Vehicle Accidents

What really happens when I sue someone for injuries from a car wreck?

Your car is struck by another driver and sustain injury.  And you are not happy about it.  You try to resolve the matter yourself but get nowhere.  You hire an attorney.  The attorney files a lawsuit.  But he only sues the person who caused the collision.  Not their insurance company.  What does that mean? Most …

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How Do I Recover Damages if I Get Hit by an Uninsured Driver in Georgia?

Unfortunately, the situation is not uncommon in Georgia, where over 12% of motorists drive without auto insurance. Under Georgia law, all drivers of motor vehicles must carry a minimum of $25,000 in liability insurance (O.C.G.A. § 33-7-11).  While the vast majority of Georgia motorists are law-abiding citizens who purchase auto insurance, many drivers do not have …

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Who’s Liable if Someone Else is Driving My Car and Gets in a Car Accident?

Following a car crash, one of the main questions is, “Who is liable for the accident?” However, things can get complicated when one of the drivers involved in the accident is not the owner of the vehicle.  If another person was involved in a car accident while driving your car in Georgia, you might worry …

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Can I Sue the Trucking Insurance Company Directly in a Georgia Truck Accident Case?

The short answer is, “Yes, you may be able to sue the trucking insurance company directly because Georgia’s direct action statute allows victims to file a lawsuit against the insurer following truck accidents.”  However, each case is unique, which is why it is highly advised to consult with an experienced truck accident attorney at Hoffspiegel Law to determine liability in your …

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Can I Recover Damages If I Was Partially At Fault For My Car Accident?

When a person is involved in a car accident, one of the first questions that may arise is, “Who’s responsible for the collision?” In fact, there may be multiple at-fault parties in some car crashes.  But can you still recover damages for your damages and losses incurred in the car accident if you were partially …

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Buckle Up

Wearing a seatbelt does more than just protect you from harm, it just might determine what compensation, if any, you receive after an accident.  This National Law Review article caught my eye a few days back, and I wanted to highlight some key points. The statistics covering the impact of seatbelts on the survivability of …

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