It is almost always worth it to consult with a lawyer after you have experienced a car accident. Most, if not all, car accident lawyers do not charge a fee upfront and only get paid if they are able to obtain a settlement for you. If an insurance company knows that you are pursuing your claim alone, then you will likely not receive as much money as you would if you had an attorney by your side. It makes sense. Insurance companies that deal with unrepresented individuals know that there is no threat that the person will file a lawsuit to recover for their injuries, whereas an attorney, who specializes in the field, will more likely go the distance to get their clients what they deserve.
Having An Attorney Will Likely Increase Your Case Value…
More likely than not, having an attorney by your side will increase your settlement amount. The question is: how much? This all depends on the quality of the attorney you select to represent you. If the attorney you select is one that runs what’s referred to as a “settlement mill,” then your settlement won’t be nearly as high as the one you would get if you hired an attorney that goes to court and files lawsuits on their cases. Again, the reasoning is similar. If the attorney isn’t willing to take your case to court, then there is no threat.
Make Sure the Attorney You Hire Goes to Court!
This is why it is important to vet the attorney you are planning on hiring. Ask them if they go to court. Ask them how often they do go if they go. If the answer to the first question is no, then you need to find another attorney. If the answer to the second question is something along the lines of “not often,” then you need to find another attorney. Unless you are okay settling for less than you deserve, you need to make sure your attorney goes to court and goes there often!
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident in Georgia, contact Slam Dunk Attorney for one of the best car accident lawyers. We’ll provide you with professional legal counsel and get you the compensation you deserve. We are ready to listen to your story and take you from your lowest point back to where you belong! Call us today for a free strategy session!
And we DO GO TO COURT!