How Long Will My Car Accident Take?


Vital Tips Regarding The Timeline After a Car Accident

Settlement of a car accident case can span from one month to several years. As the injured party, you are already receiving medical bills in the mail, you have been out of work due to your injuries, and you have spent countless dollars on miscellaneous expenses that came about as a result of the accident.

How-long-will-car-accident-claim-takeIt’s understandable that you have a sense of urgency when it comes to how the case will be disposed. Information must be exchanged between the parties, negotiations must be made, costs pertaining to medical expenses and property damaged must be accounted for, and the best interests of both parties must be considered.

In the event that you have retained a vigilant attorney who is not likely to take the first offer or cave at the first sign of difficulty, prepare yourself for the “long haul” where litigation can take several months. Statute of Limitations must be considered when one looks to determine how long their litigation will be carried out. Additionally, keep in mind that the Statute of Limitations laws vary from state to state.

  • In Georgia, you have:

Georgia Specific Rules

  • Georgia is a “fault” insurance state, which allows them to file a personal injury lawsuit against the other motorist who is determined to be “at fault.”
  • The minimum car insurance coverage requirements for drivers in Georgia are:
    • $25,000 for the injury or death of one person. This would encompass you, any passenger present in the vehicle, another driver, or even a pedestrian who received damage as a result of the accident.
    • $50,000 for the injury or death of more than one person in a single accident
    • $25,000 for property damage

In the case that the opposing insurance company is taking full responsibility for the injuries incurred, it may be unnecessary to retain counsel. However, if there are attempts to attribute fault on your end or the injuries that you suffered was extensive, contact an attorney quickly. Most personal injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, meaning they will only get paid if you prevail in the lawsuit.

Angell Law Firm prides itself on providing excellent legal representation, coupled with top-notch customer service. Hiring an attorney can be a tedious process and you want to ensure that all of your needs are taken into consideration. Our attorneys are not only competent, but they are vigilant when it comes to advocating on the behalf of their clients. If you need further assistance in determining whether you have a plausible claim and representation is needed when dealing with overbearing insurance companies, call us today.