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 25 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.
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