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Can I Handle My Case Without a Lawyer?

If you have recently been involved in an auto collision at the hands of an intoxicated driver or a slip and fall accident on someone else’s poorly managed property, you may be asking yourself, “Can’t I just handle my case on my own?” The answer to that is not exactly black and white, as it really depends on a variety of different factors. Usually, it is a good idea to review the facts of your case with an experienced lawyer before making the decision to move forward alone.

If, for example, you take the time to consult with a personal injury attorney from the Whitley Law Firm about the circumstances that have led to your injury, they may be able to more clearly inform you of what action to take—whether or not our help is needed from that point on. The initial consultation is free, so you would have lost nothing in the process.

Some cases are more complex than others, but a substantial number of claims can be handled without legal representation. It is just a matter of figuring out what type of case you have on your hands. Many times, a car accident victim will not have a problem recovering the level of compensation that they were hoping for from the insurance company.

This is not always the case, however, as some insurance adjusters are simply unwilling to budge from their initial offer. Their job is to pay the victim as little money as they possibly can—and for some, it may be enough to pay off their medical bills and cover the cost of their vehicle repairs—but when the offer is grossly unfair, it is important that a victim is not forced to settle. At this point, they should not hesitate to enlist the help of a legal professional.

Research has shown that most victims are able to recover up to 40% more money when they retain the services of a lawyer, so it is important to realize that this may be crucial step in your particular case. At the end of the day, however, you may never know whether or not an attorney could help your case until you take the time to sit down and speak with a firm that will give you an honest answer.

At the Whitley Law Firm, we are straight-forward with our clients. If we believe that they can successfully manage the case on their own, we will tell them that. If we believe that the case warrants the intervention of our firm, we will explain the reasons why. For this reason, we encourage you to take advantage of a free consultation by giving us a call today. You have nothing to lose by telling us about your case, and we are even available by phone 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.