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Do I Really Need A Lawyer?

In the United States you have the right to represent yourself in most cases. You, therefore, have the ability to choose whether to be represented, and who should represent you.

In some cases the decision to be represented is painfully obvious, such as when you've been seriously injured, the hospital or medical bills are mounting and you're unable to work, and need to be sure that you recover the full value of your case. But in other situations, the decision is not so obvious, and there are cases in which you can adequately represent yourself.

For instance, where the accident only caused minor damage to the cars and the passengers were not physically injured or have recovered fully within just a few days, you may be able to settle your own case directly with the insurance company, assuming that you feel they are treating you fairly.

But some cases which, at first, don't appear too serious or complicated, can quickly get out-of-hand. Such as when the injuries don't go away easily or actually get worse instead of better. You also may find the situation where the insurance companies are just giving you the run around.

Keep in mind that insurance adjusters are trained professionals whose job it is to settle claims while paying the least amount of money possible. You, on the other hand, are interested in having your claim settled within a reasonable amount of time, and being sure that you are fully and fairly compensated for your injuries.

As lawyers we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf of our clients. We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis, ranging from simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and death claims. We do handle claims from the start to the finish, including a professional evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines, all dealings with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking care of a lot of the details which accompany any injury claim.

While some people are themselves skilled negotiators, and could handle their own case, they either are not comfortable with their knowledge of the court system, the legal deadlines, and personal injury claims or would simply prefer to have their case handled professionally.

We'll be glad to discuss your case with you at no charge and with no obligation. Why not give us a call.

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