First and foremost, let’s get our terminology straight. It is not an “auto accident.” It was a collision, a road wreck, a fender bender or a car crash caused by someone’s carelessness or negligence. Accidents are Acts of God. Motor vehicle collisions are usually not accidental. I use “auto accident” on this website only because that’s probably the phrase you searched and I wanted you to find me.
The injuries they cause negatively impact almost every aspect of your life – – – your finances, relationships, quality of life and may even cost you your job. Even an apparently minor fender bender may result in serious injuries. If you have been hurt because someone was negligent, which is just a fancy word for careless, you are entitled to compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering, past and future medical bills, and lost income. Vincent D. Sowerby has more than three decades of experience successfully representing clients injured in collisions.
If you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, boat or pedestrian-related incident, Mr. Sowerby can help.
There are many different ways in which an “auto accident” can occur. The most common causes include:
Mr. Sowerby has the necessary skills to advocate for you after a road wreck, but please stop calling it an “accident.” If it was a human’s negligence that caused the collision and the consequent harm, medical bills, sleeplessness and pain, then that person should pay. That’s why the law requires each of us to purchase motor vehicle liability insurance – – – so we can pay when we get careless and hurt someone without meaning to. That human (and his insuror) should pay damages for violating his duty to exercise ordinary care in an amount to compensate for the damage done. If, however, your defendant’s actions show willful misconduct, malice, fraud, oppression, an intent to cause harm or that entire want of care which raises a presumption of a conscious indifference to consequences, then your defendant should be punished and made to pay a sum of money, depending upon his financial circumstances, which will deter him from repeating the wrongful conduct. Some insurance policies provide coverage for punitive damages and some don’t.
Mr. Sowerby will consult with knowledgeable and respected experts to assist with case preparation. Trauma doctors, chiropractors, forensic engineers, mechanics, and collision reconstruction analysts lend their expertise to help him obtain the best possible settlements. At trial, these professional experts help by educating jurors about the specifics of the accident, what caused it and the injuries that resulted.
It is important to speak to an attorney immediately following a traffic accident to ensure the preservation of crucial evidence and witness recollection. In addition, Georgia law places time limits on filing an automobile accident claim. We are committed to the timely investigation of your claim.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident, call Vince at 912-280-0330 or contact us online to schedule a consultation at our Brunswick office.