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I Got Into a Car Accident – Now What?

Have you ever been in a car accident and not known the proper way to handle it? Being involved in a car accident is never something people enjoy, but it’s more common today than ever. With over one thousand car accidents per day in Georgia, it is important to be aware of the steps to take following a car accident.

Did you know that after an accident, you can sue almost immediately? However, having the proper evidence and information about the accident and persons involved is crucial to being prepared for a trial. A key tip when involved in a car accident is to call authorities at the scene of the accident. An independent officer will serve as a witness by coming to the scene, investigating the accident and writing an official police report. There are other potential ways to file a report after the accident has already occurred, but it is best to report at the site of the accident. In terms of obtaining the police report, our attorneys can obtain it for you along with a free consultation.

After the accident, you should contact your insurance company to file a claim. If your insurance company says that you do not need an attorney, it is more than likely that you do indeed an attorney, especially if you have suffered an injury. Insurance companies are benefitted by prolonging your case, meaning the insurance company can claim that because no injury treatment was sought after immediately following the accident, the person did not suffer an injury, therefore they will not cover medical expenses caused by the accident. This is why it is important to be cognizant of time limits and to have one of our attorneys advance your case to the speed you need it to be, not what your insurance company needs it to be.

In order to determine the value of your insurance claim, there are numerous factors to take into account. Whether it’s medical expenses, types of injuries incurred, permanency of injuries incurred, or types of negligence that was incurred, there are certain levels of damages and other factors that will be used to determine the value of your claim. Our attorneys at Haug Law Group will serve to ensure you have everything you need to protect yourself and your rights within the case.

As you can see, there are several crucial pieces of information to know regarding car accidents. You need to make sure you are ready to file a law suit before you actually file it, which is why it is necessary to get one of our attorneys on board. The benefits to having an experienced personal injury attorney represent your case include providing you with advice, consultation, and helping you manage and present your claim. With the help from our car accident attorneys at Haug Law Group, we will make sure you get the representation you deserve when it comes to investigating the accident, gathering essential information and determining liability.