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Car Wreck Accident Law Firm – Sam Earley
Our attorneys are very knowledgeable in handling different car accident settlements and will be more than happy to discuss with you the settlement process and will gladly answer all your questions. Furthermore, our lawyers will study every documentation such as medical records, police reports, vehicular safety – any evidence that would help you build a strong claims case.
First Things to do if you are involved in a Car Accident
1.Look for Emergency help. You can perform self-assessment to determine if you have sustained any injuries. If you are injured seek help by calling out to someone and call 911 and wait for the paramedics. If you are not injured you can call out to the other passengers and the other drivers involved. You must remember your health is of utmost important.
2.You can take photos to ensure you have your own copy. Exchange information with the other driver/s. Ask for their name, phone numbers and any other vital information.
3.Ask for a copy of the police report for your own documentation.
4.Seek medical treatment immediately and undergo physical check up by a medical professional. Some injuries can take time before it will start showing symptoms. Seeking out medical assistance after the accident should be done as soon possible to prove that your injuries was sustained after the car accident.
The following are some of the most common mistakes made by the victim:
–State laws such as in Georgia, it is considered a crime to leave the scene of the accident before the police arrived.
–Not taking down information from the other driver/s or car information.
–Did not bother to undergo medical checkup after the accident. Take note that some injuries will not appear immediately but after a few days or weeks.
–Missed to give recorded statement to an insurance company.
Always remember to not speak with any insurance company unless you have your lawyer with you. The reason behind this is that the defendant’s insurance company will if possible lower the amount of the settlement. If you don’t know your right, your lawyer will discuss it with you.
Car Accident Lawsuit Process
Once the insurance company is notified about their defendant’s unfortunate vehicular accident, they will immediately launch an investigation in an attempt to reduce the amount they have to pay for the settlement. That is why it is important that your legal representation to conduct his or her own investigation during the whole settlement dispute.
The success of your car accident settlement case will depend on your attorney’s ability to collect, gather data and to investigate key witnesses. Your lawyer will need to present evidence that the other party was indeed negligent that ultimately resulted in the vehicular accident. During his or her investigation your lawyer will be able to determine if the defendant has:
–Been distracted while driving
–Violated traffic laws
–Drove under the influence
–Been unable to pay any attention to their surroundings
–Driven without any license
In order for your lawyer to come up with a strong claim against the defendant, his or investigation may include:
–Gather data by studying police reports and photographs
–Investigate key witnesses
–If available, review video footage of the accident
–Research driving history of the defendant and the plaintiff
–Study medical records of the injuries sustained
In determining the settlement amount, your attorney can give you an approximate amount basing it on the incurred damages. He or she will evaluate the damages made to you. The following are some of the damages that compensated with financially. These are but not limited to:
–Existing and future medical expenses. You might need rehabilitation to let you function back to normal. These therapies can be expensive and time consuming. Keep in mind that you will need financial assistance for this.
–If you were working and got into a vehicular accident, you may still have your job but you will definitely loss some of your pay.
–Damage to your property. This can involve your car or other important property on your car during the accident.
–Pain and suffering. The pain experienced will depend on the injuries you sustained during the accident.
–Will greatly decreased your way of life.
–You could loss intimacy and support.
Your personal injury attorney will create a strong case based on the information he or she was able to gather during his investigation. It will state the injuries you have sustained, the damages, to total cost of the property damages. It will also contain the alleged negligent behavior of the defendant and request for a fair compensation for all the damages incurred.
Your attorney will also contact the other party or parties on your behalf and will attempt to reach a settlement before a formal lawsuit is filed. However if the negotiation was unsuccessful, your attorney will formally file a claim to the court.
Usually both parties will negotiate for a settlement outside the court during the filing of the formal lawsuit. But if no agreement is met, then your attorney will present your case in court where a presiding judge or jury will then decide how much is the amount of the compensation.
The attorneys in Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys will be able to help you with your settlement case. They will be more than happy to provide to you all the information you need, such as your rights, the difficulties that you could possibly encounter during the claims process.
If you are looking to get a just compensation after experiencing a vehicular accident for all the mounting medical bills and damages, please call us and talk with our lawyers. We offer a free case evaluation that can help you greatly in achieving success over your settlement case.
Rated As One Of The Best Car Accident Injury Attorneys In Georgia By Martindale-Hubbell
Samuel E. Earley Jr. is a personal injury lawyer from Winder, GA, a suburb just north of Atlanta who is viewed by his peers as an outstanding attorney in the USA for his practice areas of law. Sam graduated in Georgia State University of Law and was called to the Georgia Bar in 2004.
He is considered one of the preeminent lawyers in the USA by Martindale Hubbell. For over 100 years, the Bar Register has been a unique guide to the legal community’s most eminent professionals. It includes only those select law practices that have earned the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and have been designated by their colleagues as preeminent in their field.
Don’t wait until it is too late to seek justice for the car accident that happened to you or to a loved one, call us now for a free personal injury case evaluation.