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Can I Make a Personal Injury Claim Myself?

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One question we often see is, “Can I make a personal injury claim myself?” While you can legally choose to represent yourself, we highly advise against trying to navigate the process alone. A personal injury lawsuit is incredibly complex, and the chances of recovering favorable compensation go up exponentially by working with an experienced attorney. Here’s how working with a lawyer can make a difference in winning your case.

The Legal Process

The first step for a personal injury case is gathering all the evidence, such as witnesses, pictures, video, expert testimony, medical records, and more. The evidence is needed not only to prove the other party’s negligence but also to get an idea of the compensation the victim deserves. A lawyer helps collect and review this evidence to ensure the victim doesn’t settle.

A lawyer will then handle all communication between parties, including the insurance company. Most negligent parties will deny liability, and the lawyer will try to negotiate a settlement. If necessary, they will fight the negligent party in court to receive compensation. How many personal injury cases go to trial? Less than you might think. The U.S. Department of Justice reports that only 4-5% of personal injury cases result in a trial. The others reach a settlement beforehand.

If you’re wondering when to hire an attorney after a car accident, the sooner the better. This will ensure you get compensation as quickly as possible to help cover medical expenses and potential loss of income. 

Increasing the Odds of Winning a Lawsuit

Some cases are easier to prove than others. For instance, proving who is liable in a truck accident will be easier if the driver is impaired. Or in pedestrian accidents, it’s difficult to say that the pedestrian is the negligent party. Other factors like the extent of the victim’s injury and when the accident occurred can affect the chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit.

That being said, no case is a guarantee. The best way to increase your chances of winning a personal injury lawsuit is by hiring a personal injury attorney. They understand the complex laws in the state where the accident occurred. A lawyer will know what evidence is needed and the necessary communication to win a case.

No Win No Fee Legal Fees

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For those wondering how to win a personal injury claim, finding a lawyer with a no win no legal fee ensures your lawyer has just as much reason to fight for your case. With no win no fee fees, there is a conditional fee agreement. This agreement means there are no hidden clauses or expenses; a lawyer will only get compensation if the case succeeds. More importantly, the victim has nothing to lose by working with a lawyer but everything to gain. They can rely on the lawyer’s plentiful knowledge and help navigate the legal system. And should things, unfortunately, not go their way, they don’t have to worry about paying any costs incurred during the claim.

By now, those asking, “Can I make a personal injury claim myself?” understand that working with a lawyer will greatly increase your chances of winning a lawsuit at no extra cost. At Avrek Law, we have worked on over 45,000 cases for clients seeking help with a personal injury lawsuit. As a result, we have recovered more than $ 1 billion for our clients. Contact our office for a free case evaluation and consultation to determine how much you may be entitled to.

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