Don’t be afraid to consult with a personal injury attorney. Remember that most personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation up front so there is no cost to you to find out if you have a good case for recovering compensation for your injuries. In addition, most personal injury cases are taken on a contingency basis so there is no out-of-pocket cost as the attorney takes his fees as a percentage of the compensation that is awarded.
Many people mistakenly believe that they will not come out any better by having a personal injury attorney handle their case because the amount of money the attorney charges for their work will just reduce the amount of their compensation to what they would have received if they had taken care of it themselves. However, having the representation of an attorney often results in the claimant ending up with more money, even after their attorney has taken his fees, because an attorney knows the value of your damages and is able to negotiate much higher damage awards.
A typical personal injury claim may result from a car accident, slip & fall, premises liability, dog & animal attack, or other injury which was caused due to negligence on the part of another. Filing a car accident claim or any type of accident injury claim can be a complicated process. Your attorney can gather all the necessary documentation and evidence needed to successfully support your claim, file the claim and negotiate for the highest settlement you are entitled to. He will represent you in court if a fair settlement cannot be reached.
Most personal injury claims handled by personal injury attorneys are settled out-of-court because insurance companies know that juries are usually sympathetic toward the injured person and typically award a larger settlement than one that is arrived at through negotiation.
Focus on Physical & Emotional Recovery
Suffering accident injuries also makes it more difficult to physically and emotionally to deal with the stresses that are involved in pursuing an injury claim after an accident. You may not even realize that you are due compensation for more than your medical bills. Your attorney will know, based on the circumstances of your case if you are also due compensation for lost wages, a lost job, pain & suffering, future medical bills, therapy, and other expenses.
Insurance companies are usually quick to offer a settlement because it is in their interests to settle a claim quickly before you have had time to realize the full extent of your damages. This is another reason to consult with a personal injury attorney like Joel Baskin, who can review your case at no cost to you and advise you on your options.
Joel Baskin, Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney Also Serving Cobb & Fulton Counties
Contact us and request a free consultation for your accident injury claim. You have nothing to lose and may have a great deal to gain! Joel has represented clients in the Atlanta area including Cobb & Fulton counties for more than 17 years and can give you the personal attention you deserve.