If you want to paint the kitchen in your Homestead or Florida home, that can be a do-it-yourself project. All you may need are a few cans of paint, some tarp, and some paint brushes. While there are lots of projects that are easy for the handyman, it’s important to keep in mind that legal issues and legal questions are not a DIY fix.
It is troubling that there are many videos, books, and articles suggesting that anyone can act as their own legal representative in insurance cases, legal claims, and injury cases. While it is true that you are not legally obligated to hire an attorney in these situations, trying to do it yourself can be an expensive mistake.
There are a few reasons why you don’t want to tackle a Homestead personal injury yourself:
1) You may not have the legal background to negotiate with insurance companies.
Negotiating with insurance companies requires a thorough understanding of Florida personal injury law, a knowledge of past legal cases and current medical expenses, and a sense of how much an insurance company may be willing to pay. Personal injury lawyers have the experience and the legal knowledge to refer to specific cases, laws, statutes, and facts when compiling their cases. This makes the cases much stronger, making it harder for insurance companies to make lower offers.
2) You may not have the expertise to evaluate insurance offers.
How can you be sure that you’re getting a fair offer from the insurance company? In many cases, patients don’t know how much prosthetics, medical devices, medications, and other medical expenses cost. In addition, injured persons may not consider the total long-term cost of their injuries, such as lost wages, incidental expenses, and more. Experienced personal injury attorneys, on the other hand, have dealt with thousands of cases and understand exactly how much medical care, car repairs, and other services cost.
3) Without an investigation, it may be difficult to find all liable parties and secure all evidence.
Without a proper investigation, you may even be accused of causing the accident that caused your injury. Personal injury lawyers work with medical experts, investigators, consultants, and other professionals to uncover the details of a case and find all responsible parties.
4) If you don’t have an attorney, the case is skewed heavily towards the defendant’s side.
Even if you choose not to work with a personal injury lawyer, you can rest assured that the defendant and their insurance company are represented by teams of attorneys. This means that if you decide to go ahead by yourself, the other side of the case has a significant advantage because they have legal representation and legal advice where you do not.
Do you need a Florida or Homestead personal injury attorney? Contact us at Flaxman Law Group. Our South Florida law firm has offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami so that we can serve the entire South Florida area. We have already worked with thousands of personal injury plaintiffs and have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of injury plaintiffs. We would be pleased to offer a free, no obligation case analysis so that you can get answers to your questions.