Accidents on our Metro Atlanta roads happen every day. If you find yourself involved in a collision during your daily commute or while traveling around town, we know you will have many questions about your legal rights. After all, learning how to file your claim and get paid for damages can be very confusing, especially during such a stressful time.
Kate Franke Law is dedicated to helping you understand your rights and how you may be able to acquire compensation to cover your damages, medical bills, and more. We will also help you wade through the paperwork that comes with filing insurance claims or a lawsuit against a negligent driver.
What to Do if You're Involved in an Accident
Immediately after a collision, it's essential to stay calm and follow these necessary steps to have a strong claims process as we advance.
Why You Need an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
Not only will you be faced with possible medical bills and vehicle repair expenses, but you may be facing the opposing driver's insurance company for compensation as well. With a lawyer on your side navigating the legal process and meeting the opposing corporate lawyers will make the experience a lot less stressful and more than likely lead to successful payment.
Documentation: Our legal team will gather all the information related to the claim - that includes medical records and bills, and insurance policy details.
Investigating: We will then investigate the accident in detail to gather all the evidence. The investigation may involve looking for security camera footage, police records, photos taken at the scene, and more.
Calculating Damages: Damages refer to any losses from an accident that can be compensated. There are two types:
Creating the Claim
After reviewing all information and documentation, your car accident attorney will create an insurance claim stating your injuries and all damages, negligence of the other driver, and the request for financial compensation based on all these details.
Negotiating with Insurance
Often insurance companies may be looking for ways to get out of paying you for your claim. This is where having us on your side comes in handy. By disclosing the details of the accident with us first, there is less opportunity for the insurers to use your words against you. Our team will take all of your damages into account, and if your insurance agency pushes back on the claim, we will be able to negotiate on your behalf.
Ideally, our team will negotiate with the insurance company/defense outside of the courtroom to get the compensation you deserve. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will prepare to go to trial to present your case - and win - in court.
The Basics of Car Accident Claims
Unless you have been in a car accident before, chances are the claims process will be baffling to you. That's why we have dedicated car accident lawyers, to help our clients easily find the financial recovery they need and deserve.
Here are four basic things you might not know about car accident claims:
Georgia is an at-fault state
When it comes to personal injury law, the person or driver at fault is responsible for injuries, property damage, and other costs resulting from the accident. This is good news for the victim, but it is also what makes car accident insurance claims very complex.
There is no damage limit
Personal injury settlements in Georgia have no caps on the damage you can receive. This means that your car accident attorney will be able to claim for all your injuries and damages.
Gathering evidence is important
Remember, taking photos, getting the other driver's details, speaking to witnesses, making notes, and talking to the police may improve your outcome. Once this is done, make sure to call a car accident lawyer straight away.
The filing deadline is brief
You have two years after your accident to file a car accident claim, so get a car accident attorney very early on in the process, and your claim can be submitted as soon as possible, while all the details are still exact in your mind.
How We Can Help
Don't wait! At Kate Franke, we want to make this troubling time as stress-free as possible. Contact us at Kate Franke Law for a free consultation with one of our car accident lawyers. Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Let us help you figure out your best next steps are. The sooner you have a plan of action, the better your chances of taking the correct steps to get the results you want.
Kate Franke, Attorney at Law, LLC
6595 Roswell Road, Suite G240, Atlanta, Georgia 30328, United States
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