If you or anyone you love has been hurt in a car accident in Powder Springs, you should speak to an attorney. Even seemingly minor car accident injuries, like whiplash or a bump on the head, can develop into long-lasting problems that cost you money. More serious injuries can result in medical bills of $100,000 or more—which the insurance company does not want to pay. You have to make sure you’ll get the full amount you need for your injury. A Powder Springs car accident lawyer can help you.
John Foy & Associates is here for you. We are an experienced, successful law firm that has been winning car accident cases for over 20 years. We have dedicated our practice to working only with the victims of accidents—never for the big insurance companies—and we understand the pain and frustration a serious accident can cause. When you call us, we’ll give you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case. Your consultation is your chance to get your questions answered, find out if you have a claim, and get a professional opinion on what to do. Call John Foy & Associates at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
Who’s considered at fault in a car accident in Powder Springs?
Powder Springs follows Georgia state law, and Georgia is known as a “fault state” for car accidents. That means that the driver who causes the accident is the one who’s expected to pay for it, usually through their insurance. As a result, insurance companies use a complicated process to decide who is at fault for every accident.
Sometimes the answer is obvious. If the person who hit you was driving drunk, for example, or if they were texting on their cell phone, they will almost always be considered at fault for the accident.
But other times the answer is less clear. Generally, what every car accident case hinges on is negligence. In legal speak, negligence just means that the other driver could have acted in a more careful, responsible manner; if they had, the accident would never have happened. Even if the person didn’t break any laws, or didn’t set out to cause harm, if they were driving carelessly then they can still be found negligent.
This is why you should never view your injuries as being “just an accident.” Accidents happen all the time, but most of them could have been prevented. If the accident was caused by the other driver’s negligence, then they are at fault and you have the right to recover your costs.
What costs can I recover in a car accident in Powder Springs?
Accident victims in the City of Powder Springs can potentially recover all costs related to the accident. That means that you can potentially move on from your accident with 100% of your bills paid for.
The most common costs we help accident victims recover include:
- Medical costs
- Prescription drug costs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Any wages you lost because the accident made you miss work
- Car repair bills
There are cases where you could be awarded substantially more. For example, if you were disabled because of your accident, or if you were badly hurt or experienced severe physical pain, you could win a large financial award to offset your losses. We don’t believe that this money can ever undo the losses the you have suffered. However, it can help make sure you and your family are financially stable and help you put your lives back together.
How do I know if I have a valid car accident claim?
The easiest way is to speak to a legal professional. Every car accident is unique, and the answer will depend on all the details of what happened. A lawyer who has worked on hundreds of car accident cases will be able to give you a clear idea of how strong your claim is.
As a general rule, if you didn’t cause the accident then you have a case. We have helped clients recover money in all kinds of cases:
- Head on collisions
- Rear end collisions
- Accidents with distracted drivers
- Drunk driving accidents
- Accidents caused by fog, rain or visibility issues
- Tire failures
- Hit and run cases
- Uninsured motorists
Do I have to go to court for my Powder Springs car accident case?
Not usually. You only have to go to court if the insurance company absolutely refuses to bargain. If that happens, we will give you our recommendation on whether your case is worth pursuing all the way to the local courts. If it’s not, you can always drop the case. If it is, we will handle the entire court process for you.
Most of the time, however, you will never need to go to trial. John Foy & Associates has been given the nickname “the Strong Arm of the Law.” We got this name because we pound away at the insurance companies and push them to give you a real offer. Often this is all it takes to get you the money you need.
What does it cost to hire a Powder Springs car accident lawyer?
We don’t believe you should have to pay anything out of pocket for a lawyer.
Of course, there are many law firms that charge high hourly rates, and they bill you whether they win or lose. But we don’t think that’s in your best interest. Our believe is that every accident victim deserves good, professional legal counsel—and should not have to pay out of pocket. That’s why we offer a much simpler payment arrangement:
- Your consultations with us are FREE
- You pay us nothing out of pocket, ever
- We don’t get paid unless we win you money
If we do secure a financial recovery for you then we get paid as a percentage of that money. You keep everything else. We believe this is a fairer, zero-risk approach.
Talk to a Powder Springs Car Accident Lawyer for Free
John Foy & Associates has one mission: help accident victims. Let us show you what we can do. We will give you a free consultation and help you understand your legal options. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.