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Initiating The Personal Injury Process After A Georgia Car Accident

Car accidents and other vehicle accidents are traumatizing events that can leave you seriously injured. The long-term injuries caused by car accidents every day in Georgia are draining both physically and financially. Fortunately, the personal injury claim system exists to allow ordinary Georgians to cover the financial costs and get the medical care they need. This article explains:

  • Answers to common questions about the personal injury process.
  • An example of what the personal injury claim process is like in Georgia.
  • How to begin the personal injury process in Georgia after a car accident injury.

What Are The Most Common Questions And Worries After Car Accidents In Georgia?

If you have had the misfortune to be in a car accident anywhere, then you have probably been through a great deal of stress, even when serious injuries are not involved. Regardless of the nature of the accident, some of the same questions and concerns always come up.

What Happens To My Car After An Accident? Can An Attorney Help Me Continue Driving?

If your car has been wrecked, you will understandably be concerned about how to meet the daily obligations that require a vehicle. Getting to work, picking up kids, and doing groceries are all understandable everyday concerns.

Most personal injury attorneys will not normally help with vehicle damages. Some, however, will do so as a courtesy because they know how important it is to regain your independence again. Here at Cobb Personal Injury, our staff will help you file that claim and get a rental or replacement car set up, even if we do not get paid for it.

Will Medical Insurance Cover My Injuries Or Treatment?

If your car accident left you injured in Georgia, and you have the fortune to have a strong medical insurance policy, that is great. You can certainly have medical insurance step in to help cover the immediate and urgent treatment needs while you wait for the personal injury claim to come through.

All medical partners we work with take and want medical insurance. This is good because the personal injury claim process is not likely to be resolved overnight.

How Long Will A Personal Injury Claim Take To Recover Compensation?

The third concern you are likely to have after an accident in Georgia is about the timeline. You are likely to worry about how long it will take to get the financial compensation you need to cover medical costs and other bills, especially if you are unable to work.

Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about how long personal injury claim procedures take, like TikTok videos promising 30 days only to settle a claim. But these are at least misleading and, at worst, downright dishonest. Here at Cobb Personal Injury, we treat your claim seriously and are always honest about what to expect.

It takes at least six months if you do everything you are supposed to do perfectly. You will need to see the doctor regularly for six to twelve weeks before you can even send the personal injury demand letter for compensation. But taking this time is essential to getting the full and fair compensation you need.

What Is The Personal Injury Process Like In Georgia? What Should I Expect?

A strong personal injury claim requires well-documented evidence and careful attention to detail. It starts with regular doctor’s visits for six or twelve weeks. We gather the medical records, which are the heart of the claim. It takes about a month for doctors to send us all the records.

We review the records and put them all in order to prepare the demand package to be sent to the insurance company. The insurance company then has a month to respond, so now you are already looking at about five months before the negotiation even begins.

All that is assuming your treatment was only for a short amount of time. Some injury victims will need to be treated for a year or more. For example, a client had to have surgery on both of her arms, which were both broken in multiple places in her accident. That was not a six-week experience. Cobb Personal Injury got her $600,000, but it was a lengthy process, but one the client was very happy with.

Given the amount of time it can take, it is important to begin the personal injury claim process as quickly as possible after your accident, and that means getting in touch with an attorney as soon as you can.

How Do I Begin The Personal Injury Claim Process?

The personal injury process begins when you book your consultation with an attorney at Cobb Personal Injury at zero cost to you. We will talk and learn about what happened to you, review the accident report and overview of your injuries, and find out if we can help you. We never lose cases because we only take those we can guarantee you a victory in.

We are not in the business of being dishonest and stringing you along or dragging you through a pointless process. If we cannot help, we will tell you right away. And if we can help, we will always be clear about what it will cost.

For us, that is nothing upfront and a clearly indicated percentage of what we are able to recover for you, with a signed contract, so you know what to expect. Once you are on board, our goal is a doctor’s appointment for your injury within 24 hours with whatever specialist you need, whether that’s an orthopedic or a neurology expert.

That is how the personal injury process should always begin: with an honest conversation, a contract you can count on, and a visit to the specialists you need to begin building an ironclad claim. For more information on Filing A Personal Injury Claim In Georgia, an initial consultation is your next best step.

Call today and speak with a personal injury attorney who will listen to you, review your case, and help you understand your legal options 
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