After A Car Accident, You Deserve Answers To Your Questions. We Have Them.
A car accident can change your life. After a car accident, your primary concerns are likely your physical and financial wellbeing. However, many legal issues crop up in the aftermath that may leave you needing answers. At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm, we want you to know that you deserve answers, and that we can provide them for you in a free consultation.
For now, here are answers to some of the more common car crash questions:
Should I See A Doctor After My Car Accident?
On the surface, this might seem like an obvious question. Often, those injured in car wrecks are taken to the hospital via ambulance or at least looked at by EMTs. However, with adrenaline running high in the aftermath of a wreck, victims may not fully realize how injured they actually are and decline an exam or a hospital trip. A visit as soon as possible with a doctor is always worthwhile, as the doctor may be able to detect injuries that could be hidden under the rush of adrenaline.
There are some injuries that might not show up until days after the car accident, including internal bleeding, a torn ligament or a blood clot. Concussions are common, and the symptoms may not be recognized right away. So, it is important to see a doctor to check for injuries.
Seeking medical attention immediately is also important to obtain your compensation. If you are unaware of the full extent of your injuries, you may settle too soon and receive less than you truly deserve.
When Should I Return To Work After A Car Crash?
People are often anxious to get back to work after being hurt in a car crash. They see their medical costs piling up and they need their paycheck to cover those and all other bills, from car payments to house payments. However, the decision to return to work should be made with the input of your doctor, as returning too early could make injuries worse.
How Will I Pay My Bills After A Car Wreck?
Even if you have health insurance, the out-of-pocket medical expenses associated with a car accident injury can be tremendous. If your injury caused you to miss work, that only makes matters worse. How will you pay all of your regular bills such as your car payment or mortgage payment? How will you even buy groceries and cover other usual expenses?
Georgia is an at-fault state, meaning that if another driver was at fault for your car wreck, that driver is responsible for compensating you for the costs you’ve incurred. However, the system is complex, and having an experienced lawyer on your side means you have someone who knows how it works, someone who will work hard to pursue full compensation for all your car accident-related costs.
What Compensation Can I Recover After A Car Accident?
After a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you can seek compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Past and future medical costs
- Lost wages from missed work
- Vehicle damage repairs
- Rental car fees
- Loss of companionship after a fatal accident
There is also no cap or limit on the amount of compensation you can recover in Georgia.
What Does Comparative Negligence Mean?
Sometimes, a car accident is not only the result of one driver’s negligence. There might be many cars involved, or the injured driver may even hold some responsibility for the accident. Many injured individuals who are partly responsible for the accident worry they cannot receive compensation for their injuries, but this is not the case.
Georgia has a modified comparative negligence standard in motor vehicle accident cases. This means that if you were less than 50 percent at fault for the accident, then you can still recover damages. However, the amount you can recover directly correlates with the percentage of fault.
Finding The Answers To All Your Questions In A Free Consultation
After a car accident, you should only have to focus on recovering. At Glenda Mitchell Law Firm in Cartersville and Greenville, we can handle everything else and answer all your questions. Contact our law firm online or call us at 864-326-3073 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We can come to you.