Won’t I recover the same amount without an attorney and not have the legal fees to worry about?
No, not likely, in my opinion and experience. The results of a study from the Insurance Research Council suggest that the decision to hire an attorney pays significant dividends for accident victims pursuing an auto insurance claim. The Insurance Research Council also found that insurance payouts are, on average, 3.5 times higher for clients who have hired an attorney than for those without an attorney. That study could mean, for example, instead of a recovery of $7,500.00, your recovery could be $26,250.00 with an attorney.Read More
Can’t I just handle my personal injury claim myself?
In my opinion no, but any individual can, constitutionally, try to represent themselves at any time. However, there are many, many mistakes that you can make if you are not aware of the law and many of those mistakes, once made, cannot be fixed or “undone”. Insurance companies have no obligation to inform you about subrogation liens or the common fund doctrine and, keep in mind, that the insurance companies have lawyers on staff working against you with a goal of settling a claim for a little as possible.Read More