Aggressive Representation in Glynn, Camden, and McIntosh Counties
A car accident can instantly change your life. Even a seemingly minor crash can result in catastrophic injuries and many thousands of dollars in medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident and are not sure what to do next, get in touch with our knowledgeable Brunswick car accident attorney at Mayfield Law, LLC.
When you come to our firm for assistance, we will listen to your story, assess your circumstances, and walk you through what types of damages you can expect to recover.
Experienced Legal Representation
Our Brunswick car accident lawyer has extensive trial experience and used to represent some of the largest insurance companies in the United States, giving us unique insights that we regularly use to better advocate for our clients.
We are prepared to aggressively represent you in and out of the courtroom and will utilize the full extent of our resources to obtain the compensation you deserve.
A great firm that goes above and beyond for the client. Alex is a dedicated and experienced lawyer who knows how to maximize his client's recovery.Taylor B.
No one expects to get in a car accident. One moment you are in the middle of a routine commute. One collision later, you are reeling from shock and struggling to understand what happened. If you need emergency medical attention, you should not hesitate to call 9-1-1 and go to the nearest hospital. If you do not require an ambulance, there are certain proactive actions you should take to protect you and your rights.
In the immediate aftermath of a car accident in Georgia, you should make every effort to:
- Check on everyone involved. If you can get out of your vehicle and walk, make sure all other drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and/or pedestrians are okay. If anyone looks seriously injured, call 9-1-1.
- Call the police. In Georgia, motorists are required to report an accident to the police if anyone was injured or if property damage exceeds $500. Almost all car accidents meet these criteria. The responding officer will create an official accident report that may become a key piece of evidence.
- Collect contact information. Get the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of every person involved in the accident, including any witnesses. You will also need the license and insurance information of each driver.
- Take photographs and videos. Document the crash site as much as possible. Be sure to photograph the damage to your car, your injuries (ideally before they are treated), and any road conditions that may have contributed to the accident.
- File a claim with the insurance company. Most auto insurance policies require you to promptly report an accident. Do not inadvertently miss a deadline or unnecessarily weaken your claim. File your claim as soon as you are able.
- Get a full medical examination. See your doctor as soon as possible and have them perform a complete evaluation. Keep in mind some injuries frequently caused by car accidents may not be visible to the naked eye. Get a copy of the medical report and carefully follow all treatment advice.
- Keep quiet if anyone calls. The other driver’s insurance company and/or the other driver’s lawyer will likely attempt to call you at some point. They will have questions about the accident and may request statements. Anything you say in these conversations can and likely will be used against you, so do not respond without first consulting a legal professional. If you do answer the phone, explain your legal representation will give them a call.
- Contact our Brunswick car accident attorney. You need a legal advocate who will do whatever it takes to obtain a just outcome. Our Brunswick personal injury lawyers will manage communications on your behalf and immediately start work on your case.
You will have limited time to file a personal injury lawsuit in Georgia. In most cases involving car accidents, the statute of limitations is two years of the incident. This means you must initiate legal action within that time frame in order to pursue compensation.
If you are only seeking compensation for property damage, you will likely have up to four years. If a car accident results in the death of a loved one, you will have two years from the date of their passing to initiate a wrongful death claim.
A successful car accident lawsuit can allow you to recover damages for:
- Medical bills, including expenses associated with ongoing care
- Property damage, including damage to your car
- Lost wages, including permanent reductions in earning capacity
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering
- Punitive damages (for especially reckless or egregious conduct)
In many cases, insurance companies and the defense’s legal team will try to avoid going to court. They may attempt to negotiate a settlement. We are aggressive negotiators and will work to reach a resolution that fairly compensates you for damages.
If such a settlement cannot be reached out of court, our Brunswick car accident lawyer is always ready to go to trial.
Determining Fault After a Car Accident
Georgia operates under “modified comparative negligence rules” when deciding personal injury lawsuits. This means the jury will assess each party’s share of the blame.
The defense will almost certainly allege that you were partially or completely responsible for causing the accident in an effort to limit their client’s liability. Our Brunswick car accident lawyer knows how to combat these types of arguments and will rely on our litigation skills to effectively advocate for you.
If the jury does conclude you were partially “at fault,” your total damage award will be commensurately reduced.
If you are found to be 15% “at fault,” for example, a $100,000 damage award would be reduced by 15% to $85,000. If you are found to be at least 50% at fault, you will not be able to recover any damages.
A car accident may temporarily or permanently limit your ability to work and enjoy your life. You deserve full compensation for these serious injuries and should not have to worry about how you will manage accident-related expenses.
Give our Georgia lawyers at Mayfield Law, LLC, the opportunity to represent you. We are committed to aiding in your recovery and will always fight for the maximum compensation available in your case.
Our car accident attorney in Brunswick also handles personal injury claims involving truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Contact us online or call (912) 455-2045 to review your legal options.
We understand that each client and every case is unique. We work with you to efficiently and effectively develop the proper course of action for your particular case.
At Mayfield Law, you have direct access to your attorney. You will constantly be provided with honesty and transparency into your case, and we will work to ensure that your goals are met.
When you work with our team, you can rest assured that you will not only have an attorney, but also an advocate who will tirelessly work to secure the best possible outcome on your case.
Tailored Legal Strategies
At Mayfield Law, we don't believe there is a one-size-fits-all approach to legal cases. We always work directly with you to secure the best possible outcome for you.