The days and weeks after you are hurt in a serious accident can be stressful and upsetting. If you are like most accident victims, you have never gone through this process before and are unsure of how to make sure your rights are protected. Fortunately, Georgia personal injury attorney David Brauns may be able to help. Here are four ways that a lawyer can help accident victims obtain the compensation to which they are entitled.
Evaluate Your Case and Determine Whether You Have a Claim
Not every car crash entitles victims to compensation for their losses. In order to get compensation, you need to be able to show that your accident was the result of someone else’s . Some examples of negligence that often leads to car accidents include speeding, , drunk driving, and making improper turns. When you meet with an attorney, he will review the facts of your case and let you know whether you have a claim to pursue.
Focus on Your Recovery
If you have been seriously hurt in an accident, your recovery will likely take weeks or even months. In some cases, you may need to attend multiple appointments with doctors and specialists and engage in substantial rehabilitation. The unfortunate reality is that recovering compensation after an accident requires a significant investment of time, and victims who are dealing with serious injuries are often too tired or upset to deal with the paperwork and phone calls that often are associated with recovering compensation. Fortunately, when you retain an attorney, he will handle your case for you, allowing you to focus on healing from your accident.
Negotiate a Settlement on Your Behalf
The overwhelming majority of car accident cases are settled out of court. Typically, liability is uncontested, so the only issue that requires resolution is how much the insurance company will pay the victim. To effectively negotiate a settlement, however, you need to have some idea of how much your case would be worth if it went to trial. A lawyer familiar with Georgia personal injury law can determine the value of your case and use this information to attempt to negotiate an appropriate settlement.
Take Your Case to Trial and Represent You in Court
Not every case can be settled out of court. If the insurance company refuses to make a reasonable settlement offer, your lawyer may file a lawsuit against the other driver to ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
Call Brauns Law Today to Speak to a Gwinnett County Car Crash Lawyer
These are just some of the ways that a lawyer can help victims after they are involved in car crashes. At Brauns Law, we are committed to helping injured victims get the compensation they deserve and holding negligent drivers accountable. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Brauns, call us today at (404) 418-8244 or send us an email through our .