Q: Why should I hire a lawyer for my Harrisburg car accident injury claim? Won’t I get more money by doing it on my own?
Theoretically, anyone has the right to file and pursue a lawsuit on his or her own. There’s no law requiring you to hire an attorney. Should you choose to “go it alone”, you may find satisfaction in the knowledge that you have successfully handled your own claim and kept every penny for yourself. However, you should know that choosing to pursue a big lawsuit on your own is a gamble. You don’t know that you will win, and you certainly have no guarantee that you will win big.
In fact, you may very well get more money by paying a Harrisburg car crash lawyer a little extra to do the job right. A skilled attorney has access to several resources that can help increase your settlement. For example:
- Your case may have more liable defendants than you realize, giving you the chance to collect damages from each and every responsible party.
- You may be eligible for more than one type of compensation, increasing your total settlement.
- Resources such as a good medical expert can lend credibility to your injuries, giving you more favor with the judge or jury, and therefore a more favorable settlement.
If you want to pursue the lawsuit on your own, you have every right to do so. Before you make that decision though, why not go ahead and set-up a consultation with one of our experienced attorneys? It’s free, and we will let you know if we can help you get more compensation than you are likely to get on your own. To make an appointment today or to order your free copy of our book, we invite you to fill out our online contact form.