If you walked away from the accident with some bruising, you likely won’t need to pursue legal action. However, if your injuries were more serious and you need to be compensated for the medical expenses, then contacting an attorney is a good idea.
It may sound like a no-brainer that if someone else is at fault for a car accident and you are injured, they will take care of your medical bills, but it usually doesn’t work that way.
First of all, the insurance company will try to blame you for the accident. If they can find a way to shift responsibility onto you, it can lead to your claim being diminished.
Second, the insurance company may try to downplay or argue about the severity of your injuries. In either case, you will need someone who is knowledgeable about these types of tactics.
A Georgia personal injury attorney knows traffic and state laws and how they may impact your claim. An attorney also knows how to build a strong case and what types of evidence are necessary.
You may not realize the value of your case and settle for less than what you deserve. However, an attorney who has experience handling personal injury claims can better determine this so that what you receive is fair and full.
It is best to seek help from an Atlanta personal injury attorney when you are facing expensive medical bills and missed time from work. You also could be entitled to compensation that addresses other losses such as pain and suffering.
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