All drivers in Sandy Springs must be careful while operating their vehicles on the road. If someone is careless and causes an accident, they are responsible for the damages. We believe no one should have to suffer for another driver’s irresponsibility.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident, our Sandy Springs passenger vehicle accident lawyers can help. We have been helping accident victims win what they deserve for over 20 years. We also don’t take a fee unless we win your case.
To get started with a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. We’ll listen to your situation and determine your compensation options. You could be entitled to a full recovery of your damages.
What to Do After a Passenger Vehicle Accident
If you were hurt in an accident you didn’t cause, you may be entitled to full compensation. The Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-1-6 allows you to recover damages when someone breaches their legal duty. If a driver is careless and causes an accident, their negligence entitles you to compensation.
You can start building your case immediately following the accident. Some actions we recommend taking include:
- Call 9-1-1 to report the accident to the police.
- Take pictures of your injuries, vehicle damage, and the accident scene (include different angles).
- Get the emergency medical attention you need.
- Talk to anyone who saw the accident or its aftermath.
- Contact an experienced passenger vehicle accident lawyer in Sandy Springs.
A “passenger vehicle” is any car, truck, or SUV designed to carry a smaller number of passengers than a commercial vehicle. Most of us drive our own passenger vehicles daily. After an accident, it’s important to work with a lawyer who understands these types of cases.
Don’t wait to get medical attention. If you don’t need an ambulance at the scene, see a doctor as soon as possible. You will need a record of the medical attention you receive as proof of your injuries. Waiting too long can hurt your compensation options.
Why Car Accidents Happen in Sandy Springs
Auto accidents can happen for many reasons, but one of the most common is distracted driving. Distracted drivers may be texting on their phones, eating or drinking, or talking to passengers. Any action in a car other than driving increases the risk of an accident.
Other common causes of accidents include:
- Drunk driving
- Failure to yield
- Running a red light
- Aggressive driving
- Falling asleep while driving
The cause of your accident matters. If you’re seeking compensation for your damages, you’ll need to show who was at fault. You’ll also need to prove that the other driver’s actions led to your crash.
If you’re not sure what to do first, John Foy & Associates can help. Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience, and we’ll start with a free consultation. You don’t have to worry about paying anything unless we win you money.
To get a free, no-risk consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Be Careful When Talking to the Insurance Company
The first step toward receiving compensation is usually an insurance claim. You can file an injury claim with the driver’s insurance company, to which the company will then respond.
Unfortunately, most insurance companies don’t treat claims fairly. It’s common for insurers to use tactics like:
- Trying to get you to accept a lowball settlement
- Blaming you for the accident
- Delaying the process to make you feel desperate enough to settle for less, just to get it over with
- Questioning your injuries and other damages
The insurance company will likely try to deny responsibility. You can probably also expect a lowball settlement offer soon after you file. The insurance company hopes you’ll accept an early settlement and end it there. But taking the first offer means leaving money on the table you might otherwise have been able to collect.
Insurance adjusters know what they’re doing. Don’t accept any money without talking to a lawyer. Even a free consultation can give you an idea of how a fair settlement looks. Plus, having an attorney on your side levels the playing field so that you can fight for what you deserve.
Common Auto Accident Damages
Any losses you have from the accident are your personal injury damages. Common damages include:
- Medical bills
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or replacement
- Pain and suffering
It’s crucial that you know all of your damages before filing a claim. Your case will need to include anything that the accident has taken from you, including emotional damages and any future or long-term medical treatment you may need.
What a Sandy Springs Passenger Vehicle Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
An experienced lawyer will give you the best chance at full compensation. They can personally look at your case and determine your best options. Plus, your lawyer will know how to handle a pushy insurance company.
Our lawyers can help you by:
- Starting with a free consultation to discuss the details
- Ensuring you know your full legal rights
- Gathering evidence of your accident and damages
- Calculating all of your injury costs
- Keeping you up-to-date on your case progress
- Talking to the insurance companies for you
At John Foy, our customer service is what stands out. We treat each client with the respect they deserve, and a win for you is a win for us. We don’t get paid unless we win you compensation.
Talk to a Sandy Springs Passenger Vehicle Accident Lawyer
If an accident harmed you or a loved one, don’t wait to get started. You have two years or less to file your claim, and that time goes quickly. If you need help at any stage of your case, call John Foy & Associates today.
Over the past 20-plus years, we’ve gained a reputation as the “Strong Arm” for a reason. Our founder and attorneys are not afraid to stand up for what you need and deserve. We’ll fight tirelessly for your rights.
Learn more during your free consultation with the best lawyer for your needs. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.