What to Do if You Have Been Injured

If you've been injured due to someone else's negligence — in an auto accident, at work, or in any other scenario — you may be owed compensation. But what can you do to ensure that you get the best results for your case?

Personal Injury Law: Protect Your Rights

You may recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering — but you do need to take steps to protect yourself and your case.

First, call the police. Whether you were intoxicated or otherwise compromised at the time of the accident, you should still call the police and obtain a police report for the incident. 

Next, do not give a recorded statement to any insurance company. Insurance agents may act friendly and pretend to be on your side, but this is not the case. Their job is to ensure that the insurance company pays you as little as possible. Do not speak with them without first discussing your claim with a qualified personal injury attorney in Atlanta.

At the time of the accident, accept medical attention. Get in an ambulance and go to a hospital to be examined. If you are injured, do not “wait and see." If you do and it turns out later that you are really hurt, your chances for recovering a full and fair settlement may be significantly lessened.

Finally, if you are the victim of an accident due to someone else's negligence, contact McAleer Law right away. Call 404-622-5337 or contact us online today to schedule your free consultation.

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"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.