Involved In A Car Wreck In Georgia? What You Need To Know
From making your daily commute to planning extended road trips, you can never take too much caution on the road. In 2015, the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety (GOHS) reported 385,221 car accidents in the state of Georgia. Of these accidents, 19,405 resulted in serious injuries being reported.
The Georgia GOHS has taken these statistics seriously, developing a Highway Safety Plan which has aims to improve efforts with highway law enforcement, driving safety education, and improved road design and technologies to improve public safety.
However, the risk of a potential accident still exists every time you enter a vehicle, so it’s important to know what to do if you’ve been injured in an accident.
Know The Details Of The Accident
The more evidence and information you have regarding the details of your accident, the better chance you will have to receive the fair compensation you are entitled to. This can include, but is not limited to, the following:
- File a police report
- Take down the other party’s contact and insurance information
- Take pictures of the damages (or have a third party take them if you’re physically unable to
- Be evaluated by a medical professional & keep track of all medical treatment
- Meet with and retain an attorney to represent your interests
Be Aware Of Georgia’s Insurance Policy Requirements
Because Georgia is not a “no-fault” state, an injured party is permitted to file a bodily injury claim against the at-fault party & their insurance provider for damages.
If you plan to sue the other party for any damages related to the incident, it is important that you understand what Georgia’s auto insurance requirements allow for. For instance, if you are a driver in the state of Georgia, you are required by law to have liability insurance to cover any damages or injuries inflicted on another party, according to DMV.org.
In Georgia, liability insurance for bodily injury is required to have a minimum coverage amount of $25,000 per person (or $50,000 for multiple people in one accident). These policy limits establish a maximum payout an insurance carrier will potentially payout for an injury claim. However, many motorists have higher insurance coverage for their vehicle, so be sure that your legal representation confirms the policy limits of the at-fault party's insurance policy.
Apply For a Pre-Settlement Advance From Bridgeway
While you wait for your medical treatment to be completed and for your attorney to fight for every dollar you deserve, it can can months and years before you get the settlement money. As bills pile up from countless doctor appointments and you cannot work because of your injuries, waiting for the compensation you need may become very frustrated and disheartened. The answer is a pre-settlement advance from Bridgeeway.
To help with your current cash needs, a pre-settlement advance from Bridgeway Legal Funding gets you the cash you need today and you only have to pay it back if you win your case. Unlike a traditional loan, which requires you to pay the full amount with interest no matter what, a Bridgeway advance requires no payment sor out of pocket expenses. If you receive a settlement from your injury claim, your lawyer will pay back the advance at the end of the case.
Applying for your pre-settlement advance is quick and easy, and only takes about a day or two before you receive your cash. The first step is to call Bridgeway Legal Funding at (800) 531-4066 or by applying online. Once we’ve received your request, a team member from Bridgeway will reach out to ask you a few questions about the accident & injuries. Next we will contact your attorneys office to confirm some facts about your case.
Once we have all of the information we need and you are approved for an advance, Bridgeway will be able to provide you with 10-15% of your estimated settlement in as little as 24 hours.
Drivers all throughout the state of Georgia may be eligible to receive an advance from Bridgeway. This includes, but is not limited to, counties such as:
- Fulton County Gwinnet County Dekalb County
- Cobb County Henry County Carroll County
- Coweta County Fayette County Cherokee County
- Paulding County Bibb County Clayton County
- Lowndes County Effingham County Rockdale County
- Glynn County
If you’ve been injured in a car accident and are waiting for your settlement, call Bridgeway Legal Funding for help today.