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Why Do Some Car Accident Victims Choose Not to Hire a Lawyer?

Posted on : June 11, 2020
Georgia Auto Accident Lawyers

Car crashes can turn your life upside down, especially if the collision was critical or resulted in a fatality. But not all collision victims file a lawsuit or reach out to a lawyer afterward. Why not? 

Filing a Lawsuit Is Too Time Intensive 

Many people believe that personal injury suits take too long to resolve. Notable cases that have gone on for months or sometimes years have perpetuated this idea, but most cases don’t end up like that. In fact, the majority of injury cases can be resolved fairly quickly, especially with the help of a seasoned attorney.

They Don’t Want to Go to Court 

Another problem that many people see with filing a lawsuit following a car accident is that they believe they’ll have to pursue their case in court. This, however, is a myth and the far majority of personal injury suits are settled outside of the civil court system through a signed agreement. An experienced lawyer can assist you in pursuing fair compensation while avoiding court if possible.  

They Don’t Want to Pay for a Lawyer  

Many people think that when hiring an attorney, they’ll be required to start compensating them immediately for the work they’ve started. This isn’t necessarily true for personal injury lawyers who typically work on a contingency basis. This means that clients do not pay any fees until your case is won. Then, the attorney will take a percentage of your settlement award.

They Share Fault in the Collision 

If a person was also at fault for the car crash, they may not want to hire a lawyer because they think they don’t have a real case. If you are less than 50% responsible for the collision though, you may still be able to pursue some financial compensation for the accident under comparative negligence laws. 

Negligent Drivers Should Be Held Responsible for Your Injuries — Call Us Now 

If another driver acted negligently and caused you to get into an accident that injured you or a loved one, you shouldn’t be left to pick up the pieces alone. You may be able to obtain compensation for the damages you incurred as a result of the accident, including but not limited to medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. 

At Southside Injury Law, we’ll help you pursue justice and hold negligent drivers responsible for actions that harmed you and your family. Call today at (800) 393-8595.


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