The Ultimate Guide to Georgia Auto Injury cases
Learn what you need to know to be successful
Table of Contents:
Foreword-Why THIS Book? xi
Tricky Insurance Companies, Meaningless Lawyer Advertising and Frivolous Lawsuits 3
What To Expect Before You Make An Appointment For That "Free Consultation." 7
What Is A Personal Injury Case? 10
You Are At War 11
What Must You Prove To Win Your Case? 11
Do You Really Need An Attorney? 12
Finding A Qualified Personal Injury Attorney 14
What Does An Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Do For You In A Case? 21
Beware Of The ERISA Lien "Monster” and O.C.G.A.§ 44-14-470 25
11 Questions To Ask The Insurance Company 26
The Legal Process In Personal Injury Cases 27
Insurance Company Arguments 29
What Cases Do We Not Accept? 30
The Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Case 31 Our Cases And Verdicts 36
Why THIS Book?
I wrote this book because, if you are like most people, this is the first time you have been in an accident. You have questions. You are getting calls from the insurance company representatives, wanting to ask "just a few questions." The insurance company may be pestering you to sign their forms "so we can get the records and handle this for you." They may even have already offered you money to settle your claim.
You started your search for an attorney, but found that most attorney advertising doesn't give you any useful information at all about how to find the right lawyer for your case. All of the ads say "hire me, we don't charge a fee unless we get you money," but then you realize that ALL personal injury lawyers say that. You soon realized that ads that showed fistfuls of cash, gory accident scenes or platitudes like "We Care For You" or "We Are Aggressive" are 100% meaningless. (Don't you expect that your attorney will care for you?)
Here Are Some Other Meaningless Headlines You Might See In the Yellow Pages
(Ask yourself: Does this headline help me figure out if this is the right lawyer for me?)
o Serious Injuries, Serious Results
o "Why Me?"
o Can You Get a Lawyer Who Cares?
o All Accidents and Serious Injuries o Accidents and Injuries (Wow, that's original!) o We're the Law Firm that Cares About You o Legal Help for the Seriously Injured
( I won't even mention the ads that have, as a headline, the firm name! How useful is that?)
I wrote this book for you. So that you could have good information in the quiet of your own home BEFORE you hire a lawyer and before you talk to the insurance adjuster. (Hopefully, you haven't signed forms yet!) You may not even need a lawyer to settle your claim.