If you are involved in a car accident that was someone else’s fault, there is a good chance that you will make a claim on the other driver’s insurance policy. While it is certainly possible to handle the process of making a claim yourself, having the assistance of an attorney throughout the process brings significant benefits. Four of the most important are described in detail below. To learn more about how we might help you, call Brauns Law today at (404) 418-8244 or send us an email through our online contact form.
A Lawyer Will Allow You to Focus on Your Recovery
Making an insurance claim is not as easy as filling out some paperwork and waiting for a check. In many cases, the insurance company will want documentation regarding your injuries, the damage to your vehicle, and the way in which the accident occurred. All of this back and forth can require a significant commitment of time and effort when you should focus on healing and move on. An attorney, however, can handle all communication with the insurance company for you.
A Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights
Insurance company representatives are trained to minimize the amount they pay out and often ask questions designed to get victims to inadvertently admit liability for their accidents. Allowing an attorney to handle your claim can ensure that your legal right to recover compensation will be protected and that you will not be tricked into saying something that indicates that you were at fault for the accident. In addition, your lawyer will advise you about how your actions after an accident could impact the amount you ultimately recover.
An Attorney Will Make Sure that Any Settlement You Accept is Reasonable
Most car accident victims do not have any experience in determining the value of car accident claims. This lack of knowledge can make you vulnerable to accepting a settlement offer far below the actual value of your case. When you retain a lawyer, he will determine how much you should expect to receive based on your losses—and make sure that the insurance company treats you fairly.
Retaining a Lawyer Will Let the Insurance Company Know You Are Serious
Finally, when you retain a lawyer, you let the insurance company know that you are serious about getting the compensation to which you are legally entitled under Georgia law. This often makes the process of favorably resolving your claim go much more quickly than it would without the assistance of an attorney.
Call Brauns Law Today to Speak with a Gwinnett County Personal Injury Attorney
If you have been injured in an accident, you should retain an attorney as soon as you can. A lawyer can take steps to ensure that your legal rights are protected and that any settlement you accept is fair and compensates you for all of the losses you have sustained. To schedule a free case evaluation with a Gwinnett County car accident lawyer, call us today at (404) 418-8244 or send us an email through our online contact form.