In some car accident cases, compensation can be obtained through both the at-fault driver’s insurance company and the victim’s own insurance company. This was what happened in a recent case handled by Attorney Tony Kalka, in which the Atlanta personal injury lawyer was representing the five children (and natural heirs) of a woman who died in a fatal car crash. He also represented the victim’s estate. In this case, Mr. Kalka helped his clients obtain a settlement with the victim’s auto insurance provider, specifically under her Uninsured Motorist coverage. This occurred even after a settlement had already been reached with the insurance company of the at-fault driver.
The tragic accident in this case took place on January 20, 2013 in Covington, Georgia. The victim was driving north on Flat Shoals Road and crossing the State Route 36 Bypass when another vehicle crashed into hers in the intersection. It turned out that the other driver had failed to stop at the stop sign, as determined by the Georgia State Patrol Investigation Unit and The Kalka Law Group after thorough investigation and driving speed downloaded dat. after evaluating crash data of both vehicles. The facts pointing to the other driver’s liability were so clear that the at-fault driver ended up being indicted in Newton County with 2 nd degree homicide by vehicle and failure to stop at a stop sign.
As a result of this other driver’s negligence, the loved one of Attorney Kalka’s clients had her life cut short. The accident left her with serious internal injuries, which included factures to her ribcage, pelvis, sacrum and collarbone. She endured a great amount of pain, had difficulty breathing and suffered from a weak pulse. Within just three hours of her accident, the victim’s heart stopped beating due to cardiopulmonary arrest and she died. The woman’s relatives were left with not only the emotional trauma of losing their mother, but also with extensive medical bills for her treatment.
Part of the compensation the woman’s children sought was full payment of her policy limits under her Uninsured Motorist insurance coverage. The amount that the victim’s insurance company agreed to pay is confidential.
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers at The Kalka Law Group are able to provide strong legal support for injury victims, as well as for individuals who have their lost loved ones in fatal accidents. We handle cases involving various types of car accidents, as well as cases arising from other kinds of accidents. Contact us so we can help you seek compensation for your injuries!