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Getting a fair settlement after an Atlanta car wreck: 3 common mistakes that may damage your Georgia car accident case.

Many people believe that they can save money by not hiring an attorney after they have been injured in a car crash. However, car crash victims who hire attorneys consistently get larger settlements than those who try to do it on their own.
 
1. An Atlanta car crash attorney is skilled in the evaluation of personal injury cases.  The personal injury lawyer will be able to set a fair value on your car accident claim.  He can estimate the future cost of your injury as well as the costs you already incurred.  He will ask for coverage for all your losses, including past and future medical bills, therapy, lost wages, lost earning potential, pain and suffering and other damages.  If you ask for too low of a settlement, you won’t receive fair compensation without a jury trial.  If you ask for too high of an amount, the insurance company will see you as greedy and they won’t take your claim seriously.
 
2. An Atlanta car wreck attorney knows what documentation you need to back up your claim.  He can request copies of hospital bills and medical records and make a strong case for you. 
 
3. An Atlanta personal injury attorney understands how the insurance industry works. If your medical bills are covered by your own health insurance, you will need to reimburse them once you receive your settlement. An Atlanta car crash attorney will make sure that your health insurance carrier is reimbursed and all liens are covered, so you do not end up owing money after the settlement.
 
The Law Offices of Shane Smith represent victims of car crashes in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Were you hurt in an Atlanta car wreck? Learn more about common mistakes that can ruin your personal injury case. Request our free guide 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case. If you have questions or need help, contact our office at 770-HURT-999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia