If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you know how quickly your world can change. The injuries you sustained could prevent you from working, and the medical bills can put you deeply in debt. The insurance company for the legally responsible party might offer to settle out of court, but before you accept any sort of settlement, you should contact a Savannah injury attorney for some advice. After you fully understand your options, you can decide whether to sue the other driver or accept the insurance company’s offer.
You’ll get a comprehensive assessment of expenses
The extent of damages from a car accident varies. You could be hurt mentally, physically or emotionally. Although you might receive payment for your medical bills from the insurance company, you can still sue for other damages, including lost wages, disability, property loss, rehabilitation expenses and current or future pain and suffering. Some personal injury cases in Georgia are settled out of court, but many cases are decided by a judge and jury.
While you may obtain a larger award after filing a lawsuit and litigating your case, under Georgia law the process could take years. During that time, your bills will continue to increase. However, if you have an experienced personal injury attorney, you may be able to negotiate a settlement out of court that puts money in your hands more quickly. Even if your attorney has filed a lawsuit, you can still discuss settlement offers with your lawyer and accept a suitable settlement offer at any time.
Personal injury cases are all different, and the laws in Savannah and the rest of Georgia are complex. Personal injury attorneys can give you the benefit of their experience handling these cases. What’s important is to find a lawyer who will get you the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve suffered damages due to an auto accident, contact Tate Law Group for a free consultation. We listen to your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve.