Even if an accident is minor, handling your own personal injury case without
a lawyer could be risky, particularly because the extent of your injuries
might not yet be apparent. If you fall prey to the at-fault person’s
insurance company and accept a quick settlement, you will likely end up
with a low offer that will not cover any future medical expenses if your
seemingly small injury escalates into something worse.
Soon after an accident, the at-fault party’s insurance company will
contact you. They act fast because they want to take your statement as
soon as possible, hoping to coax you into saying things that may harm
your claim later on. They will also likely offer you a quick settlement,
which will most certainly be too low. But beware, once you settle a case,
you cannot simply go back and undo it or alter it. So if you accept an
offer and later discover that your injury is more serious or will require
additional treatments, those will be out-of-pocket expenses for you.
Face it – many of us are do-it-yourselfers these days. We want to
save money and be as self-sufficient as possible. However, any time you
try to handle a legal matter without an attorney, you risk making mistakes.
Lawyers spend their entire careers learning the intricacies of the law
and understanding case history. Having a skilled and experienced attorney
at your side means your best interests will be represented and it is less
likely you will be under-compensated for your injuries. In the long run,
this is not merely a money-saving decision, but one that can make your
future more comfortable if it turns out that you are facing a lengthy recovery.
Todd Miner Law represents individuals injured due to someone else’s
negligence. Todd Miner himself has been an attorney in Central Florida
for over 24 years and was previously an insurance attorney for the largest
insurance company in the nation, giving him a unique perspective and background
on such cases.
Call us today for a free consultation at (407) 268-5877.