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What Are The Common Auto Accident Injuries That You See In Georgia?


The most common auto accident injuries involve the neck, shoulders, back, wrists or feet. Accidents that involve someone being rear-ended often result in concussion injuries, which would be from the neck snapping forward and then backwards.

Can I Recover Damages If I Was Not Wearing A Seatbelt At The Time Of The Accident?

If you were not wearing a seatbelt at the time of an accident, you are still able to recover damages in Georgia. The person who hit you does not get a free pass simply because you were not wearing a seatbelt. In almost all circumstances in Georgia, the fact of whether or not someone was wearing a seatbelt is excluded from evidence. As a result, the person deciding your claim is unlikely to know whether or not you were wearing a seatbelt.

Should I Ever Release My Medical Records To Another Driver’s Insurance Adjuster?

Unless you are willing to take whatever the insurance adjuster offers you, you should not give a full release your medical records. If the insurance adjuster gets a medical release from you, then they are going to order all of your records and mine them for any information which might contradict what you are claiming. For instance, if you went to see a primary care doctor three years ago and were complaining about neck pain related to having the flu, they can use that to discount your current neck injury, which is completely unrelated to what you were claiming three years ago. The short answer is that you should have an attorney review your medical records and only provide the insurance adjuster with the records related to your claim. That’s all they are entitled to.

If I File A Personal Injury Claim, Does That Mean I Have To Go To Court?

Whether or not your claim has to go to court depends on a lot of factors, the most important of which is the willingness of the person who hit (and their insurance company) you to pay a fair settlement for your injuries. If they are willing to do this, then you could reach a settlement without having to go to court. If they are unwilling to pay a fair settlement for your injuries, then you may have to go to court.

Do I Have To See A Doctor After Being Involved In An Accident?

There is no law in Georgia that says that you have to see a doctor after a car wreck. However, if you do not feel injured and you do not see a doctor, then it is unlikely that you have a claim for personal injuries. That being said, you should continue to listen to your body after a wreck, because it is often the case that you’ll not immediately feel your injuries. Some injuries require time to develop. It’s not uncommon for us to see people who don’t actually feel hurt until a day or two after the wreck. So, if you start to feel like you are not well and like there is something wrong with your body a few days after a wreck, you should promptly see medical attention and follow through with any care that’s recommended.

Can I Still Win My Claim If My Memory Of The Accident Conflicts With My Statement at The Time?

Even if your memory of an accident conflicts with the statement that you gave at the time of the accident, you may still be able to recover if it can be proven that the other driver was in fact responsible for causing the wreck. It’s often the case that people are confused, shaken up or not mentally their best following a collision. This is especially the case in a severe collision. So, if there are things that were said at the time of the wreck which you now know not to be true, then we’ll investigate the claim. We’ll see if we can find other witnesses or other evidence which supports what you know to be true, -and attempt to explain what you said. Whether or not we can present a valid claim is going to depend on our explanation for what you said and what the truth actually is.

Do I Have A Case Against A Car Manufacturer If I Was In an Accident And The Airbags Didn’t Deploy?

Airbags are designed to deploy only in those cases where the car’s computer decides that the airbag would be useful in the collision. The reason for this is that the actual deployment of an airbag can be dangerous in and of itself. In order to be effective, airbags have to deploy very quickly, and they come out of the dashboard and the sides of the car with explosive force. A computer has to make a decision on whether or not the risk associated with those airbags going off is outweighed by the possible benefit. If you believe that the airbags in your case should have deployed and they did not, call my office and I’ll refer you to a law firm that specializes in airbag deployment or airbag defect cases.

For more information on Auto Accident Injuries In Georgia, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (770) 345-7624 today.

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