A car accident can leave you worrying about money, on top of trying to deal with your injuries. You may be facing weeks or months in the hospital, multiple surgeries, pain and long-term physical therapy. You may be unable to work and worrying about how you’re going to pay your bills. Even a minor accident can leave you with piles of medical bills. But if you were not at fault in your accident in Mableton, money is available to cover your costs. You need to talk to a Mableton car accident lawyer.
Our lawyers have decades of experience helping accident victims get the money they need. We won’t even charge you unless we win money for you. 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.
Whose insurance will pay for my accident?
Georgia has a simple rule that helps car accident victims recover money for their injuries: everyone who owns a vehicle must have insurance. The law sets a minimum amount, and the insurance must cover injuries as well as damage to other cars. Because of this, there is insurance money available to pay the cost of most car accidents.
Which insurance pays, however, depends on fault. The driver who is legally “at fault” is liable for all the injuries that happen because of the accident, as well as damage to vehicles and other property. Fault is a major issue in Georgia car accident cases. The insurance companies will make their own assessment of who is at fault, and if they wrongly blame you—or they wrongly claim you are partially to blame—your lawyer can present evidence to prove otherwise.
Be aware that even though most of these accidents should be covered by insurance, the insurance company will try to avoid paying, or it won’t want to pay you as much as your claim is worth. This is why it’s important to talk to an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as you can.
What if the at-fault driver is uninsured?
They are breaking the law, and you still have a right to recover money from them.
Anyone who drives without insurance is effectively accepting personal liability for any and all damage they cause. That means they must personally pay for your medical bills, car repairs and any other costs. Of course, most of the time they do not have the assets to pay you immediately, but they can be ordered to pay you slowly over time. Alternately, your lawyer may be able to place a lien on their property so you will get paid eventually.
In some cases, insurance may apply even if the at-fault driver was uninsured. This could be your own car insurance, the insurance of another driver involved in the accident, or occasionally even a property insurance policy. Your lawyer can investigate whether any policies exist that may cover the accident.
Will my car accident claim pay for my injuries?
Yes. You should be able to recover money for any injury that happened because of the accident. However, it’s important to get a diagnosis as early as possible. If you don’t go to the doctor right away, the insurance company may claim that you weren’t really injured in the accident.
This is also why it’s important not to assume you’re fine. Many car accident injuries take time to fully develop. You may think you weren’t hurt at all, and then sometime after the accident you begin to feel pain, stiffness or light headedness. We urge you to see a doctor as soon as possible after your accident – even if you think you don’t need to. Waiting can make it harder for you to recover, and it prevents the insurance company from claiming you were making up your injury after the fact.
What’s the most I can win in a Mableton car accident claim?
There’s no limit. You can recover ALL of your costs, and potentially much more. The amount of money you get will depend on the type and severity of your injuries as well as the way the accident happened. In general, though, you should be eligible for these types of costs:
- All expenses related to treatment, medication and doctor visits
- All costs related to your damaged car and any other damaged property
- Money to pay for the time you missed from work (if any)
- Money for your long-term care or treatment if you need it
If you were badly hurt, you may receive additional large amounts of money. This money is awarded for severe losses, including pain and disabilities. Family members may also be able to recover money if a loved one passed away in a fatal crash. Money can never undo what happened, but we hope it can give you some peace of mind while you work toward building a new life after the accident.
Why shouldn’t I just take the insurance company’s offer?
If the insurance company has already offered you money, there’s a motive behind it. Often it means they’re afraid that your true costs will be very, very high, and they want you to sign away your rights before you find out how much you really need.
Atlanta Georgia car accident lawyers can tell you if you have a strong claim that could bring you more money than the insurance company offered you. A lawyer can get you a full diagnosis by expert doctors who know what it will take for you to heal as fully as possible. A lawyer can go up against the insurance company, showing them what your claim is really worth. It’s not unusual to come away with thousands of dollars more, just because you talked to a lawyer.
Talk to a Mableton Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Our lawyers have built their careers on getting money for accident victims. We never charge you a thing unless we win money for you. Let us give you a free consultation to discuss your case and go over your options. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.