Can you really settle an injury case without an attorney?

| Nov 16, 2019 | Firm News

No matter how hard you try to avoid trouble, you’re always at risk of injury. For example, you could be sitting at a red light minding your business when another vehicle strikes you from behind.

Regardless of the cause of your accident or the injuries sustained, it’s critical to receive immediate medical attention. By doing so, you’ll better understand your injuries, timeline for making a recovery and long-term prognosis.

Do you deserve compensation?

Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may find that you can hold the negligent party responsible for your injuries and other damages, such as those to your motor vehicle.

While there are times when hiring a personal injury attorney is the right decision, such as in the event of a serious injury, this isn’t always necessary. It’s possible for you to settle an injury case without an attorney.

Here are just a few of the many types of cases that you may be able to settle on your own:

  • You only suffered minor injuries, such as sprains, strains and bruising.
  • There was only minor property damage, such as that to your car and personal belongings.
  • You only required one or two visits to your doctor, therapist or chiropractor for treatment.
  • You did not receive medical care immediately following the accident.
  • Your medical team has made it clear that you won’t require any additional care related to your accident injuries.
  • The accident caused you to miss five or fewer days of work.

Every day, thousands of these types of accidents occur throughout the country. Rather than seek legal assistance, it’s often best to file an insurance claim and seek a settlement on your own.

However, if you have any questions or there is gray area regarding how to obtain compensation, it’s best to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.

For example, as we know, many motor vehicle accidents result in tragic carnage and serious injury, such as broken bones, scarring, concussions and TBIs. In this case, it’s best to have a legal team on your side who can answer your questions, protect your legal rights and help you receive compensation for your injuries, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.