It's true that there are individuals out there who were able to win their injury claims by representing themselves, opting not to hire a lawyer to represent them in the court of law. While it is indeed possible, they are the exception and not the rule. You will find plenty of instances where everything was pointed toward these self-represented individuals to win, only for them to either receive a fraction of what they asked for or not to receive anything at all.
Of the injuries victims could suffer, it often feels like burns have the highest chance to win a personal injury claim. After all, depending on the severity of the wounds it could cost a tremendous amount of money to heal - not to mention the fact that you would have to take a lot of time off work to promote recovery. It doesn’t change the fact however that the right burn injury lawyer representing your case can all but guarantee your success. Here are just some of the crucial benefits of hiring a lawyer to represent you.
Collection of evidence is a serious matter
Those who have suffered from traumatic burns will likely be in no state to start collecting evidence for their lawsuit. No matter how determined or knowledgeable you are, the priority must always be your recovery from these injuries. You need someone who is willing to interview those who witnessed your accident, collect medical records which show the extent of your injuries or even analyse the defects of certain products that might have been the cause of the burn. It is a lot of work, and it's not something that you can do on your own - especially since you're still recovering from your injuries.
A respected lawyer will know what to do to help your case move forward
Not everyone is knowledgeable in litigation. Even those familiar with how the law works still end up failing because they lack knowledge regarding the injury in question. For example, if these injuries are burns from laser hair removal, there are differences of which only the right lawyer will be able to take advantage. Even if burns are generally under the same umbrella term, specific types of wounds call for different tactics. Ensuring that you have a specialised lawyer to tackle your case practically guarantees your success.
Last but not least, you'll want a lawyer that is not only skilled but also wholly willing to take your case. It means that the lawyer you hire must be willing to communicate with you and also knows how to establish rapport - not just with you but the individuals they will be interacting with all throughout the case. Always check into their reputation and ensure that their peer respect is high. To conclude, it's never a good idea to represent yourself in any personal injury claim - no matter how easy you feel it might be. It is not worth the risk of losing your claim and having to deal with your injuries on your own.