Handle Your Own Case?
Many people, naturally, prefer not to hire an attorney unless one is really necessary. While this is a commendable stance to take, most of the time it is not in your best interest to try and handle your own case. Generally speaking, ninety nine percent of those injured do not have the skill, knowledge, training, expertise, objectivity and temperament to argue against a veteran insurance claims adjuster. It is in your best interest to hire an experienced personal injury attorney to help you navigate the legal system.
Common sense will tell you that the insurance company is not looking out for you. Insurance companies are in business to pay you as little compensation as possible in order to maximize profits. A trusted personal injury lawyer can help you evaluate whether you are being treated fairly and will assist to maximize your recovery. There are many personal injury attorneys who are reputable, honest, experienced and empathetic. Trust your gut and initial sense to decide whether you click with the lawyer and whether you sense counsel is compassionate and is available to hear your concerns and anxieties.
Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney, one who has the skill, knowledge and experience, both in trials and settlements, will help you protect your interests and insure that you have a better chance to obtain the recovery which you deserve.
There is a major reason why I firmly believe you should hire independent counsel and an experienced personal injury attorney who is compassionate, understanding and will spend the time with you when needed. In July of 1985, I too was seriously injured after a car accident. Despite my expertise, I was in no shape to handle my own case following this serious collision. See Rob’s Story.
I underwent six (6) knee surgeries and eventually, within a year after the MVA, I was able to recover completely from a mild traumatic brain injury. Recovering from the head injury was difficult. I am thankful that I hired a dear friend of mine, another personal injury lawyer who is now a judge, to help me. Having been through this ordeal, as many of you are going through today, I can sincerely share with you the importance of having an experienced personal injury lawyer at your side.
Even though my practice is devoted to helping injured people, I decided to hire a friend to represent me on my own personal injury case. I knew it would not be in my best interest to handle my own case. This is an emotional process, one through which an injured person cannot truly remain objective. I paid the standard contingency fee to hire a personal injury lawyer. This contingent fee was the best decision I made. This is the same advice that I give to you. Do not to try to represent yourself. Immediately secure legal representation.
Contact Rob directly or call 1 (800) 282-4878 to schedule a free consultation or case evaluation over the telephone, by e-mail or in person at a convenient location for you, either at our main office, a satellite meeting location, in your home or at the hospital.
Author: Rob Kornfeld