In Georgia, Do I Have to Sue the Other Driver To Recover for My Injuries?
No, you do not have to sue the other driver. Most Georgia injury attorneys will actually make an effort to obtain a recovery for you before filing a lawsuit. This is called a “settlement” – meaning that you have agreed to settle your claims against the other driver in return for their compensating you for your injuries. In most cases, the insurance company is willing to discuss settlement (because they can avoid paying for an attorney to defend a lawsuit), but they will almost never offer you the highest amount until and unless they are convinced that you are willing to file a lawsuit. One of the best ways to tell the insurance company that yo are serious about your case is to retain an attorney to represent you in negotiating with the insurance company. No matter whether you want to settle early or take your case to a jury trial, you should always consult with an attorney to discuss which option is best for you. Most injury attorneys will be willing to discuss your case in a general, free consultation. An attorney can tell you which option would work best for you – whether you hire them or not.
Call the Georgia injury attorneys at 1-844-GA-JUSTICE for a free consultation about your injury case.