3 Questions to Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
Handling a personal injury case related to an auto accident can be confusing and complicated. If you are hurt and feel that you deserve compensation, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is crucial. A qualified personal injury attorney will be able to handle all the details for you. Our team of attorneys came up with a short list of questions we suggest you ask your attorney in order to stay informed.
When in a Car Accident Ask Your Attorney:
1. Have I provided you all the necessary information about my wreck? Obtaining the other party’s contact information is very important. After an accident, get the insurance information from the other person, as well as an accident report from the police. Photos should also be taken at the scene of the accident or at the tow yard after the vehicles have been moved. Always take your own photos. However, if the other person was the only one taking photos, be sure to obtain those from them. These are the main items you will need to get your claim started.
2. What should I do if the insurance company makes an offer? If asked to fill out paperwork, give a recorded statement, or to entertain a settlement offer, do not do so without consulting your attorney. Remember, the other party’s insurance company does not have your best interests in mind. If you are being contacted by the other party’s insurance company, discuss your case with an experienced personal injury attorney before taking any action.
3. How long will it take to settle my claim? It can take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of years to settle a personal injury automobile accident case in Georgia. If it is a simple matter and you are looking to get things taken care of quickly, you can accept the first offer from the insurance company and move on. However, if you are looking for full and fair compensation, it will take time. The insurance company will want to analyze records and photos, interview witnesses, and obtain all information related to your injuries and health issues. Your personal injury attorney will be able to give you a more realistic timeline once they have reviewed the details of your specific case.
Get In Touch with Buzzell, Welsh & Hill: Your Macon Car Accident Attorneys
If you or someone you know have been the victim of a car wreck, the Macon attorneys at Buzzell, Welsh & Hill can assist you in receiving the compensation you deserve. Our attorneys are experts at handling auto accident cases and will pursue all types of compensation including payment of your medical bills, compensation for your pain and suffering due to injury, payment of lost wages, and possible punitive damages.
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