If you have been injured in an accident, you need an attorney to protect your rights. This is particularly true if you have been told by a doctor that you will never make a full recovery. If you are looking at a future that involves long-term care, a permanent disability, or chronic pain, you need an attorney to make sure that you are fully compensated for the lifetime of costs related to the accident.
When a person experiences a serious accident, often they become responsible for thousands of dollars in payments nearly instantaneously. From the ambulance ride, to the emergency room, to inpatient stays, surgery and follow up, the medical bills can add up quickly. If the injuries are severe enough that you cannot immediately, if ever, return to work, paying these bills can be a daunting task.
For this reason, it is important to hire an attorney early on in the process who can you navigate the system and can protect your rights. When it comes to getting a fair deal for your injury claim, insurance companies specialize in making your life more difficult. While that insurance adjuster who keeps calling you may say he is on your side, he is not. Instead, it is the job of every insurance adjuster to deny claims or to pay out as little as possible to those people whose claims cannot be denied entirely.
Studies have shown that people who are represented by an attorney are compensated at a higher rate than those who are not represented. On average, people who hire an attorney receive a 350% larger settlement than those who do not. This may be attributable to the fact that many who have been seriously injured need and seek legal advice more frequently than people who have only suffered minor injuries. But this may also be because civil litigation can be extremely complex, and trying to go it alone – even in the early stages of your claim – can be disastrous to your case. An unguarded remark, made in a moment of stress to an insurance adjuster who is recording every word you say, can come back to haunt you later.
If you have been injured, Georgia personal injury attorney Frank Harris is here to help. As a former insurance company attorney, Frank Harris knows how to protect your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call our office now at (678) 483-8655 or email us at info@FrankHarrisLaw.com and see what a difference an experienced and compassionate attorney can make. You can also visit our website at www.FrankHarrisLaw.com.