Do I Need A Lawyer For My Personal Injury Case
There is no law that says that you have to have a lawyer to resolve your personal injury case. But the question is not, “Do I have to have a lawyer to resolve my personal injury case?” Instead, “Should I have a lawyer to help me resolve my personal injury case?” And the answer is more complicated than it may appear, because not every case requires a lawyer in order to resolve it to the benefit of the client.
For example, if you have a $10,000 case and you go hire a lawyer and you get $10,000, you are going to pay the lawyer a third of that plus whatever costs it takes to get that result. So if you were able to go to the insurance company directly and say, I will settle for $7,000, it’s the same result as if you went and hired a lawyer, went to court. It may have taken an extra six months or a year to get that same result.
Personal Injury Lawsuit
Not every case requires the assistance of an attorney. But in the bigger cases where you are fighting over hundreds of thousands of dollars, it is helpful to have an attorney to help you navigate those legal complexities that arise in personal injury cases. Invariably, in those big cases, you will have to end up filing suit. You will end up having to do depositions, interrogatories requests for production of documents. You will have to talk to or depose experts or bring them in as witnesses to talk about medical things that the juries really don’t understand. In cases like this, it is really helpful to have an attorney with you to help you navigate through this process that we call a personal injury lawsuit.