In any legal incident, anyone involved has the right to represent themselves in court. However, that doesn’t mean you should. After an accident, you often have to deal with several medical bills. Depending on your injuries, you may also have to take time away from work, further compromising your ability to represent yourself. If you think you can’t afford a lawyer, the truth is that you CAN afford one who works on a contingency basis, one who doesn’t require you to pay upfront fees, or collect payment if your claim loses. Below are a few compelling reasons to get counsel. Case Valuation Before submitting your claim, a lawyer will first determine its value to know if it’s worth pursuing. Doing so also allows you to set your expectations and know what outcomes you might get from your claim. Investigation Reliable personal injury law firms have an in-house team of investigators who delve into every detail of your case that may affect its outcome. The other party will do the same, so you need to come prepared. Low Settlement Offers You can bet that insurance adjusters will give you a lowball offer if you make a claim without legal representation. This isn’t quite the case if you have a lawyer by your side, as you now have someone how the claims process works. To learn more benefits of legal counsel, talk to the legal team of Barrus Injury Lawyers. Visit our website for a free consultation, or call us at (210) 593-8709.