Why it is in your best interest after a car accident to consult an attorney.
When you are involved in an auto accident, it is important to consult and hire a personal injury attorney. Automobile accidents may leave you with serious and possibly permanent injuries, and may result in the wrongful death of a loved one. Georgia law allows those who have been injured due to the negligence of another driver to recover damages from the at fault party’s insurance company, but only if you can prove that the other party was responsible for your injuries.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can be advantageous in establishing the negligence of the at fault party as the attorney will know where to look for evidence and who to talk with to support your claim.
Sometimes, when an accident occurs, individuals are quick to say “my fault” out of fear or courtesy even if they are not responsible for the accident. Often, individuals who are not responsible for the accident will let the other driver talk them out of calling the police. This is a mistake that could harm your claim as, without a police report, the insurance company will usually deny your claim for damages against their insured.
If you do not have an attorney, an insurance company representative may ask you questions in an attempt to have you admit full or partial responsibility for the accident and / or to have you state that you are not injured. At Donald C. Beskin PC, you will find an attorney with over 40 years experience ready to assist you in dealing with the insurance company to ensure that you receive the best possible settlement.