While the California courts allow anyone to take legal action on their own, as long as they are not acting as executor, trustee, or agent (all of whom must be represented by attorneys in court), this decision is highly discouraged. Many downplay the need to hire a personal injury attorney without realizing the advantages they can bring to your claim, often leading to unfavorable results for your case.
Filing a personal injury claim involves multiple parties and great attention to detail. Lawyers who focus on helping clients with claims of this type understand the process and know how to navigate it. If you suffered an injury, hiring an attorney to handle the paperwork and determine the next steps allows you to focus on what matters most: recovering from your injuries.
It is essential to consider the state in which you reside.
Each state has different laws regarding insurance and personal injury. When it comes to a personal injury claim, you need to understand how the laws apply to ensure you get a positive outcome, which means having someone who knows how to navigate any unfavorable developments your case may have.
If, for example, the other party objects to your injury claim, you may have to take the case to court. If you go to court, you most likely want someone who knows what they are doing on your side. Many attorneys have experience with prosecution and case management and understand how to negotiate fiercely on your behalf.
Don’t put yourself at a disadvantage.
One thing to avoid in any legal matter is being trapped in a situation where the opposing party has an attorney while you don’t. Having a personal injury attorney will help you pursue your claim before you can pursue it on your own. In addition, they will help you deal with your pain by taking responsibility for all the aspects required to secure the best settlement you can get from an insurance company, all while handling any potential conflicts with the parties involved.
Don’t make the mistake of handling a case in ways that might be ineffective. Contact us and we will protect your interests and obtain the best possible results.