Car Accidents

Car Accident Lawyer in Cumming, GA

Car accidents are a common cause of injury and death in the United States. According to a 2021 report by the National Safety Council, more than five million people were hurt in collisions during the calendar year, and over 46,000 people died in wrecks. If you or someone you love has been hurt in a car wreck, you likely know how devastating these common incidents can be. Accident injuries can prevent you from working, leave you with expensive medical bills, and add all kinds of stress to life. Fortunately, you do not have to face these difficulties alone. 

At The Matthews Law Firm, LLC, we are here to fight to secure the compensation you need to recover from your injuries and move forward with your life. Our Cumming car accident lawyer has extensive experience handling these types of cases. His and our office staff’s efforts have resulted in $10+ million in settlements. You can confidently put your case in our hands. 

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your situation and what our firm can offer. Call (470) 570-2531 or get in touch online. We serve clients in Forsyth County and elsewhere across Northern Georgia. 

What to Do After a Car Accident?

Knowing what to do after a car accident can help you protect your health and your right to recover compensation. 

If you were involved in a car accident, try to stay calm and follow these steps:

  1. Check yourself and others for injuries. If anyone is seriously injured, call 911 and request an ambulance. If you can, move to a safe location that is out of the way of traffic.
  2. Call the police. Even if the accident was minor, it is important to report it. The police will create an accident report, which can be helpful when filing an insurance claim or making a personal injury lawsuit.
  3. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver(s) involved. You should also get the names and contact information of any witnesses to the accident.
  4. Use your phone to take pictures of the accident scene. Be sure to document the damage to your vehicle and any visible injuries. You should also take pictures of any traffic signs or signals and the weather and road conditions.
  5. Seek medical attention even if you do not think you were injured. Some injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and whiplash, may not be immediately apparent. A doctor can evaluate your condition and create a record of your injuries.
  6. Report the accident to your insurance company as soon as possible. However, you should avoid giving a recorded statement or accepting a settlement offer until you have spoken to an attorney.
  7. Contact an attorney. A trustworthy attorney like ours can clearly explain your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Car Accident Lawsuits

If you were injured in a car accident, you must make a claim two years from the wreck date. You could lose the right to seek compensation should you fail to meet this deadline. 

It is important to note that the statute of limitations differs if you file a property damage lawsuit. In Georgia, the statute of limitations for property damage lawsuits is four years. 

Seeking the help of an attorney promptly after a car accident is important. They can ensure you understand the statute of limitations and assist in filing the necessary paperwork on time.

How Our Firm Can Help You

Car accident cases can be complex, and insurance companies are not on your side. They will do everything to pay as little as possible for your claim. When you hire our firm, we will handle all aspects of your case so you can focus on your recovery. We will thoroughly investigate the cause of the accident and gather all available evidence. This may include the police report, video footage, and more. We will also handle all communication with the insurance company to protect your rights and ensure a fair settlement. If necessary, we are not afraid to go to trial. 

Start with our Cumming car accident lawyer today. Contact our office to set up a free consultation, during which you can ask questions, learn about the available compensation, and get the next steps for working with us. 

Contact us online or call (470) 570-2531

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Why Choose The Matthews Law Firm, LLC?

  • Over $10 Million Won for Our Clients
    Our firm's commitment to maximizing compensation ensures that you receive the financial recovery you deserve.
  • Individualized and Personal Attention

    We purposely maintain a small case load, allowing our team to provide you with the personal attention your case deserves.

  • Former Prosecutor on Your Team
    We have experience on both sides of the courtroom, offering a unique perspective.
  • Champion for Justice
    We are dedicated to standing against powerful entities, ensuring that justice prevails and the "little guy" secures fair compensation.
  • Offering 100% Free Consults
    Talk through all of your legal options during a free consultation.
  • Your Local Advocate
    Choosing a local attorney means you have someone who understands the nuances of our community, local laws, and the specific challenges you may face.