A sudden accident in Alpharetta can be shocking and incredibly dangerous. Both drivers and passengers are at risk of severe injury. If you did not cause your accident, you have rights. An Alpharetta passenger vehicle accident lawyer can help.
You might be entitled to compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, and more. At John Foy & Associates, we’ll fight for what you deserve. We have been helping accident victims for 20-plus years.
Contact us today for a FREE, no-risk consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE.
What a Passenger Vehicle Means in Alpharetta
A passenger car is any vehicle built to carry passengers. Passenger vehicles can seat up to nine people, including the driver.
Passenger vehicles include:
- Passenger vans
Some taxis and pick-ups also fall under this category.
Most people drive passenger vehicles. When two drivers get into an accident, those cars are often passenger cars. Unfortunately, passenger vehicle occupants also make up 63% of car accident deaths, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
If another driver hits you in a passenger vehicle, you have rights. The driver (and their insurance company) is responsible for your damages. You can file a personal injury claim against them.
Damages You Can Claim From Your Accident
Any costs or losses from your crash are your “damages.” There are two main types of damages:
- Special, or economic, damages
- General, or non-economic, damages
Special Damages From a Passenger Vehicle Accident
In your claim, you’ll have to prove your special damages. Thankfully, providing proof of these damages is relatively easy.
Special damages include:
- Medical costs
- Lost wages
- Vehicle damage
Keep track of all bills, receipts, quotes, and other evidence of your damages. These documents will act as proof of what you paid or what you owe. Your lawyer will also use your records to calculate all of your special damages.
General Damages From a Passenger Vehicle Accident
Unlike special damages, general damages are not simple to prove. Special damages refer to how the accident affects your life, such as:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Fear or embarrassment
Your lawyer will use a unique formula to calculate these damages since they don’t have a set dollar amount.
Negotiating Your Accident Settlement
When you file your injury claim, you’ll mostly be dealing with the insurance company. Unfortunately, insurance companies do not like to pay much on accident claims. The insurer will use tactics like:
- Blaming you for the accident to reduce their responsibility.
- Offering you a lowball settlement and hoping you’ll take it out of desperation.
- Downplaying the seriousness of your injuries.
- Intimidating you into accepting less.
- Asking you to sign something or give a recorded statement.
- Making you feel like you don’t need a lawyer.
Do not trust the other driver’s insurance company at any point. Even if they seem friendly, they are not on your side. Their goal is to pay as little as possible.
An Alpharetta passenger vehicle accident lawyer will protect you. Your lawyer will ensure the insurance company doesn’t take advantage. If you get a lowball settlement offer, your lawyer will negotiate.
The goal is to get you a settlement that covers all of your damages. Most of the time, your lawyer can negotiate a settlement. However, sometimes you might need to file a lawsuit to get what you deserve.
The Most Dangerous Passenger Vehicle Accidents
Any vehicle accident can be terrible. However, passenger vehicle accidents that are more likely to be fatal include the following:
- Head-on accidents
- Side-impact collisions
- Rollover accidents
- Rear-end collisions
If another driver hit and injured you in any way, you might have a case. Talk to an Alpharetta passenger vehicle accident lawyer today about your compensation options.
Our experienced lawyers make it easy for you to get help immediately. We do not charge a fee unless we win your case. You can start working with us free of any upfront costs or risks.
To schedule a FREE consultation today, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. You can call us any time — 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What to Do if a Loved One Died in a Passenger Vehicle Crash
Tragically, sometimes drivers and passengers don’t make it through an accident. If you lost a loved one because of a car accident, you can bring a wrongful death case.
We know that no amount of money can make up for someone’s death. But we do find that a settlement helps victims’ families decrease their financial stress. A wrongful death case includes damages like:
- Medical bills from the loved one’s last injury
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering the loved one experienced before their death
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial costs
Not everyone can file a wrongful death claim. In Georgia, the victim’s spouse, children, or parents can usually file a case. Talk to an accident lawyer to understand the details. Your lawyer will listen with compassion and handle the legal side of things for you.
Talk to an Alpharetta Passenger Vehicle Accident Lawyer for Free Today
At John Foy & Associates, we believe in justice for all passenger vehicle accident victims. Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience working on personal injury cases. We are not afraid to fight for the compensation you deserve.
We know that you’re already dealing with enough after your accident. That’s why we make the process as stress-free as possible:
- We do not collect a fee unless we win your case.
- There are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs.
- We’ll handle all the details of your case.
- We will communicate and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
- The consultation is always 100% FREE.
Contact us today, and we’ll match you with the best lawyer for your needs. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to schedule your FREE, no-risk consultation. You can call us 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get started.