The car accident was the other driver’s fault. Can I just settle it myself without an attorney?
If you’ve been involved in a car accident in Florida and you’re considering settling with the insurance company by yourself without consulting or hiring an attorney, I’d strongly urge you not to do that. The insurance adjuster for the company representing the person that caused your accident is not your friend. They are trained professionals whose job it is to settle cases for as little as possible and thereby save their insurance company, minding only each and every settlement they handle.
Statistics have actually demonstrated that if a person hires an attorney following a crash, that the net recovery to the injured person is going to be much, much more than what they try to proceed on their own. That’s even when you take into account the attorney’s fees or the cost that it might want you to hire that attorney. Simply, insurance adjusters are going to try and settle your claim as cheaply as possible, and again, to save as much money as possible for the company they work for.