Even the most minor car accident can result in painful, long-term injuries that continue to impact your life for years to come. While you are dealing with your insurance claim, how can you be certain that the settlement that you accept from the insurance company will compensate you for all of these long-term damages? Insurance companies rely on the fact that claimants typically do not know about the full range of damages that they can, and should, be seeking after an accident, and others think that seeking more compensation than the insurance company offers is greedy or gratuitous.
The reality, though, is that insurance companies have spent decades honing their processes and focusing almost solely on settling claims against their customers for as little money as possible, and your claim will be no different. Whether you are financially protected against all damages is not the concern of the insurance company, and if you do not advocate for yourself, then you can be certain that the insurance company will never pay you what you actually need to be able to move forward from your injuries without taking on some of the financial burden caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent driving behavior.
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Knowing where to turn after an accident, especially one that causes serious injuries, can be overwhelming, especially as you watch your medical bills start to mount and your wages take a hit from missed days – or you try to work through an injury, only to make it worse. Working with an attorney will give you the peace of mind that you need to stay focused on your recovery, knowing that there is someone who can help you understand what to expect moving forward and who will fight to get you compensated for all of the damages that you are experiencing now.
Car Accident Types
The following are just a few of the most common car accident types that the team at The Pendergrass Law Firm covers. Whether or not you see your accident mentioned below, contact us as soon as possible for a free initial consultation so that we can discuss the specifics of your situation and give you a better idea of how we can help you move forward with your case.
A rear-end accident is common at red lights, stop signs, and anywhere else on the road when cars either slow or come to a complete stop. In fact, these accidents are common on the highway, as well, when traffic starts to form and the rear driver does not react in time.
A T-bone accident is named in reference to the “T” formed during the impact when one vehicle drives directly into the side of another. There are many factors that determine the type and severity of the injuries, but these crashes can be particularly dangerous for the vehicle struck on the side since there is much less structure protecting the passengers.
Head-on collisions are extremely dangerous for a number of reasons, particularly due to the fact that there is a direct impact between both vehicles that is compounded by the speed of each car. Modern safety technology has led to lower mortality rates in these types of crashes, but even so, these crashes can commonly cause catastrophic injury or death.
Sideswipe accidents are common when drivers are changing lanes and do not see a vehicle either in their blind spot or coming up behind as they commit to the maneuver. Depending on the nature of the crash vehicles can be pushed off the road to secondary collisions, and even the initial contact can cause serious injury or death. Failure to signal a lane change is a common cause of this type of crash.
When a driver is preparing to take a left turn at an intersection, it is their responsibility to ensure that there are no vehicles traveling straight through the intersection that they will be crossing in front of. Therefore, it is most common that a left-turning driver is at fault for an accident like this, but it is not always the case. Regardless, hiring an attorney to help you sort out the details and get compensation is a great idea.
Injuries After Car Accidents
The following are just a few of the many types of injuries that a victim can experience from a car accident. The type of injury, the severity of the injury, and the impact of these injuries are unique to your specific circumstances, so whether or not you see your own injuries mentioned below, the team at The Pendergrass Law Firm is here to help you get the money that you deserve.
- Brain Injuries
- Fractures and Broken Bones
- Internal Bleeding
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Emotional Damage
Why Someone Might Need a Car Accident Lawyer
Working with the insurance company means that you will be in direct contact with a claims adjuster who is focused almost entirely on limiting the amount of money that their employer must ultimately pay to settle your claim. In order to fight back against these tactics while you are trying to recover from serious injuries at the same time, hiring an attorney is likely your best bet.
The team at The Pendergrass Law Firm has years of experience taking on the insurance companies and heading up aggressive negotiations for the money that our clients are rightfully owed after someone else’s negligent or reckless driving decisions. We understand that this time in your life can be emotionally taxing, and trying to deal with the difficulties that come with getting a fair settlement or taking your claim to the Georgia courts can be overwhelming, and we are happy to give you the legal support necessary so that you can prioritize your own needs above all.