Hurt In An Accident?
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A car accident can take you by surprise. It happens when you least expect it, and it can bring all kinds of hardships and headaches into your life.
You might be injured and in pain. You might be in a hospital or otherwise unable to return to work. Your medical bills might be growing by the minute (maybe even more than you realize).
We Represent Your Interests
If you’re like most car accident victims, you just want to get better, put it all behind you, and make sure you get the compensation you need to pay your bills and support your family.
That’s where we come in. As Augusta car accident lawyers, we represent people who have been unfairly injured in a car accident caused by someone else’s negligence.
WHAT SETS M. AUSTIN JACKSON APART
M. Austin was born and raised in Augusta. We have deep roots in this community, and we know state laws and local courts well. Many law firms are based in other states and deal with huge caseloads, which means they don’t offer the same local and personal experience that we do.
We know our clients, and we treat their cases with the seriousness they deserve. When you hire our firm, you’ll be working directly with Austin and the rest of our team. Your case won’t be handed to an associate or another firm.FREE CONSULTATION
If you suffered moderate to severe injuries — or if you have incurred any significant financial losses, such as missed wages due to absences from work — hiring an experienced car accident lawyer could make all the difference. Insurance companies want to make your claim go away as quickly as possible and for as little money as possible.
By hiring a car accident attorney in Augusta, you send a message to the insurance company: you are serious about your claim, and you are demanding the money you deserve. On average, accident victims who hire a lawyer tend to recover more money than those who do not.
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We understand the challenges our clients are facing, and we know how to secure results on their behalf.
We Don’t Get Paid
Unless You Win
We charge our clients nothing until we secure them a financial recovery.
Local Car Accident
Attorney In Augusta, GA
Not only is our practice based in Augusta, GA, but so are we. We live right where our clients are.
How We Work For You
We fight for your financial rights and look out for your best interests at every turn. Getting justice from an insurance company after an auto accident can be a real challenge, especially if you’re trying to face them alone.
When you trust us to take on your claim, you’ll know we’re handling the following on your behalf:
- Negotiate with the insurance companies
- Investigate the accident
- Recover evidence that might strengthen your claim
- Initiate litigation and represent your interests at trial
Working with experts is necessary (accident reconstruction specialists, for example) to determine the true cause of the crash and identify each potentially liable party
Persuading the insurance company that it is in their own best interest to give you a full and fair settlement rather than risk losing an expensive trial
Dealing with debt collectors, insurance adjustors, attorneys, and other opposing parties so that you don’t have to
Giving you honest, reliable advice — because the things you say and do during the negotiation process can have a substantial impact on your ultimate recovery
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MOST FREQUENT QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
You might have many questions about your injury claim. For specific answers to those questions, we suggest you contact our Augusta car accident lawyer, M. Austin Jackson, for a free case assessment.
However, you might also have some general questions about Georgia car accident claims. Here are answers to commonly asked questions:
No two cases are quite alike. The amount of financial compensation available in your claim will depend on a number of factors, including (but not limited to):
- The severity of your injuries
- The nature of any other damages you might be able to claim
- The number of parties liable
- Whether you were partially at fault too (note that this is not a bar to recovering money in many cases)
- The relevant insurance policy limits
- Any statutory caps or limitations that might apply
- All the other factors and circumstances surrounding your claim.
We understand, however, that your potential for financial recovery is an important part of your decision about whether to take legal action. We also understand how important that money is to you and your family — you’ve suffered real losses, you may have missed work, you have bills to pay, and so on.
While no one can promise specific results in advance, what we can offer you is a free, no-obligation consultation with our Augusta personal injury lawyer. Call us or contact us online, tell us about your situation, and we can help you learn more about the damages you might be entitled to.
We can also tell you how much money people with similar claims have recovered in Georgia in the past.
In some cases, you may be entitled to much more money than you realize. For that reason, it is important to discuss your claim closely (and confidentially) with an experienced attorney before making any decisions about your legal rights.
No two car accidents are quite alike. Even relatively low-speed collisions can result in a variety of injuries or other damages, which may include:
- Whiplash, neck injuries, or soft tissue injuries (the #1 most common injury)
- Head or brain injuries
- Scrapes, bruises, or lacerations
- Fractured or broken bones
- Knee injuries
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Herniated disc, back injury, or spinal cord damage
- Burn injuries
- PTSD or emotional distress
When you schedule a free consultation with our law office, you can talk to an experienced Augusta car accident lawyer about your specific injuries and the damages to which you might be entitled.
While we cannot guarantee specific results in advance, we can help you understand how much money people in similar situations have recovered in the past — and how much money you might be able to recover.
There is a stubborn myth out there that car accident lawyers are unaffordable. On the contrary, hiring an Augusta auto accident lawyer at M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law won’t cost you anything up front at all.
Our office represents car crash victims on a contingency fee basis. That means we don’t charge you anything for our legal services unless we are ultimately successful in getting you money.
If we do succeed, our fee is only a percentage of your recovery. If we don’t succeed, you don’t have to pay us one penny — we take the risk of losing so that you don’t have to risk anything at all. This gives us an incentive to fight hard for our clients, and we think it shows: in the majority of our cases, we have gotten a fair settlement for our clients without having to go to court. (That said, we are prepared to take our clients’ cases to trial if that’s what true justice requires.)
Additionally, we offer an initial, no-obligation consultation at no cost whatsoever — even if you ultimately choose not to hire us. It’s your chance to get preliminary answers to your questions, as well as a general understanding of your rights under Georgia personal injury law.
In many cases, we are also able to advance any costs of litigation so that you don’t have to pay anything up front in order to pursue the justice you deserve.
The insurance company isn’t on your side. No matter what their TV commercials say, they are looking out for their own wallets, not yours.
Here’s what you need to know about settlement offers from insurance companies:
- They may significantly undervalue your damages. Insurance companies are notorious for making “lowball” settlement offers. This is often part of a strategy to pressure the victim into taking less than they deserve in order to minimize the insurer’s financial exposure.
- Once you accept the offer, you can never ask for more money. Accepting a settlement offer requires signing a binding “mutual release agreement,” which courts will generally uphold. Unfortunately, car crash victims will sometimes take the settlement and then realize later that they have more medical bills than they realized — or that their injuries are more serious than doctors suspected, or that something didn’t heal properly and now there are costly complications. For these reasons, it’s never a good idea to take a settlement offer too soon without consulting an attorney first.
- Settlement offers may be better for the insurance company than they are for you. Insurance companies do not make settlement offers out of the goodness of their hearts. They do it through careful calculation, using formulas designed to save themselves money.
We understand that it can be tempting to take a settlement offer right away — it might feel like you’re “turning down money,” and that’s hard to do. But you may be able to recover even more money. That’s why it is important to talk with an Augusta auto accident lawyer first. Make sure your decision is a fully informed one.
TYPES OF VEHICLE ACCIDENT CASES WE HANDLE
GET AN AUGUSTA CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER TO FIGHT FOR YOU
When you’re seriously injured in a crash, there’s too much at stake to go it alone. You need a car accident lawyer who’s committed to your case and won’t stop fighting until you get the payment you’re legally entitled to.
Contact the Augusta car accident lawyer, M. Austin Jackson, to talk about your case at no cost and no obligation to move forward with a claim. We want to help you better understand your legal options. Schedule your free consultation today.