How Long Will My Georgia Automobile Accident Settlement Take?

Georgia Automobile Accident

If you’ve been in a car accident, you’re probably scared and a little bit angry. Someone decides to drive too fast or talk on the phone and you end up in the hospital. Most car accidents are based on negligence. People don’t do what they’re supposed to do and innocent people get hurt. If you’re one of these people, you need to call a Georgia automobile accident lawyer.

The point of having an attorney is to get compensation for your injuries. If the other driver’s insurance doesn’t pay your claim, you’ll have no choice but to file suit. You don’t want to try to handle this yourself. You should rely on an experienced professional to do this for you.

Your Georgia automobile accident lawyer will do a few things for you:

  • He’ll try to negotiate a settlement with the insurance adjuster
  • He’ll file suit if need be and try to settle the case with the defendant’s lawyer
  • If he has to, he’ll go to trial on your behalf and try to win your case

Most car accident cases do settle. Very few of them actually go to court. This is because the lawyers for both sides know it’s the right thing to do. The courts actually do everything in their power to make you settle. They hate the idea of cases like this clogging up the court system.

This is why there are things like mediation and settlement conferences. The court will give you every opportunity to settle your case out of court. It’s the best thing for everyone involved.

Reasons Why You May Settle Your Georgia Automobile Accident Claim

When people think of car accident lawsuits, they see one of two things. Either they see dollar signs or they see justice. Some see both. It’s not like what you see on television or in the movies. You don’t walk into a courtroom wearing a neck brace and walk out with a million dollars.

Real cases require real proof. You have to show that you’re injured in order to recover. You also have to prove the defendant is responsible for your injuries. This isn’t always so easy. Some cases are complicated. And, very rarely is one driver 100% responsible for the accident.

You may be absolutely sure that the accident wasn’t your fault. However, there is always the risk that a jury will see things in another way. If this happens, you could lose at trial. If you lose at trial, you get nothing. You’ll be solely responsible for your medical bills.

This is why settling your case out of court is a good idea. It’s not as if your car wreck attorney in Atlanta is going to settle without asking your opinion. He won’t entertain a settlement offer that isn’t fair. But he also has to be realistic. Remember – it’s your lawyer’s job to make you whole. It is not his job to make you rich.

Settlements Resolve the Claim Faster than Going to Trial

If your case goes to court, it could be well over a year before you see a dime. In fact, you may even lose and get nothing. The court system takes an awfully long time to hear car accident cases. It could be months or even years before your case actually makes it to trial.

In order to get to trial, you have to deal with things like:

  • Motions to dismiss
  • Hearings
  • Settlement conferences
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Pre-trial conferences

These things take time. The court is in no rush to hear your case. There’s little your attorney can do to fast track things. The one thing he can do, however, is try to settle your case with the defendant’s lawyer.

It’s in everyone’s best interest to settle. Your attorney will demand that you receive a certain amount of money to cover your bills and lost wages. The other driver’s counsel will say that the case is worth much less. The two will have to meet somewhere in the middle.

Once they agree on an amount, your lawyer will draft a settlement agreement. Both parties will sign it and submit a copy to the court. Once it’s entered into the record, you can expect to receive your settlement payment.

Contact a Georgia Automobile Accident Attorney Today

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you need to call a Georgia automobile accident law firm. You probably have medical bills to pay. You want the other driver to be held liable for these bills.

The best way to do this is the have your lawyer handle your case. He’ll negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf. Call and schedule our free initial consultation today. You pay nothing until you settle your case.

Latest Posts

Understanding Liability in Uber Accidents: Who’s Responsible?
What Happens to Your Body in a Truck Crash
Factors That Influence the Value of an Auto Accident Claim in Kennesaw, Georgia
Key Safety Gear That Can Prevent Serious Injuries in Bicycle Accidents
Get the compensation
you deserve $$$

Local Auto Accidents

  • Atlanta
  • Conyers
  • Decatur
  • Kennesaw
  • Lawrenceville
  • Morrow
  • Watkinsville

2 killed in Rockdale County multi-vehicle crash, sheriff’s office says  Atlanta News First [...]

Multiple crew members injured in crash on Georgia set of Eddie Murphy movie  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Chase leads to serious crash that left 3 injured in southwest Atlanta  Atlanta News First [...]

Atlanta traffic: Crash on I-75 south in Forest Park near airport WXIA [...]

Traffic cam captures moment of deadly multi-vehicle crash on I-75 in Henry County  Atlanta News First [...]

Deadly Miller Rd/Covington Hwy crash: DeKalb Police WXIA [...]

1 dead in overnight Decatur car crash, police say  Atlanta News First [...]

Man shot in the chest in Decatur CVS parking lot  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

16-year-old student dies in crash, marking Lakeside High's fifth traffic fatality this school year [...]

3 Dead In Fiery South Fulton Crash Involving Slingshot: Reports  Patch [...]

Construction accident claims life of Watkinsville company employee  Online Athens [...]

Watkinsville, GA - Fatal Pickup Collision on GA HWY 53 & Snows Mill Rd  Local Accident Reports [...]

Two pickups crash killing woman and injuring four other people  Online Athens [...]

Athens man killed in vehicle vs pedestrian accident on Commerce Road  WGAU [...]

Watkinsville man killed following truck crash on Commerce Road  Online Athens [...]

John Thauvette seriously injured in Troy Township 3-vehicle accident  The Legal Advocate [...]

Miracle Trudestiny Morrow killed in Birmingham crash  The Legal Advocate [...]

Clayton County: Stolen ambulance chase leads to crash near Tara Boulevard, Dixon Road  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Four killed after wrong-way driver crashes into car on Morrow County highway  Yahoo! Voices [...]

Cristal Galloso Olvera, Ivonne Olvera die in Morrow County car crash  The Legal Advocate [...]

3 of 5 family members killed in crash on way home from church function  WHSV [...]

Motorcyclist killed in collision on Austell Road  Cobb County Courier [...]

Cobb County news car crashes into family home Kennesaw/Acworth | WXIA [...]

“Thank God we’re still alive”: Suspected drunk driver crashes into 2 homes  WSB Atlanta [...]

Car takes off from traffic stop, crashes into 2 houses in Cobb County  Atlanta News First [...]

Woman killed in Henry wreck that shut down I-75 South for hours   The Atlanta Journal Constitution [...]

Driver in deadly Peachtree Corners high-speed crash charged with murder  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Breaking: Gwinnett PD seeks witnesses in 2 crashes resulting in 4 fatalities, including 2 children  Monroe Local News [...]

4 Dead, At Least 3 Injured In 2 Gwinnett Co. Crashes  Patch [...]

Car Crash In Peachtree Corners Leaves 3 Dead, 3 Injured [...]

Who Has the Cheapest Car Insurance Quotes in Georgia in 2024?  ValuePenguin [...]

2 killed in motorcycle crash on I-20 in Rockdale County  WSB Atlanta [...]

2 killed in Rockdale County multi-vehicle crash, sheriff’s office says  Atlanta News First [...]

Death due to car accident [...]

2 airlifted after series of crashes during massive motorcycle ride on I-20 in Covington  FOX 5 Atlanta [...]

Free Case Review
Weinstein law firm logo
Let's get started with your FREE consultation