If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident in Grayson, you need to speak to an attorney. Any car accident, even a fender bender, can result in injuries that cause months of pain—or longer. More serious accidents can be devastating and life altering. Insurance companies do not want to pay you the full amount you need for your injuries. A good Grayson car accident lawyer can help.
John Foy & Associates has over 20 years of experience assisting car accident victims. We know how painful, frustrating, and frightening a serious injury can be—and the financial strain it can cause. That’s why we have dedicated ourselves to working exclusively for accident victims, never for the insurance companies. Let us give you a free consultation and help you understand your legal options. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
How do I know if I need a Grayson car accident lawyer?
The best way to find out is to speak with one. Every car accident is unique, which makes it difficult for you to know what your rights are unless you talk to a legal professional.
However, all car accident cases have one thing in common: the insurance company is not your friend. Their goal is to make money. They will do everything in their power to pay you a small amount of money, even if it’s less than what you really need for your medical costs. They will offer you a small amount and push you to take it.
Your lawyer’s job is to push back. A good lawyer can investigate your accident, help you get a proper diagnosis, and worth with you to figure out the total amount the injury is going to cost you. They will then assemble cold, hard proof for your claim and demand that the insurance company pay it. In many cases they can force the insurance company to pay you substantially more.
What should I do if the insurance company is already offering me money?
Always speak to a lawyer before you take it. When an insurance company makes you a quick offer, it usually means one of two things;
- They’re hoping to tempt you to take the smallest offer possible
- They think your claim could be worth much more, and they don’t want you to realize it
Unfortunately, that quick money always comes with strings attached. To accept it you have to sign away your right to further compensation. This is dangerous because you may not know the full extent of your injuries in the first few months. You may have been misdiagnosed, the first treatment may not work, or there may simply be complications you couldn’t have predicted. If you have already signed away your rights, it’s too late to go back and get the full amount you’re owed.
This isn’t the only trick we see insurance companies use. Other tactics include:
- Processing your claim as slowly as possible so you’re desperate when they make an offer
- Asking “friendly” questions to get you to say you feel fine
- Using misleading language to confuse you, and using your answers against you
- Telling you the car accident was your fault, even if it wasn’t
It’s always better to get a professional opinion before signing anything.
How much money is my car accident claim worth?
In Georgia you have the right to receive up to 100% of all your costs related to the accident, even if they are indirect costs (like missing work). You can also receive large cash awards in some cases.
The most common costs we recover in car accidents include:
- Lost wages or work time
- Medical bills
- Cost of medication
- Physical therapy or any other form or rehabilitation
- Car repairs
Serious injuries can also be eligible for a much larger financial recovery if you suffered some kind of loss. This could be a disability, severe physical pain or the loss of an ability to do your job. The money cannot undo these losses, but it can help you and your family remain financially stable in the aftermath.
Do I have to go to court for a car accident claim in Grayson?
Occasionally a car accident claim will go all the way to the local courts. This is uncommon, but if it happens we will make it as easy for you as possible. Our job is to handle everything for you and make the experience stress-free.
Most cases, however, will never go to trial. Instead, we take the insurance company to the bargaining table without ever going to court. We put together the strongest possible case for your claim, including what happened in the accident and proof of the full extent of your injuries. Then we drive the insurers to offer you a fair amount. Often this is all it takes to get you a much larger financial recovery.
What is the deadline to file my car accident claim in Grayson?
In the City of Grayson, the courts use deadlines set by both US law and state law. These deadlines tend to be short and are strictly enforced. They also vary depending on the nature of your case. In some cases you may have up to two years, while others have only weeks. This is why you need to speak to a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
How much does a car accident lawyer cost in Grayson?
We don’t believe you should pay anything out of pocket. There are law firms that charge up front fees, but we don’t agree with this practice. We think it should be as easy as possible to get the legal help you need. That’s why we offer a very simple payment structure:
- Every consultation with us is free
- You never pay us anything out of pocket
- You never pay us at all unless we win your money.
If we help you win money then we get paid as a percentage, and the rest is yours to keep.
Talk to a Grayson Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates was founded with one mission: helping people who are injured. Let us help you. When you call us, we’ll give you a FREE consultation and help you understand your case. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your free consultation today.