Fighting For The Compensation You Deserve After An Auto Accident
When another driver injures you in an auto accident, you deserve compensation for not just your medical bills, but also for lost time from work and for pain and suffering due to your injury. A skilled legal team can take on your legal fight so you can concentrate on healing.
At Cathey & Strain, LLC, we work with accident victims every day to pursue justice. We offer every client a personalized approach to their personal injury case based on their goals, and we use our more than 40 years of experience to help our clients achieve those goals.
Defining Negligence In Your Car Accident Claim
The plaintiff in a car accident case must prove, at a minimum, that the other driver was negligent. Under Georgia law, negligence is the absence of due care or the care that would be exercised by a reasonable person under similar circumstances. These cases often involve violations of the “rules of the road” such as:
- Driver training
- Distractions, such as passengers and talking or texting on the phone
- Aggravated/gross negligence
- DUI drivers
- Leaving the scene of an accident
Many cases involve subrogation issues related to payments by health insurance carriers or Medicare/Medicaid payments. We review every case to identify the negligent actions of the other driver, then aggressively pursue your claim for damages.
Truck Accidents Have Unique Issues
If your accident involved a commercial truck of some sort, your damages and injuries may be much more significant than a standard accident claim. Cars just cannot compete with the size and weight of a semi or tractor-trailer. In addition, several state and/or federal regulations and statutes pertain specifically to commercial drivers. There may be several layers of liability to work through, as well, when a company is involved. You need a skilled legal team like the attorneys at Cathey & Strain, LLC to make sure your claim is handled appropriately.