Why Not To Be Your Own Attorney
Posted On behalf of Pfeifer Morgan & Stesiak on Apr 07, 2011 in Advice
Finding the right attorney, who will help you get the settlement you deserve, can be a daunting task.
If you narrow your search to law firms that specialize in personal injury, and are located in your city, there are probably still several to choose from, and calling or visiting them to find out if they're right for you can be a real drain on your time. Besides, you're smart, right? You know how you were injured, and how to demonstrate who is at fault, right?
Actually, probably not.
You are almost certainly a competent and intelligent person, but frankly, your chances of getting the justice you deserve without professional assistance from a lawyer who specializes in cases like yours are slim at best.
For starters, unless you are a very unlucky person, you've probably never handled a personal injury case before. The law is made up of a very complex network of documents and precedents, and gaining even a general knowledge of how a certain type of law works—let alone becoming a specialist—could take years.
Sure, nothing's stopping you from representing yourself in court, but you wouldn't want to perform heart surgery on yourself, would you? No, you'd call a specialist. In fact, you'd want the best specialist you could find. The same is true with personal injury law: you want to find the best experts you can, and you can find them.
Also, your time is valuable. Going through a personal injury suit shouldn't have to consume your whole life. Not only can your lawyer be going through the minutiae of your case while you're working hard at what you do best, he can get the results you need in a fraction of the time it would take anyone else to.
If you've got the right lawyer, he's not only an expert in personal injury law, he's intimately familiar with the workings and people of the specific court system where you need him, and he's 100% devoted to helping you, his client.
Best of all, the right attorneys will work for free until you collect, and if you don't win, they won't charge you a dime. If you choose to represent yourself in your case, you'll also be working for free, indefinitely, and if you don't win, you'll have wasted a huge amount of time that you could have spent living your life.
Face it: you need an expert, you deserve an expert, and you know where to find an expert. Call Indiana's injury lawyers. You won't regret it.