Why Do I Need An Attorney?
If you have recently been injured in a car accident, you are probably asking yourself if it’s necessary for you to hire an attorney to handle your Georgia personal injury claim. Maybe you don’t need to. Maybe your claim is small enough that you can handle it on your own. But if you have suffered serious injuries and your medical bills are starting to climb up to at least $3,000, it is probably a good idea for you to start looking for a lawyer.
Pursuing a successful injury claim requires knowledge and experience.
The insurance company will assign an adjuster to your claim who deals with dozens of claims every day. Adjusters can handle as many as 200 files at any given time. You, on the other hand, may never have even been involved in an accident before. It can be very difficult to deal with the insurance adjuster on your own, and almost impossible to get them to treat you fairly without attorney representation.
The insurance adjuster is trained to pay out as little money as possible.
If you are trying to handle your claim on your own, then you know how difficult it is to get the insurance adjuster to take you seriously. As long as you are not represented, he or she knows there is no real threat of you filing a lawsuit. Also, insurance adjusters are specially trained to pay out as little money as possible on claims.
Adjusters practice tricks and techniques to minimize your claim as much as possible. They will try to get you to settle your claim before you are truly done treating; they will ask you to sign a medical release so they can obtain unlimited access to your complete medical history; they will want you to give a recorded statement, where their questions are meant to confuse you and trick you into saying things that will hurt your case.
A good attorney will handle all aspects of your claim so you can focus on getting well.
When you hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to handle your case, he or she won’t just deal with the difficult insurance adjuster. Your attorney will take care of every aspect of your legal claim. He or she will investigate all possible sources of insurance, and pursue all of the money that is available to you. Your lawyer will also investigate the accident, the other driver, and all the facts of the case, and make a detailed plan about the best way to maximize your claim.
If you’ve been hurt in an auto accident, you have enough to worry about without trying to deal with a difficult insurance adjuster who is just waiting to make you an unsatisfactory offer to settle your claim; that is, if the adjuster doesn’t just deny it outright. You need an advocate, someone who is experienced with the Georgia injury claims process, and who can help you get the settlement you deserve.
Check out the many articles, videos and FREE books available for download at tywilsonlaw.com BEFORE talking to the insurance adjuster, signing any forms or hiring a lawyer to ensure you have the information you need to handle your claim.
If you have questions for a Georgia injury lawyer, give Ty a call at 866-937-5454 to discuss your claim.
Be informed. Be aware. Be prepared.