The Importance of Hiring an Attorney after an Accident

Many victims of auto accidents caused by another party’s negligence attempt to handle the settlement by themselves. They believe that the insurance company will pay them everything that they are owed. Sadly, this is not the case. Working with an experienced personal injury attorney can help ensure that you recover the maximum compensation available to you.

Having a lawyer on your side means that you will obtain all of the necessary medical care that you require to fully recover from your injuries. This is particularly important if your injuries are not obvious. Most insurance companies rush accident victims into settling before the full extent of their injuries is known. An attorney will not let you give into the pressure to settle.

It is important to understand that insurance adjusters will try to talk you out of retaining a personal injury lawyer by telling you to save money by avoiding costly legal fees. Insurance companies have learned that the quicker they get an accident victim to settle, the less they will have to pay in the settlement. Don’t fall for this trick! You will regret accepting a small payment and waiving your right to recover for damages that you are not even aware of yet.

Our personal injury attorneys have vast experience in dealing with the various tactics and strategies used by insurance adjusters and their lawyers. We fight for the full and fair compensation you are entitled to for your injuries now and in the future. If you have been in a wreck and an insurance adjuster is contacting you, inform them immediately that you are being represented by legal counsel. You should instruct the adjuster to contact your attorney directly.

Finally, and of upmost importance, do not sign anything that an insurance adjuster provides to you until your lawyer has reviewed it. Signing a release may subject you to the risk of forfeiting or limiting the rights and full compensation you deserve.

If you have been involved in an accident, you need an attorney to protect your best interests. At Murphy & Garner, LLC, we have over 32 years of experience serving clients in western Georgia and the surrounding area. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at 866-942-0552 or 678-563-1584.

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