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What is arbitration and how does it apply to my Atlanta auto accident injury case?

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If you were injured in an Atlanta car accident, you may be entitled to fair compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. However, the insurance company may not agree with your Atlanta car wreck attorney on a settlement amount that constitutes fair compensation. When there is a dispute between you and the insurance company, arbitration is an option.

 

Many insurance companies require that disputes go through arbitration. Arbitration offers an alternative to a court case. It takes less time and is less expensive than filing a lawsuit.

In arbitration, both sides agree on an arbitrator, a neutral third-party with no interest on either side. Many arbitrators are retired judges.

 

Both sides can make arguments and submit documents to the arbitrator. The arbitrator then makes a decision on the value of the case. If it is a binding arbitration, both sides must agree with the arbitrator's judgment. If it is a non-binding arbitration, there is no obligation to accept the arbitrator's verdict. If there is still disagreement, a lawsuit may be the next step.

 

An Atlanta accident injury attorney can help you decide how best to pursue your Georgia car crash claim. For more information, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith at 770-HURT-999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia