Have you recently been in a car crash? You no doubt have questions about your legal 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 your projected future losses as well?
The Law Office of Rick J. DeMedeiros, P.C., can help you answer these and many other questions. We will deal with insurance companies on your behalf following a car accident. And when necessary, we can pursue litigation directly against a negligent driver.
How Can an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Why would you need a lawyer to help you with the insurance company? Because 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. Insurance policies are carefully written to minimize the insurer’s liability, not to guarantee protection for the insured.
And when there is a potentially negligent driver involved, their 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. And 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–e.g., sending a text message rather than keeping their eye on the road–or that they were driving drunk or without a license. To build a complete personal injury case, our staff will review the relevant police reports, interview witnesses at the scene, research the other driver’s record, and work with your physicians and other health care 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 the Law Office of Rick J. DeMedeiros, P.C. There is no simple, one-size-fits-all answer. Every accident case is unique. But 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;
- non-economic damages for your pain and suffering; and
- property damage to your car.
Keep in mind, Georgia law imposes strict time limits for filing a personal injury claim following a car accident. So it is always in your best interest to contact a qualified North Georgia car accident lawyer as soon as is practical following your crash. Call us today or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.