The key fact to find in any civil suit is who is at fault. Sometimes an accident is entirely the fault of someone else, sometimes the fault is shared, and sometimes the fault is all yours. In the last case, it can be very difficult or impossible to secure damages in civil court, even if the damage is severe.
A tragic case out of Paulding County may end up being a demonstration of this. Two high school sweethearts were driving on Old Villa Rica Road. They tried to turn left onto GA 61. They were struck by another vehicle. The two were killed instantly. Both people in the other vehicle were sent to the hospital. According to the police, the driver of car carrying the couple failed to yield properly. No charges are expected to be filed.
After any injury accident, you should always check with a personal injury lawyer so they can assess whether you might be eligible to receive damages and what your chances are of winning a civil case. Insurance can cover a lot, but it isn’t always enough after an accident. Don’t take a settlement without checking first to see if you may be eligible for greater compensation.
Even if you believe the accident is your fault, or the police say it is, check with a skilled personal injury lawyer like the lawyers at John Foy & Associates. Call today for a free and confidential consultation.