If you were involved in an accident in Covington and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to recover money for time off work, medical costs and other damages. John Foy & Associates can help. We have such a strong record winning cases against insurance companies that we’ve earned the nickname “the Strong Arm of the Law.” We work exclusively in personal injury claims, and we always take the side of the victim.
Let John Foy & Associates give you a free consultation with a Covington personal injury lawyer. This consultation is your opportunity to get answers to your questions and find out if you have a strong case—with no obligation.
Call us to get your free consultation today at 404-400-4000.
What should I do if I’ve been injured in Covington?
Any accident resulting in an injury is a setback that can cause physical, emotional and financial turmoil. Your injury can often leave you unable to work for weeks, months, or longer. You may be concerned about making a full recovery and paying medical expenses. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. A settlement can help you take care of expenses and give you peace of mind. To get the full compensation you deserve, there are two steps you should take after your injury or accident:
- Call a reputable Covington personal injury lawyer. It’s a mistake to think you can handle the insurance company on your own, or that an attorney can’t get you the amount you deserve. The insurance companies have the law working hard on their side, with a team of legal counsel at their disposal. Their primary goal is to get you to settle for the least amount of money possible. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather strong evidence, expedite your claim, and get compensation for the amount you’re entitled to.
- Don’t sign ANYTHING from the insurance company until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
Typically, the insurance company will make you a cash settlement offer right away in a personal injury case. You may receive a check in the mail, along with paperwork requiring your signature. Do not take it! The money is tempting because the medical bills have already begun to stack up, but that check could represent a fraction of what your injury may end up costing you. Talk to a lawyer before you give the insurance company any recorded statement or sign any paperwork.
How do I know if my injury qualifies as a case or not?
Speak to a professional. Even injuries that seem like total accidents may qualify as an insurance claim. We see far too many injury victims who blame themselves for their accident, wrongly believing they aren’t entitled to any form of financial recovery. But that’s not what the law says. If someone’s negligence contributed to your accident, their insurance may cover the cost of your injury. The money from an insurance claim can help with an expensive financial recovery. In some cases, your claim could be worth $100,000 or more.
The most common types of accidents that count for personal injury claims include:
- Automobile accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Criminal assault resulting in injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Misfilled prescriptions
Will I have to go to court to win my case?
No, not in a typical case. Most personal injury claims do not involve a trial. When we agree to take your case, we start by gathering information and putting pressure on the insurance company. We put together a factual, well-documented case showing exactly what happened, determining the total cost of your accident. Then, we present your case to the insurance company. In many cases we can push the insurance company to offer you a much larger financial recovery on the spot.
There are times when the insurance company will hold out. In cases like these, we may advise pursuing the matter in the local courts. Our recommendation is based on how strong your case is and whether we think it’s likely that you will win—but ultimately it is your decision to make, not ours. If you do go to court, we will handle everything for you. Our goal is to make this experience as stress-free for you as possible.
How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Covington?
We believe it should cost you nothing to speak to a lawyer, and that there should be no out of pocket costs to hire a personal injury attorney, period.
Some law firms charge up-front fees. They get paid whether they win or lose. At John Foy & Associates, we don’t believe this practice is in the best interest of the client. Our payment terms are simple:
- All consultations are FREE
- You pay nothing out of pocket—ever
- You pay nothing if we don’t win you money
If we are successful on your behalf, we get paid as a percentage of the money you win. You keep the rest. We believe this payment practice is a fair, risk-free way to deliver the legal counsel you need.
Is there a deadline for filing an injury claim in Covington?
Yes. In the City of Covington, the deadlines are set forth by Georgia state law and federal law. The exact deadline depends of the details of your case. In some cases, you may have up to two years to file a claim. In others, you might have only a few weeks from the date of your accident.
Don’t risk missing the deadline. If you wait too long, you may not have a claim at all—or a financial recovery. Speak to an attorney immediately after your accident injury.
Speak to a Covington Personal Injury Lawyer for Free today
John Foy & Associates has been helping people with injuries for over 20 years. We offer a free, no-risk consultation. Let us help you. Call us at 404-400-4000, or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.