If you have been injured in a car accident in Tucker, you have a lot on your mind. You may be out of work and worried about paying your bills and affording medical care. You may be dealing with pain, hospitals, and months of physical therapy. Your life may never be the same. But you don’t have to pay for an accident that wasn’t your fault. You need to talk to a Tucker car accident lawyer.
Our lawyers know how to help you get money to pay for your medical care, make up for your lost pay, and more. We never charge you 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.
How hard is it to win an accident claim?
Georgia’s laws make it relatively easy for car accident victims to get the money they need. They do this by requiring everyone who owns a car to get insurance. This insurance must cover a certain amount of injuries and property damage. Because of this requirement, people who are injured in car accidents can usually get their costs covered by insurance, and most of them never have to file a lawsuit or go to court.
But there are a few drawbacks to this system:
- On large claims, the cost of your accident may be higher than the maximum the insurance policy will pay out.
- On claims of any size, big or small, insurance companies often offer far less than what you are truly entitled to under the law.
- Some drivers don’t have insurance. You still have a right to recover money from them, but you’ll need to use a different legal process to do so.
To protect your rights, always talk to a car accident lawyer before you take insurance money or sign any papers.
How is fault determined in a car accident in Tucker?
Fault is based on which driver was careless or negligent. A driver doesn’t have to break the law or intentionally cause an accident to be at fault. A negligent driver might have broken a law, or might simply have been distracted, driving too aggressively, or otherwise not using safe driving practices. Any behavior that counts as not being careful while driving is enough to qualify as negligence. And if the negligent behavior is what led to the accident, that driver is the one at fault.
Unfortunately, it won’t always be easy to tell who was at fault right away. Resist the urge to apologize or blame yourself. Wait until there has been a full investigation so you know what truly happened.
How much of my costs will my car accident claim pay for?
All injuries caused by the accident are 100% covered. This includes doctor visits, lab tests, X-rays, surgeries and procedures, medication and long-term treatment—everything.
Additionally, you will have other costs which you can recover from the claim. This almost always includes car repairs, and it may also include the cost of lost work time. Basically, if you lost money or get billed because of the accident, your claim can pay for it.
Be aware that insurance companies will often leave out some of these costs when they make you an offer, especially lost work time. They may also rush to make you an offer before you’ve found out whether you’re really healing properly or not. If there are complications, your injury may cost more than you thought it would.
What other costs am I entitled to?
For many car accident claims, the total amount you receive will be far more than just your costs. This is because you’re likely to suffer losses that will still be there even after the last bill is paid.
The law allows you to recover money for:
- Severe pain
- Mental anguish
- Any kind of permanent disability or condition
- The pain of losing a loved one
Obviously, these losses cannot be replace by money. Nothing can ever make them right. The money is meant to help you put your life back together and move forward even after suffering an irreversible loss.
These losses are often the largest part of a car accident claim. In many cases, a claim can pay the victim hundreds of thousands of dollars or more.
Do I have a legitimate claim?
It’s very hard to know if you don’t have a professional opinion. This’s why our attorneys offer a free consultation—so that you can find out if you have legal standing, with no risk.
You may be tempted to blame yourself or write the accident off as bad luck. But the law doesn’t see things that way. Someone is almost always legally liable, and they must pay you for your injuries. Don’t cheat yourself out of money that you have a legal right to. The easiest way to find out if you have a claim is to set up a free consultation with a car accident lawyer.
How should I respond if the insurance company offers me money?
You should tell them you need to talk to a lawyer first. Never sign anything, and never take the money if you haven’t gotten professional legal counsel.
The sad truth is that the insurance company money is almost certainly not enough to pay for your injuries, lost pay, and other consequences of the accident. Insurance companies don’t really care whether you get all the money you need and deserve – their main goal is to pay you as little as possible so they can make a bigger profit. A lawyer has a different mission. Your lawyer’s job is to protect your interests and get you the best financial recovery possible.
Car accident law firms in Atlanta have several ways to accomplish this. At our law office, we start every case with an investigation. We review police reports, witness accounts and other information to see how the accident happened and prove that it wasn’t your fault. We refer you to doctors who can give you a complete checkup and tell you what you will need in the future – and what it will cost. We may bring in experts to help us build a strong case. When we have the hard evidence we need, we go to the insurance company and show them just what your claim is worth. For you, this can mean tens of thousands of dollars more than you were originally offered.
Talk to a Tucker Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Our lawyers have been helping car accident victims for decades. We never charge anything unless we win you money. Let us give you a free consultation to answer your questions and tell you if you have a claim. Call us at (404) 341-6555 or fill out the form to the right to get your free consultation today.