Last updated 12 days ago
In the wake of an accident, your auto insurance policy can cover the damage to your vehicle. If you mention that you were injured, your insurance company can also cover the expenses associated with your injuries.
In this video, an insurance expert explains how to file an auto insurance claim involving bodily injury. First, you should report the incident to your insurance company and get the number of an insurance adjuster. Then, it’s a good idea to ask a medical professional to estimate the total cost of your treatment. Finally, you should share this estimate with your insurance adjuster.
Hiring a personal injury attorney in Atlanta is a great way to ensure that you get the compensation you need. For help navigating the auto insurance claims process, call the Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428
Last updated 19 days ago
It’s common to feel scared and confused after getting into an auto accident. Even if you emerge from the accident in relatively good shape, you’ll still have to contend with the police and insurance companies. For help ensuring that your interests are adequately protected in the wake of an auto accident, it’s a good idea to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer. Here are a few questions to ask during your initial meeting.
Do I have a valid case?
After recounting the accident in detail, be prepared to answer a few follow-up questions. Once your attorney has a full understanding, he will tell you whether or not you have a legitimate case. Since the first meeting is usually free, you have nothing to lose by asking.
How do you expect this case to go?
Odds are your lawyer has seen cases like yours before. Don’t be afraid to ask your attorney how he expects the case will go. Ask if he thinks your case will likely be settled out of court or if there’s a chance it might go to litigation.
What experience do you have?
Before committing to a particular attorney, you should make sure he has experience with auto accident cases. An attorney with decades of experience will be more likely to achieve a successful result than one who specializes in another area of law.
How do you charge?
It’s also a good idea to ask about your attorney’s fees so you can avoid any unpleasant surprises. Most auto accident attorneys work on contingency, which means they don’t receive payment until their client is awarded a settlement. If you’re short on cash, hiring an attorney on contingency is the way to go.
You probably have many more questions; for answers, please call the Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428. Mr. Flit is an Atlanta personal injury attorney with years of experience defending auto accident victims.
Last updated 26 days ago
The vast majority of auto accident cases are settled out of court. Most of the time, it’s fairly clear who is at fault, and the two parties come to an amicable agreement without taking the case to trial. However, particularly complex cases may require the scrutiny afforded by a courtroom trial. Here is a brief overview of what you and your attorney can expect if you cannot settle your auto accident case out of court.
Once negotiations break down, either side may request that the trial be decided by a jury. During the jury selection process, both sides will have the opportunity to ask questions of potential jurors. If any of the potential jurors are suspected of being prejudiced or otherwise biased, they will be dismissed. If neither side requests a jury, the judge will arbitrate.
Once the jury is selected, each side will give their opening statements. The plaintiff—the side that initiates the lawsuit—usually goes first. After the opening statements, both sides present their arguments and evidence. Evidence might include a police report, a doctor’s examination, and photographs of the accident and injuries. If anyone witnessed the incident, they may be asked to testify. Each side will have an opportunity to cross-examine the other side’s witnesses.
Deliberation and Verdict
After the main arguments and closing statements, the judge will give the jury specific instructions on how to proceed with their deliberation. The jury will then discuss the evidence and arguments among themselves in an isolated space. Jury deliberation can last anywhere from an hour to a few days, depending on the complexity of the case. Once the jury has reached a verdict, they will inform the court.
For more information about what to expect during an auto accident trial in Atlanta, call the Law Office of Neil Flit at (678) 809-7428. We take on each case with full knowledge that it could potentially go to court. If you hire our services, we will stand by your side during negotiations and the trial process.
Last updated 1 month ago
As a driver, it’s your responsibility to stay alert and avoid any potential hazards that may appear on the road. However, there’s only so much you can do if a pedestrian runs out in front of you. Auto accidents that involve pedestrians are often fairly complicated, and should be thoroughly examined by auto accident attorneys.
If you strike a pedestrian with your vehicle, you should stop immediately, administer first aid as best you can, and call emergency services. The police and paramedics should arrive shortly to treat the injured pedestrian and evaluate the circumstances surrounding the incident. Be honest with the officer on the scene, but do not admit guilt. The injured pedestrian may file a personal injury claim against you; if that’s the case, you should have an experienced attorney represent you.
Just because pedestrians are more vulnerable than motorists doesn’t mean injured pedestrians should obtain compensation. The Law Office of Neil Flit can examine your case and represent you in court. Call our Atlanta personal injury office at (678) 809-7428 to schedule an appointment.