Answers from Proven Valdosta Personal Injury Lawyers
In the wake of an unexpected accident, injury victims and their loved ones are invariably faced with a number of intimidating—even frightening—uncertainties. Health concerns. Medical expenses. Future income. All of these things can be thrown into question and victims and families need answers in order to best proceed with their recovery.
At Studstill Firm, LLP, our Valdosta personal injury attorneys are well-versed in these concerns and strive to answer as many as we can in our very first conversation with our clients. Below, we've compiled some of the most frequently asked questions we get from our prospective clients and provide answers that may better inform them of their next steps during this critical time.
For more answers, contact our team today to request a free, personalized consultation about your injury claim options. Call (229) 515-8900 today.
Do I need to hire an attorney after I have been in a car accident?For simple fender benders? No, not likely. However, when there is substantial property damage or an injury of any kind, it may be time to consult with an attorney. If you plan to make a claim with an insurance provider, claims adjusters will immediately start looking for ways to prevent or reduce a payout. Partnering with an attorney at the earliest opportunity can help preserve the viability of your claim and the best chance at securing a financial recovery.
What should I do after being involved in a car accident?After making sure everyone is okay and calling 911 and/or police, there are several things you can do to help substantiate a future auto accident claim. This includes taking pictures of the damages, trading information with the other involved motorist, and getting testimony from any witnesses. Additionally, you'll want to keep a log of all of your calls with any insurance providers and any documentation doctors can provide of the medical treatment you receive after your accident.
What is uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage...and do I need it?Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage is auto coverage any Georgia driver can purchase. Provides additional coverage when an uninsured or underinsured causes an accident that you're involved in. Uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage provides coverage in place of the liability coverage the other should of have. It's recommended that all drivers carry uninsured and underinsured motorist coverage, but even if you do, you may find your insurance company resistant to paying you what is owed.
How do attorney fees work in personal injury lawsuits?At Studstill Firm, LLP, our legal advocates understand that individuals and families grappling with the aftermath of an accident are already facing significant financial burdens. That is why we handle most of our injury cases on contingent fees. That means that we don't charge our clients anything until a financial recovery is secured on their behalf. Contact us today to learn more about our contingent fees.
Should I talk to an insurance adjuster after I’ve been in a car accident?Once you alert your insurance provider of your accident, they will assign an adjuster to your claim to assess the details and confirm the details. However, the adjusters are also trained to save their employers money be minimizing the claims of injury victims and reducing and denying coverage. You will have to speak with your adjuster to complete your claim, but it is advised that you speak with a Valdosta personal injury attorney before you do so you know what adjuster tactics to avoid.
Can I bring a lawsuit for a death caused by someone else?
The state of Georgia allows family members and estate representatives to bring wrongful death suits against parties responsible for one's passing. Claimants in wrongful death suits can seek damages for medical bills, funeral costs, and various other damages. If you've lost a loved due to the negligent actions of someone else, our firm is ready to help you seek justice.