Q: Do I really need a lawyer to represent me in my accident case?
While you don't need a lawyer to represent you in your accident case, you can be rest assured that the insurance company will have professionals working for them. The insurance adjusters have experience in dealing with accident cases everyday and know how to try and settle your case for as little money as possible. Personal injury lawyers specialize in handling only accident cases and know the true value of your injuries. Even after deducting the lawyer's fee, studies have shown that you will recover more money being represented by an attorney than you would if you represented yourself. Accident cases are filled with pitfalls that you must be aware of to ensure a successful outcome. In certain cases, there are specific rules that even some attorneys are not aware of. The failure to follow these rules may prevent you from recovering any money for your injuries. So although you don't need a lawyer, you should always consult with an experienced attorney to advise you of your legal rights.