After the recent snowfall, there were over 900 car crashes reported in the Atlanta metro area in the span of less than 24 hours. Driving on snow and ice is inherently dangerous, and even if you drive as carefully as you can, other people on the road may not be as experienced or careful.
If you were injured in a car crash on Atlanta's snowy roads, the first thing you should do after getting medical help is to call personal injury attorney Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC at 770-888-8901 to schedule a free consultation. You may be entitled to larger compensation than any insurance companies involved will offer.
What Should You Do After Crashing on Icy Roads?
Here in the South, where many drivers are not used to true winter driving and do not outfit their cars for winter, car accidents can occur easily. If you lose control on an icy road, it can be extremely difficult to regain control again. One recent example is an SUV that lost control going down a hill in a residential neighborhood and didn't stop until it crashed into someone's house.
If you are hit and injured by another car who lost control, you should follow these steps:
- Call the police
- Exchange information with the other driver
- Take photographs of the scene
- Call your insurance, but do not admit to fault and do not sign anything
- Call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC
- Visit the doctor, even if you think your injuries are mild
If one or more parties is severely injured, the very first thing you should do is call 911. Otherwise, following the steps above can help you if you decide to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Insurance companies will always offer you the lowest possible settlement, if they offer anything at all. Mr. Izquierdo is familiar with insurance company tactics, and utilizes his specialized knowledge to help you get the most possible compensation out of your claim.
Why Do You Need A Lawyer After A Car Crash?
Insurance companies have a policy that Mr. Izquierdo calls the "Three D's" - delay, deny, devalue. If you rely solely on insurance for a settlement, you may end up deep in medical debt because they did not pay you a large enough settlement to cover all of your ongoing medical treatments as well as compensate you for lost wages.
A personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages that include:
- Medical bills
- Prescription medications
- Home care and rehabilitation if needed
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost future income potential
- Punitive damages if applicable
These damages can mean the difference between a stressful or a relatively peaceful recovery. If you are worrying about unpaid bills and when you can get back to work, you might not heal properly due to returning to work too soon. In addition, your family members may worry about being able to take care of themselves while you are out of commission.
If you or a family member has been injured in a car crash on Atlanta's snowy roads, don't hesitate to call the Law Offices of Humberto Izquierdo, Jr., PC today at 770-888-8901 for your free, no-obligation legal consultation.
We serve clients in the greater Atlanta area, including Marietta and Cumming.