How Do I Get Money From a Car Accident Without a Lawyer?

Sometimes a person who’s been in a car accident is tempted to pursue a lawsuit on their own, without the representation of an attorney. In a way, it makes sense: If you were able to successfully handle a car accident claim on your own, it may feel like it would save you a lot of money. In actuality, our car accident attorneys know how to navigate these cases competently and can potentially get you more money. We know all of the common insurance company tactics to delay or reduce the payout of a claim. And we know how to tirelessly pursue the best possible results on your behalf. 

You can pursue a claim with your insurance company on your own; that is your right and your choice. It’s difficult for us to say how you could maximize that injury compensation because we don’t have any details about the accident, the cause of the accident, and your injuries.

For the most minor accidents, an attorney may not benefit you. But when serious injuries are involved, having a lawyer on your side is a good idea:

  • We know how to calculate all of your damages. Medical bills, loss of wages, pain and suffering, and other damages could be valued at more than you realize, and you need an experienced attorney who knows what your claim is worth.
  • We have complete knowledge of the relevant laws. There may be laws that have implications for who can be held at fault for the crash, as well as other aspects of arguing your case.
  • We know how to negotiate with insurance companies. Most insurance companies and adjusters act in good faith when dealing with accident claims, but they still may do things to try to keep the final settlement as low as possible.
  • We know how to obtain the best possible results. We have been handling accident claims for years and we will not rest until the best possible results are reached.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident, please contact the experienced attorneys at McPhillips, Fitzgerald & Cullum. We have law offices in New York and Florida, and we’re ready to help you.


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