Can I Handle The Case on My Own, Or Do I Need an Attorney?


Following an accident it is understandable for  individuals to want to settle the matter quickly and move on with their lives as soon as possible.  As a result, some may be tempted to try to take care of all issues—including legal issues—without getting professional representation.  It is crucial to understand the pitfalls of trying to handle your case on your own.

In virtually all cases, an attorney can work on your case to ensure your recovery is full.  You can be sure that those representing the negligent party—usually an insurance company—will be lawyers working to pay out as little as possible.  The calculations made by the opposing attorneys are based in large part on how aggressive they feel the injured party will fight for full compensation for the harm caused.

When you retain the services of counsel, you are essentially ensuring that you are not taken advantage of by the other side.  Your lawyer should be experienced in these matters, so that very specific information can be gathered to ensure all of your damages are accounted for by the other side.  If the other side is not cooperating, the attorney must be prepared to take the case to court to ensure full and fair recovery.  Knowing that you are willing to go as far as necessary to ensure justice by obtaining legal counsel often means that the opposing side will deal more reasonably right from the beginning.

There is simply no good reason to try to handle things on your own.  A legal professional from The Rothenberg Law Firm LLP will take your injury case on a contingency fee basis, which means that you do not have to pay any money up front—our lawyers are only compensated following successful recovery.  As a result, there is truly nothing to lose by having a legal professional in your corner fighting for your rights.

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    "Working with The Rothenberg Law Firm was a very easy and straightforward process. They actually surprised me with the extra time and additional attention to my case. I'd recommend them to anyone."

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