Other Important Considerations In Injury Claims

At Houck | Reynolds, LLC, we can help you understand the nuances of your specific injury claim, perform a full and thorough investigation, and present your case effectively when it matters most. Contact us today in Atlanta to arrange an appointment and start ont he path toward recovery.

Uninsured/Underinsured Driver

If you were hit by an uninsured or underinsured motorist, you may be eligible for benefits under your own policy or the policy that covered the vehicle you were in. Many insurance companies have special "uninsured motorist" provisions. In most cases, you will be able to collect for your lost wages, medical bills, pain and suffering, etc., in the same way as if the driver that hit you did have insurance. Bring a copy of all your policies to the first meeting so we can help determine how much coverage you may have.

Bankruptcy

If you are considering filing bankruptcy, you should know that you may lose all rights to your personal injury case. The bankruptcy court can take over your case, settle your case and give your settlement money to your creditors, and you will receive nothing. Be sure to talk to your lawyer before filing bankruptcy.

Claims Against The Government

Any injury claim, whether it stems from a car collision or other event that involves the government, is subject to special rules. The governmental entity involved may be the state, a city, a county, local government, or the United States. Generally, a Notice of Claim must be filed with the appropriate governmental agency with a very short time period following your injury or your claim will be forever barred. If you believe that the government may be involved in your case, please notify us immediately.