Car Accident? Check If the Other Driver Was on Their Cell Phone.
If you are suddenly rear-ended, sideswiped, or in a car accident anywhere in Atlanta, one of the first things you should do is check to see if the other driver was on their cell phone. That fact can affect the value of your case significantly. Overlooking this detail can cost you. You could miss out on additional compensation for damages and more. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a driver who was on their phone, you need to speak to an auto accident lawyer right away. At Rohan Law, we will get you the compensation that you deserve!
Auto accident lawyers know that drivers who are distracted by their phones are more likely to cause accidents and so do the police. You should report the accident to the police, regardless of cell phone use, so that they can file an official report to document the incident. When the police arrive they will take statements from drivers, passengers, and any witnesses. Make sure you mention the cell phone use so they can document it in the report. This can be a deciding factor in who is at fault and how much compensation you may be entitled to. The police may investigate and issue the driver using their phone during the crash a citation for violating the Georgia hands-free law. This can be used as evidence in your case to demonstrate that the other driver was at fault, not you.
A lot of people don’t know this but citations are issued for most accidents that are reported to the police. Citations can be issued for traffic violations like failure to yield, following too closely, and the use of a cell phone while driving. The officer who issues the citation will likely sign it and include their badge number. Try to get a copy of any and all citations issued to other drivers. These can help your auto accident lawyer prove that the other driver was at fault in court. If you have a dash cam, that’s even better. At Rohan Law, we have the ability to obtain your citation from any county in Georgia. If you were given the citation, or cited for being at fault, but disagree with the police officer’s conclusion, make sure you identify any witnesses who can confirm your version of the crash. We have been successful in getting the report amended to show the other driver at fault if there is sufficient evidence.
If the accident was not your fault, you may not think that you need a lawyer but here is why you do: an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you get the compensation you need after an accident. If you don’t hire an attorney, you will not get nearly as much money, even if the accident was not your fault. Insurance companies don’t pay as much without an attorney. Even after you take into account the lawyer’s fees, you will come out ahead with the services of an expert. We are also used to dealing with hospitals, doctors, and adjusters. You should be focused on your recovery, not paying tug-of-war with the adjuster over petty issues related to your case. That will lead to your frustration and you will give up on the case. We are used to their games and we know how to play them.
Usually, payment of a fine is regarded as a guilty plea. It may seem more convenient or less of a hassle to pay for your ticket online, but do NOT do this. You could be throwing away any chance you have to fight the ticket, or worse, damage your civil case preventing you from recovering anything at all.
At Rohan Law, we are Auto Accident Lawyers with over 20 years of experience helping people just like you get the maximum compensation for their injuries. You can use our free guide for actionable steps for any property damage claim, and call us to speak with an auto accident lawyer to learn more about how we can help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries. If we take your case, we will fight to win, and you will not need to pay us anything until we win. If you have any questions about what to do after an accident, or if you need help with your case, call Rohan Law. We are here to help! Contact us today for a free consultation!