How To Get The Most Compensation After An Accident In GA
According to data released by the Georgia Department of Transportation, there were approximately 331,796 reported car accidents in 2020. Out of these 331,796 vehicle accidents, 1,588 resulted in fatalities and thousands were injured.
Additionally, hundreds of thousands of other accidents occurred between 2020 and 2021, including slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, nursing home accidents, trucking accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Should you have recently been involved in an accident because of someone else’s negligence and sustained injuries, you should speak with a Georgia personal injury attorney.
Speaking with the right lawyer can help get you the most compensation after an accident. At Banks, Stubbs, & McFarland, we have the necessary skills and knowledge to help maximize the settlement of your claim. Our firm's legal team will work with you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Keep reading our article if you want to find out more about the simple steps you need to follow to get the most compensation after an accident.
The Steps You Should Take To Ensure You Get The Most Compensation After An Accident In GA
If you have suffered damages from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there are some practical steps you can take to properly document and prove your case. Below we have discussed a few of the most important steps you need to follow after an accident if you want to ensure you obtain a recovery for all of your losses.
1. Call 911 and report the accident
Do not leave the scene of the accident without making sure it is property reported. If you leave the accident scene, it could appear that you were at fault for the accident, which could lessen the amount of compensation you would originally receive if you stayed at the scene.
Instead, you need to call 911 and, if you are injured, do not decline to get checked out when the ambulance arrives. The police will note what happened at the accident and write a report detailing what they believe occurred based on witness statement and examining the vehicles. This accident report can significant help your case by giving you the evidence needed to show what occurred in the accident and who caused it.
2. Seek Medical Care
If you have any physical or emotional symptoms of an injury, you need to seek medical care immediately.
First, you might not know the true extent of your injuries, which could make the injuries you have worse or cause you to develop an underlying condition because of the accident.
Second, if you don’t seek medical care, there will be no proof that the injuries you sustained occurred during the accident. Going to the doctor and following all recommendations of your doctor is how you can document the nature and extent of your injuries. Having a record of your pain, limitations, and symptoms throughout your medical records will greatly increase the likelihood of btaining full compensation for all of your losses.
3. Obtain Evidence While At The Accident Scene
A very practical way you can get the most compensation after an accident is to obtain as much evidence as possible that proves you were injured because of someone else's negligence.
The evidence you should initially obtain includes taking pictures with your phone, obtaining the names and contact information of all witnesses, identifying any nearby traffic lights or business that may have surveillance video. Additionally, the police report of the accident, your medical records, and 911 records will help you prove your case. Always take photos of visible bodily injuries.
4. Don’t Admit Fault
The worst thing you could do when trying to secure the most compensation possible is to admit fault for the accident you were in. You should let your lawyer determine who was at fault based on the evidence.
Regardless of the type of accident you were in, you should not ever state to the other driver or bystanders that the accident was your fault. Not only can this be used against you, but it will likely significantly decrease your chances of making any recovery.
Contact A Georgia Personal Injury Attorney Today To Discuss Your Case
These are only a few of the basic steps you should take if you want to obtain the most compensation you can for the injuries you incurred during your accident. Would you like to focus on getting well and have someone else hassle with the insurance company? If so, you should hire a Georgia personal injury attorney from Banks, Stubbs, & McFarland.
At our law firm, we will evaluate each aspect of your case to build a case that will ensure you receive the most compensation possible for the damages you incurred. To speak with one of our qualified attorneys, you can contact us here or give us a call at (770) 887-1209. We can guarantee that we will stand with you and help you get your life restored physically, emotionally, and financially.