Any car accident can leave you with severe injuries, but head-on collisions are notorious for causing massive amounts of damages for all parties involved. If another driver caused your head-on collision to occur, you are entitled to pursue financial compensation under the law. You don’t need to pay for any of your damages by yourself.
Instead, contact the Warner Robins head-on collision attorneys at John Foy & Associates today. We have the skill and expertise needed to get you the best settlement possible. Schedule an appointment for a free consultation by submitting a contact form online or calling our law office at (404) 400-4000.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Under the comparative fault laws of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-12-33, you need to be less than 50% responsible for your accident to file a claim. If you are partially responsible but still less than 50%, you can file a claim, but a part of it will get deducted according to the percent you are liable for.
A lawyer will help you establish the fault of the negligent driver that caused your accident while also proving that you had little to no responsibility for your accident. The defense will try to put the blame squarely on your shoulders so they can avoid paying any sort of settlement. Our head-on collision lawyers won’t let that happen.
What Our Lawyers Can Do for You
The head-on collision attorneys at John Foy & Associates can help you recover a settlement for your damages. We do so by:
- Providing expert legal advice and answering all questions pertaining to your case.
- Gathering important evidence that will help you prove the merits of your claim at negotiation or trial.
- Asking experts in various fields to provide testimony to bolster the strength of your claim.
- Handling all communication with other parties.
- Ensuring that all of your deadlines get met.
- Ensuring that all of your paperwork and important documents get filed correctly and get kept safe.
While all of these duties we carry out are essential, most importantly, above all, we ensure that you get fairly compensated. We won’t let the insurance companies impede your progress and force you to accept a low settlement offer.
How Much Should I Settle For?
You may wonder how much you should settle for after a head-on collision. While we can’t give you an exact amount until we review your case, you should always strive to settle for the maximum amount of compensation you can pursue. Don’t feel guilty or greedy about doing this, as insurance companies will prey on that very innocence to cheat you out of the settlement you truly deserve.
Your accident and the resulting damages you’ve sustained weren’t your fault. It makes no sense to pay for any of it when the actions of another negligent party caused them. You shouldn’t let them and their insurance company get away with paying you next to nothing for what happened.
What Damages Can I Be Compensated For?
You can compensate for any of your damages so long as they directly resulted from your accident:
- Lost wages
- Hospital visits
- Medical equipment
- Assisted living and substitute services
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Damages to personal property
Our lawyers will factor in every single one of the financial expenses that your head-on collision caused. We promise to leave nothing out and to make sure that the insurance companies pay for all of them.
What About Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages don’t have a set economic value. This means that how much you can recover depends highly on several factors such as:
- How much your non-economic damages have impacted your daily life.
- How severe your accident was.
- The context and circumstances surrounding how your accident happened.
Remember, even a minor accident can cause non-economic damages, like pain and suffering, to occur. At the end of it all, no matter how minor your accident, we will always strive to include non-economic damages in your settlement total.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
You don’t have much time in Georgia to file a claim for your head-on collision. The statute of limitations only offers you two years from the date of your accident.
Building a strong case takes time. You want to start as soon as possible while the evidence is still fresh. If you wait too long, you run the risk of weakening the strength of your claim significantly.
Get Your Free Consultation Today
The head-on collision lawyers that John Foy & Associates provides to the residents of Warner Robins offer free consultations. You can schedule an appointment with us online or over the phone at (404) 400-4000.
If we can’t win you compensation, you owe us nothing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm today.