Savannah Car Accident Attorneys
Aggressive Representation for Car Accident Injury Victims
Every day, car accidents caused by negligent drivers impact innocent lives. Car accidents can lead to some of the most catastrophic and life-changing injuries possible. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident, you need a strong advocate who can help you fight for justice and ensure that the responsible party is held accountable.
It’s time to drop the hammer – and at Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we get results. We aren’t afraid to go head-to-head with the big insurance companies who don’t want to pay you what you deserve. Our Savannah car accident lawyers never back down from the fight for justice.
Car Accident Cases
After suffering an injury in a car accident, you’ll be facing a slew of complicated issues. You might need expensive medical treatment, time off from work, and extensive car repairs. These are things you shouldn’t have to face alone – the person responsible for the accident should be held accountable so that you can afford the care you need to move forward.
At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we handle claims involving car accidents caused by:
Drunk driving accidents happen all too often. If you or a loved one were injured in a DUI accident, our firm is here to help! We work hard to secure as much compensation as possible, including punitive damages. Learn more about how we can help you by reading our DUI accidents page!
Texting and driving and other forms of negligent driving
Distracted driving is an extremely dangerous practice, in today’s fast-pace society distractions are all around us – cell phones being one of the biggest causes of distraction. In fact, Georgia passed a law in July 2018 prohibiting drivers from handling their cell phones while driving. Despite this law, drivers continue this reckless behavior. When drivers act negligently on the road, they should be held accountable for the damage they inflict.
Tailgating is one of the most common causes of rear-end collisions. All too often the driver in the stationary car is unaware a moving vehicle is about to hit them, as a result, they are not braced for impact. The passengers in the moving car usually don’t sustain as serious of injuries.
Defective auto parts
When auto manufacturers create defective products, they can be held liable for the damages they cause. Read our Defective Auto Parts page to learn more about liability laws and how our firm can fight for you!
Unsafe road conditions
In some situations, the local government can be held responsible for accidents caused by unsafe road conditions. The statute of limitations to file a claim against the government can be shorter depending on the claim you are filing. It is important to speak with an attorney right away if you have been injured in an accident caused by unsafe road conditions.
Who Is Liable After a Car Accident in GA?
Georgia is a “fault” state when it comes to car accident liability. This means that the negligent party who caused the accident is responsible for paying and resulting damages. The opposite of a fault state is a no-fault state, in these states no matter who caused an accident either party is eligible to receive compensated for their injuries through their own insurance. Because of this law, drivers in these states are required to carry a certain type of insurance coverage called personal injury protection (PIP) insurance.
In a no-fault state an injury victim must meet certain qualifications in order to file a personal injury claim. In a fault state, like Georgia this option is much more accessible. In fact, the main qualifying criteria to file a personal injury claim against an at fault driver is that you must be less than 50% at fault for the accident that led to your injuries. This means that even if you are partially responsible for an accident you are still eligible to pursue compensation. In this scenario, however, your total compensation will be reduced by the same percentage of fault you are determined to be responsible for.
Your Deadline for Filing a Claim
Your auto accident has a deadline for recovery. Auto accident claims against non-governmental insurance providers are limited to two years. If you were involved in an automobile accident with a military or other government vehicle, the statute of limitations for these claims is normally one year.
Additionally Georgia follows a "comparative fault" law. This means that even if you are partially at fault for an accident you are still eligible to recover damages, however, your total compensation amount will be reduced by your percentage of fault. Unlike some states, Georgia does not allow an injury victim who is more than 50% at fault for an accident to pursue compensation for their injuries.
What Damages Are Available?
There are three main types of damages that can be recovered after a car accident. The first type of damage is called economic, or special damages. Economic damages compensate for financial losses sustained as a result of an injury such as medical expenses or missed days at work. Non-economic damages, also called general damages, compensate for more intangible losses such as pain and suffering. Punitive damages, the last type of damages, is different from the first two because their main purpose is to punish the negligent party rather than compensate for specific losses.
If you have been involved in a car accident and intend on filing a claim, it’s important that you take the right steps to avoid jeopardizing your claim. Our Savannah car accident attorneys can advise you accordingly.
Factors that could seriously impede your recovery in an auto accident claim include:
- Gaps in medical treatment (missed appointments, etc.)
- Talking too much with the insurance adjuster (we recommend consulting with us before agreeing to speak with the insurance company)
- Settling too quickly
- Not following the doctor’s orders
- Jumping from attorney to attorney
Fighting Back Against Insurance Companies
Without fail, auto insurance companies always try to pull the wool over the customer’s eyes and manipulate injured drivers into accepting low-ball settlement offers. At Jamie Casino Injury Attorneys, we see right through these tactics and want to make sure you get every penny you deserve. Don’t let the insurance company bully you into less than you are owed – work with our Savannah car accident attorneys to get the most out of your claim.
Accidents Involving an Underinsured/Uninsured Motorist
You may have been involved with a driver who does not have enough insurance – or any insurance at all. In cases where the at-fault driver is uninsured, you should call our Savannah car accident attorneys immediately.
You are still entitled to recovery, which may be possible from:
- Your policy
- Other policyholders in your house
- Other policyholders in the at-fault, uninsured driver’s household
Additionally, multiple insurance policies may be stacked until you are properly compensated for your injuries.
What to Do After an Accident
It’s a good idea to be prepared in case you are ever involved in a car accident. Knowing the right steps to take can improve your chances of recovering compensation if someone else is to blame for the incident.
If you are involved in an accident and suffer an injury, you should:
- Seek treatment at an emergency room or with your primary physician
- Avoid talking to the insurance adjuster about your injuries other than the fact you were hurt
- Seek legal advice from a qualified personal injury attorney
- Follow through with your medical treatment, which decreases the risk of future complications and increases the value of your claim
Bicycle Fatality $2,400,000 Settlement
Bicyclist killed by a commercial vehicle.
DUI / Serious Injury Wreck $1,124,615 Jury Verdict
Head-On DUI collision.
Tractor Trailer Collision $1,025,000 Settlement
Rear-End Tractor-Trailer Collision
Negligent Security $1,000,000 Settlement
Fatal Shooting at Nightclub
Drunk Driving Collision $1,000,000
DUI collision with moderate injuries.
Tow Truck Collision $650,000 Settlement
Rear-end tow truck collision.
Tractor-Trailer Collision $500,000 Settlement
Rear-end tractor-trailer collision.
Pedestrian Collision $310,000 Settlement
Pedestrian hit in a crosswalk.
On-the-Job Car Collision $300,000 Settlement
Vehicle collision while on the job.
Car Accident $285,000 Settlement
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“The staff is very kind and understanding. There is always someone willing to talk to you about your case.”- Brooklyn F.
“They dealt with my ups and downs and made me comfortable through my financial stressors.”- Amelia M.
When it comes to fighting for your recovery, we refuse to settle for anything less than the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Our aggressive legal team is not afraid to go to trial to speak for victims of injury who cannot speak for themselves.
Insurance Industry Insight
Our attorneys understand how insurance companies operate and know how to prevent them from minimizing your injuries.
Our firm has a long track record of successful verdicts & settlements for the seriously injured, including many in excess of policy limits.