If you are a loved one are injured due to the negligence of another, then you should hire a personal injury attorney. For example, if you are injured due to the negligence of another driver and that driver causes you injuries, then you should hire an attorney like myself who specializes in personal injury cases. You could try to settle your own case but the cards are stacked against you. The insurance companies are trained to give you very low settlements and to manipulate you into taking a lesser settlement. Lawyers who specialize in personal injury know how to properly analyze the fault, causation and damages in each case. You should not try to settle your own case unless your injuries are very, very minor, such as skin bruising that does not cause any permanent problems.
Most people are not trained how to handle their own personal injury cases. Just like you would not operate on your own teeth, but go to a dentist, you should also find a personal injury attorney to handle your injury case. It is very important that you hire a lawyer like myself who specializes and only handles personal injury cases. Do not go to a “general practice” lawyer as these are lawyers who do not handle exclusively these type of cases and do not have the time to keep up with the law and procedure. Just as you would go to a bone doctor for a fractured bone, you need to go to a lawyer who only practices personal injury law. If you do not, you will get second rate service and you will not get the best advice nor the best settlement.
Lawyers who specialize in personal injury and accident law know how to get the largest settlement possible for your injury case. One can always try to handle their own personal injury case, but the cards are stacked in favor of the large and powerful insurance companies. So, to handle your own case is to risk certain financial damage. Remember, once you take an insurance company settlement offer, you are forever stuck with that settlement and can never change your mind and ask for more money. Therefore, you want to make sure you are getting the maximum amount of money possible and of course, the insurance companies have the opposite desire. The insurance companies want to pay you the least amount of money possible for your injuries as their business is to make money for themselves and their shareholders. So, there will always be a built in conflict between injured victims and insurance companies. Get a lawyer who is very good and experienced in personal injury and accident law.
A personal injury lawyer with over 10 years of experience, Ryan Malnar serves Colorado Springs with honesty & integrity.