Being involved in a car accident is virtually always a shock. You may be on your way home from work on a Friday evening, looking forward to your weekend. Suddenly you are hit by a negligent driver and everything in your life is changed in an instant. You may be injured—perhaps seriously. You may be unable to return to your job, therefore, unable to pay your normal monthly bills. You may be unable to pay your medical bills or to obtain the medical treatments you need. All of these things can be frustrating and stressful.
When you have a Suwanee, GA car accident attorney from Hong & Sessions Law in your corner, much of this stress can be alleviated. We believe you need and deserve the time to recover from your injuries without fighting an insurance company for an equitable settlement. Being involved in a car accident can be traumatic. We will work hard to ensure you are able to pay your medical bills and are compensated for lost wages and pain and suffering as well.
The time immediately following a Suwanee, GA car accident can be very chaotic. You may be shaken up, injured, or trying to assess the injuries of passengers. You may be wondering whether you can return to work, whether you should call the police, and what you should do right now. You should always contact the police, and you should always seek medical treatment for your injuries.
Equally important is taking photos at the scene when possible, obtaining witness contact information, and making notes of every detail of your accident. After you are checked out medically, you should contact your insurance company. Make sure you relay just the facts, and never admit responsibility, even if you think you might have been partially responsible. One of the most important things you can do following a car accident is to contact an experienced Suwanee, GA car accident attorney.
Neck injuries are common following a car accident, as are back injuries. Whiplash, contrary to stereotypes regarding the injury, is a very real injury. Those with whiplash can suffer for weeks, months, years, or a lifetime. Neck injuries can result in pain or stiffness in the neck area, blurry vision, vertigo, nausea, pain, chronic headaches, and numbness or tingling. More severe neck injuries can result in depression, loss of memory, insomnia, and extreme fatigue.
Neck injuries are considered soft-tissue injuries, therefore may not show up on X-rays, MRIs or CT scans. This makes them difficult to diagnose and difficult to treat. Other common injuries associated with car accidents include traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. When these injuries are severe, lives are changed forever. Broken bones, internal injuries, facial disfigurement, eye injuries, and psychological trauma are also common following a car accident. When car accident injuries are catastrophic, the victim can expect a lifetime of medical treatments and rehabilitative therapies—along with a lifetime of medical bills.
Georgia is a “fault” state, meaning you can hold the negligent driver accountable for your accident. In some instances, you may have been partially responsible for the accident and are wondering whether you still have a claim. A court will determine your level of responsibility, then will deduct that percentage from your settlement amount. As an example: Suppose you were hit by an impaired driver, but it is found that you were exceeding the speed limit at the time of the accident. The courts might find you 30 percent responsible for the accident, meaning if you were awarded $100,000, you would only receive $70,000. It is important to speak to your Suwanee, GA car accident attorney to determine whether you were partially at fault for the accident.
Choosing an attorney is a very personal issue. Meeting with several prospective attorneys can help you make your decision. Make sure your prospective attorney has significant experience in car accidents like yours. Ask how soon calls and emails are returned, and make sure you feel comfortable with your attorney. It is important that you trust your chosen attorney and know he or she will fight for your rights and your future. Once you have chosen your personal injury attorney, make sure you provide him or her with all the information you have regarding your accident.
We believe you deserve a car accident attorney who will fight aggressively for your future. At Hong & Sessions Law, we do that for each and every client. We want you to be able to return to your former life as quickly as possible and will help you achieve that goal. If you are in Suwanee, GA, Gwinnett County, Lawrenceville, Snellville, Sugar Hill, Lilburn, Duluth, Johns Creek, Norcross, or Peachtree Corners, contact Hong & Sessions Law, LLC.