Handling My Own Personal Injury Case
There are some people out there who, when injured in an accident, choose to handle their personal injury matter on their own. Maybe they don’t trust lawyers or maybe they don’t want to pay the contingency fee. So they go it alone, thinking that they’ll get the same amount that a personal injury lawyer would. While it is certainly your right to handle your case without representation, in general this is not a wise decision. Before handling a case on your own, take advantage of a free consultation to learn more about how an attorney can help you.
Studies have found that those with an attorney generally get a larger settlement, even when accounting for attorney’s fees. This is because lawyers know how to evaluate injuries and know what the full value of these injuries might be. They therefore settle without taking into account future medical and non-economic damages. These can be substantial and without representation, an injured person may not get full value for these damages.
If you are injured, it is almost always best to have an experienced attorney at your side. They know how to negotiate with the insurance company, know how to evaluate your injuries, and know how to get you the money you deserve. They can also file a lawsuit if these negotiations break down. These are all very powerful tools to have, especially for someone dealing with serious injuries.
If you have been hurt in a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, the attorneys at Johnson Law can help. We have helped clients throughout Portland and across Oregon get the compensation they deserve. We know how to deal with the insurance company and will fight for you. To learn more about how we can help, contact Johnson Law today for a free consultation.