Do I Have to Sue Someone? Do I Have to Go to Court?

A judge's gavelMany of our clients come to us in an anxious state – they are injured, worried about their financial future, and know they need help, but are reluctant to sue the other party or go to court. These are certainly daunting steps and ones that we don’t take lightly. However, understanding the personal injury claim process and having an experienced attorney can go a long way towards reducing your anxiety. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping injured Georgians get the compensation they need since 1992. We work with our clients every step of the way to make sure they understand their options and know exactly what happens next. If you’ve been injured and need someone on your side, contact us at 888-474-9616 to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. 

You May Not Have to File Suit

If you’ve been injured, the first step is to make a claim with your insurance company. Unfortunately, your insurance company is going to try to settle your claim quickly and for as little money as possible. Accident victims who do not have an attorney typically wind up settling their claim for far less than what their claim is actually worth. 

It is a common misconception that you don’t need to hire a lawyer until your insurance claim has been denied. An experienced personal injury lawyer will know how to navigate the insurance claim process. They will know how to document your claim and how to prove what your claim is actually worth. Having an attorney lets the insurance company know that they cannot pressure you into accepting less than what your claim is worth. As a result, any personal injury cases are able to settle for fair compensation without ever having to file suit.

Who You Are Suing 

No one wants to sue someone else, especially if it was an accident and the other person simply made a mistake. The reality is, however, that your claim should be covered by their insurance. That’s why we buy insurance – to protect us in the event that we make a mistake, get into an accident, and cause injury to someone else. Unfortunately, many cases wind up in court not because the other driver doesn’t want to settle, but because their insurance company is refusing to settle for a reasonable amount. 

If You Have to Go to Court

Many clients are reluctant to file suit simply because they don’t want to testify. We understand that this can be incredibly intimidating, especially if you’ve never been to court before. However, many cases will settle before they get to trial, and as a result, you won’t be required to testify. If you are unable to settle the case, an experienced personal injury attorney will work with you to make sure you are thoroughly prepared to testify. 

Injured in an Accident? Contact the Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at Slappey & Sadd

We know that you’re in a situation you’d rather not be in and that hiring a lawyer can be intimidating. For this reason, we work to make sure our clients understand their options so that they are prepared and can make informed decisions. You may be entitled to fair compensation that you may not be able to get without someone fighting for your rights. If you’ve been injured and need help, contact the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd for a free consultation and case evaluation to learn more about how we can help you.