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The physical pain a victim feels following an accident is just the beginning. When a catastrophic injury occurs many people are faced with overwhelming choices at a time in which they are not in a condition to handle them. Surgeries, rehabilitation, and lost income along with doctor’s appointments and insurance claims can take a huge toll. The families are also affected as they are forced to deal with disability, disfigurement and job loss, they need someone to help put their lives back together.

The Facts About Automobile Accidents

Car and truck accidents make up the bulk of personal injury cases in the court system. These accidents happen for a various different reasons – improperly maintained roads, poorly marked signs, and intoxication are just a few examples. The most common reason, however, is driver negligence. There are probably more distractions today than at any other time in history. Cell phones, portable DVD players, and radios are just a few examples of the dangers we face while driving. They may seem harmless, but these distractions can cause serious injuries when they result in car accidents. If this occurs, you will need an Injury lawyer.

Things you should do after an auto accident or car crash:

  • Obtain the name, address, insurance information, vehicle license number and drivers license number of any persons involved in the accident.
  • Get the names, addresses and telephone numbers of ALL witnesses.
  • Insist that the police be called, an accident report be completed and filed with the appropriate local law enforcement agency.
  • Photograph the accident scene, including all vehicles involved (before repairing) and any visible injuries (cuts, bruises, etc.).
  • Seek medical attention and tell your physician or surgeon exactly how the injury occurred and describe all symptoms and complaints.
  • Be sure to report memory problems, confusion or disorientation, however minor these things may seem at the time.
  • Sign nothing without consulting a lawyer. Truthful statements made in an attempt to be helpful can easily be misinterpreted and turned against you.
  • Talk to no one about the accident or injuries other than your doctor or lawyer, especially not an insurance adjuster.

If you have been involved in a Georgia automobile accident or traffic collision you may be entitled to compensation by the negligent party’s insurance company and/or your own if the negligent driver was uninsured or underinsured. Never proceed with a negligence claim without first obtaining legal advice. An experienced Georgia Auto Accident Lawyer knows the court system, can cut through insurance company red tape, and will make sure you are justly compensated for all current and future damages.

We can promptly investigate a crash, determine fault, and seek to recover all legal damages. Regardless of who was at fault in the accident, victims should immediately seek the advice and counsel of an experienced attorney to protect their legal rights. Within the first week, important physical evidence can be lost, and witnesses may become hard to find.

If you have questions regarding your Auto Accident Injury please contact us for a free consultation.

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