Georgia Car Accident Attorneys
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Car accidents cause thousands of injuries in Georgia each year, and innocent people are left with large medical bills and questions about who is to blame. At Lourie, Chance, Forlines, Carter & King, P.C., our Georgia car accident lawyers help accident victims pick up the pieces following a collision. If you call us, we can immediately begin representing you in a car accident claim. Based on the evidence, we might file an insurance claim on your behalf against the at-fault motorist or another party responsible for your injuries. Call us today at 404-760-7400 , or schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
Why Our Georgia Car Accident Attorneys are The Best to Handle Your Case?
There are thousands of personal injury lawyers in Georgia who advertise that they handle car accident claims. What sets us apart?
We bring to every case:
- Unmatched experience in personal injury law, including car accidents.
- Detailed knowledge of Georgia laws which impact car accident cases.
- Compassionate and open communication, which puts our clients first.
- Strong negotiation strategies which maximize our clients’ compensation.
- Passionate litigation advocacy when settlement talks break down and the only way to seek justice is to file a lawsuit in court.
Car Accident Injuries Our Georgia Attorneys Handle
Our clients are injured in a variety of accidents, including rollovers, T-bones, head-on collisions, fender benders, sideswipes, and more. Any accident can leave motorists with terrible injuries, including:
- Head injuries: skull fracture, Brain injuries, concussions, and other injuries.
- Skin injuries: Burns, cuts, abrasions, and degloving injuries.
- Neck and shoulder injuries: whiplash, dislocated shoulder, brachial plexus injuries, and fractures.
- Back injuries: herniated or displaced disc, vertebral fracture, and spinal cord injuries.
- Catastrophic injuries: severe traumatic brain injuries, amputation, paralysis, and crush injuries.
Many accident victims must recover in bed and can’t return to work for months. Some injuries are so serious that a person will need ongoing medical care—sometimes for decades.
Can You Receive Compensation for Your Car Accident in Georgia ?
Yes, you can receive compensation if you can prove someone else bears most of the blame for the crash. This is called being “at fault.” Georgia is a fault state, and motorists must carry mandatory liability coverage to pay for accidents they cause.
If a driver was negligent, you can seek compensation for your medical care, including x-rays and other diagnostic tests, surgery, painkillers, and doctor visits. You might also seek compensation for lost income/wages, as well as damage to your motor vehicle.
We also seek money for pain and suffering and other intangible losses. Many people cannot sleep, enjoy hobbies, or enjoy life due to painful, life-altering injuries. The defendant should pay compensation to make up for your reduced quality of life.
How much can you receive? The amount will depend on the facts of your case. Our lawyers excel at taking a holistic view of all relevant facts, including your out-of-pocket expenses and how much insurance the defendant carries.
Why You Should Never Negotiate Without The help of A Car Accident Lawyer
Insurance companies have refined techniques for minimizing the compensation they pay out to victims like you. After a crash, you might think it’s easy to submit a claim to an insurance company and wait for a check. Unfortunately, these companies might:
- Delay any investigation into what happened. You can wait for months to receive a phone call back, all the while you have massive medical bills piling up in your mailbox.
- Deny any liability whatsoever. Even if it’s obvious the other driver struck you, their insurer might claim you are to blame.
- Force you to file a lawsuit to receive compensation. This only drags out the process, and many people have no idea how to sue a driver following a crash.
Call us. We know how to counter these underhanded tactics to get you the compensation you deserve. For example, we can talk to witnesses and review physical evidence without waiting around for the other side to do so. We can also put Georgia’s “bad faith” insurance laws to work for you. Insurers who refuse to treat accident victims fairly open themselves up to a lawsuit.
What Steps to Take after a Crash A Car Crash in Georgia
Anyone can improve their chances of compensation for a car crash by remembering these steps:
1. Report your accident to the police immediately. The responding officer can investigate and file a police report. The officer might also ask the other driver to take a breathalyzer test if they appear drunk.
2. Don’t admit fault. Georgia’s comparative negligence law states you can’t receive compensation if you are 50% or more at fault. Never say anything that gives the impression you think you are to blame for the collision.
3. Swap personal and insurance information. Ask for name, license, registration, and insurance information—all of which help when it comes time to submit a claim.
4. Talk with witnesses. Ask what they saw. They can provide crucial testimony about how the accident happened. Please ask for a method of contacting them, such as phone number.
5. Photograph the accident scene. If you can move around, use your phone to take pictures of where the cars ended up. Zoom in to get a picture of any dents.
6. Go to the hospital. As soon as possible, seek medical care, which helps document your injuries.
7. Never give a recorded statement to a claims adjuster. You can expect the insurance companies to call and ask to hear your side of the story. Decline to talk until you have a lawyer on your team.
Car Accident Deadlines According to Georgia Laws
How much time do you have to bring a claim? Less than you might imagine.
Georgia’s statute of limitations gives accident victims like you only two years to file in most situations. Anyone who goes past this deadline will lose the ability to hold the defendant accountable. That’s a devastating result for a simple mistake. And it’s completely avoidable.
Speak to Our Georgia Car Accident Attorney Today
Our lawyers are happy to meet with accident victims to review their injuries and memories of the crash. We can then analyze whether you can seek compensation. Call our firm today to schedule a convenient time to meet for a free consultation.
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