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How Is The At-Fault Party Determined in a Car Accident?

April 21, 2022
Determining the At-Fault Party Atlanta is a fairly busy city with thousands of cars on every highway. It is, thus, no surprise that car accidents are a common occurrence on Atlanta’s roads. With the variety of accidents in Atlanta, it is important to be able to determine who is the at-fault party. In the unfortunate instance that you get into a car accident, you will not be able to take any legal action without determining which driver was at fault. If you’ve gotten into a car accident, check our Ultimate Guide To Car Accidents In Atlanta.  Figuring out which party…

Is Georgia a no-fault state?

April 18, 2022
Is Georgia a no-fault state? Georgia is not a no-fault state. While this statement can be confusing, what it basically means is that before an auto insurance company pays for your car damages, medical bills, lost wages, or any other harm, it will need to be determined which driver was at fault in the accident. This, thus, essentially means that Georgia is an at-fault state. Getting into an accident is an unprecedented and frightening experience. Our professional personal injury lawyers are here to help you understand what you should know. If you've been involved in an accident, check out our…

Ultimate Guide To Car Accidents In Atlanta

April 9, 2022
Everything You Need To Know About Atlanta Car Accidents With a population of 488,800 people, Atlanta is considered one of the busiest cities in the United States. I-85 and I-75, both crucial highways, also run through the city, adding to the traffic on the roads and dangerous intersections. That is why it's no surprise that car accidents are relatively normal in Atlanta. At The Fitzpatrick Law Firm, we are aware of the unexpectedness and complexity of car accidents. Whether on your way to work, or when a simple drive out for groceries, a car accident can occur. In the unfortunate…

Is Uber or the driver at fault for an accident?

February 11, 2022
It can be confusing if an Uber accident is the driver's fault or Uber's fault, so you know who to sue. So, let us help you break it down by answering some questions. First, you need to know that it can be a complex process to determine whether to seek damages for injury or property damage from the driver or Uber. With a free consultation, The Fitzpatrick Firm will help you break down the process for your unique circumstances. Let's start with some ridesharing basics: Even though we all know what Uber is about, some definitions help frame the issue…

Can I Still Sue After I Have Settled My Personal Injury Case?

February 9, 2022
Personal injury cases are described as claims filed by an individual who was injured, caused to be injured, or otherwise suffered some kind of loss as the result of another party's faulty conduct. Personal injury cases can include claims resulting from medical malpractice, accidents at work and on the road, nursing home abuse and negligence, defective products, and faulty premises. A personal injury case usually involves three parties: the plaintiff (the one filing the case), the defendant (the person being sued), and the insurance company. Personal Injury Cases: The Basics Personal injury cases are often settled out of court. For…

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

January 6, 2022
Suing After An Auto Accident 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…

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…
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