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Hazlehurst Car Accident Lawyer

Hazlehurst Car Accident Lawyer

Hazlehurst Car Accident Attorney

Have you or loved one been involved in a car accident in Hazelhurst? Call our Hazelhurst accident attorneys at 912-764-3434.

Did the accident take place on E. Sycamore Street, E. Coffee Street, 5th Street, E. Plum Street, Garret Street or in another location in Hazlehurst, Georgia? Have you considered which law firm you will choose to represent you? If not, let us give you a suggestion: Choose the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm. We specialize in injury and accident claims and our attorneys have years of experience in assisting residents of Hazlehurst receive reimbursements for lost wages, vehicle damage, emotional trauma, and physical injuries due to a car accident.

If you believe you have an injury or car accident claim, contact us at 912-764-3434 to schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys.

We look forward to helping you file a successful accident and injury claim against the party responsible for the accident. We will hold the ‘at fault’ party accountable for their actions and will see to it that you receive compensation. At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm, our clients come first and when you hire us, we diligently work on your case from beginning to end.

We have provided our clients, injured by the following vehicles, with favorable results:

  • Dump Trucks
  • Trains
  • Motorcycles
  • SUVs
  • Delivery Trucks
  • 18-Wheeler Trucks
  • Police Cars
  • DUI Drivers

We encourage you to hire legal counsel to represent you, especially if you are facing big insurance companies. If the insurance company has its attorney representing it, you need to have a team of attorneys representing you. We are prepared to go head-to-head with insurance companies as we strive to provide a winning result for you.

If your injury prevents you from visiting us, our attorneys will be more than happy to visit you at your home, hospital, or any other location of your choice.

Trial v. Settlement in Georgia Car Accidents

If you’ve been in a car accident, is it better to try to have your attorney negotiate a settlement or to gear up for a full-blown trial?

In Georgia, most car accidents are settled during the pretrial negotiation process. This generally is beneficial for all parties as it is more cost-effective. Additionally, under Georgia law an insurance company must accept or deny liability within 60 days. Thus, car accident claims are resolved more expeditiously. This does not mean you will get a settlement check within 60 days, however. Typically, it will take from 6 to 9 months for the insurance company and your attorney to negotiate a settlement that is acceptable to both parties.

By contrast, trials can drag on for years. There are many formalities involved in trials, including discovery and developing evidence, opening statements, the presentation of evidence, closing arguments, and deliberations by the judge and/or jury.  Note that if you want to have a trial, you must file your claim within two years under Georgia’s statute of limitations. The benefit of going to court is that, with a solid case, you are more likely to receive more compensation that an insurance company would offer you in a settlement.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, call us at 912-764-3434 or 1-800-738-WE-WIN. Feel free to visit us at one of our three Georgia offices: AtlantaSavannah, or Statesboro.

Emergency Contact Information:

Jeff Davis Hospital
163 S Tallahassee St.
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

National Emergency Services
163 S Tallahassee St
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Hazlehurst Police Department
17 Johnson Lane
Hazlehurst, GA 31539