According to the United States National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 5 million crashes occur on our roads each year, and millions of people are injured. If you are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident, you are focused on recovering physically, getting back to work, and finding alternate transportation. During this difficult time it helps to have experienced car accident lawyers on your side, helping you deal with all of the consequences from a crash. Contact the experienced accident lawyers at The Cummins Firm to handle the insurance companies and the at fault drivers for you.
Important Information About Your Accident
Within just a few hours after your accident, the at fault driver's insurance companies begin investigating and gathering evidence and witness statements to determine who is at fault for the crash and the resulting damages. And whenever possible, the insurance companies try to protect themselves and their at fault drivers, not you. This can have a big impact on your case if you are a victim of an at fault driver's negligent, careless driving. Georgia has a comparative negligence law that says if crash investigation shows you are over 50% at fault for an accident, you may not be able to obtain any compensation at all for your injuries. This is why people should get legal help quickly after an accident, to make sure that all investigations about fault are fair and accurate, and to make sure they are fairly compensated for their losses.
Documenting Accident Facts and Expenses
After a crash you're thinking about your injuries and damages, not about how to prove your case so you can be paid for your losses. However, if insurance companies dispute who was at fault for the crash and deny your damage claims, you will need to give them solid evidence supporting your claim to get the best settlement or jury verdict.
After an accident, try to Note the following:
- witnesses' names and contact information, as you will later need statements from them about what they saw happen in order to help you prove fault and damages.
- all costs for your medical treatment due to the accident, including doctor visits and transportation to healthcare providers.
- all damages to your vehicle and proof of its value, including any modifications you made to the vehicle, and all damages to any personal belongings that were inside the vehicle and damaged at the time of the accident.
- all lost income from missing work due to your injuries and medical treatment.
Fighting insurance companies is a complicated, time consuming matter and not one that most people should do on their own. The dedicated legal team at The Cummins Firm brings over 30 years of experience to each client's case, and you'll have someone on your side who can guide you through the process of filing your damage claims and getting you fair compensation.
Call Now for Help with Georgia Car Accidents and Injuries
If you or a loved one has been the victim of a serious car, truck or motorcycle accident, contact the experienced attorneys at The Cummins Firm today at 678-590-5590. We have a successful track record of helping clients in accident cases throughout Georgia, including Newnan, Atlanta, Macon, Albany, Savannah, and Statesboro. When you call our office, you will find people who want to help you, and we can answer your questions and assist you with your accident claim. The phone call and consultation are free, and you will not owe any attorneys' fees until we successfully resolve your case with a settlement or verdict. We stand ready to help you today – – call us and we'll prove it.