Macon Car Accident Attorneys
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Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming. The pressure of mounting medical bills, coupled with serious injuries, can prevent you from earning a living and providing for yourself and your family.
This, in turn, can place you under a great deal of financial stress on top of the physical and emotional challenges associated with your recovery. However, if you were involved in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you may be entitled to compensation.
As your car accident attorneys in Macon, we are here to help you navigate the entire legal process. At Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C., we have handled countless personal injury cases and have recovered millions of dollars for past clients. When you're ready to get the help you need, we can start with a free consultation and help determine whether you have a case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
What was the cause of your car accident? Sometimes the answer is not clear because of the confusion that surrounds a crash. When we are your chosen Macon car accident attorneys, we can help strengthen your claim by investigating the circumstances of your crash and figuring out how it happened and why. The smallest details can reveal large amounts of liability that benefit your chances of securing a maximized recovery amount.
Common causes of car accidents include:
- Intoxication or drug impairment
- Texting behind the wheel
- Lane changes without signals
- Running red lights
- Driving with low visibility
What to Do After a Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident is a frightening experience. Many people are left in some degree of shock after the crash; if you were seriously injured, you may have been quickly transported to a nearby hospital for emergency medical care.
However, if you are able, there are certain things you should do immediately after the accident in order to protect yourself and your right to bring a future personal injury claim:
- If you or anyone else needs emergency medical attention, call 911; do not move anyone who appears seriously injured while waiting for paramedics to arrive
- Contact local police and have them come out to the scene of the accident to file an official police report
- Get the name, insurance information, and contact information of anyone/everyone else involved in the crash
- Take pictures of the accident, including your vehicle, the other person’s vehicle, your injuries, and other relevant details
- If there are any witnesses, get their names and contact information, as well as a brief statement of what they saw
- If you do not require emergency medical care, visit a doctor as soon as possible after the crash, even if you believe you are not injured/seriously injured
- Follow all of your doctor’s orders regarding your recovery—take all prescribed medications and attend any follow-up appointments or appointments with specialists
- Refrain from speaking to anyone from the other person’s insurance company until you have first spoken to an attorney
As soon as possible after the accident, contact a Macon car accident lawyer who can assist you with your injury claim. Insurance companies will often attempt to contact you quickly in order to get you to accept a low settlement. It is in your best interests to discuss your case with a lawyer first.
Can You Sue for Emotional Distress From a Car Accident?
If you have been in a car accident and require psychiatric treatment and unable to work for a lengthy amount of time; you may be able to seek compensation from the at-fault driver with the help of a personal injury attorney.
If you can prove you have suffered from PTSD as a direct result of the accident, you will be able to demand compensation for your medical expenses that were not covered by insurance. You may also get compensation if your PTSD has has a direct effect on you work and you have lost wages because you were unable to preform your job.
What is a Good Settlement Offer?
You know that you did not cause your car accident and you have been preparing your case as best you can. How much money should you expect to be offered from the opposing insurance company to know that it is a “good” settlement offer? There is no definitive answer to this question. Every case is different, so a fair value for each case is unique, too.
A settlement offer will not be good unless it takes all damages you have experienced and will experience fully into account. You need to know the value of your medical bills and missing wages far into the future. The emotional trauma, pain, and suffering you have endured also have values to factor into a settlement. If these noneconomic damages have been ignored by the insurance company, then you won’t be offered a good settlement.
Is It Worth Hiring an Attorney for a Car Accident?
You have the right to go through a civil case on your own and without a car accident attorney. Although, being allowed to do something does not make it a good idea, as most anyone who has been in a serious car accident will admit.
Most people find it to be more than worth it to hire a car accident attorney after a crash because it takes so much of the stress of the situation off them while simultaneously giving them immediate access to impressive legal experience and insight.
If you want help making certain you are demanding the right amount of compensation, then you probably want to hire an attorney. If you don’t want to deal with insurance companies and their notorious tactics on your own, then you almost-definitely want a lawyer representing you.
Is It Worth Getting a Lawyer for a Minor Car Accident?
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