If you’ve been hurt in a car accident in Griffin, you need to speak to a lawyer. Even seemingly small injuries can end up costing you tens of thousands of dollars or more. Severe care accidents can result in disabilities, years of pain, or an inability to go back to your job. Insurance companies do not want to pay you the full amount you need for your injury. Don’t let yourself be stuck holding steep medical bills. A Griffin car accident lawyer can help you.
At John Foy & Associates we have over 20 years of experience helping the victims of car accidents. We have seen the pain, stress and financial despair that a car accident can cause. That’s why we’ve pledged to work exclusively on behalf of injury victims—never for the insurance companies. Let us sit down with you and help you understand your legal options in a FREE consultation. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Do I really need a Griffin car accident lawyer?
It depends on your case. Sometimes, a car accident truly is minor and you’ll end up experiencing no complications in the future. Unfortunately, it’s very hard for you to know that at the beginning of your case. This is when insurance companies rush in to make a quick, small offer—and to accept it you have to sign away your right to more. This can leave you in the terrifying position of needing extensive medical care with no insurance money to pay for it.
At John Foy & Associates, the first thing we do with every car accident victim is to determine what the total long-term cost of your medical care will be. This may involve getting you in front of a specialist and making sure you got the right diagnosis. It might also mean adding in costs like physical therapy that insurers aren’t eager to pay for. Then we can go to the insurance company with the real amount you need and put pressure on them to agree. Our goal is to get 100% of all your expenses paid for.
What should I do if the insurance company is already offering me money?
Don’t accept it unless you’ve talked to a lawyer. It’s easy to think that the insurance company is there to look out for you, but they aren’t. They are a business, and their first duty is to protect their bottom line. They will seek to pay you the smallest amount possible even if it doesn’t take care of your injury.
Typically if an insurance company is offer quick money, it means one of two things:
- They want to tempt you to take the money before you know the full extent of your injuries
- They already think your claim could be worth much more, and they want to close it before you find out
In other cases we will see insurance companies use much more deceptive tactics:
- Taking three months or longer to process your claim, knowing you’re in pain
- Asking you questions and using your answers against you
- Using confusing questions to get you to say something you shouldn’t
- Accusing you of being at fault in the accident, even if you were not
Every insurance company has a team of lawyers helping them win against you. It’s very difficult to negotiate or get a larger amount if you don’t have a lawyer of your own.
How much money can I recover in a car accident in Griffin?
In the state of Georgia you can potentially recover 100% of all costs related to your accident. These costs can include:
- All missed wages/missed work time caused by your accident
- Medical bills
- The cost of medication
- Physical therapy or occupational therapy
- Car repairs and damaged property
Your claim could also include a large cash award for any serious losses you suffered such as a disability or severe physical pain. No amount of money can undo what happened, but it can help you keep your family financially stable as you go forward.
Do I have to go to court for a Griffin car accident claim?
Some car accident cases will go all the way to the local courts. This is rare, but when it happens your lawyer will be your ally and your counsel. We make it our job to make the entire process as easy and stress-free as possible.
More often, however, you will never need to go to court at all. This is our goal for your case from the start. We will conduct our own investigation into your accident and put together the evidence showing exactly what losses you suffered. We then lean on the insurance company to settle quickly, out of court. Often times this is all it takes to get you a much larger settlement.
What is the deadline to file my car accident claim in Griffin?
The City of Griffin has tight deadlines set by US law and Georgia state law. Depending on your case the deadline could be up to two years or as little as a matter of weeks. If you miss the deadline to file your claim, you give up your legal right to ask for any money at all. Do not make this mistake. Talk to a lawyer as soon after your accident as possible.
What does it cost to hire a car accident lawyer in Griffin?
It shouldn’t cost you anything out of pocket. We’ve seen law firms that do charge clients up front, and we don’t believe this is in your best interest—it means they get paid whether they win your case or not. We don’t agree with this, and we offer a much easier payment structure:
- All consultations are free
- You never pay us a cent out of pocket
- You never pay us, period, if we don’t win you money
If we do recover money for you then we get paid as a percentage. The rest is yours to keep.
Talk to a Griffin Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates is dedicated to helping accident victims. Let us help you. We will give you a FREE consultation and help you decide if you have a case. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.