If you’re suffering from pain or injuries after a car accident in Stone Mountain, you need to speak to an attorney. All car accident injuries, even those that seem minor, have the potential to develop into ongoing pain and complications—with unexpected costs. More serious injuries can carry medical bills of $100,000 or more. The insurance company does not want to pay these costs and will seek any reason to pay you less than you need. Don’t get left with the bill for an accident you didn’t cause. Talk to a Stone Mountain car accident lawyer.
John Foy & Associates can help. We have over 20 years’ experience working with car accident victims and winning cases. We founded our law practice exclusively to help those who have been injured through no fault of their own, and we have worked our way up to being one of the most respected and effective law firms in Georgia. Let us give you a free, in-depth consultation to discuss your case. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Who’s at fault in a Stone Mountain car accident?
The state of Georgia is a “fault state” for car accidents. That means that whoever caused the accident will be held responsible for all the costs related to the accident. In most cases their insurance company will pay the costs for them and no one owes anything out of pocket. This can be a good system, but it means that insurance companies use complicated assessments to decide who is at fault.
Sometimes, the person at fault is obvious. For example:
- In a rear end accidents, the person in back is almost always at fault (but there are exceptions)
- If one driver is intoxicated (DUI), they will almost always be considered at fault
- Anyone violating traffic rules, such as speeding or running a red light, is likely to be considered at fault
- Distracted driving (texting, talking on a cell phone) can also be considered when deciding who was at fault
But all of these rules have exceptions. For example, if you rear-ended someone, but it was because they were aggressively changing lanes, the accident was really their fault—and the law will back you up on that. Every car accident case is unique. The one key to all cases is the concept of “negligence.” Was one person careless or negligent in a way that probably caused the accident? Could the accident have been avoided if they were simply more attentive? If so, then that negligent party is the one at fault for the accident.
What costs are covered in a Stone Mountain car accident claim?
The City of Stone Mountain gives you the right to recover up to 100% of your costs in an accident that wasn’t your fault. That means the victims can potentially walk away from the accident with zero medical debt and zero bills.
The most common costs in car accident cases are:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medication
- Rehabilitation such as occupational therapy or physical therapy
- Reimbursement for lost wages related to the accident
- Car repairs
Other damages can also be considered. If you have suffered a disability because of your car accident, or endured significant physical pain, for example, you could be awarded a substantial amount of money in addition to the costs above. We don’t believe that this money can ever make up for what happened. However, it can help you and your family remain strong financially and put your life back together.
How strong is my car accident claim?
It’s hard to know until you speak to a lawyer. The answer depends on the exact details of your case. A good attorney who has worked on hundreds of car accident claims will be able to tell you how strong your claim is and how much your financial recovery is likely to be worth. This is the reason that John Foy & Associates offers free consultations: we want you to get the information you need, with no financial barrier.
Many kinds of car accidents can result in a successful financial recovery. We have helped victims of:
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Distracted drivers
- Large truck accidents
- DUI drivers
- Bad visibility (rain, fog, etc.)
- Faulty tires
- Hit and run drivers
- Uninsured drivers
Do I have to go to trial for my car accident case in Stone Mountain?
In most cases the answer is no. Rarely, if the insurance company refuses to bargain, we may recommend you go to trial in the local courts. We always base our recommendation on how strong your case is and how likely we believe you are to win. If you choose to go to court, we handle everything for you.
In most cases, however, car accidents do not go to trial. They’re usually worked out through simple negotiation. At John Foy and Associates, we will put together a detailed case for exactly how much money you need, and back up every detail with evidence. Then we hammer the insurance company at the bargaining table and push them to pay you. This is often all it takes to get them to offer you substantially more money.
How much does it cost to hire a Stone Mountain car accident lawyer?
We don’t think you should pay anything out of pocket.
Our goal is to help accident victims. That’s why we make legal help accessible, and it’s why we don’t charge hourly rates. Instead, our payment terms are simple:
- Your consultations are free
- You never pay us anything out of pocket
- You don’t pay us, ever, unless we win you money
We believe this is the best approach because it’s risk-free for you, the client.
Talk to a Stone Mountain Car Accident Lawyer for Free
The aftermath of a car accident can be painful, frustrating and stressful. Don’t face this time alone. Let John Foy & Associates give you a free consultation to understand your legal options and get the money you need. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.