FAQ Categories: Car Accident FAQs

When you file an accident claim with an auto insurance company in Georgia, an insurance adjuster reviews relevant information and evidence to determine who is at fault. An attorney can negotiate with the adjuster to come to a mutually acceptable decision regarding responsibility. When you initiate a personal

The expected cost is one of the main reasons people with valid claims don’t seek legal help immediately after a crash. However, most personal injury lawyers – including those at Butler Kahn – take cases on contingency and do not charge upfront fees. A strong advocate can help

There is no such thing as an “average” car accident settlement in Atlanta. Traffic collisions can contribute to all kinds of injuries and losses that vary significantly from case to case. The value of your unique case will depend on many factors, such as: The nature of the

Georgia follows a modified comparative negligence model in personal injury cases. Comparative negligence is a legal principle that allows car accident victims to obtain compensation even if they are partially to blame for the collision. But the law prevents them from recovering anything if their share of fault is 50

Yep. It’s smart to think about witnesses—not everybody does. Many people assume that the police officer who investigates the accident will copy down the names and contact information for all witnesses, but that doesn’t always happen. Sometimes, witnesses stop on the scene to see if anyone is hurt and

Generally, the statute of limitations in Georgia for personal injury cases is two years from the date of a car accident. But in some circumstances, that period can be shorter or longer. If you were hurt by a government entity—for instance, a vehicle operated by the state of Georgia,

This is a common question and unfortunately, it’s hard to answer. We’ve written in greater detail about how long a Georgia personal injury case takes here, but the short version is that our firm wraps up most personal injury cases within three months to two years from the date that we

Tractor-trailers and large commercial vehicles can be especially dangerous because they travel with such momentum. They’re so big that when they hit something, the collision is usually serious.  For that reason, commercial vehicles are subject to certain rules or regulations that other cars aren’t. For instance, drivers of most

This can be a really hard situation. If you’ve been hurt and you need medical treatment but don’t have any way to pay for it, you’re in a tough spot. You can still go to an emergency room and get treatment, but you don’t want to be dealing with the

This is a good question, and the decision is all yours. There is no law saying that you have to hire an attorney. We’ve talked about whether you should hire a car accident lawyer on a different page, but here’s the summary: decide carefully. We think there are some accidents

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