After a car crash injury, you undoubtedly have a lot on your mind. Concerns about medical treatment, property damage, and how quickly you can get back to normal are your most important priority. At Princenthal, May & Wilson, our Georgia personal injury attorneys can help put all those concerns to rest. We dedicate our practice to recovering compensation on behalf of innocent Sandy Springs residents who have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Here are three questions about car accident cases that will give you a better understanding of how we can help.
Three Questions About Car Accident Cases | How Long Will a Case Take?
If you’ve got a serious injury case, your case can take a while. The more serious your injuries, the longer the case, oftentimes. One thing that takes time in a personal injury case is determining what your damages are. Damages are everything from your pain and suffering to the reasonable value of your past and future medical expenses and the reasonable value of your wage loss.
At our firm, we work to get the case into litigation quickly, and we try to push it as hard as we can. Time is not always on your side when you’ve got responsibilities and the stress of injuries.
What Are Some Common Mistakes I Should Avoid After a Car Accident?
A lot of times when people are injured, they don’t know what to do. A common mistake that people make is not getting an attorney soon enough. In addition to statutes of limitations, you may also be dealing with time notice requirements under your own policy that require you to give notice to your insurer to preserve that claim.
Another mistake people often make is getting the wrong attorney. Chances are this is the first time you have been through this process, and there’s not a lot of good information out there to help you determine how you should go about getting your attorney and who you should hire.
Finally, even if you hire the right attorney, don’t make the mistake of not following your attorney’s advice, which can hurt the value of your case. We are partners in your case. We’re here to stand by your side and get you through what can be a very difficult and trying process.
Should I Speak to an Insurance Adjuster About My Car Accident Case?
When people are injured in car crashes in Georgia, the insurance company often asks you for a recorded statement. While you will want to put the insurers on notice, you want to stay away from giving recorded statements unless you have an attorney who can participate in the statement. You don’t really know what can be particularly damaging about your case. The biggest fight in many car accident cases is over damages, and your damages are not always clear-cut. If the insurance carrier can get you on a recorded statement minimizing your injuries, they may then use it to hold down damages.
Do not give a recorded statement until you’re represented by an attorney who can give you guidance and participate in any statement.
Contact Princenthal, May & Wilson Today
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a car crash and have questions about hiring a car accident attorney? Contact the experienced Georgia car accident lawyers at Princenthal, May & Wilson, LLC, today for a free consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience and dedication work for you.