Personal injury claims are confusing and intimidating — but they don’t have to be. If you have a neck injury from a car accident in Athens, an Athens neck injury lawyer will ensure you know your rights. You might deserve total financial compensation for your medical bills and more.
Enter John Foy & Associates. Our team (with 20-plus years of experience) knows how to win cases, and you pay nothing unless we win you money. To get started with a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Four Signs You Should Hire a Lawyer After a Car Accident
Car accidents are painful, stressful, and complicated. A legal case might be the last thing you want to think about — which is where a lawyer comes in. You can handle a claim alone, but it’s usually a bad idea.
Here are some signs you should call a lawyer after your accident.
1. There Were (or Might Be) Injuries
If you or someone else were injured, you might have a case. And keep in mind that neck injuries can take time to manifest.
Whiplash — a common type of neck injury from an accident — isn’t always obvious; you might not feel pain or other symptoms until hours or days later. So before assuming there are no injuries, see a doctor. Then, contact a lawyer to start the legal process.
2. You’re Unsure How Much Money Is Fair
It’s easy to accept a too-low settlement after a car accident. The other driver’s insurance company will try to convince them that their first offer is a good deal. But the first offer is always a lowball amount.
Plus, the damages from an accident are often much greater than you realize. Besides medical costs, there are vehicle repairs, lost income, and emotional injuries to think about. Don’t accept any money until you know for sure your accident losses.
If you’re not 100% sure about your damages, you need help from a lawyer. The lawyer will determine your total damages after evaluating your case. They will also help you negotiate with the insurer if you get a lowball offer.
3. Fault Is Unclear
If it’s not obvious who was at fault for the crash, you need a lawyer. Georgia is a partial fault state, meaning you can recover damages if you were less than 50% fault, according to OCGA §51-12-33. But partial responsibility will also reduce what you can recover.
The insurance company might blame you so that it can pay less. Even if you were partly at fault, you could end up missing out on the money you deserve. Talk to an attorney about your concerns so that they can protect your rights and get clear on who was at fault.
4. There Were More than Two Responsible Parties
If more than two drivers were involved, the case could become complicated. Determining fault will be difficult, and you might need to file multiple claims.
An Athens neck injury lawyer will sort out the details. They find out who was at fault and how you can seek compensation. If any of the above apply, call John Foy & Associates to set up a free consultation.
Our team has 20-plus years of experience, so we’ve seen it all. We’ll make sure you know your financial recovery rights and how to protect them.
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How Much Do Neck Injury Lawyers Charge?
The average cost of a personal injury lawyer is 33% of what they win you. Most agreements are between 33% and 40%, but it depends on the lawyer and the case. Our neck injury lawyers work only on contingency, which means:
- You pay nothing upfront.
- We only get paid if we win you a settlement or court award.
- Our fee comes from what we win you — not out of your pocket.
This structure ensures you get honest service at all times. Our lawyers only “win” if you do!
Schedule a consultation to learn more about the contingency fee. Cases that go to trial might have a higher fee because your potential verdict will also be more significant. We’re happy to answer your questions free of charge.
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What to Expect for a Neck Injury Settlement
Settlements are different for every case. It would be a disservice to give you a set average to expect, especially if your case is worth more than most. The best way to know what you deserve is by talking to an experienced lawyer.
Neck injuries range from minor to severe. Your damages could be anywhere from a few thousand to hundreds of thousands. We have won cases into the millions.
Talk to an attorney about your case’s details so that you can get the most accurate estimate.
Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering?
Pain and suffering damages are about the physical and emotional pain you’ve suffered. If you have physical injuries from an accident you didn’t cause, you can sue for pain and suffering. Examples of pain and suffering include:
- Mental anguish
- Emotional trauma
- Lost quality of life
- Psychological trauma
Unlike medical costs and lost income, there aren’t clear values for pain and suffering. You can add up your financial expenses, but you can’t put a price on emotional distress. However, the law can only “make you whole” after an accident through money, so your lawyer will calculate your pain and suffering from a formula.
Most of the time, your emotional damages are your total financial losses times a number from 1.5 to five. More severe injuries often include more pain and suffering. Talk to a trusted attorney today about the compensation you deserve.
For a free legal consultation with a neck injury lawyer serving Athens, call 706-400-4000
Talk to an Athens Neck Injury Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates can help after an accident resulting in a neck injury. We know how to build strong cases, and we don’t back down from insurance companies. Call us today for a free, no-risk consultation.
You pay nothing unless we win for you. To get your free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.