Choose Our Attorneys in McDonough, Georgia
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may feel overwhelmed at the thought of having to choose an attorney from the many located in and around Atlanta. You may also assume that you need to hire a big downtown firm or even a nationwide one to get the best results. However, size and name recognition are far less important than local knowledge and experience when it comes to getting maximum compensation for your claim.
If you live in Henry County, there’s no reason to drive to Atlanta to find a car accident lawyer. The Millar Law Firm has almost three decades of experience handling accident cases in your area and is conveniently located in McDonough, Georgia.
Our Lawyers Know Henry County
When you hire our firm, you will have lawyers working for you who know the highways, major intersections, local laws, and courts of Henry County. Some of our team live in Henry County themselves. Knowing Henry County can give you the edge you need to win full compensation for your car accident case. Here’s why:
First, experience with the area, including the local roads and intersections, can go a long way when investigating your claim after an accident. A local attorney is familiar with the places where accidents typically occur and may have experience collecting video evidence from nearby intersections and businesses during previous cases. The faster your attorney can gather evidence to build a strong claim, the faster your claim may settle.
Additionally, our attorneys have over thirty years’ experience in bringing personal injury claims in Henry County, Georgia. Unlike many distant or large national injury law firms, we know the Henry County area well.
Knowing a local area well can help an attorney make an informed decision about whether to try a case and how much to expect from a verdict. Also, when an insurance company is going up against a firm with a strong reputation for successfully trying local cases, we believe it is more likely to offer a fair settlement to avoid expensive litigation.
Our Lawyers Have One Focus: Maximum Compensation
If you’ve been injured in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence, you’re entitled to seek compensation that will make you whole. That includes all economic and noneconomic losses, both past and future. However, the at-fault driver’s insurance company makes money by paying out as little as possible for injury claims, so you’re not likely to get maximum compensation without fighting for it.
Often, people come to our firm for help because the insurance company isn’t offering to pay them what they deserve. When the insurance carrier is dealing with a victim who isn’t represented by an experienced attorney, it will typically cut corners financially and make only lowball offers to protect its own interests.
Even if you are represented by an attorney, it matters what kind. Not all law firms are focused on maximum compensation. Many big firms take on a large number of cases at a time and settle for less money to get them off their plate without having to invest much in resources.
Some other firms don’t specialize in personal injury law—they accept cases in multiple legal areas, and their knowledge and resources are less focused. Unfortunately, less focus usually means less money for you.
How We Get McDonough Residents Maximum Compensation after a Car Accident
When you hire The Millar Law Firm, our attorneys immediately begin fighting for you and building a strong car accident claim. A good injury attorney knows that the difference between a strong claim and a weak claim is the ability to prove what happened and the potential value of the claim. That means you need the best evidence possible to make your case to the insurance company.
We go to the crash scene to investigate, interview witnesses, collect photo and video evidence, obtain the police report and 911 calls, and use accident reconstruction and other experts if necessary. We also collect all medical records for you and speak with your doctors to determine the full extent of your losses.
Once we’ve gathered all the evidence, we examine the applicable laws and insurance coverage to make your case for compensation. Then we send a well-supported demand letter to the insurance carrier and negotiate your settlement. If the carrier refuses to pay maximum compensation, we’re fully prepared to file a lawsuit and take the case to trial.
Why Achieving Maximum Compensation is Important to Us
At The Millar Law Firm, our lawyers and staff live and work in your community. As part of the community, we care about protecting the rights and interests of our neighbors when they have been hurt by others’ negligence.
Car accidents can be traumatic and have devastating consequences for victims and their families. Receiving maximum compensation helps ensure that victims have the resources they need to recover from their injuries and get back on their feet.
Experience and Focus: The Personal Injury Cases Handled by Our McDonough Attorneys
The Challenges of Handling a Car Accident Injury Case in McDonough, Georgia without a Lawyer
While it’s possible to handle a car accident injury claim on your own, there are major obstacles to overcome if you’re trying to get maximum compensation without a lawyer. First, insurance carriers make every effort to reduce or deny a payout and will often use legal tactics and strategies that are hard for most people to fight. Our lawyers know insurance companies and the tactics they use, and we have the tools to stop them.
Second, it can be difficult to find all the insurance coverage available for your accident. Even if you collect insurance information from the other driver, there may be other policies that can cover your costs, such as secondary, umbrella, or employer policies. If your injuries were severe your costs may exceed the coverage available under a single policy limit. Our attorneys know how and where to look for additional coverage to help ensure you’re compensated for all harms and losses caused by the accident.
Third, many people don’t understand how to calculate the total value of their claim either because they don’t know what should be included or they don’t know how to prove it. Unrepresented accident victims may not know how to recover all past and future medical expenses, lost income, and damages for pain and suffering, and insurance companies aren’t going to help them.
Our lawyers do all the work to collect essential evidence that proves your claim and can accurately calculate all losses and damages caused by the accident. We use that information to submit an effective demand letter that states exactly what you deserve and backs it up with the right documentation. Being able to put together a strong demand package requires specialized knowledge and experience that you can’t learn overnight.
Finally, negotiating a fair settlement with the insurance company can be difficult even with good evidence. State and local laws are complex, especially with Georgia being a comparative negligence state, and insurance companies will look for any argument to pay less compensation. One statement or misstep can ruin your case. Our attorneys know the laws and can effectively counter the insurance company’s arguments during negotiations and, if necessary, at trial. We’ve been winning large settlements and verdicts for McDonough residents for almost 30 years.