We live in a world of insurance. As many of us know, we are required to have insurance to drive a car. Georgia sets minimum levels that everyone must have on their vehicle to drive legally. Trucks are insured by trucking companies. Stores have insurance or self-insure so money is available to compensate those injured on the premises. Many people have homeowner's insurance policies for their protection and the protection of others.
Typically in the early phases of your personal injury claim, your personal injury lawyer will contact the insurance company of the driver, store or corporation that injured you. The amount of insurance money available can be, though is not necessarily, the amount of money you can be awarded. Corporations, companies and stores tend to have more insurance money available than individuals or drivers.
Often immediately following an incident, the insurance claims adjuster contacts you and wants a written or recorded statement. It is usually a bad idea to give a statement to the other side's insurance company without consulting with a personal injury lawyer. The insurance company adjusters are generally very nice and friendly but it is their job to give you as little money as possible and collect evidence against you. Before talking to the insurance companies of the at-fault parties, it is important to get medical attention and determine the extent of your injuries. Only then will you and your personal injury lawyer be able to devise an amount to ask for a settlement demand letter. Your attorney can negotiate with the large insurance company adjuster and get you the compensation you are legally entitled to. If you are unhappy with the amount of the offer, your personal injury lawyer can file a lawsuit.
If you are considering a legal claim against the party responsible for your injuries, call The Berry Law Group before you do anything. We do not get paid unless we help you get compensation. Our lawyers will communicate with the insurance companies and let you focus on getting better. Call us today and we can get started working for you!