Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Tifton? Call our Tifton accident attorneys at 229-469-8266.
Car accidents injure and kill thousands each year in the United States. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled financial compensation.
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Motor Vehicle Accidents
As recorded by the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) for 2015, 32,719 people died and 2,313,000 were injured in traffic collisions in the U.S. in a single year. Nationally, 90 people daily were in fatal accidents and an additional 6,337 were injured in motor vehicle accidents that year.
In Georgia alone there were over 450 traffic crash fatalities in 2015 as reported by the Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT). According to DOT reports, driver impairment or DUI were involved in more than 20% of those accidents.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit in Georgia: A Step-by-Step Guide
The legal process can be complicated, especially for non-lawyers. Even a minor mistake can jeopardize your case, and so we recommend that you do not attempt to file a lawsuit without the help of an attorney. That said, understanding the process can help you know what to expect when it comes to pursuing a personal injury lawsuit.
The first step is to file the lawsuit in the appropriate court and have it served on the other party. Typically, the lawsuit will be filed in the jurisdiction either where you live or where the accident occurred. As for having it served on the other party, a copy of your lawsuit must be delivered to the other party by the sheriff. Failure to have your lawsuit properly served will prohibit you from moving forward with your claim.
Once the lawsuit is filed, the case moves into the discovery phase. This is where the parties will gather the evidence they need to support their claim by way of subpoenas, depositions, and other procedures. There may also be court hearings seeking to limit particular pieces of evidence or compelling that other pieces of evidence be produced.
Once discovery has been completed, the case will proceed to trial. Both parties will put on their case. Your Tifton accident attorney must prove that the other party’s negligence caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, and therefore should be held liable for your losses. You will need to prove the amount of your claim. In response, they will introduce evidence that contradicts your case.
Once both sides have finished presenting their cases, the judge will instruct the jury as to what they can and cannot consider in rendering a decision. They will then enter their deliberations and ultimately decide whether or not the defendant should be held liable for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident, let us settle it on your behalf. We will take charge of the situation and negotiate with the insurance company to compensate you for medical expenses, property damage, and any mental anguish you suffered resulting from the accident. Contact us today at 229-469-8266 or 1-800-738-WE-WIN.
You should take pictures of swelling, lacerations, and bruises suffered from an accident immediately.
Emergency Contact Information:
City of Tifton Police Department
527 Commerce Way
Tifton, GA 31794
Tift Regional Medical Center
901 E. 18th Street
Tifton, GA 31794
Hope Emergency Medical Service
311 W 12th St #3
Tifton, GA 31794