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Frequently Asked Questions - Atlanta Car Accident Attorney

Atlanta Car Accident Attorney | Atlanta Personal Injury Lawyers

What should I do after an accident? 

The answers to the following questions can be found on this site at the link below.

What information should I obtain?
Should I call the police?
When should I contact an attorney?
Should I contact my own insurance company?
Should I go to the doctor?
Is there anything special I should tell my doctors?
Do I need to take pictures of the accident scene?
Do I have to take photos right away or can I wait?
What about preserving other evidence besides photos?
Should I talk to the other driver’s insurance company? What if they call me?


Damage to my car - if you have questions about the damage to your car, getting your  car fixed, getting a rental car, etc. you will find the answers on this site at the link below. Of course, please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.


How much is my case worth?

The value of your case is dependent on many factors. Of course, the severity of your injuries is the most important factor along with the evidence that the other party was at fault.  Other important elements that go into the evaluation of your case are the amount of your medical bills, whether you lost wages/earnings if you were disabled from work, whether there is a permanent injury or impairment, etc.

Keep in mind that no matter how severe the injuries may be, there will be no entitlement to compensation unless it can be proven that the other party was at fault. In auto accidents this is usually not too difficult and is proven through your testimony, witnesses (if there are any), the investigating police oficer (who may have given the other party a ticket), and physical evidence (such as the damage to the vehicles).  In other types of cases such as medical malpractice or slip and fall, the fault of the other party is usually vigorously defended by the insurance company and its lawyers.

In Georgia, if fault is proven, the law permits the recovery of various forms of damages including the following:

     - The total cost of all medical treatment and related expenses (regardless of whether you have medical insurance or not).

     - The amount of your lost earnings and, if you are unable to return to work, the future lost earnings. If you are able to return to work, but not to the same degree as you were before the accident, then the law permits compensation for the impairment of your future earning capacity.

     - Your physical pain and suffering

     - Your mental anguish and suffering

     - Human damages which are the loss of enjoyment of life due to the effects of your injuries.

     - The cost of household services if help needs to be brought in to do what you could have otherwise done.

The foregoing is a list of generally what may be recoverable, but each case has its own unique set of facts and circumstances which must enter into the evaluation of what your case is worth. Please feel free to contact me to answer any of your questions with no cost or obligation.

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, contact an experienced Atlanta car accident lawyer at (404) 262-3343 for a free consultation regarding your case. Mr. Bodner handles all types of auto accident cases in Alpharetta, Atlanta, Austelle, Chamblee, College Park, Conyers, Decatur, Doraville, Duluth, Dunwoody, East Point, Hapeville, Marietta, Milton, Norcross, Riverdale, Rockdale, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Stockbridge, and throughout Gwinett County, Dekalb County, Cobb County, Clayton County, and Fulton County. Our Atlanta car accident lawyers will not charge a fee unless you receive a favorable verdict or settlement in your case.