Have you or a loved one been involved in a car accident in Riverdale? Call our Riverdale accident attorneys at 404-975-1775. All too often an accident has happened just ahead of us on I-75, I-85 or I-285. Usually, it’s someone else but an accident can happen to anyone. When an accident happens, it’s important to have an experienced Riverdale, GA. Accident Attorney in your corner. At the Merritt & Merritt Law Firm our experienced attorneys and knowledgeable staff is what sets our law firm apart from the rest.
We offer free consultations day or night at 404-975-1775. Our attorneys will visit you at the hospital, in your home, or at our office. We intend to make every step of the process easy for our clients. Navigating through the legal process on your own can be daunting and even paralyzing because of the many hours it will take to develop your case.
The days, weeks, or even months after a car accident is stressful and overwhelming. You may have both physical injuries and property damage and are likely wondering what is the next step. You may be wondering who is the at fault party, how am I going to get a rental vehicle, and who will pay my mounting medical bills. We know this is a trying time for you, and we want to focus on your case while you focus on recovery. It’s important to remember that, as the victim of a car accident, you have rights. Our Riverdale car accident attorneys are here to help you fight for your rights and get your life back to normal.
Why Should We Handle Your Car Accident Case?
We Have the over 40 years of experience
With over 40 years practicing personal injury law in the Riverdale area, Merritt & Merritt, Injury Attorneys have direct experience navigating the Georgia court system helping win big settlements quickly so you can get your life back on track.
No fees unless we win – 100% guarantee
We do the work while you focus on getting better. At Merritt & Merritt, Injury Attorneys, our car accident lawyers are dedicated to assisting accident victims. If we do not collect money for you, you owe nothing. No risk!
Your Car Accident Case Is Our Priority
Our Riverdale accident attorneys work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve including medical bills, loss wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Our Team Is the Best in Riverdale
As proud members of the Riverdale, Morrow, Forest Park community, we know that our clients are our neighbors, and when they are injured in an truck accident, we make it our mission to ensure they are represented with the best legal representation.
Steps to Take After an Accident
You’ve been in a car wreck in Riverdale. Now what? You may feel overwhelmed and confused. That’s where we can step in and help you. We will shoulder the burden for you so you can focus on recovering. Contact us as soon as possible after the accident and let us know what happened. We handle car accident claims every day. Our job is to help victims secure compensation so they can get their lives back on track.
Things to do after an accident:
- Call 911. Even if you don’t fee injured, you will want to call the police so they can document the accident.
- Never leave the scene of an accident. If you leave the scene you maybe charged with a hit and run.
- Talk to witnesses. The police may also get witnesses contact information, but don’t rely on the police officer to talk to everyone. You need to speak with the witness and get their contact info, including their full name, phone numbers, and address. If you want to be ambitious get the workplace information.
- Take photos of the entire accident scene. You should photograph the vehicles, skids marks, and surrounding building and stop lights.
- Immediately contact your own insurance carrier to report the accident. Before calling it would be wise to contact Merritt & Merritt first.
How to Deal with the Insurance Claims Adjuster
One thing you should never do after a car accident is give a recorded statement to any insurance adjuster. We urge you to our Riverdale accident attorney first before proceeding. Anything you say to an insurance adjuster can and will be used against you in the court of law.
Instead, get the adjuster’s name and contact information. We can then contact the insurance adjuster of the “at fault” driver on your behalf.
If you been involved in a car accident in Riverdale, GA contact us now at 404-975-1775.
About Hit and Run Laws in Georgia
Georgia imposes strict requirements on drivers who are involved in accidents. Fleeing the scene, also known as “hit and run,” may result in criminal charges and significant fines. The following requirements are imposed upon drivers who are involved in accidents:
- Stop at the Scene – You must stop at the scene of the accident if you are involved in an accident that results in injury or death of a person or damage to an occupied vehicle.
- Provide Information – If requested by law enforcement or other parties involved in the accident, you must show your driver’s license and provide information such as your name and address, as well as information about your car registration and insurance.
- Render Aid – If anyone is injured, you must provide or arrange for necessary medical aid or assistance, including contacting emergency medical services.
- Report the Accident – If the accident has resulted in injury, death or property damage exceeding $500, the accident must be reported to the Georgia State Patrol or local law enforcement as quickly as possible.
If the accident involves injury or death to a person, leaving the scene without complying with the duties mentioned above is considered a felony offense. The penalties for a hit and run felony can include substantial fines, imprisonment, and driver’s license suspension.
Merritt & Merritt Client Stories:
Story #1: I had a client who was injured in a slip and fall at a retailer. Prior to coming to our office, he met with three other attorneys who told him he didn’t have a case. He decided to pursue the case on his own and the insurance company denied his claim. I met with him and told him I couldn’t make any guarantees because the retailer had good defenses. I worked on the case for a month and got him favorable results.
Story #2: One of my clients was injured in a car accident. Approximately three weeks before concluding the case my client told me her friend was in a similar type accident and the friend received “blank” amount in settlement. I told my client that she would be satisfied and to wait patiently as I continued to work on her case and that her case would be wrapped up shortly. My client received 200% higher settlement than her friend.
Story #3: Before meeting with me, my client met with another attorney about receiving compensation for injuries from an auto accident involving a state owned vehicle in Atlanta. That attorney told her she did not have a claim because the state vehicle was privileged and he printed out statutes substantiating his counsel. I knew the statutes he printed out and on the surface his analysis was correct; however, there were exceptions to the rule. I placed the insurance company on notice of our claim and they immediately denied the claim because they had good facts supporting their denial. To make a long story short, I continued to fight for my client and she received a $10,000 settlement.
Story #4: Client hired another firm to assist her with her case. After a year, she contacted our firm with concerns about her prior attorney not phoning her back and not taking her case seriously. We collected all of her medical records and bills and discovered, after reviewing the MRI, the client had a fractured neck which she did not know although she was experiencing constant pain. Within 3 months we settled the case for $100,000. The client was very happy!
If you or a loved one has been injured in a slip and fall or car accident, contact one of our Riverdale Injury and Accident Attorneys today at 404-975-1775.
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Emergency Contact Information:
Southern Regional Medical Center
11 Upper Riverdale Rd., SW.
Riverdale, GA 30274
Ph: (770) 991-8000
Grady Memorial Hospital
80 Jesse Hill Junior Drive Southeast
Atlanta, GA 30303
Ph: (404) 616-1000