Pursuing Justice For The Injured And Disabled Since 1992

Protecting Your Right To Compensation After A Motor Vehicle Accident In Jonesboro

No matter how good a driver you are, other drivers on the road may not be quite as cautious or considerate. If you or a loved one has suffered personal injury due to the negligence of another driver, you have the right to seek full and fair compensation for your injuries and losses.

At the law firm of Skibiel Law, we represent individuals who have suffered serious injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Since 1992, our motor vehicle accident lawyers have represented people throughout the Atlanta metro area. We understand the devastating impact an injury can have on your life, so we work diligently to obtain prompt payment and quality medical care on your behalf. Our record of results – totaling more than $100 million recovered – reflects our skill and strength in helping people like you.

No Matter Your Case, We Are Ready To Act

Our goal is to ensure that you receive the compensation you need to maintain financial stability while you recover. Our Jonesboro auto accident attorneys have decades of experience handling all kinds of motor vehicle accident cases and related injuries, including:

  • Car accidents: The causes of car accidents can involve distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving and other illegal activities.
  • Truck accidents: Trucks are heavy and carry high amounts of force, which means that truck accidents are often catastrophic.
  • Motorcycle accidents: Because motorcycles do not protect the biker from harm like a car protects the driver, motorcyclists are much more likely to suffer severe damage in a crash.
  • Fatal accidents: These cases are tragic, emotional and difficult. If your loved one died in a car crash, your family can seek justice in their place along with compensation that can help with the economic impact of your loss.

If you are a commercial driver, you may also be able to file a workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers are experienced with cases that involve auto accidents while working. We can help you address your medical costs and other losses from multiple angles to get the maximum results possible.

Your Guide Every Step Of The Way

When you work with our firm, we will walk you through each step in the process, explaining procedures in plain language so you always know what to expect. While we have often obtained significant case results through assertive negotiation, we are always prepared to take your case to trial if it means protecting your right to full and fair compensation.

No Recovery, No Fee

We handle all auto accident cases on a contingency fee basis at our firm. When we take a case on contingency, it means that we collect no attorney’s fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement for you. While you may be responsible for certain court costs or other legal fees should your case go to trial, we will discuss all your options upfront so you can make informed decisions about whether to settle or take your case to trial.

Common Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries That We See

Car accidents are among the leading causes of serious and catastrophic injuries. These injuries can have a dramatic impact on your daily life as well as on your family.

We represent individuals and their families who have suffered:

We will work diligently to ensure you receive quality medical care as well as the compensation you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and the pain and suffering you have endured.

Your Advocates In Navigating Auto Insurance Issues

We understand that negotiating with an insurance company can be overwhelming. Following a car accident or truck accident, many auto insurance companies seek to settle claims as quickly and inexpensively as possible. Without an experienced advocate on your side, you could settle for far less than you deserve.

Our lead attorney, Mark Skibiel, is a former insurance lawyer who knows what you’re up against. You will benefit from his insider’s knowledge of how to ensure that the insurance company doesn’t shortchange you.

Types Of Compensation You May Be Entitled To

As businesses, insurance companies are geared toward maximizing profits by minimizing payments on claims. Occasionally, the coverage on your own insurance policy may apply to your accident. You have paid premiums for years to receive coverage when you need it. We will analyze your insurance policy and the details of your claim to ensure you receive fair compensation for:

  • Immediate medical care
  • Ongoing rehabilitation costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vocational services, if needed
  • Scarring and disfigurement, if applicable
  • Property damage to your vehicle
  • Punitive damages for accidents caused by drunk driving or reckless driving

We take time to understand the short- and long-term impact your injuries will have on your life. We then develop an effective strategy to ensure those needs are taken care of through aggressive negotiation with the insurance company. If necessary, we will take your case to trial to obtain the recovery you deserve.

Frequently Asked Questions After Auto Accidents

A motor vehicle accident is a whirlwind of potential injuries, financial concerns, insurance matters, liability issues and more. Below, you will find general guidance on some of these issues. Contact us for answers to your specific questions.

What should I do after a car crash?

First, you should check to see whether you or anyone else requires emergency medical services. Next, you and the other driver should exchange insurance information and license plate numbers. You should also file a report with the police and take photos of the accident scene and damage to your car.

Inform your insurer that a crash occurred, but provide minimal details. In the following days, however, you may want to speak with a lawyer before communicating with the insurance company further to protect your option to file a personal injury claim.

Do I need a lawyer?

If you have any injuries after the accident, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney. Even a seemingly minor accident could cause injuries that affect your daily life. If your case calls for a personal injury claim, an experienced lawyer can help you get compensation and work to prove fault.

How much is my case worth?

Compensation depends on your economic and other losses. For example, if you were unable to work for two weeks after the crash and you spent three days in the hospital, you can file a claim for lost wages and medical costs. If you suffered a catastrophic injury, such as an amputation, you may claim additional damages because the accident may have caused a disability or condition that changes your life forever. Your attorney can help you estimate the value of your individual case.

How long do I have to decide whether to file a claim?

In Georgia, you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit after a car or truck accident. This deadline is the statute of limitations, and there are a few exceptions if you need an extension.

However, you must notify your insurance company within a few days or so of the accident. Not every case requires a lawsuit, but any delay in telling the insurer could jeopardize your ability to get any compensation.

Furthermore, waiting too long can make your case more difficult. Evidence could become lost or destroyed within the days or weeks after the crash, and it could be more difficult to find witnesses who can testify in your favor. If another driver hits you, it is important to begin the process as quickly as possible to get the best chance of success.

Contact Our Skilled, Compassionate Lawyers For Guidance On Next Steps

Since 1992, we have achieved significant case results on behalf of thousands of individuals in the Atlanta metro area. To discuss your case today, call us locally at 770-968-3445 or toll-free at 770-968-3554 for a free consultation. You may also contact us online. Se habla español.