A car accident attorney can help you get compensation and justice if you or a loved one was injured in a car crash.
Being involved in a serious car accident is a traumatizing experience that can result in devastating injuries or death. You may be suffering from pain and be unable to work, while faced with mounting medical, rehabilitation, and repair bills, and you may even need continuing care for injuries that could turn out to be permanent. Insurance coverage may be insufficient to cover your costs, especially if other family members were involved in the crash.
Our Car Accident Lawyer Handles the Legal Fight While You Handle Healing
At this difficult time, the Atlanta car accident attorneys at the Stoddard Firm can help take the burden off you by handling all legal hurdles involved with getting you just compensation to relieve your financial worries, so you can concentrate on your recovery.
Ways we can help include:
Investigating the accident to determine what happened
Gathering evidence, including surveillance and traffic camera videos and police and medical reports
Interviewing eyewitnesses and first responders
Hiring experts to reconstruct the crash scene and testify as to who was at fault and how your injuries will affect your life
Filing all paperwork in a timely manner
Dealing with and negotiating with insurance companies for a fair settlement
Building your case and taking it to trial if necessary
The Stoddard Firm provides a free, confidential consultation to discuss the circumstances of your accident, answer your questions, and determine the best way to proceed. We work on a contingency basis, so you pay nothing up front and fees are taken only out of a settlement we win for you. Call our Atlanta car accident lawyers today at 470-467-2200 to get started.
Why It’s Important to Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer Soon After a Crash
After a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence or fault, it’s important to move quickly and call the Atlanta car accident attorneys at the Stoddard Firm as soon as you are able. Time is of the essence, as according to Georgia code Title 9/ Chapter 3/3/9-3-33, there is a statute of limitations, or deadline, for filing a personal injury case — generally, two years from the date of the crash. If you fail to meet this deadline, the courts are likely to refuse to hear your case. In addition, the more time our legal team has to investigate the accident while evidence is fresh and witnesses can still be found, the better.
Types of Damages in a Car Accident Case
In a successful case, we can win compensation for both your economic and non-economic damages, including:
Economic damages for your monetary losses, such as:
Current and future medical and rehabilitation expenses
Past and future lost wages
Property and vehicle damage
Non-economic damages are compensation for losses which are difficult to put a dollar value on, such as:
pain and suffering
mental and emotional anguish
permanent disability and disfigurement
loss of companionship, consortium, and enjoyment of life
In some rare cases where there was gross or willful negligence, you may also be awarded punitive damages, meant to punish a defendant and deter such behaviors in the future.
How a Skilled Atlanta Car Wreck Lawyer Will Make a Difference for You
Every year in Georgia, there are around 330,000 vehicle crashes on our roads. Those crashes lead to around 16,500 serious injuries and 1,200 deaths. These statistics point to the fact that vehicle crashes are an unfortunate part of life in Georgia, but what the numbers don’t illustrate is just how devastating they can be for the people involved.
Vehicle crashes take an incredible toll on crash victims. If you suffer a serious injury, you not only experience a great deal of pain and suffering, you’re also likely to face medical bills, lost income and property damage.
After suffering serious injury or the death of a loved one in a car wreck, you and your family need an experienced car wreck attorney to devote extensive time and large-scale financial resources. The Stoddard Firm has no interest in collecting your medical bill and sending a less-than-full-value demand to the insurance company. Instead, our small case load and large piggy bank ensure that we will uncover the truth and fight for full value in each car wreck case.
Types of Car Accident Cases We Handle
We bring an unparalleled tenacity to finding witnesses that other firms do not, and an unmatched devotion to spending the time, effort, and money necessary to properly tell your story. The Stoddard Firm handles all types of car wreck cases, including:
This list represents just a few of the types of wrecks we are prepared to handle, but even if your crash doesn’t fit into one of these categories, we encourage you to reach out to our firm to learn more. We understand that every case is different, and we offer free consultations so you can be better prepared to move forward with your case.
Most Car Accidents Are Caused by Human Error
For every 20 vehicle crashes in the United States, approximately 19 are due to human error. This is an important thing for someone who is injured in an accident to understand. If your injury was caused by someone else’s mistakes, then you shouldn’t have to pay the costs of your injury out of your own pocket.
Personal injury claims are a tool used by those injured in a vehicle crash to recover the damages they’ve encountered because of another driver’s negligence. These claims are invaluable for those that experience devastating financial consequences in a vehicle crash. They ensure a level of fairness and accountability that is vital for someone injured in a car wreck.
A crash can be caused by many different forms of error. A distracted, fatigued, impaired or reckless driver is often to blame for a crash. If you’ve been injured in a vehicle crash, it’s not your responsibility to find out why the other driver might have caused the crash. A vehicle accident attorney will investigate your case to find out who was at fault, how much you are owed and what you should do to ensure compensation.
The Stoddard Firm understands how important these cases are for our clients. Many people come to us after suffering debilitating injuries that are costly and painful. We fight for our clients to make sure their case is pursued with our full resources and that they get the payment they are owed.
Two Things to Remember After a Car Wreck
After a car wreck occurs, here are two things to keep in mind.
First, an insurance company owes a duty to its shareholders to protect the insurance company’s bottom line. As a result, an insurance claims adjuster is not on your side, but instead is trying to minimize the recovery in your car wreck case. The adjuster’s tactic is to gather recorded statements from any easily accessible witness and later use any discrepancy in witness testimony to paint you as a liar. The tactic is well documented in an industry insider tell-all book about insurance claim practices. See, e.g., From Good Hands to Boxing Gloves: The Dark Side of Insurance, by David J. Berardinelli.
Second, and more importantly, reaching out to the Stoddard Firm is free. Please give us a call or contact us online so we can answer your questions and discuss what is necessary to achieve a favorable result in your car wreck case. It never hurts to have more information. There is no reason not to call or contact us for free advice.
Attorney Matt Stoddard
Matt Stoddard is a professional, hardworking, ethical advocate. He routinely faces some of the nation’s largest companies and some of the world’s largest insurers – opponents who have virtually unlimited resources. In these circumstances, Mr. Stoddard is comfortable. Mr. Stoddard provides his strongest efforts to his clients, and he devotes the firm’s significant financial resources to presenting the strongest case possible on their behalf. Matt understands that his clients must put their trust in him. That trust creates an obligation for Matt to work tirelessly on their behalf, and Matt Stoddard does not take that obligation lightly. [ Attorney Bio ]
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Call Our Atlanta Car Accident Attorneys for Help
Matt Stoddard, the founder of the Stoddard Firm, worked for years defending some of the world’s largest manufacturers in serious injury and wrongful death cases. As a result, he knows how insurance companies operate and how to best negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Our firm will take the time to carefully examine the details of your car wreck, uncover the truth behind what happened, and ensure that you are justly compensated for your losses. We have an aggressive approach which, combined with personal attention, gets results. Call us today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation at 470-467-2200.