No matter the cause of your accident injury in Wisconsin, you need to hire a competent attorney to assist you in obtaining compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering and loss of wages. Lawyers experienced in practicing personal injury law have undoubtedly handled cases just like yours. They can review your case and recommend a sound course of action given your situation.
Following are the top reasons you should avoid representing yourself in an accident lawsuit:
- Your opposition has counsel: The party responsible for your accident injury likely has counsel. You can go ahead and argue your case against a seasoned attorney — but you will be at a disadvantage.
- The law is complicated: Personal injury law is extremely complex. If you choose to represent yourself, you may quickly become lost and confused. At the very least, you can easily make mistakes that damage your own case.
- You lack legal experience: Experienced lawyers are familiar with the court system and legal procedures. Your case is probably your first case. You have a lot to lose and you are better off seeking legal guidance from a professional.
- It may cost you more: Many people represent themselves because they think hiring a lawyer is expensive. If you lose your case, however, it will cost you even more. In addition, most personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis, which means their payment is a percentage of the amount recovered.
The personal injury law firm of Samster, Konkel & Safran, S.C. strives to provide accident victims in Wisconsin with experienced legal aid. We realize the pain and frustration your injury has caused for you and your family and we want to help you rebuild your life. For more information on our practice, contact us today.