Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Lawyers
A Georgia car crash can turn your life upside down in an instant. One minute you’re driving home, to work, or any other destination and the next you are faced with some serious questions: Who is going to pay for my medical bills? What happens if I can’t work because of my injuries? What is my pain and suffering worth? Fortunately, we can answer those difficult questions and help ease your concerns. This may be the only time you are involved in a serious car accident, but the Georgia car accident attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC are experienced with such cases. We represent people just like you every day.
Insurance companies know you aren’t familiar with the system. They know that you may not know all of your rights and may be unable to fully evaluate what your injuries are worth. It is an unfortunate truth that insurance companies want you to settle for less than your case is worth.
This is why having the Georgia car accident attorneys at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC represent you in this difficult time is so important. Our experienced, tough, and intelligent attorneys will work hard to give you peace-of-mind while you focus on recovering from your injuries and rebuilding your life.
Call the Atlanta-based Accident Attorneys of Princenthal & May, LLC today or fill out our on-line form for a free consultation. Our car accident attorneys are committed to helping you from the moment you ask for advice and will counsel you about all of your legal options.
The attorneys of Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC serve clients in Atlanta, Snellville, Lawrenceville, Monroe, Dacula, Tucker, Decatur, Lithonia, College Park, East Point, Stone Mountain, Norcross, Conyers, Winder, Auburn, Riverdale, Duluth, Fayetteville, Loganville, LaGrange, Newnan, Columbus, and throughout Georgia.
Georgia Car Accidents: What You Need to Know
1. ACT QUICKLY
The longer you wait to gather the facts, the harder it may become to prove the liability of the person(s) who hit you. Evidence disappears, memories or witnesses fade, and even your own memory may not be as clear as it was in the moments after your accident. Hiring the Georgia accident attorneys at Princenthal & May, LLC in the days or weeks after your accident will allow us to gather important evidence, obtain witness statements, and hire an expert to conduct an accident reconstruction, if necessary. We know how to find this information and what questions to ask. The earlier you bring us on board, the quicker we can find out what really happened and present those facts to the insurance company.
2. GET IMMEDIATE MEDICAL TREATMENT
When you suffer life-threatening injuries in an auto accident, you will get medical treatment at the hospital within hours of your accident; however, when your injuries are not life-threatening you may wait a few days in the hope that you get better. An inherent problem with waiting to seek treatment is that insurance companies will use your delay in receiving treatment, either because you hope to get better or you don’t have the money, against you. Every insurance company will argue that your delay was because you weren’t really injured. Get treatment with a medical provider immediately and take this argument away from the insurance company.
3. KEEP DETAILED RECORDS
Since every car accident and the extent of the injuries is different, the outcome of each case is different and unique. Once liability is established, the value of a Georgia car accident victim’s case is determined by the following:
- Medical bills
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Lost wages and productivity
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage to the vehicle
- Rental car reimbursement
- Costs of assistive devices like wheelchairs or walkers
- Travel expenses for doctor’s appointments
- Compensation for scars and disfigurement
- Punitive damages (in certain circumstances)
Accordingly, it is important for you to keep a record of any and all medical expenses, including out of pocket expenses, for accident-related treatment; any lost wages for time missed from work due to your accident; the property damage estimate to your vehicle; any rental car expenses; and any other costs you feel are associated with your injury.
Contact Our Georgia Car Accident Lawyers Today
We don’t get paid if we don’t recover money for you. Don’t go it alone. The insurance companies sure aren’t. A simple wreck can turn into a major problem for you and your family. Let us help you in this difficult time.