Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Claim

April 4, 2022 Off By Delores V. Stalnaker

Represent Yourself in a Personal Injury Claim

When it comes to getting injured in an accident which was caused by someone else, seeking compensation is the best thing to do once your injuries have been treated. This is exactly why insurance exists, to cover those who are responsible for causing such an incident. Now if you are planning on making a claim, there is no legal obligation for you to rely on the services of an accident attorney in order to do so, in fact you could represent yourself in this kind of case. 

Whilst it is possible to represent yourself however, this is something which we wouldn’t advise at all, and here is exactly why you should look to rely on an attorney. 

Cost Issues

A common reason why people will look to represent themselves instead of using a legal team is that they are able to save some money, at least that is what the thought process is. The reality however is that it will be much better for your financially if you do use an attorney for your claim. The first thing to consider here is that most of these lawyers will offer you a no-win/no-fee deal which means that you are only going to pay if you are successful in your claim. Secondly you are going to be much more likely to get the maximum compensation when you use professionals, so even after paying them you will be likely to have more money than if you represented yourself. 

Stress of The Process

It is very likely that the experience which you have been through has been stressful, especially if the injury which you have suffered has been particularly bad. The last thing you will want therefore is to go back over all of this when you are looking at taking on a compensation case. When you rely on the services of a legal team, you will be able to process the claim without the stress of doing so, allowing you to solely focus on your recovery. 


The large majority of personal injury claims never make it to the courtroom, and are in fact settled out of court following negotiations with the insurance company on the other side. This in fact is where lawyers will really make their money, because they are experts when it comes to this kind of thing. If you are trying to negotiate on your own, you can easily get low-balled or blown out of the water by the legal might of the insurance company. This will result in you getting a lower offer, which you may end up having to accept.

Speed of The Case

It is in your best interests to have a resolution to this kind of case as soon as possible, and that is something which lawyers will be able to deliver much better than you can. When you are representing yourself you will end up spending the majority of your time on learning about the process, before you even get started. Using the pros will ensure that you are able to resolve the case and get your compensation in no time at all. 

This is exactly why you should look to use a legal team rather than representing the case on your own.