If you were injured in an auto accident, it is important that you remain at the scene, if possible, to exchange information with the other driver or drivers involved. It is also very important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Particularly with traffic collisions, you may have sustained a neck or back injury that is not immediately noticeable but that may cause you a great deal of pain and stress in the future. Seeing your doctor can work as a preventative measure to avoid further injury or to treat any condition that exists before it worsens. It is also helpful to take notes, take pictures at the scene and keep careful documentation of all medical expenses, lost earnings and property damage associated with the accident. This can go a long way in supporting your case and your ability to recover maximum compensation in the future.
One of a laundry list of reasons to work with an attorney experienced in handling Atlanta auto accident claims is the fact that you will have to deal with a potentially unreliable or outright deceptive insurance provider. Insurance companies are unfortunately notorious for delaying payment, offering low settlement amounts and even unfairly denying valid insurance claims. If you would like to make sure that you have the opportunity to recover a fair settlement for your claim, it is helpful to have a lawyer to handle the matter for you.
An experienced personal injury lawyer can place the appropriate amount of pressure on the insurance company to persuade the provider to treat your claim in a fair and timely manner. If your attorney discovers that you have been the victim of bad faith practices in the handling of your claim, he or she can take your case to court to seek the full value of your claim, plus damages.