Yes, you can settle your personal injury case without the guidance of an attorney. After you’ve sustained an injury due to another’s negligence, you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer to help settle your personal injury case. An Atlanta personal injury attorney will investigate your claim, gather evidence, negotiate with insurers, and help you obtain a fair settlement so you can focus on your recovery.
Individuals who elect to act as their own legal advocate will be at a serious disadvantage when dealing with insurance adjusters who will employ their own team of litigators.
The advantages of hiring an attorney for your personal injury case include:
- Experience with and knowledge of Georgia’s personal injury laws, including what you are legally entitled to. Insurers can use your ignorance of the laws to their advantage.
- Resources to investigate your personal injury case, procuring evidence, and filing all the appropriate paperwork in a timely fashion.
- Professional negotiation skills to assist at arriving at a fair settlement.
- An attorney acts as your representative in the courtroom, if negotiation fails to settle the dispute.
Contacting an Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney
If you have suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to pay the costs. Representing clients in Atlanta and Peachtree City, the offices of Shane Smith Law can ease the legal burden of fighting a personal injury claim on your own. For a copy of their free book 10 Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Georgia Wreck Case or for a complimentary consultation, call 770-487-8999.