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Three Reasons You Should Speak With a Car Accident Attorney

the Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC April 10, 2023

According to statistics from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety Data Report, there were about 58,045 traffic crashes in Fulton County, Georgia, in 2021. According to Georgia law, a person involved in a negligent accident may be eligible to pursue fair financial compensation for their injuries through a claim or lawsuit. 

However, there are several complex procedures involved in the Georgia claims process. Therefore, hiring an experienced car accident attorney is crucial for detailed guidance and to improve your prospects of a favorable outcome in your case. 

Attorney Walter Gabriel has the diligence and experience to assist and represent clients in their car accident cases. As an experienced Georgia personal injury attorney, Walter can investigate every last detail of your unique circumstances and explore your possible legal options to pursue damages. The firm proudly serves clients across Atlanta, Dunwoody, and Alexandria, Georgia. 

Reasons to Speak With an Auto Accident Attorney 

Being involved in an auto accident can be difficult and unsettling. Thankfully, auto accident attorneys have the knowledge and skills to assist claimants with their personal injury claims or lawsuits. Here are some vital reasons to speak with a car accident lawyer after a traffic collision: 

Determining Fault and Liability

Determining fault and establishing liability is a vital aspect of personal injury cases. Georgia is an “at-fault” state for auto accidents. Under the state’s at-fault system, the driver who caused the car crash (the at-fault party) will hold financial liability for bodily injuries, property damages, and other accident-related losses suffered by the accident victims. 

Additionally, in order to recover damages, you must establish liability by showing that: 

  • The at-fault party owed you a legal duty of care. 

  • The at-fault party breached that legal duty of care by acting carelessly. 

  • The negligence or carelessness of the at-fault party caused your injuries. 

  • You suffered physical injuries, actual harm, damages, or loss due to the at-fault party’s negligence. 

Depending on your unique situation, your car accident lawyer can help prove fault, establish liability, or determine the best way to proceed with your injury claims. 

Seeking Damages for Serious Injuries

Seeking damages when an auto accident victim suffers serious injuries often involves a lot of complexities. Depending on the severity of the injury, the person may need surgery, therapy, and future medical treatments. An experienced car accident attorney will allow you to fully recover or reach maximum medical improvement (MMI) before accepting any settlement offer from the insurer. 

Upon reaching MMI or full recovery, your attorney can evaluate your total damages and write a demand letter to the insurance provider. Also, your legal counsel can help seek compensation for your non-economic damages, including mental anguish, pain, discomfort, suffering, or loss of enjoyment of life. 

Negotiating With the Insurance Company

The insurance company is in business to make money and won’t protect your best interests. You may likely receive a low settlement offer that won’t cover all your medical expenses, vehicle damages, and other losses. 

Fortunately, a skilled attorney can evaluate the insurance provider’s offer and use their adept negotiation skills to help you achieve better compensation. Besides, the insurance company will take your claims seriously if you hire a lawyer to handle all negotiations on your behalf. 

Questions to Ask a Personal Injury Attorney

Here are some crucial questions to ask a personal injury lawyer before hiring them: 

  • How long have you been practicing personal injury law? 

  • Can you provide testimonies or references from previous clients? 

  • Have you represented auto accident victims similar to my case before? 

  • Do you prefer settlement or going to trial? 

  • What is my car accident case worth? 

  • How long will it take to settle my case? 

  • What are the potential challenges with my car accident case? 

  • What amount of resources and time will you commit to my case? 

  • How much do you charge for your legal expertise? 

  • Who will be responsible for case-related costs if I lose my case? 

Asking the questions above can help you make informed decisions when hiring a car accident attorney to handle your case. Contact The Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC today to speak with a trusted attorney about your accident case and receive detailed guidance. 

Strong & Compassionate Legal Assistance  

When involved in a negligent accident, hiring an experienced personal injury attorney can make a huge difference in your claims. Attorney Walter Gabriel is poised and ready to represent auto accident victims and their family members in their injury claims. As your legal counsel, Walter will review all your case details, help prove fault, determine the magnitude of your injuries, and estimate case value. 

Additionally, Walter Gabriel can explore your available legal options to pursue damages and guide you through the complex procedures involved. He will fight vigorously to protect your rights and help you seek fair financial compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses. 

Contact The Law Firm of Walter Gabriel, LLC today to schedule a simple case assessment with a seasoned personal injury lawyer. Attorney Walter Gabriel can offer you the compassionate legal assistance and strong advocacy you need. The firm proudly serves clients across Atlanta, Dunwoody, and Alexandria, Georgia.