Personal Injury FAQ
Recovering from a car accident injury caused by someone else’s negligent actions or intentional misconduct can mean life-altering changes for you and your family. Personal injury claims can be complicated and require proof that the other person’s actions were the cause of your injuries and suffering. I founded my law firm, Garner Law Office, P.C., to help my clients obtain caring – yet aggressive – legal assistance so they can get the compensation they need for their personal injury claims.
Here are brief answers to some questions I am commonly asked about car accidents and personal injury claims.
What do I do after a car accident?
In the moments after your car accident, your first priority is your safety. Assess any injuries you might have, and then get yourself and anyone else away from the immediate danger of the accident. Be sure to contact the police as well. Once you are safely out of danger, you can begin to take steps to improve your case.
What can I do to improve my case?
There are many things you can do to improve your chances of getting a fair compensation for your injuries. What it really comes down to is documenting everything:
- Take as many pictures and videos of the aftermath of the accident as possible, from as many angles as possible.
- Gather the testimony and contact information of any available witnesses. Witness’s memories can vary the more time passes after your accident, so you want to get their first statements as soon as possible.
- Gather the important information of the at-fault party, such as license information, license plate and car information, contact information and insurance information.
- Obtain the police report information. Their experience can help find important information you might have missed.
What if the ‘at-fault’ party does not have insurance?
It is never good news when the at-fault driver tells you they do not have insurance. Without their insurance to cover the driver’s actions, the cost of the accident needs to fall on someone. First, responsibility for the cost will fall on the driver; if they cannot pay for all the damages, your insurance might be able to compensate you. If your insurance cannot help you, then the cost falls on you. In Georgia, you have the right to hire an attorney to help you seek compensation.
Why do I need an attorney for my claim?
A good attorney can make all the difference in your case. I know how to help you seek compensation from uninsured drivers, and I have what it takes to negotiate with insurance companies for the compensation you deserve. Most importantly, I know how to fight for your best interests above everything.
Begin Fighting For Your Best Recovery Today
If you have suffered from a car accident, make sure you have an experienced attorney at your side. The answers to the questions on this page are for your information only. For legal advice, counsel and representation, you may contact me, attorney David Garner, at my Dallas office by calling 678-956-7338 or sending an email to set up your initial consultation to protect your future.