The Six Steps You Need to Take After A Car Accident

STEP 2: When Is It Time to Get an Attorney?

After getting checked out by a medical provider, call an attorney that you can trust. It is crucial to know what to say and not say to the insurance company, and we can help guide you. Knowing that your legal rights are being protected and that someone is fighting the insurance company on your behalf is priceless. Read below to learn more about the legal side of a Georgia car accident

Play

 

When to get an Attorney FAQs

What is a Personal Injury Case?

In general terms, a personal injury case is a claim for compensation for injuries that you have against another person, company, or another type of legal entity that has caused you damages through negligence or reckless conduct.

There are various types of personal injury cases, such as:

  • Injuries from an auto accident
    Including, but not limited to: Cars, Trucks, Tractor-trailers, Motorcycles, Four-wheelers, and DUI Accidents
  • Slip and fall (ex: at a place of business, like a store)
  • Injury at work (workers’ compensation)

If you believe that you have a possible personal injury case, it is best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. The law places certain time limitations on injury cases, so you should contact an attorney promptly to understand your legal rights.

During the initial interview, I will usually ask:

  • Did you go to the hospital?
  • Did you talk to an emergency room doctor or nurse?
  • What did the doctor or nurse say about following up with medical treatment?
  • Did they recommend that you see an orthopedic doctor, neurologist, chiropractor, or another health professional?
  • Do you need a referral?
  • Have you followed up with another health care professional? If not, why not?
  • Do you have health insurance?
  • Is there some reason why you are not following up medically?

It’s so important to sufficiently document your injuries as it relates to a car accident. It’s also essential to try to complete your treatment before deciding to settle your injury case. It’s also crucial to understand what a personal injury attorney can do to help you with your case. I have written a book that explains what I do as a personal injury attorney to help you with your case. Most people are surprised to see how much work the personal injury attorney does to help you.

How To Find A Good Georgia Injury Attorney Searching The Web

If you are searching to find a Georgia injury attorney, here are some things to look for:

  • How many years of experience do they have practicing law?
  • Have they written an informative guide that is available to the public about the area of practice you need legal services for?
  • Can they explain to you in an easy-to-understand manner some of the procedures and steps that must be taken to proceed with your case?
  • What have other people said about the attorney? Have you checked their Google reviewsAvvo rating, and other sources?
  • Do they have a significant source of information available to do research, such as an online library, blog, FAQ section, and videos to help you answer your questions before you even call?

These are just some of the things that you can look into to see if the attorney is a good fit for your needs. Then, once you meet the attorney, make sure you like and trust the attorney. Having trust in your attorney’s ability to handle your case is essential because they will guide you in future decisions regarding your claim, and you’ll want to feel like they have your best interest in mind.


Hurt In An Accident? Review Your Case, For FREE

We want to help you get through one of the most stressful experiences you can have. Tell us about your car accident and one of our Personal Injury Lawyers will review it, for free, within one business day.

How Much Is My Car Accident Worth?

Murphy Law Firm represents people just like you who have been injured or have lost loved ones in a Douglasville car accident.

We understand the importance of getting you compensation to help rebuild your life and the lives of your family. You deserve the best quality of life possible.

Our car accident lawyer in Douglasville helps injured victims receive compensation for:

• Injuries
• Missed Work
• Medical Bills
• Pain and Suffering

 

Money

How Much Does a Car Accident Lawyer in Douglasville Cost?

At Murphy Law Firm, we believe that finances shouldn’t hold anyone back from getting proper legal representation. That is why our consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless we get you money. You only pay if we win. If we don’t get you financial recovery, we don’t get paid.

 

Deadline

Is There a Deadline for Filing a Car Accident Case?

Yes. Personal injury cases have various deadlines called the Statute of Limitations (SOL). The SOL depends on the type of case and who is involved. In some cases you may have two years to file your claim, but in others, you may have only weeks. The best thing you can do is speak to a car accident lawyer in Douglasville immediately.

 

Scales of justice

Do I Have to Go to Court for My Auto Accident?

In many cases, the answer is no. Our law firm gathers the facts, builds the evidence for your injury case, and demands a settlement with what we deem is a fair offer. There are times the insurance company rejects the offer, and depending on how strong your case is, we may advise pursuing the matter in the local courts. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make.