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3 Mistakes to Avoid if You Have Been Injured in a Georgia Car Accident

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, you may be able to recover damages for your related costs. This financial compensation may cover both your immediate and long-term expenses such as medical bills.

However, the process to recover damages after a catastrophic wreck can be very complicated. If you go wrong, you could be left with nothing at all. Here are three main mistakes to avoid in order to give yourself the best possible chance at winning:

Mistake #1: Neglecting medical treatment

Failing to go to your doctor in the first place or missing follow-up appointments after an ER visit is not only bad for your health but also hurts your case. Appearing as though you aren't trying your best to get better makes it seem like you're just looking for handout, something no jury likes to see.

Mistake # 2: Talking to insurance companies

The insurance companies are on the other side of the case from you, the injured person. They may try to trick you into signing something you should not, giving a recorded statement of the accident they can use to attack you, or getting you to admit guilt. All of these things can be extremely hazardous to the chances of your personal injury case.

Mistake # 3: Going it alone

Some people think they can win their personal injury case without the help of a DUI victim attorney in  Atlanta. While you are allowed to represent yourself, you are at a huge disadvantage if you do. You may mess up a crucial element of your case or be bossed around by the more experienced insurance companies.

If you or a family member has been injured or even killed in an accident with a drunk driver, do not take chances with your future. Get treatment, avoid talking to the insurance companies and hire an experienced attorney to help you navigate the tricky turns and curves of your case.

Contact the experienced attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith today to learn more about your legal rights. You can reach us by calling (770) HURT-999 or by filling out the online form on this page.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia