There are many cases of car accidents that can be settled without an attorney. An attorney will typically charge between 25% and 40% to settle your case. In some situations, this is too high a price to pay to get the money you deserve from the insurance company.
Each case is different and we recommend that you educate yourself about your car accident before speaking to the adjuster. However, simple cases where you have an initial period of treatment followed by less than six weeks of physical therapy or chiropractic care can be and usually are settled without an attorney.
Many attorneys will tell you that the settlement will be "lost." Well, you have to do the math. An attorney may be able to get "more" money from the insurance company, but after deducting a fee of anywhere from 25% to 40%, is it really more?
Here are two free books that you can download. You can also call our office and request printed copies.
- Get It Settled, the Consumer Guide to Settling Your Own Car Accident Case Without an Attorney
- 5 Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Virginia Car Accident Case