Can I Settle a Car Accident Claim Without a Lawyer in Georgia?

Aug 05, 2023
Nichols Injury Law, P.C.

Were you injured in a car wreck and now you’re wondering if you can just handle the car accident without a lawyer?

“I’m a smart person, why should I give away my money to some stranger?”

You might be asking yourself. Or maybe you’ve got a cousin who has a friend whose sister handled her own car wreck and got a bunch of money!

However, if your wreck involved physical injuries or the insurance company is refusing to accept responsibility, then you need the knowledge and skills of a personal injury lawyer. The value that a personal injury law firm like, Nichols Injury Law, brings to your case is that our team will fight to get you more money than the insurance company would pay if you were handling the case by yourself.

Trying to manage a car accident without a lawyer is difficult and insurance companies know that. They will engage in delaying tactics or outright mislead you on the law just to lower the value of your case. They may even try to convince you to NOT get medical treatment, just so they will not have to be responsible for that bill as the law requires.

When You Need To Call A Georgia Car Accident Lawyer

Honestly, there are certain situations where handling the case by yourself might be a good idea. Such as if the wreck was minor and you have no physical injuries at all. Or perhaps the only damage was a slight scrape or dent to your vehicle. However, if your accident was severe or complex, then it’s necessary to call a lawyer as soon as possible, so they can begin building your case. If any of the following apply to your situation, call Nichols Injury Law for a free consultation at 678-722-5311:

  • Any accident that causes significant injury to you or someone else;
  • Any accident where fault is being denied;
  • Any crash involving another motorist, such as a other cars, truck, or cyclists
  • Anytime you disagree with the police report
  • Any crash involving a Hit-n-Run driver;
  • Any crash involving a drunk driver;
  • Anytime insurance companies try to confuse or mislead you.

The sooner you contact an attorney, the better. In the states of Georgia and South Carolina, you only have two years to file a personal injury claim. While that may seem like a lot of time, valuable evidence can be lost or destroyed in just a few weeks. That’s why injured accident victims should call an attorney as soon as they are able, even if they’re not certain they wish to file a lawsuit.

Our lawyers offer a free consultation and review of your case and we can help you choose the legal path that is best for you and your family. Call us today at 678-722-5311 to learn more.