Settling An Injury Case Without An Attorney? Don’t Do It

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Settling A Personal Injury Case Without Consulting With An Injury Attorney? Don’t Do It

Written by Cooper & Friedman PLLC on May 5, 2016

“Should I settle my personal injury case without consulting with a personal injury lawyer?”

As personal injury attorneys in Louisville, Kentucky, we get asked this question a lot. And regardless of where you live, or the unique specifics of yourShould you settle a personal injury case without a lawyer? situation, we wholeheartedly recommend that you get help from an experienced personal injury lawyer before you agree to settle your case.

An experienced injury attorney can examine the settlement you are being presented with and advise you about how to proceed. Whether it’s better for you to settle, or to pursue a personal injury case, the perspective of an attorney who truly understands personal injury law can be invaluable to you.

5 Reasons Why You Should Consult With An Injury Attorney For Your Personal Injury Case

Whether you were injured in a slip and fall accident, a car crash, during a medical procedure, or in some other way, consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is advisable for many different reasons. Here are five reasons to get help from a personal injury attorney.

  1. You’ve got nothing to lose. When you call a personal injury attorney like the injury lawyers at Cooper and Friedman Attorneys at Law you’ve truly got nothing to lose. We offer a free consultation of your specific case to assess the best way for you to proceed. Why not take advantage of this free no-obligation advice so that you more fully understand your legal rights.
  2. We’re on your side. When you talk to an insurance adjuster responsible for representing a person or company that has caused you injury in some way, they do not have your interests in mind. They are working for their client. And generally speaking, this means that they would like you to agree to receive as little as possible in terms of a settlement. In contrast, your personal injury attorney is obligated by law to represent you and your best interests. This includes keeping you informed about your case and providing you with the confidentiality you deserve.
  3. You may not know the extent of the damages. Sometimes immediately following a car accident or some other type of incident, your injuries and damages may seem quite small. It may be weeks or even months later that you fully recognize the extent of your injuries. If you agree to settle for a small settlement, you give up your rights to receive compensation for additional injuries that you may not yet realize.
  4. You may not realize all of your benefits. Experienced personal injury attorneys understand how to research all of the benefits you qualify to receive. This may include insurance benefits, medical benefits, lost wages, compensation for pain and suffering, and more.
  5. It’s OK to say “no” even if it seems rude. Many times people feel pressured to agree to talk to insurance adjusters and to even provide statements because they feel like it would be rude to say “no.” In the case of a personal injury lawsuit, it is OK to say “no” and to refer to your personal injury attorney.

If you are an accident victim in Kentucky or Indiana, the Cooper and Friedman law firm is here to help. Our attorneys have successfully defended the rights of injury victims since 1991. We’re very proud of our A+ BBB Rating and our success recovering millions of dollars for accident victims in KY and IN. We don’t charge you any fees unless we win a settlement for you.

For more information or a free personal injury case consultation, call 502-459-7555 or fill out our online form and a personal injury lawyer will be in touch with you.

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