Many are nervous or unsure of whether to hire an attorney. David Carter (Chair of Personal Injury Department at Gould Cooksey Fennell) explains the benefits of hiring an experienced attorney that has handled cases like yours in your community. Many choose to deal directly with the insurance company or adjuster, but they may not have your best interests at heart. An attorney can answer your legal questions, let you know what your rights are, and get your case resolved in a way beneficial to you.
Additionally, many attorneys do not have the resources or experience to take a case to trial. When you hire an attorney, ask them questions about their trial experience to ensure your legal representation is ready for your case.