If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Fayetteville you need to talk to a lawyer. All car accidents, even minor ones, can cause injuries that last months or years—and potentially affect your ability to work. Serious car accidents can result in disabilities, lifelong pain or even the loss of a loved one. Insurance companies rarely want to pay for the full cost of your injuries, even if you have a right to a complete financial recovery. A good Fayetteville lawyer can help change that.
At John Foy & Associates we have over 20 years of experience helping car accident victims. We have seen firsthand the pain, frustration and financial worry that an injury can cause. That’s why we only work for accident victims, never for big insurance companies. Let us give you a free consultation to discuss your case. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
How do I know if I need a Fayetteville car accident lawyer?
The best way is to speak with one about your case. Unfortunately, every car accident case is different it’s very difficult to know if you’re getting a fair offer from the insurance company without professional legal advice.
However, all car accident cases have one thing in common: the insurance company is not on your side. They are a business, and their main goal is to pay you the smallest amount possible. This is why they may make you a quick offer right after the accident—hoping you will accept it before you find out the full extent of your injuries and costs. It’s an easy way for them to keep their costs down.
To accept this quick money, however, you have to sign away your right to anything else. If your injuries turn out to be more serious than you thought, or the pain doesn’t go away, you may end up facing medical bills worth tens of thousands of dollars, or even $100,000 or more.
At John Foy & Associates, we’ve seen this happen to too many accident victims. That’s why our first step in any car accident case is to make sure you have a full picture of the extent of your injuries. That way we can push the insurance company to offer you a larger amount that will cover every expense you have.
What should I do if the insurance company is already offering me money?
Talk to a lawyer before you take it. If the insurance company is making you a quick offer, it typically means one of two things:
- They want to tempt you to take the smallest offer possible
- They believe your claim could be worth much more, and they want to close the case before you find out
These are not the only underhanded tactics we have seen insurance companies use. Other tricks they will use include:
- Dragging their feet for months to process your claim, knowing you’re in pain
- Asking you friendly questions about how you’re feeling and using the answers against you
- Trying to confuse you so you say something you shouldn’t
- Blaming you for the car accident, even though you’re the victim
Every insurance company has a legal team helping them win against you. It’s very hard to fight back and negotiate a better offer without a legal professional of your own.
How much money can I recover in a car accident claim in Fayetteville?
Under state law you are able to recover up to 100% of all the costs related to the accident. This can include:
- Any wages you missed because you couldn’t go to work
- The full cost of all medical bills, exams, tests, etc.
- Medication costs
- Physical therapy or rehabilitation
- Car repairs and other damages
If you suffered a serious loss such as a disability or severe pain, you may also be eligible for a large cash award to offset the impact of your accident.
Do I have to go to court for a Fayetteville car accident claim?
Occasionally a car accident claim will go all the way to trial at the local courts. This is rare, but when it happens, we will be your ally and counsel every step of the way—and we will handle everything for you. Our job is to make the process as low-stress for you as possible.
In most cases, however, we can get your claim settled without ever going to trial. We do this by launching our own investigation into the accident, assembling a rock solid case and then pushing the insurance company at the bargaining table. By proving that you have a strong claim, we can pressure them to settle quickly and pay you a larger amount.
What is the deadline to file my car accident claim in Fayetteville?
The City of Fayetteville uses deadlines set by US law and state law. These deadlines set a very short timetable in which you can file your claim. The exact deadline varies depending on the nature of your case: some cases may have up to two years while others have only weeks. This is why it’s so important to talk to a lawyer right away.
How much does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer in Fayetteville?
It shouldn’t cost you anything out of pocket. We have seen law firms that charge up front fees, and we think this practice is unfair, because it means the lawyer gets paid whether they win or lose. That’s why we prefer a much fairer payment structure:
- You pay us nothing for your consultation
- You pay us nothing out of pocket
- You pay us nothing, period, unless we win you money
This system allows you to get legal help with no financial risk.
Talk to a Fayetteville Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates has one mission: to help people who are injured. Let us help you. When you call us, we’ll give you a FREE consultation on your case, with no obligation. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.