If you have seen a car after a serious wreck, you may think that whoever was in there was lucky to be alive. Unfortunately, they may have suffered injuries that will affect them for the rest of their lives. These serious injuries justify compensation.
The injuries that we most frequently see include:
To have a successful case, the first thing that you want to do after you have been involved in an accident like this is get yourself in front of a medical professional as soon as possible. You need to be able to tell a doctor about every pain that you are feeling, no matter how small, so that they can take extensive notes on your injuries. The insurance company will be shown these notes; to maximize your compensation, it is important that they are aware of every injury you sustain in the car accident.
Your recovery is very important to us. As experienced Augusta car accident lawyers, we want to see you get better and back to as close to normal as you can be. There are many options when it comes to seeking medical attention. You can see your primary doctor, you can go to an urgent care facility, or you can go to the emergency room. Every doctor visit and treatment that you require is one step closer to getting better. It is also one more piece of evidence that we have against the liable party.
Someone involved in a car accident who is hoping to get compensation needs to understand that they are required to file their claim on time. In Augusta, state law gives the victim of a car accident two years from the date of the accident to bring their claim in civil court.
These two years go by quickly, and action should be taken immediately. We strongly discourage you from waiting to contact an attorney. As soon as you are able to, you should make a call to set up a free consultation.
If you miss your statute of limitations, you will be denied compensation for your damages. If you wait a too long, you run the risk of having a weaker case, as well. These cases take time to build; plus, witness statements can become unreliable over time and evidence can go missing.
When you are looking into starting a car accident claim, it is important to understand that there are some things that you can and cannot do. When you are hurt in a car accident, there will be someone who is responsible for causing the accident. It could be totally one person, or it could be shared fault between the parties involved.
The insurance company that represents the liable party will try everything in their power to divert responsibility onto someone else. A powerful tool that they use to put the blame onto you is a recorded statement that they ask you to give. They know that if they can get you to slip up and say something that puts you in the blame for the accident, they can either eliminate your claim or reduce what they owe you.
They will tell you that this statement will make the case go by faster and get you compensation right away, but it is damaging to your case if you want full and fair compensation from them. We highly encourage you to avoid taking this call. Talk to your lawyer before you answer a call from the insurance company.
Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident and are now suffering serious injuries? We understand how you must be feeling. It is a terrible thing to feel like you are helpless. We are here to make this process easier on you. We will fight to get you the fullest and fairest result for your damages.
If you want a free initial consultation, please call our Augusta car accident lawyers to get the compensation that you deserve.