to understand that a legal matter can be settled at any time until the case is fully closed.
Most car accident cases – over 99 percent – are resolved by settlement, rather than verdict.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a car crash, our team is here to help. The accomplished lawyers at Scholle Law have over 25 years of experience representing injury victims throughout Georgia. Call us at (866) 592-1296 or contact us online today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a Sandy Springs car accident lawyer.