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Why Hire a Lawyer When I Can Negotiate with the Insurance Company Directly?

What Is an Insurance Adjuster’s Role in Handling a Car Wreck Claim?

As soon as a Georgia car accident occurs, the case is assigned to an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s objective is to close the claim by paying as little money as possible. The adjuster’s goal is to save their insurance company money and maximize the insurance company’s profits.

What is an Insurance Company’s Obligation to Injured Persons?

Most people that have been hurt in a car wreck think that the insurance company will be fair to them regarding their injury claim. Unfortunately that is not the case. At the end of the day, the insurance company is in the business of making money. They have no financial and fiduciary duty to persons that are hurt in car accidents. An insurance company only has duties to persons that they insure, i.e. the insured at fault driver.

What Happens If I Don’t Use a Lawyer?

Insurance companies and adjusters know that they can pay less compensation on claims when a person is not represented by a lawyer. They know that people who represent themselves will not be able to properly present their claim if their case goes to trial. They hope that the lengthy and daunting process will result in injured victims accepting their low ball offers. There is no incentive for insurance companies to pay fair settlements when a person represents themselves.

But Do I Really, Really Need a Lawyer?

There are certain situations when a lawyer is not necessarily needed on an injury case. The first situation would be where no one is hurt. The second situation would be where someone is hurt but didn’t seek any medical care. At the very least, every person involved in a car wreck should consult a lawyer. Any good lawyer will be able to give FREE advice and let an injured person know their rights and how to handle their claim if a lawyer will not add any value.

How Can the Patel Law Firm Help?

  • We offer free advice to all persons that have been hurt in car or truck accidents.
  • We provide our honest opinion on whether your case requires a lawyer or not – there are on a few occasions where the lawyer will let the injured victim know that there case doesn’t need a lawyer and what the person must do to present their claim to the insurance company so they can try and get a fair settlement.
  • Our lawyers will let you know the process of how to file a lawsuit if a person wants to handle their claim on their own.

Hurt as a Passenger in a Car or Truck Accident

What are the Legal Rights of a Passenger Injured in a Wreck? Car, truck and bus collisions can cause serious injuries to innocent by-standers. These by-standers are typically passengers in a vehicle driven by a family member, a friend, or a co-worker. Sometimes, passengers may be hurt when riding on a bus or another form of public transport (think MARTA, Cobb County…

Insurance Company Wants a Medical Release

Medical Release An insurance agent will send you numerous requests and documents after a car or truck accident. Most requests are unnecessary and just add to the stress of your recovery. A medical authorization release is typically requested so that the insurance company can access and obtain your medical records. Why Are They Asking for a Medical Release…

Person that Hit Me Got a Ticket – What Does that Mean?

Ticketed Because of Collision The first person to investigate the scene of a wreck, incident, accident or collision is the police. The investigating police officer will talk to everyone involved and try to recreate how the accident occurred. He or she will obtain any video footage of the collision, if any, and examine the roadway for skid…

Injured at Work or on the Job – By Someone Else

Work Related Injuries Nowadays, more and more employees are injured at work, while working, or on a job site.  Under Georgia law, injured workers are entitled to workers compensation benefits including wage loss, medical treatment and disability.  Workers compensation is provided regardless of who caused your injuries so long as you are deemed an “employee”. Injured By…

How to Read an Insurance Policy

Determining the Amount of Insurance Available to Cover Your Claim The first thing that a lawyer should do is to notify any and all insurance companies that may cover your injury claim. The first document that an attorney should request is a copy of the insurance policy, which will disclose the limits of coverage that are…

Setting Up Claims with Car Insurance Companies

Insurance Companies Notifying all insurance companies that may be responsible for your injury case is essential. Failure to notify these companies within a certain time period may have irreparable consequences, including a denial of your claim. Which Companies to Notify 1) You will need to determine what insurance policies may cover your losses. The easiest…

To Give or Not to Give a Recorded Statement

Recorded Statement Insurance adjusters often ask to take recorded statements of injured persons after an accident. Many times they ask to take a statement on the day of the wreck. You would think that providing a statement would be the right thing to do, after all, the insurance company is going to get your car fixed, put…

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