Should I Get a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Was My Fault?

Thinking that you are at fault for a car accident is not the same as actually bearing full responsibility for the accident. In fact, it’s human nature to blame ourselves when things go wrong, which makes consulting with an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer from the outset an excellent idea (even if you think you are to blame). If the accident actually is your fault, your dedicated car accident lawyer can help mitigate the negative consequences you face.
 

Partial Fault

If the State of Georgia, both of the following are all true:

  • Even if you are partially responsible for a car accident, you are not legally barred from seeking compensation for the percentage of damages that the other driver is responsible for (as long as it is at least 50 percent).
  • If you are more than 50 percent responsible, determining the other driver’s percentage of fault can reduce the percentage that is attributable to you and the amount of the other driver’s settlement.

 


 

Discuss Your Claim With an Experienced Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Today

The thorough Atlanta car accident lawyers at Ahmad Injury Law will leave no stone unturned in their investigation into the facts of your claim and will fight to ensure that you don’t bear more fault than your responsibility warrants. To learn more, please contact or call us at 404-689-1262 today.
 

Car Accident FAQ

What if the insurance company makes a settlement offer?

The best response to an early settlement offer on the part of the insurance company is consulting with an experienced car accident lawyer prior to signing.

Can I afford an experienced car accident lawyer?

Because most reputable car accident lawyers work on contingency and don’t get paid until you are compensated, you can afford an experienced car accident lawyer.

Can’t I trust the insurance company to compensate me fairly?

The insurance company is a for-profit business that will do what it can to keep its profits high. You are better advised to trust your car accident lawyer’s knowledgeable advice.