Can I Handle a Personal Injury Case on My Own?
Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys in Texas know that asking a personal injury lawyer if you can handle a personal injury claim on your own is like asking a roofer if you can replace your own roof. The answer, in both cases, is maybe, but it is not a good idea. While it may seem like a self-serving response, the reality is, unless you are a personal injury (or roofing) specialist, it is better to leave your needs to someone who is. Here is why.
First, no matter how friendly or seemingly concerned the negligent party’s insurance representative is, the insurance company is not your friend. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible for your personal injury claim — if they do not deny it altogether.
Second, results matter. Partnering with a personal injury attorney may provide financial compensation results up to twenty times or more what you would receive handling the case on your own.
Third, after you have been injured by a negligent person or party, it is going to take time to work around the challenges and complications associated with your medical treatment, time away from work, and even things as simple as not being able to drive or carry your children. You need a legal specialist handling the details of your claim while you focus on putting your life back together. Managing both split your focus, which means risking your health and your financial recovery.
Here are a few more frequently asked questions about handling a personal injury case on your own.
Can I Handle a Personal Injury Case on My Own if the Other Party Was Clearly at Fault?
In some cases, personal injury victims believe if the other party was clearly at fault, the insurance company will have no choice but to do the right thing. Unfortunately, this is simply not true. Even if you have been catastrophically injured by a drunk driver who was arrested at the scene, their criminal case is completely separate from your civil case. This means the insurance company will require you to put your case together just as a personal injury attorney would, or they will continue to undervalue or even deny your claim.
This is not fair to you or your family. And reminding the insurance representative that their policyholder was impaired is not going to help your case. You must provide clear documentation that he or she was liable for the crash, that the crash caused your injuries, and a clear outline of the damages you suffered as a result. This is more challenging than you think, especially if you are still recovering from significant injuries. You do not have to pursue your claim on your own — nor should you. We stand ready to help you.
Will I See Settlement Results Faster if I Partner with a Personal Injury Attorney?
All personal injury cases are unique, which means the time it takes to pursue results is different for each case. However, the general answer is yes. This is simply because our personal injury attorneys have over 15 years of experience managing our clients’ cases with precision. This means fewer delays, and less resistance from the insurance company because your claim will be prepared and presented accurately and professionally the first time. This allows negotiations to begin sooner, and results to occur faster.
How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?
Like most personal injury attorneys, our Glen Larson Law Injury Attorneys review all cases during a free consultation and represent clients on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge our clients any upfront fees, and only recover our legal costs if we win their cases.
Partnering with a personal injury attorney typically produces much better results than handling the case yourself, so even after the attorney fees, you are in a better position financial position.
If you have been injured by another person or party’s negligence in Texas, call our skilled personal injury attorneys at (512) 699-1382 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation. We pursue dedicated, driven results for our clients, and there is never a charge to talk to an attorney. We stand ready to help you.