As a victim of an accident, you are entitled to receive compensation for your injuries. So many accidents occur on a daily basis that result in life-altering injuries. Car accidents alone are far too common within all of Georgia, and many are severe enough that victims are in the hospital for weeks undergoing surgery. This has financial repercussions on any family, since the victim of the accident will undoubtedly incur high medical bills and will be unable to work temporarily. Loved ones of the victim will also often take days off of work to care for the victim while they recover. This loss of income can drastically impact a family that is living paycheck to paycheck, or even families which are not. Our Atlanta car accident lawyer can help.
Personal injury cases are brought in civil courts, but many may also be settled prior to the case. Insurance companies will often try to persuade the victim to sign off on a settlement arrangement prior to any type of personal injury claim. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible after your accident and to make sure you do not sign any paperwork from the opposing party’s insurance company. If you sign anything, you may box yourself into an inability to receive further settlement. Insurance companies are often relentless in the days following the accident in their pursuit of you, and it is therefore important to try and hire an attorney shortly after the accident who can speak to the insurance agents on your behalf.
Georgia is a comparative negligence state, which means that if your level of fault in an accident, rises to greater than 50 percent, you may be unable to bring a personal injury claim. An experienced attorney will help you in reconstructing the accident scene to determine your potential responsibility in the accident.
Sutton T. Slover has years of experience in representing injured clients who were victims in terrible accidents. Sutton T. Slover understands how big an impact an accident can have on your life and your future. Contact the Slover Law firm office today for your initial free consultation.