You have been in a car accident and now it is time to decide if you need a Atlanta personal injury lawyer. Here are some of the most common questions people ask me about getting a lawyer...
A local Atlanta lawyer is there to protect you after your car accident in many ways, and many you probably haven't thought of.
One of my current clients broke her hand on the airbag. Her attorney is helping her by having the insurance pay for housekeeping. With 2 small children and having to keep her hand elevated, she needs real help.
People who use a lawyer to help them settle their insurance claim get on average 3 times the compensation that people receive who try to settle the case themselves. An insurance adjuster is trained and works all day at talking people out of getting the compensation they deserve. Trying to negotiate with an insurance company is usually best handled by a professional, which is why people do better with a lawyer.
In extreme and very serious accidents you must have a lawyer. You need a personal injury lawyer almost as badly as you need a doctor, don't hesitate get one on your side now. Fill out the form on this page to have a local lawyer call you back right away.
Even if your accident was less than serious - a personal injury lawyer can be essential for you. Sometimes serious injuries show up weeks and sometimes months after a car accident.
One of my clients a few years back came in for treatment for back and neck pain after his car accident. He had serious whiplash and headaches and a lot of low back pain. He saw his primary medical doctor, a very skilled chiropractor, and myself. One day, towards the very end of his 6 months of treatment, he came in and had so much pain that he could barely hold still. He had pain and numbness down his leg. The doctor listened to his symptoms, and referred him to the ER. He had surgery the next day for a disc issue.
This is not that common, most serious injuries from accidents are found in the first month, maybe two. But not all injuries. My client had been a police officer prior to this injury. He lost his job as his lower back was never the same. In this case, the lawyer had to get compensation for the loss of my clients career, not just for the injury itself.
The lawyer is there to protect you after an accident. And to protect your interests if the injury prevents you from working now, or in the future.
Getting your car repaired or replaced is also a process riddled with issues that your lawyer can help you with. You want new parts put back on your car not used ones, or you want fair compensation for the value of your car so you can get it replaced with an equal car. Your lawyer will help you with this too.
If you were in an accident, even if you are going to settle the claim yourself, have a free consultation with a lawyer to talk about your case it might surprise you how helpful it can be.
Well, simply put one of the best ways to find out is to ask a lawyer for free! Fill out the form and an Atlanta personal injury lawyer will call you right back and help you figure that out.
There are many factors that go into answering how much a claim is worth, and just some of which I've listed here for you:
There is no simple calculation or fast number which can be generated for a car accident case. That is why you want to have a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer.
You may have a very strong claim/case but the other driver has no insurance coverage. Or their coverage is not adequate to pay your claim (good settlements still happen in these cases, but only with an experienced lawyer). Or maybe there were 4 injured folks in the car, and the insurance company can pay the maximum on the insurance, but the maximum is now split between 4 peoples medical bills and their 4 claims. None of these examples mean you won't receive a settlement. They do mean your settlement will may be complicated.
Simply the most important thing you can do after you have seen your doctor.
Fill out this short form a local lawyer will call you right back and discuss your case with you at no charge or commitment.
Atlanta personal injury lawyers work for you on a "no win, no fee" basis. That means that if for some reason they don't get a financial reward for you, they will not charge you. It is a no risk situation.
The lawyer gets paid by keeping a portion of the settlement that he gets for you from the insurance company.
I will be writing about my experience in real time, read along, or check in now and again. I will be posting about my pain treatments, and you can send questions about your own accident at any time for me to include.Click here