Brunswick Car Accident Attorney
Helping Victims of Rear-End Accidents, Drunk Driving Collisions & More
If you were involved in a car wreck, you may not know what to do next. The property damage adjuster is trying to short you money while your vehicle is already worth less than you owe on it. You need a rental car to get to work, but your insurance won’t cover it. Your back hurts, but you don’t want to go to the ER because you don’t have health insurance. What can you do?
You can call me. I am Brunswick attorney Brad McLelland, and I can personally take the legal details and worries off your plate. Let me deal with the insurance companies, paperwork, and problems while you focus on healing.
The Law Office of Brad S. McLelland, PC. has professional relationships with various doctors around Southeast Georgia. Depending on the nature of your injuries, I may be able to help you get medical treatment, no matter your health care coverage, and get you on the road to recovery.
Helping Georgia Car Accident Victims
Serious car accidents occur every day on South Georgia roadways like Interstate 95, Highway 17, state Route 25, highways 5, 82, 84, 99, 301, and 341, the F.J. Torras Causeway, and state Route 520, to name a few. If you have been injured by a drunk driver or in another type of car wreck or truck accident, you may be unsure of what your rights are in this situation.
You may be wondering:
- How to choose the right doctor for your specific injury
- How you will meet your transportation needs if your vehicle was totaled
- How you will pay for costly medical bills incurred from your accident injuries
- How you will pay your bills since you have lost wages
Whatever your situation, I am available to help answer these questions and offer our guidance through every step of the legal process. I offer assistance to those in Brunswick and surrounding Georgia communities. My ultimate goal is to do what is necessary to get you better and then help you get the full compensation you deserve.
One of the primary objectives in investigating traffic crashes is to obtain information that can be used to develop crash prevention and injury mitigation programs. The Georgia Motor Vehicle Crash Report is the primary source document for the data that is used to build the Georgia Electronic Crash Reporting System (GEARS). As a result of these investigations, the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee Task Team working with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center has developed an instruction manual to serve as the primary guidance for completing the most recent approved crash report. For example, when submitting a crash report, it is recommended to follow these guidelines:
- The overlay does not need to be submitted to the Department of Transportation.
- Submit the original crash report within three business days to the Department of Transportation.
- The report can be typed, computer-generated or hand-written in ink. Print if you use an ink pen.
- Any time a code is used for other, it must be explained in the Narrative section.
- Keep in mind that the department is scanning all paper reports for accuracy, completeness, and legibility. You and the department will have a record that can be used in civil or criminal proceedings weeks, months, or even years later. Lastly, images of paper reports are retained by the GDOT for ten years as per Retention Policy.
Experienced Car Accident Lawyer Fighting Insurance Companies
Dealing with car insurance companies is not easy. Insurance adjusters are in business to try to pay out as little as possible. This is how they make money and get their big bonuses.
Many will often:
- Deny or delay rightful claims
- Attempt to get car accident injury victims to sign settlements that are small and less than what they deserve
- Tell victims that they “don’t need a lawyer” or discourage injured parties from contacting one
- Lie about what you are entitled to
I have extensive expertise dealing with insurance adjusters and insurance companies. Prior to helping individuals in private practice, I was an insurance defense attorney, representing the very same insurance companies I now sue. I have the insight and understand how the insurance industry works. Let me use this knowledge to help you get what you deserve.
Georgia Uninsured Motorist Insurance Coverage
Unfortunately, many bad drivers fail to carry the mandatory insurance liabilities as required by Georgia law. The good news is most automobile accident victims have what is called uninsured motorist coverage, which protects them in these unfortunate circumstances.
There is also something called “underinsured motorist coverage” that can help even when the at-fault driver has some — but not enough — liability coverage. These types of coverage and their interplay with each other can be tricky. Let me investigate them for you.
An Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Brunswick Can Help
If your injury makes it difficult to come to us, I can meet with you at another location, including a hospital or your home. Evening and weekend appointments are also available.
Call (912) 400-0039 for dedicated counsel from a Brunswick car accident attorney. We can discuss the specific accident, your injuries, and what you are entitled to recover.
If you call one of the flashy car accident lawyers you see on TV, you should be aware that they may not call you back. If you do get ahold of someone, it probably won’t be an actual attorney. You will likely be shuffled off to a case manager who is not a lawyer or even a paralegal. Plus, if your case becomes too difficult and they can’t easily reach a settlement, they will probably pass you off again to an actual trial lawyer who can take your case to court. By then, of course, years may have passed and you are no better off than you were before.
If you call me, attorney Brad McLelland, you’re going to meet with me the same day. You can work directly with me and my assistant, who are fully dedicated to your case. My office is an actual brick-and-mortar building right here in Brunswick — not a “satellite office” manned only by a receptionist, like many large TV firms have.
I handle all types of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Rear-end collisions
- Head-on crashes
- Broadside (T-bone) accidents
- Hit and runs
- Drunk driving collisions
- Texting/distracted driving accidents
- Rollover accidents
All of these accidents cause a wide range of injuries, like broken bones, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and more. Fortunately, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, regardless of the extent of your injuries. We’re here to help, regardless of the extent of your accident.
I have more than 20 years of experience helping people in Brunswick and throughout South Georgia obtain compensation for all types of auto accidents. I also assist families who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents recover compensation in wrongful death lawsuits.
These are difficult cases for multiple reasons, not the least of which is the emotional toll it takes on you and your family.
Very few attorneys have ever handled wrongful death lawsuits. You should make sure you have an experienced one working for you. I have handled more than a dozen of these wrongful death claims. Let me help you through this difficult time.
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