Why You Should NEVER Act as Your Own Attorney
It is legal, of course, for an injury victim to act as his or her own lawyer in litigating a personal injury case. It’s never a good idea. You can read as many law books as you like, and conduct as many Google searches as you want. The bottom line is that none of that can even come close to substituting for real-world courtroom experience. If you attempt to act as your own lawyer, you will fail. It’s as simple as that. You will leave that courtroom with nothing, and face a lifetime of financial misery because you will be on the hook for all your medical expenses, property repair bills, and all the other expenses you have accumulated. It could be the worst mistake you make for the rest of your life.
Successful lawyers spend years honing their craft; learning courtroom procedures and devising an effective trial strategy. A successful lawyer not only knows the law but how to apply it. He or she knows how to investigate accidents, depose witnesses, and follow the aforementioned courtroom procedure to the letter. Plus, insurance companies typically will only enter into good-faith negotiations with “real” lawyers, not legal laypeople trying to act as their own attorneys. A seasoned accident lawyer is your best chance of negotiating a fair settlement from an insurance carrier. Insurers fear hits to their bottom line, and in our 20 years of practice, the attorneys with our Law Office have delivered plenty of those hits by defeating nearly every major insurance provider in the nation. Because of our track record in delivering millions and millions of dollars in compensation for thousands of our clients, insurers will often make a fair settlement offer in order to avoid losing substantially more money by taking us on in a trial. If they choose not to make that kind of fair offer, however, we will be more than happy to fight for your rights in a court of law. Don’t risk short-changing yourself, or risk a lifetime of financial misery, by acting as your own attorney. Let us put our knowledge, reputation, and experience to work for your benefit.
How We Can Help You
Hopefully, we’ve hammered home the point that if you do not have an experienced attorney, you will not only still be injured after your case, you will probably be bitterly disappointed as well. The accident lawyers with our Law Office have been helping car accident injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve for the past two decades, and we can help you as well.
If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a car accident, please call us as quickly as you possibly can for a confidential and free consultation regarding the specifics of the circumstances regarding your case. We will answer any questions you may have, and give you a clear idea of the strength of your case from a legal perspective.