If you’ve suffered pain or injuries from a car accident in Marietta, you need to speak to a lawyer. All injuries, even those that seem small at first, can potentially develop into more serious conditions or ongoing pain—with steep medical costs. More severe injuries can sometimes carry costs of $100,000 or more. No insurance company is eager to pay out these costs, and many will seek to pay you far less than you need. Don’t allow yourself to be left with the bill for an accident that wasn’t your fault. Talk to a Marietta car accident lawyer.
John Foy & Associates can help you. We have been assisting car accident victims for over 20 years and have a long history of winning cases. Our firm exists exclusively to help people who have been injured and their families, and we have built up a reputation as one of the most respected and effective law firms in the state. Let us give you a free consultation and discuss your case. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Who’s at fault in a Marietta car accident?
Georgia is what’s called a “fault state” for car accidents. That means that whichever driver caused the accident will be held responsible for the costs of everyone who was hurt. Usually their insurance company will pay these costs for them, so no one pays anything out of pocket. This system works well, but it requires the insurance companies to follow complicated rules about who is at fault.
In some cases these rules are easy to understand. For example:
- In a rear end collision, whoever was in back is usually at fault (but not always)
- A DUI driver is almost always considered at fault for any accident they’re involved in
- A driver who violates traffic laws, like running a stop sign, is likely to be considered at fault for the accident
- Factors like talking on a cell phone or texting while driving are also considered when assigning fault
But there are exceptions to all of these rules. For example, if you were texting while stopped at a red light, and someone slammed into you from behind, the fault is almost certainly with them—not you.
The key to every car accident claim is what’s called “negligence.” Essentially, the law asks if anyone was acting in a negligent or careless way. If they had been more careful, could the accident have been prevented? If the answer is yes, then that person is likely at fault for the accident.
What costs are covered in a Marietta car accident claim?
The City of Marietta allows the victim in a car accident to recover up to 100% of all of their costs. In other words, if the accident wasn’t your fault you should be able to walk away with no medical debt and no costs.
The costs we see most often in car accident claims include:
- Hospital bills and other medical costs
- Rehabilitation such as physical therapy
- Reimbursement for lost work time caused by the accident
- Car repairs
Other damages are also considered. If you suffered serious physical pain, a disability, or another major loss because of your accidents, you could be awarded a substantially higher amount of money. Clearly, this money will never make up for what happened. But it may help you and your family stay afloat financially as you wrestle with the aftermath.
Do I have a valid car accident claim?
It’s hard to be sure until you speak to a lawyer. Car accident claims have dozens of variables, and a good attorney who has spent years working on these cases will be able to tell you how strong your claim is. They can also give you a sense of how much your financial recovery might be worth. At John Foy & Associates we believe every car accident victim should have access to this kind of professional opinion. That’s why we never charge for consultations.
In general, any kind of car accident can become a valid claim. We have helped victims of:
- Head on accidents
- Rear end accidents
- Distracted driving
- Semi truck accidents
- DUI drivers
- Bad driving conditions (fog, rain, etc.)
- Tire failure
- Hit and run accidents
- Uninsured motorists
Do I have to go to trial for a car accident case in Marietta?
Not typically. In some cases, if the insurance company refuses to negotiate, we may recommend taking your case to trial in the local courts. We base this recommendation on how strong your claim is and whether we think you are likely to win. If you do choose to go to court, we will handle the whole process for you.
But most car accident cases never go to trial. They’re usually resolved through simple negotiation. At John Foy & Associates, we will launch our own investigation of your accident and assemble hard evidence for every detail. This allows us to hit the insurance company hard at the bargaining table. In many cases this is all it takes to get them to make you a much higher offer.
How much does it cost to hire a Marietta car accident lawyer?
We don’t think you should have to pay anything out of pocket.
Our mission is to help people who were injured. That’s why we make legal help as accessible as possible. It’s also why we don’t charge hourly fees. Instead, our promise is simple:
- Every consultation is free
- You pay us nothing out of pocket, ever
- You pay us nothing unless we win you money
We prefer this approach because it allows you to get legal help with absolutely no risk.
Talk to a Marietta Car Accident Lawyer for Free
Any injury can be painful, frustrating and emotional. Don’t face it alone. John Foy & Associates can give you a free consultation to help you understand your rights and get the money you deserve. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.