Head-on collisions are only a small fraction of the types of vehicle accidents that occur on the road. Despite this, they still make up for a disproportionate amount of injuries and deaths. It is the duty of every driver on the road to be vigilant and prevent accidents such as these from occurring.
When negligent acts breach that duty of care, you have a potential claim on your hands for compensation. Call us today at (404) 400-4000. Our team serves Savannah and the surrounding areas.
How Does a Lawyer Help Me?
Our attorneys can help you in a variety of ways.
Handling the Insurance Company
Insurance companies are first and foremost a business. Their interests lie in themselves and not towards personal injury victims. When you file a claim, expect initial resistance and lowball offers for compensation.
While it may seem like you can fight against the insurance company on your own, the reality is that they are too strong and have too many resources that can force you into a deal you don’t want. Our attorneys here at John Foy & Associates will stop this from happening. We have the resources, knowledge, and expertise to ensure that your voice gets heard.
Understanding Georgia Law
Filing a claim for compensation after a head-on collision is not easy. The idea is deceptively simple. The truth is that there are many laws and regulations you need to follow and be aware of before, during, and after negotiations.
You don’t have to spend hours on end brushing up on legal terminology. Our lawyers take all of the legal grunt work out of your hands so you can get back to focusing on healing and recovering from your accident.
Building a Strong Case
Before you file, you need to ensure that your case is as strong and well-proved as possible. For that, you will need good evidence and expert testimony to back you up. We will not only help you gather critical evidence such as witness statements and police reports, but we will also consult with various experts in accident reconstruction and the medical field to strengthen your claim.
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Damages You Can Sustain from Head-On Collisions
Head-on collisions can result in serious injuries which lead to damages like:
- Medical expenses
- Assisted living expenses and substitute services
- Physical therapy
- Vehicle repairs or replacements
- Lost wages
When it comes to your damages, remember to always retain all evidence of them. You should take pictures and collect receipts or invoices. Having proper financial records of your expenses makes it easier to calculate all of your damages when it comes time to figure out how much your settlement is worth.
Don’t Forget About Non-Economic Damages
Non-economic damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
While these damages don’t have a fixed monetary value through receipts or invoices, you still deserve to be compensated for them nonetheless. Non-economic damages generally have no caps, and we use a holistic approach to calculate the value of your non-economic damages. Our team will help you get these non-economic damages factored into your final settlement total.
Punitive Damages Are Also Available
If your head-on collision was caused intentionally, with malice, or extreme negligence, you could receive an additional award for punitive damages. According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-5.1, punitive damages act as both a form of punishment and deterrent for the at-fault party in a personal injury case.
Not all cases will qualify for punitive damages. Your case must fit certain criteria for you to claim them. If we feel your case can be eligible, we will pursue financial compensation for these damages.
Two-Year Statute of Limitations
In Georgia, you have two years to file a claim for your accident before the statute of limitations is up. Try not to go too fast or too slow when you file. You want to take the time to get all the medical treatment you need and build a strong case; on the flip side, waiting too long can be detrimental as well.
Call Our Law Firm Today
When you call John Foy & Associates, you can schedule an appointment to receive a free case review and consultation. We hear all cases and are ready to provide assistance to those seeking compensation after a head-on collision. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us today at (404) 400-4000.
912-400-4000 or complete a Free Case Evaluation form