A single car accident can change the course of a person's life, affecting all those around them in a profound manner. Not only can an accident injury a person to the point they are no longer able to work, but in the worst cases it can take their life. The roads of North Georgia bear the scars of thousands of accidents, some just fender-benders, others tragic moments never forgotten by those who experienced them.
Many of the cases heard in a civil court are a tale of David versus Goliath. When someone causes a car accident leaving the victim with not only damage to their property but medical bills and other injuries, very rarely does the defendant represent themselves in court. If they are insured, it will be the insurance company and their lawyers who show up in court seeking to minimize any payment the injured party receives.
The lawyers who work for insurance companies are very experienced in the type of cases they handle because they deal with them on a daily basis and have vast resources supporting their efforts. The traumatic experience of being involved in a car accident and many victims' inexperience with the law can lead to them agreeing to a bad settlement or losing a case before the judge.
As a former insurance defense attorney, I have personal knowledge of all the tactics many insurance defense lawyers employ. This knowledge enables me to fight for the best outcome for my client whether that involves settlement or presenting a case before the court.