After any car accident, you will likely get many suggestions on what you need to do. Friends and family members might tell you to contact the other person directly, report the accident to your insurance company, get your car fixed right away or just keep the accident quiet and avoid speaking to anyone about it.
However, while these tips might be offered with the best of intentions, they aren’t always in your best interests. Accidents can typically have legal, physical, emotional and financial implications and you are the one who will need to deal with all that, not someone else. Because of this, it is generally wise to consult an attorney after a serious accident to assess your legal options and figure out what solution is right for you.
While you might assume you can figure this all out on your own, the fact is that having an attorney by your side can be beneficial for at least a few reasons. An attorney can help you:
- Determine liability and figure out which party may be to blame for damages
- Talk to police, insurance companies and other parties without giving up your rights to compensation and legal action
- Calculate damages to maximize compensation
An attorney can also help you cope with the emotional toll accidents and personal injury claims can take on victims. Without support, you can quickly get overwhelmed and intimidated by the legal process, which can make it easy to give up.
The attorneys at our firm know that this is a very stressful and painful situation, and we know that it can seem like a lot of trouble to take legal action. However, with legal representation, you can pursue the compensation you deserve for economic and non-economic damages. For information on how we have helped victims across Atlanta do this, please visit our website.