Side-impact accidents are especially dangerous for the driver and passengers inside. When another car directly hits the side of yours, the resulting injuries and damages can be devastating. Our Smyrna side-impact accident lawyers are here to help you get compensation and hold the at-fault driver responsible for their negligence.
You don’t have to pay for any of your accident-related expenses out of your own pockets. Instead, call us today at (404) 341-6555 for a free consultation. We will evaluate your case at no risk or obligation to you. Let us guide you through the steps to start filing your claim against the at-fault driver.
You Have Two Years to File Your Claim
Don’t wait too long to get started on filing your claim after a side-impact accident. While we recommend not to file too early or without a lawyer’s assistance, you should still take the steps necessary to build up your case. Strengthen your case with evidence only helps you during negotiations.
When you rush to file your claim too early without a strong case backing it, you risk losing the ability to recover the proper amount of compensation. Should you settle too early without first accounting for all of your damages, you could end up paying out of pocket for whatever expenses you incurred that weren’t covered.
That is why you should get an attorney to help you out. With good legal advice and representation, going through negotiations with the insurance company won’t be nearly as difficult as doing it alone.
Damages You Can Compensate
You can receive compensation for many different types of damages. Our side-impact accident attorneys will help you calculate all of them, so they get reflected in your final settlement total.
Vehicle Repairs or Replacement
One of the more obvious damages you can get compensation for is repairs to your vehicle. A side impact accident can render your vehicle inoperable without a mechanic fixing all of the internal and external damages. Auto repairs can be extremely expensive. Your settlement can reimburse you for whatever repairs you need to be made.
If your vehicle gets totaled beyond repair, you can also receive compensation for a vehicle replacement. Just remember that the compensation for a replacement vehicle will usually only extend to the original value of your car. You most likely won’t be able to just jump from your old Toyota to a new Lamborghini as a replacement.
Car accidents can leave you with moderate to severe injuries. You will need prompt medical attention to ensure they get treated properly. Medical care in Georgia isn’t cheap, even if you have good health insurance.
We can help you get the treatment you need and ensure that you recover as much as possible prior to filing your claim. This is to make sure that all potential medical expenses get covered properly.
Non-economic damages typically include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disfigurement and disability
- Wrongful death
While it’s impossible to put a monetary value on human life, we can still make the proper calculations to ensure that the at-fault party also pays for these types of damages. We hope that by recovering a settlement for them, you can move forward and recover from your accident.
The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 51-12-5.1 outlines punitive damages as damages that get awarded as a punishment rather than compensation. In other words, they act as a way to punish the at-fault party responsible for an accident.
Usually, punitive damages only get awarded when the at-fault party is extremely negligent in their actions or did something illegal to cause an accident to occur. Not every case can qualify, but if yours does, then we will pursue these damages aggressively on your behalf.
Don’t Let Insurance Companies Take Advantage of You
Don’t assume that the insurance companies are on your side. The adjusters they send to contact you are only trying to convince you to forgo legal representation in exchange for a fast settlement. What they don’t tell you is that the settlements they offer are lowball estimates that don’t accurately reflect the true settlement you rightfully deserve.
You shouldn’t let insurance companies take advantage of your situation after an accident. Retaining a lawyer is a small investment that ensures you don’t get ripped off by an insurance company trying to protect their own interests. Our attorneys can help you fight back against their exploits.
Call Us Today for a Free Case Review
Our side-impact accident lawyers in Smyrna will review your case for free. Call (404) 341-6555 today to reach one of our attorneys. With years of experience on our side, we will help you fight hard for the settlement you deserve. There is no risk and no obligation when you call our law office.