The streets and highways in and around metropolitan Atlanta and throughout Georgia can be dangerous under normal circumstances. However, when careless and negligent drivers take to the roads, it presents an immediate danger for other drivers, passengers and pedestrians.
If you, a loved one, family member, friend, or someone close to you has been injured in a car accident or automobile collision caused by the careless or negligent acts or actions of another, please contact William P. Evans immediately as a quick and thorough investigation to establish facts, contact witnesses, and preserve evidence can make a dramatic difference in the recovery obtained against the at-fault parties.
William P. Evans and his staff are here to stand up for your rights. We have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and a proven record of success and winning results for injured victims in auto accident cases.
When Experience Counts
A car accident case can present a number of complex legal issues that require the attention of an experienced attorney, to contact and negotiate with insurance companies and their attorneys, coordinate medical care, and filing suit against the at-fault party.
Dealing with the insurance companies is one of the most daunting challenges facing injured people who have been injured in car accidents. If you have been injured, it is important to not make any statement to the insurance companies before consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney.
William P. Evans and his staff deal with insurance companies every day and have extensive experience handling all aspects of car accident claims. We will put our experience, skill and resources to work for you to help you obtain full and fair compensation for your car accident injuries.
In many instances insurance companies and claims representatives for the at-fault party will quickly begin an investigation and seek to take the injured party’s statement. Their aim in this case is to reduce to the minimum the amount the injured person is able to recover. Consequently, insurance companies have come up with elaborate procedures of handling such claims. At the early stage of the claim, and in most cases within the first 48 hours of the accident being reported, the insurance company will record statements from all the parties involved in the accident, examine the vehicles, take photographs, obtain a report of the accident from the police and ascertain the extent of injuries caused to individuals arising from the accident.
One goal of doing this at such early stage is to try and secure a quick settlement with the injured party or their family. This would help them avoid having to pay for future medical expenses, lost earnings and other damages that may not be foreseeable at that stage. Since it may take months to fully assess the extent of a person’s injuries, you need to be keen to avoid this trap of entering into a quick settlement with the insurance company. In cases of personal injury, the injured person may require surgery and other extensive treatment and the same may even result in a permanent disability to the person. It is therefore not possible to establish the true value of your claim until a physician has come up with a comprehensive prognosis.
Georgia has a two (2) year statute of limitations in automobile collision cases. That is you have up to two years to file–not settle-your automobile collision case in the appropriate court in Georgia. Therefore, there is no need to rush into a quick settlement with an insurance company.
Under Georgia law all automobile owners are required to maintain liability insurance coverage for their automobiles. The statutory minimum requirement for liability insurance coverage under Georgia law is $25,000.00 per person and $50,000.00 per accident in bodily injury liability coverage. These limits often mean the at-fault driver’s auto accident insurance is insufficient to cover the injured person’s claim. In this instance an attorney investigating the case must determine whether the at-fault driver is covered by any other insurance policies such as that of family members, his employer, a car leasing company, or excess policies such as an umbrella policy. It is also important to find out if any other parties which may have additional insurance coverage are at fault in causing the victims injuries.
Once all liability coverage has been determined the attorney must investigate and determine if the injured party has any coverage under their own insurance policies for uninsured or underinsured motorist coverages. It is crucially important in automobile collision cases to determine all insurance coverages available to provide a remedy for the injured party or parties. William P. Evans and his staff are experienced in discovering all insurance available in these cases and obtaining the maximum recovery available for their clients. We have extensive experience handling personal injury cases and a proven record of success and winning results for injured victims in auto accident cases.
In pursuing your automobile accident case it is very important to have someone with experience in handling these cases. The insurance company and their attorneys will be trying to pay as little as possible to settle the case. William P. Evans, with over 30 years experience in pursuing automobile collision cases for his clients, has extensive experience in maximizing the recovery in these cases for his clients. Please contact William P. Evans immediately as a quick and thorough investigation to establish facts, contact witnesses, and preserve evidence can make a dramatic difference in the recovery obtained against the at-fault parties.