If you were hurt in a car accident in Warner Robins, you need to speak to a lawyer. Many accident victims walk away thinking they were not badly hurt, but see their injuries worsen over time—or wind up with lifelong pain. More severe car accident injuries can leave you with tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills or more. But you don’t have to be the one to pay for an accident someone else caused. A Warner Robins car accident lawyer can help you.
At John Foy & Associates, we have a 20-year history of fighting for the rights of car accident victims. We began with a small law office and a handful of clients, and we’ve grown into one of the most successful personal injury firms in the country. We’ve always had just one goal: to help you recover and move forward with your life after an accident, and to make sure you have enough money to do it. We’d like to give you a free consultation to discuss your case and your options. Call us at 404-400-4000 and get your free consultation today.
How can a car accident lawyer help me?
Car insurance should take care of you if you’re ever in an accident. But it often doesn’t work out that way. Insurance companies are trying to make a profit, and they’ll do this in any way they can—even if it means giving you far less money than you need to pay for your medical care. They have a lot of sneaky tactics that they can use to avoid paying the full value of your claim. These include:
- Calling you to check in and see if you’re feeling better. When you say “yes,” they’ll use your statement to deny or minimize your claim.
- Offering you fast money. They know you haven’t had a chance to find out the extent of your injuries or how much they will cost you. They hope you’ll sign away your rights before you find out what your accident will really cost.
- Refusing to process your claim for weeks, or even months. If you feel enough financial pressure, you might be willing to take anything they offer.
- Disputing your claim, either by blaming you for the accident or saying that your injuries aren’t as bad as you claim.
Insurance companies have teams of lawyers and staffers who are well trained in these tactics. When you have a lawyer, you get a professional on your team—one who knows how to fight back. A lawyer understands the law and negotiates with insurance companies every day. Just hiring a lawyer can sometimes prompt an insurance company to make a better offer.
How much money can I recover in a car accident case?
If something was caused by the accident, you can probably recover for it. We commonly help car accident victims recover damages for these types of losses:
- Medical expenses
- The cost of prescription medicine
- Car repair expenses, or the cost of replacing a totaled vehicle
- Lost wages, if you had to miss time from work because of the accident
More serious accidents can cause long-term losses that may lead to a much larger recovery. Examples include permanent conditions, disabilities, chronic severe pain, or the death of a close relative. These serious losses can never be fixed with money, but money can provide a financial lifeline that allows you to continue with the treatment that will allow you to recover as completely as possible.
How can I tell if I have a valid car accident claim?
It’s hard to judge the strength of your own car accident claim. We see many accident victims who think they don’t have a claim because they blame themselves for what happened, or they write the accident off as pure chance. But the law doesn’t look at accidents that way. Accidents don’t just happen—someone was usually careless, breaking a law, or simply not paying attention. In legalese, that person was “negligent” and they must pay for your injuries.
We have successfully made claims in many types of car accidents:
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-end collisions
- “T-bone” collisions
- Accidents due to fog, rain or other poor road conditions
- Distracted driving
- Defective tires
- Accidents causing whiplash injuries
We may even be able to help you if you were involved in a hit and run accident, or if the driver at fault did not have any insurance.
Will I need to sue someone?
Most car accident claims are against insurance companies, not people—and many never involve a lawsuit.
If needed, we are fully prepared to take your case to the local courts, but it’s usually happens only if the insurance company refuses to negotiate. This is uncommon, as insurance companies have an incentive to resolve claims without a legal battle.
More commonly, we get insurance companies to pay simply by putting pressure on them. We start with our own investigation into the cause of your accident and the injuries you’ve suffered. We assemble police reports, witness testimony and expert medical opinions and show exactly how the accident happened and how much money you will need. This alone often convinces the insurance company to offer a reasonable amount.
How much will a car accident lawyer cost me?
At John Foy & Associates, we understand the financial strain of a car accident, and we don’t think it’s fair to ask you to pay out of pocket to get legal help. So we’ve devised a simple system:
- It’s always freeto come in and consult with us
- Our services cost nothingup front
- We will not charge you anything, everunless we win money for you
If we succeed in getting you a financial recovery, our fee will be taken out as a percentage. Everything else is yours. This lets us take the risk while you get the legal help you need.
How much time do I have to file my car accident claim in Warner Robins?
The City of Warner Robins follows strict deadlines created by both state and federal law. The deadlines that apply to your accident will depend on your specific situation, but generally:
- You may have as much as two years to get your claim filed
- Or, your deadline may be only several weeks away
You don’t want to miss your deadline because you’ll probably lose your right to recover any money at all. That’s why we recommend that you talk to a lawyer as soon as possible after your accident.
Talk to a Warner Robins Car Accident Lawyer for Free
At John Foy & Associates, we don’t want you to struggle to pay for a car accident that wasn’t your fault. We’ve got a 20-year track record of getting results for car accident victims. Sit down with us for a free consultation and we’ll show you what we can do for you. Call us at 404-400-4000 or fill out the form to your right and get your FREE consultation today.