Car accidents may be common, but that does not mean they don’t cause serious harm. Many times, a car crash can result in injuries that prevent you from working, involve long recovery periods, and even result in life-long disabilities. If you have been hurt in a car accident, don’t suffer in silence. Talk to us today to start telling your story.

At Brooks Law Office, we have been representing individuals throughout Southeastern Georgia since 1993. We understand how the legal system works and how to navigate it with finesse. Schedule a free initial consultation with our attorney in Savannah today. We proudly serve the surrounding areas of Effingham County, Liberty County, and beyond.

What to Do Immediately Following the Accident

Call 911

The first thing you should do after an accident occurs is alert authorities. Not only is this imperative to ensure that any injured individuals get the treatment they need, but you will need to obtain a copy of the accident report completed by law enforcement if you take legal action.

Gather Evidence

If possible, gather as much evidence as you can while at the scene of the accident. Take pictures from multiple angles, note any visible injuries, such as cuts and bruises, and record anything else that you think might be helpful down the road, including eyewitness statements.

Seek Medical Attention

As soon as you are able to, seek proper medical attention. Your case can become difficult if your injuries are not properly documented. In addition, you may have suffered harm that is not easily detectable, like a brain injury. Letting a doctor conduct a full medical evaluation is the best way to ensure your health and well-being.

Talk to Our Attorney

Once you have spoken to a doctor, you may be ready to take legal action against the negligent driver. In the state of Georgia, you have two years from the date of the accident to pursue a personal injury claim. Time is of the essence, so reach out to us today to start fighting back.



Should You Talk to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company?

Legally, you are not required to speak with the other person’s insurance company. Talking to them may even damage your case in the long run, as a recorded statement can be used against you. Let us handle this discussion on your behalf.

However, you must speak with your own insurance agent. During this conversation, only provide the name, address, and phone number of the other parties involved in the accident, as well as their insurance information, the law enforcement agency that responded to the scene, and date and time of the incident.

Who is Responsible for Paying for Your Medical Treatment?

The at-fault driver’s insurance company may pay for some or all of your medical treatment, but it will be included in the negotiated settlement at the end of your case. While you are moving through the legal process, we encourage you to use your personal health insurance so your medical treatment is not interrupted.

If you do not have health insurance, we may be able to work with some doctors to treat you on a lien basis. This means that you won’t have to pay them back for your treatment until your case settles.

Recovering Compensation in Georgia

Our attorney is prepared to help you seek the compensation you need for:

  • Car repairs

  • Current medical bills

  • Future medical bills

  • Time off from work

  • Pain and suffering

The state of Georgia operates under the comparative fault rule. This means that you can recover damages against any party who was more at fault than you were, but your damages will be reduced according to your share of liability.

Schedule a Free Consultation in Savannah

We understand how difficult it can be to face the aftermath of a car accident, but you won’t have to do it alone. Put our client-centric services on your side today by scheduling a free initial consultation in Savannah, Georgia. Our firm, Brooks Law Office, proudly serves the needs of clients in Effingham County, Liberty County, and the surrounding areas.


At Brooks Law Office, we genuinely care about each and every client who comes to us for representation. For that reason, we’ll stop at nothing to pursue the compensation you need to reach a full recovery—physically, financially, and emotionally. Schedule a free consultation today with a legal team that delivers genuine compassion and fierce representation from start to finish.