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Why is it a Bad Idea to File a Personal Injury Claim in Court for Yourself

Why is it a bad idea to file a personal injury claim in court for yourself? Why do you need a personal injury attorney? Why can’t you do it for yourself?

Your have sustained personal injuries as a result of the negligence, recklessness or deliberate actions or behavior of another person, persons, entity or company. You are planning on filing a personal injury claim in court, yourself, for these injuries. You do not want to use or pay for a personal injury attorney.

You should know and understand that in nearly every circumstance and situation that you can imagine, it is not a good idea to file a personal injury claim in court without the counsel and guidance of a personal injury attorney. The main reason for this is that personal injury law and the procedure for filing a personal injury claim in court is complicated and complex. It can easily be misunderstood, and it is easy to make mistakes in court procedure that may cost you your claim.

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Think of it like this. If your high definition television set stops working, are you going to try and repair it yourself? Unless you repair televisions for a living, it is not a good idea to try and repair the TV yourself. You may make things much worse. You may wind up hurting yourself. The same is true if you try to file a personal injury claim in court for yourself.

Another question that you need to ask yourself is, “Do you really want to represent yourself in court when you are trying to receive the compensation that you deserve as a result of personal injuries that were brought about by someone else?” Because of TV shows like “Judge Joe Brown” and “Judge Judy,” you may think that you can present your case in court. However, there is a huge difference between representing yourself in a small claims case and representing yourself in a larger personal injury claim.

There is one thing that you can be sure of. The defendant (the person or company that you are bringing the claim against) will definitely be represented by an attorney and possibly even a group of attorneys. Do you really want to go “head to head” with an attorney in a court of law?

A contingency basis


You may say, “I can’t afford an attorney.” The good news is that most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. What this means is that you do not owe them anything unless they win your personal injury claim.

You may also say, “But doesn’t the attorney get part of my settlement if I win the personal injury claim?” Yes, that is how the attorney is paid, but it is an established fact that you will get a much higher settlement with an attorney than you will without one.

If you have suffered personal injuries and are planning on filing a personal injury claim, the best decision you can make is to have a personal injury attorney working for you. A personal injury attorney is the one who can get you the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim.