Even though the number of car accidents in Georgia has dropped, that doesn’t mean you may not be involved in one. Unless you are a stunt driver, you should have an attorney on call as long as you can drive. The following scenarios can elicit the need for competent legal representation post car accident:
The Severity of Your Injuries
If you suffered from minor injuries, you may get compensated quickly by the insurance company to prevent the hassle. On the other hand, if you are severely injured in the accident, the insurer may try to reduce the settlement amount with a lowball offer. Whether you are aware of the full extent of your injuries or not, they may still try to dupe you into accepting a low offer.
Since experienced attorneys have seen their fair share of such cases, they know instantly when an insurance company is trying to fool their clients. That’s because they understand that injuries can take time to fully manifest and even doctors cannot pinpoint when that might be.
In other words, if your injuries are more serious than what the insurance company claims, you should contact an attorney immediately before accepting an offer.
You Are Unsure About Liability
In some accidents, liability can be difficult to determine. For instance, perhaps you suffered from injuries previously from other parties. Determining which ones were caused by the accident can be a challenge. In such situations, your attorney can help you come to a decision by analyzing the evidence and by hiring private investigators on your behalf.
These measures can clarify the evidence surrounding the case and uncover who is liable for damages. These are important if you wish to receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries and the damages you and your loved ones sustained.
In some cases, the insurer may try to convince you that you are liable for the injuries to reduce compensation. He/she may try to make you sign a non-disclosure agreement to prevent legal action in the future. The worst thing you can do is sign it without the presence of an attorney. He/she will know whether the deal is in your best interests or not.
Whether you have been involved in a car accident or know someone who has been seriously injured in one, get the best legal representation from attorneys at Shani O. Brooks P.C. Attorneys at Law. We can help you get the maximum compensation you deserve. Besides being highly proficient in Georgia car accident laws, we are not afraid to represent you in court aggressively if need be.