Have you or loved one been involved in a car accident in Gainesville, GA? Call our Gainesville accident attorneys at 404-975-1775.
You Know How Much Compensation You Deserve?
If you were hurt through no fault of your own, you may be entitled to compensation. You were the victim of someone else’s negligence. You know that you should not be responsible for the medical bills, loss wages, but do you know how to get the full compensation you deserve? Do you know how much your claim is worth?
Do not expect the “at fault” party’s insurance company to do what is right for you. The insurance companies do not make money by giving money to accident victims. Even if the insurance company does not delay or deny your claim, they may offer a low settlement that is far less than you deserve. The role of an attorney is to review and assess your case, determine the appropriate amount of compensation, and fight to get you the money you need.
Why should I consider filing a lawsuit?
Filing a lawsuit for personal injury is a serious matter that should be carefully considered. Having an attorney to help you decide when it is appropriate to file suit is advised. However, there are certain times when filing a lawsuit may be in your best interest.
The strength of your case is a huge consideration. Were you at fault? Were the injuries you suffered a direct result of the accident? If you were not at fault, and the injuries you have are a direct result of the accident and you have evidence of this, you will likely have a strong case.
Another consideration is the amount of damages you have and whether or not you are likely to actually recover them from the other party. Were they insured? If so, how much liability coverage did they have?
Also, if you have tried negotiating with the other party or parties and feel like you are getting nowhere, filing a lawsuit may be in your best interest.
As with any lawsuit, you need to be certain that the statute of limitations has not expired. If it has, you may be barred from filing a lawsuit no matter how strong your case is. Again, speaking with a Gainesville, GA injury and car accident attorney can help you determine the statute of limitations for your case.
More Than 50 Years Of Combined Experience
Gainesville is Georgia’s Poultry Capital of the World due to the numerous poultry processing plants situated in the city. With a population of approximately 33,800 in 2015, the probability of accidents occurring has increased. Most accidents in Gainesville occur on these major streets: Bradford Street, Main Street, Spring Street, and Washington Street.
However, no one knows when or where accidents may happen. Merritt & Merritt Law Firm wants to be there for you when an unexpected accident occurs. Our attorneys can help you navigate through the hassles of filing a lawsuit, talking to insurance companies, and seeking compensation for damages and injuries from the driver and their insurance company.
Car Accident? Need an appointment call us at 404-975-1775.
Accidents can create chaos in someone’s life. Your inability to remember what exactly happened can lead to the judge dismissing the case based on insufficient evidence.
What is Uninsured Motorist Coverage (UM)?
It may shock you to know that Georgia has one of the highest rates of uninsured drivers in the whole country. Nearly a quarter of Georgia drivers do not have car insurance. This means, that if someone with no insurance causes an accident, there is no coverage available for injured parties to pursue. Here is what you can do. Call the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm immediately.
Your first line of defense is to ensure that you have active uninsured motorist coverage on your vehicle. This coverage will ensure that most of your medical bills get paid.
How does UM work? UM is a contractual agreement between an insurance company and it’s insured (You). According to most insurance policies, the UM carriers will compensate for injuries, pain, suffering, mental anguish, and any other non-economic losses caused by an uninsured driver. However, UM does not automatically kick in! First, you must still prove that the accident was caused by another party. Sometimes, UM carriers fight just as hard as any other insurance company to pay the claim.
A personal injury claim must be filed within two years of the injury. A workers’ compensation claim must be filed within one year after the injury or death of the employee.
Emergency Contact Information:
Gainesville Police Department
701 Queen City Pkwy
Gainesville, GA 30501
Northeast Georgia Health System & Medical Center
743 Spring St. NE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Guilford Immediate Care
1250 Jesse Jewell Pkwy SE
Gainesville, GA 30501