It can be a really gratifying experience when you take a do-it-yourself approach to a challenging task. For example, remodeling your bathroom yourself after weeks of Google research and YouTube instructional videos. While the results may not be perfect, there is pride in saving money and ownership of the results. In contrast, the same cannot be said of a do-it-yourself approach to handling a personal injury claim.
If you are seriously injured due to another person’s negligence, you have likely missed work and received significant medical bills. It may be really tempting to grasp at any offer that the other driver’s insurance company makes in order to make ends meet or to try to put it all behind you. But more often than not, negotiating a significant personal injury claim on your own leaves money on the table and lets those responsible off the hook for their actions.
Think about the following:
- You may be entitled to significant damages. If you have been seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, there are numerous legal theories under which you can seek damages. Pursuing the wrong claim or ignoring your strongest claims undercuts your ability to obtain the relief you deserve. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate all of your potential claims, as well as an assessment of their strengths and weaknesses.
- There may be multiple parties that bear liability for your injuries. For example, if you were hit by a tractor trailer, then the trucking company that owns the truck and employs the driver
- There are important deadlines and technical requirements. Lawyers go through law school and receive continuing legal education in order to effectively practice the law. With this training and years of practical experience, our attorneys are well aware of critical deadlines, procedural requirements of bringing a lawsuit to bear, and the evidentiary requirements necessary to prove a case. Failure to understand or satisfy these requirements can mean losing a winnable claim.
- Insurance companies will not take you seriously and will lowball you. Insurance companies have agents and lawyers who will not hesitate to use your lack of experience and legal knowledge against you. Their goal is not to help you, but to save themselves money.
Contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If you have been seriously injured, you may have a claim that can provide you significant financial relief. Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. is a full service law firm that provides customized legal representation to personal injury victims. Our attorneys are hard working professionals who know how to stand up to insurance companies. You deserve someone who will fight for your legal interests. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a consultation or contact our office through our website.