Accidents happen every day, a single injury can lead to months or years of pain. If you were involved in an accident in Griffin and you’re not at fault, there’s a possibility you can be reimbursed for medical bills, time off from work and other expenses. John Foy & Associates can help. We have over 20 years of experience winning cases against insurance companies. Our successful track record has earned us the nickname “the Strong Arm of Georgia.” Our firm handles personal injury cases exclusively, and we always represent the victim.
Call John Foy & Associates today for a free consultation with a Griffin personal injury lawyer. We’ll answer your questions, address your concerns, and determine whether or not you have a 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 Griffin?
Accidents that cause injuries can interrupt your life and cause physical, emotional and financial setbacks. Sometimes they can leave you unable to work for weeks, months or longer. You may find yourself uncertain about whether you can make a full recovery, and facing substantial medical bills. No matter how serious your injury, you do have legal options—and you don’t have to make these decisions alone. A financial recovery can help you take care of unexpected expenses and restore your peace of mind.
Here are two important steps you should take after your accident or injury:
- Call a reputable Griffin personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies have a team of lawyers working on their side. Their primary goal is to get you to accept the lowest dollar amount possible. Don’t assume that you can negotiate with the insurance company on your own, or that a lawyer can’t get you the amount you’re entitled to. A personal injury lawyer can help you gather factual evidence, present it to the insurance company, and expedite your personal injury claim. In many cases, they can help you win tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
- Don’t sign ANYTHING from the insurance company until you’ve spoken to a lawyer.
In most cases, the insurance company will offer you a financial recovery check right away in a personal injury case. You may receive the check in the mail, along with paperwork requiring you to sign away your rights. Don’t accept it! The money is tempting because the medical bills and other expenses keep stacking up, but that check is only a percentage of what your injury may end up costing you. Don’t give up the money you’re entitled to. 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?
The best way is to talk to a lawyer. A good lawyer can help you understand whether your injury qualifies as a claim. In general, however, the law does allow you to recover damages for an accident that was not your fault—even if no one specifically did anything wrong.
These are the most common types of accidents that qualify as personal injury claims:
- Automobile accidents
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Misfilled prescriptions
- Slips, trips and falls
- Injuries from any kind of mugging or assault
How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Griffin?
We believe that it shouldn’t cost you anything, nor should there be any up-front, out of pocket costs to speak to a lawyer. There are some law firms that do 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. We make our fees simple:
- 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 win a financial recovery for you, we get paid a percentage of it as payment, and you keep the rest. We believe this payment practice is a fair, risk-free way to deliver legal assistance.
Will I have to go to court to win my case?
No, not always. Many personal injury claims never go to court. When we accept your case, we immediately begin 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 pressure them to offer you a much larger financial recovery on the spot.
Occasionally, the insurance company may reject our negotiations. In cases like these, we may recommend pursuing the matter in the local courts. We base our recommendations on the strength of your case and the likelihood that you’ll win. Ultimately it is your decision to make, not ours. 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 Griffin?
Yes. In the City of Griffin, the deadlines are governed by Georgia state law and federal law. The specific 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 void your claim, as well as any possibility of winning money. Talk to a lawyer immediately after your accident injury.
Talk to a Griffin Personal Injury Lawyer for FREE
John Foy & Associates has been helping people with injuries for over 20 years. Our firm works exclusively with these types of cases. We can help. Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you. We offer 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.