Do You Really Need a Lawyer?
It is possible for people to file personal injury claims and negotiate with the insurance companies on their own. However, it is not a good idea for people to take this approach in most cases. Tort law is complex, and personal injury attorneys have studied the law in law school and afterward in their practices. The law frequently changes, and your lawyer may be current with all of the changes that have occurred.
However, there are certain cases in which you might not need a lawyer. If your injuries were very minor or you only suffered property damage to a vehicle, you might be able to handle the negotiations with the insurance company on your own. However, if the insurance company denies your claim or if there are several parties that were involved, it might be a good idea for you to consult with a personal injury attorney. You should also talk to a lawyer if your injuries were serious and to evaluate any offers of compensation that you might receive. To learn more about your potential claim, contact the Law Offices of Steven M. Sweat today to schedule a free case evaluation.