If you’ve been involved in a Georgia car accident that was no fault of your own, you’re likely looking to receive compensation for your injuries and damages. If you’ve worked with the other driver’s insurance company and they didn’t cooperate, as they often don’t, your next move is to file a personal injury lawsuit.
However, many people don’t know where to get started on filing a personal injury claim, and even less know whether or not they have a case on their hands. Below, we take a look at some telltale signs of a strong personal injury case.
What Do I Need to Pursue Compensation for My Accident?
Unfortunately, there are no guarantees when it comes to personal injury law. However, there are things that will greatly strengthen your potential personal injury claim, such as:
- The written police report states the other driver as the at-fault party. If the other driver involved in the accident was issued a traffic citation for something like speeding or distracted driving, it will greatly benefit your case. It shows all parties involved that they are, in fact, to blame for the accident.
- Your injuries required medical treatment. The reason you pursue compensation following an accident is to be compensated for what was lost. If you’ve suffered injuries that required medical attention, your claim for damages will be extremely convincing.
- A witness is willing to testify for your version of the accident. At the end of the day, a personal injury claim comes down to who can tell the most convincing story. Having a witness who is willing to support your claims will make it hard for the judge to deny your claims.
- You lost wages due to your accident. If your injuries caused you to take time away from work, your case is even stronger. Taking time away from work just proves the severity of your injuries even more.
- You kept a pain journal. It’s important to keep a pain journal after an accident. Documenting your injuries will, again, support your case. Having documented proof of the loss of quality of life that your injuries caused will tell your story to the judge, making it hard for them to deny.
- You’re working with an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney. Now that you know what’s needed for a strong case, we recommend working with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. An attorney will be able to take the evidence above and help build a strong and convincing case to help you pursue the compensation you truly deserve.
Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law Can Help
While the factors above can help increase the likelihood of receiving the maximum possible compensation for your claim, they are absolutely not necessary for your claim to have in order to pursue compensation. If you’ve been injured in an accident in Georgia, our team at Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury can help.
An accident doesn’t have to change your future forever. Call us today (912) 209-6513 to learn more about how we can help over a free consultation.