Personal Injury Law FAQs
Get straight answers to your pressing questions about personal injury cases in Georgia. Simply contact Duke & Heath, Attorneys at Law, in Carrollton today. Our attorneys can help. Get a free initial consultation by contacting us online or by calling 678-390-5577.
Do I really need a lawyer after my accident?
Regardless of what kind of injuries you sustained, you have to make sure your rights are protected. The only way to ensure you are protected is to have an attorney to represent your interests. You will likely not know the technical legal rules that apply to your case, nor will you know the courtroom procedures. A great attorney is worth every penny he or she costs.
Can’t I settle with the insurance company for my car accident without an attorney?
You can settle without an attorney. However, the insurance company has lawyers working for it, and it is the adjuster’s job to give you as little compensation for your injuries as possible. You also may not realize that there are other parties that may be liable for your injuries. Having an attorney is crucial to ensuring that you are adequately compensated.
What happens if I can’t afford to go see a doctor after my accident?
Even if you don’t have health insurance, it’s important for you to obtain medical care for your injuries. We can help you with this. We regularly work with all types of doctors — from neurologists to orthopedic specialists — to help clients obtain the treatment they require.
In most cases, we can negotiate with the medical providers to accept payment after you receive compensation from your personal injury case. This means you don’t have to pay anything upfront.
How much money can I get for my injuries?
There is no easy answer to this question. How much your personal injury case is worth depends on many factors. These include your age, your earning ability, the type of injury you sustained, how severe the injury is, whether you will be able to go back to work, how much your medical bills are, whether you will need ongoing care and more.
The answer to this question also depends on whether you have professional legal representation or whether you accept the insurance company’s initial settlement offer (which is typically quite low).
Will I have to go to trial and appear before a judge?
Whether or not your case goes to trial will depend on what is in your best interests. When you have a skilled lawyer on your side, he or she can often negotiate with the insurance company to obtain a fair settlement offer. In these cases, you won’t have to present your case before a judge or jury.
However, if the insurance company refuses to offer a fair amount for your injuries and suffering, you may want to go to trial to seek the full amount of money you deserve. Founder Desiree D. Duke is an accomplished trial lawyer who is able to vigorously present your case in court, if necessary.