So you have been involved in an accident, there was property damage and you suffered some serious injuries. You have barely even recovered from the shock of the accident yet doctors, police officers and insurance companies are already bombarding you with tough questions about what happened.
You realize you have spent so much money paying your hospital bill not to mention how much of your wages you have lost since the accident happened. You decide to pursue justice and file a personal injury lawsuit against the person responsible for your accident. But because your bank account balance doesn’t look like it can help you afford a lawyer, you decide to represent yourself and pursue claims for compensation and damages.
Representing yourself sounds like a great idea doesn’t it? Sadly, it’s not. In fact, not only is it a terrible idea but it’s not a profitable one. Let’s face it, you are not a personal injury lawyer and you shouldn’t pretend to be one. Don’t be deluded by what you see on TV shows. It takes years of experience to become a good personal injury lawyer.
Here are some reasons why you shouldn’t represent yourself in a personal injury claim.
1. You Can’t Tell If It’s Worth It To Pursue The Case
Do you really know if your case is worth pursuing or not? A personal injury lawyer will be able to tell you right from the start whether your case is a time waster or not. There are many factors that are usually considered when making a personal injury claim.
First, are your injuries severe? Does the person you plan on taking legal action against have insurance? And if they have insurance, what is the maximum that it can cover? Some of the information required to make a solid personal injury case can’t be obtained without a court order and you need a personal injury lawyer for this.
2. You Will Have To Work Through The Paperwork
Honestly, there will be lots of paperwork to go through…are you prepared for it? You will need to take time to analyze confusing [Read more…]