Car Accident Lawyers
Georgia Car Accident Attorneys
Car accidents happen. But you should not have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence or carelessness. You have the right to seek compensation for your injury to help with missing work, doctor’s bills, and more.
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Who is Involved in an Car Accident Claim?
When an accident happens there are typically two parties involved, but sometimes more if there are more than two vehicles involved. Anyone involved, however, breaks up into two groups: the liable party and the plaintiff(s).
You would be the plaintiff if you have been seriously hurt in an car accident. You are going to be filing the claim and asking to get justice for your damages.
If this is the case, you first should seek immediate medical attention. You need to get your injuries looked at. We want you to be able to get as healthy as you possibly can. Not only will you start feeling better, we can use your medical records as proof that you are, in fact, injured, and that the liable party caused the damage.
The liable party is the person who caused the accident and therefore is responsible for your injuries. You will have to be able to prove that they were negligent and that their negligence led to your harm.
One of our Georgia car accident lawyers can help try and prove your case and will defend your rights.
Lastly, you have the insurance company that represents the liable party. They are going to be trying very hard to reduce or throw out your claim. They want to save themselves money because they are responsible for giving you a full and fair compensation award for your damages.
Some Tips and Mistakes to Avoid Making
If you want to get a fair result, there are several things you need to do and several things you must avoid doing entirely.
Something that you absolutely should do is hire a Georgia car accident lawyer. You’ve likely never had to represent yourself in an auto accident claim and, therefore, may not know all that much about how to do it successfully.
What you should not do is wait to call and hire an attorney. There is a two year statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Georgia. That means if you try to file your claim after two years from the date of your accident, you will not be able to seek justice. Waiting even a few weeks could mean that your evidence goes missing and that your witnesses forget important information.
Speaking of evidence, make sure that you try to get some from the scene of the accident. Take photos and videos of the road, the vehicles, and your injuries, if you can. Get contact information from witnesses.
Do not under any circumstances admit to guilt. You may be caught up in the moment and not be able to tell for sure how the accident happened. If you admit to guilt and we later determine you are not at fault, we are going to have a harder time defending your rights.
Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement. They are looking to reduce what they owe you. They are going to try to call you and get you to talk to them about the accident. Don’t do this. You are not legally obligated to give them information.
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How Long Do I Have to File an Auto Accident Claim?
In Georgia, you have a two-year statute of limitations on any auto accident. What that means is you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit in court. If you do not honor that two-year window, that statute of limitations, you may not be able to recover the damages in your accident.
Auto Accident Timeline in Georgia
There is no set amount of time that your claim will remain open. Every case is different. The one thing you need to remember is you must file the lawsuit within two years of the auto accident occurring. If you are still getting treatment and/or still seeing doctors and get to the point where you’re about 18 months out from your accident, you need to see a lawyer immediately. You do not want that statute of limitations, the two-year requirement, to pass, because you may lose your ability to recover for your auto accident.
After a Car Crash if the Other Driver Doesn’t Have Insurance
In Georgia, you can make a claim against an uninsured motorist policy. It is a minimum amount of damage coverage, but you are authorized to make a claim under this particular policy. If you’ve been in an accident and understand that the other driver is not insured, let’s talk about your specific case and see what’s available for your recovery.
Paying Medical Bills
Your medical bills are part of your auto accident claim and, more likely than not but depending on your circumstance, the insurance company will cover your medical bills. It is very important that you keep a full record of your medical bills, that you write down every doctor that you see. It is all part and parcel of your auto accident claim.