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At Searcy Denney, we are passionate about helping accident victims recover. We believe in helping people make informed decisions; and, as our client, we want you to feel confident that you are on the road to recovery. Understanding your legal rights is complicated. So, to make it easier, our Albany accident attorneys have prepared these FAQs:
Under Georgia law, there are two main grounds for seeking financial compensation after a car accident: (i) negligence, and (ii) strict liability. Most accident claims involve negligence, including mistakes like driving too fast for road conditions, following too closely and texting while driving. However, if your accident resulted from a product defect, then you may have a strict liability claim as well.
Typically, you have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim for financial compensation. If you attempt to file your claim after this “statute of limitations” expires, it may be barred.
In addition to the risk of losing your right to file a claim after two years, there are a number of other risks associated with waiting to file a claim as well. For example, even a delay of a few days or a week could make it far more difficult to collect the evidence required to prove your claim for damages.
The answer to this question depends on the specific facts and circumstances involved. If the evidence clearly points to liability and the at-fault party’s insurance company handles your case in good faith, the whole process could be over fairly quickly. On the other hand, if the facts are in dispute, or if the insurance company simply does not want to settle, then it could take a year or longer to obtain justice at trial.
In order to decide whether to accept an insurance settlement, you need to have a comprehensive understanding of your current and future losses. When you hire one of our accident attorneys to handle your case in Albany, your attorney will make sure you know the full amount you are entitled to recover.
Yes. If you are entitled to financial compensation, you will need to hire a lawyer to negotiate on your behalf and take your case to trial if necessary. Additionally, with our fee promise, you pay nothing out of pocket, and we only get paid if we help you collect the compensation you deserve.
If you would like more information about filing an accident claim in Albany, we invite you to speak with one of our attorneys. To schedule a free initial consultation as soon as possible, call 888-989-1185 or inquire online now.