Every 10 seconds in the United States somebody is injured in a car accident; someone is killed every 12 minutes. There are millions of car accidents a year.
Many factors can cause a car accident and the same factors can also cause complications to a claim. Please take a look at some facts listed below:
- 40% of fatal car accidents involved alcohol
- 10% of all car accidents alcohol was involved
- About 17,000 people die every year in the U.S. due to car accidents in which alcohol was involved
- 29% of all fatal crashes speeding was the cause
- 250,000 children (under age 18) are injured in car accidents each year
If you have been involved in an Auto Accident, contact an attorney immediately!
Insurance companies will sometimes try to settle the claim for a small amount when an attorney is not representing you. If you accept any amount from an Insurance company they can view that as you agreeing to a settlement and the claim will be closed.
In Georgia, a person injured by the negligence of someone else has a right to compensation for the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Quality of Life
- Medical Expenses
- Lost Wages
If you have been injured in an auto accident you can recover through: Auto Liability Insurance, Resident Relative Auto Insurance, Medical Payment Coverage on Auto Policies, Umbrella Policies, Health Insurance and Disability Insurance. This is different for everyone but our Attorneys will let you know which source you would be eligible to make a recovery from.
If you have been involved in an auto accident and the responsible party is either under insured or uninsured altogether, you can still file a claim using your Uninsured Motorist Policy. If you were injured in a car accident on the job there could be a third party claim as well. It is very important to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to know what you are entitled to claim.
At the Law Offices of Robert R. Pagniello, our firm has worked on thousands of Auto Accident cases. Our staff will work hard to get you what you deserve when you or a loved one has been injured in an Auto Accident.