Nobody wants to get into a car accident, but the reality is that these incidents happen all the time. If you or somebody you care about is injured in a car accident that was caused by another driver’s careless or negligent actions, the team at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. is ready to help. Our qualified and experienced Peachtree City car accident attorneys are ready to investigate your case and work to secure any compensation you may be entitled to. Call (770) 251-7100 or contact us online to schedule a free no-obligation consultation with one of our skilled lawyers.
Georgia Car Accident Statistics
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, there were more than 400,000 total traffic crashes during the latest reporting year across the state. Out of those incidents, there were 1,540 total traffic fatalities and more than 140,000 injuries.
These incidents are often severe, and it is not uncommon for our Peachtree City car accident lawyers to help clients who have sustained the following:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck injuries or other soft tissue injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Open head wounds
- Internal organ damage/internal bleeding
- Dislocated or broken bones
- Severe lacerations or amputations
Dealing With the Insurance Company After the Accident
Most car accident injury damages will be taken care of through settlements from the insurance carriers. However, you need to be very careful when dealing with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. Please understand that insurance companies are not on your side and they will be looking for ways to reduce any settlement they pay you. You should speak to a Peachtree City car accident attorney before you talk to an insurance carrier.
After you make your initial report your insurance carrier, you will likely get a phone call from the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster. You are under no obligation to give a recorded statement and you have the right to refer them to your attorney. Any statement you make to an insurance adjuster can be used against you in order to lower the settlement you receive. Insurance adjusters are trained negotiators who will look for inconsistencies in what you tell them versus what you reported at the time of the accident and any other statements you have made.
Do not sign any waivers to release your medical documents to insurance carriers. It is important that you never settle a claim for your accident before your medical care is complete. The first settlement offer the insurance carrier makes is almost always going to be below what you could receive for your losses.
Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Claims
In Georgia, there is a two-year statute of limitations in place to file a car accident injury lawsuit against a negligent driver that causes you harm. This two-year clock begins the date the car accident occurs.
If you or somebody you care about has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of another driver, seek legal assistance today. The team at Kam, Ebersbach & Lewis, P.C. is ready to get to work securing the compensation you need, which can include:
- Coverage of your medical bills related to the crash.
- Compensation for lost income if you cannot work.
- Mental anguish damages.
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages.
- Possible punitive damages against a grossly negligent driver.
When you need a Peachtree City car accident attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling (770) 251-7100.