Preserving a Motor Vehicle Accident Case

What does it mean to preserve a motor vehicle accident case, and why should you care? If you've been injured — or you have a loved one who's been injured or killed — in a motor vehicle accident, preserving your case could be essential to collecting the compensation you're owed.

To maximize your recovery for damages sustained in a car accident, you must preserve your case. Preserving your case will prevent any inadvertent forfeit of right to compensation. 

Thousands of individuals are injured each year in auto accidents. Injuries can span a wide range — from moderate, such as muscle strains and sprains, to more severe injuries and even death. Research has shown that automobile accidents are one of the primary causes of preventable deaths in the U.S., with traffic collisions being the most prevalent basis of personal injury claims. 

In the majority of personal injury cases arising from vehicular accidents, the injured party is eligible to recover monetarily for general and special damages from the at-fault party — including medical bills, pain and suffering, and lost wages.

Claims plaintiffs may make for compensation:

  • Claims for serious personal injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Herniated discs
    • Head/brain trauma
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of one or more senses
    • Loss of body part
  • Insurance claims
  • Claims for payment of medical bills
  • Lost wages claims
  • Claims against manufacturers for defective vehicles and/or vehicle parts
  • Death of a child, spouse, or civil partner

In pursuing a claim for personal injuries, you must act as quickly as possible. You should speak to a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney immediately to best protect your rights, as there are applicable statutes of limitation governing how long after the accident you may file a claim.

Statute of Limitations and Motor Vehicle Accidents in Georgia

Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be unable to work or fully participate in regular daily activities. Recovering compensation for your damages becomes even more important as you face mounting medical bills, decreased quality of life, and impaired ability to earn a living. But, if you do not act quickly, you may forfeit your claim.

Other factors, such as memory fading over time and inability to locate witnesses due to a move or death can also prove to be potential stumbling blocks. You can begin to see why you shouldn't hesitate to obtain legal advice as soon as possible to increase your potential recovery.

Our skilled motor vehicle accident attorneys will diligently fight on your behalf to ensure that you receive all of the compensation you're entitled to for your injuries and damages. Your personal injury lawyer will work to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and compensation for physical and mental pain and suffering. 

The Importance of Qualified Legal Counsel for Victims of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Our firm will generate and present a comprehensive demand package to the insurance company — including complete copies of all related medical records, medical bills, out of pocket expenses, and verification of lost wages. Should a settlement not be reached out of court, our office will explore the option of filing suit and continue to bolster your case by hiring medical or accident reconstruction experts, if necessary. 

If you're considering bringing a claim for personal injuries sustained in a car accident, legal consultation is essential. With guidance from qualified attorneys, you will be able to determine whether it is practicable to pursue your case based upon the available evidence and witnesses.

Free Consultations for Motor Vehicle Accident Victims

Many of our clients worry about how they can afford an attorney, especially when faced with mountains of bills and reduced income. At The McAleer Law Firm, all consultations are 100% free. Furthermore, we take all of our cases on a contingency fee basis. Your attorney's fees will be determined based on a percentage of the results we obtain for you. In other words, we will do everything in our power to win compensation for your losses. If we do not obtain results, you will not owe us any attorney's fees.

Even if your injuries are minor, or if you were partially at fault for your motor vehicle accident, you may still be eligible for monetary compensation. No matter the particular situation, however, it is imperative to seek medical and legal assistance immediately. 

Delays in doing so can leave your case stagnant, which could potentially harm your ability to receive full compensation. Even worse, delays may result in missing the applicable statute of limitations, thus robbing you completely of any chance to recover for the general and special damages incurred as a result of your personal injuries.

If you have questions or you think you may have a personal injury case, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at The McAleer Law Firm today. You can call us at 404-622-5337 or fill out a contact form here.

Client Testimonials
"I went to Charles after I was hit in a car accident last year. He, and especially his paralegals, were very considerate and actually cared about me. They helped me BIG time..My settlement was way more than I could even imagine. They are great about keeping you in the loop and getting your case done fast." Lauren
“Charles handled a personal injury suit that was primarily for symptoms that were not simple to demonstrate to the jury. Throughout the case Charles was professional and well prepared. We won an excellent settlement for this type of case.” Cindy
“After my case was turned down by several firms, I asked Mr. McAleer to review my case. He did, and he thought he could win it. The insurance company did not offer me one dime, even at trial and after the jury was deliberating. The Gwinnett jury returned a verdict in my favor for $300,000. I was in tears. I will always be thankful to Mr. McAleer for believing in my case and in me.” R.S.