Category Archives: General
Who Is Going to Pay My Hospital Bills After My Accident?
Many accident victims will start receiving bills from the hospital and ambulance service long before their injury claim is resolved with the other driver’s insurance company. It is often very difficult for those who have never been involved in an accident to determine how much of the bills they owe, or how they are… Read More »
What Is My Injury Case Worth?
The short answer is that your case is worth as much or as little as you are willing to take – within certain limits. A general way in which insurance companies calculate the settlement value of a clear liability, soft tissue, non-surgical case is to multiply your medical expenses by 1.5 or 2. If… Read More »
The Insurance Company Says That They Are Only Required to “Cover Losses for Which Their Insured Is Liable” – Now What Can I Do?
First, call an injury lawyer immediately. Here’s a little information to help you understand what is happening. In order to succeed in an injury claim, among other things, you must prove that the other person was the cause of your auto accident, also known as proving “liability.” If you can’t prove this, then you… Read More »
In Georgia, Do I Have to Sue the Other Driver To Recover for My Injuries?
No, you do not have to sue the other driver. Most Georgia injury attorneys will actually make an effort to obtain a recovery for you before filing a lawsuit. This is called a “settlement” – meaning that you have agreed to settle your claims against the other driver in return for their compensating you… Read More »
Should I sign this “HIPAA Authorization” for release of my medical records?
No, you should not sign the HIPAA authorization for the release of your medical records. Often, the insurance company will act as though they cannot begin to decide how much money to offer you until they have all of your medical records. While you are probably thinking, this means all of your medical records… Read More »
That “Friendly” Claims Representative is Not Your Friend
An insurance company’s only goal is to resolve your claim for as little money as possible. The claims representative, claims handler, or adjuster is hired to help the insurance company accomplish this goal. Adjusters who are good at their job will interact with injured drivers in a warm and polite manner. This helps them… Read More »
Understanding the Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Pt. 5)
Marietta auto accident lawyer Ryan Strickland’s clients are impressed with their results. Marietta auto accident attorney Ryan Strickland has helped his clients settle or win their cases at or above the amounts they were seeking. In other instances, their cases have been resolved much faster than expected. Recently, he recovered $150,000 for a client… Read More »
Understanding the Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Pt. 4)
Police officers are only human, and humans make mistakes. Sometimes a police officer preparing a Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report will include information in the report that is not correct. While this may seem like a minor detail in the early days of an accident claim, this information becomes part of the permanent… Read More »
Understanding the Georgia Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Pt. 3)
One of the most important prices of information in the Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report is regarding citations. A citation (or “traffic ticket”) is often listed on the Georgia uniform motor vehicle accident report by reference to the statute, or “Rule of the Road” which was violated. Below are some of the most… Read More »
Understanding the Georgia Uniform Motor Vehicle Accident Report (Pt. 2)
To someone not accustomed to reading the Georgia Uniform motor Vehicle Accident Report, these documents can be confusing. For instance , much of the information is listed as a code. Trying to understand these codes without a key is impossible. However, the key for understanding these codes is available in several places online including… Read More »