Accidents happen every day in Fayetteville. If you were involved in one, and it wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to a financial recovery. Your financial recovery can help you pay for medical expenses, time off from work and other costs.
John Foy & Associates can help. We have a proven track record of winning cases against insurance companies that has earned us the nickname “the Strong Arm of the Law.” Our law firm works exclusively on personal injury claims, and we always take the side of the victim, never the big insurance company.
Let us give you a free consultation with our Fayetteville personal injury lawyers. Your consultation is an opportunity to get your questions answered and find out if you have strong case—with no obligation to continue. Call us to get your free consultation today at 404-400-4000.
What should I do if I’ve been injured in Fayetteville?
Accidents can be life-changing. They may cause physical, emotional and financial setbacks that leave you unable to work for weeks, months or longer. We often work with victims who are worried about whether they will ever recover from their injuries, or who face outrageous medical bills. You don’t have to face your injury alone.
Here are a few steps you should take after your injury or accident:
- Call a reputable Fayetteville personal injury lawyer. Don’t assume that you can handle the insurance company on your own, or that an attorney can’t get you a higher dollar amount. The insurance companies have 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 level the playing field. They will gather compelling evidence, put pressure on the insurance company, and help you get you the financial recovery you deserve.
- Don’t sign ANYTHING from the insurance company until you’ve spoken to an attorney.
It’s common practice for insurance companies to make you a cash settlement offer right away in a personal injury case. You may receive a check in the mail, along with paperwork that requires a signature. Do not take it! The money is enticing, especially if you’ve been off work for a while or the medical bills are stacking up, but that check only represents a fraction of what your accident injury may end up costing you. Don’t risk being left holding the bill for your accident. 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 or not?
The best thing you can do is talk to a professional. Your injury could qualify for a financial recovery even if it seems like a complete accident. In many cases, people blame themselves for their injury, making the mistake of thinking they are not entitled to any money. But that’s not what the law says. If someone’s negligence caused your accident, they or their insurance may cover the cost of your injury. In some cases, your claim could be worth $100,000 or more.
The most common types of accident injuries that qualify as personal injury claims include:
- Defective products
- Misfilled prescriptions
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Slips, trips and falls
- Car accidents
- Criminal assault resulting in injury
How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Fayetteville?
We believe that it should never cost you anything to speak to a lawyer. We also believe that there should be no up-front, out of pocket costs to hire a personal injury attorney—period.
Some law firms charge up-front fees, meaning they get paid whether they win or lose. At John Foy & Associates, we feel that this practice is not in the best interest of the client. Here is our simple payment structure:
- All consultations are FREE
- You pay nothing out of pocket
- If we don’t win you any money, you pay nothing
If we win your case and you are awarded a financial recovery, we get paid a percentage as our fee. You keep the rest. We believe this payment practice is a fair, risk-free way to deliver the legal counsel you need.
Will I have to go to court to win my case?
In many cases the answer is no. Personal injury claims usually do not involve a trial. When we agree to take your case, we put pressure on the insurance company right away. We gather the facts, put together a case detailing exactly what happened, and determine the total cost of your injury. Then we present your case to the insurance company. It’s very likely that the insurance company will offer you a much larger financial recovery on the spot.
Sometimes, the insurance company may reject the offer. In cases like these, we may advise pursuing the matter in the local courts. We base this recommendation on how strong your case is and whether or not we think it’s likely that you’ll win. Ultimately, the decision is yours to make, not ours. If your case does go to trial, we take care of everything for you. Our goal is to make this experience as stress-free as possible.
Is there a deadline for filing an injury claim in Fayetteville?
Yes. In the City of Fayetteville, the deadlines are regulated by Georgia state law and federal law. The exact deadline is determined by the details of your case. In some cases, you may have a deadline of just weeks. In others, you could have up to two years 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 a Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer for FREE
John Foy & Associates has been helping people with accident injuries for over 20 years. Let us give you a free, no-risk consultation. Call us at 404-400-4000, or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.