Do I Need an Attorney or Should I Try to Handle My Personal Injury Case on My Own?

Anytime that you’re dealing with a personal injury case, you should go through the same analysis that personal injury lawyers go through when deciding whether or not it makes sense to hire a lawyer. The first step is to look and see whether or not you have liability facts. In other words, do you have facts in your case that make it possible to hold someone else responsible for your injury. If you're unsure about that, then you should call a personal injury lawyer. The second step is to figure out whether or not your damages are worth the time investment of hiring an attorney. Damages refer to what you're entitled to recover for under the law. They include things like medical expenses, lost wages, and intangible non-economic damages which are things like the pain and suffering and inconvenience that you've experienced with the personal injury. The third step to look at is source of recovery. This simply means that you have an insurance policy or some other means of the person who caused your injury to compensate you. If you’re unsure about whether or not you have any of those three elements, call a lawyer and discuss the matter in detail with them.

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