Dealing With Insurance Companies
Helping injured victims in Middle Georgia recover compensation
Another driver was negligent, which caused an accident in which you were hurt. That driver is considered responsible for paying damages under the law, so the insurance company will cover all of your damages. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? But after practicing law for 20 years, Macon car accident attorney Jon R. Hawk knows it is usually more complicated than that.
There’s one thing insurance companies care about more than anything. And that’s the bottom line. So to keep their profits up, they try to keep their payments down. That’s a problem for people hurt in car accidents trying to recover compensation for their injuries. But it’s a problem Jon R. Hawk, Sr., LLC knows how to solve.
Jon started his legal career working on behalf of insurance companies. He knows their tactics and their excuses, and he knows how to fight them to get results. Some of the things insurance companies may say about your claim include:
- “Your injuries aren’t that serious.” This is a way for them to try to reduce the amount of compensation they pay. They’ll suggest your injuries aren’t that bad and that you don’t need much medical treatment. Or they may try to suggest your injuries predated the crash. Jon finds the evidence that proves your injuries happened in the crash. And our registered nurse determines the extent of your injury and the treatment it requires.
- “The accident was partly your fault.” Georgia uses a modified comparative negligence system for determining compensation. This means you can be found partially to blame for the accident and still collect compensation. But the amount you receive will be reduced by the amount of your responsibility. Jon fights back against any attempts to put the blame on you when you were not at fault.
- “This settlement is the best we can do.” It’s common for insurance companies to make an initial settlement offer in the hope that you will take it and go away. The problem is your damages almost always exceed the offer they make. Jon determines the true damages you’ve suffered and fights to recover the compensation you deserve.
Our legal team builds a strong case that proves the other driver’s negligence led to your injuries. Many times, Jon is able to negotiate a settlement that meets your needs. But if the insurance company won’t do what’s right, he will fight for you in court. He is proud of his case results that have helped clients move forward with their lives.
If you were injured in a car accident, learn how Jon R. Hawk can help you. Contact us for a free consultation.