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What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If were injured in a car accident, you are likely stressed. You may how you will get your car fixed. Perhaps you don’t know who is responsible for your medical bills.

Can you get money for pain and Suffering? In this page we are going to explain the benefits of hiring a Cumming, GA car accident lawyer. I will explain exactly I can do for you.

Be careful when hiring a metro Atlanta Car accident Lawyer

It is not uncommon for you to get solicitations and calls after you are in an accient. One of the things to be cautious about is attorneys or chiro to call you and try to get you to hire them. You have to initiate contact with the lawyer.

Be careful if a third party, like a tow truck driver, gives you the name of an attorney. They may be getting an illegal kickback. Make sure you do not hire an attorney who is trying to solicit you. It is against the law for an attorney to solicit client after a car accident. If an attorney is doing this, it is probably because they are not capable of getting clients through normal, lawful means. You don’t want that. Hire an attorney that you find on your own.

How much do Georgia Car accident lawyers charge?

If twe are able to settle your case without a lawsuit, the attorneys fees are 33-1/3% of the settlement. Costs are additional. You do not owe the attorney fees or costs if you don’t settle.

Before hiring a car accident attorney, ask if they will itemize will give you an itemized list of the costs when your case closes. I do. When you settle, you don’t want to see that costs are $5000, but with no actual breakdown.

In addition, ask the attorney if he or she will get your consent before incurring a cost over a certain amount. I am happy to do so.

I do everything I can to keep the costs in your case reasonable. This often means fighting with medical records providors or court reporting companies that try to sneak in exhorbinant fees. Many attorneys dont bother to do this because they dont care about the costs. High costs can eat away at your portion of the settlement

Learn About Our Process in Car Accident Cases

Step 1: Initial Meeting and Advice

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.

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

Step 2: Documentation and Investigation

From the start of your case,I 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. I never 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.

Step 3: Negotiation

I 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 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, I 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: If it is necessary, we will file a lawsuit

Filing a lawsuit is necessary if the insuarnce company is not offering you a resaonable seeltement. I estimate that over 90 percent of cases settle without ever having to go to trail.

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.

  • 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.

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