When should you contact a personal injury lawyer aftera car accident in Georgia? Keep watching this video tofind out the number one reason you should contact a lawyer withinthe first 30 days of a car accident.
Hi, I’m Ted Spaulding.
I’m an AtlantaPersonal Injury Trial lawyer here with a law firmat Boling Rice.
Again, the answer really iswithin the first 30 days you ought to contact apersonal injury lawyer.
Quite frankly it would be good to doso within the first several days.
It does not mean that you needto hire a lawyer at that point.
Quite frankly when weget calls that early probably about half of thosecalls we end up telling folks because of the situation or theinjuries at that point that you dont need to hire us just yet.
Let’s see how things progress but we give the client someof the tools they need to fully protect their rightsas if they have a lawyer.
The number one reason is as follows.
You want to make sure that youcontact all insurance companies to put them on notice.
In Georgia, if you dont put aninsurance company on notice most particularly yourinsurance company you could lose your rightsunder the policy down the road to have insurance proceeds applied toyour injury case to compensate you.
We always tell folks you needto get to someone quickly so that you can learn where to lookfor different insurance policies.
There’s a lot of unique areas dependingon relatives that live with you, cars involved being covered bymultiple insurance companies, those sorts of things thatyou want to make sure that you know whoexactly is at fault, get contact with all oftheir insurance companies, your auto coverage, residentrelatives is the name of the statute that live in your home.
Policiesthat they have in their vehicles will likely apply to your injury case.
That is the number one reasonyou want to contact a lawyer.
You do not want to have asituation where you wait until you realize a year later thatyour injuries are very severe, treatment has cost a ton of money tothen get to a lawyer who tells you oh, you didn’t put your insurancecompany on notice, this, that and this.
You dont have that extra coverage forwhat ended up being a very large claim.
If you have any questions or concernsabout your particular case or claim please feel free to reach out to me.
There are two ways to do so.
One is through our website atwww.
There is a contact form onthere that you can fill out and we'll reach out to you.
Another is to call me directly.
I’d be happy to speak with you.
My phone number is 770-744-0780.
Thanks for watching this video.