Brunswick Car Accident Attorney

Aggressive Representation in Glynn, Camden, and McIntosh County, GA

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. 

How Long After a Car Accident Can You Sue in Georgia?

In Georgia, you generally have two years from the accident date to file a suit for personal injuries or property damage from a car accident. This ruling is known as the statute of limitations

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. 

Maximizing Your Compensation After a Car Accident

After being involved in a car accident, it's crucial to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation for your injuries, property damage, and other losses. Our experienced Brunswick car accident attorney is dedicated to helping you navigate the complex legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Ways our legal team can help you maximize your compensation include:

  • Thoroughly investigating the accident to determine fault
  • Gathering evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, and medical records
  • Negotiating with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation
  • Filing a lawsuit and representing you in court if necessary

Don't let the stress and financial burden of a car accident weigh you down. Contact our Brunswick car accident lawyer today to discuss your case and learn how we can help you maximize your compensation.

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.

How to Protect Yourself After a Georgia Car Accident

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 legal 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 lawyer. 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.

Request an initial consultation today by calling our Brunswick car accident attorneys at  (912) 455-2045 or contacting us online. We offer our legal services in English and Spanish.

Recovering Damages in a Georgia Car Accident Claim

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.

Discuss Your Case with Our Brunswick Car Accident Lawyer Today

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.

Our Unique Approach to Law

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.

What Sets Us Apart

Putting the Personal in Personal Injury
  • Collaborative Counsel

    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.

  • Exceptional Representation

    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.

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