Before opening my law firm in Atlanta, I was an insurance adjuster. This experience gave me an inside view into the insurance industry. Insurance companies will attempt to give you as little money as possible after a car accident. Their defense team will do its best to discredit you and minimize your injuries, even if your injuries are severe and require continuing medical care.

You want an experienced car accident lawyer in Atlanta; one with a track record of success and the advantage of insider knowledge of how insurance companies think and act. 

I am this lawyer. My years as an insurance adjuster taught me how to build a claim that gets approved. I know the excuses and tactics the insurance company uses to deny or reduce compensation and, more importantly, how to respond to those excuses and tactics so you get the money you need to pay your medical bills and make up for lost wages.

Our dedicated team fights for your compensation with compassion. Set up a free consultation to discuss your case with S. Burke Law. Call 404-842-7838.

Do Not Accept a Settlement Offer Without Speaking to S. Burke Law

A car crash turns your life upside down. Suddenly you are in the hospital or going to doctor appointments. You might not be working as you recover from your injuries. And you probably have insurance adjusters calling you.

But you need to be cautious. Do not give the insurance company a recorded statement until you speak with us. The insurance company uses that recorded statement as a tool to reduce compensation or deny your claim. Adjusters might intentionally misrepresent your description of the accident or your injuries, arguing you are at fault or that your injuries are not severe.

Likewise, do not accept a settlement without first speaking with us. You might settle for an amount that will not cover your medical bills or car repairs. Insurance companies count on you not knowing the full extent of your injuries or their long-term effects so soon after your accident. They hope you will accept their settlement offer to get quick cash to pay your current bills.

Do not be tempted by the insurance company’s initial settlement offer.

Accepting an early settlement would probably leave you without the compensation you need to cover all your current and future damages, and early settlement offers usually do not include compensation for your pain and suffering.

We Make Sure You Get a Fair Car Accident Settlement

We analyze the insurance company’s offer to make sure it includes compensation for all your damages, including:

Hospital bills

Doctor bills

Ambulance bills

Medication costs

Surgical costs 

Lost wages

Lost benefits

Loss of pension

Reduced earning capacity

Loss of promotion

Pain and suffering

Cost of help with chores, child care

Other damages may be recoverable too, as each accident and injury is different. You need an attorney who will help you calculate your claim’s actual value and who will provide aggressive representation with compassion. Call us at 404-842-7838 to go over your case.

The Resources to Build a Successful Car Accident Claim

The insurance company might tell you it needs more documentation of your injuries or evidence of fault for the crash. This might be an effort to discredit your claim or reduce its value, but any car accident claim needs sufficient proof of damages and fault.

Photographs, eyewitness statements, the police or accident report, and video surveillance footage are common types of evidence that show how the wreck happened. And your medical records provide evidence of your injuries.

But beyond that, some cases require even more evidence to establish fault or case value. When necessary, we call upon expert witnesses who can testify about fault or case value. Some of the types of expert witnesses we work with include:

  • Accident reconstruction experts
  • Occupational therapists
  • Doctors and specialists
  • Economists

S. Burke Law secures the resources we need to make sure you get the compensation you need and deserve.

We Take Care of You After a Car Accident in Atlanta

At S. Burke Law we offer the highest quality legal advice and representation with a personal touch. When you choose Sheryl L. Burke as your attorney you are not only choosing one of the most capable lawyers in Atlanta; you are becoming part of our family. You are in pain, suffering both mentally and physically. We want to help ensure that you are able to heal. To do so, we will assign you a client relations coordinator.

This coordinator will ensure that our firm answers all your questions and meets your legal needs. You will have full access to your coordinator who will assist you in finding local resources like medical care or rental vehicles. We want you to focus on healing while we work to get you the compensation you deserve. No stress. Just quality, compassionate legal representation.

We have also written several books that we offer free of charge. These books can help you better understand your rights as an accident victim in Georgia. If you were in an auto accident, please request your free copy of Buying Car Insurance in Georgia - An Insider’s Guide to Getting Maximum Protection.

The Expertise You Need & Compensation You Deserve for Your Car Accident

To the staff and attorneys at S. Burke Law you are not a face in the crowd; you are an important part of our circle of friends. Sheryl has dedicated her career to defending the rights of accident victims in Atlanta. With extensive experience and a record of success, you can be sure that you have the right attorney on your side. The insurance company will come prepared and will only be looking out for their best interests. Who is looking out for yours?

Whether you were in a car accident on a major interstate (I-85, I-20, I-75, I-285 (The Beltway)), a highway (401, 403, 407), or a side street, the time to act is now. Contact S. Burke Law today for your free consultation with a car accident attorney in Atlanta. Your life is waiting. Please call today: 404-842-7838.