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Written by attorney Keith Landry Magness | Apr 22, 2016

Why Hire a Car Accident Lawyer and Pay Fees if You Can Negotiate Directly with the Insurance Co.?

Even though you can negotiate directly with the insurance company and try to come to some settlement, you should always involve an attorney. First and foremost, most people aren’t familiar with the insurance claims process, and it can be overwhelming, and an attorney based on their experience, especially at our office, we’re well versed in handling these things. Secondly, and most importantly, the insurance company's own studies show that individuals who retain the services of a professional personal injury law firm, on average, receive three and a half times more compensation than people who try to go it alone. What that means is if you try and represent yourself, on average you’re going to receive less money as compensation than if you hired an attorney to represent you.

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