Can I Handle A Personal Injury Claim On My Own?

If you were seriously injured in a crash due to someone else's negligence, you may be considering filing a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Seeking compensatory and punitive damages can ensure you are recovering maximum compensation to cover all of your financial needs. You might be wondering, however, do I need a lawyer or can I handle the claim on my own?

At Green & Delan, LLC, we hear people in Alpharetta, Georgia, and elsewhere in Fulton County and the north Atlanta metro ask this question far too often. While you might be confident in your ability to organize a personal injury claim against a negligent driver, there is simply no substitute for the skill and experience of a personal injury attorney who knows the process — and what's at stake — better than you do.

What's At Stake?

What's At Stake?

People often make the mistake of thinking they can handle a personal injury claim on their own because they consider themselves well organized or good at arguing their point, but filing a successful claim takes more than that. You need experience that only comes from handling hundreds of cases like attorney Jim Green from Green & Delan, LLC, has.

Without a highly experienced lawyer's knowledge, you could:

  • Misunderstand the wording of an insurance policy
  • Misunderstand your protections under Georgia personal injury laws
  • Fail to take the rights steps after a crash
  • Fail to secure reports from your physician that connect your injuries to the accident
  • Fail to request compensation that covers future medical expenses, long-term care or lost wages due to temporary or permanent disability
  • Fail to recognize a lowball offer that does not properly address your full financial needs
  • Fail to file your claim on time
  • Run into subrogation issues when your insurer asks for money back following a settlement

Don't Put Your Future In Jeopardy

Whether you contact Green & Delan, LLC, immediately after a crash or before you file a personal injury claim, you can rest assured knowing we will do whatever it takes to set your claim up for success. We will remain at your side — working one on one with you — to protect your right to fair compensation.

If you would like to speak with a lawyer at our office in Alpharetta, contact our office to set up a free initial consultation. We proudly serve people throughout Fulton County, Gwinnett County and the north Atlanta metro. Call 770-674-0400 or send us an email to get started.