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Do You Need A Lawyer For Personal Injury Settlements?

Going through a situation where you're dealing with personal injury concerns, it's important to understand all of your options.

24th Dec 2018
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Do You Need A Lawyer For Personal Injury Settlements?

Going through a situation where you're dealing with personal injury concerns, it's important to understand all of your options. The average person is going to assume it's time to lawyer up and find someone that is going to represent them in the court of law. However, this may not be an option that has to be exhausted as long as you are aware of what to do. A lot of people ask whether or not it's necessary to bring a lawyer onboard for settlements and it's time to look at the answers now.

Here's more on whether or not a lawyer is needed.

Out of Court Settlements


Most personal injury settlements are dealt with out of court. 

This means both parties get together and iron things out in a meeting room instead of having to deal with the court of law. Of course, this isn't a steadfast rule and there are moments where the case does end up going into the courtroom and has to be handled in front of a judge.

Based on your situation and case, it's best to make a decision as to what you're going to do and how you're going to do it.

Most out of court settlements can be managed on your own if things are clear-cut. 

Client's Needs 

You have to think about what your needs are at this point in time.

Do you feel it's possible to go through the entire process on your own without having to consult with someone? Do you feel it is the best way forward so you are able to get the consumption that is deserved for the case at hand?

These are questions only you are able to answer and it's best to have those answers in your hands as soon as you get the opportunity to do so. These are the details that matter most. 

Gap Between Both Parties

In some situations, both parties can end up being on completely different wavelengths.

This means they are going to be coming in with a settlement offer that is totally unacceptable in your eyes and aren't going to waver. In these situations, you want to have a specialist by your side to navigate through choppy waters.

However, this is all going to come down to what you are willing to put up with. Some people don't mind the idea of negotiating and are more than happy to go up against anyone that is put in front of them from the opposing side. 

Research Process

It's important to think about all of the steps needed in a DIY approach with personal injury settlements. Yes, you are able to do it all on your own and that does work for some people but are you willing to do the work? Are you willing to break things down one by one and put together a viable collection of evidence against the accused? These are the details that are going to matter as you look to settle things.

There are moments where a person may assume they are getting a good deal but it ends up having fine print that is hidden between the larger points! You don't want this to happen to you and as a result, it's best to focus on doing your research. Some people aren't going to mind the idea of sitting down and piling through research while others are going to hate the concept.

This is where you have to determine what works and what doesn't in your case. If it is too much then it might be time to bring in the specialist.

Final Thoughts 

When it comes to a decision of this nature, you are going to have a few things on your mind and it's best to stay patient. You don't have to rush the decision. Think about all of the variables as mentioned above and then make a decision that you are going to be fine with. Each person is going to have a different situation to deal with and there may come a point where you get what you want as soon as the process begins!

This is why you have to test the waters and have a good feel for what you prefer. 

At Marriett Legal we specialize in personal injury settlement and can help you move forward with your case.

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