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I've been injured in an accident. How do I file a claim?

It can be difficult to take action after experiencing a traumatizing accident. At The Kalka Law Group, we understand the difficulty of your situation and we are here to help. The first steps you take after being injured are important and time-sensitive, so consult with our firm today for counsel and assistance. We have previous experience defending the kind of insurance company you are facing from the type of claim you need to file, which gives us an edge against the opposition.

Steps to Take After Being Injured

  • Retain a reliable and aggressive injury lawyer. No matter how complicated your case may be, it is always a smart idea to have a knowledgeable personal injury representative by your side. They can negotiate with your insurance provider, investigate the details of your case, look for evidence that may help in obtaining the highest amount of compensation, and work personally with you to make sure your rights are protected.
  • Collect all relevant evidence and documentation related to your accident and consequent injuries. After obtaining the counsel of a skilled Atlanta personal injury lawyer, this would be the next step. Witness statements, medical records, doctors' notes and mileage logs to and from appointments can all be used to verify the extent of your injuries and the damages that need to be compensated.
  • Let you attorney negotiate with your insurance provider. Once these documents are all collected, your attorney can contact the insurance company of the liable party. Your lawyer should handle all correspondence and communication in order to avoid the possibility of incrimination, since the insurance company could skew your words and use them to your disadvantage. It may be possible for you to negotiate a fair settlement with assistance from your injury lawyer; however, if this is not possible, litigation may be necessary to obtain the payout you need.

It is important to note that all personal injury claims must be filed within two years of the time of injury. This is a Georgia state law known as the "statute of limitations" and can be found in O.G.C.A. § 9-3-33. If you wait too long to file your claim, it will be denied, so take action immediately by contacting The Kalka Law Group and scheduling an appointment. We would love to help you file a claim and fight for the compensation you deserve!

How Long Does It Take Before Injuries Show After a Car Accident?

Are you wondering how long it will take for any injuries you sustained to appear? Injuries in car accidents can vary dramatically as can the time it takes for injuries to appear after an accident. In fender-benders and minor accidents, victims are far less likely to feel significant pain and suffering initially, but in the following days you may experience bruising and intense pain.

In more serious collisions or those involving multiple vehicles, injuries can be seen and felt immediately. Any delay in the appearance of injuries can often be attributed to the increased adrenaline and other chemicals your body produces when faced with unexpected danger, shock or excitement. There are many cases where these chemicals act as a pain blocker. Some accident victims have sustained serious, even life-threatening injuries that they were completely unaware of until seeking medical attention. In certain scenarios, it is only when the initial shock wears off that pain from impact will begin to be felt.

Steps to Take After a Car Accident

  • One of the most important steps you can take following a car accident is to seek medical attention. Any delay in having a doctor check for internal bleeding, a head wound, swelling or any other sign of a severe injury could not only affect your future health but your ability to seek financial compensation for your injuries as well.
  • The next step to take is to hire a skilled personal injury lawyer to represent you and assist you in your aggressive pursuit of damages. A personal injury attorney from our firm will be able to advise you of your legal rights and assist you in getting the medical treatment you require. We are passionate about advocating on behalf of accident victims and their families. Our commitment to our clients is unwavering and we take pride in having recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.

Can You Negotiate a Settlement with Insurance On Your Own?

Never attempt to negotiate a settlement or accept payment from an insurance company without consulting with an attorney first. Insurance companies are generally quick to offer some type of settlement in the hopes you will accept before you are have the time to determine the true value of your case. As soon as you accept a settlement offer, you will lose the opportunity to recover fair compensation, as you rightfully deserve. Do not unnecessarily put yourself at risk when our firm stands ready to assist.

If you need legal representation after a car accident, contact our firm to request a free case evaluation.

Why Call The Kalka Law Group?

If you have been in an accident and you need an attorney, our Atlanta injury firm stands ready to provide you with the aggressive legal representation you deserve when seeking to recover the maximum compensation your injuries. Our firm has been representing accident victims in and around the Atlanta area for decades.

We are skilled negotiators and trained litigators who are devoted to helping their clients level the playing field, particularly when going up against large corporations and insurance companies. Attorney Tony Kalka has been included in Georgia's Super Lawyers® in 2014-2020 & in the Top 100: 2019 & 2020 Georgia Super Lawyers List, Attorney Matthew Broun has been selected to the list of Georgia's Super Lawyers® Rising StarsSM for 2020, and Attorney Caroline Owings was listed Top 40 Under 40 Attorney for 2019 according to National Trial Lawyers, among many other accolades.

Let us come to you to hear out your claim or visit our convenient Atlanta office location at:

1447 Peachtree St. NE Suite 550
Atlanta, GA 30309

Proving Negligence & Procuring Compensation

Being involved in a car accident, a motorcycle accident or any other type of accident, can be extremely painful and it can cause a myriad of other problems as well. In cases where a victim's injuries are severe enough, he or she may be required to take time away from work, undergo surgical procedures or attend numerous physical therapy sessions before being able to get back to some semblance of a normal life.

Should your injuries be catastrophic or deadly, you or those you love, could be left with massive medical bills and expenses far beyond your ability to pay. At our firm, we hold a strong belief that the victims of accidents deserve to be compensated for their injuries. Those responsible for causing the accident need to be held liable for their negligence and irresponsibility.

To find out what we can do to help you get the highest level of compensation for your case, call our firm now or go online to fill out a free case evaluation.

We Know How to Defend Against Insurance Companies

At The Kalka Law Group, we have more than 30 years of experience and can provide insightful representation when facing the big insurance companies. Your opponent will doubtlessly employ excellent defense and will not hesitate to use their extensive resources against you, but with the representation of an attorney from our firm, you could level the playing field.

Listed as a Top 40 under 40 lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association, Attorney Kalka is esteemed for his legal work and is more than willing to work with you no matter how minimal or complex your case may seem. Attorney Kalka spent many years defending insurance companies before becoming an Atlanta injury attorney, which has provided him with an invaluable understanding of their defense strategies. He has also been given a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating for his outstanding work with past clients. Our lawyers work relentlessly to provide the best possible results they can for each and every one of their clients.

With our Atlanta injury firm on your side, you could present a case that cannot be argued or fought and you could recover the highest possible amount of damages for your injuries. Contact us today to discuss your options in a free consultation and start fighting for a full recovery of your damages.

What Our Clients Are Saying

  • “There will never be enough words that can describe the type of lawyer, professional, confidant, and friend that Tony Kalka and Renee Smith have been thru the entire ordeal of my case. To say that they have gone above and beyond, is a complete understatemen”

    Meg Bennett

  • “I placed it all in his hands, and I was not let down! I have grown to look at Tony as a friend, and will use The Kalka Law Group in an instant in the future.”

    Mike T.

  • “I would never use another attorney for personal injury. Tony loves his job and it shows in his work!”


  • “Tony sat me down and laid out all the next steps be followed. He did what he had advised and everything turned out just right. They are honest which allows you to make an intelligent decision.”


  • “Kalka Law Group is the best”

    John O’Neil

  • “Tony Kalka is an Extraordinary Attorney, I can never thank enough. If it had not been for Tony Kalka, I would not be physically or logically writing this. He literally saved me from having a nervous breakdown.”

    M. Kay Weatherford

  • “Everything was dealt with in a timely manner and I was well informed throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend using Tony Kalka!”


  • “The outcome of my case was more than I expected. I would definitely recommend The Kalka Law Group.”


  • “Extremely skilled”

    J. Michael Thomas

  • “Tony and his team put together a case and helped me when no one else could I was able to get a recovery.”

    C Rabren

  • “I'm not sure what I would have done without The Kalka Law Group. Their staff was very helpful in addressing my concerns. Tony - I appreciate your work and all you have done for me. I will refer everyone I know to you.”

    M. Morgan

  • “Legal white knights”

    Christopher T

  • “My lawyer was Alfred Evans and I can sincerely say without a doubt that this man did everything right. He always kept me informed of what was going on and I felt he and his people were doing everything in my best interest.”

    Billy S

  • “Professional”

    A. Williams

  • “Not only is Tony a remarkable attorney, but he is an extraordinary human being.”


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