Common Mistakes Made When Filing An Auto Accident Injury Claim In Georgia
The attorneys who provide support to FAST HELP’s car accident victims handle auto accident injury claims on a regular basis.
In representing hundreds of clients who have been injured as a result of an auto accident, we know exactly how to assist each person in ways that allow them to successfully navigate through all of the red tape offered by insurance agencies to obtain compensation for their damages.
Filing An Auto Accident Injury Claim
In order to maximize your ability to receive compensation, consider the following mistakes that are often made after a car accident.
Not Hiring An Attorney
Unfortunately, most people who are involved in a car collision do not seek legal representation following their accident.
It’s important to understand that when trying to follow through with an accident claim, insurance companies are structured to do whatever they can to pay as little as possible.
Not hiring an experienced attorney leaves you at the mercy of the agencies who are not interested in providing financial support for your medical bills.
Not Hiring An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Simply hiring any type of lawyer is not good enough when it comes to taking on big insurance companies who may have an entire team of attorneys representing their interests.
It is important to work with an attorney who is experienced at handling personal injury claims.
Personal injury cases demand focused, in-depth knowledge, and a successful track record when trying to receive the best possible outcome in your accident claim.
Admitting Fault or Speaking To The Other Driver’s Insurance Company On The Record
It’s important to understand that if you are involved in a car accident, you are not legally obligated to offer a statement to the other driver’s insurance provider.
Regardless of how friendly the other driver seems to be or how understanding their insurance agency tries acts, there is nothing good that can come out of speaking on the record to the opposing side.
Insurance companies are for-profit entities and will do everything they can to devalue and discredit your claim.
Speaking to them on the record only gives them and their legal team the information they need to deny your accident claim.
Not Receiving Immediate Medical Attention
Not seeking out professional medical treatment after a car accident can be detrimental to your long-term health, as well as to your accident claim.
By not following through with immediate treatment, the opposing side’s insurance company is entitled to argue that you aren’t as hurt as you claim to be, otherwise, you would have seen a physician as soon as possible.
Regardless of how sincere your explanations are for not receiving professional care, it is possible that the insurance adjusters dedicated to your claim will ignore your request for a settlement.
If you do have to go to court to try and receive compensation, a jury may likely agree with the adjuster that your injuries and pain are not as severe as you argue.
Protect Yourself and Your Right To Compensation – Call The Experienced Attorneys and Physicians At FAST HELP
While you may not need to visit a doctor to assess a concussion, you should visit a physician after an accident to rule out any more major issues.
The specialists at FAST HELP can provide you with a comprehensive evaluation and create a treatment plan puts you on the road to recovery. FAST HELP will also put you in the hands of lawyers who will handle your case.
To schedule an appointment, call us at 1-800-FAST-HELP or 404-592-0318.