Just like you wouldn’t operate on yourself if you tear a knee ligament, you should never try to represent yourself in a legal matter. This is especially true if you have been hurt in an accident due to some other party’s negligence. You simply must hire a personal injury attorney to have the best chance possible of achieving a favorable outcome in your case. The Durham Law Firm would like to share some information regarding why it is so critical that you obtain skilled legal representation.
Experience Can Make the Difference
In many instances, a personal injury attorney can make the difference regarding whether or not an accident victim is able to obtain compensation for his or her injuries. As callous as it may sound, you will need to be able to “put a price tag” on the injuries you have suffered. The worse you are hurt, the higher your medical expenses will be. A lawyer has the experience needed to know exactly how much compensation to seek from a defendant; not just your medical expenses, but also the value of the time you have had to miss from work and several other factors.
Dealing with Insurance Adjusters
A seasoned personal injury attorney will also be able to handle the insurance adjuster that is assigned to your case. Adjusters can be very intimidating in their efforts to get accident victims to settle for far less than their cases are worth. They can be threatening and downright harassing as well. Your lawyer, however, can act as a buffer to the adjuster and shield you from any efforts at intimidation.
Don’t jeopardize your case by trying to represent yourself. Call a Denton attorney with The Durham Law Firm to learn how we may be able to help. Contact us as soon as you can to schedule an appointment. Do you know any non-lawyers who have ever tried to represent themselves? If so, share your story by using one of the social media icons on this page.