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Can I handle my personal injury claim without a lawyer?

If there were minor damage and no injuries, you may be able to deal with the insurance company on your own. Be aware that insurance companies aim to protect their bottom line to make money, not spend it on claims. To that end, they attempt to reduce or deny your claim if they can. That means you would not likely get the settlement that you deserve. An experienced personal injury lawyer is trained in negotiating with insurance companies to get you the compensation you deserve. Only an experienced personal injury attorney can effectively evaluate your claim and assess what it may be worth, according to the severity of your injuries and other details of your collision.

Several factors are considered to determine if a plaintiff has a personal injury case, such as was the other party negligent in some way? Did you sustain serious injuries? Are you going to lose your job or be off work for a long time? Did you lose wages or is your earning capacity going to be reduced?

Texas statutes govern many aspects of a personal injury claim and without involving a skilled personal injury attorney, you may not be able to proceed with your claim and recover the compensation equal with the damages and injuries.

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