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Category Archives: Auto Accidents

How do you find an accident attorney to call?

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Greg Stokes: The best way is through friends and relatives that have dealt with the attorney’s office, the attorney has a good track record and comes highly recommended. That is the easiest way. If you are new to town and you do not know anybody, Googling car accident attorney, or similar phrases like that…. Read More »

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What should I do after a car accident?

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Greg Stokes: The moment there is a crash, you have to think in terms of it is an emergency. If possible, you want to pull your car off to the side of the road. If it is a serious crash, you can leave the car right where it is and get out of your… Read More »

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How does someone know when to get an attorney for a car accident?

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Greg Stokes: I would say, when in doubt of whether you should hire an attorney or not, without question, call an attorney and get their advice. It usually does not cost you anything to call the attorney. Then you get a feel for what is going on, and you have got your options ahead… Read More »

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What to do after a car accident that is not your fault?

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Greg Stokes: The first thing to do after an accident is call the police. If you are injured, go to the doctor or hospital and get treatment. The next thing is report this claim to your own insurance company. Pick up a copy of the accident report, and find out who is the at-fault… Read More »

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How is fault determined in a car accident?

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Greg Stokes: Well, nine times out of ten, the police report is going to report who was at fault. Whoever the police put in the number one positionon the accident report is the person that is going to be given the ticket for violating some traffic law. And, most likely that is the person… Read More »

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What to do if you witness a car accident?

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Greg Stokes: That is a great question. We had a Superior court judge on Peachtree Street who witnessed a car accident, and he did just the right thing. He walked up to the injured party, took out his business card, said, “my name is Judge. Here is my card. I saw what happened. Here… Read More »

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How long do I have to report a car accident?

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Greg Stokes: First off, you want to report it immediately to the police. The second thing, you definitely want to report it to your own insurance company. You do not want to wait more than 30 days, because after 30 days, particularly if you are trying to apply for an uninsured or underinsured motorist… Read More »

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When you have a leased car accident, what happens?

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Greg Stokes: Let us say it is a rental car.You go over to the airport. Yourented a car. Well you have got two options. You can either take out the optional coverage and if you are in a crash, the rental company will pay the claim. Or you can give them your own insurance… Read More »

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How long does a car accident stay on your record?

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Greg Stokes: It depends upon what you are talking about as a record. If we are talking about the Department of Motor Vehicles, and if you are cited with the accident, you have a ticket, and you are found guilty, or you plead guilty, usually the Department of Motor Vehicles is going to keep… Read More »

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How long does it generally take to settle an accident claim?

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Greg Stokes: We try to target 11 months from start to finish. But what really determines how long it is going to take is how long it is going to take that person to recover. We do not want to settle their claim until they reach maximum medical improvement. We would like to get… Read More »

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