Georgia law allows recovery when a driver or passenger, or even a bicycle rider, pedestrian, boater, or other third party, is injured as a result of another person's negligent act or omission. You may be compensated, for example, for medical bills and expenses, pain and suffering, future treatment needs, lost wages, and property damage, just to name a few.
Georgia law also allows for monetary recovery by an injured party, even if they were partially at fault in the accident. The amount of compensation received, however, depends upon how much insurance is available, as well as other monetary sources.
An experienced and knowledgeable injury attorney can analyze all available insurance and monetary sources, and should understand the law on how to obtain other sources of compensation and insurance. It is possible under certain circumstances to utilize the insurance policy of others who had nothing to do with the accident, and stack together multiple policies; an experienced attorney will be able to explain what is available, and maximize your recovery.
The actual value of your case, or how much money you can expect to recover after you are injured in an accident, depends on many factors. For example; the severity and type of injury, amount of medical expenses incurred, pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, disability, future medical treatment needs, expected recovery time and level of recovery, and more. A factor in the amount of recovery is always available insurance and sources of funds, which is why we always encourage you to have a UM insurance policy in place. An experienced injury attorney will be able to discuss this with you, and give an estimate of case value and what to expect in your particular situation.
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