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How long can I wait to sue after a car accident in Georgia?

January 6, 2022
Most states have specific laws that govern this process, so it is ultimately up to the individual to do their research and find out what steps they need to take to make a case.If you are not sure whether or not you should file a case, it is always important to consult with an experienced car accident lawyer before making any decisions. In Georgia, the Statute of Limitations for filing a claim is 1-3 years post-incident, depending on the type of contract. The Georgia State legislature determines the Statute of Limitations for each contract type. Common types of contract are…

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer Charge?

December 28, 2021
The cost of hiring a car accident lawyer in Atlanta, GA can vary. The severity of the injury and the liability of the at-fault party can make the difference between a nominal fee and an expensive case. An experienced personal injury lawyer can be pivotal in getting you the compensation you deserve. Let's say you were involved in a rear-end collision on the highway and feel that you were not at fault and did not sustain any injuries. You hire a lawyer to represent you and they agree that your injuries were too minor to warrant a personal injury suit,…

How to Choose the Best Buckhead Slip and Fall Lawyer

November 11, 2021
If you or someone you love was injured after an accident that was caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property, you may be eligible for compensation. However, fighting against insurance companies on your own or filing a legal claim will often not lead to the compensation you deserve. Instead, you need an experienced premises liability attorney on your side to take on the insurance companies, investigate your case, and take the case to a jury if that’s what it takes to get the best chance for fair compensation. To help you, we’re sharing some tips on how to choose…

How Long Do You Have to Sue After a Car Accident?

November 1, 2021
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you are most likely overwhelmed by worries about medical bills, lost income, and simply trying to heal and recover. Pursuing damages or consulting with an attorney may seem like something you can put off, but we are sharing the reasons it’s important to consult with a car accident attorney in Atlanta as soon as possible if someone else was at fault for your accident. Georgia Statute of Limitations on Car Accidents The leading reason you need to move quickly after being injured in a car accident is that Georgia has a strict…

When Do You Need to Hire a Car Crash Attorney?

A car accident is one of the most traumatizing experiences you can go through. Not only are you facing injuries that can lead to long-term disability, but you don’t know if you should pursue damages. Can you trust the insurance company to offer a fair settlement? If you are asking when you need to hire a car crash attorney in Atlanta to assist you with your case, we’re breaking down the circumstances that require an attorney and why it’s important not to delay. Hire A Car Crash Lawyer When You’ve Been Injured The best practice is to hire a car…

What to Expect When Meeting a Car Accident Lawyer

October 21, 2021
Car accidents are prevalent in the U.S. – it records the most road crash deaths, almost 50% more than European countries, Canada, Australia, Japan, and other high-income nations. You'll want to meet an attorney after being in a road accident. For many people, however, this meeting can be overwhelming. The primary reasons for meeting a car accident lawyer are to acquire legal advice regarding the case and determine whether to hire the lawyer on not. The following are what to expect when meeting with a car accident lawyer: 1. Case Assessment The first thing to expect when meeting a car…

Important Steps to Take After a Car Crash

If you find yourself in a car crash, it's important to know exactly what to do after. It's easy to be shaken up and confused after an accident, which is why remembering these five things beforehand can help you know exactly what steps you need to follow to ensure that you are safe and supported. 1. Call For Help If you or someone else is injured in a car accident in Atlanta, the first thing you should do is call for emergency services. Putting this off can have terrible ramifications and lead to injuries becoming worse, or potentially even death.…

How to Protect Your Rights After a Truck Accident

Any serious Atlanta traffic accident can be a frightening experience, but a collision with a large truck can be horrifying. When considering that large trucks may weigh between 20 and 30 times more than passenger vehicles, the chance of death and serious injury to automobile occupants is significantly higher than in most accidents. The victims of such crashes may consider seeking damages from the operator of the truck, but they will need the services of an Atlanta truck accident lawyer to ensure adequate compensation. These are some of the things that should be done after a truck mishap. Share Only…

Why You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Burn Injury

September 22, 2021
Burn injuries can cause immense pain and suffering and should not be taken lightly. If you or a loved one have sustained some form of burn injury as a result of another’s negligence, compensation for the injury may be available to you. However, you will first want to contact an experienced and renowned personal injury attorney that has experience with this type of law. Contact The Fitzpatrick Firm or call (678) 607-5550 to receive a free consultation regarding your situation.  Important Elements of Burn Injury Cases  What caused the accident is critical to the validity of your claim. For example,…

Main Causes of Truck Accidents in America

Car and truck accidents result in 3 million injuries every year. Truck crashes are fatal as trucks weigh more than 35,00 pounds. It takes effort and complete concentration to navigate a fully-loaded truck, even in the clearest of conditions. Sadly, there has been a 52% increase in truck accidents since 2009. Of all these accidents, 68% of the fatalities are passenger car drivers or occupants. So, what makes trucks susceptible to crashes? Many factors contribute to the rise in truck accidents, and you should be aware of them to prevent more crashes. 1. A Negligent Truck Driver Reckless truck drivers…
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