Hire an experienced car accident lawyer in Augusta, Georgia, attorney Chris Hudson. As a former insurance lawyer, he knows the tricks and tactics insurance companies use to delay and devalue cases.

Why Should I Hire An Attorney, Can’t I Do It Myself?

In most cases, attempting to negotiate with the insurance company yourself is not a good idea.  Insurance companies know that you are not trained in the rules of civil procedure and evidence and are at a very distinct disadvantage  if you have take them to court. Without an attorney, the insurer will not evaluate the case as a potential case they could lose big in court and will often attempt to low- ball you.  Also, insurance adjusters are trained to ask questions in recorded statements that are designed to discredit and devalue your case. This is why it is important to have a skilled Personal Injury Attorney in Augusta, Georgia, as soon as the car accident occurs.

Be Wary of Out Of Town TV Lawyers!

Not all TV lawyers are bad; however, in most cases these attorneys never personally meet with their clients. They tend to receive hundreds of cases every week and the do not have the capability of meeting with every client. Instead, you will most likely be working with their case managers, paralegals, secretaries, or handed over to another law firm to assist you with your case.

When you meet with a personal injury attorney, ask the following questions:

  • Will you be the actual attorney working on my case
  • Can I expect a regular update on my case
  • If the insurance company does not offer a reasonable settlement, are you willing to take my case to court
  • What success have you had on similar cases
  • Finally, have you spoken at any seminars, written any books, or journal articles on this topic.

Remember, you are the customer, and it is more valuable to have a skilled automobile accident lawyer in Augusta, Georgia, that follows the case personally, and is willing to keep you in the loop, so that you receive the defense necessary to get the compensation you deserve!

What Is The Difference Between A Settlement Attorney And A Trial Lawyer?

The most important quality of a good car accident attorney is that he or she is prepared to go to trial if the insurance company is not willing to offer a reasonable settlement.  If your car is totalled, it is very important that you have a good trial lawyer because most insurance companies will give you the absolute minimum of your cars value.

Make sure you know whether your attorney will go the extra distance to file a lawsuit against the insurance company if the insurance company is being unreasonable. Insurance companies know whether your lawyer is a settlement lawyer or a trial lawyer, and they will play their games of denying you coverage if they think they can win.

If you or a family member was hurt in a car accident caused by another driver, our experienced and compassionate Augusta car accident attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you could be entitled to—whether or not the other driver had sufficient insurance coverage. Start a chat, contact me online or call 706-863-6600 to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

Last Updated : November 13, 2019