Is Your Insurance Company Playing Games?
After an accident, you likely feel ready to move on with your life as soon as possible. For many, who suffered serious injuries as a result of car accidents, the first step when it comes to moving forward is addressing the physical issues that the accident caused. It can be hard to afford medical treatment and to deal with mounting medical bills, which can make many quick to accept a settlement offer from their insurance company (or that of the liable party). However, it’s important to understand that you cannot trust that an insurance claims adjuster has your best interests at heart. In fact, although they may seem like any customer service agent, their priority is limiting liability for their employer. If your insurance company has been dragging their feet when it comes to approving or denying your claim, if they have rejected your claim, or if you are struggling to get a reasonable settlement offer, it may be time to enlist the help of a serious legal advocate. By hiring a Dunwoody personal injury attorney, you get someone on your side who will level the playing field between you and the insurance company and represent your best interests. The information in this article is for anyone who is having a hard time navigating the insurance process. However, if you would like personalized feedback that is specific to your claim, you are welcome to contact Hawkins Spizman Trial Attorneys to schedule your free consultation.
When to Hire a Lawyer
In Georgia, your insurance company legally has thirty days to approve or reject your claim. If thirty days have passed since you filed your claim, you should consider talking to an attorney to determine your options for moving forward as expeditiously as possible. If your insurance company has denied your claim, it is important to take action as soon as possible to challenge their finding. A lawyer can help you in this process as well. If you were seriously injured in the accident, it is a good idea to hire a lawyer to represent you in all dealings with the insurance company so that you can focus on your recovery. People may not be coherent after an accident, particularly if they are in and out of surgeries, on pain medication, or still in shock or pain from the accident. In these situations it is wise to have an attorney represent you so that you can focus on your recovery without the additional legal stress. The more severe your injuries are, the higher the cost of your recovery will be, and the more critical it is to retain a lawyer to ensure that the settlement you receive will fully cover all costs associated with the injury.
Talk to Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers
If you have been in a car or vehicle accident in Atlanta, Dunwoody, Alpharetta, Cobb County, Fulton County, Gwinnett County, Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, or the greater Georgia area, and you are struggling to get the compensation and support that you are entitled to, Hawkins Spizman Trial Lawyers are ready to help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.