How an Experienced Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Can Protect You from Insurance Company Traps
When you are involved in a motor vehicle collision that causes serious injury, it is normal to feel as though you have been victimized by an alcohol impaired, distracted or otherwise careless driver. While many people presume that the other driver’s insurance company will make a reasonable offer to settle the claim if liability is fairly clear cut, this misconception fails to properly consider the role of insurance companies. The primary function of an insurance company is to maximize revenue which is accomplished at least in part by minimizing the amounts paid on insurance claims.
The best way to protect a motor vehicle accident injury claim is to retain an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney with the experience to effectively respond to common insurance company strategies including:
Obtaining Compromising Admissions: The insurance adjuster may approach you in an amicable manner to theoretically obtain information that will be used to process your claim. However, the main purpose of such communication is to discover facts that can be used to undermine your claim. Damaging evidence many include admissions that you were speeding, distracted, not buckled up or previously injured. When you must deal with the insurance company for the other driver, it is advisable to have an experienced personal injury attorney engage in these discussions so that you do not inadvertently provide damaging information that you are not obligated to provide.
Use of Financial Pressure: Insurance companies recognize that delays in paying a claim can be an effective strategy to motivate an injury victim to settle for less money. Whether an injury victim needs money to pay medical bills or pay household expenses, insurance adjusters understand that the pressure to settle increases the longer a victim must wait for compensation during a period of incapacity. An experienced Atlanta motor vehicle accident attorney can take affirmative steps to ensure that the insurance company does not create unreasonable delay in settling the car accident injury claim.
Underestimating the Value of Claims: Insurance companies often make broad requests for medical records so that the it can have medical experts claim the injuries are not significant or debilitating. The insurance company also will look for prior existing injuries or medical conditions that may be the cause of an injury caused by the car accident.
Our experienced car crash accident attorneys in Atlanta, Georgia diligently protect our clients’ interests, investigate car accidents resulting in injury and seek the best possible outcome for our clients. If you are injured by a negligent driver in a Atlanta auto accident, it is important to act quickly if you believe someone else is responsible for causing the accident. By speaking with an experienced attorney, you can have a better understanding of what legal rights you are entitled to and how to protect those legal rights.
Put Our Law Firm’s Over 39 Years Of Legal Experience To Work For Your Case!
If you or a loved one has been injured in an auto accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Montlick & Associates today for your free consultation with an experienced Personal Injury Attorneys in Georgia. Montlick & Associates has been representing those who suffer serious injuries throughout all of Georgia and in the Southeast for over 39 years, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
Your Time to File a Claim is Limited By Georgia Law
There are time limitations for bringing a claim. Be sure to read our “Georgia Statute of Limitations” page for more information about important deadlines that effect your ability to file an injury claim. We also provide a “A Guide to Personal Injury Law in Georgia” that will help you better understand the laws the affect your case.
No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.Montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law
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Atlanta, GA 30329
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