Auto wrecks

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Tens of thousands of injuries occur on Atlanta’s roadways each year. Fortunately, most of us have automobile insurance in the event such a disaster strikes. However, insurance companies aren’t always generous when it comes to paying on a claim. In fact, they have teams of adjusters, investigators and attorneys whose objective is to minimize what they pay to accident victims. This is a multi-billion dollar industry, and they take their jobs very seriously.

Insurance companies handle the claims of accident victims every day. They have come to know the tricks needed to get a case settled for less than its full value. Pressuring accident victims to settle within days of their injury and making the claims process difficult and time consuming are just a couple of their tactics. They prey on the fact that accident victims don’t know “the game” insurance companies play every day, and on the fact that injuries usually make it difficult for accident victims to fight back, especially if they have a family to feed and are unable to work.

This places accident victims at a tremendous disadvantage when it comes to getting their claim handled fairly. Without an experienced, competent attorney on their side, many accident victims simply “give up” and take what is being offered them, playing right into the hands of the insurance company.

Mr. Shurman and his staff know the games insurance companies play, and know how to effectively fight back. From 1994 - 2000, Mr. Shurman worked on the side of the insurance industry and learned first hand the lengths it will go to minimize the money it must pay. Since then, he has been fighting insurance companies on behalf of accident victims. 

If you’ve been injured in an auto wreck, call us now for a free consultation. See for yourself what a difference Greg Shurman can make for you!

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WORKERS COMPENSATION

 Workers compensation law was created at the turn of the 20th century, as a reaction to the drastic increase in work related injuries brought on by the industrial revolution. Before the enactment of the workers compensation law, an injured employee had to prove that the employer’s negligence somehow caused the accident which resulted in injury. Injured workers would often times lose their case, because they couldn’t prove their employer was negligent. When they did win their case, however, there was no limit on the amount of damages they could recover. Workers compensation law was written as a compromise: employees no longer need to prove that their employer was negligent in order to recover, but their recovery is now limited by law.

Most employees do not know all the rights they have under workers compensation. Unfortunately, employers and their workers compensation insurance companies prey upon this lack of knowledge, and attempt to deny an injured employee what is due him or her. They can deny responsibility for the entire claim or deny responsibility for portions of the claim; such as refusing to pay for certain medical care, paying too little to the employee while the employee is unable to work, and failing to pay for permanent injuries. Fortunately, workers compensation law has built-in penalties designed to punish such behavior.

Mr. Shurman and his staff know the games insurance companies play, and know how to effectively fight back. From 1994 - 2000, Mr. Shurman worked on the side of the insurance industry and learned first hand the lengths it will go to minimize the money it must pay. Since then, he has been fighting insurance companies on behalf of accident victims. 

If you’ve been injured at work, call us now to learn your rights 

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