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Boling Rice LLC
207 Pirkle Ferry Road
Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

When Should I Contact an Attorney After a Car Accident?

Law Books On A ShelfFollowing a car accident, your first priorities are likely your physical health and solving any transportation issues if your vehicle is not driveable. It is understandable that you do not want to immediately deal with a law firm and add a personal injury claim to your plate. However, it can be harmful to your situation or to a subsequent case if you delay in consulting with a lawyer regarding your legal rights and options.

Negotiations with the insurance company

If your accident occurred because of the negligence of another party and fault is not contested, their insurance company will be contacting you soon after the accident. It is important to not give too much information regarding your version of events or a recorded statement to the insurance company before you have consulted with an experienced attorney. Our personal injury lawyers know that insurance companies will use whatever you say to try to limit a settlement offer or avoid liability whenever possible. Instead, our attorneys can communicate with the insurer on your behalf to make sure that fault is not questioned. Additionally, insurance settlement offers are usually much lower than you deserve. If you accept an offer without first discussing your case with a qualified lawyer, you may miss out on a significant amount of compensation.

Statute of limitations

If you are unable to settle your case with the insurance company and you wish to seek compensation by filing a legal claim for personal injury, Georgia law1 only allows you two years from the date of the accident to do so. While two years may seem like plenty of time, putting off meeting with an attorney can harm your chances at recovery. Filing a lawsuit requires an extensive amount of investigation into the circumstances of your accident so that your attorney can draft a persuasive claim. If you wait too long, you may jeopardize your case or miss the statute of limitations completely, which bars recovery in your case.

Anyone who has sustained injuries in a car accident should contact an auto accident attorney in Cumming, Georgia as soon as possible. Call the law office of Boling Rice LLC at 770-887-3162 for a free consultation today.

1http://law.justia.com/codes/georgia/2010/title-9/chapter-3/e/9-3-33

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Boling Rice LLC

207 Pirkle Ferry Road Cumming, Georgia 30040
Phone: (770) 887-3162

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