Automobile accidents fall under the practice area of personal injury because they are caused by the negligence of another person. Car accidents always happen when we least expect it. They can be painful and sometimes traumatizing. If another person’s mistakes were resultant in damages or injuries to you or your property, you have a right to seek compensation.
The lawyers at Jenkins Utley, P.C. specialize in personal injury related to car accidents. Don’t go up against an insurance company alone, seek professional representation from the experienced car accident litigators at our Atlanta law firm.
Types of Damages
Whether you are involved in a fender bender or a life-altering accident, any damages that occur as a result of another person’s actions can be compensated for. Some damages can be calculated by the value of your property and bills incurred, while other damages do not offer a price tag.
- Medical bills
- Loss of wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property loss
- On-going rehabilitation costs
- Emotional distress
- Mental suffering
- Damage to reputation
- Physical disfigurement
- Loss of companionship (consortium)
Determining the monetary values of damages is a complex process. Many states put a cap on non-economic damages, dependent upon the nature of the offense. Jenkins Utley, P.C. will navigate these state laws while seeking out the full recompense you deserve.
Types of Car Accidents We Handle
The attorneys at Jenkins Utley, P.C. have years of experience handling all types of automobile accidents. Some of the types of wrecks we specialize in include:
Proving Fault in a Car Accident
It may be apparent to you that you are not at fault, but insurances companies will stop at nothing to divert liability from their insured party. If you have been involved in a wreck and are not liable, there are some important actions every victim can take.
If the car accident is serious or if there are any suspected injuries call the police and receive medical attention immediately. A police report will describe who is at fault and the circumstances involving the accident. Medical attention is necessary to avoid medical complications and to obtain a record of your injury.
If possible, take photos of the cars involved, streets where the accident took place, and any other evidence surrounding the event.
Obtain witness information like names and contact information. Their testimony may prove to be invaluable when attempting to recover damages from a car accident.
Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers at Jenkins Utley, P.C.
Our local Atlanta lawyers are experienced in litigating automobile accidents and other personal injury cases. Never accept an early settlement or fault for the wrongdoing of another. Call our law office at: (404) 919-7297 or send us a message online today.