If you were involved in an accident in Dawsonville, and it wasn’t your fault, you could be able to make a substantial cash recovery for medical bills, missed work time and other expenses. John Foy & Associates can help you. We have over 20 years of experience winning cases against insurance companies. Our successful reputation has earned us the nickname “the Strong Arm of the Law.” Our firm handles personal injury cases exclusively, and we always represent the victim—never the big insurance company.
Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation with a Dawsonville personal injury lawyer. We’ll answer your questions, help you understand your case, and determine whether or not you have a strong claim, with no obligation to proceed. Call us to get your free consultation today at 706-400-4000.
What should I do if I’ve been injured in Dawsonville?
Any injury can cause serious physical, emotional and financial disruption to your life. In many cases a single injury can leave you unable to work for weeks, months or longer. It can be life altering.
But the law is on your side. Victims of injuries and accidents of all kinds have a right to seek a financial recovery to offset their losses. Although this recovery cannot undo your injury, it can help you and your family stay financially stable and reassemble your life.
To get the financial relief you deserve, there are two steps you should take after your injury:
- Call a reputable Dawsonville personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies have an army of lawyers at their disposal. Getting a lawyer of your own helps even the odds. When an insurance company gets your claim, their primary goal is to convince you to settle for the least amount of money possible. Your personal injury lawyer can assemble strong evidence, present it to the insurance company, and push them to give you more.
- Don’t sign anything from the insurance company until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
In most cases, the insurance company will offer you a cash settlement right away in a personal injury case. You may receive a check in the mail, along with paperwork requiring your signature. Do not sign it! The money is meant to tempt you into giving up your right to a bigger claim. In many cases that check is only a fraction of what your injury will end up costing you. You can’t afford that mistake. Talk to a lawyer before you give the insurance company any recorded statement or sign any paperwork.
How do I know if I have a case?
Talk to a professional. An attorney can decide whether or not your injury qualifies as an insurance claim. You may blame yourself for the accident, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t entitled to a financial recovery. 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. Your claim could be worth tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars
The most common types of accidents that qualify as personal injury claims include:
- Car accidents
- Nursing home abuse or neglect
- Injuries from defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Prescription drug errors
- Slip and fall accidents
- Injuries from being attacked or mugged
How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Dawsonville?
We believe that it shouldn’t cost you anything to speak to a lawyer, and that there shouldn’t be any out of pocket costs to hire one.
There are some law firms that charge up-front fees. They get paid whether they win or lose for you. At John Foy & Associates, we don’t believe this practice is in your best interests. We offer a much simpler payment structure:
- All consultations are FREE
- You never pay anything out of pocket
- We don’t get paid if we don’t win you money
If we successfully negotiate a financial recovery for you, we get paid a percentage and you keep the rest. We believe this payment practice is a fair, risk-free way to provide you with the legal counsel you need.
Will I have to go to court to win my case?
In most cases, the answer is no. Personal injury claims usually do not involve a trial. When we agree to take your case, we start by gathering information and negotiating with the insurance company. We put together a factual, well-documented case detailing exactly what happened, determining the total cost of your accident. Then, we present your case to the insurance company. In many cases, we can negotiate with the insurance company to offer you a much larger financial recovery on the spot.
There are times when the insurance company may reject our negotiations. In cases like these, we may recommend taking your claim all the way to the local courts. We base our recommendations on the strength of your case and the likelihood that you’ll win. If your case does go to court, we handle everything. Our goal is to make this experience as stress-free for you as possible.
Is there a deadline for filing an injury claim in Dawsonville?
Yes. In the City of Dawsonville, the deadlines are mandated by Georgia state law and federal law. The exact deadline depends on the nature of your case. In some cases, you 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 miss your deadline. Waiting too long may invalidate your claim—and the possibility of a financial recovery. Speak to an attorney immediately.
Talk to a Dawsonville Personal Injury Lawyer for FREE
John Foy & Associates has been helping people with injuries for over 20 years. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We offer a free, no-risk consultation. Call us at 706-400-4000, or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.