If you’ve been injured in a car accident in Columbus, Georgia, you need to speak to a good lawyer. Car accident victims are routinely given tiny insurance settlements that don’t cover repairs, medical bills and lost work time. Don’t settle for less than you deserve
When you call John Foy & Associates, we do more than other law firms. We send out an investigator to interview you and document the damage to your car. Then we build the strongest case possible, determining the real amount you’re owed—and helping you get it. Contact our experienced Columbus car accident attorneys at 706-400-4000 and get a free case evaluation today.
How Can a Columbus, GA Car Accident Lawyer Help Me?
Your lawyer does more than just represent you legally. They serve as your interface with the insurance company, preventing insurers from misleading you or turning your words around on you. After an accident, you may be in pain and facing stress over bills and medical treatment. An insurance company only cares about saving money by paying you as little as possible. But a good attorney is your ally in getting the financial recovery you need so you can get better and move on.
Costs mount quickly after a car accident. Often, they’re much more than you first expect—and far more than the insurance initially offers.
Some of the questions to consider when deciding whether you need a lawyer are:
- What is the total cost of my medical bills?
- Will I need more treatment or physical therapy in the future?
- Did I miss time at work because of my injury?
- Can I return to work in the foreseeable future?
- Will I need a new car?
How do I know if I have a case?
The only way to know for sure if you have a case is to talk to a car accident lawyer. Every day, people get in accidents that they think are minor, or that they wrongly believe are their own fault. You may feel there’s nothing you can do. But as time goes on the true costs of these accidents becomes clear, and often it’s too late to go back and make your case. You need to talk to a lawyer as soon as possible.
Our law firm has been working on car accident cases for over 20 years. We understand what counts as a solid claim. We constantly have clients who are surprised to get such a large financial recovery—and glad that they have it.
Examples of situations that might give you a valid claim include:
- Accidents due to dangerous road conditions
- Defective tires
- Distracted driving accidents
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Hit by an uninsured motorist
- Whiplash injuries
Do I have to sue someone?
No, many cases are settled successfully without filing a lawsuit.
At the beginning of your case, your lawyer is essentially acting as your negotiator. They will inform the insurance company that they have taken over your case. From then on, the insurance company will have to bargain with them, not you. Your lawyer will present a strong case, with evidence backing every part of your claim. They’ll show the true cost of the accident and push the insurance company to give you a settlement that’s fair to you.
In some cases a claim does involve filing suit. The lawsuit is against an insurance company, not another driver. It is always your choice whether to proceed to a lawsuit or not, and it’s often not necessary.
Will I have to go to court?
In most cases you will not have to appear in court. The majority of car accident claims are settled without a trial. Generally the insurance company wants to avoid a trial every bit as much as you do—they want to get the case over with quickly. Even when a lawsuit is filed, they will often end up settling out-of-court long before the trial date. Your lawyer can handle the meetings and negotiations without you being present.
In some cases a car accident claim will go all the way to trial in the Columbus court system. We understand that no one wants to appear in court, and we will work to make sure it is as fast and painless as possible. Your attorney will be at your side at all times.
How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer in Columbus?
You pay nothing unless you win a recovery. Your case begins with a free consultation where we help you determine whether you have a strong claim and whether we’re the right law firm for you. If so, we bill you nothing until we successfully win you money. Our payment comes out of the final financial recovery. If we can’t win you a recovery, you owe us nothing.
How much time do I have to file a claim for my car accident?
You need to move quickly. In Columbus, you technically have up to two years to file a car accident claim. However, there are times when the window may be shorter. And you have the best chance of success if you file your claim right away. As time goes on, evidence is harder to collect, witnesses’ memory becomes fuzzy, and the pressure to settle only gets stronger.
No matter what kind of accident you were in, speaking to a lawyer should be your first move. It may be the best thing you ever do for your case.
Talk to a Columbus Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
Our mission is to get you back into the best health possible after your injury—and to make sure you don’t have to pay for it. Our law firm is one of the largest and most respected car accidents firms in Georgia. We have a strong record of success and we offer a 100% free consultation.
Let us help you. Call us at 706-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.