After any kind of traffic accident in Georgia, if you’ve been injured and/or incurred significant vehicle damage, you may want to explore your options for holding the at-fault driver financially responsible for your losses.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s most recent report, 84 people died in Atlanta car accidents in 2020, and 1,664 people lost their lives in collisions in Georgia.
It’s proof that in a matter of moments, car accidents can cause devastating injuries, trauma, and lifelong pain. Survivors are forcefully thrust into this new normal and have no choice but to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives with what’s left.
But you don’t have to go through this alone. The team at Sword & Shield Injury Attorneys summons faith and fights to help mothers, sons, daughters, fathers, and friends reclaim their agency and hold the at-fault party accountable. The road to justice can be long, but we are ready to tirelessly fight for you.
What Are Common Car Accident Causes?
Vehicle collisions can happen due to numerous causes, including:
- Distracted driving,
- Driving while intoxicated,
- Texting and driving,
- Speeding, and
- Aggressive driving.
Joshua Davis knows firsthand the terror involved in being in a car accident. Joshua was run off the road in the desert in Arizona in 2010. His car violently rolled over and was totaled. He escaped without any life-threatening injuries but found himself in a legal and medical battle that changed his life forever. This harrowing experience inspired him to become a lawyer and fight for accident victims.
What Should I Do After an Atlanta Car Accident?
The moments after a car accident can be terrifying and disorienting. You should first attend to your physical health by calling 911 or seeking medical attention. Many injuries may seem minor shortly after the accident but can worsen without proper identification and treatment. Seeing a doctor right away also helps strengthen your claim for damages by creating a paper trail that you can use to support your legal case.
Next, report the accident to law enforcement, per Georgia’s legal requirements. You’ll also need to report the accident to the insurance company that provides coverage for the car you were in or driving. When communicating with the insurance company and law enforcement, be careful about inserting commentary into your account of what happened. Statements like, “It was foggy, and I couldn’t see very well,” or the like, may be taken out of context later on and used to undermine your claim. Help to save yourself the hassle by purely communicating the bare facts.
You should discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible. The attorneys at our office can help you understand the value of your case, can help you navigate the insurance process, and will take the case to court if it doesn’t settle fairly.
How Long Does a Car Accident Settlement Take?
There is no set timeframe for obtaining a car accident settlement. The length of time can vary depending on:
- The number of parties involved in the case,
- The complexity of the circumstances,
- The willingness of the opposing party to cooperate, and
- The applicable law.
Insurance companies often try to persuade injury victims to sign quick-fix settlement offers, taking advantage of their desperation and needs. If an insurance company immediately proposes a settlement, talk to an Atlanta car accident lawyer to understand the value of your claim. They can review the evidence and, based on their experience, give you a general idea of what you might receive in compensation. They can also help you negotiate with the insurance company and at-fault parties to create a fair settlement package. If the insurance company and at-fault party refuse to offer a just settlement, your attorney can bring the case to court and argue on your behalf.
Sword & Shield Injury Attorneys: Calling on Faith and Fight to Help Atlanta Accident Victims
It takes faith and fight to truly show up for your clients. At Sword & Shield Injury Attorneys, we have plenty of both. We have recovered millions on behalf of injury victims throughout Georgia, helping them to pick up the pieces and rebuild their lives after an accident. Joshua Davis graduated from the distinguished Howard University School of Law and has over 10 years of experience successfully fighting for accident victims and families.
If you or your loved one was injured in an Atlanta car accident, call us today at 844-767-5291 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.