After a serious car accident in Newnan, you may feel frustrated, in pain, and unsure what the future holds. Even a minor accident can leave you with ongoing injures that will need months of treatment. You may be unable to work and support your family. And you may be wondering how you’ll pay your medical bills. But there is help. You can recover money for your medical expenses and much more. You need to talk to a Newnan car accident lawyer.
Our law firm has only one goal: to help accident victims get their lives back together. We never charge you anything unless we can 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.
Will my car accident be covered by insurance?
It depends. Unlike some accidents, car accidents are usually covered by an insurance policy. In Georgia, car owners must get a certain amount of insurance, and it must cover accident victims’ injuries as well as damage to their cars. This means that if you have been hurt in a car accident, you can probably get your costs paid through insurance.
However, there’s a chance that the at-fault driver does not have insurance. If that happens, you may be able to make a claim under a different policy—or you could even recover money directly from the other driver. This could involve receiving the money in payments over time, or placing a lien on their property so you get paid in the future.
The bottom line is: you have a right to your settlement whether the other driver has insurance or not.
How does the law handle fault in a Newnan car accident?
You may have heard of “no fault” states, but in Georgia, “fault” determines who will pay for a car accident. Basically, the driver who caused the accident is “at fault,” and that driver (or the driver’s insurance company) must pay for all the consequences, including injuries and the damage to other drivers’ cars.
There are several factors that are considered when determining fault. Insurers will look at the initial police report, and will often treat it as a definitive account of what happened. But they may also send out adjustors to look at the damage to the cars and reconstruct what happened. Often, the insurance companies will act as if they alone get to determine who was at fault—but they don’t.
Remember: you have rights too. A good lawyer will send out an investigator of their own, and will put together evidence to show what happened. This may also involve interviewing witnesses at the scene. That means we may be able to prove who was truly at fault, especially if the insurers are wrongly blaming you.
How much will my settlement be?
Settlements depend on the severity of the injuries, who was at fault, and how much your treatment and other losses cost you. There is no limit on how much you can be paid for a car accident in Newnan, and you are allowed to recover 100% of all your hard costs—things like doctor bills, missed work time, and vehicle repairs.
Additionally, you can be awarded money for serious losses, like the way the accident has affected your life. This includes money for pain, mental anguish, permanent disabilities, or even the loss of a loved one. When these types of losses are present in a claim, the hard costs will be multiplied by a number between 1 and 5. The result is how much you are paid.
We all know that money can’t make up for a tragic personal loss. But we have seen year after year how the settlement money helps our clients rebuild their lives and move forward.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer?
A lawyer is an advocate who will always be on your side. The insurance company, unfortunately, is more interested in its own profits than on helping you get better. Most of the time, the insurance company will make an offer that it knows is way too low. It hopes you’ll jump at the money and sign away your legal right to recover the full cost of your injuries.
A car accident lawyer understands that this is how insurance companies work. A lawyer can gather the kind of evidence that will convince the insurance company to pay a fair amount. This includes referring you to doctors who can fully evaluate your condition and tell you exactly what it will take for you to recover as completely as you can. Armed with these facts, a lawyer can often negotiate a much better offer, or your lawyer can take your case to a jury in car accident law suits in Atlanta, Georgia.
How do I know if I should file a claim?
It’s hard for accident victims to answer this on their own. For one thing, most people aren’t trained to apply legal concepts like negligence and fault to car accidents. For another, it’s human nature to blame yourself, or be reluctant to blame someone else for an accident that could have happened to anybody. But under the law, someone is at fault and must pay. The best way to know if you have a valid claim is to schedule a free consultation with a good car accident lawyer.
Talk to a Newnan Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Our attorneys have been helping car accident victims for decades, and we won’t charge you anything unless we win money for you. We will give you a FREE consultation to help you understand whether you have a claim, and what to do next—with no obligation. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.