Settling your Michigan auto accident case without a lawyer is not a bad choice when it is a small case with minimal injuries. In fact, if that scenario describes your crash it is most likely in your best interest to represent yourself if you are comfortable in doing do. However, it is never a bad idea to speak to an attorney, no matter how minimal your injuries are to ensure that what you think is minimal is actually minimal and not serious, as well as what a fair settlement is for the case.
When it is a bad idea to settle your auto accident case without a lawyer is when the resulting injuries from the crash are serious. When a victim suffers serious injuries, this usually means that significant compensation is involved and there are many things that you may not know when trying to litigate the case that could hurt you or cause you to lose tens of thousands of dollars in compensation. Some examples of “serious” injuries include, but not limited to fractured and broken bones, back and neck injuries, nerve damage, injuries that require substantial treatment, closed head and traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, psychological injuries such as depression or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or injuries which cause disability from work and other daily activities.
If you have been involved in a Michigan crash and are wondering if you should settle your case without a lawyer, call the personal injury law firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. today at (800) 606-1717. Our lawyers have been representing accident victims for over 50 years and have the knowledge and expertise in determining the seriousness of your injuries and what a fair settlement is. If you want an honest and clear answer of whether or not it is in your best interest to settle your case with or without a lawyer call our law firm. We are happy to answer any questions that you may have and we will give you an honest answer of whether or not you need an attorney on your side to represent you.