December 31, 2019
I WAS INJURED IN A CAR WRECK BUT I DON’T HAVE CAR INSURANCE. DO I STILL HAVE A CASE?
If you are injured as a result of another person’s negligence, you are entitled under Georgia law to recover all damages that flow from that injury. Typically, this is referred to as a personal injury claim.
In Georgia, especially in the metro Atlanta area, many personal injury claims result from car wrecks. So, what happens if you are injured in a car wreck that is not your fault, and you don’t have car insurance?
The most pressing matter you will face will not be related to your personal injury claim. It is illegal in Georgia to drive without insurance. It is possible – and even likely – that you would be arrested at the scene of the auto collision even if you did not cause the wreck, due to lack of car insurance.
Having said that, your car insurance protects your assets when you are at fault for a car wreck. If someone else is at fault for the wreck, and you are injured as a result of the wreck, you would still have a valid personal injury claim against the negligent driver.
Personal injury cases are complex. You should consult with a trusted attorney about the specific facts of your case. Call the experienced trial attorneys in DeKalb County at the DeWoskin Law Firm: 404-987-0026.