Seven Reasons to Hire an Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney
When to Call an Attorney after a Car Accident -- Seven Reasons to Hire an Experienced Georgia Car Accident Attorney
If you are T-boned in an intersection by a driver who runs a red light, or your motorcycle is forced off the road by a motorist making an unsafe lane change, you can experience life-altering injuries. If you only suffered minor damage to your vehicle with no injuries, you might not need an attorney to handle your claim. Auto accident victims that suffer any injury, however, should see a doctor and disclose all symptoms even if they seem minor. Sometimes trauma to the head will not immediately manifest obvious symptoms that reveal a serious injury. However, delays in seeking medical attention can permit swelling to occur inside the skull that increases the pressure on the brain, creating a risk of permanent brain damage. If you suffer any form of physical injury in a motor vehicle accident, speaking with a personal injury attorney can be a critical step in protecting your legal rights. In this blog article, our experienced car accident lawyers offer seven reasons to retain legal representation.
Compliance with Legal Deadlines and Procedures: The civil litigation system is governed by an overwhelming array of procedures, evidentiary rules, court rules, and deadlines. These technical rules set the parameters of the litigation process. Our experienced auto accident attorneys have extensive familiarity with these procedures and time limits. If you fail to file a complaint to initiate your lawsuit before the statute of limitation expires, you will be permanently barred from pursuing the suit. The legal process is filled with technical requirements and timing requirements, and a car accident lawyer can help you navigate this potential minefield that can blow up your legal claim.
Shielding You from Insurance Company Traps: If the at-fault driver in your auto accident case is insured, his or her insurance adjuster might attempt to contact you. While the adjuster might seem amicable enough, innocent statements can be twisted to sound like you are admitting responsibility. Insurance companies maximize profits by paying as few claims as possible for the minimum amount, and a personal injury lawyer can handle negotiations with the insurance company to prevent you from inadvertent statements that could undermine your claim. The insurance company also might request that you give a recorded statement, which will give the insurer a chance to elicit harmful admissions or contradictory statements that can be used to attack your credibility.
Retaining Experts: If you are injured in a car accident, you might need an accident reconstruction expert if the defendants dispute how the collision occurred. Medical experts might be needed to establish a causal link between the accident and your injuries or to refute claims that your injuries stem from a prior incident. For example, if you have injured because of a defective vehicle, you might need an engineering expert. Because our attorneys have worked with individuals with many areas of specialized knowledge, we have established relationships with a wide array of highly regarded experts.
Demystifying the Legal Process: The factual and legal issues that must be established in a civil lawsuit often are complicated and confusing. When you retain legal counsel, you will have someone to explain the process. If you know what to expect, litigation of your claim can seem less intimidating.
Investigating the Factual Basis for Your Claim: When you pursue a car accident claim, you often will need to prove the other driver engaged in unreasonably careless conduct. Our lawyers work with private investigators, accident reconstruction experts, and others to obtain the necessary evidence to present a persuasive legal claim. We also gather evidence like the law enforcement accident report, traffic cam surveillance, and witnesses so that we can construct a compelling case for our clients.
Conducting Settlement Negotiations with the Insurance Company: While most auto accident lawsuits we handle will settle before trial, we believe the most effective approach to negotiation is to build a strong case that makes the insurance company consider settlement in light of the risk of a costly trial verdict.
Maximizing the Value of Your Recovery: While some car accident victims might wonder about the value of retaining an attorney, studies suggest accident victims cannot afford to proceed without legal representation. A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC), for example, found that auto collision injury victims who were represented by attorneys recovered nearly forty percent more than parties who handled their claim without a lawyer.
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.
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