While Georgia law does not require you to hire a personal injury lawyer, doing so may be in your best interest.
That’s because most personal injury claims are filed against an insurance company — a large and powerful corporation that will work very hard to pay you as little money as possible.
Far from the promises they make in their TV commercials, insurers exist to make themselves a profit — not to be your neighbor, friend, or a helping hand.
Taking on an insurance company by yourself can be a real challenge. Insurance adjusters are specially trained in the art of reducing the company’s financial liability whenever possible. Additionally, they have extensive resources and entire legal teams to support them.
By hiring an Augusta personal injury lawyer, you can level the playing field. In fact, insurance companies may view your claim differently the moment you hire a lawyer. After all, their best hope is to make your claim go away as quickly as possible (and for the smallest amount of money possible). The last thing they want is a costly trial, especially if they believe they might lose. Your lawyer can be helpful in persuading the insurer that reaching a fair settlement is in everyone’s best interest.
In a perfect world, insurance companies would always do the right thing, and they would always take accident victims seriously whether they hire a lawyer or not. Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case.