Should You Handle Your Own Personal Injury Case Or Hire A Lawyer?

lawsuitYou’ve been in an accident. Whether you were injured in a car crash, or slip and fell on someone else’s property, you know you have a personal injury case on your hands.

In addition to dealing with the aftermath of your accident, such as paying for medical bills, dealing with your insurance company and trying to recover from the shock, you are faced with another decision: Should you hire a personal injury attorney to represent you or just do it yourself?

You’re already spending enough as it is, and the added cost of legal fees does not sound very appealing at this point. In some instances, you can handle the case on your own, through your insurance company or through Small Claims Court. However, it’s critical you truly measure the extent of damage done to you and your property.

Depending on the severity of your injuries and the damage to your property, your case may demand legal counsel from a qualified personal injury attorney.

 

When Should I Manage The Case Myself?

If you were simply rear-ended and your car’s paint job is the only party who suffered, you may not need to hire a personal injury attorney. Minor car accidents, such as a little fender bender at a low speed, may only warrant you filing an insurance claim. This will likely be enough to cover the cost of damage to your car and any small medical bills, such as a visit to the chiropractor.

 

When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

Insurance companies employ their own legal team, and it is their job to represent the insurance company, not you. Insurance companies do not always have your best interest at heart.

The insurance company may downright reject your claim, and then you are left paying for medical bills, auto repairs, etc., without any assistance.

Let’s say you are in a car accident involving another driver, and you sustain injuries. You believe the other driver is at fault and you deserve to be compensated. Yet, the insurance company denies. your claim. Then it may be wise to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

What if you are on your way to dinner with friends and as you are walking up the stairs to the rooftop bar, a step collapses and you fall. You break your leg and are out of work because your job requires you to be on your feet all day. Not only do you have to pay for medical bills, but may also be losing money while out of work. You file a claim, but the restaurant refuses to pay, claiming that it was your own fault that the step broke. This may be cause to contact a skilled personal injury attorney.

 

Which Personal Injury Lawyer Should I Hire?

The VanDeLoo Firm provides exceptional personal injury services to clients. From auto accidents and motorcycle accidents to slip and falls to on-job injuries, we help clients in Plano, Allen, Frisco and McKinney areas in north Dallas get the compensation and justice they are entitled to.

Founder Amy VanDeLoo has experience working for a large insurance firm and knows how they operate. Not only can she offer deep insights into the strategies of insurance defense lawyers, but she will also vigilantly stand by your side.

For a free consultation to discuss your case, call The VanDeLoo Firm today at (972) 200-5080.