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Risks of Handling your Own Personal Injury Claim

Risks of Handling your Own Personal Injury Claim…Regardless as to whether you’re the victim of a slip-and-fall, medical malpractice incident or you’ve sustained an injury in a Naples car accident, if your injuries (or medical expenses) are substantial, you should not try to handle a personal injury claim on your own.

Yes, it is possible for plaintiffs to file a claim against an insurance company without having legal representation, but it’s something that’s ill advised. Remember- the insurance company will be most concerned about their bottom line, which means their goal will be to spend as little money as possible.

Below are just a few of the reasons you should hire a Naples law firm to represent you in your personal injury case.

The attorney will be familiar with the statute of limitations

The Statute of Limitations are deadlines that you’ll need to adhere to in order to file your claim. If you miss the deadline, you won’t be able to file, regardless as to the extent of your injuries.

When you work with a personal injury attorney in Naples they can help ensure your claim is handled in accordance with the mandated court timeframes.

They know how to deal with insurance carriers

As a general rule of thumb, insurance carriers will try to entice plaintiffs into accepting an up-front lump sum before they have legal representation, and in some cases, the plaintiff will accept the offer because it seems like a good idea at the time.

If you’ve been in a car accident and you’ve suffered whiplash, a $50, 000 settlement can seem like a lot of money, yet what you may not realize is that your claim may be worth much, much more than that. This is especially true if it you’ve found yourself in a place where you’re dealing with a significant pain, loss of wages and an overall decline in your day-to-day quality of life.

An experienced attorney will know how to best present your claim, so you’ll be able to maximize your settlement.

Working with an attorney can help reduce your stress

Dealing with any type of lawsuit can be stressful; working with an attorney who has experience in handling personal injury cases can help take your stress levels down a few notches. Not only can they help provide you the peace of mind needed for you to focus on your recovery, they may be able to get you a settlement without your ever needed to step inside a courthouse.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, call our law office today to schedule a free consultation.


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