When you are injured in a car accident, collecting compensation may not be as easy as you’ve been led to believe. Theoretically, insurance should foot the bill for medical expenses, lost wages, and all related expenses. In reality, insurance companies often try to minimize settlements in order to maximize company profits.
One of the best ways to protect yourself against unfair treatment is hiring a car accident lawyer. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping victims of car accidents in and around Atlanta get justice. Call us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you.
Documenting the Scene
Some of the most effective evidence that can prove you are entitled to compensation will be gathered on the scene of the accident. These include:
- Pictures of the scene from multiple angles
- Police reports
- Witness testimony
You can assist in gathering this information by taking pictures and getting the names and contact info of any witnesses. However, if your injury prevents action on the scene of the accident, we will work with an accident specialist to reconstruct the events and identify all liable parties.
Documenting Your Hurt
Even if you are cleared to leave the scene of an accident by EMTs, it is essential that you seek medical treatment immediately following an accident. Some injuries, including spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury, may not show signs for weeks, months, or even years. These things can be detected during a post-accident examination, however, allowing for swift treatment and helping to reduce long-term complications.
Documentation that can help your claim includes:
- Reports from EMTs who were on the scene
- Records from your post-accident visits to your physician
These documents can help establish the extent of your injury and will prove useful when building your case for trial. When you call our office to set up your free case evaluation, we will provide you with a list of any additional documentation that may prove useful in building your case.
We are Here to Help
In some cases, it will not be possible to collect documentation. A severe injury will prevent action on the scene of an accident and may even complicate action afterward. This is where an attorney becomes essential.
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side is one of the most effective ways to protect your best interests. Our team works with accident reconstruction specialists to collect information about car crashes and uses all available resources to build solid cases on behalf of our clients. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an accident, we encourage you to call our office to learn more about your rights, your options, and the best way to get the justice you are due.
Please call 404-760-7400 today to schedule your complimentary case evaluation. Located in Atlanta, the car accident lawyers at Watkins, Lourie, Roll & Chance represent victims of serious injury in Savannah, Columbus, Decatur, Augusta, and all nearby areas of Georgia.