Four Reasons Not to “DIY” Your Personal Injury Matter

If you’ve recently been injured in an accident or if you’ve been harmed due to a doctor’s mistake, you should work with an attorney to seek justice. The attorney plays an extremely important role in this process, but unfortunately, many people make the mistake of trying to handle their personal injury case on their own. In today’s blog post, we’re looking at four reasons NOT to DIY your personal injury matter. 

  1. Experience matters.

When you work with a personal injury attorney, knowledge and experience are on your side. You have someone representing you who has been here before. They know the court system and have a strong sense of what to expect from the process. They can use their experience not only to help you be more prepared, but also to anticipate the kinds of hurdles, challenges, and setbacks that may arise in your case.

  1. Forms and documents.

There’s a lot of paperwork that goes into a personal injury case. Small mistakes can really cost you. Missing a deadline or filling something out incorrectly can set your case back and delay your financial recovery. A personal injury attorney can help you know what you need to fill out and how, as well as what kind of documentation you need to get from your doctors and other sources.

  1. Outside perspective.

Going through an injury is emotional! However, sometimes your emotion surrounding your case can get in your way. Your attorney can provide you with a third party perspective, and help you understand what you should and shouldn’t expect from your case. 

  1. Save money in the long run. 

The main reason many people cite for DIYing their legal matters is saving money. The truth is, you generally save more money in the long run if you hire a lawyer because you’ll be protected from costly mistakes and you’ll have an experienced advocate working to get you the best results possible. 

Contact The Bagneris Firm

If you have been injured in an accident or have a medical malpractice claim, The Bagneris Firm is here to help you. We want to hear your story and discuss how we can help you seek the justice you deserve. Our firm handles local cases in Louisiana as well as national cases. We invite you to give us a call at 504-810-3995 to learn more about our services. We can’t wait to hear from you!

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Bagneris Law Firm

The Bagneris Firm is an experienced civil litigation firm with decades of combined experience serving both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide-range of different cases including personal injury and business disputes. Our firm is based out of New Orleans, and we serve clients throughout Louisiana. Attorneys Emile and Suzette Bagneris have a long and impressive careers with experience training insurance adjusters and risk managers, representing large corporations and insurance companies, and helping individuals and businesses with all aspects of their legal cases. The fact that we have represented clients on all sides of legal issues allows us to better predict what will happen and prepare an effective strategy to help our clients.