If you suffer the unfortunate circumstance of suffering a personal injury, you might receive advice that you should or should not involve an attorney in your case. Whether you should involve an attorney is dependent on your circumstances, but there are several things to consider.
If your injury is a small one, it may not be worth your time to involve an attorney. Do not hire an attorney in the hopes that the attorney will be able to help you recover more damages by encouraging you to seek additional medical care from a “plaintiff-friendly” doctor. By all means, seek medical care when you suffer a personal injury, but do not expect that hiring an attorney will automatically increase the amount of money you will receive because of your injury.
If you are involved in an automobile accident that is clearly the fault of the other driver, you may not need an attorney. If you feel that the other driver’s insurance company is handling your case fairly and is offering a reasonable settlement payment, then an attorney’s assistance may not be necessary.
However, if you are dealing directly with the other driver’s insurance company, be careful what you say. The insurance adjuster may be trying to limit their insured’s liability and may be interested in getting a statement from you regarding liability surrounding the accident.
If you suffer a personal injury and are in any way uncomfortable with the way the insurance company is handling your case, be sure to consult with an attorney. Our personal injury attorneys at Young and Young offer free consultations and look forward to speaking with you should you feel you need an attorney’s help.