Thousands of pedestrians, drivers, and cyclists are injured in Georgia each year by careless drivers of automobiles, motorcycles and trucks. Because many victims of these negligent drivers are unaware of their rights, they will not receive the compensation they deserve. Also, if it a serious injury claim, often the negligent driver’s insurance carrier may get involved and pressure the injured family into signing away their claim for a fraction of what it is really worth. This is where a personal injury attorney can help.
So, what should you do if you are injured in a motor vehicle collision? Here are the steps to follow”
First, get immediate medical attention. Getting medical attention is, obviously, important because the value of our claim is dependent upon what the medical records show. A long delay, even by days, in seeking treatment will give the other side an argument that you got hurt from some other cause after the wreck and before you saw the doctor.
Second, get and keep the names and contact information of any witnesses. Take photos of your injuries and the vehicles involved, and obtain a copy of the police report, if possible.
Third, obtain the services of an experienced trial lawyer. Not only will he or she help you with the first two items above, but they can guide you as to how to respond to questions and remove the danger of speaking with the other party’s insurance company where they might get you to say something that would be hurtful to your claim. Getting a personal injury attorney involved as soon as possible is, perhaps, the single most important item on the list, since the entire case can be won or lost in the first few weeks after a collision. if things are done that are essential for a good recovery at the hands of a jury..
A competent attorney’s office will have the resources to track down and interview witnesses, find any security camera footage, deal with the responsible party’s insurance company and guide you in the manner and type of medical care you need. He or she will assist you in gathering the required medical records and bills and enable you to project the future expenses that are anticipated. Finally, only an experienced trial lawyer can give you a reasonable estimate as to what your case is worth.
If the other driver worked for a company, the company’s insurance company will, definitely, have legal counsel available to protect their interests. You need an able advocate to represent you when they make assertions that seek to avoid or diminish the value of your claim.
If you are the victim of a negligent driver, contact the attorneys at A. Russell Blank LLC. Do not hesitate do get the help you need. Getting an experienced attorney as soon as possible is extremely important. Contact a Georgia personal injury attorney to discuss your case today.