The Important Role of Your Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney [Part I]
Many people make the decision to negotiate a settlement for their Georgia car accident claim directly with the other driver’s insurance company. Their hope is that the case will settle more rapidly without complicated legal maneuvering and that the injury victims will recover more compensation because there is no need to pay a percentage to a law firm. This type of strategy can be extremely risky because a common best case scenario involves the case settling for an amount that is far less than the injury victim is entitled to receive, while the worst case scenario is that the car accident victim walks away with nothing.
Insurance companies that handle Georgia auto accidents are well aware of the advantage that they have when dealing with the average car accident victim. Personal injury cases and litigation is subject to a multitude of complexities including strict procedural requirements, technical evidentiary rules and unforgiving deadlines. When insurance companies know that they are dealing with someone without legal counsel, the insurance company will look to exploit its experience, resources and knowledge. Even the brightest and most passionate injury victim can be no match for this David and Goliath conflict, which can amount to Goliath armed with nuclear weapons and David with no weapons at all.
At our Atlanta auto collision injury law firm, our experienced Georgia car accident lawyers often hear from personal injury victims who thought they could start out handling their own claim and seek help if they ran into trouble. Sadly, many of these personal injury victims do not seek legal assistance until they have made devastating errors, such as failing to comply with the statute of limitations, failing to preserve evidence or present it properly, inaccurately valuing a claim, or getting tricked into saying something in a recorded statement that is now being used against them, to name a few. While sometimes these mistakes can be remedied, certain errors like not filing a complaint in court prior to the statute of limitation will almost always bar valid claims.
If you are injured in a car crash in Georgia, our Atlanta car crash attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia, the Southeast and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state.
No matter where you are located our personal injury 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.