When you get hurt in an Atlanta auto accident, it is important to get all the medical care that you need to make sure you heal correctly and recover as fast as possible. In the same manner, it is critical to get compensated at the highest level for the injuries and pain that the car accident has caused you. This means that you need to not only pursue an auto insurance claim in Georgia but that you should know the full value of your claim prior to accepting any settlement offer.
After discussing insurance claims this past month, we hope that you will understand how complex evaluating an auto accident claim is and what’s involved so that you will be able to calculate how much your accident claim may be worth in order to protect your interests.
Auto Accident Factors that Need to Be Calculated Include:
- Property damage to the car
- Time and wages lost from work
- Complete costs of all medical bills
- If there is any scarring and/or disability
- Future medical costs and/or lost wages
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Other costs related to your injury and recovery
When the insurance adjuster offers you an amount to settle your insurance claim, you are in danger of accepting too low of an offer if you don’t know the full amount of your claim. Insurance companies like to get away with paying as little money as possible, even if they act like they are giving you a large dollar amount. This is why it is important to calculate the items listed above so that you can make sure you are adequately being compensated before you accept a settlement offer.
If you are not sure what your claim is worth, if the insurance company will not give you the amount that you think is fair, if they denied your claim or undervalued your claim, or if they are pressuring you to accept their settlement offer, then you need to talk with an experienced Atlanta auto accident attorney to find out what your claim is worth and how you can get the compensation that you deserve.
For more information or for a free case consultation, please call Shane Smith Law at (980) 246-2656 to find out more about Georgia personal injury claims and how to deal with the insurance company and other parties involved.