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Why Should You Avoid Self-Representation in Personal Injury Cases? December 13, 2019

Hamden, New Haven County
Why Should You Avoid Self-Representation in Personal Injury Cases?, Hamden, Connecticut

If you get injured in an accident brought on by another person’s negligent actions, you have the right to file a personal injury suit against them. However, before you do, you’ll need to find a reputable lawyer for representation. While you can opt to file a claim yourself, choosing to represent yourself could put your case at risk, while working with an attorney will provide the following benefits. 

3 Reasons Having a Personal Injury Lawyer Is Crucial

1.  Ensure a Fighting Chance Against Professionals

When you file a personal injury claim, you aren’t just going up against another person — you also have to face the insurance company backing them. Large corporations often have multiple experienced attorneys at their disposal. There are professionals who have experience building strong defense strategies. As a novice, going up against individuals with a high level of legal experience and know-how can be challenging and stressful. Working with a lawyer will level the playing field.

2. Get an Accurate Assessment of Your Damages

personal injuryMost victims know to seek compensation for any medical expenses or damaged property in a personal injury case. However, without understanding this area of the law, you might miss out on other benefits. These may include lost income or loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life. An attorney will evaluate every aspect of your mental, emotional, and physical state to determine how the accident will impact you both now and in the future. As a result, you can rest assured you’ll get all the compensation needed to maintain your quality of life.

3. Mitigate Mistakes

The viability of your case rests on complete accuracy and compliance. To start, you need to have all the evidence and documents in order and delivered on time. You also need to understand how to phrase your argument in a way that won’t lead to shared fault, as even a single verbal error could decrease the chances of recovering compensation. Your attorney will help you gather, fill out, and deliver the petition in accordance with your state’s statute of limitations. They’ll also communicate on your behalf to avoid any misunderstandings or false implications.



If you need a lawyer to represent you in a personal injury claim, turn to Steven P. Ciardiello, Esq., P.C. in Hamden, CT. With over 30 years of experience, Attorney Ciardiello has the experience and legal prowess needed to provide the guidance and advocacy needed to ensure success. Visit his website to learn more about his practice, and call (203) 248-8000 to schedule a consultation today.

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