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Top Reasons to Work with a Personal Injury Lawyer During Your Accident Claim

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Frisco personal injury lawyerIf you have been injured in a car, motorcycle, bicycle or pedestrian accident, or other injury-causing incident due to the fault of another, you may be considering pursuing a personal injury claim. Today, we will discuss the benefits of working with a personal injury lawyer to ensure your interests are fully protected.  


Why You Should Consider Retaining an Attorney for Your Personal Injury Claim 

Here are just a few reasons why trying to handle your own injury claim without a lawyer is a poor choice: 


  • As a lay person, you will not know how to accurate value your claim. Personal injury law claims are complex, and understand which damage elements apply to certain claims, not to mention their monetary value, is difficult.  A qualified personal injury attorney not only has access to his or her firm’s own settlements and verdicts, but also many more verdicts and settlements occurring in the various counties.  An experienced attorney can help you assess your damages and determine the case’s worth.  

  • Non attorneys lack real world understanding of the legal process. Understanding statutes of limitations, statutes of repose, and other case related deadlines are just one of many problems. Many claimants miss important deadlines that ultimately ruin their claim.  Others who try to handle their own case will fall for repeated traps set by insurance companies such as giving recorded interviews by highly skilled adjusters, submitting to defense paid medical examinations, and agreeing to early settlements that extinguish rights when injuries linger or worsen.  The Burress Injury Law team strives to allow our clients to focus on healing their bodies and minds while we take care of everything else. 

  • The insurance company will take advantage of you – Insurance companies have teams of adjusters and lawyers whose job is to protect their interests, not yours. If you try to negotiate with an insurance company on your own, you may be at risk of handing over sensitive information such as social security numbers, settling for less than your claim is worth, or having your claim denied altogether. For instance, if you settle with the at fault party’s insurance company while failing to obtain your own insurance company’s written agreement, you can lose all rights to obtain compensation from your own insurance company!

  • You will not be prepared for the courtroom – If your case goes to trial, you must be ready to present evidence while overcoming objections, cross-examine witnesses, and make persuasive arguments in front of a judge or jury. This requires extensive knowledge of the law and experience in the courtroom, which non-lawyers simply do not have. Insurance companies know this, which is why they offer a fraction of a case’s worth to claimants who fail to secure representation with a qualified personal injury attorney.

  • You may not have the resources to thoroughly investigate your claim – Personal injury claims often require significant investigation, including gathering evidence such as vehicle black box data, interviewing witnesses, hiring experts and other  professionals. Without an attorney, you may not have the resources or expertise to accomplish these tasks, which will harm your case.

  • Most medical providers will not see patients who have been involved in a car accident or other personal injury.  A qualified law firm such as Burress Injury Law will help you obtain necessary medical treatment from primary care physicians, specialists and therapists.  This will not only help you heal faster, but the medical damage model that your legal team will build will significantly increase the monetary value of your claim. 


Contact a Collin County Personal Injury Attorney

Contact the skilled Frisco, Texas personal injury lawyers with Burress Law PLLC for high-quality legal representation. Call 214-726-0016 for a free consultation.





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