If you were involved in a car crash while traveling as a passenger in someone else’s car, we’re sorry. We know first hand what a completely overwhelming headache it can be to try and navigate the insurance claims process in the aftermath of a car accident, particularly when multiple drivers and policies are involved. When the driver was an on-duty Uber or Lyft driver, the insurance and lawsuit process can become even more complex. In short, if you have been involved in an accident while a passenger in someone else’s car and you have suffered significant injuries as a result, it is important to contact an experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. The information in this article is general, but we know that no two cases are alike. The specific facts and circumstances of each case dictate the outcome, and it’s hard to get an accurate assessment of your case until you have had a legal professional assess it. Many people avoid seeking legal help because they are concerned about the cost, but legal consultations are often free or very low cost and provide invaluable advice. If you would like personalized feedback on your case, you are welcome to contact the experienced Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Durham Law Group and schedule a consultation today.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
In the aftermath of a car accident, you will likely be very overwhelmed. You are also likely to be bombarded with calls from insurance claims adjusters. Insurance claims adjusters are trained to create a sense of urgency following a car crash. This encourages you to accept a settlement before you can know the full extent of physical and property damage caused by the crash. Many people accept a settlement number that seems high until they receive their hospital bill. Many people are also unaware of the full extent of damages that they are entitled to. For instance, it’s important to factor in the total anticipated future cost of medical treatments and care for your injuries. This often takes time and multiple expert medical opinions to establish, and is nothing you could know on the day of the accident. An attorney can help you avoid all of these pitfalls by taking over negotiations with the insurance agency. They will also advise you on all steps of the process, including that you receive adequate and prompt medical care and diagnostic testing. In passenger cases in particular the insurance claims process can be very complicated and messy, sometimes requiring you to file claims with multiple policies. A lawyer will be able to take care of all of this so that you can just focus on getting better and back to your life.
Talk to Durham Law Group
If you have been injured in an Atlanta area car accident and have suffered serious or debilitating injuries as a result, you do not have to navigate the process alone. The experienced Atlanta personal injury attorneys at Durham Law Group will identify all liable parties and fight to get you the settlement that you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.