What Are the Downsides of Not Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer for Your Case?

If you choose not to hire a personal injury lawyer for an accident claim, you might make certain mistakes that could damage both the validity of your claim and the value of your case.

You May Agree to a Settlement Prematurely

Sometimes you do not know what type of medical care you will need for your injuries. You might settle with the insurance company before you know the extent of your medical bills, lost wages, or other damages that could occur during treatment or recovery.

You should not communicate with the insurance company. A personal injury lawyer can help you negotiate with the insurance company when the time is right—without rushing the process. We can speak with medical experts on your behalf to go over all your current medical costs and what treatment you may expect in the future.

You May Agree to a Settlement That is Too Low

It is difficult to figure out how much your case is worth on your own. The insurance company may know you don’t understand the extent of your claim or how you should proceed.

A personal injury lawyer is valuable to your case because he or she can help you determine your case value and represent you as you negotiate a settlement with the insurance company.

You May Not Have the Experience Necessary to Win Your Particular Case

Not all personal injury cases are the same. Your case comes with a unique set of circumstances that could determine how you proceed to file a claim against the at-fault party. If you have never experienced a personal injury case, you may fail to meet legal requirements, or, worse, the other party or their insurance company may take advantage of you.

Personal injury lawyers have experience and knowledge that equips them to handle a wide range of personal injury cases. An attorney can help you manage any issues that might arise while you are negotiating a settlement with an insurance company or filing a lawsuit against the liable party.

The Stakes Are High in a Personal Injury Case

Winning your case means proving how the other party was responsible for your injuries.

A personal injury attorney can fight for you against the insurance company. We can help you receive compensation for your damages. An attorney will represent you throughout your case, and, if necessary, file a lawsuit.

Your Case Could Drag on for Months—or Even Years

Insurance companies know how to work the legal system in their favor. If you do not know about timelines, deadlines, or the litigation process, an insurance company can drag out a case for as long as they need to avoid compensating you for your losses. They may do this in hopes of wearing you down or getting you to agree to an unfair settlement.

A personal injury attorney may be able to speed up the claims process and get you the compensation you deserve promptly.

Liability is Not Always Cut-and-Dried

Although you may believe you have a claim against a liable party for your injuries, the other party may deny liability, or the insurance company may deny your claim. The insurance adjuster may respond to your claim by stating you do not have enough evidence to support it. Indeed, if you have not gathered enough evidence, you may lose your ability to prove your case.

A personal injury attorney may be able to help you validate your claim by obtaining substantial evidence of your injuries and damages. A lawyer can speak with eyewitnesses and experts, pull your medical records, obtain photo or video footage of the accident, and submit the evidence to the insurance company.

Personal Injury Attorneys in Texas

If another party injured you in an accident due to negligence, contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC. We can discuss the details of your case and may be able to help you pursue compensation for your medical expenses and other damages.

For a free case review, contact us at 713-850-8600.