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Why You Need an Auto Accident Lawyer after a Collision

If you or someone you love was injured or killed in an automobile wreck, it is crucial to contact an auto accident attorney as soon as possible.

A car accident can be a life changing experience. In a split second, an otherwise normal day can quickly become a nightmare. The aftermath of an accident for victims can include extensive medical treatment, loss of transportation, along with mental and emotional scarring. While you should focus primarily on taking care of your health and well-being, not having adequate representation in an car collision can cost you significantly.

Below are only a couple of the many reasons why it’s important to call an auto accident attorney sooner than later:

  • Dealing with insurance companies: The purpose of insurance is to protect the insured from loss. This usually comes into play when one party injures another part and the at-fault party reaches a monetary settlement with the injured victim. Few insurance companies are quick to pay out just or fair compensation that victims deserve right away. Under Georgia law, torts or personal injuries lawsuits have to be filed within two years from the date of injury. There are even notice laws that may make that time even shorter is the bad actor is a city or municipality. Some personal injury claims and lawsuits can take years to resolve through settlement or verdict. As a skilled and experienced auto accident attorney, I can negotiate with insurance companies and push the right buttons to expedite payouts for medical bills and property damages. 
  • Gathering evidence and proving liability: Even if the police report, the reporting officer, and eye witnesses state the other party was at fault for an accident, proving liability may still be difficult.  A number of elements go in to proving liability and winning a personal injury lawsuit. You need a knowledgeable law firm that has the resources and fight to fully investigate the circumstances surrounding an accident. This needs to be done promptly to fully ensure that available evidence is used to show the severity of the other party's negligence or recklessness.

These are just two of the numerous ways I can assist in upholding your financial and legal rights. No one deserves to incur the costs of their injuries at the hands of someone else's negligence. If you are the victim of an automobile accident, seek the compensation you deserve and in a reasonable time frame by getting in touch with me. No one should fight the big insurance companies alone. Contact me today for a free consultation or fill out the form below and I will contact you.

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