There could be countless reasons why you might hesitate to seek legal assistance after an accident. However, speaking from personal experience, tackling a personal injury case on your own is highly precarious. Having an attorney by your side significantly increases the likelihood of achieving a favorable outcome, even in seemingly straightforward cases. 

Handling a personal injury case, given its complexity and sensitivity, demands careful consideration. While the situation may appear uncomplicated initially, the temptation to cut costs should not overshadow the potential risks. An unsuccessful personal injury case goes beyond mere disappointment; it may result in the failure to obtain rightful compensation, leaving you financially burdened for an incident that should not have happened in the first place—an impact that can significantly disrupt your life. 

At Wilson Law Firm, there is no upfront cost to speak with our team, and you pay nothing out of pocket. And if we do not win, you owe us nothing at all. Unlike other firms, we take our fee from the favorable settlement or jury award at the end of your case to ensure cost is never a factor in choosing the best representation for your situation. 

Is It a Good Idea to Represent Yourself After an Accident?

In most cases, no. The unpredictable nature of legal proceedings and the potential challenges presented by the opposing party make it advisable to collaborate with someone well‐versed in the intricacies of your specific legal situation. 

While it is a hard truth to accept, the odds are not in your favor. You must demonstrate that the opposing party is responsible for your situation due to negligence, carelessness, or reckless actions. Additionally, you need to prove that you suffered damages directly linked to their actions. Successfully meeting all these burdens is a challenging task even for seasoned lawyers, so one can imagine the difficulty for someone with limited or no legal background. 

Take the proactive step and team up with an experienced lawyer. The cost of losing out on what you are entitled to almost always outweighs the price of your representation. 

What Do You Need to Prove in a Personal Injury Case? 

  1. The person who caused the damage (defendant) owed the victim a duty of care 
  1. The defendant breached that duty of care with their action or lack thereof 
  1. The victim was injured physically, emotionally, or financially in a qualifying capacity 
  1. The victim’s injuries were a direct result of the defendant’s breach of their duty of care 

The complexity is undeniable. Even comprehending the aforementioned burdens does not ensure successful proof. The opposing party will actively work to undermine your case, adding an extra layer of difficulty in achieving a favorable outcome without the guidance of an experienced attorney. 

During the most challenging moments of your life, Wilson Law Firm stands by your side. The aftermath of an accident requires careful and strategic handling to ensure you are on the optimal path for a favorable outcome. Venturing down this path alone exposes you to the risk of making a costly misstep, potentially altering your life, especially in more serious circumstances. 

Wilson Law Firm is here to help anyone unnecessarily wronged by the action or lack of action by a third party(s). With no upfront fee and no out‐of‐pocket costs, our team is as accessible as they are powerful, and we will never settle for a penny less than you deserve.