It’s really quite simple. As soon as an Atlanta car accident occurs, the case is assigned to an insurance adjuster. The insurance adjuster’s main objective is to close that case out with as little money as possible.
If you don’t have an attorney, they may reasonably believe that you will not take the case to trial, and therefore they will not be inclined to provide you full value for the case. So you will more than likely be low balled.
In all honesty, sometimes it is a good idea to handle the case on your own. There have been many times that, after a consultation, and reviewing the medical records and bills, I’ve explained to the potential client that the offer will not be any different with or without an attorney.
However, 9 times out of 10 it is worth retaining an attorney because you will more than likely not receive maximum value out of the case.
Another value that attorneys bring is that an injury lawyer handles these cases on a regular basis and values claims on a daily basis. This experience can be brought to your case where you may have been low balled by the at-fault driver’s insurance company.