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What to Do After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Our motor vehicle accident lawyers at Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, know how difficult it is to think clearly after a traumatic event. In some situations, time seems to slow down. You see and feel everything happen. In other vehicle accidents, you quickly lose consciousness and wake up with very little memory of what happened.
If you are conscious, you must quickly think and act. We recommend you:
- Look over yourself and others for injuries.
- Move to a safe place.
- Contact the police.
- Obtain medical attention, if necessary.
- Exchange information with other parties involved.
- Obtain witnesses’ information.
- Do not accept responsibility.
- Document the accident by taking photos or video of your injuries and the property damage.
- Notify your insurance carrier as soon as possible.
- Call an accident lawyer.
We also know that many people have a rough experience after an accident. You may be taken away in an ambulance quickly, which means you do not know anything about the other people involved in the crash. That is a common issue and one we can overcome through an in-depth investigation. You may have said something that was misinterpreted or gotten into a heated exchange with someone else. While that is less than ideal, it does not automatically bar you from obtaining compensation. Whatever your experience, we will do everything we can to recover the compensation that you need.
Damages in a Motor Vehicle Accident
After being injured in a motor vehicle accident, your focus is likely on your physical recovery. You obviously want to heal and get back to living your life. Unfortunately, time may heal your wounds, but it will not take care of your bills. While you are hurt and recovering, you be unable to work. You have less income, yet your everyday expenses continue to mount. You will also start to receive sizeable medical bills.
An accident injury attorney from Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, will explain how to pursue compensation for these economic damages. We can represent you in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in pursuit of your financial recovery. We will also advise you on seeking non-economic damages, including your physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and reduced quality of life.
One of the greatest difficulties you face after a motor vehicle accident is obtaining fair compensation from the insurance company. Insurers are not nearly as friendly and helpful as their advertisements make them seem. They are large companies interested in making profits. That requires minimizing their losses and paying out as little as possible on claims. You will benefit from having an experienced and skilled lawyer on your side, fighting for the maximum compensation possible for your claim. An attorney is well aware of how an insurer may treat you and what type of conduct gives rise to a bad faith claim. Your lawyer is also not going to be deterred by intimidation tactics and so-called “final offers.” Call an accident attorney to learn more about pursuing compensation after a motor vehicle accident.
How an Auto Accident Attorney Can Help
After a crash, you may think, “Why do I need an accident lawyer?” You might assume you can take care of everything by negotiating with the insurance company on your own. That is disastrous. The insurance company will bait you into making statements that are harmful to your case. They may offer to pay your medical bills, but they’ll never let you know that you’re entitled to receive far more compensation than that for your pain and suffering. They may tell you that they’re making a “final offer” even though they’ve reserved tens of thousands of dollars to pay your claim if it is litigated. These are just a few examples. Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, won’t fall prey to those tactics. We will thoroughly review the insurance company’s reason for low-balling your claim and we won ‘t give them any more information than they need. By having an experienced lawyer representing your interests, you have a far greater chance of negotiating and obtaining a fair settlement that covers your economic and non-economic damages.
You may also learn after a crash that the at-fault party does not have insurance or lacks enough insurance to pay you fair compensation. In that situation, contact us immediately. We will thoroughly investigate all potential sources of insurance coverage and assets that may compensate you.
At Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC, we will do everything we can to give you the best chance of obtaining a fair settlement. With over 33 years of experience helping accident victims, there is little we haven’t encountered. We know how to deal with insurers and, if necessary, we are ready to fight for you through trial.
By hiring a lawyer, you will learn your rights and legal options; gain an experienced and objective opinion regarding the value of your case, and increase the likelihood of obtaining the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
Contact Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC Today
Following any vehicle accident or collision, you should contact an Atlanta accident attorney from Allen & Scofield Injury Lawyers, LLC as soon as possible. We know how traumatic accidents can be and how challenging it is to recover from your physical and emotional injuries. Crashes can put so much of your life on hold, and we want to help you move forward. From determining fault and liability for an accident to negotiating a fair settlement, we are here to pursue the compensation you deserve. Our goal is to deliver you and your family peace of mind during a very challenging time.
We represent individuals throughout Fulton County, DeKalb County, Clayton County, Cobb County, Gwinnett County, and throughout other areas of Georgia. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you face no upfront costs. We do not get paid unless we recover compensation in your case.