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Get an Experienced, Local Personal-Injury Lawyer to Help Handle Your Car Accident Case.

Bourne Law is known for its willingness to take cases to trial when defendants refuse to accept responsibility for their actions. You don't have to fight the insurance company alone. Our guarantee is that we will not charge you a single penny unless we make a recovery in your case.

Learn About Our Process in Car Accident Cases

Step 1: Initial Meeting and Advice

Information is the most powerful tool that you have in your personal injury case. The first step is to meet with our car accident attorneys and discuss the particular facts of your unique case. We will never charge you a fee for a consultation on your car wreck case.

We understand the ins and outs of Georgia car accident law, and the small details that can make or break a case. Decisions that you make early on in the case can have a significant impact on your ultimate recovery. We will form a plan of action in your case to get you fairly and completely compensated for the injuries that you suffered.

Another part of the initial meeting is that we explain the legal process to you. If you're like most people, this is the first time that you've been in a car accident that caused serious bodily injury. One of the worst parts of getting an accident is the uncertainty that follows. You may be in pain, missing work, or have mounting medical bills. On top of all of this, getting compensated from the insurance company is a complicated and confusing process. We are here to help counsel you through the process and make sure you know exactly what to expect.

Step 2: Documentation and Investigation

From the start of your case, our team of car accident lawyers will start gathering all of the necessary documentation. This includes medical records, medical bills, and insurance policy information.

The time period immediately following your accident is a crucial period to document the damages in your case. One of the most important things to do is make sure we have as much photographic evidence as possible. The ability to gather this evidence is time sensitive. We do not want to wait to get pictures of the intersection, property damage, or traumatic injuries. For example, injuries may fade over time or intersections might undergo new construction.

He also want to investigate if there may be any video footage of the accident. Sometimes a local business, such as a gas station, may catch the accident on their security cameras. If you wait too long, this footage may accidentally be deleted. That's why we always want to visit the scene of the accident personally, and make sure no crucial evidence is missed. Video footage can be an incredibly powerful tool to get a great settlement from the insurance company.

Step 3: Negotiation

Our car accident attorneys will negotiate with insurance company on your behalf. In most cases, the negotiation process begins after you have completed your medical treatment. We want to make sure that we have a clear picture of all your medical bills. We want to know all of the future treatment that the doctors recommending for you. We also want to have a clear understanding of any possible permanent impairment for disability that will result from the car crash. When we have all this information, we will have the best leverage to negotiate with the insurance company to get you a great settlement.

Part of this process is sending the insurance company what is known as a "time-limited demand letter". In this letter we will demand monetary compensation from the insurance company. This letter will be uniquely tailored to the facts and law in your case. A well written demand letter will help convince the insurance company that they are better off paying you money than fighting you in court.

Step 4: Filing a Lawsuit

If the insurance company refuses to pay you fair compensation, we will file a lawsuit.

What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

The value of a car accident case depends on many different factors. Although most personal injury cases settle out of court, the the value of your case is based on what a jury might award you. Generally speaking, more severe injuries will result in larger settlements and jury verdicts. The jury is entitled to compensate you for your economic damages such as medical bills. They can also award you non-economic damages, such as money intended to compensate you for pain and suffering.

A long time ago, some attorneys and insurance companies used to use a "rule of thumb" that your case is worth about two to three times what your medical bills are. Today, Insurance companies do not value your case this way and neither should you. There is no rigid formula that can be used to determine what your case is worth. In fact, just looking at medical bills could cause an attorney to undervalue the true value of your pain and suffering or other non-economic damages.

Our firm takes a holistic approach to valuing your car accident case. We start by doing jury verdict research (looking at databases of jury verdicts). Based on the verdicts in cases with similar facts to your own, we start to form a picture of the true value of your case. However, every case is unique. We will determine the value of your case based the unique facts and decades of experience successfully litigating Georgia car accidents.

The Facts About Car Accidents

Car and truck accidents make up the bulk of personal injury cases in the court system. These accidents happen for a various different reasons – improperly maintained roads, poorly marked signs, and intoxication are just a few examples. The most common reason, however, is driver negligence. There are probably more distractions today than at any other time in history. Cell phones, portable DVD players, and radios are just a few examples of the dangers we face while driving. They may seem harmless, but these distractions can cause serious injuries when they result in car accidents. If this occurs, you will need an Injury lawyer.

Things you should do after an auto accident or car crash:

  • Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and drivers license number of any persons involved in the accident.
  • Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of ALL witnesses.
  • Insist that the police be called, an accident report be completed and filed with the appropriate local law enforcement agency.
  • Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises, etc.).
  • Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints.
  • Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.
  • Sign nothing without consulting a lawyer. Truthful statements made in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you.
  • Talk to no one about the accident or injuries other than your doctor or lawyer, especially not an insurance adjuster.

If you have been involved in a Georgia automobile accident or traffic collision you may be entitled to compensation by the negligent party’s insurance company and/or your own if the negligent driver was uninsured or underinsured. Never proceed with a negligence claim without first obtaining legal advice. An experienced Georgia Auto Accident Lawyer knows the court system, can cut through insurance company red tape, and will make sure you are justly compensated for all current and future damages.

We can promptly investigate a crash, determine fault, and seek to recover all legal damages. Regardless of who was at fault in the accident, victims should immediately seek the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney to protect their legal rights. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.

If you have questions regarding your Auto Accident Injury please contact us for a free consultation.

Frequently Asked Questions About Car Accidents.

Sign nothing without consulting a lawyer. Truthful statements made in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you.

Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and drivers license number of any and all other persons involved in the accident. Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of ALL witnesses Insist that the police be called, an accident report be completed and filed with the appropriate local law enforcement agency. Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises, etc.). Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints. Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.

Bourne Law works on a contingency fee basis. That means that you don't owe us a single penny unless we make a recovery for you. Our firm charges the industry standard one-third of all money recovered prior to filing suit.


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