Even a minor car accident can have long-term effects. You may be left with long-term pain, disability, or even a mountain of medical costs. You don’t need to face the aftermath of your accident alone, and you may not be liable for the cost. If you were involved in a car accident in Roswell and it was not your fault, you may have a right to a settlement. You should speak to a Roswell car accident lawyer.
Our dedicated team of attorneys has spent decades helping the victims of car accidents. We will not charge you unless we win 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.
How much money will my car accident claim pay me?
It depends on the accident and what happened. The short answer is: you can recover ALL of your costs related to the accident. The idea behind the law is that your settlement should “make you whole” for everything you lost.
The most basic costs we see covered are medical costs, vehicle repair costs, and money for lost wages if you missed time at work.
In addition to this, you can be awarded significantly more money for serious losses, including:
- Serious pain or suffering
- Permanent disability
- Long-term or permanent unemployment
- The death of a loved one
The money you win is no replacement for such major losses. The reason the courts offer this money is to help you rebuild your life, and to assist families financially after tragic events. This money can mean that the amount you are awarded could be doubled, tripled or more.
Do I have a legitimate car accident claim?
The laws around car accident claims are complex. The only way to be sure whether you have a valid claim is to talk to an attorney. By opening an independent investigation into the accident, your car accident lawyer can assemble hard evidence to prove what happened and potentially force the insurance company to offer more money.
We have led successful claims for a variety of accidents, including those involving DUIs, distracted drivers and even hazardous driving conditions. We have even won claims against uninsured drivers.
How is fault decided in a Roswell car accident?
In Georgia, the driver that’s found “at fault” is responsible for the costs of an accident, and their insurance should pay for everything. However, determining who is at fault can be difficult. The police and insurers begin a thorough investigation into the events of the accident to figure out who is liable
A driver can be found “at fault” for many reasons. Often it means they broke some kind of law, such as a traffic law, drinking and driving, or driving while texting. But a driver can be at fault even when they didn’t break the law. This is because fault is based on negligence.
Negligence is when a driver’s carelessness or lack of attention caused the accident. This means that the accident was avoidable, and had the driver been more careful, the accident wouldn’t have happened. The other driver in your accident may have been negligent even if you don’t know it at first. This is one of the reasons it’s so important to have a lawyer investigate your case.
Even with a detailed investigation, fault may be determined incorrectly by insurance investigators. Never allow an insurer blame you for an accident that you didn’t cause. If you are unsure about who is at fault for an accident, always talk to a lawyer.
Why shouldn’t I just take the insurance company’s offer?
As for-profit companies, insurers make more by paying you less, so be hesitant to immediately accept an offer from your insurance company. Often your insurance company will offer less money than you deserve and what you could receive by seeking legal assistance.
Insurers may use any of the following tactics:
- Giving you an offer that doesn’t include any future treatment you will need
- Leaving out physical therapy or other types of care
- Rushing in with a quick offer before you know the extent of your injuries
- Pressuring you to accept an offer by an artificial deadline
These are just a few of the strategies they may use. Insurance companies have entire departments devoted to paying you less than you may deserve.
Will I have to sue someone?
Car accident lawsuits in Atlanta, Georgia are fairly rare. Occasionally, an insurance company will put up a fight or refuse to pay you the money you deserve. In these cases, we will tell you whether we believe it’s worth taking your case all the way to courtYour original:, and we’ll let you make the final call.
But this is the exception. Usually our team completes the investigation, collects evidence, and settles a case without any lawsuit.
How long do I have to make a car accident claim in Roswell?
The time period is set by Georgia’s state laws. If you fail to file in time, you probably won’t be able to recover any money following your accident.
However, the exact deadline to file your claim depends on the events of the accident. Here is what you should know about claim deadlines:
- In most cases, accident victims have up to two years to file their claim
- But some claims may have much less time, even just months, depending on what happened
Never risk waiting. It’s best to talk to a lawyer as soon after the accident as possible.
Talk to a Roswell Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Handling the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. Don’t face it without legal help. Our seasoned legal team can assist you and make sure you get the most from your claim. 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.