If you’ve been in a car accident in Norcross, you should talk to an attorney. Many car accident victims make the mistake of thinking their injuries won’t cost them much, or that whatever the insurance company offers them will cover it. Unfortunately, many injuries end up costing substantially more than you expect—or what the insurer wants to pay. Even minor injuries like whiplash can develop into chronic pain, and more serious injuries can easily run up six-figure bills. You need to make sure you get the money you deserve. A Norcross car accident lawyer can help you.
John Foy & Associates has represented car accident victims for over 20 years. We began as a small law firm and built out way up to one of the most respected, effective law offices in Georgia—with a history of winning cases. When you call us, we will give you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. This is your chance to get your questions answered and find out if you have a valid claim. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Who is at fault in a car accident in Norcross?
Georgia is what is considered an “at fault state” for car accidents. Under state law, the driver who causes an accident is held responsible for all the costs related to that accident. They or their insurance company will pay for all damages to everyone who was involved. Unfortunately, the process for determining who is at fault can be hard to understand.
In come cases the fault is obvious. For example, if you were hit by a drunk driver or someone who was texting on their phone, the accident is likely their fault. The same applies if they were speeding or otherwise violating the rules of the road. But there are exceptions, and in some cases the insurance company will even try to blame the victim—you.
For the purposes of a car accident claim, the most important factor in determining fault is negligence. Negligence simply means one driver was acting in a careless manner. If they had driven more carefully, the accident could have been prevented. Generally, the law will hold whoever was negligent as the one who caused the accident.
If you were in an accident, don’t blame yourself. It can be hard to determine negligence or fault without a legal professional. We have spoken to many car accident victims who were sure they had no claim at all, but then went on to win a substantial amount of money.
What kind of damages can I recover after a car accident in Norcross?
The City of Norcross allows accident victims to recover up to 100% of their costs related to the accident. That means you can potentially move on from your accident with no costs and no debt. Some of the costs we have helped our clients recover include:
- Medical bills
- Prescription drugs
- Physical therapy or other forms of rehabilitation
- Any lost wages or lost work time related to the accident
- Car repairs
If you have suffered any kind of disability or serious loss, you could also be awarded substantially more money. This money can never undo what happened, but it can help you and your family remain financially stable after the accident.
How do I know if I have a strong car accident claim?
You need to speak to a lawyer. Every car accident case is different, but a legal professional who has worked on hundreds of cases will be able to give you a clear answer.
In general, however, if the accident was not your fault than you very likely have a case. We have won recoveries for clients in many kinds of accidents:
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Accidents involving low visibility
- Accidents with texting/distracted drivers
- DUI accidents
- Faulty tires
- Hit and run cases
- Uninsured drivers
Do I have to go to court for my Norcross car accident case?
It depends, but it’s not common. In some cases the insurance company simply will not offer a fair amount. If that happens we will advise you on whether it’s worth taking your case all the way to the local courts. If you do, we’ll take care of every detail along the way.
Whats more common, however, is to settle the matter without any trial. John Foy & Associates has earned the nickname “the Strong Arm of the law.” This is because we show up at the bargaining table with an iron-clad case and hammer the insurance company on ever detail. We push them to give you a fair settlement, and show them what it will cost them to drag it out. In many cases this is all it takes to win you a much larger dollar amount.
What does it cost to hire a Norcross car accident lawyer?
We don’t believe you should have to pay for a lawyer out of pocket.
We know there are many law firms that charge steep hourly rates, whether they win or lose your case. But we don’t think this practice serves your best interests. We firmly believe that every car accident victim should be able to get professional legal counsel, without spending big money. That’s why we offer a much simpler payment arrangement:
- Your consultations are always FREE
- You never pay anything out of pocket
- We only get paid if we win you money
If we are successful and win you a financial recovery, then we get paid as a percentage out of it and you keep the rest. We believe this is the best way to provide you with risk-free legal counsel.
Talk to a Norcross Car Accident Lawyer for Free
We founded John Foy & Associates for one reason: to help accident victims. Let us help you. When you call us we will sit down with you for a free consultation and help you understand the next steps that are right for you. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.