A car accident can leave you dealing with much more than just medical costs. You could find yourself with pain, a disability, or even unable to work. But you don’t have to face the aftermath alone—and you may not have to pay for it. If you were hurt in a car accident in Peachtree City and it wasn’t your fault, the law should protect you. You need to speak to a Peachtree City car accident lawyer.
Our attorneys know how to help. For decades, we have focused our work on helping accident victims win—and we charge nothing unless we get 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.
Who is considered to be “at fault” in a Peachtree City car accident?
Georgia is a fault state, so whichever driver caused the accident is the one who is responsible for the costs—usually through their insurance. However, determining fault can be complicated. Police and insurance adjusters will both try to piece together what happened and who caused the accident.
A driver can be at fault if ANY of the following are true:
- They broke a traffic law that led to the accident
- They were drunk or on drugs
- They were distracted by their phone, makeup, eating, or any other kind of distraction
- They were careless in any way that caused the accident
This last one is particularly important. Even drivers who didn’t break the law can be “at fault” if their carelessness caused the accident. This is known as negligence. Negligence doesn’t always mean the driver was behaving in a reckless or aggressive way. It simply means the accident wouldn’t have happened if they had been more careful. And that means they are the party “at fault.”
Never let the insurance company blame you for an accident you didn’t cause—and never apologize if it wasn’t your fault. When in doubt, a car accident law firm near Atlanta can help you determine who was really at fault in your accident.
What costs will a car accident claim pay for in Peachtree City?
Georgia law allows you to recover 100% of your costs for a car accident that was not your fault. The most common costs we help people recover include:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of medication
- Long-term care or rehabilitation
- Money to make up for lost wages or missed work time
- Car repairs or a new vehicle
The law also gives you the right to a much larger recovery under certain circumstances. For example, the amount you can recover may be doubled, tripled or more if you have extreme pain, a permanent disability, or another serious loss. Families can also recover this money for the loss of a loved one. We don’t believe this money can ever undo what happened. The reason the courts award it is to help you and your family remain financially stable after a serious tragedy.
How do I know if I have a valid car accident claim?
Never assume you don’t have a valid claim. The best way to find out for sure is to talk to a lawyer. A good lawyer will launch their own investigation into the accident and may be able to find out what happened even if there was no obvious wrongdoing. Remember: almost all car accidents are preventable, which means someone is likely at fault.
We have brought forward successful car accident claims for many types of accidents, such as:
- Whiplash claims
- Head on collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Side swipes
- T-bone accidents
- Accidents involving trucks, motorcycles, pedestrians or bicyclists
- Fog, rain and other hazardous conditions
- Distracted driving
- Defective tires/auto parts
You may have a valid claim even if the other driver was uninsured.
The insurance company already offered me money. How can a lawyer help me?
Be very careful. We all know that insurance companies are run for profit. Unfortunately, this means they have an incentive to pay out the smallest amount possible—even when you have a valid claim. If the insurer has already offered you money, there’s a good chance it’s much less than what you really deserve.
Insurance companies use a number of tactics to underpay you:
- Offering “quick cash” when you need it most, so that you sign away your right to more
- Paying only the cost of your current medical bills, without consideration of future care
- Leaving out money for missed work time
- Trying to blame you for the accident or using your words against you
- Delaying your claim so you are desperate when they finally offer you money
Insurance companies aren’t evil. They play an important role and many really do help their customers. But when it comes to paying a claim, their interests are not the same as yours. And they have an entire team that knows how to bargain you down. Your lawyer is your leverage and helps you get the full amount you deserve.
Do I have to go to court?
Not usually. Occasionally we do run into an insurance company that simply will not budge, and we will advise you whether it’s worth it to go all the way to court. However, most car accident claims are resolved through a settlement without ever stepping into a courthouse. Often, we can handle the whole thing for you, and potentially get you far more than the insurer first offered.
How much does a car accident lawyer cost in Peachtree City?
We don’t believe it should cost you anything out of pocket. Instead, we offer a simple guarantee:
- Your consultation is always free
- You pay us nothing up-front
- We charge you nothing, ever, if we can’t win you money
If we win you money, we take our fee as a percentage and you keep the majority. We believe this is the fairest, lowest risk way to offer legal representation.
Is there a time limit for filing a car accident claim in Peachtree City?
Yes, and if you miss the deadline you will probably not be able to collect any money.
The exact deadline will depend on what happened, but as a general rule:
- Many car accident victims have up to two years to file a claim
- Some victims have much less time—possibly only a matter of weeks
- Insurance companies may set their own deadlines independent of the courts
If you’ve been injured in a car accident, never risk waiting. The sooner you get legal help, the stronger your claim is. You need to talk to a lawyer right away.
Talk to a Peachtree City Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Don’t face the aftermath of your car accident alone. Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping injury victims. We never charge anything unless we win you money. Let us give you a FREE consultation to help you decide the your next steps—with no obligation. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.