What Steps Should I Take If I Have Been Injured In An Auto Wreck?
If you’ve been in the accident, the first thing that you should do is seek medical attention by going to the hospital via an ambulance or having a loved one take you. If you can do that, that’s the first step. Secondly, you want to make sure that you follow through on all of your medical appointments, and that the appointments are well documented. Then, call us. We will help guide you through the rest. We’ll take over the claim. We’ll take over the investigation and make sure that you’re properly protected.
Also, it is very important to remember that while you have a duty to talk to your own insurance company to explain what happened, you have no duty to ever speak to the other driver’s insurance company or representing attorney. But, you should also be careful what you tell your insurance company. While you cannot lie to your insurance company, and should not ever try to do that, you should be careful with what you tell them. Before you start speaking to your insurance company, we strongly suggest that you speak to a lawyer. We can help you with that process.
What If I Was Partially At Fault For The Auto Wreck That Caused My Injury? Can I Still Recover?
If you are partially at fault in an accident that caused your injury, you can still recover. Just because you were partially at fault, it does not mean that you are totally precluded from receiving financial compensation from the other party. The courts understand that there can be situations in which all drivers can contribute to an accident. In other words, the mere fact that you’re partially at fault does not prevent you from recovering.
What Is The Statute Of Limitations For Bringing An Auto Injury Claim In Georgia?
In Georgia, the basic statute of limitations for bringing a personal injury case is two years from the date of the accident. However, there are some special rules that apply. For example, if you are bringing a lawsuit against a government entity, such as the police or a transit bus. There are additional time limits that you have to follow. There are time limits for notices that will depend on whether it is a county or state entity, and whether you’re suing a county or state official personally or their line of work. These rules get very complicated. Therefore, if you are involved in a personal injury accident, you should to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible. Additionally, with notices, there are special requirements, such as that you allege the dollar amount of the injury. Again, these rules are very complicated. So, if you’re injured in an accident, call us. We’ll help guide you through your case.
Should I Notify My Own Insurance Company About An Auto Wreck?
The basic rule is that if you want your insurance company to handle the claim for you, then you need to notify them. However, we strongly suggest that you speak with an attorney first. If the claim is strictly for property damage, such as damage to your car and the other driver is at fault, you can go through the other driver’s insurance company, and not involve your insurance company. However, if there is going to be a claim made against you, or a counter claim made against you, then it’s important that you put your insurance company on notice. They have a duty to defend you against claims brought by the other driver. They can’t do that if you don’t notify them.
Also, your policy may have time limits that state when you must notify your insurance company of any potential claims against them or against you. If you fail to do that, they can avoid covering that damage. But, as in any personal injury or car accident case, we strongly suggest that you consult with us before you call your insurance company.
What Are Some Defenses That Insurance Companies Use To Avoid Paying Out On Claims?
It’s important to understand that insurance companies are for-profit corporations. They have a duty not only to their policyholders, but also to their stockholders to maximize stockholder earnings. As such, they do attempt to avoid paying cases when they can do so legally. That does not mean that they are evil, as often portrayed by other attorneys. However, it does mean that they are very skeptical about claims. Insurance companies will often rely upon the letter of the policy that you have with them to avoid paying. If they can show that you did not comply with the terms your policy, such as allowing unauthorized drivers to drive the vehicle or not notifying the insurance company in a timely fashion, they can seek to avoid paying you for your injuries or property damage. They can also avoid paying if they can show that you were driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or that you were using the car in some type of criminal activity.
In contrast, the courts, as a policy matter, do not like that the insurance companies are able to avoid paying. The concept of insurance is there to make sure that people who are injured are compensated. However, insurance companies understand that many people who call them are not represented by attorneys, and will attempt to settle the case quickly for less money. If you’ve been injured, call us to help guide you through your circumstance.
Why Would Someone Need An Attorney If They Have Been Injured In An Accident?
If you’ve been injured in an accident and you have insurance, you absolutely have the right to handle this matter yourself. But, I would have to ask you, do you do your own plumbing? Do you do your own electrical? Do you fly your own airplanes? Most people are not experts in everything. Attorneys are trained in dealing with personal injury claims and insurance companies. Attorneys who practice in this area have the expertise to help you maximize the compensation that you’re entitled to get from the insurance companies. If the claim is very minor, if it’s only a couple hundred dollars for damage to your car, you may not have any problems dealing with the insurance company. However, if you’ve been insured, if you’re going to have long-term medical problems, and if you’re going to need therapy for years, the insurance company might avoid paying for those months or years of medical coverage by offering you a very small and tempting settlement to quickly dispose of the case. If you have any sort of damage to your person, or you have serious damage to your car, we strongly suggest that you call us before you make an attempt to settle with your own insurance company.
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