Personal Injury Attorney in Augusta
If you were injured in Augusta through no fault of your own, the law is on your side. You have a right to recover the full costs of medical bills and other expenses associated with your accident. John Foy & Associates has been representing personal injury cases in the Augusta area for over 20 years. We are so effective in winning cases that we have been nicknamed the “Strong Arm” of Georgia. We can help you no matter what kind of personal injury you have sustained.
Being injured isn’t just painful. It’s also stressful. You may be worried about money, your job, and your long-term recovery. The prospect of seeking compensation can seem difficult and frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be. To get started toward your settlement, there are only two steps you have to take:
Step 1 – Contact a reputable Augusta personal injury law firm
The insurance company you’re dealing with may be your own or they may represent another party. Either way, they are not on your side. The insurance company has one goal: to pay you as little as possible, even if it means you can’t afford proper care.
Step 2 – Don’t sign anything from the insurance company until you speak to a lawyer
The first thing an insurance company will do is offer you easy money. It’s tempting to take this money, especially if your doctor bills, rent, or other expenses are piling up. But this initial amount is often just a fraction of what you really deserve—and to get it, you must sign away your rights. What if your injury requires further treatment? What if you miss weeks or even months of work while you recover? A lawyer can help you get the full amount you’re owed—but only if you don’t sign anything first.
Let us help you. Get a free consultation with our Augusta personal injury lawyers today by calling 706-400-4000.
How do I know if I have a personal injury case?
The only way to know is to talk to a professional. Many people are quick to blame themselves for accidents, but those accidents could have been prevented if someone else had acted more carefully. This is the textbook definition of “negligence” by the other party, and it means you have a strong claim. These claims sometimes lead to a six figure or even seven figure settlements.
Any accident can be grounds for a personal injury case if it was caused by someone else’s negligence. Common examples of these types of accidents include:
- Car accidents
- Injured at a store or on public property
- Injured on someone else’s property
- Assaulted in your apartment building
- Nursing home abuse
- Faulty/defective product
- Injured by a drug or medication
Do I have to go to court for an Augusta personal injury case?
In many cases no, you don’t have to. Our lawyers routinely see cases that get resolved either by directly negotiating with the insurance company, or by filing a lawsuit but then settling out of court. In most cases, the insurance company does not want to go to court any more than you do.
In some cases it may be worth it to pursue a case in court. This is when the total verdict amount could be far more than what the insurer offers. In these cases a good lawyer will not push you to settle. They will advise you to go through the local courts and they will be at your side every step of the way.
How much does it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Augusta?
It should cost you nothing, until and unless your lawyer gets you a financial recovery. In other words—if they don’t get you money, you don’t pay a cent.
At John Foy & Associates, we only take our fee at the end, and it comes out of the settlement or verdict we win for you. Our payment structure is simple:
- You pay nothing for the initial consultation or additional consultations
- You pay nothing out of pocket, ever
- You pay nothing unless we win you a recovery
We design our fees this way so that hiring a lawyer is a zero risk choice for you.
What makes John Foy & Associates Different from other lawyers?
John Foy started his law firm over 20 years ago and built it up to one of the most respected and successful law firms in the state. Today, John Foy & Associates stands out from other firms because we are one of the largest and most experienced, with more resources available to help you in your case. Many personal injury lawyers are running a feast-or-famine business where they need to pressure you to settle as quickly as possible. At John Foy there is no pressure. We do what’s right for our client at all times, with one goal: getting you back to the optimum possible health after your injury.
How much time do I have to file an injury case in Augusta?
You need to move quickly. The deadlines for Augusta are determined by Georgia law. In many cases you will have up to two years to file a lawsuit, but there are situations where this is not true. In particular, any case involving a government entity is going to have a much shorter deadline. In all cases, the sooner you speak to a lawyer the better.
Talk to an Augusta Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
If you’ve been injured, you cannot afford to leave your recovery to chance. Get a professional to assess your case and help you get the money—and the treatment—that you deserve.
John Foy & Associates believes in working on behalf of accident victims, never large corporations. We offer a free consultation with some of the most experienced injury lawyers in the state. Call us at 706-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.