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Q
Can I file a lawsuit without a lawyer in Georgia when I was injured in a truck accident and want to collect a settlement for my damages?

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Anyone can attempt to file a lawsuit without a lawyer, but when a big rig accident leaves you with serious injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and perhaps the death of a loved one, do you really want to take chances?

Initial or out-of-court settlements for Atlanta trucking accidents with serious or fatal injuries almost never adequately compensate your family for the damages you have suffered. What’s more, these settlement offers rarely take into consideration any long-term expenses your family may face such as ongoing medical costs, permanent disability, and the loss of an income if the injured member was a head of household.

Many insurance companies will try to dissuade you from hiring a lawyer for your claim. They’ll tell you it’s expensive and unnecessary and offer you a quick settlement to ease your fears. What many victims of Atlanta trucking accidents don’t realize is that this is just a tactic used to get claimants to settle for a lower amount than they are entitled.

Working with a Georgia truck accident lawyer will allow you to have professional guidance through the process of:  

  • filing a lawsuit;
  • providing supporting evidence; and
  • negotiating a fair settlement.  


It has been shown that truck accident injury cases that settle with the help of a lawyer often settle for much higher amounts than those where claimants file a lawsuit without a lawyer.

You owe it to yourself and your family to seek the compensation you are entitled to when a negligent truck driver causes serious injury or death in a truck accident. Give your injury claim every advantage possible by working with a local lawyer who knows the Georgia laws.

Don’t File a Lawsuit Without A Lawyer – We Help With Atlanta Trucking Accidents!

After serious or fatal Atlanta truck accidents you and your family may be dealing with the grief of serious injury, loss of a loved one, and financial burdens. During this difficult time it’s easy to get frustrated with your situation – you didn’t deserve to suffer due to the negligence of another!

While you COULD file a lawsuit without a lawyer, it’s better to have professional guidance through this often difficult process. At The Law Offices of Shane Smith we help accident victims seek justice after they’ve suffered injury and losses because of negligent drivers. We have helped victims in Atlanta and the surrounding areas with cases of accidents caused by drunk drivers, negligent truck drivers, and accidents resulting in serious or fatal injury.  

Before making the decision to hire truck accident attorneys, request a copy of our FREE eBooks on DUI car accidents, property damage, and what to avoid in a Georgia car accident claim. Our guides contain valuable information on how to handle filing a claim for serious injuries or wrongful death. When you’re ready to get started on your injury claim, contact us to set up a FREE consultation – 770-487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia