Even a minor car accident can leave you drowning in medical bills. You may also be unable to work, either temporarily or permanently. You may have chronic pain or be facing a life that will never be the same. An accident can be truly devastating, but you don’t have to deal with it alone. If you were hurt in a car accident in Canton, help is available to pay for your medical care and other costs. You need to talk to a Canton car accident lawyer.
Our law firm has a long track record of getting car accident victims the money they need. We will only charge you money if we win money for you. Let us give you a FREE consultation to talk about your claim and explain how we can help. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.
Will insurance cover my accident? What if the other driver doesn’t have insurance?
Some types of accidents aren’t covered by an insurance policy, but most car accidents are. This is because all vehicle owners in Georgia are required by law to have a minimum amount of insurance to cover property damage and injuries. In a car accident claim, it’s usually an insurance company that pays for your loss.
Car insurance should help you financially after an accident, but the reality is that insurance companies will try to avoid paying you what your claim is worth. This is why you should talk to a car accident lawyer before you sign anything or take money from an insurance company.
And remember: even if the other driver is not insured, you still have a claim. There may be a different insurance policy that applies to the accident, or you could recover money from the driver directly.
What types of car accidents can I file a claim for?
There are many types of car accidents and many potential causes. Some of the most common types of car accidents we see are:
- Head-on, read-end, and side impact crashes
- Accidents caused by hazardous conditions, including bad weather and fog
- Distracted driving accidents or drunk driving accidents
- Accidents with whiplash injuries
No matter what kind of accident you were involved in, if you were not at fault, you still have a valid claim.
Which driver is “at fault” in a car accident in Canton?
Some states are “no fault” states, but Georgia requires the at-fault driver to pay for all the costs and damages that he or she caused. This means that fault is an important part of a car accident claim.
Fault in car accident cases is usually based on the concept of “negligence.” Most of the time, there is a driver who could have prevented the accident simply by being more careful. We say that this driver is “negligent.” That is the driver who is liable, because they are the one who did not live up to their legal responsibility. Some common negligent driving behaviors include speeding, tailgating, distracted driving and drunk driving.
How do I know if my injuries will be covered?
Any injury should be covered if it was caused by the accident. However, there are some types of injuries that are more common than others. These include:
- This is a painful neck injury that is most often seen in rear end collisions.
- Head injuries. These can range from a minor concussion to a life-altering traumatic brain injury.
- Broken bones. This often includes wrists, arms and noses.
- Sprains and other muscle injuries.
Many accident victims feel fine immediately after the accident, but pain or other symptoms develop later on. In some cases, these symptoms indicate a serious condition that will only grow worse if left untreated. For this reason, we recommend that you always see a doctor as soon as possible after an accident. Going to the doctor right away also helps you make a stronger claim with the insurance company.
How much money can I collect?
The amount of money you collect can vary widely depending on the circumstances of your accident. However, accident victims can recover all of their costs, including these:
- The cost of repairing or replacing your car
- Medical costs such as doctors, hospitals, tests, surgeries and medication
- The cost of physical therapy or other rehabilitation
- Lost wages, if you had to miss time from work because of the accident
If you had more serious losses, you could also be eligible for other types of damages. This may include damages for ongoing pain and suffering or a disability. We believe that money can never begin to compensate for a terrible accident, but we hope that the money you receive will give you some peace of mind as you begin to look toward life after the accident.
The insurance company already offered me money. How can a lawyer help me?
The insurance company might seem like it is being helpful, but it is really just looking out for its own interest. Most of the time, the insurance company will offer the smallest amount it thinks it can get away with, because it wants to make a profit. When you get a lawyer, you put a professional on your side, looking out for your interest and making sure the insurance company pays you a fair amount.
Car accident attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia start off every case with an investigation into your injuries and the causes of your accident. They can send you to doctors who will thoroughly evaluate you and tell you exactly what you kind of care you will need—and what it will cost. Armed with this information, a lawyer knows how to get the insurance company to pay you what your claim is really worth.
Talk to a Canton Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Our lawyers have spent their entire careers helping accident victims get the money they need. We never charge you anything unless we can get you money. Let us give you a free, no obligation consultation and show you what we can do for you. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.