A motor vehicle accident that left you with injuries may have also left you struggling to make ends meet. You likely relied on the insurance company to come through, but how do you know if the settlement the adjuster offers is fair? Will it cover all your medical bills? Do you even know the full extent of your injuries? What will you do if the insurance company denies your claim for reasons you cannot understand?
These questions and others are the reason why many seek professional help after a serious accident. When your future depends on whether you obtain a full and fair settlement or you feel there are others who should compensate you for your injuries, you may find that having a personal injury attorney on your side will open doors and widen paths on your road to recovery.
Legal help at a difficult time
You would do well to spend your energy working on recovering from your injuries. Having legal counsel at your side at the earliest convenience can set in motion the process of gaining the compensation you need as doctors continue to assess your condition. Some of the benefits an attorney can offer include the following:
- Dealing with the legal paperwork and red tape of your claim
- Providing a reasonable assessment of the compensation you can expect
- Guiding you through the complicated steps and legal terminology you will face
- Offering skilled resources for investigating your accident and injuries
- Lending an objective opinion to your decision making
- Assisting you in weighing the benefits of filing a personal injury claim in civil court
It may seem as simple as contacting the insurance company and describing the details of the accident and your injuries. However, it is rarely that simple. Even if the insurance company is quick to write you a check, it is important to remember that the goal of the insurer is to pay out as little on a claim as possible.
One advantage of having a Georgia attorney on your side is having the experience of someone who has dealt with insurance companies, understands their tactics and knows the appropriate steps to take to obtain a fair settlement. Insurers count on you knowing little about how their industry works. Like many drivers, you may have only a passing knowledge of the terms of your own policy. Having an advocate on your side can level the playing field and offer you a better chance of receiving what you need and deserve.