Can I handle the case on my own or do I need an attorney?
Following an accident it’s understandable for you to want to settle the matter quickly and move on with your life as soon as possible. As a result, some may be tempted to try to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without getting professional representation. It’s crucial to understand the pitfalls of trying to go it alone. In virtually all cases, an attorney can work on your case to ensure your recovery is full and you get enough cash to last you and your family for as long as you need it. You can be sure that those representing the negligent party—usually an insurance company—will be lawyers working to pay out as little as possible. That’s their job. They’ll deny and delay efforts in the case and make life as difficult as possible. The calculations made by the opposing attorneys are based in large part on how aggressive they feel the injured party will fight for full compensation for the harm caused.
When you retain the services of counsel, you’re making sure you’re not taken advantage of by the other side. If the other side is not cooperating, which is likely, or offering a lesser settlement than what you deserve, your legal team must be prepared to take the case to court to ensure full and fair recovery. Knowing you’re willing to go as far as necessary to ensure justice by obtaining legal counsel often means that the opposing side will deal more reasonably right from the beginning.
There’s simply no good reason to try to handle things on your own. If the Team at Stanley Law takes on your personal injury case it’s because we believe you can WIN. We’re only paid on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay any money up front—our lawyers are only compensated following successful recovery. As a result, there’s truly nothing to lose by having a legal professional in your corner fighting for you and making sure we leave no stone unturned in getting you the money you deserve.