Injured? Five Ways that a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

 A woman laying in a hospital bedIf you’ve been injured, you are probably just starting to feel the impacts on your day-to-day life. First and foremost, you have to schedule appointments with your doctors to undergo medical treatment and possibly physical therapy. Of course, your treatment will require time off of work, in addition to the time you may have already missed immediately after the accident. On top of all of that, there is the paperwork, phone calls, and battling with your insurance company to cover your claim. The situation only becomes more complicated the more serously you are injured. 

At Slappey & Sadd, we understand the challenges you are facing. We help injured people in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia get the compensation they deserve by providing tireless, aggressive legal representation. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s negligence, we can help – call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. 

1. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Treatment You Need

An experienced personal injury attorney has likely been helping their clients navigate the health care system for years. They have probably worked with many different physicians, specialists, hospitals, clinics, and other medical professionals over the years, and can help you get on the right path to recovery. 

If you are unable to pay their bills right now, your attorney can also work with your provider to make sure they don’t refer your account for collection. In short, your attorney can explain that you have a pending legal claim and you will pay their bill once the claim is resolved. 

2. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Document Your Claim

If you wind up having to pursue a claim, your lawyer can help manage all the evidence you will need. They can collect all of the bills, calculate your lost wages, get statements from witnesses, obtain copies of the accident report and get any other documents you may need. You can focus on your recovery while they deal with the paperwork. 

3. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Deal with The Insurance Companies

Dealing with the insurance companies – both your insurance and the insurance for the other party – can be quite difficult. It’s important to keep in mind that insurance companies are for-profit corporations that increase profits by reducing the amount they pay out in claims. As a result, they are incentivized to pay as little as possible when a claim comes in. In order to do this, they will question every aspect of the case and may even use your own statements against you!

Your attorney can speak on your behalf. Once involved, they can even require that all communications be directed to them. You no longer have to worry about saying the wrong thing or deal with the frustration of answering the same questions repeatedly. 

4. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Evaluate Your Claim

Your lawyer can use their experience and knowledge of the law to calculate the monetary value of your claim. They can also evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of your case, anticipate the arguments that will be raised by the other side, and help you understand your options. 

5. A Personal Injury Lawyer Can Pursue Your Claim in Court

While many cases settle outside of court, many do not. Unfortunately, the legal system is extremely difficult for non-lawyers to successfully navigate. Your case can be dismissed for something as simple as failing to file the right form or missing a deadline. Your lawyer will know how to pursue your claim in court so that you can hold the other party accountable for your injuries. 

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

Founded in 1992, the personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd know how to get results. We fight for you every step of the way so that you can focus on your recovery. If you’ve been injured and need help, contact us at 404-255-6677 for a free consultation.