The Important Role of Your Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney [Part II]
This blog post highlights a few of the important benefits of retaining legal representation by an experienced Georgia auto collision lawyer. Here are a few of the advantages that accompany effective legal representation by an experienced motor vehicle accident law firm.
Knowledge of Legal Requirements: There are many rigid complicated legal requirements associated with bringing a car crash claim in Georgia. When you do not have a thorough understanding of these technical rules, the insurance company can use the rules as a sword. When you retain legal counsel early in the process, you can preempt attempts by the insurance company for the other driver to exploit its superior knowledge of the law.
Threat of Trial: An insurance company knows that the procedural and evidentiary rules make it virtually impossible for a layperson to have a real success at trial. This is a huge problem when pursuing a car accident settlement because the cost and risk associated with trial is a huge motivating factor in settlement negotiations. If the insurance company has no concern about the risk of a substantial verdict at trial, the insurance company has virtually no incentive to make a reasonable settlement offer.
Paper Wars: Insurance companies may have an army of lawyers and support staff who can bury a layperson in paperwork, including motions that require legal research and analysis as well as discovery requests and responses. If you do not respond in a timely or appropriate manner, you can suffer serious consequences that include attorney fee awards, bars on presenting evidence or issues and even dismissal.
Medical Experts: Some auto collision victims presume that they can safely represent their own interest because the fault of the other driver is fairly clear. The police report may conclude that a driver that ran a red light or rear-ended a stopped vehicle, for example, was responsible for causing the collision. When faced with facts that make it difficult to contest fault, insurance companies shift their focus to contesting the severity of a personal injury victim's injuries. This may involve use of technical medical testimony, analysis of diagnostic tests and similar specialized medical evidence. A neurologist that claims your numbness or impaired motion could not have been caused by your collision may prove to be persuasive evidence to a jury. If you do not have a law firm that can present contrary medical testimony and evidence, you may end up with compensation that is not reasonable given the severity of your injuries.
Peace of Mind: Because the average person has no experience with civil litigation, any attempt to handle ones own personal injury claim will be riddled with anxiety and uncertainty. When your interest are being protected by an experienced Georgia auto accident lawyer, you can relax because you have experts on your side who understand the legal and factual challenges and obstacles in civil litigation.
If you are injured in a Georgia auto collision, our Georgia car crash attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, 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.
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.