Personal Injury Settlements in Georgia
No one wants to spend years preparing a case and arguing about a claim only to lose at trial. It is possible, however, to get a guaranteed payout while saving money on a risky courtroom trial by settling.
A settlement is basically an informal way of tying up all the loose ends and wrapping up a case for the mutual benefit of both parties involved. By choosing to settle, you drop a pending lawsuit.
Factors that determine settlement results
During a car accident settlement, the parties involved, including their attorneys, will consider various aspects of the case to determine the settlement result. These factors might include:
- Past and future medical bills
- Car repairs
- Pain and suffering
- Any lost wages during time away from work
Filing a Car Wreck Lawsuit
In Georgia, when you are involved in a car wreck, you must contact local law enforcement any time there is injury or death, or property damage greater than $500 dollars. You must also remain at the scene of the accident and get medical assistance for those in need, as well as exchange license and insurance information with the other party involved.
The statute of limitations, or time limit, to file a car accident lawsuit in Georgia depends on your claim. For a personal injury claim, the limit is two years. For a property damage claim, the limit is four years. These limits still apply even if you have pending insurance claims, so consulting an attorney and filing early is of the upmost importance. Your attorney will help to evaluate your claim’s strength and make sure you meet the filing deadline.
If you’ve been in a car wreck and are looking into the possibility of settlement call The Zdrillich Law Group (866) 679-0497 for immediate assistance with your case.