Car Accidents and Personal Injury
Personal injury lawyer serving the Atlanta area and throughout Georgia.
Car accidents, no matter how minor they may initially seem, can cause serious injuries that could affect your life for years. Often, people have numerous questions about their rights.
For instance, if you know the other driver was responsible for causing the accident, how can you go about seeking compensation for your accident-related damages?
Can you seek damages not just for your immediate medical costs and lost wages following the accident, but also for your projected future losses?
Georgia car accident lawyer Rick DeMedeiros can help you answer these and many other questions.
I will deal with insurance companies on your behalf following a car accident. And when necessary, I can pursue litigation directly against a negligent driver.
Schedule your free legal consultation today.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer to Help Me with the Insurance Company?
Simply put, insurance companies are in business to make a profit. Insurance policies are carefully written to minimize the insurer’s liability, not to guarantee protection for the insured or the injured.
So, even if you are dealing exclusively with your own insurer – say to collect uninsured motorist benefits – an adjuster is not necessarily looking out for your best interests.
When there is a potentially negligent driver involved, the insurance company will actively investigate every aspect of the accident in an attempt to shift blame to you or even another third party.
The best way to counter these investigative efforts is to have an Atlanta car accident lawyer who works exclusively for you and will conduct an independent investigation to ensure your claim is not improperly denied.
Many car crash victims fail to appreciate the importance of conducting a proper investigation before heading into court.
But Georgia courts require evidence of liability. They will not simply take your word for it that the other driver was responsible.
In many cases, we find that the actual cause of an accident may differ from what the victim initially thought. For example, you may not immediately realize the other driver was distracted because they were sending a text message or driving drunk.
To build a complete personal injury case, we will review the relevant police report, interview witnesses who were at the scene, research the other driver’s record, and work with your physicians and other healthcare providers to provide full documentation of your medical damages.
How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?
This is perhaps the most common question we get at DeMedeiros Injury Law. There is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. Every accident case is unique.
However, some of the basic types of damages we typically recover for our clients include:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Loss of past wages and future earning capacity
- Noneconomic damages for your pain and suffering
Let Us Help You Protect Your Rights and Interests
It’s important to understand your legal rights and not let insurance companies take advantage of you. Insurance companies put profits over people.
We put people over profits and have helped thousands of people secure medical and financial recovery for injuries and damages.
Keep in mind that Georgia law imposes strict time limits for filing a personal injury claim following a car accident. So it is in your best interest to contact a qualified Georgia car accident lawyer as soon as possible following your crash.
At DeMedeiros Injury Law, we are always here to talk and answer any questions you may have. And we pride ourselves on keeping our clients updated through phone calls, emails, letters, and even text messages. Check out our online reviews, and you will see that we excel in client communication. [link to online reviews]
If you’ve been involved in a car accident and have questions about your rights, contact us today for a free, no-strings-attached consultation.