A report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimated that 25,580 people died and many more were injured in 2012 auto accidents from January through September. Being prepared before an accident can enable a victim to obtain all the necessary information that will be helpful to their case.

Consulting a Clayton County attorney after an auto accident enhances a victim's ability to receive a reasonable settlement. If you have been injured in an automobile accident you should discuss your case with an accident attorney at Shane Smith Law.

According to the Insurance Research Council, a non-profit research organization supported by property and casualty insurance companies and associations, in 1977 only 17 percent of auto accident victims sought legal assistance. This figure increased to 31 percent in 2007 and to 36 percent in 2012. Over 50 percent of auto accident victims in 2012 were represented by an attorney when making a bodily injury claim.

The trend can be attributed to numerous factors but the most influential is the difficulty that auto accident victims face when dealing with insurance companies and their representatives.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in an auto accident, meet with a Clayton County auto accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law. We can obtain the relevant evidence including police reports.

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