Even a minor car accident can leave you with a mountain of medical bills or an injury. While trying to juggle everything following your accident, you need someone on your side. If you are the victim of a car accident that you didn’t cause in Alpharetta, you have rights. You need to talk to an Alpharetta car accident lawyer.
Our experienced team wants to help. Our attorneys have dedicated themselves to assisting accident victims for decades. We have the legal knowledge to get you the money you deserve, and we only charge you if we win you money. Let us give you a FREE consultation. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.
What costs can I recover in a car accident claim?
In Georgia, you are allowed to recover all costs related to your car accident, including future costs. The amount depends on each individual claim, but possible costs you can recover include:
- Any pay or work time you missed because of the accident
- Medical expenses including medication
- Cost of rehabilitation
- Cost to repair or replace your car
These are the costs most frequently recovered by a claim, but in extreme circumstances you could be awarded much more money—such as for the loss of a loved one or permanent injury. We strongly believe that no amount can make up for these terrible events, but it can help you or your family members remain financially stable after a major accident.
Who is “at fault” in a Alpharetta car accident?
In the state of Georgia, the driver responsible for the accident is considered to be “at fault.” If a driver is found at fault, they must pay for the full cost, which is usually paid by their insurance policy. But it can be tough to know who’s at fault, and sometimes the wrong driver can be held responsible. An attorney can examine the events of a crash and determine who should be held at fault.
Usually, driver is found to be at fault if:
- They were driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- They were driving distracted, by texting, eating, etc.
- The accident was caused by a broken traffic law
- They were careless
Many accidents are not caused by a traffic law violation. A distracted or careless driver can be just as dangerous—these drivers are considered “negligent.” Negligence determines that while a law was not broken, the negligent driver is still liable for the events and costs of the accident.
If an accident wasn’t your fault, never apologize or say it was your responsibility. If you’re unsure who caused the accident, our car accident attorneys around Atlanta, Georgia are available to give you a professional opinion.
How do I know if I have a claim?
Don’t rely on guesswork. Talk a professional. An attorney can look into the circumstances of your car accident and determine if your claim is valid after a thorough investigation.
We have led successful claims for a variety of accident types, including:
- Vehicle-on-vehicle collisions
- Truck accidents
- Accidents where a pedestrian was hit
- Single-car accidents (hitting a pole, tree, etc.)
- Whiplash cases
- Cases where weather or bad visibility contributed to the accident
- Large multi-vehicle highway accidents
Even if the other driver was uninsured, your claim could be valid.
The insurance company already offered me money. How can a lawyer help me?
Be wary of any money offered by an insurance company following a car accident. Since insurers are for-profit, they’ll have more to gain by offering you a smaller amount of money. Even if you have a valid claim, the amount of money you are offered by an insurer could be just a small portion of what you are truly owed.
Insurance companies use many tactics to minimize what they pay. Some of the tactics we’ve seen include:
- Offering you fast cash, keeping you from recovering more in the future
- Offering you funds for your current medical expenses, but not paying for future costs
- Giving you a deadline to claim your money
- Attempting to blame you for the accident
- Not paying you for missed work time or lost wages
Insurance companies are immensely important, but their main goal is making money. With the help of a lawyer, you can be sure to get the most money from your claim, an amount that could be much more than an insurer may initially offer.
Do I have to go to court?
Typically, car accident claims are resolved outside of court. Occasionally, we recommend taking a case to court if an insurance company refuses to pay. However, most claims are handled peacefully following a detailed investigation—and you can recover from your accident without needing to ever visit a courthouse.
How much will a lawyer charge me?
The personal cost of a car accident is too much without having to pay for legal help. We have dedicated ourselves to providing the fairest legal assistance, so we have a simple rule: you pay nothing unless we win you money.
That means your consultation is free and ALL of our work for you is free until and unless we get you results.
If we don’t get you money, you owe us nothing. If you are awarded money, we take a small percentage for our fee—the rest of the money is yours.
Talk to a Alpharetta Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Even a minor car accident can leave you feeling overwhelmed with medical bills and unsure of how to handle insurance companies. But you don’t need to face it alone. A seasoned car accident lawyer can help you with your claim, giving you the ability to recover. Let us give you a FREE consultation. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.