Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. If you’ve been injured in Locust Grove, it’s important that you act quickly to obtain legal counsel. Medical bills and other expenses can add up quickly, and your injuries may leave you unable to work for weeks, months or indefinitely. You have the right to a financial recovery.
The legal professionals at John Foy & Associates can help. Our firm handles only personal injury claims, and we’ve established a very successful track record for fighting and winning personal injury cases. We always represent people, not insurance companies, and our dedication to standing up for victims and their rights has earned us the nickname “the Strong Arm of Georgia.” Let us give you a free consultation to discuss your case and help you understand your rights. Call us to get your free consultation today at 404-400-4000.
What should I do if I’ve been injured in Locust Grove?
Dealing with the aftermath of any accident is painful and confusing. An injury can leave you unable to work, while medical bills and other living expenses can become a terrifying financial burden. Often, this is when an accident victim will look to the insurance company for help—but insurers are not on your side. Their incentive is to protect their profit margin and pay you the lowest amount possible for your claim. That’s why we recommend being your own best advocate and protecting your rights.
There are two important steps you should take after your injury:
- Call a reputable Locust Grove personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies are looking out for their best interests, not yours. They have many clever tactics to try and get you to accept what they offer. They may ask you misleading questions, delay processing your claim, or try to blame you for your own injury. A personal injury lawyer can stand up to the insurance company and provide you with the legal representation you need to get the financial recovery you’re entitled to.
- Don’t accept anything from the insurance company until you’ve spoken to lawyer. Another tactic insurance companies use is to send you an offer of money. They may even send you a check, and paperwork requiring your signature. It’s easy to feel relieved, and be tempted to take the money, but don’t accept it and don’t sign anything. Their offer may only represent a fraction of what your injury will end up costing you. Speak to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident injury.
How do I know if I have a case?
The best way to find out is to get a professional opinion. Every injury claim is unique, which means it’s hard for you to know whether you have a claim or not. Often times we speak to people who think that their injury was a total accident, or even blame themselves, only to find out that they have a claim worth tens of thousands of dollars or more.
All personal injury cases revolve around the idea of “negligence.” Negligence just means that someone else was careless, and their carelessness contributed to your accident. It doesn’t mean they did it on purpose, but if they had acted in a more responsible way, you would never have been hurt. A good personal injury lawyer can investigate your accident to see if anyone’s negligence contributed to it. If so, almost any kind of accident can be a valid claim.
Examples of common claims we work with include:
- Automobile accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Criminal assault resulting in injury
- Misfilled prescriptions
- Nursing home abuse
- Defective products
Will my case go to court?
Most personal injury claims are settled with the insurance company long before there’s any need to go to court. This is our preferred outcome and we work hard to win you money without a trial. We start by interviewing witnesses, documenting all of your injuries, and negotiating with the insurance company. Frequently, this is all it takes to negotiate a dollar amount that is much more than what they were initially willing to offer—without a trial.
In the event the insurance company won’t negotiate, it may be necessary to pursue the case in the local courts. We will advise you on whether a trial is worth it based on the strength of your case and how likely we believe you are to win. No matter what, we will be there to guide you through every step of the legal process. Our goal is to make this experience go as smoothly for you as possible.
How much will it cost me to hire a personal injury lawyer in Locust Grove?
At John Foy & Associates it costs you nothing to speak to an attorney. It doesn’t matter how many consultations we do or how many questions you have—we believe in making legal help accessible. That’s why we offer simple, no-hassle payment terms:
- Any and all consultations are FREE
- You pay nothing out of pocket—ever
- You pay nothing if we don’t win you money
If we are successful for you and win you money, our fee is deducted as a percentage and you keep the rest. This way you have absolutely no risk in hiring a lawyer.
Is there a deadline for filing an injury claim in Locust Grove?
Yes. In the City of Locust Grove, the law limits the time you have to file a personal injury claim. The deadline will be counted from the date of your injury, and if you miss it you may give up your right to recover money. The exact deadline varies depending on the type of case you have, but it can be as long as two years or as short as weeks. This is why it’s so important to talk to a lawyer immediately.
Speak to a Locust Grove Personal Injury Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates has over 20 years of experience helping accident victims and their families. We can also help you. Let us give you 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.