Being involved in a car accident can be extremely stressful, especially when another driver was at fault for causing it. You may be going through a range of emotions, from feeling relieved that the situation was not worse than it was, to feeling anger toward the negligent or reckless actions of the other driver.
It is important to try and heal both physically and emotionally in the days and weeks after a car accident. Taking legal action is best done when you are feeling strong enough to cope with what can be a complex process.
Making sure fault is established
It is up to the investigators of the incident to determine who is at fault in the car accident. It is important, therefore, that you can provide them with as much information as possible so that they can establish fault accurately.
Receiving compensation from the at-fault party
When fault has been established, the at-fault driver’s insurance company will be responsible for paying the damages. These damages should be enough to cover property damages and medical bills.
Taking action to sue the driver in court
If you feel that you have not received the damages that you deserve, you have the right to sue the at-fault driver in court. By doing this, you may be able to gain compensation for the emotional suffering that you went through and the distress that you endured as a result of the driver’s actions.
If you want to take action after a car accident in Georgia, you should first make sure that you understand your rights. An attorney can help you understand your legal options.