Imagine driving on the streets of Warner Robins when suddenly a car hits you on the side at an intersection. You and your passengers could sustain devastating injuries and damages. Side-impact collisions are known to cause many traffic fatalities annually across the U.S.
Our side-impact collision lawyers can help you pursue financial compensation after a side-impact car accident. Instead of paying for your damages out of pocket, you can recover a settlement that will cover the costs instead. For a free case review on your accident, please call the law office of John Foy & Associates at (404) 400-4000.
Why Should I Retain a Lawyer for My Side-Impact Collision?
Many people assume that they can file a claim and negotiate for a settlement on their own. If you have prior legal experience and are confident in your ability to obtain the best settlement possible successfully, then, by all means, you can do it by yourself. However, if you have little to no legal experience, we recommend that you retain one of our lawyers.
The reason why is because when you file a claim against the at-fault party, you will have to negotiate with their insurance company. Insurance companies are large and powerful, with many resources available to them. They will reject your claim and do everything in their power to prevent you from obtaining a fair settlement.
To stop this, a lawyer is essential. Instead of having to do all of the legal grunt work yourself, you can instead focus on your recovery and well-being while we handle the negotiations and trial. Don’t underestimate how much difference a lawyer can make when it comes to getting a settlement.
Isn’t Retaining a Lawyer Expensive?
Insurance adjusters always claim that lawyers are only out for your money and that most law firms are only out for your money. They only tell you this to scare you out of obtaining legal representation, which will almost always result in a better outcome in your favor.
The answer to how much does it cost to hire a lawyer is, it varies. Our law firm uses a contingency basis which means that we only accept payment if we win you compensation. The amount of payment we receive is typically a percentage of your settlement amount.
This payment method allows for a win-win scenario and has no risk to you. If we lose your case and can’t recover a settlement, you don’t have to pay us for any of our services. We always aim to put your best interests forward and ensure that you don’t get cheated out of the settlement you rightfully deserve.
What Are Some of the Damages I Can Be Compensated For?
You can compensate for virtually any damage so long as it resulted from your side-impact collision. Most of the damages we pursue compensation for typically include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Lost wages
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Vehicle repair and replacement
- Property damages
- Medical expenses
We calculate all of your damages using your financial documents and with various formulas. We also take into account the context of your case and consider case precedent on cases similar to yours. Our side-impact collision attorneys will take great care to ensure that none of your damages get left out of your final settlement total.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
You don’t have very long to file a claim in Georgia. In accordance with the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33, you only have two years from the date of your collision to file. If you pass this deadline, you won’t be able to recover any compensation for your damages.
You must build a strong case before you file a claim. To do so takes time, so it is best to contact our side-impact collision attorneys as soon as you can. We can help you get the best settlement possible, but only if you contact us within a reasonable time before the statute of limitations expires.
Call Us Today for a Free Case Review and Consultation
Please call us today at (404) 400-4000 or submit an online contact form to get your free consultation and case review at no risk or obligation to you. Our side-impact collision lawyers serve Warner Robins and the surrounding areas.
Don’t let the at-fault party get away with paying you nothing. Remember, we don’t charge any upfront fees, and you don’t pay us anything unless we win.