Do I Really Need a Lawyer?

Insurance companies, agencies and others will assure you that you can handle the matter yourself and that hiring an attorney will just result in lost income or an increase in expense. The legal world is a complex one, with many traps for the unwary or inexperienced. Keep in mind the person or company making that assurance will usually have far more experience or training in the matter than you will. The other side’s interest is in their well-being, not yours. An experienced attorney represents your interests and protects you from those traps. Protection from judgments or other legal actions is worth far more than the upfront costs of an experienced attorney. A person handling a claim himself and obtaining $1,000 may be disappointed to learn later on that his claim was actually worth much more and his recovery would have been many times what he obtained by “doing it himself.”