Georgia Car Accidents
Atlanta Car Accident Attorney
If you or a loved one is involved in a serious automobile accident, please note that time is of the essence. Why? The insurance company for the driver who caused the accident will initiate an investigation almost immediately. Within weeks of the accident, the insurance company investigators will open their file, take recorded statements of the drivers and any witnesses, hire an accident re-constructionist expert to render an opinion as to how the accident happened and who was at fault, examine the property damage to the vehicles involved in the wreck, have photographs taken of the accident scene, obtain a copy of the police report and set reserves as to the amount they are willing to pay in settlement of your claims. The more serious the injuries, the more likely this “workup” will be started within days of the accident. This is why you should contact a well-established Georgia auto accident lawyer to represent you immediately.
Call Robert J. Fleming directly at (404) 525-5150 for a free case evaluation or contact us online. We are here to help you today.
Car accidents are a part of our everyday life. Conservative estimates put the number of auto accidents at over 5 million every year. Chances are, you will be involved in at least one car accident in your lifetime. Almost 3 million people are injured or killed in car wrecks every year. Many of these injuries are serious personal injuries such as brain injuries, loss of limbs, herniated discs in the neck and back, spinal cord trauma, third-degree burns and other catastrophic injuries. Most of these injuries result in permanent impairment and disability.
The at-fault driver is responsible for paying your present and future medical bills, loss of income and an amount to fully compensate you for the pain and suffering you had to endure because of the wreck. Serious injuries usually result in large amounts of damages in the form of medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, disfigurement, future medical bills, and a diminished quality of life. In addition, the spouse of an injured person is entitled to be fully compensated for their “loss of consortium” which is the loss that occurs when a spouse is injured and the other spouse loses their companionship, services, and marital relations.
Insurance companies try to settle automobile accident cases quickly and cheaply. They often will discourage you from seeking advice from an experienced lawyer and many times they are less than truthful and forthcoming regarding what your case is really worth. In fact, insurance companies would send representatives to the hospital room of injured Georgians in hopes of convincing them to settle their claims while they were still being treated at the hospital. Fortunately, this is no longer legal in Georgia because it resulted in many injured people signing away their legal rights for little compensation when they were under the influence of medications. Remember, once you settle a case, your right to sue is lost forever.
We have earned our reputation for excellence by helping our Georgia clients and their families face life changing tragedies.
As Atlanta car accident attorneys, we work hard to get you all that you are entitled to under Georgia law, not just want the insurance company wants to pay. Prior to starting his own law firm in 1997, Mr. Fleming, defended insurance companies in car accident, medical malpractice and other matters. Since that time, Mr. Fleming has exclusively focused on helping individuals and families who have been seriously injured by the wrongful acts of others.
If you would like to discuss your case with us, please call Robert J. Fleming at (404) 525-5150 or contact us online. We are here to provide you immediate help.