Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Get Me a Better Settlement?

Edward F. Kim, Esq.

If you are involved in an accident, you are entitled to compensation for the injuries and damage you have suffered. In an ideal world, the responsible party would pay you everything you need to recover and get your life back on track. There would be no fights and no disputes over errors or liability. There would be no question how much you needed and why you deserved this compensation.

Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. Hence, you may be surprised that the insurance companies are not keeping your interests in mind. In fact, their only goal is to pay you as little as possible.

For this reason, it is important to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you are injured. Your lawyer will meet with you and investigate your case in person. You can then determine whether you have reason to claim damages.

Isn’t Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer Expensive?

The short answer is no! Hiring a lawyer is not as costly as not having one. Without a lawyer by your side, insurance companies are comfortable playing hardball with you. They know you have no legal representation and use it to their advantage. When negotiating claims with injured casualties, they often use a tough approach to filing claims.

Even better, personal injury attorneys often work on an emergency basis. This means you don’t owe them any money unless they can handle your case for you! A personal injury attorney who works on an emergency basis will collect a fee after the case is closed. This fee is usually a set percentage of the amount they get back for you.

How does a personal injury attorney increase your billing?

A study conducted by the Insurance Research Council found that injured accident victims can get 3.5 times compensation with a lawyer. This can make a significant difference in the amount of money you will receive.

Navigate the insurance company’s tactics

A personal injury attorney knows the insurance company’s tactics very well. This knowledge can help them prepare a solid case for you. Some of the common tactics used by insurance companies are:

  • You were responsible for the crash
  • Insist that you need an examination by their health care professional
  • You will need to undergo unnecessary medical tests
  • Insist that you had a pre-existing condition
  • Refuses to appreciate the full effects of emotional trauma or distress
  • To say that you are not hurt as much as you say you are

Your personal injury attorney can aggressively combat this tactic to help you raise the money you make.

Liability assessment

In addition to navigating insurance company tactics, a personal injury attorney works tirelessly to investigate and uncover all liable parties. Establishing fault and liability is the first step in collecting the money you make. To do this, they may need to carefully investigate the accident and work with accident reconstruction experts or other specialists.

Calculation of the remuneration

Once all of the liable parties are determined, your personal injury attorney will work with your medical team to determine the full extent of your injuries and their impact on your personal life. No two injuries are ever alike. Therefore, any compensation you receive should be enough to cover all of your current and past medical expenses, as well as any future long-term care and treatment you may need. This includes lost wages and future loss of earnings.

Fight for you in court

If necessary, your personal injury attorney can fight for you in court. The legal system is a complex system that can be difficult to navigate without professional legal assistance. A skilled Georgia personal injury attorney is well versed in the pros and cons of Georgian Personal Injury Law. They can fight best for you as they have a thorough understanding of all personal injury law precedents. In addition, a personal injury attorney will have personal knowledge of the local courtrooms, judges, and insurance companies that may be part of your case.

Contact our Georgia Personal Injury attorneys

If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident in Atlanta or anywhere in the state of Georgia, we can help. The Kim Law team is dedicated to protecting injured victims and their families. From car accidents to slipping and falling accidents, we’re here for you. Call 404-587-8946 or fill out our confidential contact form. Just call and just win.