Being injured in a Gwinett County car accident just became more expensive. The Gwinett County Board of Commissioners has approved a plan to raise the county’s base charge for emergency medical transports from $750 to $975. The $225 fee hike will raise an estimated $1.5 million for the Gwinett County general fund.
 
Ambulance transportation is one of the many costs associated with Atlanta area car accidents.  Once you are transported, there are emergency room and hospital costs, doctor visits and, perhaps, physical therapy.  You may need to pay for a prescription and supplies like crutches.  You probably have car damage and will need a rental car.  Possessions in your car may also have been damaged.  You will also need to replace any car seats.  
In addition to this financial stress, your injury may cause you to miss work or it may affect your ability to do your job.
 
All these costs should be covered by insurance.   However, many insurance companies will offer an initial settlement that doesn’t adequately cover your costs.  It may be tempting to take the money, but it is a good idea to speak to an Atlanta accident lawyer first.
 
Scheduling a free case evaluation is a good way to find if your settlement offer is fair.  You can schedule an appointment with Atlanta injury attorney Shane Smith by calling the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999 or filling out the on-line contact form.
Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia
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