1. Get Medical Attention Immediately.

Any delay in seeking medical assistance or gaps in your medical treatment after an accident will be exploited as a weakness with your claim and used to argue that you were not injured or were not injured ‘that badly.’ Do not try to prove you have a high tolerance for pain or hope things will get better over time. Seek medical attention immediately and continuously until your injuries and symptoms completely resolve.

2. Do not make statements without a lawyer.

After an accident, you may be contacted by lawyers, insurance adjusters, or people you do not even know. Statements you make, even those that seem harmless or insignificant at the time, will be used against you to diminish or deny your claim. It will be argued that your statements made following the accident show that the accident was your fault or that you were not injured. Therefore, before you give any statement to anyone, hire a competent lawyer to represent you.

3. Interview at least three lawyers before making a decision.

The most important decision you will make following an accident in which you are injured is deciding which lawyer to hire. Choosing the right lawyer will make all the difference in the amount you recover or whether you recover anything at all. When interviewing lawyers, make sure to find out how many cases the attorney has actually tried before a jury. If the case can not be settled and must go to trial, you need an experienced trial lawyer who knows how to try a case and has a proven track record. Hiring such a lawyer will not only result in higher settlement offers without trial, it will generally result in larger verdicts at trial. Another question to ask is whether the lawyer has ever represented “the other side.” Ask the question: “Have you been hired by insurance companies to defend their drivers in cases like mine?” A lawyer who has been hired by insurance companies to defend their drivers in accident claims will be familiar with how insurance companies think and operate, as well as the defenses and maneuvers they use to resolve claims for less than their full value. An attorney with significant trial experience, who has worked for insurance companies defending their drivers in auto accident claims, is best-equipped to resolve motor vehicle accident cases for their true and fair value.

4. Hire an attorney who will personally work with you throughout your case.

At the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm, our entire litigation team works personally with each client on every case. Winston Briggs, as well as the other lawyers and paralegals in the firm, will work on your case, be familiar with your case, and will personally be available to discuss your case with you at virtually any time.

5. Do not leave the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm off your list!

Winston Briggs is one of the most successful, experienced, and well-respected trial lawyers in Georgia. Known as a man who “loves to try cases,” Mr. Briggs has more than 200 jury trials to his credit and a proven record of success. Insurance companies, lawyers and judges know of his reputation and that, if a reasonable settlement offer is not made in advance, Mr. Briggs will happily go before a jury to try the case. This results in higher settlement offers without trial because opposing parties know that, if they do not offer what the case is truly worth, Mr. Briggs and his firm will willingly take the case to trial. Winston Briggs also has the advantage of having represented “the other side” in motor vehicle accident cases. Mr. Briggs has been hired by multiple insurance companies over the years to defend the insurance companies and their drivers against auto accident claims. As a result, Mr. Briggs is very familiar with all of the techniques and maneuvers insurance companies and defense lawyers use to resolve auto accident injury and death claims for less than their full value. Mr. Briggs’ experience in working for insurance companies and their drivers in defending auto accident claims provides him with a unique skill set he will use in your favor to obtain what you and your family deserve for your case.

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Suffering a serious injury due to another person’s negligence can change your life in an instant. Without warning, you can be facing massive medical bills and find yourself unable to work. Once you have received medical care for your immediate injuries, it is important that you seek the advice of a reputable personal injury lawyer in Atlanta who can help you understand your rights.

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The Briggs Law Firm specializes in representing people and the families of people injured or killed due to the carelessness and recklessness of others. Our founder, W. Winston Briggs, has tried more than 200 jury trials in his 30 year career. Mr. Briggs is a skilled trial lawyer well known for his ability and willingness to try cases. That results in higher settlements to our clients because insurance companies recognize that Mr. Briggs is a seasoned and fearless litigator who will try cases if they don’t pay the full value of the claim. If the case must be tried, there is no better firm to have on your side.

Winston and his team were the best I’ve ever dealt with. Honestly, I’ve hired many law firms in the past 10 years and no other law firm made me feel as important as Winston Briggs. To them I wasn’t just another case, I was family and for that I’m forever grateful. They got me a settlement that I deserved and they fought tooth and nails to make sure I wasn’t being taken advantage of. Nicole, kept me updated with my case’s progress and anytime I had a question she was on it! I felt like I was the only client because of how personalized they made it feel. Best of the best hands down. Thank you once again for everything you did for my family and I!
EM Watson, Former Client
After interviewing attorneys recommended by other cyclists, I engaged W. Winston Briggs as my attorney because he seemed to have the best grasp of my situation and because, of the attorneys I interviewed, Winston had the most litigation experience. Six months after the collision, we have received a policy limit settlement from the driver’s insurance company, and Mr. Briggs has addressed the subrogation claim of my health insurance company, resulting in a substantial reduction of their claim.
Tom Erdmanczyk, Former Client
The case required Mr. Briggs to make numerous trips to Virginia to take on the responsible parties on their home turf. Although it required significant effort, at the end of the day, Mr. Briggs successfully forced the responsible companies to accept responsibility for my husband’s death and to pay a settlement that will take care of my son and me over the course of our lives. The event was tragic but I am very pleased that I hired Winston to represent me and my son in the case.”
Mary Ann Garrard, Former Client
I injured myself requiring surgery when I fell at a hotel in New Orleans while on business. The insurance company for the hotel initially denied responsibility for my injury and then later offered me only a modest sum to settle the case, claiming there were multiple problems with my claim. I retained Winston Briggs to handle my claim and he did the rest. Without having to go through a lawsuit, Mr. Briggs convinced the hotel’s insurance company to pay more than six times the amount they had offered me to settle the claim before I hired Mr. Briggs. I hope I never need his services again but, if I do, I wouldn’t think of hiring any other attorney to represent me.
Ed Dietzel, Former Client
I am extremely pleased I hired The Briggs Law Firm and would highly recommend them to anyone who finds themselves in the position of needing a personal injury lawyer, and particularly, one who has been injured in a bicycle accident. Once the insurance carriers learned Mr. Briggs was my lawyer, they accepted responsibility for the accident and compensated me for my injuries.
Bruce Fernald, Former Client
To those injured; I’m writing to show everyone out there that Mr.Winston Briggs is here to help you. As he listened to my story I realized that he sincerely cared and knew that, even though the injury occurred, he was able to see forward and find ways to help. Winston through the years has demonstrated that he is on the cutting edge of injury recovery. He makes a painful process turn into a more profitable and emotional reward...
Brandon Johnson, Former Client
Attorney Briggs accepted my case, within a month the defendant was served, and less than a year my case was settled. To him I am indebted for his enthusiastic, encouragement and support he and his staff offered throughout the handling of my case. Unlike any other law firm, they continue to keep me in the loop on how my case progressed. I highly recommend Winston Briggs Law Firm to anyone looking for an attorney in Atlanta who cares and have integrity in his work getting the case settled, without a doubt, he’s the Best!
Camille, Former Client

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