If you’re in a motorcycle accident, you won’t be very happy. It means medical bills, bike repair, lots of pain and suffering, along with many other complications and concerns that nobody wants to deal with.
But despite all of these, many people still think it is in their best interest to represent themselves in a personal injury lawsuit. Besides, who wants to pay a lawyer on top of all the other costs? But, trust us, you do not want to represent yourself in a lawsuit, and here’s why.
To start, the insurance companies that will be paying for your bills immediately sees you as a way to save money if you represent yourself. They know when a person is knowledgeable about how they work, and they definitely know when someone is not. They may appear nice and friendly, and the actual agents may be, but insurance companies are never on your side. Without seeming like it, they will low-ball you, making it more difficult for you to pay your bills, and saving them a lot of money for the next case. They will try to play with your emotions so you accept an offer far lower than the one you deserve.
Which goes along with another point: you are emotional. It is impossible not to be when in an accident. And that is totally okay, but not when you’re trying to negotiate deals for the maximum compensation you deserve. If you play too stubborn, you may wind up in court and lose any recovery you could have received. If you don’t play stubborn enough, you’re likely to wind up accepting an offer that is far less than you deserve.
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Hiring a personal injury lawyer is incredibly important to ensure you receive the proper compensation for your case. We, the motorcycle accident lawyers at Kass & Moses, deal with insurance companies everyday and have established ourselves as no nonsense negotiators. We know how insurance companies work and we know every little thing that goes into a personal injury lawsuit. We take care of all the headaches we possibly can for you, many of which you wouldn’t even know were there to begin with.
Like almost all personal injury lawyers, we charge one-third of the final amount we recover for you. It is pretty much the flat rate across the board. And that may seem like a lot, but we guarantee that if you hire a lawyer, the amount you recover, even after the attorney fees, will be significantly more than what you could recover yourself. Not to mention, we save you the hassle of having to put together the entire case yourself. So, should you be involved in an accident, never hesitate to contact a lawyer, especially if the other option is self-representation. You will be glad you did, and so will your bank account.