The Atlanta area can be a dangerous place to drive. According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, metro Atlanta drivers will be involved in over 120,000 car accidents each year. About 25% of these accidents will result in injury and close to 250 drivers and passengers will lose their lives.
With traffic increasing, construction picking back up, lanes narrowing and distractions like cell phones and in car entertainment growing, even the most cautious driver may find himself or herself in a minor or major car wreck.
Insurance companies that write accident liability coverage in Georgia have established claim procedures to evaluate and pay property damage and bodily injury claims as well as incidental expenses like rental vehicles. When you are the injured party, however, you will quickly discover that insurance claims representatives will offer to pay you as little as possible regardless of your injury or damage.
Accident Injury Claims Always Contested
If the other driver is at fault, your claim for damages will assert that the other driver was negligent. Negligence means that the other driver failed to use reasonable care in his driving and that your injuries and damages arose from this lack of care.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money. They expect to earn more from selling insurance than they will end up paying out in claims. So, even if they agree to compensate you for your losses, you will most likely not be happy with the amounts offered.
Our law firm can help you maximize your financial recovery by using our experience and the leverage of litigation to even the playing field. Here’s an example of how we can help our clients:
One of our recent clients is a young man who was injured and whose vehicle was damaged in a rear end collision. The other driver’s insurance company sent a rep out to inspect our client’s vehicle – they concluded that it was a total loss because of the extent of the damage and offered $13,000 to settle the property damage claim. Our client noted that the replacement value of his vehicle was close to $17,000. After negotiating with the adjuster we obtained proof of recent repairs (new tires, other maintenance) and got the offer increased to around $16,000. We also convinced the adjuster to add additional days to the car rental. Our client accepted this revised offer and we were able to move on to the bodily injury part of the claim.
What Kind of Law Firm Works for You?
Obviously, if you watch much TV, you will see one ad after another by lawyers and paid spokesman promising fast cash and aggressive action. Some of these large firms open 1,000 cases per month and, as you might expect, you will never see figurehead lawyer. Most of your interaction with a TV law firm will be with a paralegal, or possibly a junior associate.
When you hire a lawyer at Ginsberg law, you will be hiring a Ginsberg – either Jodi or Jonathan Ginsberg. If you have a question, you can pick up the phone or shoot off an email and you’ll talk directly with your lawyer. Jodi and Jonathan have both been in practice for over 25 years and combined we have litigated thousands of cases involving every type of medical issue imaginable.
We are very proud of our reputation in the legal community and about the many positive online reviews we have received over the years.
Injury law is mostly about recovering the most amount of money possible, either in settlement or through a jury verdict. But attorney client relationships are also about trust, advice and even counseling. If you are looking to establish a relationship with a lawyer who will be there for you now and in the future, please give us a call.