The Reasons That You Need a Georgia Personal Injury Lawyer if You Are Injured in a Motor Vehicle Collision


December 03, 2013

This blog post discusses three reasons why you need an experienced Georgia personal injury lawyer if you are injured in a motor vehicle collision.  Some people attempt to deal with the insurance adjuster on their own, and often they harm the value of their case as a result of strategic mistakes, and they are surprised when things aren't as rosy as they may have been led to believe up front by the adjuster who said that they did not need a lawyer. Although a few people sometimes file their own personal injury lawsuits, they typically fair about as well as you would expect considering that the insurance company for the other driver has attorneys, experts and extensive litigation resources to devote to evading financial responsibility for injuries caused by their insured driver’s unsafe conduct.   Below are a few important benefits of having legal representation to represent you in your personal injury case.

Deciphering of the Legal System

When pursuing a legal claim for monetary damages, the plaintiff must be able to deal effectively with unfamiliar terminology, complex procedural requirements, expenses of gathering evidence, expert witnesses, litigation and other obstacles that make it difficult to succeed without legal representation.  By way of analogy, you should consider the challenge of prevailing in a game of bridge when you do not even know the rules or how the game is scored.  If you magnify the challenge posed by this analogy many times over, you now have a fair approximation of the difficulty of obtaining an appropriate settlement or judgment when you are not represented by knowlegeable legal counsel.

Compliance with Legal Rules

Some people who try to handle their own personal injury claim assume that they can do so because they had success in small claims court.  However, the two situations are not remotely similar because you are held to the standards of an attorney when seeking civil damages for your personal injuries including the rules of evidence and civil procedure.  Most laypersons struggle to even get their evidence before a jury because they do not know these technical rules.

Preventing Delays

There is a common misconception that retaining legal representation will slow down a plaintiff’s personal injury claim.  In reality, the opposite outcome is closer to the truth.  Insurance companies know that the stress experienced by plaintiffs as financial challenges mount grow significantly if the case takes a long time to resolve.  The insurance company may intentionally stall out of court, as well as when a legal matter is in court, including delaying discovery responses or otherwise engaging in tactics designed to prolong the case so that an injury victim becomes motivated to settle the case for less than the actual value of the case.  When you retain an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney at Montlick and Associates, we may file motions opposing such tactics and use other procedural maneuvers to keep the case moving at an appropriate pace. 

The Georgia personal injury attorneys at Montlick and Associates are available to provide effective legal representation to those throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including 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.

Category: Personal Injury

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Many of our blog articles discuss the law. All information provided about the law is very general in nature and should not be relied upon as legal advice. Every situation is different, and should be analyzed by a lawyer who can provide individualized advice based on the facts involved in your unique situation, and a consideration of all of the nuances of the statutes and case law that apply at the time.