It is possible to settle your personal injury claim without hiring an attorney. However, you are likely to receive a much lower amount in compensation than you would if you had legal representation. If nothing else, it is wise to get a free consultation. You have nothing to lose by requesting that an attorney look over your case and give you an idea of what you’re up against. Remember that personal injury attorneys in Georgia know the ins and outs of personal injury law as well or better than the insurance companies you’ll be negotiating with. You also have to keep in mind that the insurance claims adjusters are trained to get the best of you, and having your own attorney to protect your rights and advocate for your best interests can make all the difference.