If you were involved in an auto accident that resulted in an injury, you may be wondering if this is a case that you can handle on your own. Here are some things to know about this unique legal situation.
Your Case Will Be Taken More Seriously
One thing to keep in mind is that the insurance adjuster of the other driver is likely going to take your case a lot more seriously if you have a lawyer involved. If not, you may find that they try to settle your case for a lot less money because they feel like they can get away with it. For example, the insurance adjuster may be sterner about giving you a final offer and not budging from that offer.
Your Case Will Be Worth More Money
You are likely to undervalue your case if you decide not to take on legal representation to settle your case. You may be able to recover your medical bills, but it is all of the subjective types of compensation that you are going to struggle with. Do you have any idea how much pain and suffering damages are worth? Probably not, which is going to cause you to undervalue this very important part of a personal injury settlement.
Your Lawyer Will Only Charge If You Win
If your concern is about paying a lawyer their fees if you lose the case, know that this will not happen. Lawyers will typically work injury cases for free if you were to lose the case and only charge you if they win you a settlement. This means that the risk of using a lawyer is relatively low from a financial standpoint. If you win, the fees come out of your settlement, which will be higher than it was if you were to take the case on yourself.
Your Case Will Need A Lawyer If It Goes To Trail
While you think you may be able to settle the case on your own, it will be very difficult to take the case to trial so that it can be decided by a judge. If that were to happen, you'll need a trial attorney to take your case to court to get the full compensation that you deserve. In the end, you may have received the same payout by sticking to mediation with a lawyer, where the legal costs are going to be much lower in the end.
Reach out to a personal injury firm like Bangel, Bangel & Bangel to discuss your case.