A study by the Insurance Research Council found that injured people using lawyers in personal injury claims received MORE money than those without lawyers. And this is AFTER paying the lawyer's fees.
Lawyers also bring value to a case by finding all possible insurance for your recovery and when necessary negotiating your medical bills and liens.
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Do not take advice from anyone other than an experienced lawyer. Don't listen to your friend or neighbor about what you should or shouldn't do.