After moving to Georgia, I had my first car wreck a few months ago and have learned the hard way (unfortunately) as to why having a lawyer is so important. One of the first things that you will notice when you are just starting to drive in Atlanta is just how many cars there are. This is a direct result of the fact that nothing is close by to anyone’s home. Everything is at least a few minutes away by car and this leaves literally hundreds of opportunities to get into accidents, even in that short amount of time. Most people do not like to sue, but there will likely come a time in which you will need the assistance of a great Gwinnett car accident lawyer if you live in the area.
Accidents that Leave You Out of Work
There are many cases in which you might be involved in an accident where you cannot go back to work. This is something that will make it impossible for you to be able to pay your bills and will also make it difficult to get the care you are looking for. This is when you will need to get all of the money you need to pay for all of your bills until you will be able to get back to work.
Fighting the Insurance Company
Georgia law states that every driver is supposed to have minimum coverage that also includes uninsured motorist coverage. The problem is that one way or another, you are dealing with an insurance company. Whether you are dealing with your insurance company or the insurance company for another driver, they will try to pay you as little as possible. They will certainly try to get away with not paying your bills for you. Only by getting a lawyer involved will you be able to get the compensation you need to keep your head up. The lawyers know the right documents to file to get the best results as well as who to contact at the insurance company.
More than Just Damages
If you feel that the other driver was negligent in their driving, the car accident lawyer will be able to provide you with the help you need to teach the other driver a lesson. This is through the use of punitive damages. While this cannot always be accomplished in every accident, it is a good tool to help in sending a message of guilt home to the responsible parties. It will also help you to have the money you will need to truly get your life back in order.