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Personal Injury Frequently Asked Questions
1Do I Need A Lawyer After Being Involved In An Accident?
Yes, it is in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer if you've been injured in an accident that wasn't your fault. Know your rights and get the best legal representation in Georgia for accident injuries at The Mabra Firm. Contacting a lawyer will allow you to get a better understanding of your options when dealing with an accident, especially if you have sustained injuries.
2What If I Do Not Think I Was Injured In My Accident?
If you have been in an accident, you should always get a medical evaluation even if you do not think you suffered an injury. Minor accidents can result in delayed injuries. If these injuries go untreated, they can lead to further complications or more severe damage later on. Failing to get medical treatment can also result in your injury getting excluded from your lawsuit.
3What Do I Do At The Scene Of An Accident?
If you were not at fault, you need to file a personal injury claim to get compensation for your damages. At the accident scene, follow these five steps: Exchange Information with the other driver. Talk to potential witnesses and take photos of the scene, damage, and injuries. Obtain a police report in case the other driver is trying to dispute the claim. See a doctor within 24-48 hours after the accident, even if you do not feel injured. Some injuries do not show up right away. And lastly, call The Mabra Firm to maximize your recovery and defend your interests.
4How Long After An Accident Do I Have To File A Claim?
In Georgia, the statute of limitations to file an accident claim is two years from the accident. If you do not file your suit within this period, the courts will consider your case void unless you are only seeking compensation for property damage, which is four years. Even though you have a two-year window to file your claim, it does not mean you should put off speaking to a lawyer. Speak to an attorney at The Mabra Firm today to increase your chances of winning your personal injury case.
5How Much Is An Accident Case Worth?
The value of an accident lawsuit depends on many different factors, including: the amount of fault, amount of damage, the extent of injuries, and amount of insurance coverage available. Depending on the details of your motorcycle accident, your personal injury attorney will draft a demand letter that will give an accurate estimate of the total amount of compensation you are entitled to.
6Should I Accept A Settlement From The Insurance Company After An Accident?
Generally, No. At least not until you have discussed your case with a personal injury attorney. When it comes to making a financial settlement offer, the insurance company wants to pay out as little as possible. Ordinarily, they will initially make a low settlement offer, hoping the victim will accept it instead of speaking with an experienced personal injury attorney who can negotiate on their behalf.
7How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
Personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis. This means that there are no upfront costs, and after your settlement has been awarded, attorneys take a small percentage for legal fees. Contact The Mabra Firm if you need guidance on a personal injury claim.
8How Long Will It Take To Get My Settlement?
The payout timeline on personal injury lawsuits can vary a great deal. First, it depends on how soon you contact a personal injury attorney. Second, the time it takes for the injuries to heal can postpone your payment. The insurance company wants to tally up all the medical treatments before settling on a final number. Finally, if you choose to go to court vs. settling via mediation. The court system is usually backed up, and larger settlements tend to take longer.