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What To Do After an Accident

Georgia Statue of Limitations

The Georgia Statute of Limitations within which you must file suit is two years. There are certain exceptions for minors and the mentally incompetent, but otherwise the rule is an absolute deadline for both the at-fault and uninsured/underinsured motorist coverages.

Tactics of Insurance Companies

The insurance company wants me to sign a medical release. That seems like a legitimate request, right? Wrong. Insurance companies in Georgia will use that release to collect every medical record from the previous five years, and they will not provide you with copies. The main purpose of the records is to try and establish that you had a pre-existing condition. You should never give a medical release to the insurance company as it can only hurt your case. If you have a serious injury, retain an experienced attorney before you take steps that cannot be undone. 

The insurance company wants a recorded statement. First understand that you have no duty whatsoever to provide a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company. The insurance company may send letters to you after a car crash stating that they will “close their file” if you do not make contact and give a statement. You can ignore the letter because the file can be reopened at any time so long as you do not wait past the Georgia Statute of Limitations. You do not have to fall prey to these tactics by Atlanta car insurance companies. Adjusters are trained in how to get admissions out of you with trick questions that will make it less likely that their driver is to blame.

In the context of Georgia slip-and-fall cases, the main goal is to get the injured person to admit that they do not know what they fell on. When the litigation begins later, the adjusters will pin the insured with that statement and under Georgia slip-and-fall law, if the plaintiff cannot state what they fell on, then the restaurant or store is entitled to get out of the case on a Motion for Summary Judgment.

Have no regrets by securing representation to negotiate with the insurance companies. Call Scott Pryor Law today for a free consultation if you or someone you know has been injured as the result of another person’s negligence. Scott will provide expert advice, handle the details, and fight for you so that you can focus on your needs at this time.

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