Absolutely, you can show the insurance company your medical expenses you have incurred after a car accident, and you can attempt to resolve your case on your own. So, when people ask, “Can't I show my medical bills to the insurance company and handle my car accident case on my own?” The answer is “yes”.
Generally speaking, however, people that are not represented by a qualified car accident lawyer receive less compensation (even after attorney's fees) than those represented by lawyers.
It is estimated that in car accident (personal injury) cases that settle for less than $15,000.00, people represented by personal injury lawyers recovery about 2 times as much as people that are not represented by injury attorneys. In cases where the recovery is greater than $15,000.00, the recovery is exponentially greater for people that are represented by an injury attorney.
HOW DOES HAVING A LAWYER CHANGE THE WAY THAT THE INSURANCE COMPANY HANDLES MY CAR ACCIDENT CASE?
It is critical recognize that not all lawyers are qualified, and there some lawyers that may actually do more harm than good in handling your case. However, hopefully you will end up with a good lawyer that will commit the time and effort required to aggressively pursue your injury claim. A qualified injury attorney will understand how to present you case to the insurance in a manner that they can digest, so that (hopefully) they will offer you a fair resolution of the case. If they do not, then your injury attorney can file a lawsuit on your behalf.
If you have questions about your car accident case or insurance claim, call an car wreck attorneyat The Sessions Law Firm today for a free consultation.